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Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies

Clinic

Through an array of diverse experiential clinical and externship courses putting students on the front lines of representing clients, Penn Law students learn what lawyers do, how they do it, and ultimately what it means to be a lawyer.

Gittis Legal Clinics’ Black Lives Statement

The Gittis Legal Clinics mourn the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others whose lives were taken by police violence. We reaffirm that Black lives matter.

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It’s time for Fall 2021 registration! Learn about each clinic’s schedule, capacity, instructor and more. 

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45

years of in-house clinical legal education putting students in the driver’s seat

30K+

hours each year in legal services provided to clients in need

547

Clients and Parties Served Annually

 

                                                                                                                           

The Clinical Program

The Gittis Legal Clinics are Penn Law’s teaching law firm, comprised of nine in-house clinics that offer students unique opportunities to develop essential lawyering skills and professional values. Our mission is to educate students on the skills and intricacies of being a lawyer while serving the legal needs of clients and underserved communities.

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Externships

The goal of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Externship Program is to supplement traditional classroom study and experiential study by providing external opportunities for students to observe and participate meaningfully in lawyering at government agencies, non-profit organizations, and with judges. 

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