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Gittis Legal Clinics 
and  Externships

Clinics & Externships

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


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The Clinical Program

The Gittis Legal Clinics are Penn Carey 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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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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Why You Should Protect Your Intellectual Property

At “This Is Small Business,” Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl offers her insights and shares resources to help you protect your intellectual property.

Advocating Abolition of PA ChildLine Registry

A new report jointly released by Penn Carey Law and Temple Law finds that the ChildLine Registry disproportionately harms Black Pennsylvanians.

Racial Diversity in College Admissions

At The Regulatory Review, Cara McClellan GEd’12 explains what’s left and what’s next for racial diversity in college admissions after the Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action decision.

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Immigrant Access to Counsel

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Transnational Legal Clinic filed a complaint regarding access to counsel for individuals held in ICE custody at a Pike County Correctional Facility.

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Intellectual Property to Change the World

In the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, future intellectual property lawyers hone their skills while helping clients grow ideas that change the world.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deal-Making

At ACC Docket, Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl discussed the process of getting the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the public with Khalil Mitchell, Senior Counsel at Moderna.

2023 Alumni Impact Award Winner

The Honorable Benjamin Lerner L’65 is the recipient of the Toll Public Interest Center’s 2023 Alumni Impact Award. 

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Civil Practice Clinic students “learn what it means to be a lawyer with profound obligations to clients, the profession, the courts, and our national promise of justice for all,” said Director Lou Rulli.