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Gittis Legal Clinics


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.


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


hours each year in legal services provided to clients in need


Clients and Parties Served Annually



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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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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