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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.

47

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

14K+

hours each year in legal services provided to clients in need

300+

Clients and Parties Served Annually

 

                                                                                                                           

The Clinical Program

The Gittis Legal Clinics are Penn Carey Law’s teaching law firm, comprised of eight 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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Protecting the Right to Seek Asylum

Protecting the Right to Seek Asylum

At The Hill, Transnational Legal Clinic Director Sarah Paoletti urges representatives to “take a long, hard look at the ways our immigration and deportation systems are failing people who are in harm’s way.”

Skadden Fellowships

Skadden Fellowships

Allison Nasson L’24 and Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin L’24 have been awarded prestigious Skadden Fellowships.

Distinguished Faculty Retirements

Distinguished Faculty Retirements

Two distinguished faculty members have retired from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Sarah Barringer Gordon and Doug Frenkel W’68, L’72.

Bolstering Clinical Legal Studies

Bolstering Clinical Legal Studies

The Gittis Legal Clinics welcomed two new clinical faculty and a full-time social worker, expanding our clinics’ cross-disciplinary capacity.

The Disproportionate Impact of Act 135

The Disproportionate Impact of Act 135

A groundbreaking report from the ARC Justice Clinic reveals a racially disparate impact on property owners subjected to petitions under the Abandoned and Blighted Property Act (Act 135).

Why You Should Protect Your Intellectual Property

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

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

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.