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Student-led Trips

Student-led Trips

At the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, we are proud of our globally engaged students and support them in their active commitment to projects around the world. Throughout the year, international travel occurs as part of public service trips, legal research projects, fact-finding missions, moot court competitions, or other peer engagement opportunities.

For questions on public service trips, contact the Toll Public Interest Center. For questions on other student-led trips, contact the Office of International Affairs.

Past Examples

BLSA in Rio

Reparations for Afro-Brazilians

In March 2020, the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) traveled to Rio de Janeiro as part of their annual Pan-Africa Service Trip. Students presented an analysis of slavery reparations in the U.S. and Brazil for renowned practitioner Humberto Adami.

Read more about International Student Groups

Group of students in Greece

Refugee Crisis in Greece

In March 2016, a group of eleven students traveled to Greece to work with the International Human Rights Advocates (IHRA), Solidarity Now, and local NGOs to put together a case study addressing the human rights challenges arising from the refugee crisis.

Read more about International Pro Bono Projects 

IHRA in Moldova

Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence in Moldova

“I led a team of nine law students, a law professor, and a social worker to the Republic of Moldova on a program combating human trafficking and domestic violence. We partnered with Moldovan NGOs and Peace Corps volunteers to lead 59 trainings for 1,289 unique beneficiaries in 16 different towns and villages.” – Benjamin Johnson L’16 

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Vis Moot competition in Austria

International Business Disputes

Student-led moot court teams compete annually in one of the two Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis) competitions held every spring in Vienna and Hong Kong.

Read more about International Moot Courts

Fact finding in Gambia

Access to Justice in The Gambia

Five students traveled to The Gambia in August 2019 on a fact-finding mission. “We conducted interviews with members of the government and civil society, including journalists, attorneys, human rights defenders, activists, academics, civil servants, security agents, and government officials.” – Kunal Kanodia L’20

Read more about this fact-finding mission