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Law School’s clinical offerings and externships ‘put students front and center’ 

July 1, 2021

Penn Law students in clinics and externships serve as lead counsel on their own cases rather than merely supporting the work of faculty.


Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies’ Externship Program introduces students to specialized government and nonprofit work 

September 9, 2020

The Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies offers more than 15 externships in addition to the nine clinical offerings, and students may also design their own externships.


Criminal Defense Clinic students protect the rights of the accused 

September 9, 2020

Taught by experienced practicing attorneys at the Defender Association of Philadelphia (DAP), the clinic gives students the opportunity to represent clients accused of serious crimes.


Mediation Clinic students learn that ‘lawyers can be problem-solvers as well as warriors’ 

August 18, 2020

Led by Practice Professor Douglas Frenkel L’72, Adjunct Professor of Law Michele Goldfarb, and Lecturer in Law Sharon Eckstein L’86, Mediation Clinic students learn to exercise unbiased lawyering judgment by facilitating real mediation sessions.


Transnational Legal Clinic students ‘learn fast and work hard in a broken system’ 

August 16, 2020

Transnational Legal Clinic students represent clients from around the world attempting to obtain asylum and victims of human trafficking and other crimes hoping to secure immigration visas.


Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic promotes justice by supporting innovation 

July 26, 2020

Practice Professor of Law Cynthia Dahl heads the Detkin Intellectual Property and Legal Clinic.


Law School’s Civil Practice Clinic lets students ‘take the lead’ 

July 15, 2020

The Law School’s Civil Practice Clinic affords students the opportunity to represent clients in cases involving issues that affect their basic needs and daily lives.


Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic focuses on client-centered lawyering for the most vulnerable 

July 9, 2020

The Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic offers law students the opportunity to help vulnerable young people navigate the legal system using holistic advocacy.


Law School’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic ‘makes dreams come true’ 

July 9, 2020

Through the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, students work with entrepreneurs at all phases of the business cycle, from pre-formation to scaling to dissolution, turning visions into reality.


Legislative Clinic opens doors for students passionate about public policy 

June 24, 2020

Practice Professor Louis S. Rulli guides the Legislative Clinic through which law students receive placements in various legislative offices from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to the City Council of Philadelphia.


Appellate Advocacy Clinic’s inaugural year a resounding success with students 

June 19, 2020

The Appellate Advocacy Clinic focused on issues of economic justice in the criminal law contest.