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An education from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School opens doors to leadership opportunities in public and private sectors across the nation, around the world, and in our own backyard.

2018 Commencement

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A Leading Law School for Career Outcomes

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School provides premier support services and maintains a global network of alumni and partners that, together, are instrumental in helping students and alumni to identify their career interests, explore the many possibilities of a dynamic legal industry, and achieve satisfying, meaningful, and evolving professional goals. 
 
Students and Alumni in the Law School network have the advantage of personalized career counseling and strategic career planning; comprehensive career development programs and services tailored to our wide range of student goals and interests; targeted recruiting programs; specialized support for career paths and employment sectors including judicial clerkships, government and public interest, cross disciplinary, international, and the private sector.

Career Success

99%

of graduates employed ten months following graduation

398

students and alumni received judicial clerkships in the last five years

Career Success by the Numbers

Law School students and graduates from Penn are competitively positioned to secure top internships, clerkships, and job offers around the nation and the world. Our alumni occupy leadership positions in law firms, businesses, non-profit organizations, government, and academia, as well as a range of other fields that benefit from their cross-disciplinary expertise.

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Lifetime Career Support

Even after graduation, the Law School remains committed to assisting alumni in crafting their career paths, whether this means providing advice on how to take the next big step, helping to discover something completely new, or providing information as to how to return to the Law School for an additional degree or certificate.

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The Future of OCI Prep Series

In Discovery by Thine is a recruiting and professional development platform, and they are offering a four-part prep series gathering advice and insights from law firm recruiting teams and other industry insiders to prepare today’s law students for this unprecedented OCI season. Click this post for links to each week’s session. (The final one will be held on Jan 7.)

Careers in Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Distinguished panelists will discuss their careers in bankruptcy and restructuring law and offer tips on how you too can break into the field.

Discover White & Case 1L Workshop

From March 18–19, White & Case will hold a 1L Workshop and they are accepting applications to attend the workshop now through January 8. This is a unique opportunity to gain an early insight into Big Law and the skills needed for success. During this virtual two-day immersion program, students will discover White & Case through panels, presentations, and networking events. Click on this post to learn how to apply; space for the program is limited.

Akin Gump Upcoming Programs & Events

Akin Gump is offering several virtual programs and opportunities throughout December, January, and February to connect with their lawyers. They invite all interested students to attend. Click this post to learn more and to register for programs of interest!

Careers Staff

Atiya Baldwin

Atiya Baldwin

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Office Manager

Neta Borshansky

Neta Borshansky

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Director for Public Sector Careers and Director of Government Programs

Joanna Craig

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Director of Private Sector Recruiting

Kathryn Deans-Schaub

Kathryn Deans-Schaub

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Associate Director for Graduate Student and Alumni Counseling

Christine Fritton

Christine Fritton

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Associate Director for Clerkships

Suzanne Marsh

Suzanne Marsh

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Director of Career Counseling

Maureen Reilly

Maureen Reilly

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Assistant Dean & Executive Director

Jamie Reisman

Jamie Reisman

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Associate Director for J.D. Counseling & Public Sector Careers

Caroline Ruhle

Caroline Ruhle

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Associate Director for International and LLM Counseling

Contact

Office of Career Strategy

Phone: (215) 898-7493
Office Location: Tanenbaum 113
Virtual Office Hours: M - F, 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Wednesdays until 6:00 pm) ET