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Lawyers are leaders playing critical roles in analyzing and addressing every fundamental issue in our society.

A University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School education prepares students to analyze and address every fundamental issue in our society. Accordingly, our alumni find exciting work in countless professional settings. Many find success in law firms. Others pursue paths that lead to positions in business, to government service or public interest work, to academic appointments, or to legal employment around the globe.



Penn Carey Law alumni work as in-house counsel at many Fortune 500 companies, which also hire our students as summer interns.



The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s global engagement creates opportunities to work abroad, while in law school and after graduation.

Judicial clerkships

Judicial Clerkships

The careers of a record number of University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School graduates now begin in judicial chambers across the country.

Law firms

Law Firms

Many Penn Carey Law graduates pursue highly successful careers in law firms across the country. 



Some students enjoy the intellectual rigor of law school and wish to become a member of the academy.

public sector

Public Sector

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s commitment to public interest lawyering is unsurpassed. 

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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!