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Public Sector

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Penn Law alumni work in the highest reaches of the federal government, as well as in state and local governments across the country. This nationwide network provides students with a pathway to exciting careers in public service.

Resources for students attracted to public interest work and government jobs include financial support, fellowship opportunities, and one-on-one counseling to help launch their careers.

Public Interest

Public Sector Networking

Student Testimonial

Sonya Shea

Sonya Shea L’15

Trial Attorney, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
“My experiences at Penn Law allowed me to live my dream of being an environmental lawyer. Through courses in environmental and administrative law, I developed a deeper understanding of the law most relevant to my work. Penn Law provided many opportunities to hone my skills, including assisting practitioners through the Environmental Law Project, writing for RegBlog [now The Regulatory Review], and an externship. And CP&P’s support in helping me to prepare and feel confident for interviews was invaluable.”

Public Interest Fellowships

Government Jobs

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