Toll Public Interest Center
The Law School’s approach to legal education has always been anchored in its unwavering commitment to service. This commitment is evident in the work of the Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC). TPIC is home to the School’s pro bono requirement and to a diverse array of public interest programs and events.Learn more about TPIC
TPIC offers the Public Interest Experience (PIE) to all JD and LLM students and oversees the Toll Public Service Corps, which contains the prestigious Toll Public Interest Scholars & Fellows academic scholarships.
As home to the pro bono program, TPIC has the opportunity to work with all law students. The Law School offers a broad array of pro bono opportunities that focus on impactful service and professional skill development.
Pro Bono & Public Interest Events
From the Edward V. Sparer Symposium, to Public Interest Week, to the TPIC Retreat - and much more - TPIC works hard to provide service-minded students with meaningful opportunities to build knowledge & experience while fostering community and furthering conversations about the most important issues of our time.View all training and events
Conversations about Justice
Tune in to hear from leading public interest practitioners and activists as they grapple with some of our society’s most pressing challenges and work toward positive change.
As part of the Law School’s historic commitment to public service, the Leo Model Foundation Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative prepares students and alumni to be leaders in the government and policymaking arenas. Through the initiative, which launched thanks to the generous gift of the Leo Model Foundation, students and faculty engage with some of the most urgent government and public policy issues.Learn more about our Government Initiative
Financial Support for PI Students & Alumni
Public Interest Careers
TPIC works in close partnership with the Office of Career Strategy where interested students receive comprehensive support as they navigate their public sector career path. Visit the Office of Career Strategy (OSC) to learn more.
Unwavering Commitment to Service
United by an ethos of service, Penn Carey Law’s public interest community cuts across sectors and legal specialties to effect positive change.
Advancing Impactful Careers
Penn Carey Law graduates and alums have secured several highly competitive public interest fellowships, empowering them to launch dynamic careers advocating for justice across the country.
LLM Public Interest Fellowships
Three LLM graduates are among those in the Class of 2022 who have secured public interest fellowships.
Fighting for Families
Equal Justice Works Fellow Marissa Schwartz L’22 will advocate for survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia.