Toll Public Interest Center
The Law School’s approach to legal education has always been anchored in its unwavering commitment to service. That commitment is evident in the work of the Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC), the Law School’s heart of public interest and pro bono.Learn more
Through its oversight of 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.
Training and Events
From the Edward V. Sparer Symposium, to Public Interest Week, to the Public Interest Overnight Retreat - and much, much more - TPIC works hard to provide service-minded students with timely, relevant opportunities to build knowledge & skills while also fostering community and furthering conversations about the most important issues of our time.Learn more
As part of the University of Pennsylvania 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 pressing government and public policies issues of the day.Learn more
Financial Support for Public Interest
Learn more about financing and support for public service opportunities at the Law School.
Public Interest Careers
Visit the Law School’s Office of Career Strategy to learn about careers in the public sector.
Upon graduation, eighteen 2021 graduates will pursue important and diverse public interest work with the support of prestigious fellowship funding.
Haley Pritchard L’20 is a Langer, Grogan, & Diver Legal Fellow with the Pennsylvania ACLU.
Sadé Stevens L’23 is interning with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Sabrina Merold L’20 is a Penn Law Public Interest Fellow with the Federal Policy and Advocacy Team at the Center for Reproductive Rights.