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Penn Law’s commitment to lawyering in the public interest is unsurpassed. By providing generous financial support, the Law School enables students to pursue careers in public service and public interest work.

  • Funding for summer internships is guaranteed to all Penn Law students; approximately 175 students each year receive this support.
  • Funding is available to support students engaged in the public sector job search .
  • The Law School also provides full scholarships in the first year and two-thirds scholarships in the second and third years for students committed to practicing in the public sector.
  • Alumni who engage in public interest work are also eligible for substantial loan repayment assistance through the Toll Loan Repayment Assistance Program (TollRAP), based on income and annual law school debt.
  • In addition, Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowships and Catalyst Grants permit select Penn Law graduates to begin their professional careers by working for a year as attorneys at sponsoring public interest organizations, government agencies, and NGOs.