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Public Interest

Public Interest at Penn Law

Thanks to the historic generosity of two distinguished Penn graduates, Robert Toll L’66 and Jane Toll GSE’66, the Law School is home to a remarkable roster of public interest scholarships and programs. Committed to offering service-minded students the most comprehensive system of support in the country, the Law School continues to grow its already thriving public interest community.

An Unwavering Commitment to Service

TPIC oversees the Toll Public Service Corps, which houses the Toll Public Interest Scholars & Fellows Programs. The Service Corps offers tailored programming for Toll Scholars & Fellows and administers the associated scholarships.

Additionally, TPIC designs and delivers the Public Interest Experience (PIE).  All Penn Law students who are passionate about public interest may apply to join the Public Interest Experience each fall semester. PIE members, called Public Interest Ambassadors, take part in tailored programs that connect them to like-minded peers, public interest faculty, alumni, and practitioners while building skills and providing guidance about the law school experience.

The Service Corps and PIE embody Penn Law’s unwavering commitment to service.

Meet Some of Our Current Public Interest Ambassadors

Jacob Burnett L’22


Aseem Chipalkatti L’21


Victoria Glock-Molloy L’20


Ellen Heiman L’22


Kayley Ingalls L’22


Chad Keizer L’21


Bridget Lavender L’21


Grace Leppanen L’22


Becca Lynch L’22


William Lyoo L’22


Raymond Magsaysay L’22


Zachary Malter L’22


Zachary Marino L’22


Chih McDermott L’22


Sabrina Merold L’20


Sabrina Minhas L’22


Som-Mai Nguyen L’22


Teddy Okechuckwu L’22


Stephanie Powers L’22


Carolyn Rice L’21


Claire Samuelson L’21


Noah Schoenholtz L’21


Marissa Schwartz L’22


Corina Scott L’22


Lynnewood Shafer L’21


Falak Shahid L’22


Carolyn Sharzer L’22


Lucas Slevin L’22


Michael Stephenson L’22


Sadye Stern L’22


Casey Stewart L’21


Maddie Verniero L’22


Explore Public Service at the Law School

Scholars Program

The Scholars Program increases substantive programming and financial support for students pursuing public interest careers.

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Fellows Program

The Fellows Program is designed to create the next generation of empathy-driven advocacy, activism, and service.

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Public Service Experience

Members take part in programs that connect them to like-minded peers, public interest faculty, alumni, and practitioners.

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