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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

Michael Asparrin L’24

 

Christina Bartzokis L’24

 

Andrew Bookbinder L’24

 

Carolina Brandāo LLM

 

Madeline Bruning L’24

 

Yu-Po (Paul) Chang LLM

 

Emily Cooley L’24

 

Nathaniel Edelheit-Rice L’24

 

Mengjiao (Maggie) Fang LLM

 

Charlie Ferguson L’24

 

Sarah Gordon L’24

 

Yaried Hailu L’24

 

Kirsten Hanlon L’24

 

Laura Hannon L’24

 

Aleyah Hassan L’24

 

Holly Jones L’24

 

Abigail Kasdin L’24

 

Julia Kerbs L’24

 

Zhixing Liu LLM

 

Julian Lutz L’24

 

Juan Pablo Madrigal L’24

 

Daniel McKaveney LLM

 

Meagan Murray L’24

 

Ava Obrecht L’24

 

Sheila Orfano L’24

 

Chiara Padilla L’24

 

Vyom Pankaj LLM

 

Ty Parks L’24

 

Shayna Roble L’24

 

Elizabeth Shackney L’24

 

Jared Silberglied L’24

 

Joe Stuever L’24

 

Devontae Torriente L’24

 

Pei-Chun (Peggy) Tsai LLM

 

Alexandra Walsh L’24

 

Mikaela Wolf-Sorkin L’24

 

Ruoyand Xu LLM

 

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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