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3501 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204

University of Pennsylvania Law School 3501 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204

Office of Admissions & Financial Aid Admissions:

215.898.7400

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Cross-Disciplinary Innovation

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Market-Ready Professionals

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Distinguished Faculty

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Internationally Engaged

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Public Service Ethos

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Collaborative Community

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Global, Urban, Ivy

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Visionary Leadership

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Curricular Compass

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How to Apply

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Penn Law Profile

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“Penn Law is fully engaged with our fellow world-leading graduate and professional schools at the University of Pennsylvania. A legal education that integrates other fields is ideal for teaching law students how to understand and help solve the most fundamental legal and social problems in our world.� Michael A. Fitts Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law

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LEGAL EDUCATION FOR A CHANGING WORLD A renowned faculty, a wealth of opportunities for cross-disciplinary study, and countless ways to gain practical experience and develop superb professional skills keep Penn Law graduates ahead of change. Our well-deserved reputation as a singularly collaborative professional community nurtures the risk-taking and teamwork that prepare you to lead in the new legal landscape.

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DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS WITH OTHER SCHOOLS AT PENN THREE-YEAR PROGRAMS

Location

JD/MBA, Business Administration

The Wharton School

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JD/MA or MS, Criminology

School of Arts & Sciences

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JD/MSEd, Education Policy

Graduate School of Education

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JD/MES, Environmental Studies

Institute for Environmental Studies

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JD/MPA, Government Administration

Fels Institute of Government

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JD/MA, International Studies

The Lauder Institute

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JD/MBE, Bioethics

School of Medicine

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JD/MS, Social Policy

School of Social Policy & Practice

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JD/MSW, Social Work

School of Social Policy & Practice

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JD/Engineering Master’s

School of Engineering & Applied Science

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JD/MCP, City and Regional Planning

School of Design

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JD/MPH, Public Health

School of Medicine

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JD/AM, Islamic Studies

School of Arts & Sciences

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JD/MSW, Social Work

School of Social Policy & Practice

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JD/MBA, Business Administration

The Wharton School

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graduate each year with joint degrees or certificates that

JD/MA, Global Business Law

Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School Institut d’Études Politiques

Wherever your goals and dreams lead you – whether to a

JD/PhD, American Legal History

School of Arts & Sciences

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JD/PhD, Philosophy

School of Arts & Sciences

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JD/BA, JD/BS

School of Arts & Sciences School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Nursing, The Wharton School

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JD/DMD

Penn Dental Medicine

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JD/LLM

Hong Kong University

A Penn Law education prepares you to seize emerging opportunities. At a time when the law increasingly

intersects with countless other fields, we are the most interdisciplinary law school in the nation, with a

curriculum uniquely focused on integrating the economic and social complexity of a world in transition.

At Penn Law, you will receive a classic legal education

adapted to a world in which lawyers must navigate across diverse fields to serve their clients’ needs and to address virtually every issue facing society. Nearly 100 students propel them along varied career paths.

judicial clerkship, to a BigLaw job, to public interest work, to a career in government service or crossing international boundaries, or to leadership in business and industry –

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there is simply no better education to receive now or for the future.

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Penn’s world-leading graduate and professional schools place extraordinary cross-disciplinary resources at your doorstep, with opportunities to pursue more than 30 joint degrees and certificates.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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Wharton Certificate in Management

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Business Economics and Public Policy

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Cross-Sector Innovation

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East Asian Studies

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Environmental Policy

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Environmental Science

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Gender and Sexuality Studies

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International Business and Law (with ESADE Law School in Barcelona, Spain) Middle East and Islamic Studies

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Global Human Rights

(multiple Penn schools)

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“Penn’s small class size offers great opportunities for leadership positions. I developed relationships with faculty members both as a class representative and while attending an international IP conference at Waseda University in Japan. Serving as a board member for Penn Law’s IP Group, I coordinated the symposium on

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fashion law, which included general counsels of several

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esteemed fashion houses, such as Ralph Lauren and Coach.” Ivan Cao L’14, WG’14 JD/MBA Hometown: Irvine, CA BS 2005 UCLA Summer Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Palo Alto/LA

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Geneva’s decision to obtain a JD/MBE enabled her to be versed in the fields of the law, health, and bioethics, allowing her to pursue a career in health law, or health and medical ethics policy. “I participated in Penn’s first Global Law Forum with lawyers and law students from six different countries who met at our school to discuss international health systems. We focused particularly on organ donation. The knowledge I gained from my peers and seasoned attorneys offered me a broader view on a topic that is critical to saving lives.” Geneva Campbell L’13, MBE ‘13 Hometown: Philadelphia, PA BA 2009 University of Pennsylvania Clerk, The Hon. Raymond Alvin Jackson, Eastern District of VA (2013-14)

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upper-level courses per year with fewer than 25 students per course

ACADEMIC PROGRAM As a 1L you will learn the foundation of the law with some

of the finest professors in the world as you explore traditional

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student organizations, including 14 affinity groups

legal topics: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Torts, and Legal Practice Skills. You will

also select two electives from a rich array of courses, one in a regulatory law topic, and another from a combination of

timely subjects. Your faculty – accessible, dedicated teachers – will bring their expertise, research, and cross-disciplinary perspectives to this strong 1L curriculum.

Beyond the first year, you will have the opportunity to craft

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recently added named scholarship funds supporting Penn Law students

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student group-sponsored lectures supported by Dean’s speaker fund

a course of study from more than 90 courses, seminars, and clinics offered each semester. And you can augment this

curriculum with study abroad, pursuit of a joint degree or certificate in a complementary field, or taking up to four

courses at another graduate or professional school at Penn. In addition, the rich extracurricular life at Penn Law offers many opportunities to develop professional skills, as you

work on journals, organize symposia and conferences, take

up clinical assignments, perform pro bono work, and engage with the Center on Professionalism.

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U.S. and international advocacy competitions in which Law School students participate each year

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centers and institutes

9 clinics

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law reviews and journals

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“The most important issues facing our society are now debated through the framework of corporate law.” Edward Rock L’83 Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law

WHARTON ADVANTAGE Unique Partnership Programs Through innovative partnerships with the Wharton School, Penn Law students are equipped with the business and management skills and credentials needed to compete in today’s legal landscape.

An accelerated, intensive three-year JD/MBA program prepares students for careers in corporate law, public governance, investment banking, private equity, entrepreneurship, hedge funds, and much more.

A Wharton Certificate in Management – awarded upon completion of a custom-designed, one-semester course open to all 2L and 3L students – is the first of its kind in the country offered by a leading law school.

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“Today every lawyer requires a basic fluency in finance and management, and Penn Law is in the vanguard of providing these skills to all students as a regular part of the law school curriculum.” Jodi Schwartz W’81, L’84, WG’84 Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz One of the world’s leading tax attorneys

Wharton Certificate in Management Responding to the demands of a rapidly changing legal marketplace, Penn Law offers a Wharton Certificate in Management, a 12-week program designed to increase the business skills and leadership capabilities of upper-level law students who aspire to lead key parts of a firm, business, non-profit, or government agency.

The course is divided into four modules: Finance and Accounting; Leadership and Organization Design; Strategic Decision-Making and Leadership; and Competitive Advantage: Building a Strong Personal Brand.

Designed exclusively for Law School students, the Certificate complements and strengthens the practical training Penn Law students receive as part of a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary legal education. The managerial and leadership skills taught in the course build upon Penn Law students’ extensive practice skills, honed in the Law School’s many clinics, externship programs, and pro bono service opportunities, and developed through the Center on Professionalism.

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BE THE CEO OF YOUR CAREER At Penn Law, we equip you with the professional competencies and leadership abilities highly sought after by leading employers.

Career counselors in the Office of Career Planning & Professionalism, and a multitude of programs offered through the Center on Professionalism, ensure that you are thoroughly prepared to achieve your professional goals from the day you graduate and throughout your career.

We will work closely with you to obtain summer and post-graduate employment and to craft a long-term strategy to achieve a satisfying professional life.

Go-To law school for BigLaw hiring 2012, 2013 (National Law Journal)

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clerkships since 2008

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THE CENTER ON PROFESSIONALISM To prepare you for today’s highly competitive legal market, the Center on Professionalism offers a program of executive training that rounds out your academic education and prepares you for the practical demands of the legal marketplace. Programming develops your skills in these key areas: •

Leadership •

Strategic Thinking & Organizational Savvy

Management & Career Development •

Client Development & Marketing

Communication •

Practice Skills & Pro Bono Opportunities

Relationship-Building

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expected enrollment for new Wharton Certificate in Management

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executive skills areas

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“CP&P provides the framework and guidance that prepare our students to identify their professional goals and develop the full range of competencies required to achieve them. We provide you with the tools you need to be the CEO of your career.” Heather Frattone L’98 Associate Dean, Career Planning & Professionalism

Resources for Every Career Path •

On-campus interviewing and job fairs. •

Regional interview programs in places such as Los Angeles, Century City, San Francisco, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, San Diego, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Texas, and Denver. •

Extensive data for both large and smaller legal markets to help you identify opportunities. •

Programming on a wide range of practice areas. •

Connections with alumni for networking and relationship-building.

Mock interviews with practicing lawyers. •

Intensive individual assistance in seeking judicial clerkships. •

A full-time counselor specializing in public interest opportunities to help students find post-graduate fellowships and positions in government, with nonprofits, and in other public service roles. •

A lifetime commitment to ongoing career counseling and assistance after you graduate.

Our Counselors & Staff The Career Planning & Professionalism team assembled to work with you at Penn Law is one of the finest in the country. It includes nine counselors who hold the JD and possess diverse experience, from public service, to judicial clerkships, to private practice. We offer practical programming and identify resources to address the changing legal market.

ATIYA CLARK

CHRISTINE FRITTON

BETH LAMBERT

JENNIFER LEONARD

SUZANNE MARSH

KATHY MCDONNELL

We provide comprehensive, individual counseling and are available daily to answer all of your questions. We reserve one hour each week in the first-year curriculum for professional development programming and executive training.

TORY MESSINA

CAROLINE RUHLE

MARIEL STASZEWSKI

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JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

MAY 1, 2012 TO APRIL 30, 2013

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

U.S. Supreme Court

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A Record of Success

Circuit

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District

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Staff Attorneys

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Magistrate

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Bankruptcy

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Tax

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U.S. Court of International Trade

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U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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“Clerking with Judge Rogers allowed me to work directly alongside someone at the

Federal Administrative Law Judge

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peak of the profession right out of law school. My experience honed my legal skills and

Delaware Chancery

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appeals. Penn Law supported me throughout the process and helped me develop the

State Supreme

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necessary knowledge and professional skills.”

State Intermediate

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Evan Smith L’12 Hometown: Whitesburg, KY BA 2005 Oberlin College Skadden Fellow (2013-15) Clerk to Judge John M. Rogers, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (2012-13)

State Trial

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Territorial Trial

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International

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Subtotal for Alumni

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Total

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No law school in the country does more than Penn Law to support students and alumni seeking judicial clerkships.

Mentored to prize the clerkship experience and individually guided through the application process, an uncommonly large proportion of Penn Law graduates – more than 300 over the past four years – begin their careers as judicial clerks.

provided a broad view of the issues currently being litigated in the federal courts of

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“The career counselors at CP&P know students by name and are deeply invested in their success. The office’s resume review and mock interview programs prepared me to meet with law firms at the start of my 2L year. But I am most impressed that the office has continued to guide me through the clerkship process even after I graduated. Career Services is just one example of how the close-knit community at Penn creates great opportunities for students.” Katherine Meeks L’12 Hometown: Short Hills, NJ BA Yale 2002 Clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court (2013- ) Clerk to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2012-13)

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LEGAL PRACTICE SKILLS The Art of Persuasive Communication To prepare you for the real world of legal practice, Penn Law revamped its legal writing program, distinguishing the Law School from our peers. In your first year, you will receive practical

training in real-world writing and communication skills through a series of simulations. You will also learn a range of other practice skills, including negotiation, basic contract drafting, and fact development – the know-how you need to represent a client.

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MOOT COURT AND JOURNALS Keedy Cup is the flagship of an active moot court program that sends nearly 25 student teams across the country and around the globe to compete each year.

Students also gain first-hand experience serving on the editorial boards of the Law School’s six journals. The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the nation’s oldest, is ranked among the leaders in the number of most-cited articles, U.S. Supreme Court citations, judicial citations, and total citations overall.

University of Pennsylvania Law Review University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review

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ACCESSIBLE SCHOLARS, DEVOTED TEACHERS The essence of a great law school is a great faculty. Since 2000, we have grown the Penn Law faculty by nearly 50

percent while holding the size of the student body steady. This has further strengthened the Law School’s academic rigor and fostered close, mentoring relationships between students and teachers.

SCHOLARSHIP Our professors are renowned and prolific scholars, publishing broadly-acclaimed books and articles that advance

knowledge in the law and related fields. Nearly 70 percent of faculty members hold an advanced degree in addition to the JD, and almost half have a PhD.

INSTITU TES AND CENTERS Dedicated to integrating knowledge, Penn Law professors lead cross-school and interdisciplinary centers at the University that attract scholars, experts, and practitioners from all fields and from around the world.

The 10 institutes and centers housed in the Law School sponsor groundbreaking research on vital issues facing society and host a vibrant calendar of lectures, symposia, conferences, and events.

“At Penn Law, students get to know their professors. You can grab lunch, visit office hours, and develop relationships with faculty who enjoy teaching and who want to be helpful as you move through your career.

Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law

Institute for Law & Philosophy

Center for Tax Law & Policy

Legal History Consortium

Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law

Criminal Law Research Group

Penn Program on Regulation

Institute for Law & Economics

Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice

While I was at Penn, I ended up having lunch or coffee with nearly all of my professors; I am still in regular contact with several of those professors today.” Jonathan Ellis L’10 Hometown: Holly Springs, NC BS 2003 North Carolina State Clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court (2012-13) and Bristow Fellow, U.S. Dept. of Justice (2011-12)

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STUDENTS WORK WITH PROFESSOR TOM BAKER ON HEALTH CARE REFORM During summer 2013, students working with Professor Tom Baker helped lay the groundwork for a comprehensive and objective examination of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Baker is a preeminent scholar in insurance law and a member of Penn’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) Research Group, a cross-disciplinary team of scholars working in health and policy-related fields. He and his students spent last summer compiling a state-bystate database of information about the online insurance markets that are the linchpin

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of the new health care law. The database will be used to analyze how well different insurance exchanges perform. “Professor Baker is concerned about developing his students to be lawyers who are engaged and give back to the community,” said Whitney Mayer L’15, one of the students participating in the project.

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adjuncts and lecturers

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visiting faculty and fellows

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with advanced degrees

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Sharswood Fellows

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secondary appointments to Penn Law

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TEACHING A low student-faculty ratio and small class sizes lead to close collaboration among students and professors. Faculty share their research at informal brownbag lunches and seek student feedback on their scholarship. Professors partner with

students on field-based teaching and research activities in the U.S. and abroad and are actively involved in the Penn Law community, from participating in student-organized symposia and conferences to competing in the Celebrity Law Chef Cook-Off.

“Business law deploys a handful of economic and organizational fundamentals in an ever-changing political economy, both national and global. The results are dynamic,often surprising, and always compelling.” William Bratton Deputy Dean and Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law & Economics

“Say ‘law and film’ to many people and the first thing they think of is copyright. But lawyers are increasingly producing documentaries to tell their clients’ stories in arbitration and mediation proceedings, and in legislative and executive branch hearings.” Regina Austin L’73 William A. Schnader Professor of Law Director, Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law Torts, Visual Legal Advocacy

“The law offers opportunities for involvement in a broad range of activities, from teaching and research to litigation and legislation. Learning the law at Penn offers an opportunity to profit from the insights and techniques of other disciplines while studying with talented and supportive people.” Stephen Burbank David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice DISTINGUISHED FACULTY | 27

“China’s importance to the world economy and to fundamental issues of law and governance cannot be overstated. American law students need to understand the origin and evolution of legal institutions and practices in China and its neighbors.” Jacques deLisle Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law Director, Center for East Asian Studies

“Studying American history from the perspective of law as well as religion gives students and scholars new insight into the ways that religious life and the rule of law have interacted – and why conflicts between them have produced so much controversy.” Sarah Barringer Gordon Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History

“The clinical experience is the perfect venue for students to apply the theoretical law that they’ve learned in other classes. It’s real clients in the real world with real consequences and real impact.” Praveen Kosuri Practice Professor of Law Director, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

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“Internet policy must take into account how much the underlying technology and the demands being placed on the network are changing.” Christopher S. Yoo John H. Chestnut Professor of Law and Professor of Communication and Computer & Information Science Founding Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

“Understanding the social implications of using race in scientific research and biotechnologies is especially urgent today and demands an interdisciplinary approach that includes law, social science, biology, and ethics.” Dorothy E. Roberts George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights

“Brains don’t commit crimes; people do. We do not blame and punish brains; we blame and punish people. The criteria for responsibility and excuse are behavioral, including mental states. Neuroscience is learning much about causes of behavior, but causation alone does not excuse behavior.” Stephen J. Morse Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry

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A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS: Barcelona (ESADE Law School) Beijing (Tsinghua Law School) Hong Kong (Hong Kong University) India (National Law School Bangalore) Paris (Sciences Po) Tokyo (Waseda Law School)

In a world without borders, Penn Law has developed innovative and strategic global initiatives that move far beyond standard law school offerings. A global perspective is infused throughout the curriculum, and students have myriad opportunities to address issues in international and comparative law here and abroad. You can: Earn a master’s degree in international studies from

Gain hands-on experience and cross-cultural

Travel overseas with a Penn Law faculty member

from Sciences Po/Paris or Hong Kong University in

Law International Internship Program.

an unparalleled research and learning opportunity

the University’s Lauder Institute or a master’s in law addition to your JD.

Become an International Summer Human Rights Fellow and spend a summer doing human rights work in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America.

understanding at an overseas firm through the Penn

Practice international law as counsel to clients

petitioning for refugee status in the Transnational

Clinic and engage in broader advocacy efforts related to international law and treaty obligations.

as part of Penn Law’s Global Research Seminar, combining an intensive seminar with hands-on fieldwork.

Study alongside 100 LLM students from more than 45 countries who come from such careers overseas

as sitting judges, government officials, NGO leaders, bankers, academics, and attorneys with the world’s leading law firms.

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Donald, who completed his MA in international studies through the Lauder Program, “chose Penn Law because of its strength in international law and its interdisciplinary focus.” Donald Canavaggio L’13, MA’13 Hometown: Panama City, Panama BA 2007 University of Pennsylvania Associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York, NY

BOK VISITING INTERNATIONAL PROFESSORS Our Bok Visiting International Professors each year are a prestigious cohort of experts invited to deliver special

seminars at Penn Law. During the past year, Penn Law hosted faculty from the University of Hong Kong, Tilburg

University (Netherlands), Peking University, Goethe-University (Germany), and the European University Institute.

“At Penn Law, I have found the resources to prepare for a transnational career in social justice lawyering. The Toll Public Interest Center facilitates exciting

GLOBAL RESEARCH SEMINAR Students who participate in the Global Research Seminar travel abroad to study cutting-edge issues with experts from around the world. Recent topics include Private Law, Economic Development and Nation Building (India), Islamic

Finance (Malaysia), Comparative Internet Law (Belgium and Germany), International Bankruptcy Law ( Japan), and Globalization of Corporate Governance (Italy). Upcoming topics include China and International Law (Beijing), Comparative Telecomm Regulation (U.S./EU) (Brussels, Germany), and Comparative Bioethics (U.S.-Israel).

training and leadership opportunities and supports significant pro bono legal contributions locally, nationally, and globally.” Shikha Bhattacharjee L’13 Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa BA 2006 Yale University Summer intern, Center for Constitutional Rights, NY, NY Penn Law Review Public Interest Fellowship in Partnership with Human Rights Watch and the Jan Sahas Social Development Society in Madhya Pradesh, India INTERNATIONALLY ENGAGED | 33

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Public Interest Work Student/Faculty Projects Other Faculty Activities Abroad Student Organizations Wharton Lauder Institute Visiting Faculty and Researchers Summer Interns and Associates

Public Interest Work Student/Faculty Projects Other Faculty Activities Abroad Student Organizations

Study Abroad Sites Public Interest Work Student/Faculty Projects Faculty Teaching Abroad Other Faculty Activities Abroad Alumni Clubs Wharton Lauder Institute Visiting Faculty and Researchers Summer Interns and Associates

Public Interest Work Faculty Teaching Abroad Other Faculty Activities Abroad Wharton Lauder Institute

Study Abroad Sites Public Interest Work Student/Faculty Projects Faculty Teaching Abroad Other Faculty Activities Abroad Student Organizations Alumni Clubs Wharton Lauder Institute Visiting Faculty and Researchers Summer Interns and Associates

Study Abroad Sites Public Interest Work Faculty Teaching Abroad Other Faculty Activities Abroad Student Organizations Alumni Clubs Wharton Lauder Institute Visiting Faculty and Researchers Summer Interns and Associates

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students who work, volunteer, study, or conduct research abroad every year

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Global Research Seminars involving travel to Italy, Japan, Germany, Malaysia, and India

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global centers at Penn

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Study Abroad Sites Faculty Teaching Abroad Other Faculty Activities Abroad Visiting Faculty and Researchers

Public Interest Work Other Faculty Activities Abroad Alumni Clubs Wharton Lauder Institute Visiting Faculty and Researchers Summer Interns and Associates

Study Abroad Sites Public Interest Work Student/Faculty Projects Other Faculty Activities Abroad Alumni Clubs Visiting Faculty and Researchers Summer Interns and Associates

Public Interest Work Student/Faculty Projects Other Faculty Activities Abroad Visiting Faculty and Researchers Summer Interns and Associates

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TOLL PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER

A Proud Tradition of Public Service The Toll Public Interest Center is the hub of Penn Law’s robust public interest community. Public service has always been an essential feature of legal education at Penn Law. A wide array of public service opportunities focus on civic engagement, personal enrichment, and professional skill development.

Through dozens of pro bono projects, Penn Law students address issues about which they are most passionate. We were the first school to receive the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award in recognition of our impactful public service initiatives.

Whether you are launching a career in public service or preparing for a life-long commitment to pro bono work, you will gain valuable hands-on experience and develop core professional skills.

Through TPIC, students enjoy the rewards of making a difference in the lives of others: •

Helping thousands of low-income individuals secure essential public benefits. •

Partnering with non-profits and prominent law firms to engage in impact litigation and to advocate for systemic change. •

Traveling around the globe to engage in law-related education and advocacy. •

Educating hundreds of school children about the law, civics, and entrepreneurship.

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92%

of Class of 2013 exceeded 70-hour pro-bono requirement

30,000

hours of pro bono service by students in 2012-13

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students who receive guaranteed summer funding each year

100%

students requesting summer public interest funding who receive it

“By connecting students to practitioners in the public interest community – locally, nationally, and internationally – we create pathways to public interest careers.” Arlene Rivera Finkelstein Assistant Dean and Executive Director Toll Public Interest Center

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GITTIS CENTER FOR CLINICAL LEGAL STUDIES

The nationally acclaimed Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies is Penn Law’s teaching law firm. The Center’s nine clinics bridge classroom learning with real-world practical experience and public service on behalf of real clients.

Individualized mentoring and supervision by experienced faculty-practitioners help students develop core lawyering competencies and foster professional identities.

We offer diverse externships for academic credit with government and non-profit organizations. Students have the

opportunity to complement in-house clinical work and deepen professional skills development at 30 externship sites in

Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C., including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defenders, the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Securities and

Exchange Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. State Department Office of the Legal Adviser. Recently, clinic students: •

Mediated conflicts ranging from employment

Successfully defended clients accused of •

Briefed and argued pro bono cases in the U.S. •

Protected vulnerable children at risk as court•

Interned in Washington, D.C., and drafted

discrimination claims to international child

custody disputes.

misdemeanors and felonies in criminal court.

Engaged in extensive discovery and litigated

multi-day hearings in state and federal courts in

Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

housing, employment, and civil rights cases. •

Coordinated business transactions involving real

appointed child advocates.

estate acquisition and multi-staged financing. Negotiated an international distribution

proposed legislation on emerging public policy

agreement for an online magazine focused on Arab women’s issues. •

Obtained a grant of asylum for a client facing certain harm if returned to his home country.

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issues.

Won a groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court case, in conjunction with a large national law firm, protecting the rights of criminal defendants.

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client-based clinics: Civil Practice Criminal Defense (with the Defender Association of Philadelphia) Entrepreneurship (with Wharton) Intellectual Property & Technology (with the schools of Engineering, Medicine, Wharton, and Arts & Sciences) Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy (with the schools of Medicine and Social Policy & Practice, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) Legislative Mediation Supreme Court Litigation (with the Paul Hastings law firm) Transnational Law

“Our clinics help students build strong relationships with diverse clients, develop essential lawyering skills, and apply their talents and creativity to problem solving in real world professional settings.” Louis Rulli Director of Clinical Programs and Practice Professor of Law Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies

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governmental and non-profit externship sites in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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student spots each year in the clinical program’s many offerings

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“Community engagement at Penn Law is not the exception but the rule. Students participate in everything from Custody and Support Assistance Clinic (CASAC), a pro bono project that allows students to serve as advocates in child support and custody cases, to Y’allsa, an affinity group designed to give students a taste of Southern hospitality during their time in Philadelphia. Through my involvement in various pro bono, affinity, and student government groups, I not only feel like I am contributing to the Penn Law community, but also am enriching my law school experience.” Steph Albano L’15 Hometown: Medford, NJ BA Lehigh 2012 Summer Fellow, Legal Education Programs

OUR COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY The Power of Diversity Whoever you are and wherever you come from, the power of diversity at Penn Law creates a supportive and inclusive community where collaboration and teamwork are prized.

We appreciate differences and are willing to engage colleagues and faculty in ways that respect, and even celebrate, the many differences in philosophy and experience that appear in a community as rich in ideas and backgrounds as Penn Law.

Our supportive community encourages students to take intellectual risks. Our belief – confirmed by feedback we receive from employers and leaders in the profession – is that students who learn the law in an encouraging and supportive environment such as Penn’s make exceptional lawyers and leaders. PENN LAW

“One of Penn’s historic strengths – something that sets us apart from most law schools – is our commitment to a spirit of collegiality.” Gary Clinton Dean of Students and Counsel to the Dean

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AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY FOR LAW AND POLICY LAW STUDENT ASSOC.

(BLSA) |

A S S O C I AT I O N FRISBEE

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YOUR LIFETIME NETWORK

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(APALSA) |

(EELSA) |

AND SPORTS LAW SOCIETY

(EJF) |

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such as Brazil, China, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

R E F U G E E A S S I S TA N C E P R O J E C T

G R A D U AT E

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S TA M P C L I N I C

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AND

Penn Law graduates serve as attorneys, policy makers, corporate executives, dealmakers, and entrepreneurs in specialties from academia to securities law to voting rights and more.

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JOINT TENANTS SOCIETY

STUDENTS ASSOC.

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PARTNERSHIP

officials, and forge market-changing mergers.

(LALSA) |

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M I N YA N

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conducting mock interviews, and attending informal networking lunches.

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LAW

MARSHALL

(PBG) |

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LAW

PROJECT

R I G H T S A D V O C AT E S

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E S TAT E C L U B

RIGHTS

(IHRA) |

PENN LAW MOVIE CLUB

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PENN LAW ENERGY CLUB

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IMMIGRANTS

(J.L.S.A.)

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PENN

PENN LAW JD/MBA

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MINCHA

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PENN HOUSING RIGHTS

PENN LAW CAREERS IN

PENN LAW FIBER ARTS CLUB

LAW

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PENN LAW GUN CLUB

I N T E R N AT I O N A L

HUMAN

PENN LAW MOCK TRIAL TEAM

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P E N N L A W N AT I O N A L S E C U R I T Y S O C I E T Y

PENN LAW SAILING CLUB

CONSTITUTIONAL

(MELSA) |

PENN LAW CYCLING CLUB

PENN LAW GOLF CLUB

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LAW AND

L E G A L E D U C AT I O N

P E N N L A W A S S O C I AT I O N F O R

PENN LAW BOXING CLUB

PENN LAW FLAG FOOTBALL

IRAQI

JESSUP

PENN LAW BIOETHICS SOCIETY

P E N N L A W C AT H O L I C S T U D E N T A S S O C I AT I O N

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N AT I O N A L L A W Y E R S G U I L D

(PIPG) |

PENN LAW BASKETBALL LEAGUE

P E N N L A W D E M O C R AT S

(ILO) |

(LSLO) | |

BRENNAN

(MLSA) |

FOOD

(HELPP)

L AT I N A M E R I C A N L A W

LAW AND THE BRAIN

(PLFA) | PENN

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LAMBDA LAW

PENN BIOTECH GROUP

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GEEKY LAW GUILD

J E W I S H L A W S T U D E N T S A S S O C I AT I O N

PENN

PENN LAW BOWLING LEAGUE

ACADEMIA

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J. REUBEN CLARK LAW SOCIETY

PENN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GROUP

LAW IN THE ARTS

EQUAL JUSTICE

A S S O C I AT I O N

M I D D L E E A S T E R N L A W S T U D E N T S A S S O C I AT I O N

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E N T E R TA I N M E N T

I N T E R N AT I O N A L L A W O R G A N I Z AT I O N

M U S L I M L A W S T U D E N T S A S S O C I AT I O N

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PROJECT

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(ELP) |

FEMINIST WORKING GROUP STUDENT

(CSR)

EASTERN EUROPEAN LAW

LAW SCHOOL LIGHT OPERA COMPANY

MAIMONIDES

LITERACY PROJECT

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L.E.A.R.N.

T H E N AT I O N A L L A W Y E R S G U I L D

Alumni also help our students prepare for their careers, volunteering as mentors and guest speakers at the Law School,

(CASAC) |

H E A LT H L A W A N D P O L I C Y P R O J E C T

(IRAP) |

E N T R E P R E N E U R S H I P O R G A N I Z AT I O N

They lead multinational companies and health care institutions, run non-profit organizations, advise government

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H E A LT H L A W G R O U P

I N T E R N AT I O N A L M O O T C O U R T T E A M

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BLACK LAW STUDENT P E N N L A W U LT I M AT E

EMPLOYMENT ADVOCACY PROJECT

PROFESSIONAL

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS PROJECT

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C O U N C I L O F S T U D E N T R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S

FEDERALIST SOCIETY

STUDENTS

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CIV THROW

E N V I R O N M E N TA L L AW P R O J E C T

The Law School’s collaborative community equips you with a lifetime network of alumni, colleagues, and friends who will contribute to your advancement. We have active alumni clubs throughout the United States and abroad, including places

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CIVIL RIGHTS LAW PROJECT

C U S T O D Y A N D S U P P O R T A S S I S TA N C E C L I N I C

F O U N D AT I O N

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CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY

S T U D E N T A S S O C I AT I O N

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN

BEYOND A REASONABLE STOUT

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PENN LAW REAL

PENN LAW SOCCER CLUB

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PENN LAW

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PENN LAW

L.E.A.R.N. SYMPOSIUM |

SOFTBALL

STUDENT GROUPS Join an established student group or find like-minded colleagues

CHOICE)

to start your own. We are home to groups that consider substantive legal issues, run symposia, welcome speakers on career exploration, perform musicals, and even bowl competitively.

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PENN LAW STUDENTS FOR LIFE

ANIMAL RIGHTS AWARENESS

(PLWA) | |

PENN LAW WINE AND FOOD CLUB

PENN LAW FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

P R I S O N E R S ’ E D U C AT I O N A N D A D V O C A C Y P R O J E C T

M E N T O R I N G I N I T I AT I V E

(PIMI) |

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REGBLOG

(PEAP) |

A S S O C I AT I O N

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STREET LAW

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TO CHANGE

(SALSA) |

SPARER

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(JCL) |

INTEREST

UNITED LAW STUDENTS OF COLOR COUNCIL

OF BUSINESS LAW LAW

PUBLIC

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(PENN

LAW

CONFERENCE

(SAGE) |

OF

LEGAL

(ULSCC) |

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UNIVERSITY OF

U N I V E R S I T Y O F P E N N S Y LVA N I A J O U R N A L

U N I V E R S I T Y O F P E N N S Y LVA N I A J O U R N A L O F C O N S T I T U T I O N A L

P E N N S Y LVA N I A

LAW

W I T H A L L D E L I B E R AT E S P E E D

A S S I S TA N C E

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SUBJECT

U N I V E R S I T Y O F P E N N S Y LVA N I A J O U R N A L O F I N T E R N AT I O N A L L A W

REVIEW

L A W S C H O O L D O G L O V E R S A S S O C I AT I O N PROJECT

LAW FOR

PUBLIC INTEREST

U N I V E R S I T Y O F P E N N S Y LVA N I A J O U R N A L O F L AW A N D S O C I A L C H A N G E

UNIVERSITY

PENN

SOUTH ASIAN LAW

S T U D E N T S A G A I N S T G E N D E R - B A S E D E X P L O I TAT I O N

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PENN LAW FOR

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS LAW PROJECT

S E R V I C E M E M B E R S A N D V E T E R A N S L E G A L A S S I S TA N C E P R O J E C T STUDENTS

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PENN LAW AND THE ARTS

P E N N S Y LVA N I A E A S T A S I A L AW R E V I E W

PENN LAW

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PENN LAW WEIGHTLIFTING

L A W W O M E N ’ S A S S O C I AT I O N

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PENN LAW SQUASH CLUB

TENNIS CLUB

PROJECT

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WORK

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(THE IT!

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UNIVERSITY

URBAN LAW FORUM

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OF

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P E N N S Y LVA N I A

URBAN VENTURES

PENN LAW RUNNING CLUB) Y’ALLSA

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YOGA

(JIL)

(JLAS) |

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PRACTICE

WOMEN’S AT

PENN

“From the moment you come to Penn Law you are part of an alumni network that helps you to explore career paths and to decide which opportunity is right for you.” James Pickel L’13 Hometown: Hollis Hills, NY BA 2010 St. John’s University Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

PENN LAW BOWLING CLUB

EQUAL JUSTICE FOUNDATION AUCTION

LIGHT OPERA MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

BLSA’S SADIE ALEXANDER CONFERENCE

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GLOBAL, URBAN,

IVY

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OUR UNIVERSITY Penn Law is a small law school offering a rare blend of an inviting and green Ivy League university with global reach in the heart of a great city.

Enjoy world-class cultural performances at the

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Tour

inspiring exhibits at the Museum of Archaeology

and Anthropology, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Fisher Fine Arts Library. Attend conferences and guest lectures at our sister

schools. Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness facility, the Pottruck Center, with its four floors of fitness equipment, Olympic-size pool, and climbing wall.

Visit University City’s popular stores, restaurants, cafes, cinema complex, and lovely parks. Admire

the fine Victorian houses, many of which have been divided into affordable apartments. Follow Penn

Park east across the Schuylkill River and experience everything that downtown Center City has to offer.

PENN LAW

CAMPUS WITHIN A CAMPUS

Built around a tree-lined central courtyard, Penn

Law occupies the finest urban law school campus in America. Our four interconnected buildings

integrate classrooms, faculty and administrative

offices, and many gathering places to encourage interaction and engagement among faculty, students, and staff.

“Philly is close to NYC and DC. In the same 1L semester, the JD/MBA association visited several leading private equity firms in NYC which led to an interview and callback offer; I also listened to oral arguments at the Supreme Court for a case we had briefed in our Legal Writing class.” Jeremy Pettit L’14, WG’14 JD/MBA Hometown: Savannah, MO BA 2002 Brigham Young University Summer Clerk, Judge G. Murray Snow, Federal District Court for the District of Arizona Summer Associate at Vinson & Elkins, Dallas

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There is no better place to study law than

Philadelphia, America’s sixth-largest city and

home to a vital legal community. Just a train ride from the nation’s political and financial capitals,

the Law School’s location affords almost limitless internship and externship opportunities.

Moreover, with a reputation as one of the most livable cities in the country, Philly is lively and

affordable. World-class museums, (sometimes) championship sports teams, a vibrant theater and art scene, and some of the nation’s best

restaurants make our city a place where there is always something to see or do.

LOVE STATUE ART MUSEUM

KIMMEL CENTER

ELFRETH’S ALLEY BOATHOUSE ROW

ACADEMY OF MUSIC THE LINC

ITALIAN MARKET

PHILADELPHIA City of Neighborhoods

SANSOM STREET

Credit: Photos by R. Kennedy & B. Krist for GPTMC

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

CITIZENS BANK PARK

INDEPENDENCE HALL

READING TERMINAL MARKET

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VISIONARY

LEADERSHIP

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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOU T US

As Penn Law has deepened its already strong

commitment to a collaborative and supportive

educational philosophy, cross-disciplinary study, professional development, and global reach, it has attracted attention as a “go-to” law school that is defining the future of legal education.

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“[Penn Law students] can earn a

“As a result of the capital

“If you’d like to save the world

certificate of management from

campaign, Penn Law has already

by working a public interest job,

its Wharton School to improve

increased financial aid by more

you’d better consider Penn Law.”

management skills and accounting

than 100 percent, expanded faculty

literacy.”

by 40 percent, added space and

The New York Times March 7, 2013

increased the number of joint degree offerings to 35…” ABA Journal September 24, 2012

Above the Law March 14, 2013

“[Penn Law is] expanding international programs

“I am forced again to sing the praises of Penn

“#1 Go-To law school for BigLaw hiring 2012, 2013;

and reaching out to place students with firms and

(remember, it’s the favorite hunting ground of BigLaw,

Best Clinical Program, Best JD/MBA 2013 NLJ

development agencies overseas, or with federal

and the Wharton School offers a special certificate

Reader’s Survey”

agencies such as the State Department or Treasury

for Penn law students). Now, Above the Law has given

that help manage the nation’s international interests.”

Penn the prize for ‘Best Employment’ and ‘Best Quality

The National Law Journal

The Philadelphia Inquirer July 7, 2012

Jobs’. What’s more, students gave Penn ‘A-plus’ for both academics and career counseling, and an ‘A’ for social life. I mean, what else could you ask for?” AmLaw’s The Careerist May 2, 2013

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CURRICULAR

COMPASS

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FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM COURSES: Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Contracts Criminal Law Torts Legal Practice Skills: Yearlong SAMPLES OF RECENT REGULATORY ELECTIVES: Administrative Law Bankruptcy Environmental Law Legislation Public International Law SAMPLES OF RECENT OPEN ELECTIVES:

A CURRICULUM RICH IN SUBSTANCE AND CHOICE

Chinese Law Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Policy Introduction to Jurisprudence Law and Economics

The First Year Program

Law and Society in Japan Legal Responses to Inequality Property

The Juris Doctor degree requirements at Penn Law have been established to assure that students graduate with the

analytical and critical intellectual skills necessary to meet tomorrow’s challenges in an ever-changing world, a thorough understanding of the basic principles of the law, an appreciation of the value of contributing to society through pro

bono legal service, the ability to research and convey ideas and legal arguments both cogently and coherently, and an

understanding of, and an appreciation for, legal ethics and the inherent responsibilities of becoming a member of the legal profession. In light of these goals, the Penn Law faculty creates a rich and diverse curriculum for our students.

THE SECOND & THIRD YEAR CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 54 semester hours (of which four courses can be taken outside Penn Law at one of Penn’s 11 other grad schools) Senior research and writing project Professional Responsibility course Public Service (70 hours minimum requirement)

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Here, to give you a sense of the breadth of the curriculum, is a listing of courses taught in recent semesters. Note that, because our faculty is engaged in cutting-edge scholarship in all fields, our course and seminar roster changes frequently, and we cannot guarantee that any given course will be taught in any specific semester.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND REGULATION

Advanced Regulatory Law and Policy

General Counsel

Securities Regulation

Global Antitrust

Structured Finance and Securitization

Administrative Law

Advising the Board of Directors Analytical Methods

Intellectual Property and Corporate Lawyering

Thinking Like a Litigator

Bok Course: Comparative EU Corporate Governance

International Business Transactions

Transactional Lawyering

Business Bankruptcy: Chapter 11

International Tax

Business Strategy and Corporate Law

Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Constitution Outside of the Courts: Theory and History

Commercial Finance

Issues in Advanced Corporate Law

Cultural Heritage and the Law

Commercial Litigation Strategy

JD/MBA Capstone Course

Department of Justice Seminar

Common Law Contracts for Civil Lawyers

Law of Credit

Election Law and Policy

Contracts

Energy Law and Climate Change

Contract Drafting

Money Laundering and Its Effect on Individual Rights in Post-9/11 Era

Global Antitrust

Corporate Finance

M&A Litigation Seminar

Privacy Law and Data Protection

Corporate Finance – Legal Aspects

M&A Through the Business Cycle

Regulatory Law and Policy Seminar

Corporations

Mediation Clinic

Transnational Legal Clinic

Cross-Border M&A

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Deals

Organizational Behavior

BUSINESS AND TRANSACTIONAL LAW

Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic

Partnership Tax

Accounting

Empirical Law and Economics

Advanced Antitrust Law

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

Patent Litigation

Advanced Corporate Law: M & A

Federal Income Tax

Advanced Issues in Private Financing

Financial Accounting

Advanced Antitrust Law Advanced Regulatory and Policy Law Seminar Analytical Methods Antitrust Church and State

Antitrust

International Commercial Arbitration

Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Patent Law – Appellate Advocacy Property Real Estate Transactions Regulatory Law and Policy

Trademarks Trial Advocacy White Collar Crime and Capital Markets Widening the Lens on Corporation Law: Canonical Cases and Comparative Perspectives

Congress, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Clinic

Constitution Outside of the Courts: Theory and History

Topics in Proof

Constitutional Litigation Criminal Defense Clinic Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication Cybercrime Department of Justice Seminar Evidence Federal Courts

CIVIL LITIGATION: PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

Federal Indian Law

Administrative Law

Juvenile Justice

Advanced Problems in Federal Procedure Advanced Torts Appellate Advocacy Civil Practice Clinic Civil Pre-Trial Litigation Civil Procedure Comparative Constitutional Law Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Contemporary Theories of Distributive Justice

International Human Rights Law and the Holocaust Lawyering in the Public Interest Legislative Clinic Litigation for Social Change Mediation Clinic NITA Intensive: Deposition to Trial

Supreme Court Practice and Process Torts Transitional Justice Transnational Legal Clinic Trial Advocacy Externship: Death Penalty (Federal Defender) Externship: Federal Appellate Litigation Externship: Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Externship: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND CIVIL LIBERTIES Appellate Advocacy Church and State Comparative Constitutional Law

Political Law

Constitution Outside of the Courts: Theory and History

Practice of Law

Constitutional Criminal Procedure

Refugee Law

Constitutional Law Topic

Regulatory Law and Policy Seminar

Constitutional Litigation

Right to Counsel

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Constitutional Theorizing Current Issues in Civil Rights Litigation

Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication

Legal Responses to Inequality

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Economic Value Creation

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Visual Legal Advocacy

Advanced Torts

Patent Law – Appellate Advocacy

Cybercrime

Externship: Community Legal Services

Animal Law and Ethics

Patent Litigation

Bok Course: Federal Human Rights Protections in Europe

Appellate Advocacy

Privacy and Data Protection

Externship: PA Human Relations Commission

Constitutional Litigation

Regulation of Health Insurance Markets

Federal Courts

Evidence

First Amendment in the 21st Century

International Human Rights

Immigration Law

Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Policy

Intellectual Property and National Economic Value Creation

Juvenile Justice

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

International Human Rights

Law and the Holocaust

Administrative Law

Juvenile Justice

Mediation Clinic

Advanced Regulatory Law and Policy

Law and the Holocaust

Right to Counsel

Animal Law and Ethics

Litigation for Social Change

Supreme Court Clinic

Directed Reading

Parents, Children, and the State

Thinking like a Litigator

Energy Law and Climate Change

Privacy and Data Protection

Topics in Proof

Environmental Lawyering

Property

Trial Advocacy

International Environmental Law

Right to Counsel

Visual Legal Advocacy

Property

Supreme Court Clinic

White Collar Crime and Capital Markets

Regulatory Law and Policy

Supreme Court Practice and Process Technology and Policy Terrorism and International Law Topics in Defamation

Externship: District Attorney’s Office - Montgomery County Externship: District Attorney’s Office - Philadelphia

Externship: PA Human Relations Commission CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Advanced Criminal Law Appellate Advocacy Constitutional Criminal Procedure Criminal Defense Clinic Criminal Law Theory

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FAMILY LAW Anatomy of a Divorce Appellate Advocacy

Topics in Proof Transnational Legal Clinic

Externship: Delaware Riverkeeper

Current Issues in Civil Rights Litigation

Technology and Policy

Immigration Law International Human Rights Introduction to Jurisprudence Law and the Holocaust Lawyering in the Public Interest Litigation for Social Change Race, Education, and the Law Refugee Law Religion, Law, and Lawyering Terrorism and International Law

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY LAW Copyright Cultural Heritage & the Law Cybercrime Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic First Amendment in the 21st Century

Transnational Legal Clinic

Intellectual Property & Corporate Lawyering

Externship: Federal Appellate Litigation

Intellectual Property and National Economic Value Creation

Externship: PA Human Relations Commission

International Communication: Power and Flow

EMPLOYMENT LAW/EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Civil Practice Clinic Family Law

HEALTH LAW

Introduction to Intellectual Property Law & Policy

Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Patent Law – Appellate Advocacy

Advanced Torts

Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic

Advanced Torts

Patent Litigation

Business Bankruptcy: Chapter 11

Juvenile Justice

Animal Law and Ethics

Privacy and Data Protection

Contract Drafting

Parents, Children, and the State

Employee Benefits

Property

Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic

Property

Employment Discrimination

Trusts and Estates

Drug Product Liability Litigation

Trademarks

Employment Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

Health Law Health Law and Policy Intellectual Property and National

Technology and Policy

Bok Course: International Commercial Arbitration Bok Course: Legal Aspects of IsraeliPalestinian Crisis Chinese Law Comparative Law Constitutional Law Cross-Border M&A Global Antitrust GRS: China’s Approach to International Law GRS: Global Perspectives on Emerging Issues in Internet Law and Policy Intellectual Property and National Economic Value Creation International Business Transactions International Commercial Arbitration International Communication: Power & Flow International Environmental Law International Human Rights International Trade Regulation Islamic Finance Jewish Law: The Rabbinic Idea of Law Law and the Holocaust Money Laundering and Its Effect on Individual Rights in Post-9/11 Era Refugee Law Research in Foreign and International Law

Terrorism and International Law

Law, Economics, and Psychology

Professional Responsibility

Federal Courts

CLINICAL/EXPERIENTIAL

Transnational Legal Clinic

Lawyering in the Public Interest

Professional Responsibility: Traversing the Ethical Minefield

Immigration Law

Appellate Advocacy

Legal History

Civil Practice Clinic

Legal Interviewing and Client Counseling

Religion, Law and Lawyering

Juvenile Justice Lawyering in the Public Interest

Commercial Litigation Strategy

Thinking Like a Litigator

Criminal Defense Clinic

Litigation for Social Change

Transnational Legal Clinic

Legislative Clinic

Externship: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division

Litigation for Social Change

Cultural Heritage and the Law

Externship: Women’s Law Project

Parents, Children, and the State Property

Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic

Public Interest Law and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic General Counsel

Race, Education, and the Law

Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic

PERSPECTIVES ON THE LAW Advanced Legal Research Analytical Methods Animal Law and Ethics Appellate Advocacy

Originalism Debate and the Constitution

PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE LAW

Church and State

Political Authority and Political Obligation

Client Leverage and Law Firm Management

Privacy and Data Protection

Empirical Law and Economics

Problems in Law and Morality

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

Race, Education, and the Law

Environmental Law

Regulation of Health Insurance Markets

Environmental Lawyering

Religion, Law, and Lawyering

Land Use Law

Externship: Death Penalty (Federal Defender)

Property Real Estate Transactions

Comparative Constitutional Law Current Issues in Civil Rights Litigation Empirical Law and Economics First Amendment in the 21st Century Health Law Health Law and Policy

Supreme Court Practice and Process Terrorism and International Law Topics in Proof

Deals

International Environmental Law

Visual Legal Advocacy

Law Review Littleton Fellows

Externship: Delaware Riverkeeper

Legislative Clinic

Externship: Lerner Fellow – Child Welfare Policy

Mediation Clinic

Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

Refugee Law

Externship: Delaware Riverkeeper

International Communications: Power and Flow

Writing for Practice

PUBLIC INTEREST

TAX LAW

International Human Rights

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS

Introduction to Jurisprudence Jewish Law: The Rabbinic Idea of Law Juvenile Justice Law and the Holocaust Law and the Morality of War

Appellate Advocacy Client Leverage and Law Firm Management E-Discovery Lawyering in the Public Interest Privacy and Data Protection Problems in Law and Morality

Journal of Constitutional Law

Legal Practice Skills

Visual Legal Advocacy

Animal Law and Ethics

Journal of Business Law

Journal of Law and Social Change

Intellectual Property and National Economic Value Creation

Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Policy

East Asia Law Review

Legal Interviewing and Client Counseling

Externship: PA Human Relations Commission

Administrative Law

CO-CURRICULAR

Journal of International Law

GRS: Private Law, Nation-building, and Economic Growth

Writing About the Law

Externship: Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Lawyering In the Public Interest

Externship: Community Legal Services

Trial Advocacy

Intellectual Property & Corporate Lawyering

Externship: Lerner Fellow – Child Welfare Policy

Employee Benefits Federal Income Tax

Practice of Law Supreme Court Clinic Supreme Court Practice and Process Transnational Legal Clinic Externship: Community Legal Services

Giles S. Rich Patent Law Moot Court Competition Jessup Moot Court Competition Keedy Cup Final Round Keedy Cup Preliminaries Marshall Moot Court Competition Mock Trial Team Competition

Civil Practice Clinic

Externship: Death Penalty (Federal Defender)

Moot Court Board

Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Constitution Outside of the Courts: Theory and History

Partnership Tax

Externship: Delaware Riverkeeper

Other Extramural Competitions

Structured Finance and Securitization

Constitutional Litigation

Trusts and Estates

Externship: District Attorney’s Office - Montgomery County

Appellate Advocacy

Education Law Employment Discrimination Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

International Tax

National Moot Court Competition

Externship: District Attorney’s Office - Philadelphia Externship: Federal Appellate Litigation

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HOW TO

APPLY

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ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID

Each year, we enroll a select class of individuals who are academically gifted, professionally accomplished, intellectually

curious, and culturally and geographically diverse. While academic excellence is important in the evaluation process, we consider each application holistically. We do not apply numeric cutoffs for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or

GPA. Instead, we read each individual file, including letters of recommendation, personal statement, supplemental essay, and resume, to gain a full picture of every applicant.

We are very deliberate about making Penn Law a collegial and collaborative community. We find that students who

choose to study the law here are supportive of one another, contribute in countless ways inside and out of the classroom, and become great institutional citizens and future professionals.

Our students come from all over the country, from more than 200 undergraduate institutions, and from around the globe. They come from a broad spectrum of academic, professional, ideological, and economic backgrounds. Almost

70 percent of our students have had at least one year of work experience prior to attending law school, approximately one-third identify as students of color, and typically 10 percent hold an advanced degree. This breathtaking diversity inspires a cross-fertilization of ideas that makes the Penn Law educational experience intellectually rewarding and professionally transformative.

Application Requirements Applicants for admission to Penn Law must hold a

bachelor’s degree, take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and register with the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). Applicants must also submit two

letters of recommendation, preferably from academic instructors; however, if you have been out of school for a number of years you may submit letters from employers or other individuals who can evaluate

your potential for success in a rigorous law program. Applicants must submit a current resume, write a

personal statement on a topic of their choice, and have the option to select one of three optional essays. The personal statement is your interview on paper. You

We welcome your interest in becoming part of this extraordinary community.

may wish to describe aspects of your background and

interests – intellectual, personal, or professional – and how you will uniquely contribute to the Penn Law community and/or the legal profession.

Renée C. Post

Associate Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid

The application fee is $80.00; applicants for whom

the fee will pose a financial burden may apply for a fee HOW TO APPLY LSAC online application may be found at www.lsac.org or visit www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/jd

waiver as part of the application process.

Detailed information and instructions regarding each application requirement and the LSAC/Credential Assembly Service may be found on our website at

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www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/jd/.

Standards for Admission Admission to Penn Law is highly selective. Last year, we

Importantly, the Admissions Committee bases its

seats in the entering class.

While undergraduate grade point average and LSAT

received over 5,300 applications for the approximately 240

Our selection process is designed to ensure that each

candidate is evaluated in terms of his or her academic

promise and potential contribution to the intellectual life

decisions on all material submitted with each application. score are significant factors, they are not decisive factors.

DEADLINES

candidate will not be considered.

Early Decision (Binding)

There is no minimum LSAT or GPA below which a

Round 1

of the Law School and to the legal profession.

Transfer & Visiting Admission

The Admissions Committee considers numerous factors –

We welcome applications from current, full-time law

enrolling a class that is highly accomplished and diverse.

wish to visit for up to one year at Penn Law. Applicants

specific recommended course of study for admission to

in good standing at a law school that is accredited

and intellectual maturity constitute the base upon which

the Association of American Law Schools. Detailed

enroll individuals who have demonstrated outstanding

visiting student admission may be found on our website at

both academic and nonacademic – to achieve our goal of

students who wish to transfer to Penn Law or who

There is no pre-law educational requirement or even a

for transfer or visiting student admission must be

Penn Law. Strength of character, breadth of knowledge,

by the American Bar Association and a member of

our legal education builds. As such, Penn Law seeks to

information and instructions regarding transfer and

academic success, who are intellectually curious, and

www.law.upenn.edu.

who possess superior writing, oral communication,

and analytical skills. We also seek individuals who will

November 15 – Application must be received* December 1 – Application must be complete December 31 – Decisions will be sent Round 2 January 7 – Application must be received* January 15 – Application must be complete January 31 – Decisions will be sent *Early Decision applications must be submitted through LSAC no later than November 15 for Round 1 or January 7 for Round 2. All supporting documents, including the LSAC Credential Assembly Service Report, must be received by December 1 for Round 1 or January 15 for Round 2 Early Decision consideration.

Regular Decision:**

positively contribute to the Penn Law community, and

March 1 – Application must be received March 15 – Application must be complete

backgrounds, their personal and professional experiences,

**Note: Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

ultimately, to the legal profession, based on their diverse service and leadership, and any challenges or obstacles that they may have overcome.

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FINANCING YOUR LEGAL EDUCATION

With almost 100 newly named scholarship funds and more than 100 percent growth in financial aid over the past decade, Penn Law is fully invested in your future.

We are committed to guiding our applicants through the financial aid process and to helping our students develop a sound financial plan for their legal education. We provide generous financial assistance to deserving students through a variety

of grants, scholarships, and loans. Importantly, admission decisions at Penn Law are made without regard to an applicant’s financial need. Therefore, financial aid applications are reviewed only after a student has been admitted. Following is an

overview of the types of aid that are available to our students. Detailed information regarding financial aid and scholarships, as well as instructions for applying, may be found on our website at www.law.upenn.edu.

STUDENT BUDGET* (2013–14) Tuition and Fees

$ 54,992

Applying for Financial Aid

Room and Board

13,952

Eligibility for need-based aid or grants is determined from financial information provided by the applicant, the applicant’s

Books

1,625

for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Need Access Application. You may submit the FAFSA electronically at www.

Health Insurance

3,258

Miscellaneous

3,033

parent(s), and if applicable, the applicant’s spouse. Applicants for financial aid are required to submit the Free Application fafsa.ed.gov. The Need Access Application is available at www.NeedAccess.org.

If you are interested in applying for need-based aid, complete the aforementioned financial aid forms as early as possible so that your financial aid analysis can be completed soon after you have been admitted. We strongly recommend that all applicants submit these forms by March 1, even if they have not yet received an offer of admission. Merit Scholarships Penn Law awards merit scholarships to a select number of students based primarily on their academic achievements and

intellectual ambition, but also based on nonacademic factors such as leadership, service, and professional or life experiences. All applicants who are admitted to the Law School are considered for our merit scholarships. Although there is not a

separate application for merit scholarships, applicants who are nominated by the Admissions Committee may be asked to

complete an interview or to submit an essay for particular scholarships. Scholarship nominees and recipients are notified on a rolling basis between January and late April.

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Total

$ 76,860

*Students who earn a joint degree or certificate will also incur a nominal administrative fee.

Levy Scholars Program Full tuition for three years Silverman-Rodin Scholarship Full tuition 1L, half tuition 2L James Wilson Scholarship $75,000 – $90,000 over three years Dean’s Scholarship $15,000 – $60,000 over three years

Loans

Loan Repayment Assistance

In addition to the aforementioned grants and scholarships, there are a variety of federal and

TolLRAP offers generous repayment assistance, on an annual basis, to Penn Law graduates

information on the various loans for which they may apply and will work directly with the

the applicant’s annual income and law school debt.

private loans for which students may be eligible. Students admitted to Penn Law will receive Law School financial aid staff in completing this process.

Funding for Public Interest Toll Public Interest Scholarships and Loan Repayment Assistance Penn Law, committed to promoting the pursuit of public interest careers, has developed

the Toll Public Interest Scholars Program for select incoming students and the Toll Loan Repayment Assistance Program (TolLRAP) for graduates.

working in public service careers. The amount of assistance is based on a formula that considers

Penn Law’s financial commitment to lawyering in the public interest is unsurpassed. Our

loan repayment assistance program leads the nation, ensuring that graduates pursuing public interest careers can have significant student loan burdens eliminated.

Summer funding for internships in the public sector, or pursuing public interest work in the U.S. and abroad, is guaranteed.

In addition to scholarship assistance and generous loan forgiveness, we help launch legal

careers through a number of postgraduate fellowships available exclusively to our graduates.

The Toll Public Interest Scholars Program combines financial support (full tuition for the

first year and two-thirds tuition for the second and third years) and a challenging academic

program for highly accomplished students seeking academic training and practical experience

in public interest law. Scholars are selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to

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Students at Penn Law thrive academically, professionally, and socially, thanks to a small, supportive community; the preeminence of our School and University; and a focus on redefining what it means to be a lawyer. For a comprehensive set of employment statistics, please see our website www.law.upenn.edu/careers DISTRIBUTION

STUDENT PROFILE – CLASS OF 2016* Applicants

5,307

Enrolled

252

Women

46%

Students of Color

30%

Average Age

24

Directly from College

42%

Advanced Degrees

10% LSAT

GPA

75th Percentile

171

3.94

25th Percentile

164

3.55

This year’s class includes students from 35 states, the District of Columbia, countries across the globe (including Bulgaria, Canada, China, South Korea, New Zealand and United Kingdom) and 124 colleges and universities. As of August 23, 2013

*

CAREER PLANNING

& PROFESSIONALISM

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION (2012)

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Graduating Class Size

270

Employment Status Known

270

Employed

265

Seeking Employment

5

Not Seeking Employment

0

Enrolled in Full-Time Degree

0

Unknown

0

40%

18%

New York

Pennsylvania

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

11%

10%

Washington, D.C.

California

IN THE

2.5%

2.5%

FOLLOWING

New Jersey

Delaware

2.5%

2%

Texas

Massachusetts

1.5%

2%

Illinois

International

OUR 2012 GRADUATES ARE WORKING

GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS:

* Other includes AZ, CO, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MI, OH, OR, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA and WV. Geographic data based on a class of 2012 survey (100% response rate).

Bar Required – Full-time

256

Bar Required – Part-time

2

J.D. Advantage

7

SALARY INFORMATION (2012) LAW FIRM 25th/75th Percentiles: $145,000/$160,000 Median: $160,000

8%

JUDICIAL CLERK

Other*

25th/75th Percentiles: $55,288/$61,250 Median: $61,245 BUSINESS OR INDUSTRY 25th/75th Percentiles: $100,000/$140,000 Median: $130,000

Penn Law students are recruited nationally and internationally by a wide array of employers.

GOVERNMENT/MILITARY 25th/75th Percentiles: $56,500/$60,000 Median: $60,000

196

40

Law Firm (74%)

Judicial Clerkships (15%)**

ARE WORKING

12

10

IN THE

Business or Industry (4.5%)

Public Interest (4%)

OUR 2012 GRADUATES

FOLLOWING FIELDS:

6 Government/Military (2%)

PUBLIC INTEREST 25th/75th Percentiles: $36,100/$46,387 Median: $43,750 ** This number does not reflect the class of 2012 members who accept clerkships two to three years after graduation.

1 Academic (<1%)

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Office of Admissions & Financial Aid Admissions:

215.898.7400

Financial Aid:

215.898.7743

Fax: 215.898.9606 Admissions Email:

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Financial Aid Email:

finaid@law.upenn.edu

Office of Graduate Programs Telephone:

215.898.0407

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