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Today, Penn Law stands as the most interdisciplinary law school in the nation, fully engaged with our fellow world-leading professional and graduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania. Why is this important to someone considering law school? Lawyers today must navigate among fields and approaches, not only as they serve their diverse clients, but also as they

Integrating Knowledge

directly confront our most pressing worldwide challenges— from energy consumption and climate change to bioethics, credit crises, fragile global markets and human rights. A Penn Law legal education is distinct: you will be called upon to integrate knowledge and to do so within a community of scholars and students who will challenge and support you. The educational and professional significance of this unique confluence cannot be overstated.


Advancing the Profession


Today, Penn Law stands as the most interdisciplinary law school in the nation, fully engaged with our fellow world-leading professional and graduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania.

The on Professionalism WhyCenter is this important to someone considering law school?

Integrating Knowledge

To prepare you for today’s competitive legal market, we Lawyers today must navigate among fields and approaches, offer a program that complements your excellent legal not only as they serve their diverse clients, but also as they education and prepares you for your professional career. directly confront our most pressing worldwide challenges— Programming through the Center on Professionalism from energy consumption and climate change to bioethics, develops your fragile skills inglobal five key areas:and human rights. credit crises, markets • Communication A Penn Law legal education is distinct: you will be called • Lawyering upon to integrate knowledge and to do so within a community • Organization and Management Dynamics of scholars and students who will challenge and support • Self-Development you. The educational and professional significance of this • Strategic Planning & Problem Solving unique confluence cannot be overstated.

Networking Opportunities Alumni help our students prepare for their careers in many ways, including conducting mock interviews, attending informal networking lunches, and lecturing about their own career paths to small groups of students as part of the Dean’s Crossroads Lecture Series.


Advancing the Profession


“I particularly like teaching at Penn because of its sense of community, the regard that students have for each other and the cooperation and trust between faculty and students. There’s a genuinely special feeling about the place.” Paul H. Robinson Colin S. Diver Professor of Law

O U R FAC U LT Y Accessibl e S c ho l a r s a nd D e v o t e d Te a c he r s


“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


“ 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 executivebranch hearings.” Regina Austin L’73 William A. Schnader Professor of Law Director, Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law

“ Penn is a world-renowned university; one of the best in the academy. It is wonderful to teach at an institution where students are interested, smart and prepared to think broadly about issues across fields. It makes a profound difference to have all of Penn’s graduate and professional programs within a 10-minute walk.” Tom Baker Deputy Dean and William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences

“ 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


“ 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 Associate Professor of Law Director, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic


“ Brains don’t commit crimes; people do. We do not

FACU LT brains; Y we blame and punish people. blame and punish The criteria for responsibility and excuse are behavioral, including mental Neuroscience is learning much Since 2000, we havestates. grown the Penn Law faculty by close to causes behavior, but of causation alone 50about percent whileofholding the size the student bodydoes steady, not excuse behavior.” further strengthening our academic rigor and maintaining our commitment to being a close and supportive community.

Stephen J. Morse Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry Scholarship

Our professors are prolific scholars, publishing broadly acclaimed books and articles that advance knowledge in the law and related fields. “ The most important issues facing our society are now debated through the framework of corporate law.”

Teaching

A Edward low faculty-student ratio and small class size lead to close Rock L’83 Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor Business Law collaboration among students andofprofessors.

Faculty share their research at informal brown bag lunches, seeking student feedback on their scholarship. Professors partner with students on field-based teaching activities in the U.S. and abroad on areas such as immigration and international law.

Law School Life “ Internet policy must take into account how much the

Faculty are actively involved in the Penn Law community, from underlying technology and the demands being placed on competing in the Celebrity Law Chef Cook-off and donating time the network are changing.” and talent to the highest bidders at the Equal Justice Foundation Christopher S. Yoo auction, to participating in student-organized symposia and Professor of Law and Communication Director, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition

conferences.


“ 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 Associate Professor of Law Director, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic


“ 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

“ 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

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


O U R CURRICULUM Innovativ e I nt e g ra t io n of K no w l e dge

A n Au g u s t 2 007 evaluation by the American Bar Association praised Penn Law fo r o u r d i s t i nctive emphasis on integrating knowledge with other disciplines t h ro u g h o u r c o l l a b o rations with the professional and graduate schools at Penn. The A BA a l s o a c k no w l e dge d our long-standing policy of including both the traditional founda t io n c o u r s e s a nd exposure to electives in the first-year curriculum.


Academic Program As a 1L, you will learn the foundations of the law in small classes with some of the finest professors in the world as you explore traditional legal topics: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Property, Torts, and Legal Research and Writing. You will also select a course in the important field of Administrative Law and explore a new area through an elective in Perspectives in Law. From your very first classes, you will be exposed to cross-disciplinary teaching from our faculty. Beyond the first year, you must complete 52 credit hours, which can include study abroad, pursuing a certificate or joint degree, or taking up to four classes elsewhere at Penn. Within the Law School, you can participate in seminars with fewer than 20 students each, take classes that are team-taught, and enroll in clinic courses. Your learning will take place beyond the classroom, as you work on journals, symposia, conferences, clinical assignments and pro bono placements, and as you engage with the Center on Professionalism.

“ As part of a Penn Law 1L tradition, a group of us had lunch with one of our professors. We all were a bit surprised when he asked us to assess his class. He took notes on a paper napkin! He made obvious that day the deep commitment to teaching by Penn Law’s brilliant faculty.” Asra Syed L’10 Hometown: Austin, TX BA 2004; MA 2005 University of Texas Associate, Dickstein Shapiro (New York City)


OU R U N I V E R S I T Y World-Lea d i ng G ra dua t e a nd P rof e s s io na l S c ho o l s at Your D o o r s t e p


We have almost 30 degree and certificate programs with other schools at Penn – or you can create your own. Recent Ad Hoc programs have included JD/MA/MS degrees in English, Historic Preservation, and Philosophy; a JD/EdD; a JD/MD; and PhDs in Communication and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

The Wharton School School of Arts & Sciences Graduate School of Education Institute for Environmental Studies Fels Institute of Government The Lauder Institute School of Medicine School of Social Policy & Practice School of Social Policy & Practice

Even if you do not take courses outside the Law School, you will be taught and challenged by interdisciplinary scholars. Nearly three-fourths of our professors hold an advanced degree in another field, in addition to law. Almost 50 percent have a PhD.

JD/MCP, City and Regional Planning JD/MPH, Public Health JD/AM, Islamic Studies JD/MSW, Social Work JD/MBA, Business Administration JD/MA, Global Business Law

JD/PhD, American Legal History JD/PhD, Philosophy JD/BA, JD/BS

Three-Year Programs JD/MBA, Business Administration JD/MA or MS, Criminology JD/MSEd, Education Policy or Higher Education JD/MES, Environmental Studies JD/MGA, Government Administration JD/MA, International Studies JD/MBE, Bioethics JD/MS, Social Policy JD/MSW, Social Work

Other Degree Programs

JD/LLM

School of Design School of Medicine School of Arts & Sciences School of Social Policy & Practice The Wharton School The Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School Institut d’Études Politiques School of Arts & Sciences School of Arts & Sciences School of Arts & Sciences School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Nursing, The Wharton School Hong Kong University

Certificate Programs Business and Public Policy Cross-Sector Innovation East Asian Studies Environmental Policy Environmental Science Gender and Sexuality Studies International Business and Law (with ESADE Law School in Barcelona, Spain) Middle East and Islamic Studies NGO Leadership


OUR UNIVERSITY World-Leading Graduate and Professional Schools at Your Doorstep


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MA/MS, Criminology

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MA, International Studies

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MD, Medicine

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MPH, Public Health Studies

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PhD, Communication

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MBE, Bioethics

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Certificate, Gender and Sexuality Studies

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PhD, Philosophy

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PhD, American Legal History

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I n t he re a l w o r l d, t he l a w i nt e r s e c t s w i t h e v e r y f ie l d. O ne C a m p u s : At Pe n n , w e me a s u re d i s t a nc e no t i n m i l e s b u t i n ne g l ig i b l e c i t y b l o c k s, a s w e s i t s ho u l de r t o s ho u l de r w i t h s o me of t he w o r l d ’ s g re a t e s t p rof e s s io na l a nd g ra dua t e s c ho o l s.


IN S T I T U T E S , C E N TERS AND PROGRAMS C o l l a b o ra t e Ac ro s s t he Ac a de my

L a w S c ho o l p rofessors lead cross-school centers at the University that attrac t s c ho l a r s, ex p erts, practitioners and graduate and professional students from a l l f ie l d s a nd f ro m a ro und the globe to their lectures, symposia and events.


Institutes, Centers & Programs Institute for Law and Economics Institute for Law and Philosophy Center for East Asian Studies Center for Tax Law and Policy Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition Criminal Law Legal History Consortium Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law Penn Program on Regulation National Constitution Center Partnership

“ I am impressed with the dynamic events hosted by the Institute for Law and Economics and the Penn Program on Regulation. The institutes and programs at Penn are of the highest caliber and representative of the faculty and administration’s embrace of intellectual breadth.” Anthony Heckman L’10 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA BA 2005 University of Southern California Associate, Morrison & Foerster (San Francisco)


J O U R N A L S AND MOOT COURT Advance K no w l e dge a nd A p p l y Ne w L e a r n i ng


Journal editorial boards interact with professors around the world while editing scholarship. Editors also plan and hold major symposia on diverse topics. Recent conferences include:

MOOT COURT

Penn Law provides many journal opportunities:

“ Expanding Frontiers for Asian Pacific American Lawyers”

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

“ Foundations of Intellectual Property Reform”

University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law

“ Responses GlobalCourt Warming: The Law, Economics, In our activetoMoot program, students are and Science of Climate Change” challenged to apply their legal knowledge and their

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law

advocacy skills to current court cases. “ Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Litigating under the Eighth Amendment” In the Keedy Cup, students compete by writing a brief a case pending before the U.S. Supreme “ TradeforSanctions in a 21st Century Economy: Are They an Court and arguing their Means positionofbefore Appropriate or Effective Alteringthree Statefederal Behavior?” judges and a large audience from the Penn Law “ Hedge Funds: Regulating the Untamed Market” community. Our 2009 National Moot Court team reached the finals and won the prize for best oralist. Another team won the 2009 national moot court and best oralist titles in a competition sponsored by the national Black Law Students’ Association. Students may compete in dozens of intramural competitions, including two abroad in international law and U.S. contests on topics such as LGBT issues, animal rights, intellectual property The University of Pennsylvania Law and 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. constitutional issues.

University of Pennsylvania Law Review

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change

Independent student-published journal: East Asia Law Review


J O U R N A L S AND MOOT COURT Advance K no w l e dge a nd A p p l y Ne w L e a r n i ng


Journal editorial boards interact with professors around the world while editing scholarship. Editors also plan and hold major symposia on diverse topics. Recent conferences include:

Penn Law provides many journal opportunities:

“ Expanding Frontiers for Asian Pacific American Lawyers”

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law

“ Foundations of Intellectual Property Reform”

University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law

“ Responses to Global Warming: The Law, Economics, and Science of Climate Change”

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law

“ Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Litigating under the Eighth Amendment” “ Trade Sanctions in a 21st Century Economy: Are They an Appropriate or Effective Means of Altering State Behavior?” “ Hedge Funds: Regulating the Untamed Market”

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 Law and Social Change

Independent student-published journal: East Asia Law Review


G I T T IS C E N T E R FO R C LI N IC A L L E GAL STUDIES D e v e l o p P ra c t ic a l S k i l l s


Apply theory to practice as you engage in legal advocacy and partner with lawyers and professionals from other disciplines. We offer eight live-client clinics and a public interest seminar that provide you with expansive opportunities to apply your legal education at the intersection of law and a broad range

Recently, clinic students: Won a two-day trial in state court preventing a family’s eviction from subsidized housing.

of subject areas:

Coordinated business transactions involving real estate acquisition and multi-staged financing.

Child Advocacy (with the schools of Medicine and Social Policy & Practice, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

Mediated conflicts ranging from employment discrimination claims to international child custody disputes.

Civil Practice Criminal Defense Entrepreneurship Lawyering in the Public Interest Legislation Mediation Supreme Court Litigation

Obtained a grant of asylum for a client facing certain harm if returned to his home country. Successfully defended clients accused of misdemeanors and felonies in criminal court. Served as court-appointed child advocates to protect at-risk children.

Transnational Law

Drafted proposed legislation on emerging public policy issues.

We offer diverse externships with government and non-profit organizations such Community Legal Services, Delaware Riverkeeper, US Attorney’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Women’s Law Project, and in areas including Federal Appellate Litigation and Death Penalty Litigation.

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

“ Our clinics help students build strong relationships

Inwith recent years,clients, students have worked with Penn Law professors to: diverse develop essential lawyering skills, and apply their talents and creativity in a real world

Draft a new penal code for the Republic of the Maldives. professional setting.” Analyze policy issues facing the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Louis Rulli Director of Clinical Programs and Practice Professor of Law

Assist Kansas in creating a new comprehensive code and criminal law doctrine.


TO L L P U B L IC I N T EREST CENTER Integrate S e r v ic e i nt o Yo u r P rof e s s io na l L i f e

Experience service through a diverse and dynamic public interest community. Whether you are launching a career dedicated to public service or a life-long commitment to pro bono work, you will:

• Gain valuable hands-on experience. • Develop core professional skills. • Explore cross-disciplinary solutions to complex societal needs. • Experience the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others.


Penn’s ABA Award-Winning Pro Bono Program Students challenge themselves in new areas of practice and research while providing at least 70 hours of pro bono legal work to the community. Recently, students: Assisted in compiling information for advocates who sought to protest anti-immigrant legislation around the country. Partnered with a national law firm and the ACLU to fight successfully against a proposed law in Arkansas that would have prevented any unmarried individual from adopting or fostering a child. Assisted the Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action in compiling information and creating a report about social welfare laws and policies relating to people with HIV/AIDS in China. Advocated in court for low-income individuals who were at risk of losing their jobs or homes. Offered critical assistance to a non-profit organization in establishing children’s health clinics throughout the world. Promoted community development by teaching urban youth about entrepreneurship.

PI Possibilities at Penn A strong curriculum in the Law School is complemented by the ability to take courses at other schools in the University such as the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Fels Institute of Government and the Graduate School of Education.

“ This is an extremely exciting time to be in public interest at Penn Law. The Toll Public Interest Center has been expanding the breadth and depth of its programming and Philadelphia provides a first-rate public interest community beyond the walls of the school.” Rebecca Maltzman L’11 Hometown: Bethesda, MD BS 2005 Northwestern University Ed.M. 2010 Harvard


IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Public Interest Week Public Interest Week features an Honorary Fellow in Residence and collaborative programming from the Toll Public Interest Center and Career Planning & Professionalism offices, culminating in the annual Sparer Symposium organized by the Toll Public Interest Scholars.

Our Financial Commitment TO L L P U B L IC I N T EREST CENTER Our loan repayment assistance program is one of the most generous in the country. The program provides graduates with flexibility to pursue the widest range of public interest careers, from serving as public

Integrate S e r v ic e i nt o Yo u r P rofdefenders, e s s iotona l Life legal aid lawyers, to government attorneys, without being hindered by their law school loans. Toll Public Interest Scholars, who are competitively selected from each incoming class, receive substantial tuition remission and support during their time here. We encourage students to seek public interest internships, and we make a substantial commitment of resources to fund their summer

Experience service through a diverse and dynamic public interest community. Whether you are launching a career dedicated to public service or a life-long commitment to pro bono work, you will:

Summerexperience. Public Interest Funding Program brings • employment. Gain valuableOur hands-on together fellowship, scholarship and work-study funding to provide • Develop core professional skills. a summer stipend to virtually all eligible students. • Explore cross-disciplinary solutions to complex societal needs. We provide guidance to students applying for postgraduate fellowships • and Experience satisfaction of making apublic difference offer fourthe fully-funded postgraduate interest fellowships in the lives of others. exclusively for our graduates.


Penn’s ABA Award-Winning Pro Bono Program Students challenge themselves in new areas of practice and research while providing at least 70 hours of pro bono legal work to the community. Recently, students: Assisted in compiling information for advocates who sought to protest anti-immigrant legislation around the country. Partnered with a national law firm and the ACLU to fight successfully against a proposed law in Arkansas that would have prevented any unmarried individual from adopting or fostering a child. Assisted the Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action in compiling information and creating a report about social welfare laws and policies relating to people with HIV/AIDS in China. Advocated in court for low-income individuals who were at risk of losing their jobs or homes. Offered critical assistance to a non-profit organization in establishing children’s health clinics throughout the world. Promoted community development by teaching urban youth about entrepreneurship.

PI Possibilities at Penn A strong curriculum in the Law School is complemented by the ability to take courses at other schools in the University such as the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Fels Institute of Government and the Graduate School of Education.

“ This is an extremely exciting time to be in public interest at Penn Law. The Toll Public Interest Center has been expanding the breadth and depth of its programming and Philadelphia provides a first-rate public interest community beyond the walls of the school.” Rebecca Maltzman L’11 Hometown: Bethesda, MD BS 2005 Northwestern University Ed.M. 2010 Harvard


IN I NT TE ERN R NAT ATIO IONNAAL LPROGRAMS PROGRAMS Explore ExploreG lGol bo abla lC hC ahlal lelnge e nge s sa nd a ndO pO p op rotrut nu intiie t ie ss

International Studies at Penn Law Learn from leading faculty in dozens of courses focusing on topics in international and comparative law. Earn a master’s degree in International Studies from Wharton’s Lauder Institute or a master’s in law from Sciences-Po/Paris I or Hong Kong University in addition to your JD. Take a short course with one of our Bok Visiting International Professors - a prestigious cohort of experts invited by Penn Law to deliver special seminars.


Gain International Experience Become an International Summer Human Rights Fellow and spend a summer doing human rights work in Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America. Gain hands-on experience and cross-cultural understanding at an overseas firm through the Penn Law International Internship Program. Do field-based research in Europe or Asia in the Global Research Seminar. Recent topics include EU Corporate Governance, Cross-border Bankruptcy Cooperation, and Comparative Telecommunications Law.

IN I NT TE ERN R NAT ATIO IONNAAL LPROGRAMS PROGRAMS

Practice international law as counsel to clients petitioning for

refugee status in the Transnational Legal Clinic and engage in broader advocacy efforts related to international law and treaty

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obligations.

Engage in human rights, development and legal practice work in dynamic locations around the world through our Summer Human Rights Fellows Program, the Mead Fellows Program, and Penn Law International Internship Program, for first year students.

Learn from Foreign Studies Scholarsat and Students International Penn Law

“ Having grown up in a Tibetan-Buddhist family, living in

Take a course with our Bok Visiting International Professors on

Learn from leading faculty in dozens pressing issues in international and transnational law.

China forced me to revisit deep-rooted political and cultural

I hope to utilize this experience to contribute to the of courses focusingviews. on topics in international and comparative law. ongoing development of rule of law in China.”

a master’s degreefrom in more International Studies StudyEarn alongside 90 LLM students than 40 countries, who from Wharton’s Lauder Institute or a master’s in law Sciences-Po/Paris I judges, or Hong Kong University in addition to your JD. Dorje Glassman L’11 comefrom from careers overseas as sitting government officials, NGO leaders, bankers, academics and attorneys with the world’s

JD/MA in International Studies with

Take a short course with one of our Bok Visiting International Professors - a prestigious cohort of Wharton’s Lauder Institute leading law firms. experts invited by Penn Law to deliver special seminars. Hometown: Chestnut Ridge, NY BA 2006 Oberlin


INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONALPROGRAMS PROGRAMS Explore ExploreGlobal GlobalChallenges Challengesand andOpportunities Opportunities

International Studies at Penn Law Learn from leading faculty in dozens of courses focusing on topics in international and comparative law. Earn a master’s degree in International Studies from Wharton’s Lauder Institute or a master’s in law from Sciences-Po/Paris I or Hong Kong University in addition to your JD. Take a short course with one of our Bok Visiting International Professors - a prestigious cohort of experts invited by Penn Law to deliver special seminars.


International Programs

North America Canada Mexico

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Central America Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic El Salvador Guatemala

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South America Argentina Brazil Chile Columbia Ecuador Uruguay Venezuela

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Europe Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom

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Africa Botswana Congo (DRC) Ghana Mauritis Namibia Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone South Africa Tanzania Uganda

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Eurasia Belarus Russia Tajikistan Ukraine

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East Asia China Hong Kong Japan South Korea Taiwan

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Southeast Asia Cambodia East Timor Singapore Philippines Thailand Vietnam

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Oceania Australia East Timor New Zealand

Study Abroad Sites

Study Abroad Programs:

Public Interest Work

Barcelona (ESADE Law School)

Student/Faculty Projects

Beijing (Tsinghua Law School)

Faculty Teaching Abroad Other Faculty Activities Abroad Student Organizations

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Hamburg (Bucerius Law School) Hong Kong (Hong Kong University)

Alumni Clubs

Paris (Paris 1/Sciences Po)

Wharton Lauder Institute

Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Law School)

Visiting Faculty and Researchers

Tokyo (Waseda Law School)

Summer Interns and Associates

Penn Law is pioneering new approaches to teaching international and comparative law. Two of our newest programs, the Global Research Seminar and the Global Forum, exemplify our mission to deepen ties with experts overseas and to place students in direct contact with practitioners and academics in a wide range of fields.


O U R STUDENTS A Lifetime Ne t w o r k of C o l l e a g u e s

E a c h y e a r, we enroll a select class of about 250 academically gifted, p rof e s s io na lly accomplished, intellectually curious – and by every me a s u re d i verse – students who are committed to engaging in a c o l l a b o ra t i ve community.


“I took several intellectual property classes in patent, trademark and copyright law, participated in an IP moot court, and organized patent seminars and events with the Penn Biotech Group. During my first year of law school, I was selected to attend an international IP conference at Waseda University in Japan.” Anita Choi L’10 JD/MBA with The Wharton School Hometown: Toronto, Canada B.Sc. 2004 California Institute of Technology Associate, Morrison & Foerster (San Francisco)


STUDENT International Studies through Wharton’s Lauder Institute. EXPERIENCES Brenden chose Penn Law “because of its interdisciplinary

international programs.” He completed a joint JD/MA in

Brenden Carbonell L’10 Hometown: Miami, FL BA 2007 Yale

Students recently: Presented the Ugandan government with recommendations to restore justice and rule of law following 60 interviews in Africa with U.N. and officials, and civil poet, societyPaul andsuggests victims ofthat poetry Agovernment published novelist violence. and law are both interested in “the moral questions surrounding humans’ relationship to the world and to one Drafted and submitted a report to the EPA on another.” greenhouse gas emissions, which the agency cited

Paul Fattaruso L’11 multiple times in its final rule document. Hometown: Cortland, NY BA 1999 University of Mass.; MFA 2003; Published a paper female lawyers who use nonPhD 2007 University of on Denver

legal methods to advocate for workplace rights. Led an active Council of Student Representatives and served on most faculty committees. an annual auctionteacher to support students AOrganized former Teach for America who is “particularly working inin theissues publicrelated interesttoin social their 1Ljustice,” and 2L Diana spent interested summers. the summer of 2009 working on human rights in Senegal. Dianna Myles L’11 Initiated 16 pro-bono groups working in areas from Hometown: St. Louis, MO human rights to environmental law. BA 2006 Emory


OUR ALUMNI

We have active alumni clubs throughout the United States and abroad, including Brazil, China, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. Penn Law graduates serve as attorneys, policy makers, deal makers, corporate executives and entrepreneurs in specialties from academia through securities law to voting rights and more. They lead multinational companies and health care institutions, run nonprofit organizations, advise government officials and forge market-changing mergers. Alumni also volunteer as mentors and guest speakers at the Law School and provide ongoing and important leadership and support to Penn Law.

“I took several intellectual property classes in patent, trademark and copyright law, participated in an IP moot court, and organized patent seminars and events with the Penn Biotech Group. During my first year of law school, I was selected to attend an international IP conference at Waseda University in Japan.” Anita Choi L’10 JD/MBA with The Wharton School Hometown: Toronto, Canada B.Sc. 2004 California Institute of Technology Associate, Morrison & Foerster (San Francisco)


Brenden chose Penn Law “because of its interdisciplinary international programs.” He completed a joint JD/MA in International Studies through Wharton’s Lauder Institute. Brenden Carbonell L’10 Hometown: Miami, FL BA 2007 Yale

A published novelist and poet, Paul suggests that poetry and law are both interested in “the moral questions surrounding humans’ relationship to the world and to one another.” Paul Fattaruso L’11 Hometown: Cortland, NY BA 1999 University of Mass.; MFA 2003; PhD 2007 University of Denver

A former Teach for America teacher who is “particularly interested in issues related to social justice,” Diana spent the summer of 2009 working on human rights in Senegal. Dianna Myles L’11 Hometown: St. Louis, MO BA 2006 Emory


S T UD E N T L I F E Engage w i t h a S ma l l a nd S u p p o r t i v e C o m mu n i t y

Our supportive community encourages students to take intellectual risks. It is our belief – confirmed by feedback we receive from leaders in the profession – that students who learn the law in an environment that encourages and supports this exploration make exceptional lawyers and leaders.


DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT Student Groups Join an established student group (we have more than 90) or find like-minded colleagues to start your own. We are home to groups that consider substantive legal issues, run symposia, welcome speakers on

S T UD E N T L I F E

career exploration, perform musicals and bowl competitively.

Campus within a Campus Our four interconnected buildings around a lovely

support Engage w i t h a S ma l l a nd S u p p o rcentral t i v ecourtyard Com muinteraction n i t y and engagement among faculty, students and staff.

Affordable Housing Choose from an array of housing options, on campus and off. Graduate student housing is only one block from the Law School and the neighborhoods of University City and elsewhere in Philadelphia offer options that are a short walk, bike or bus ride away.

Our supportive community encourages students to take intellectual risks. It is our belief – confirmed by feedback we receive from leaders in the profession – that students who learn the law in an environment that encourages and supports this exploration make exceptional lawyers and leaders.


U N I V E R S I T Y O F P ENNSYLVANIA We a re a n Iv y League University proud of our emphasis on integrating k no w l e dge a cross our schools and colleges, our spirit of innovation, a nd o u r p ic t uresque urban campus.


CAMPUS

Penn is distinct in offering the rare blend of an inviting University campus in the heart of a great city. Admire award-winning architecture while strolling through our historic Ivy League campus. Partake of 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 Fischer 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, an Olympic-size pool and climbing wall. Visit University City’s popular stores, restaurants and cafes, cinema complex and lovely parks. Admire the fine Victorian houses, many of which have been divided into affordable apartments. Head to the east U N I V E R S I T Y O F P ENNSYLVANIA across the Schuylkill River and partake of everything that downtown Center City has to offer.

We a re a n Iv y League University proud of our emphasis on integrating It is all – ALL – within walking distance of the Law k no w l e dge a cross our schools and colleges, ourSchool! spirit of innovation, a nd o u r p ic t uresque urban campus.


PH I L A D E L P H I A


THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA “ Philadelphia is one of the few American cities whose history is a fully integrated part of the urban landscape. Cars still roll along the city's cobblestone streets, people live in homes dating back to the 18th century and bars Ben Franklin frequented are popular today.” — CNN “ The city is on a roll.” — The New York Times Think dynamic, sophisticated and affordable. That’s Philly. Historic, yet hip and vibrant, Philadelphia enjoys National Geographic’s designation as “the Next Great City.” You can meander through a “city of neighborhoods” . . . enjoy fantastic restaurants and sidewalk cafes . . . attend shows and concerts . . . shop interesting stores and boutiques . . . watch collegiate and professional sports . . . wander past skyscrapers and quaint brownstones . . . visit the museums along the Parkway . . . or run or bike through Fairmount Park, the largest landscaped city park in the United States. Students find Philadelphia affordable and exciting. And you can leave your car at home!


PH I L A D E L P H I A


CA R E E R P L A N N I N G & PROFESSIONALISM Advance Yo u r S k i l l s fo r P rof e s s io na l S uc c e s s


Your Career Now more than ever, prospective employers want to know that you are driven, self-aware, enthusiastic and efficient – and have the professional skills necessary to hit the ground running. Career Planning & Professionalism will make sure that you are thoroughly prepared to achieve your career goals. We will work closely with you not only on obtaining summer and post-graduate employment, but also on crafting a long-term strategy to achieve a satisfying professional career.

Center on Professionalism Beginning at Orientation, you will join a cohort of no more than 15 first year students with whom you will learn the skills of legal research and writing, and participate in programs to strengthen your self-assessment, communication, problem solving, and strategic planning skills.

“The mission of the Career Planning and Professionalism team is to give you the skills you need to develop a career that is perfect for you, and to connect you to the alumni and employers you will need along the way.” Heather Frattone L’98 Associate Dean, Career Planning & Professionalism


“Throughout the clerkship application process, I was constantly impressed and appreciative of the resources that CP&P had to offer.” Charlotte Haldeman L’08 Hometown: Haverford, PA BA 2003 Dartmouth Clerk to Judge Anita Brody, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2008) and to Judge Marjorie Rendell, Third Circuit (2009) Equal Justice Works Fellow, Pennsylvania Innocence Project (2010-12)


Our Resources

Our Fellowships

On-campus interviewing and job fairs.

In addition to assisting students seeking national and international fellowships, we offer multiple postgraduate fellowships that are available exclusively to our graduates: the Cohen Public Interest Fellowship; Langer, Grogan and Diver Fellowship in Social Justice; Penn Law Public Interest Fellowship; Sharswood Fellowship; and Toll Public Interest Center Philadelphia Fellowship.

Regional interview programs in places such as Los Angeles/Century City, San Francisco/Menlo Park, Palo Alto, San Diego, Texas, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, and Denver. Extensive resources, in both large and smaller legal markets, to help you identify opportunities. Programming on a wide range of practice areas. Mock interviews with practicing lawyers. Individual assistance in seeking judicial clerkships.

Our Counselors The Career Planning & Professionalism team assembled to work with you at Penn is one of the finest in the country, and includes eight counselors who hold a JD and possess a variety of experience, from public service to judicial clerkships to private practice.

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

Counselors hold proactive programming and identify resources to address the changing legal market.

Ongoing career counseling and assistance after you graduate.

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.


Course Listing A Curriculum Rich in Substance and Choice The First Year Program As a first year Penn Law student, you will be required to take six courses plus a yearlong Legal Writing course. You will be enrolled in four required courses in the fall and two required courses in the spring. Additionally, in the spring you will have the opportunity to select two courses, one from a regulatory list and the other from a perspectives list. Required Courses: Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Contracts Criminal Law Property Torts Legal Writing: Yearlong Regulatory Electives: Administrative Law Environmental Law FDA Law and Policy Legislation Public International Law Perspectives Electives: Comparative Law Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Policy Introduction to Jurisprudence Law and Economics Law and Society in Japan Legal History Privacy and Data Protection The Second & Third Year Program Credit Requirements: • Total of 52 hours of work must be taken (of which four courses can be taken outside Penn Law) • Senior research and writing program • Professional responsibility course • Public service (70 hours required) 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 GOVERNMENT Administrative Law Advanced Seminar in Local Government Law Analytical Methods in the Law Constitution Outside of the Courts Cost-Benefit Analysis: Law, Policy and Practice FDA Law and Policy Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy Health Law and Policy International Trade Regulation Law and Economics Legislation Legislative Clinic Local Government Law Natural Resources Law & Policy Policy Analysis Public Health Law & Policy Regulation of Financial Institutions Regulation of Health Insurance Markets Risk Regulation Seminar Securities Regulation Shaping Communications Policy in the Obama Administration BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Accounting Administrative Law Advanced Issues in Private Finance & Corporate Reorganization Advanced Topics in Corporate Law Advising the Board of Directors Analytical Methods in the Law Anatomy of a Merger Antitrust Bankruptcy Business Strategy and Corporate Law Chapter 11: Corporate Reorganization Commercial Credit I Commercial Litigation Strategy Contract Drafting Corporate Finance Corporate Governance Corporate Lawyering Corporate Taxation Corporations

Deals: Economic Structure of Transactions & Contracting Empirical Finance Employment Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Federal Crimes Seminar Federal Income Taxation Financial Accounting Financial Crisis & Bailout IP & Corporate Lawyering Insurance Insolvency Insurance Law International Bankruptcy International Business Transactions International Finance International Tax Issues in Corporate Law Labor Law in Comparative Perspective Law and Economics Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Mergers and Acquisitions Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Partnership Taxation Policy Analysis Privacy Regulation of Financial Institutions Regulation of Health Insurance Markets Risk Management Risk Regulation Seminar Securities Regulation Sports Law Structured Finance and Securitization Taxation of Business Entities White Collar Crime and Capital Markets COMMERCIAL LAW Accounting Advanced Issues in Private Finance & Corporate Reorganization Advanced Topics in Commercial Real Estate Seminar Analytical Methods in the Law Antitrust Bankruptcy Chapter 11: Corporate Reorganization Commercial Credit I Commercial Litigation Strategy Common Law Contracts Contract Drafting Contracts Corporate Finance


Corporations Cross-Border M&A Deals: Economic Structure of Transactions & Contracting Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Financial Accounting IP & Corporate Lawyering International Bankruptcy International Business Transactions International Commercial Arbitration Introduction to IP Law and Policy Issues in Corporate Law Law and Economics Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Patent Law Policy Analysis Real Estate Transactions Structured Finance and Securitization Taxation of Business Entities Trial Advocacy CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Administrative Law Advanced Constitutional Law Church and State Comparative Law Conflict of Laws Constitution Outside of the Courts Constitutional Law Constitutional Litigation Constitutional Theorizing Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Election Law Employment Discrimination Evolution of International & Constitutional Legal Constraints on War Family Law Federal Courts Federalism First Amendment in the 21st Century Immigration Law Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation International Human Rights International Human Rights and National Security

Jurisprudence and Constitutional Theory Jurisprudence of War Crimes Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and the Holocaust Legal Responses to Inequality Legal Revolutions in America: 1750-1880 Legislation Mental Health Law Parents, Children and the State Political Philosophy of the Constitution Privacy Public International Law Religion, Law and Lawyering Right to Counsel Shaping Communications Policy in the Obama Administration Sports Law Supreme Court Clinic Supreme Court Practice and Process Supreme Court: Great Cases Topics in Defamation COURTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Administrative Law Advanced Problems in Federal Procedure Analytical Methods in the Law Appellate Advocacy Civil Practice Clinic Civil Procedure Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Conflict of Laws Constitution Outside of the Courts Constitutional Litigation Criminal Defense Clinic Criminal Law Criminal Procedure: Investigation Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication Cybercrime Seminar Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Evidence FDA Law and Policy Federal Courts Insurance Law International Civil Litigation International Human Rights Judicial Clerkship Seminar Jurisprudence and Constitutional Theory Juvenile Justice Seminar

Law and Economics Law and the Holocaust Lawyering in the Public Interest Seminar Legal Responses to Inequality Legislation Legislative Clinic Litigation for Social Change Seminar Mediation Clinic Policy Analysis Political Law and Race Psychological Analysis of Legal Decision-Making Public Health Law & Policy Refugee Law Remedies Right to Counsel Shaping Communications Policy in the Obama Administration Social Welfare and American Law Supreme Court Clinic Supreme Court Practice and Process Supreme Court: Great Cases Torts Trial Advocacy Externship: Death Penalty Externship: Federal Appellate Litigation CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Advanced Criminal Law Analytical Methods in the Law Criminal Defense Clinic Criminal Law Criminal Law Theory Criminal Procedure: Investigation Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication Cybercrime Seminar Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Evidence Federal Crimes Seminar Freedom & Responsibility Seminar

Intention and the Law International Human Rights Introduction to IP Law and Policy Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Economics Law and the Holocaust Legal Imagination: Criminals & Justice Across Literature Mental Health Law Policy Analysis Privacy Right to Counsel Supreme Court Clinic Trial Advocacy Visual Legal Advocacy White Collar Crime and Capital Markets Externship: District Attorney's Office ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE LAW Administrative Law Analytical Methods in the Law Animal Law and Ethics Comparative Environmental Law and Economics Cost-Benefit Analysis: Law, Policy and Practice Environmental Law Environmental Lawyering Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy International Environmental Law Law & Policy of Cost-Benefit Analysis Law and Economics Natural Resources Law & Policy Policy Analysis Risk Regulation Seminar Externship: Delaware Riverkeeper FAMILY AND ESTATE LAW Analytical Methods in the Law Anatomy of a Divorce Bioethics, Babies and Babymaking Family Law Gender, Law and Psychology Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Economics Mental Health Law


Parents, Children and the State Policy Analysis Privacy Sexuality and the Law Social Welfare and American Law Trusts and Estates HUMAN RIGHTS LAW Animal Law and Ethics Bioethics, Babies and Babymaking Constitutional Litigation Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Employment Discrimination First Amendment in the 21st Century Global Research Seminar: The Globalization of Corporate Governance Gender, Law and Psychology Human Rights Lawyering in the 21st Century Immigration Law International Human Rights and National Security Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and the Holocaust Legal Responses to Inequality Litigation for Social Change Seminar Policy Analysis Public International Law Refugee Law Sexuality and the Law Social Welfare and American Law Transnational Legal Clinic UN Security Council in the 21st Century INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY LAW Analytical Methods in the Law Copyright Copyright Theory Cultural Heritage and the Law Cybercrime Seminar Development of US Intellectual Property Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic First Amendment in the 21st Century IP & Corporate Lawyering Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation Intellectual Property: Trademarks

International Communication: Power & Flow Seminar Internet Law Introduction to IP Law and Policy Law and Economics Patent Law Patent Litigation Seminar Policy Analysis Privacy Risk Regulation Seminar Taxation of Business Entities Technology Policy INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW Advanced Issues in Private Finance & Corporate Reorganization Approaches to Islamic Law China & International Law Chinese Law Civil Law: It’s Cultural Importance, Jurisprudential Value & Practical Utility Comparative Law Conflict of Laws Cross-Border M&A Evolution of International & Constitutional Legal Constraints on War Federalism Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy Global Research Seminar: The Globalization of Corporate Governance Globalization and Domestic Courts Globalization and Public Law Human Rights Lawyering in the 21st Century Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation International Bankruptcy International Business Transactions International Civil Litigation International Communication: Power & Flow Seminar International Environmental Law

International Finance International Human Rights International Human Rights and National Security International Tax International Trade Regulation Introduction to European Union Law Introduction to Comparative Law Jurisprudence of War Crimes Justice System Reform in Japan Labor Law in Comparative Perspective Law and the Holocaust Philosophical Foundations of International Law Public Health Law & Policy Public International Law Refugee Law Research in International and Foreign Law Transnational Legal Clinic UN Security Council in the 21st Century LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW Analytical Methods in the Law Employee Benefits Employment Discrimination Employment Law Labor Law in Comparative Perspective Law and Economics Litigating Employment Class and Collective Actions Policy Analysis Risk Regulation Seminar Sports Law LAW AND THE HEALTH SCIENCES Administrative Law Analytical Methods in the Law Animal Law and Ethics Bioethics, Babies and Babymaking Cost-Benefit Analysis: Law, Policy and Practice Criminal Law Doctors, Death Panels & Democracy Drug Product Liability Litigation FDA Law and Policy Freedom & Responsibility Seminar Gender, Law and Psychology Health Care Law Health Law and Policy Insurance Law

Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation Law and Bioethics Law and Economics Mental Health Law Patent Law Policy Analysis Privacy Public Health Law & Policy Regulation of Health Insurance Markets Risk Regulation Seminar PERSPECTIVES ON THE LAW Advanced Legal Research Analytical Methods in the Law Animal Law and Ethics Approaches to Islamic Law Christianity and American Law: 1880-present Civil Law: Its Cultural Importance, Jurisprudential Value & Practical Utility Comparative Law Criminal Law Theory Cultural Heritage and the Law Family Law Federalism Fiction Writing About the Law First Amendment in the 21st Century Freedom & Responsibility Seminar Gender, Law and Psychology Globalization and Domestic Courts Human Rights Lawyering in the 21st Century IP & Corporate Lawyering Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation International Human Rights International Tax Introduction to IP Law and Policy Introduction to Trial Advocacy Jewish Law Justice and Fiction Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Bioethics Law and Economics Law and Literature Law and the Holocaust


Lawyer as Persuasive Advocate Lawyering in the Public Interest Seminar Legal Imagination: Criminals & Justice Across Literature Legal Responses to Inequality Legal Revolutions in America: 1750-1880 Litigation for Social Change Seminar Mental Health Law Philosophical Foundations of International Law Policy Analysis Political Authority & Political Obligation Political Philosophy of the Constitution Practice of Law Privacy Problems in Law and Morality Public International Law Religion, Law and Lawyering Remedies Research in International and Foreign Law Risk Regulation Seminar Social Welfare and American Law Supreme Court Practice and Process U.S. Legal Research Visual Legal Advocacy PROPERTY AND LAND DEVELOPMENT Advanced Topics in Commercial Real Estate Seminar Analytical Methods in the Law Deals: Economic Structure of Transactions & Contracting Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Environmental Law Environmental Lawyering Land Use Law Law and Economics Local Government Law Policy Analysis Property Real Estate Transactions

TAXATION Analytical Methods in the Law Corporate Taxation Employee Benefits Federal Income Taxation International Tax Law and Economics Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Partnership Taxation Policy Analysis Structured Finance and Securitization Tax Policy Seminar Taxation of Business Entities URBAN AND PUBLIC INTEREST LAW Advanced Seminar in Local Government Law Analytical Methods in the Law Animal Law and Ethics Civil Practice Clinic Constitution Outside of the Courts Constitutional Litigation Cultural Heritage and the Law Election Law Employment Discrimination Employment Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Family Law Federal Courts Federalism Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Economics Lawyering in the Public Interest Seminar Legal Responses to Inequality Legislative Clinic Litigation for Social Change Seminar Parents, Children and the State Policy Analysis Religion, Law and Lawyering Remedies Social Welfare and American Law Visual Legal Advocacy Externship: Community Legal Services Externship: Death Penalty Externship: Delaware Riverkeeper Externship: Philadelphia Legal Assistance

CLINICAL/EXPERIENTAL, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY & ETHICS Appellate Advocacy Bioethics, Babies and Babymaking Civil Practice Clinic Civil Pre-trial Litigation Commercial Litigation Strategy Criminal Defense Clinic Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic Keedy Cup Preliminaries Lawyering in the Public Interest Seminar Legislative Clinic Mediation Clinic Mock Trial Team Competition Policy Analysis Professional Responsibility Refugee Law Research in International and Foreign Law Supreme Court Clinic Supreme Court Practice and Process Transnational Legal Clinic Trial Advocacy Externship: Community Legal Services Externship: Death Penalty Externship: Delaware Riverkeeper Externship: District Attorney's Office Externship: Federal Appellate Litigation Externship: Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Externship: Philadelphia Legal Assistance

CO-CURRICULAR Journal of Business Law Journal of Constitutional Law Journal of International Law Journal of Law and Social Change Law Review Legal Writing Instructorships and Fellowships Douglass Moot Court Competition Jessup Moot Court Competition Keedy Cup Competition Keedy Cup Preliminaries Marshall Moot Court Competition Moot Court Board National Moot Court Competition Other Extramural Competitions


GOLKIN HALL A New Bu i l d i ng t o S u p p o r t Pe n n L a w ’ s C o l l a b o ra t i v e Environme nt .


Completing the finest law school campus in the country Nestled within the University of Pennsylvania campus, the Law School complex is designed with four interconnected buildings surrounding a central courtyard. The buildings’ design supports our collaborative environment, with connections and crossroads to ensure easy interaction among students, faculty and staff. Over the past ten years, the Law School has completed a top-to-bottom renovation of three of our interconnected buildings. Now, we are undertaking the final phase of the transformation of our physical complex with a new, state-of-the-art building to replace the fourth structure. Encompassing 40,000 square feet, Golkin Hall will feature a two-story entry hall overlooking the Law School courtyard, a modern court room, a 350-seat auditorium, faculty and administrative offices, flexible seminar and collaboration spaces, and a rooftop garden. The project is on a fast-track, with completion planned for spring 2012.


Golkin Hall will be LEED certified – one of the first law school buildings in the country to garner the environmentally sustainable designation. The building’s design will blur the division between outdoors and indoors, with natural light playing a central role throughout.


How to Apply Admissions and Financial Aid

Application Requirements

The student body is the foundation of the law school experience. At Penn Law, your classmates will challenge you, teach you, and sustain you in what is one of the most diverse and collaborative learning environments of any top law school.

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 (LSDAS). 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 select one of three supplemental essays. The personal statement is your interview on paper. You 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.

Each year, Penn Law enrolls a select class of approximately 250 students who are academically gifted, professionally accomplished, intellectually curious, and culturally and geographically diverse, expecting them to make great contributions to our profession and the world. Our students come from all over the country, from several foreign countries, and from more than 200 undergraduate institutions. They come from a broad spectrum of academic, professional, ideological, and economic backgrounds. Over 70 percent of our students have had at least one year of work experience prior to attending law school, more than a third identify as students of color, and typically 12 percent or more hold an advanced degree. This breathtaking diversity inspires a cross-fertilization of ideas and initiatives that make the Penn Law education intellectually rewarding and professionally transformative. We welcome your interest in becoming part of this extraordinary community.

The application fee is $80.00; applicants for whom the fee will pose a financial burden may apply for a fee 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 www.law.upenn.edu. Standards for Admission

Renée C. Post Associate Dean Admissions and Financial Aid How to Apply LSAC online application may be found at www.lsac.org or visit www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/jd/apply. Deadlines Early Decision (Binding) November 15 – application must be received* December 1 – application must be complete December 31 – decisions will be sent * Note: We accept the October LSAT for Early Decision. Regular Decision:** February 15 – Application must be received ** Note: Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Admission to Penn Law is highly selective. Each year we receive over 6,000 applications for the 250 seats in the entering class. 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 of the Law School and to the legal profession. The Admissions Committee considers numerous factors – both academic and nonacademic – to achieve our goal of enrolling a class that is highly accomplished and diverse. There is no pre-law educational requirement or even a specific recommended course of study for admission to Penn Law. Strength of character, breadth of knowledge, and intellectual maturity constitute the base upon which our legal education builds. As such, Penn Law seeks to enroll individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic success, who are intellectually curious, and who possess superior writing, oral communication, and analytical skills. We also seek individuals who will positively contribute to the Penn Law community, and ultimately, to the legal profession, based on their diverse backgrounds, their personal and professional experiences, service and leadership, and any challenges or obstacles that they may have overcome. Importantly, the Admissions Committee bases its decisions on all material submitted with each application. While undergraduate grade point average and LSAT score are significant factors, they are not decisive factors. There is no minimum LSAT or GPA below which a candidate will not be considered.


Transfer & Visiting Admission

Merit Scholarships

We welcome applications from current full-time law students who wish to transfer to Penn Law or who wish to visit for up to one year at Penn Law. Applicants for transfer or visiting student admission must be in good standing at a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Detailed information and instructions regarding transfer and visiting student admission may be found on our website at www.law.upenn.edu.

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.

Financing Your Legal Education Student Budget* (2010 – 2011) Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books Health Insurance Miscellaneous Total

$ 48,362 13,132 1,275 2,742 2,639 $ 68,150

* Students who earn a joint degree or certificate will also incur a nominal administrative fee. At Penn Law 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. Applying for Financial Aid Eligibility for need-based aid or grants is determined from financial information provided by the applicant, the applicant’s parent(s), and if applicable, the applicant’s spouse. Applicants for financial aid are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Need Access Application. You may submit the FAFSA electronically at www.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.

Levy Scholars Program Silverman-Rodin Scholarship James Wilson Scholarship Dean’s Scholarship

Full tuition 1L, two-thirds 2L and 3L Full tuition 1L, half tuition 2L $60,000 – $75,000 over three years $15,000 – $60,000 over three years

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 Repayment Assistance Program (TollRAP) for 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 public service, their academic record, and their potential for leadership in the legal community. TollRAP offers generous repayment assistance, on an annual basis, to Penn Law graduates working in public service careers. The amount of assistance is based on a formula that considers the applicant’s annual income and law school debt. Loans In addition to the aforementioned grants and scholarships, there are a variety of federal and private loans for which students may be eligible. Students admitted to Penn Law will receive information on the various loans for which they may apply and will work directly with the Law School financial aid staff in completing this process.


Student Profile – Class of 2013* Applicants Enrolled Women Students of Color Average Age Directly from College Advanced Degrees 75th Percentile 25th Percentile

6,022 254 47% 35% 24 29% 12% LSAT 171 166

GPA 3.9 3.54

Distribution This year’s class includes students from 33 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and nine foreign countries (Canada, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Pakistan, South Korea), and 105 colleges and universities. Faculty 2009-2010 74 full-time teaching 82 adjunct or lecturer 71% with advanced degrees 45% with Ph.D. or equivalent Over 40% hold secondary appointments at Penn Faculty-Student Ratio: 10.7 to 1 * As of August 24, 2010

Career Planning & Professionalism Penn Law students are recruited nationally and internationally by a wide array of employers. Our graduates are working in the following fields and geographic regions: Judicial Clerkship Business & Industry Public Interest and Government Private Practice Academia

15-17% 3-4% 4-8% 73-78% 1%

Location New England New York City Philadelphia California & West Coast Washington, DC Southeast Chicago & Midwest Texas & Southwest Mountain International

3-6% 50-52% 10-12% 10-12% 15-17% 3-6% 2-4% 1-2% 1-2% 1-3%

Private Sector Salaries – Recent Graduates Range: $35,000-$165,000 Median: $160,000 Public Sector Salaries – Recent Graduates Range: $34,000-$60,000 Median: $55,000 *2010 employment figures will be available in March 2011. Statistics for the classes of 2008 and 2009.

P E N N L AW P R O F I LE S t ude nt s a t Penn Law thrive socially, academically and professionally, thanks t o a s ma l l , s upportive community; the preeminence of our School and Univer s i t y ; a nd a fo c u s on redefining what it means to be a lawyer.


University of Pennsylvania Law School 3400 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204 Office of Admissions & Financial Aid Admissions: 215.898.7400 Financial Aid: 215.898.7743 Fax: 215.898.9606 Admissions Email: contactadmissions@law.upenn.edu Financial Aid Email: finaid@law.upenn.edu

University of Pennsylvania Non-Discrimination Policy Statement The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD). The University of Pennsylvania must reserve the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curricula, or any other matters announced in this publication or on its website.

Office of Graduate Programs Telephone: 215.898.0407 Fax: 215.898.6979 Email: gradadmissions@law.upenn.edu http://www.law.upenn.edu


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