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The University of Pennsylvania Law School

Visiting Pennsylvania was so beautiful and calm which left a lasting impact on student-life while in law school.

The University of Pennsylvania Law School Information/Q&A Session:

  • 13% of law school students come straight through from college.

  • 80+ freshman students per session

  • 135+ curriculum including the Wharton certificate in management

  • They have cross-disciplinary curriculum.

  • Vast number of joint degree program: JD/MA criminology, JD/MA international studies, Global human rights certification.

  • Separate application for JD/MBA.

  • 98% are employed after graduation

  • Judicial clerkship in 5 years

  • 9 clinics

  • 30 externships e.g US Department of Justice, The White House, United Nations, Women’s Law Project. Some externships are credit-based.

  • Generous Loan repayment through LRAP

  • Global connections through working overseas in global law firms or human rights organizations.

  • Connections with foreign law schools that are Semester or year-long.

  • Community: Bowling club, Equal Justice Action, musical performance, Black law students association(BLSA).

Application tips:

  • Average age of 25

  • LSAT: 164-171

  • GPA: 3.49 - 3.95

  • 36% Students of color

  • 52% women

  • 251 Freshman enrolled

For further inquiries: Stephanie Thistle: sthistle@law.upenn.edu