Rigorous legal training in a collaborative and supportive community is a hallmark of a Penn Law education because it makes better lawyers.
Our students truly own their education experiences, actively contributing to a collegial environment where they learn to solve problems while developing critical professional skills: by taking risks in the classroom, students learn to challenge their thinking. By working effectively with colleagues on- and off-campus, they learn about management, leadership and networking. And by investing in the full life of Penn Law, they discover their strengths and hone their talents.
We have more than 100 student-led groups, ranging from academically focused cross-disciplinary groups, to affinity groups, to special interest groups. Students take the lead in bringing leading practitioners, academics, and other experts to Penn Law — all part of a community where diverse points of view are heard, encouraged, and respected. In addition, the Deans Speaker Fund supports approximately 50 student group-sponsored lectures each academic year.