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Support for Public Interest

At Penn Law we recognize the importance of service and have strived to provide the atmosphere, support and resources necessary for our students to pursue this career goal successfully.

We have created a learning environment that’s ideal for students who seek a career in public service and encourage applicants with service backgrounds to apply here.

  • We offer fee waivers to all alumni and current members of Teach for America, AmeriCorps, and the Peace Corps, as well as any current or former member of any U.S. Military Branch.
  • We are also a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

For more information about our other support programs for students pursuing public service careers, please see Toll Public Interest Center’s Funding Programs.

Public Service News

Sadé Stevens L’23 is interning with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Through the Toll Public Interest Center, Law School students work with Troutman Pepper’s Pepper Center for Public Service on pro bono immigration cases.
Girmay Zahilay L’14, Aaron Jordan L’16, Max Weiss C’11 L’16 are three recent Law School graduates committed to public service.
Tyler J. Burrell L’21 is an elected Councilman and Vice-President of Council of a New Jersey Township, pursuing a Certificate In Politics at The Fels Institute of Government
Omar Gonzalez-Pagan L’10 celebrated a victory with his team of LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights advocates when a federal court enjoined a Trump Administration rule seeking to overhaul U.S. asylum processes.