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The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s global engagement creates opportunities to work abroad, while in law school and after graduation. Our international programs lead to careers in an expanding universe of practice areas, both public and private — from working in a domestic law firm with international clients to doing human rights work in Africa.


We support our students and graduates in three key ways:

  • OCS has a full-time counselor dedicated to supporting students who seek international private or public employment.

  • OCS offers programs and career counseling dedicated to the international sector job search.

  • We provide dedicated and intensive fellowship application support. OCS collaborates with the Office of International Affairs to maximize opportunities to engage in private and public sector practice during law school.

We offer various programs to students who are considering pursing international opportunities for a summer or as a career:

  • The Global Justice Fellowship (GJF) each summer, GLF supports J.D. students to work in non-governmental organizations, organs of the United Nations, regional inter-governmental bodies, and government offices involved directly in the provision of human rights services.
  • Global Legal Practice Fellowship (GLPF) each summer, GLPF places students in fellowship positions at local law firms around the world, giving students cross-cultural experience and a better understanding of foreign legal practice.