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Penn State Law Beyond the Bar

Penn State Law in University Park prepares graduates to lead with conviction, excelling in a wide and diverse range of legal careers. Penn State Law students study a legal education for a changing society and are ready to push boundaries and advance the legal profession. Our experiential learning focus, with clinics and practicum, immersion and simulation courses, and endless extracurricular opportunities, coupled with the resources of a leading Big 10 research university, ensure that a Penn State Law grad will be an invaluable asset. Visit our Employer Information page to learn how to connect with these talented and ambitious students.

Penn State Law entering class of 2021 is among top 60 law schools in median LSAT, and among top 39 law schools in median GPA
Diversity at Penn State Law in University Park: 28% of enrolled J.D. students identify as BIPOC
Number does not include people who identified in minority categories who are not US citizens or permanent residents.
94 Penn State Law in University Park grads from 2018-2022 have held clerkships at all levels

Penn State Law Alumni (2018-2022) started their careers in these AmLaw Firms: 

Where our grads go: 40 U.S. states and territories between 2018-2020; 5 foreign countries between 2018-2020 including Canada, China, England, Sweden, and Taiwan.
Alston & Bird LLP Husch Blackwell
Baker Botts, LLP Jackson Lewis LLP
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC K&L Gates LLP
Cozen O'Connor Latham & Watkins
Crowell & Moring LLP Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Dechert LLP Reed Smith LLP
Dickinson Wright Squire Patton Boggs LLP
DLA Piper LLP Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Eckert, Seamns, Cherin & Mellott Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz & Dicker
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Frost Brown Todd  

60 Penn State Law Alumni have been named partners in 48 firms, including: 

DLA Piper LLP Jones Day Reed Smith LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Holland & Knight LLP Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP Troutman Pepper

Penn State Law Alumni (2018-2022) started their careers in diverse areas of the law at employers including:

Allstate Corporation American Conservative Union Astranis Space Technologies Brooklyn District Attorney's Office Brooklyn Defender Services
Commonwealth of PA Office of Attorney General IRS Office of Chief Counsel Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney Philadelphia District Attorney's Office U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Board of Veterans' Appeals
Centers for Disease Control Lambda Legal NinjaHoldings PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Denver District Attorney's Office Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. Federal Communications Commission Queens District Attorney's Office Florida Pubilc Service Commission
Legal Assistance of Western New York Manhattan District Attorney's Office Office of the Legislative Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Grant Thornton LLP Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel, PA Department of State U.S. Department of Defense U.S. Small Business Administration
New Jersey Office of the Attorney General New York City Law Department New York State United Teachers North Penn Legal Services - Williamsport Office Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation
Office of the Colorado State Public Defender Palm Beach County State's Attorney's Office Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate Philips UK The South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project
U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps Ericsson Cornell University Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Wyoming Attorney General
Saginaw Defenders Office U.S. Federal Labor Relations Authority      

Penn State Law previously operated as the University Park campus of the two-campus Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Although the Penn State Law faculty, curriculum, and programs based in University Park have been offered as part of the two-campus law school since 2006, Penn State Law did not begin to operate as a separate school until fall 2015. Therefore, some of the above data about Penn State Law graduate employment is from the unified operation.