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Our History

Penn State Law in University Park provides students with a legal education that prepares them for success in today’s rapidly changing legal profession.

Until 2014, what is now Penn State Law in University Park was part of Penn State’s one-school, dual-campus law school. That year, the American Bar Association approved Penn State’s request to separate the dual-campus school into two law schools, and Penn State Law in University Park graduated its first J.D. class as a separate school in 2018.

At Penn State Law in University Park, students have all the resources of a world-class public research institution right at their fingertips and experience small classes taught by a faculty of prominent legal scholars and leading practitioners.

We recognize that technology, globalization, and the need for crosscutting knowledge are transforming our society and how legal services are provided. At Penn State Law, our focus is on innovating and providing individualized mentoring and career support to help students develop, lead, and achieve their goals.