Keana Williams never thought she could stand in a courtroom, in front of a judge and litigate a case. However, spending the summer interning for a federal judge boosted her confidence in litigation. Because of her business background, Williams entered law school wanting to go into corporate and transactional law, without ever considering any type of litigation, even corporate litigation, but her summer intern experience changed her mind.
“Working at the Drug Enforcement Administration has been such a rewarding experience…what appears to be a simple legal research question can affect every single DEA employee, including agents in the field, locally and abroad.”
Summer Law Clerk, Drug Enforcement Administration
Finding meaningful work during the summer is important for law students to gain on-the-job experience and build connections with other associates and legal professionals. Every summer, Penn State Law students work diligently in the United States and abroad. They explore career options and user their new legal skills to address a variety of problems. Here is a look at some of our student work experiences in a variety of legal environments.