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Enriching the Student Experience: $1,000,000

The Law School now operates a variety of in-house legal clinics that encourage students to pursue their professional and personal interests outside of their formal studies. In clinics like the Children’s Advocacy Clinic, Center for Immigrants’ Rights, Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, and Rural Economic Development Clinic, students volunteer valuable legal services while gaining experience in leadership and collaboration. Our clinics — as  well our Semester in Washington Program, International Criminal Law Program at the Hague,  pro bono opportunities, externships, scholarly law journals, and more than thirty student clubs and societies — challenge our students to grow as legal professionals and individuals. Through the campaign, we will seek to expand these opportunities and cultivate an environment in which our students can prepare for leadership in their field and their communities.

David Cramer“Through the Family Law Clinic at Penn State, I am put in touch with many people who cannot afford to pay for adequate legal representation. I am able to guide them through what can be a very intimidating process and help them during a time in their lives that is anything but easy. The Family Law Clinic has brought together my two passions — practicing law and serving others — in a way that I have very much enjoyed.”

David Cramer is an intern with the Family Law Clinic as well as articles editor of the Penn State Law Review and a representative in the Penn State Dickinson Sports Legal Society. He is also active within his church. He hopes to secure employment with a law firm after earning his J.D.