Practice Skills Education
Penn State Law offers intense, practical skills training in a broad array of experiential learning programs. Clinical opportunities range from civil to criminal, transactional to litigation, domestic to international. Full semester externships at The Hague and in Washington, D.C. include the opportunity to study and practice with a lead prosecutor at the International Court of Justice and with a Congressional special investigator.
Students also work during the summer in their fields of interest or use the summer as an opportunity for public service practice supported by public interest law fellowships. During the school year, extracurricular programs like mock trial and moot court competitions help build real-world research, writing, and litigation skills.
At Penn State students learn not only the law and how to think like a lawyer; with dozens of experiential opportunities available, they practice law as well.