Law School Spotlight: The University Of Pennsylvania Law School


    The PowerScore Law School Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different law school each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.

    The University of Pennsylvania Law School (commonly known as Penn Law) is today’s Law School Spotlight. From LSAC’s Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    The hallmarks of the Penn Law experience are an extraordinary cross-disciplinary legal education and a vibrant and collegial community. Penn Law is one of the nation’s leading law schools and takes advantage of its position at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the world’s preeminent research universities. Penn Law faculty collaborate with world-renowned scholars throughout the University, and students enrich their legal education with study in other disciplines via courses, certificate programs (including programs at the Wharton School), and formal joint-degree programs.

    Penn Law has a well-deserved reputation as a school where collegiality trumps competitiveness. We pride ourselves on the supportive environment we provide for students as they engage in the rigors of legal study. Students develop close relationships with their faculty and colleagues.

    Minutes from downtown Philadelphia, Penn Law enjoys a university campus neighborhood and close proximity to one of the nation’s most lively urban areas, providing an exciting, invigorating, and affordable experience.

    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Urban, very large city

    Size: 802 (2011)

    Incoming class size: 250 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 10.2 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 14.4% (866 of 6,003 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $48,362

    Cost of living (single student): $19,788 (on-campus)

    Address: 3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204
    Phone: 215.898.7400
    Twitter accounts: @PennLawSchool
    Facebook: The University of Pennsylvania Law School
    Blog: See the RSS feeds for all Penn Law social media profiles and blogs here

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school’s profile on the Law School Admission Council’s Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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