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Summer Law Clerk Program
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Law Clerk Externship Program

The Office of the General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System provides an externship in the legal office for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and University. The Externships are coordinated through local law schools (Penn, Villanova, Rutgers). Students receive course credit and devote 12-15 hours per semester. The student should have an interest in healthcare law and/or higher education law, including healthcare issues involving malpractice, bioethics and regulatory compliance; nonprofit law, university and hospital operations; assisting in contract review; business transactions; real estate; labor and employment problems; academic and student issues; tax; and intellectual property. The position will involve legal research and writing as well as the opportunity to attend trials, contract negotiations, client meetings and other transactional matters. Please coordinate through your law school and provide us with an electronic copy of your resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and transcript by clicking here. Please address your cover letter to our staff contacts listed below:

Sean V. Burke, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
University of Pennsylvania and UPHS
133 South 36th Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246

Catherine L. Villalobos, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
University of Pennsylvania and UPHS
133 South 36th Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246

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Summer Law Clerk Program

The Office of the General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System generally recruits 1-2 students who have completed their first or second year of law school for a position as a Summer Law Clerk (approximately 35 hours per week). Recruitment usually begins in January and interviews occur in the Spring. The student should have an interest in healthcare law and/or higher education law, including healthcare issues involving malpractice, bioethics and regulatory compliance; assisting in contract review; real estate; labor and employment problems; academic issues; and intellectual property. The position involves a fair amount of legal research and writing. If applying, please provide us with an electronic copy of your resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and transcript by clicking here. Please address your cover letter to our staff contacts listed below:

Sean V. Burke, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
University of Pennsylvania and UPHS
133 South 36th Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246

Catherine L. Villalobos, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
University of Pennsylvania and UPHS
133 South 36th Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246

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Fall - Spring Law Clerk Program

The office may recruit 1-2 law students during the school year for 12-15 hours per week. Please see the program description under Law Clerk Externship Program for a description of the student's interest, the areas of exposure and the application process.

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Penn Public Interest Law Clerk Program

The office is a site for Penn Law School's public interest law program. Please see the program description under Law Clerk Externship Program for a description of the student's interest, the areas of exposure and the application process.

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