The life of a law student.
We get it: Students’ lives involve more than classes, exams, co-ops and clinics. We encourage students to balance academic and law school activities with other parts of their lives. And we will offer support to help you find that balance.
At the Earle Mack School of Law, you’ll meet students from around the world. Some come straight from undergraduate programs, while others have years of professional work experience. Along with our faculty and administrators, they form a diverse, collaborative community of advisers and friends.
Our students are an entrepreneurial bunch. They get involved in student organizations, serve the local community and suggest new ideas about our programs and curriculum. They launched a special-education advocacy project; they persuaded us to offer a class on Animal Law and the school’s Haiti Justice Initiative was the handiwork of a particularly dedicated and ambitious student. We view our students as partners in advancing and sustaining the legal community and in raising the bar for legal education.
We also know how to blow off a little steam, and faculty join students in activities from entering the Philadelphia Marathon, to raising funds for homeless families and sharing drinks with members of the Philadelphia Bar Association.
Philadelphia is the ideal setting for a law student. In fact, The Black Law Student's Guide ranked the Earle Mack School of Law as one of the four best regional law schools in the Mid-Atlantic. The city is also a foodie’s paradise that features a lively theater scene, museums and mile after mile of bike paths. Our University City location offers easy access to leading law firms and Fortune 500 companies. Your professional network will quickly grow, thanks to the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association and area bar associations.