University of Pennsylvania Law School will lead students and alumni in a new era of thought leadership and innovative legal education with the help of the largest gift ever made to a law school. The W.P. Carey Foundation’s transformative $125 million gift ensures the School will produce the most knowledgeable and broadly skilled legal education graduates while ultimately influencing higher education nationally to increase focus on the interconnectivity between law and other disciplines. The funding will enable new research and innovative programming to improve the profession to meet rapidly changing technological and societal issues. It will also support lifetime learning—alumni continuing education, access to tailored, career-stage counseling and training in problem-solving to meet career path challenges. Additionally, a portion of the WCPF gift will support the expansion of pro bono work while increasing support of students who wish to pursue public service careers.
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