Model Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative
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Penn Law grows its presence in the government & public affairs arena

Through the Model Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative, Penn Law is devoting increased resources to best prepare students to be leaders in the government and policymaking arenas. Students and faculty engage with some of the most pressing government and public policies issues of the day. Here are highlights from the past year and details about upcoming events and opportunities.

Model Summer Fellows Reflect on Summer Experiences

Penn Law is committed to funding all students who commit their summers to public service, including through the Model Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative. 

"Getting Things Done": A Conversation at the National Press Club

Governor Martin O’Malley’s conversation with Dean Theodore Ruger examined health care, educational, and immigration reform.

D.C. Trip Exposes Students to Careers in Government

Last year's trip showcased careers in fair housing enforcement and policy. Stay tuned for information about upcoming trips.

Penn Law Co-Sponsors D.C. Conference

Students attended the Fourth International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform where Professors Rulli, Coglianese, and Chang-Muy presented.

"Is Government Broken?": Last year’s government symposium

Penn Law’s first government and public affairs symposium discussed the state of governmental performance in the US and possible avenues for improvement.

Upcoming Sparer Symposium on Jan. 13

The Sparer Symposium commemorates the life and work of the late Edward V. Sparer. Panels will focus on voting rights, criminal justice reform, national security, and campaign finance.

Upcoming Public Service Career Fair on Jan. 27

Save the date for the Public Interest/Public Service Career Fair, a great opportunity to interview for summer internships and permanent positions in the public sector.

Seeking Career Assistance?

Resources for students attracted to government jobs include financial support, fellowship opportunities, and one-on-one counseling to help launch their careers.

Certificate Spotlight: Fels Politics Certificate

This new certificate is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and practical skills to effectively navigate complex and diverse political environments. 

We have a lot planned for next semester. Please stayed tuned for upcoming visitors, opportunities for career conversations, and more events. Be sure to sign up for our public interest and government listserv to stay up-to-date on government related news!

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