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Priorities

The faculty of Penn State Law embraces the University’s mission to improve “the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world” through exemplary legal teaching, scholarship, and service. Because law is the foundation of social order and prosperity, the Law School recognizes our unique responsibility and opportunity. Our priorities are to:

  • reap the distinct advantages of being part of a major research institution;
  • educate a diverse student body; 
  • strive to prepare students to contribute through law to a global society; and 
  • contribute to the resolution of international problems through research and service.

The faculty strives to give students the tools to excel in the practice of law or in other productive uses of legal education. Penn State Law offers students the opportunity to enhance their training by participating in clinical and externship programs that allow them to engage directly in providing legal services.