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Office of General Counsel

Law Clerk Externship Program

Office of General Counsel provides an externship in the legal office for the University and Penn Medicine. The Externships are coordinated through Penn's law school. Students receive course credit and devote 20 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 email an electronic copy of your resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and transcript. Please address your cover letter to our staff contact listed below.

Staff Contact:

Krystyna Dereszowska, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine
FMC Tower at Cira Centre South
2929 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5099

Denene Wambach, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine
FMC Tower at Cira Centre South
2929 Walnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5099

Office of General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System generally recruits two students who have completed their first or second year of law school for a position as a Summer Law Clerk (approximately 40 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. Students work closely with attorneys in the Office and have the opportunity to attend meetings and, depending on circumstances, hearings and other legal proceedings. If you are interested, please provided an electronic copy of your resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and transcript to Jeann Williams at jeann.williams@ogc.upenn.edu.

If you are interested, please provided an electronic copy of your resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and transcript to Jeann Williams at jeann.williams@ogc.upenn.edu.

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.

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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