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University of Pennsylvania Law School Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies

3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
215-898-8427 (phone)
215-573-6783 (fax)
  • 215-898-8427
  • To train law students in lawyering skills by providing free legal services under close in-house faculty supervision.
  • Income guidelines: Litigation case applicants must meet or just slightly exceed legal services financial guidelines. Other clinic’s guidelines are more flexible; Geographic guidelines: Philadelphia metropolitan area.
  • Referrals and appointments required. No walk-ins. Cases are screened for case type and financial eligibility and are selected for their educational value to the student-lawyers. The office operates year-round but only accepts cases during the academic year.
  • Civil Practice Clinic: Law students certified by state and federal courts to represent clients in a wide variety of civil cases in courts and administrative agencies. Areas of practice include civil forfeiture, Social Security Disability, Unemployment Compensation, custody, support, housing, consumer educational rights, employment discrimination, civil rights and expungement of child abuse records. No divorce, bankruptcy or criminal matters accepted.

    Additional clinical programs include the Enterpreneurship Legal Clinic (for online application go to, Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic, and the Transnational Legal Clinic. Go to for a complete list.
  • Louis S. Rulli, Esq.
  • Rachel Mayover