Mia Carpiniello

Associate Director, Graduate School Advising

Mia Carpiniello

Mia Carpiniello joined the Graduate and Professional School Advising team of Penn Career Services in 2013. She advises students and alumni applying to medical school, dental school and law school. She enjoys learning about her advisees’ individual paths and witnessing their personal development on their journey to graduate school. Mia received her B.A. in History, with a focus on American History, from Columbia University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. As an attorney, she clerked for a federal judge and subsequently practiced law at the City of Philadelphia Law Department and then at the Juvenile Law Center. Before coming to Penn, Mia also started and ran her own professional organizing business. In her free time, she engages in pro bono legal work for indigent clients and loves to travel.

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Exploring Law Schools During a Pandemic

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Although we are unable to bring law school admissions representatives to campus this semester due to COVID-19, there are many online opportunities to learn about law schools as you prepare to apply this Fall. You can explore law schools from …

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Update for Pre-Law Students

Update for Pre-Law Students

Dear Pre-law Students and Alumni,

Warm greetings from your pre-law advising team. We are experienced in remote work and will continue to hold advising appointments and walk-in hours through the semester:  https://careerservices.upenn.edu/schedule-a-pre-law-advising-appointment/

You may have concerns about your pre-professional plans that …

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Snapshot: A 3L’s Summer Experience in Public Interest Law

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Sabrina Merold is a third-year law student at Penn Law from New Jersey who plans to pursue a public interest legal career advocating for reproductive freedom and economic justice. Sabrina is currently working as a Part-Time 3L Pre-Law Advisor with …

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Advice on the LSAT Writing Sample

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What do test takers need to know and do for the LSAT Writing Sample? The Law School Admissions Council offers the following Advice on LSAT Writing, outlining rules and instructions that test takers need to follow. 

Advice on LSAT Writing …
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LSAT Test Center Overflows and the Waitlist Process

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Please see the message below from the Law School Admissions Council regarding LSAT test center waitlists.

Test Center Overflows and the Waitlist Process: More Info on How it Works

We hope the details below will offer some clarity about the …

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