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Admissions

We are no longer accepting applications for the LLM Class of 2016 or for SJD students seeking to enroll in the fall of 2015.  We will begin accepting applications in September of 2015.

Deadlines

November 15:

Early Notification

LLM and LLCM applications must be complete by November 15 for “Early Notification.”  Early Notification Applicants will be accepted, rejected, or deferred for further consideration  by February 1. (We will begin accepting applications on September 1.)

December 15:

Regular Notification

LLM and LLCM applications are due by December 15.  Applicants will be accepted, rejected or wait-listed by mid-March.


If you miss the deadline, you can request a deadline extension. Late applications require an additional $25 late fee.

March 15:

SJD Deadline

All applications to the SJD program are due on March 15.  (We will begin accepting applications on October 1.)

To check your application status: Click here.

Deadline Notes:  Applications for admission to Graduate Programs at Penn Law are reviewed on a rolling basis.  We strongly advise all candidates to submit their completed applications at the earliest possible date.  However, please do not submit materials for any of Penn Law’s Graduate Programs prior to September 1 of the year prior to the date you wish to enroll.

Where & How to Apply

Applicants to Penn Law’s LLM, LLCM and SJD programs are required to use LSAC’s services found at llm.lsac.org.  LSAC allows you to submit all materials: an application form, including personal statement and resume; English language test score; application fee; recommendations; and transcripts.   We will receive your materials via LSAC; please refrain from sending copies of these materials or reports directly to Penn Law.

While we encourage applicants to submit their transcripts through LSAC, you do not need to use LSAC’s Transcript Authentication Service. However, if you do not use the Authentication Service, you must submit an English language translation of your transcript when you submit your documents to LSAC.

We will grant waivers from the requirement to use LSAC services in very limited circumstances.  To request a waiver, please fill out our online form.

We thank you for your interest in the University of Pennsylvania Law School!