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Masters in Comparative Law (LLCM) Program

LLCM Program

The Masters in Comparative Law (LLCM) is a one-year program of advanced study for students who have already earned their LLM degree.

Program Overview

While many of our LLCM students come from Penn Carey Law LLM alumni, we welcome applicants from other LLM programs.

LLCM students have many of the same opportunities as our LLM students, including the design of their own curriculum and eligibility to enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate, a program designed for Penn Carey Law graduate students taught by Wharton faculty. 

LLCM Information and Requirements

To apply to the LLCM program, you must meet the same requirements as the LLM program. In addition, you must have completed (or will complete by matriculation) an LLM at a U.S. law school.

We cannot consider your LLCM application until receiving at least one semester of grades from your prior LLM. We strongly suggest that you provide at least one letter of recommendation (if not more) from the applicant’s U.S. LLM program.

In order to receive the LLCM degree, a candidate must complete at least 16 credits, earned in at least three courses per semester, over two semesters. LLCM students are not required to enroll in pre-term program.

LLCM students build their own curriculum in the same manner as LLM students. Most choose to deepen their understanding by concentrating on a specific area of law and by completing a substantial piece of writing in that area.

View our Graduate Admissions section for details on how to apply. 

Application information