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LLCM Program

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

Application information & deadlines

LLCM students build their own curriculum in the same manner as LLM candidates, and most often choose to deepen their understanding by concentrating on a specific area of law and frequently complete a substantial piece of writing in that area. 

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

Penn Law LLCM students have many of the same opportunities that our LLM students have.  For example, they are eligible to enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate, a program designed for Penn Law Graduate Students taught by Wharton faculty and industry experts selected for their teaching skills, subject expertise and ability to offer applied concepts and examples to participants. 

In addition to our outstanding course offerings, our LLCM students have the opportunity to gain real world US legal experience.  LLCMs are welcome to participate in the LLM Public Service Program which provides students with important opportunities to develop their professional skills while learning more about the communities that exist beyond the walls of Penn Law. Where appropriate, LLCM students are also eligible to participate in four clinical programs focusing on Entrepeneurship, Intellectual Property and Technology, International Human Rights and Immigration, and Mediation.

Penn Law LLCMs have the opportunity to get involved with LLMs and JDs in student groups ranging from Law School Light Opera Company to Penn Soccer Club, and including participation in in Journal of International Law, East Asia Law Review, and Journal for Law and Social Change.

Penn Law has staff dedicated to supporting Graduate Programs, including a Career Counselor who is available to meet individually with LLCM students.