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LLM Program

Become a global leader when you continue your legal education through our LLM Program.

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School grants a generalized LLM, allowing students to design their own curriculum. This tailored program is a full-time course of study geared primarily for lawyers trained outside the United States. You’ll have the opportunity to take charge of your education and select courses from the extensive curriculum offered at Penn Law as you see fit. As an LLM student, you will join upper level JD students in our advanced courses. Our program is ten months and includes a five week Pre-Term Program. 

Penn Carey Law LLM students are eligible to enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate, a custom designed program only for our LLM students. You will experience Penn’s cross disciplinary curriculum first hand and learn from Wharton faculty and industry experts who offer applied concepts and real life examples. All LLM students may participate in this program which runs concurrently with the LLM program.

In addition to our outstanding course offerings, our LLM students have the opportunity to gain real world US legal experience. The LLM Public Service Program presents you with opportunities to develop your professional skills and learn more about the communities that exist beyond Penn’s Law School. The program also supports students seeking to satisfy the New York Bar pro bono requirement. LLM students have participated in clinical programs focusing on Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Technology, International Human Rights and Immigration, and Mediation.

LLMs also have the opportunity to get involved with JDs in student groups ranging from the Law School Light Opera Company to the Penn Soccer Club. LLMs often participate in student run journals. In the past that has included the Journal of International Law, The Asian Law Review, and Journal for Law and Social Change.


The LLM Experience

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