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Master in Law

Where students and professionals from a broad range of fields gain an in-depth understanding of the law and legal principles across disciplines.

“Law shouldn’t be limited to those who make their career as lawyers.”
-Theodore Ruger
Former Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law

About the Master in Law Program

The Master in Law (ML) Program educates emerging and accomplished professionals from a wide range of fields and areas of expertise in the law and legal foundations of their disciplines. As a world leader in legal education, Penn Carey Law’s ML program provides a unique and unrivaled educational opportunity that creates a deeper understanding of one’s work and scholarship, enabling those in the Program to forge interesting and impactful pathways across many disciplines. Those seeking to advance their careers with valuable legal knowledge and skills can apply to pursue a Master in Law degree, a Certificate in Law, or engage in ad hoc coursework.

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of ML degree students possess >1 advanced degrees at time of application


of ML degree students have 6 - 30 years of professional experience


Students from 19 graduate programs across Penn integrate the ML degree program or certificate into their educational plan

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Those who wish to enrich their studies or careers in other disciplines with legal education at the Law School are welcome to submit applications for the Master in Law Degree or Certificate in Law.

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Master in Law FAQs

Have a question about ML admissions, the application process, or something else? Check out a compilation of answers to some commonly asked questions.

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View information about the ML tuition and learn about options for financing your Master in Law (ML) degree. 

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headshot of Lee Fleisher ML'24

Intersection of Healthcare and Law

Dr. Lee Fleisher C’82, ML’24 said, “Understanding the vocabulary and the basic premises of the law is helpful in almost everything I do now.”

Parker Norman D'25, ML'26 and Samarth Setru D'25, ML'26

Leading the American Student Dental Association

Two ML candidates, Parker Norman D’25, ML’26 and Samarth Setru D’25, ML’26, have secured ASDA national leadership positions.

headshot of Dylan Roberts ML'26

Journey from History to Cybersecurity Law

Dylan Roberts ML’26 discusses his experiences in the Master in Law (ML) Program.

Eve Higginbotham ML'20

Celebrating Black History Month: Present and Past Pioneers

Dr. Eve Higginbotham ML’20 writes, “Recognizing the accomplishments of these pioneers affirms their value and reminds us of our own value that our own personal journeys bring to society every day.”