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Master in Law

Where students and professionals from a broad range of fields gain 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
Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law

About the Master in Law

The Master in Law (ML) program at the Law School educates emerging and accomplished professionals from a wide range of fields and areas of expertise. As a world leader in legal education, the Law School’s ML program provides a unique and unrivaled educational opportunity. Those seeking to advance their careers with valuable knowledge of the law shaping their disciplines can 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

Student and Program Highlights

Application Info

Graduate students and accomplished professionals 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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Tuition and 


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

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Natalie Dury Green

Director of Operations, Master in Law Program

Kait Johnstone

Assistant Director, Master in Law Program

Catherine Restrepo, Esq. L’93

Executive Director, Master in Law Program

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Historic fundraising and engagement campaign solidifies and enhances ‘The Power of Penn Law’

“The Power of Penn Law” campaign is the Law School’s most successful fundraising and engagement effort to date.

Ayo Aladesanmi

Ayo Aladesanmi ML’23 MPA’23 brings a legal perspective to public policy

Ayo Aladesanmi ML’23 MPA’23 takes a cross-disciplinary approach to public policy.

Leonard de Guzman ML

Leonard de Guzman ML’24 connects engineering, civil service, and law

De Guzman is eager to use his education to enter interdisciplinary legal spaces.

Students studying in Tanenbaum Hall, Biddle Law Library

Thriving Master in Law Program transcends disciplinary boundaries

In its eighth year, the Law School’s Master in Law Program continues to expand, drawing students from a wide array of fields with its fundamentally cross-disciplinary approach to legal education.