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.
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
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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.Learn about the application
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.See FAQs
View information about the ML tuition and learn about options for financing your Master in Law (ML) degree.View Tuition Information
Natalie Dury Green
Director of Operations, Master in Law Program
Assistant Director, Master in Law Program
Catherine Restrepo, Esq. L’93
Executive Director, Master in Law Program
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Ayo Aladesanmi ML’23 MPA’23 takes a cross-disciplinary approach to public policy.
De Guzman is eager to use his education to enter interdisciplinary legal spaces.
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.