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Master in Law

Where expert professionals from a wide 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

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About the Master in Law

The Master in Law (ML) program at the 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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Master in Law Degree

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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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Application Info

The Master in Law (ML) degree is for graduate students and accomplished professionals who are neither law students nor lawyers but wish to enrich their studies or careers in other disciplines with a legal education at the Law School.

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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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Learn about your options for financing your venerated Master in Law (ML) degree.

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Natalie Dury Green

Director of Operations, Master in Law Program

Kait Johnstone

Program Coordinator, Master in Law Program

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