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.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 & Financing Information
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The expert panel convened at the 2023 Master in Law Annual Lecture explored patent disputes over CRISPR technology.
Regulatory Review: Agile Regulation and the Future of Governance – Ayo Aladesanmi, MPA/ML ’23
Penn Program on Regulation hosts panel discussion on governing a fast-changing world.
Regulatory Review: Regulators Propose Updates to Community Reinvestment Act Rules, Ayo Aladesanmi MPA/ML’23
Financial regulators propose new rules to expand and modernize law that targets inequities in bank lending.