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Master in Law (ML)

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For emerging and established professionals and graduate students desiring a world-class, cross-disciplinary education in the law that intersects their work and interests.

Learn the Law That Impacts Your Field

“The Law shouldn’t  be limited to those who make their careers as lawyers.” –  Professor of Law and Former Dean Theodore W. Ruger

A world leader in legal education, the Penn Carey Law Master in Law (ML) Degree Program provides a specialized curriculum and expertise in the legal issues that intersect with your professional or academic pursuits as a non-lawyer.

Explore and understand how the U.S. legal system functions, focusing on the law in your area of interest:

Health Law




Business Law

Human Resources


Energy Law

Human Rights

Technology & IP Law



Advance your skillset around your current schedule. The flexible nature of the degree enables you to design unique and individualized study plans with convenient, relevant, and engaging evening courses.

Take courses led by world-class faculty and practitioners, and participate in engaging interactions with students from across the University of Pennsylvania and industry leaders from a wide range of fields.

Engage in skill-building classroom discussions and interactions, enhanced by a rich and diverse professional network of classmates comprised of future attorneys and professionals from many fields.

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Is the ML Degree Program Right for You?

Thinking about advancing your skillset, a career switch, or looking for a new challenge? The ML Degree Program may be right for you if:

  • You interact regularly with lawyers, legal concepts, or legal instruments.
  • You work in healthcare, IT, finance, HR, public service, education, or compliance and need to understand the regulations that govern your field.
  • You are a student who would benefit from developing legal knowledge and skills.
  • You are a high-level manager or executive whose company could benefit from your acquisition of legal and regulatory knowledge to make more informed decisions.
  • You are considering starting a business or launching a venture.
  • You are looking for a program with flexible schedules and a supportive academic environment.
  • You want to better understand the law and delve into a curriculum rich in legal foundations and specialized legal concepts pertaining to your field.


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