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Master in Law Degree

Master in Law Degree

Welcome! The Master in Law (ML) Program offers you three ways to engage with the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: The ML degree program, the Certificate in Law program, and by experiencing ad-hoc coursework. Learn more about the ML degree below.

Educational Opportunities in the Master in Law Program for Penn Affiliates

We appreciate the voices of those with varied backgrounds in the Law School classroom. Whether you are interested in complementing your career or studies in another discipline we are certain you will find coursework and programs of study that interest you and meet your needs at the Law School.

The Law School invites Penn professional, graduate, & upper-class undergraduate¹ students, and faculty/staff who wish to incorporate a legal perspective in the issues that intersect with their professional fields and academic interests to take a class² or pursue the advanced credentials of the Certificate in Law or the Master in Law Degree.

¹ Upper-class undergraduate students must consult with their programs or advisors before applying for the Certificate or the Degree.

² First-year required JD courses are reserved for the first-year JD cohort only.

Master in Law (ML) Degree

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December 16, 2022

Master in Law: Welcome and Orientation for New Students

Congratulations on your admission to the Master in Law (ML) Program! We look forward to welcoming you to the degree program and to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

January 17, 2023

Overview of the US Judicial System with Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Judge Restrepo will deliver a brief overview of the judicial system in the United States, including the parallel state and federal systems, both civil and criminal.

January 25, 2023

ML Annual Lecture & Reception

Featuring a panel with Judge Stark, Dr. Kiran Musunuru, and Professor Polk Wagner.

March 8, 2023

Legal Master’s Conference Hosted by Penn Carey Law

Legal Master’s Conference attended by administrators of programs nationwide.

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For a closer look at Penn Carey Law’s many other education programs, including Continuing Legal Education for practicing attorneys, see our section on Legal Education Programs.