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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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August 23, 2022

Master in Law Information Webinar

Thinking about complementing your career or studies in another discipline? Think Master in Law.

August 25, 2022

Master in Law Webinar for Penn Students, Staff, and Faculty

Thinking about complementing your career or studies in another discipline? Think Master in Law.

August 29, 2022

Master in Law: New Student Orientation (Invitation Only)

The Master in Law Program looks forward to welcoming its new students to the program and to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School on Monday, August 29. Orientation programming begins promptly at 4:00pm (location TBD) and includes: An overview of policies and resources available to you as ML students Registration procedures & best practices Opportunities to engage in the Penn Carey Law community Annual ML events Presentations from various administrative offices at the law school, including Student Affairs, the Registrar’s Office, Information Technology Services (ITS), Penn Career Services, and the Biddle Law Library A reception follows from 5-6 p.m. providing you with an opportunity to meet your classmates, faculty, staff, and to network with program alumni. Register to advise of your plans to attend orientation and the reception.

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 Law’s many other education programs, including Continuing Legal Education for practicing attorneys, see our section on Legal Education Programs.