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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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June 13, 2023

Master in Law Skills Session with Professor Simon

ML Students:  Join Professor Jessica Simon for this “crash course, law school skills session”.

June 16, 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.

June 20, 2023

Master in Law Summer Reception (Invitation Only)

Join University of Pennsylvania’s Dianne Hull, Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students, and Post Docs, and members of the Master in Law Team for our summer reception. This event presents itself as an opportunity for current and incoming ML degree and certificate students and alumni to learn more of services available to assist you in your job search. Faculty and ML Staff will also be on hand.  There will be plenty of opportunity to mix, mingle, and network. Please advise of your plans to join us no later than June 12th! RSVP

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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.