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Integrative Curriculum

A Penn Law education is, by definition, cross-disciplinary.

Our integrative curriculum ensures that students have an uniquely interdisciplinary experience - without ever leaving the Law School.  However, the Law School’s partnerships with its world-class sister schools offer opportunities to build even deeper inroads in complementary fields by enrolling in graduate level courses or pursuing a Joint Degree and/or Certificate of Study.  As part of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the world’s preeminent research institutions, Penn Law is the only top law school with as many elite professional schools and departments as proximate to each other on campus and as intellectually connected and seamlessly integrated into the curriculum.

Penn’s faculty drive the creation of cutting-edge knowledge and shape the education of future leaders.

Through our integrative curriculum, Penn Law students acquire:

  • The analytical and critical intellectual skills necessary to meet tomorrow’s challenges in an ever-changing world.
  • A thorough understanding of the basic principles of the law.
  • An appreciation of the value of contributing to society through pro bono legal service.
  • The ability to research and convey ideas and legal arguments both cogently and coherently.
  • An understanding of, and an appreciation for, legal ethics and the inherent responsibilities of becoming a member of the legal profession.

A Penn Law education, by design, remains anchored to the inclinations and aspirations of each Penn Law student. This opens the door for choice: Penn Law students can explore a significant range of substantive areas (such as Health Law or Law and Technology) and also consider hundreds of cross-disciplinary opportunities, from classes at other Penn schools to Certificate and joint degree programs.