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Law Courses for Penn Students & Staff

Current University Students and Staff - take a class at Penn Law!

Penn Law welcomes Penn students enrolled in professional and graduate programs, upper-class undergraduates, and faculty and staff, to take Master in Law classes. Master in Law degree candidates and Penn students can request enrollment in upper-level JD classes at the Law School.  

We appreciate the voices of those with varied backgrounds in the law school classroom. Whether you are interested in exploring the future possibility of law school or in complementing your career or studies in another discipline, we are certain you will find Penn Law courses and programs of study that interest you and meet your needs.

Penn graduate students, Penn faculty and Penn staff - consider enrolling in the Master in Law degree from Penn Law, providing a strong signal that you possess expertise in the legal issues that intersect with your professional field and academic interests.

Students in any of Penn’s graduate or professional schools who wish to incorporate a legal perspective into their programs of study are invited to pursue a Certificate in the Study of Law.

First-year required JD courses, Civil Procedure, Constitutional  Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legal Practice Skills, and Torts are reserved for the first-year JD cohort only.  

Master in Law Courses 

Master in Law courses are specifically designed to offer background and expertise to students and staff who are not pursuing a traditional law degree (JD, LLM, LLCM, SJD).

All Certificate and Master in Law degree students must take LAWM 511: Introduction to US Law and Legal Methods, offered each semester.  Master in Law degree students must take  additional required foundational courses for the degree.

To enroll in a course follow the instructions below under How To Request Enrollment in a Penn Law Course. 

Course descriptions are available on the Law School’s Course Finder.  

Spring 2019:

ML: Intro to U.S. Law and Legal Methods - LAWM511301 (1CU) M/W 9:00-10:20am (Rosengard)

ML: Intro to General Business Law - LAWM528301 (1CU) W 5:30-8:15pm (Cline)

ML: Navigating the Regulatory State - LAWM529301 (1CU) M 5:30-8:15pm (Howland)

ML: Intro to American Constitutional Law - LAWM505301 (1CU) M 5:30-8:15pm (Ruger)

ML: Intro to Technology Law and Ethics - LAWM506301 (1CU) W 5:30-8:15pm (Cloak)

ML: Medical Negligence and Tort Law Fundamentals - LAWM513301 (1CU) R 5:30-8:15pm (Guerrini/Bezar)

ML: Contracts and Negotiations - LAWM515301 (1CU) T 5:30-8:15pm (Shaffer)

ML: Corporate Compliance - LAWM522301 (1 CU) R 5:30-8:15pm (Kandel)

ML: Intro to Health Law and Policy - LAWM530301 (1CU) T 5:30-8:15pm (Largent)

ML: Intro to Patent Law - LAWM576301 (1 CU) Online (Wagner)

 

Summer 2019

ML: Intro to U.S. Law and Legal Methods  LAWM511301 (1CU) TR 5:30-8:15 pm (Grogan)

This course meets during a special summer session: TBA

Updated information on this course will be available beginning February 2019

Fall 2019:

Updated information on the Fall semester will be available beginning June 2019

ML: Fundamentals of U.S. Legal Research - Online LAWM536301 (1CU) Online (Greenlee)

ML: Intro to American Constitutional Law -  LAWM505301 (1CU) (Gerhardt)

ML: Intro to General Business Law - LAWM528301 (1CU) (Reavis)

ML: Intro to Health Law and Policy - LAWM530301 (1CU) (Scielzo)

ML: Intro to Technology Law and Ethics - LAWM506301 (1CU) (Gowen)

ML: Intro to U.S. Law and Legal Methods - LAWM511301 (1CU) (Soven)

ML: Navigating the Regulatory State -  LAWM529301 (1CU) (Petersen) 

Upper-Level JD Courses

Penn graduate and upper-class undergraduate students can request enrollment in upper-level JD courses (first-year courses are for JD students only) on a space available basis. You can review course offerings and course descriptions on the Course Finder.

How to Request Enrollment in a Penn Law Course

  • If you are enrolled in a degree program at Penn, or have previously taken a course at Penn Law, please submit a Request to Take a Law Course Form.
  • If you are Penn Staff/Faculty and are not enrolled in a degree program at Penn and have not previously taken a course at Penn Law, please complete the Staff/Faculty request to Take a Master in Law Course Form.  
  • Course enrollment may, in some cases, require the permission of the Penn Law faculty member. If so, you will be notified as to how to follow up once you submit your request.
  • Students should consult with their departmental advisor about acceptance of Penn Law credits.
  • Enrollment will be based on a space available basis with priority given to degree candidates in the Master in Law program.

Tuition and Fees for AY 2018-2019:  

Link to AY 2018-2019 rates

Master in Law Candidates (per CU)
- tuition: $6,868
- general fee: $372
- tech fee: $122

Penn Graduate Students
- tuition is based on your home school’s tuition policies for courses taken outside of your program. 

Penn Faculty and Staff  (per CU)
Master in Law Courses (designated LAWM and section 301)
- tuition: $6,868
- general fee: $372
- tech fee: $122

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Financial Information page.

More About Our Programs:

  • Penn Law is conveniently located at 3501 Sansom Street between 34th and 36th Streets, a short walk from all University departments.
  • Currently, Penn Law’s upper-level curriculum is based on a semester hour system, where 3 semester hours are equivalent to 1 CU.
  • 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.

For additional enrollment and course information, contact the Registrar’s Office:
215.746.7822 / sragins@law.upenn.edu