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LLM Program

Academic Excellence
Collegial Culture

The Penn Carey Law LLM is a rigorous, full-time academic program designed for lawyers trained outside the United States. This general LLM degree allows customize your curriculum to focus on a specific area of law or to explore new interests. You can also choose from two concentrations:  Intellectual Property and Technology Law and Energy, Security, and Human Rights.

As a Penn Carey LLM student, you can enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate (“WBLC”) taught by leading Wharton faculty, the WBLC program is exclusively for Penn Carey Law LLM students. This program runs concurrently with the LLM program and does not require a separate application.

Your LLM at Penn Carey Law begins with a five-week five-credit Pre-term Program prior to the start of the fall semester. This innovative program provides an academic foundation in the U.S. legal system as well as social, cultural, and professional opportunities. By September, you are prepared for your classes alongside JDs and to fully integrate into Penn Carey Law’s collegial community.

Select from a broad range of outstanding course offerings taught by world-class faculty who are celebrated scholars and devoted teachers. Gain real world U.S. legal experience by engaging in our LLM Public Service Program, clinics, bootcamps, practice-focused classes. Enhance your workplace skills and explore career opportunities with support from a dedicated LLM Career Counselor, who organizes programs designed specifically for LLM students, including resume and cover letter drafting, networking, and interview skills programs to help you connect with potential employers.

Whatever your interests are, there are student groups through which you can engage with your fellow LLM and JD students. Options range from athletic clubs to academic and professional organizations to student run journals. Past LLMs have joined the Journal of International Law, Journal of Constitutional Law, Asian Law Review, and Journal for Law and Social Change.


Program Details


The LLM Experience

Student Profiles

Carolina Brandāo LLM


Yu-Po (Paul) Chang LLM


Zhixing Liu LLM


Daniel McKaveney LLM


Vyom Pankaj LLM


Pei-Chun (Peggy) Tsai LLM


Ruoyand Xu LLM


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