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LLCM Program

The LLCM (Masters in Comparative Law) program is a one-year course of advanced study for students who have already earned their LLM degree. 

Application information & deadlines

While many of our LLCM students come from our population of University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School LLM alumni, we welcome applicants from other LLM programs.

Law School LLCM students have many of the same opportunities that our LLM students have, including designing their own curriculum and being eligible to enroll in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate, a program designed for Law School Graduate Students taught by Wharton faculty, and having the 

In addition to our outstanding course offerings, our LLCM students have the ability to gain real world US legal experience. LLCMs are welcome to participate in the LLM Public Service Program which provides students with important opportunities to develop their professional skills while learning more about the communities that exist beyond the walls of the Law School. Where appropriate, LLCM students are also eligible to participate in four clinical programs focusing on Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property and Technology, International Human Rights and Immigration, and Mediation.

Additionally, Law School LLCMs have the opportunity to get involved with LLMs and JDs in student groups, ranging from Law School Light Opera Company to Penn Soccer Club. They may also choose to participate in one of our several journals, including the Journal of International Law, the East Asia Law Review, and the Journal for Law and Social Change.

The Law School has staff dedicated to supporting Graduate Programs, including a Career Counselor who is available to meet individually with LLCM students. 

Application Requirements can be found here

Degree Requirements can be found here