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Penn Law’s Master in Law degree program continues impactful growth

September 10, 2020

The start of the 2020-2021 academic year welcomes 42 additional Master in Law (ML) degree candidates to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, bringing the aggregate number of those pursuing the degree to 87.

Launched in 2014, the ML degree offers graduate students and accomplished professionals the opportunity to immerse themselves in learning the law and legal processes that impact their scholarship and shape their fields.

The breadth and wealth of knowledge and experiences the ML degree candidates bring to the Law school are reflected in their average 11.5 years and combined 485 years of professional experience. They are leaders and specialists in global finance and economics, healthcare, energy, philanthropy, cybersecurity, academia, government, law enforcement, nonprofits, and social justice institutions.

Additionally, nearly one-third are simultaneously pursuing graduate degrees in other Penn schools and programs, including Veterinary, Engineering, Social Policy & Practice, Dental, Wharton, Medicine, Regulatory Affairs, Environmental Science, and Organizational Dynamics.

Bringing with them unparalleled educational experiences from 45 undergraduate colleges and universities from across the globe as well as 32 graduate schools, the class includes 60 percent who have previous master/terminal degrees, including 7 MBAs, five PhDs, and master’s degrees in an impressive variety of disciplines: Biology, Political Science, Global Affairs, Taxation, Nursing, Engineering, Global Finance, Sustainability, Education, Human Resource Development, Microbiology, Media, Gender Studies, Literature, International Law, Philosophy, and more.

Read more about the ML program and its application process.