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Academics

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School students engage in a rigorous, cross-disciplinary education under the guidance of an esteemed team of faculty and lecturers. The Law School’s focus on combining theory and analytical thinking with experiential learning encourages students to test and hone their skills as they develop, thereby preparing them to lead their future fields with innovation, dexterity, and integrity.

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Degree Requirements

Students at Graduation

Juris Doctor (JD) Program

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Master in Law Program 

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LLM Students Outside of Penn Law Entrance

LLM Program 

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Law Registrar

The Law Registrar works with students, faculty, and staff in a myriad of ways, from course registration to exams, to graduation and beyond, and we welcomes your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for below, please email us at reg@law.zxclsqwz.com or stop in to see us in GK103 (Golkin Hall).

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The Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies

Clinics & Externships 

To supplement classroom study with real-world experience, the Law School offers experiential learning opportunities for students to observe and participate meaningfully in lawyering at government agencies, non-profit, and public interest settings. Students engage with local clients and communities and learn to work collaboratively toward constructive legal solutions.

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Centers & Institutes

Led by distinguished faculty members of the Law School, our Centers & Institutes catalyze research and attract top scholars from around the globe to confront today’s most pressing legal questions.

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Legal Education Programs 

Taught by world-renowned faculty and legal experts, Legal Education Programs offer a range of seminars to audiences beyond the Law School’s enrolled student population, including the Law School’s Executive Education program, CLE, the Pre-College Academy, and more. 

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Legal practice skills

Legal Practice Skills

Learn the fundamental legal practice skills you need to think, communicate, and act like a lawyer. The Law School offers a variety of opportunities outside of regular coursework to hone your practical and professional skills.

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International Affairs

The Law School’s vast international network builds bridges for students who wish to deepen their engagement with international organizations, legal institutions, world leaders, and policy makers who are working on the most pertinent global issues of our time.

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Journals

Journals

Seven nationally recognized journals highlight cutting-edge legal scholarship

Calendar

Academic Calendar

Key dates, deadlines, and events for students of the Law School

Academic support

Academic Support Program

Support for students to thrive in their academic work