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Today, Penn Law stands as the most interdisciplinary law school in the United States, fully engaged with our fellow world-leading professional and graduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania.

Why is this important to someone considering an LLM degree?

Lawyers today must navigate among fields and approaches,

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A Penn Law legal education is distinct: you will be called upon to integrate knowledge and to do so within a community of scholars and students who will challenge and support you. The educational and professional significance of this unique confluence cannot be overstated.

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Our distinguished history began with that of the United States. Benjamin Franklin founded the University of Pennsylvania in 1740, and James Wilson – signer of the Declaration of Independence, framer of the U.S. Constitution, and one of the original U.S. Supreme Court Justices – presented Penn’s first lectures in law in 1790 to an esteemed audience, including President George Washington and members of his cabinet. Since that historic time, Penn Law has been an innovator in legal education.

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Today, Penn Law stands as the most interdisciplinary law school in the United States, fully engaged with our fellow world-leading professional and graduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania. Why is this important to someone considering an LLM degree? Lawyers today must navigate among fields and approaches, not only as they serve their diverse clients, but also as they

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directly confront our most pressing worldwide challenges – from energy consumption and climate change to bioethics, credit crises, fragile global markets and human rights. A Penn Law legal education is distinct: you will be called upon to integrate knowledge and to do so within a community of scholars and students who will challenge and support you. The educational and professional significance of this unique confluence cannot be overstated.

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“I particularly like teaching at Penn because of its sense of community, the regard that students have for each other and the cooperation and trust between faculty and students. There’s a genuinely special feeling about the place.” Paul H. Robinson Colin S. Diver Professor of Law

OUR FACULTY Accessible Scho lars and Devo ted Teachers

“Penn Law is fully engaged with our fellow world-leading graduate and professional schools at the University of Pennsylvania. A legal education that integrates other fields is ideal for teaching law students how to understand and help solve the most fundamental legal and social problems in our world.� Michael A. Fitts Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law

“ Say ‘law and film’ to many people and the first thing they think of is copyright. But lawyers are increasingly producing documentaries to tell their clients’ stories in arbitration and mediation proceedings, and in legislative and executivebranch hearings.” Regina Austin L’73 William A. Schnader Professor of Law Director, Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law

“ Penn is a world-renowned university; one of the best in the academy. It is wonderful to teach at an institution where students are interested, smart and prepared to think broadly about issues across fields. It makes a profound difference to have all of Penn’s graduate and professional programs within a 10-minute walk.” Tom Baker Deputy Dean and William Maul Measey Professor of Law and Health Sciences

“ The law offers opportunities for involvement in a broad range of activities, from teaching and research to litigation and legislation. Learning the law at Penn offers an opportunity to profit from the insights and techniques of other disciplines while studying with talented and supportive people.” Stephen Burbank David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice

“ China’s importance to the world economy and to fundamental issues of law and governance cannot be overstated. Our students need to understand the origin and evolution of legal institutions and practices in China and its neighbors.” Jacques deLisle Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law Director, Center for East Asian Studies

“ Studying history from the perspective of law as well as religion gives students and scholars new insight into the ways that religious life and the rule of law have interacted – and why conflicts between them have produced so much controversy.” Sarah Barringer Gordon Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History

“ The Entrepreneurship Clinic has real clients in the real world with real consequences and real impact – allowing students to apply the theoretical law that they’ve learned in other classes.” Praveen Kosuri Practice Associate Professor of Law Director, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

“ Brains don’t commit crimes; people do. We do not

FACU LTYbrains; we blame and punish people. blame and punish The criteria for responsibility and excuse are behavioral, including mental Neuroscience is learning much Since 2000, we havestates. grown the Penn Law faculty by close to causes behavior, but of causation alone 50about percent whileofholding the size the student bodydoes steady, not excuse behavior.” further strengthening our academic rigor and maintaining our commitment to being a close and supportive community.

Stephen J. Morse Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry Scholarship

Our professors are prolific scholars, publishing broadly acclaimed books and articles that advance knowledge in the law and related fields. “ The most important issues facing our society are now debated through the framework of corporate law.”

Teaching

A Edward low faculty-student ratio and small class size lead to close Rock L’83 Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor Business Law collaboration among students andofprofessors.

Faculty share their research at informal brown bag lunches, seeking student feedback on their scholarship. Professors partner with students on field-based teaching activities in the U.S. and abroad on areas such as immigration and international law.

Law School Life “ Internet policy must take into account how much the

Faculty are actively involved in the Penn Law community, from underlying technology and the demands being placed on competing in the Celebrity Law Chef Cook-off and donating time the network are changing.” and talent to the highest bidders at the Equal Justice Foundation Christopher S. Yoo auction, to participating in student-organized symposia and Professor of Law and Communication Director, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition

conferences.

“ China’s importance to the world economy and to fundamental issues of law and governance cannot be overstated. Our students need to understand the origin and evolution of legal institutions and practices in China and its neighbors.” Jacques deLisle Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law Director, Center for East Asian Studies

“ Studying history from the perspective of law as well as religion gives students and scholars new insight into the ways that religious life and the rule of law have interacted – and why conflicts between them have produced so much controversy.” Sarah Barringer Gordon Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History

“ The Entrepreneurship Clinic has real clients in the real world with real consequences and real impact – allowing students to apply the theoretical law that they’ve learned in other classes.” Praveen Kosuri Practice Associate Professor of Law Director, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

“ Brains don’t commit crimes; people do. We do not blame and punish brains; we blame and punish people. The criteria for responsibility and excuse are behavioral, including mental states. Neuroscience is learning much about causes of behavior, but causation alone does not excuse behavior.” Stephen J. Morse Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry

“ The most important issues facing our society are now debated through the framework of corporate law.” Edward Rock L’83 Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law

“ Internet policy must take into account how much the underlying technology and the demands being placed on the network are changing.” Christopher S. Yoo Professor of Law and Communication Director, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition

OUR CURRICULUM Innovative Integ ration of Kno wledge

Penn Law’s g raduate programs offer lawyers fro m across the glo b e a dizzying array of courses in traditio nal legal to pics and emerg ing fields, from b o th U.S. and internatio nal p erspectives. Students can also sup plement their legal education with co urses at the esteemed g raduate and p rofessional schools at the University of Pennsylvania throug h our cross-d iscip linary p rog ram.

Our Graduate Students The majority of students who enroll in our LLM program are foreigntrained law graduates who seek to become familiar with aspects of U.S. law and legal institutions or who would like to study and conduct research in a specialized field. Our LLM program admits a select and diverse group of approximately 95 full-time students to work with our faculty in a rich, involving and cross-disciplinary curriculum. Graduate students, who study alongside their upper level counterparts in the JD program, choose from a range of over 90 courses per semester including Socratic classes, interactive seminars and clinical offerings. LLM students may also take one complementary course in any of the University’s outstanding professional and graduate schools.

“ Penn Law’s world-class professors and rigorous academic training make me feel better prepared to take on new challenges and pursue future goals. My experience here has been a great addition to my life; one that I will always reflect fondly upon. ” Samreen Malik Home Country: Pakistan LLB, University of the Punjab; LLB, University of London (External Program) BA, Kinnaird College for Women Bachelor of Arts

Penn Law students thrive on the intellectual energy of their facu lty and classmates. LLM students are fully integrated members of the Law Scho ol and take classes alo ng side u p per level JD students.

Summer Program

Degree Requirements

Penn Law offers a distinctive summer orientation program that features course work in U.S. legal systems and research. The mandatory program is designed to give LLM students an understanding of the U.S. legal system through two credit bearing courses:

The LLM degree requires full-time attendance in both the fall and spring academic semesters. Students choose from the wide array of courses and research seminars that are part of the Law School’s JD program.

Foundations of the U.S. Legal System This is an intensive survey course at an advanced level that addresses certain aspects of U.S. legal thought and practice that are likely to be unfamiliar to international lawyers. U.S. Legal Research This course provides an opportunity to learn the effective use of U.S. legal materials and gives an introduction to the Socratic style that typifies teaching in U.S. law school classrooms. It draws on the professional, technological and textual resources of one of the world’s pre-eminent legal research collections, the Biddle Law Library.

Even if you do not take courses outside the Law School, you will be taught and challenged by interdisciplinary scholars. Nearly three-fourths of our professors hold an advanced degree in another field, in addition to law. Almost 50 percent have a PhD.

(Legal study in the U.S. towards the JD degree is conducted on a post-baccalaureate level; students in Penn Law’s JD program are admitted following one of this country’s most competitive admissions processes.) LLM students may follow one of two tracks: Course Track: 23 semester hours of courses and seminars Thesis Track: 20 semester hours and a senior writing project (typically done in conjunction with a seminar course) All LLM students can design a personal curriculum that focuses on a particular topic (e.g., international trade, cross-border regulation, criminal law or human rights) or one that samples widely from topics in U.S. and international law.

An Au g u st 2007 evaluatio n by the American Bar Associatio n p raised Penn Law fo r o u r d istinctive emphasis on integ rating kno wledge with o ther d isciplines thro u g h o u r co llab orations with the p rofessional and graduate scho o ls at Penn.

Other Graduate Programs Master of Comparative Law (LLCM) This program is a one-year course of advanced study for students who have already earned their LLM degree. LLCM candidates typically pursue a curriculum that concentrates on a particular field. Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) The SJD program provides an opportunity to conduct extensive research, culminating in a dissertation, under the guidance of faculty from Penn Law and, where appropriate, other professional schools and graduate departments of the University of Pennsylvania. Candidates must hold the LLM or equivalent degree from Penn Law or another law school of similar stature. The program is extremely selective, and designed for students with specific, important research goals and exceptional promise as academics. Complete application instructions for these programs are available at www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/grad/.

Students can take a course outside the Law School as part of their LLM degree at one of the world-renowned graduate and professional schools within the University, including Wharton and the Annenberg School for Communications.

INSTITUTES, CENTERS AND PROGRAMS Collabo rate Across the Academy

Law School p rofesso rs lead cross-scho ol centers at the University that attract scho lars, exp erts, practitio ners and g raduate and p rofessional students from all field s and fro m aro und the globe to their lectu res, symp osia and events.

Institutes, Centers & Programs Institute for Law and Economics Institute for Law and Philosophy Center for East Asian Studies Center for Tax Law and Policy Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition Criminal Law Program Legal History Consortium Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law Penn Program on Regulation National Constitution Center Partnership

“ LLM candidates brought not only real world legal

In recent years, students have worked with Penn Law professors to:

knowledge, but their respective cultures and diversity of experiences, into the classroom at Penn Law. I truly

Draft a new penal code for the Republic of the Maldives.

enjoyed the opportunity to become friends with people from Belgium, Greece and Holland during my time

Analyze policy issues facing the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

at Penn.”

Assist Kansas in creating a new comprehensive code and criminal law doctrine. Anthony Heckman L’10 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA BA 2005 University of Southern California Associate, Morrison & Foerster (San Francisco)

GITTIS CEN TER FOR CLIN ICAL LEGAL STUDIES Develo p P ractical Skills

Apply theory to practice as you engage in legal advocacy and partner with lawyers and professionals from other disciplines. We offer live-client clinics and a public interest seminar that provide you with expansive opportunities to apply your legal education at the intersection of law and a broad range of subject areas. LLM students may enroll in the following clinics: Entrepreneurship Lawyering in the Public Interest Mediation Transnational Law We offer diverse externships with government and non-profit organizations such Community Legal Services, Delaware Riverkeeper, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Women’s Law Project, and in areas including Federal Appellate Litigation and Death Penalty Litigation.

Recently, clinic students: Won a two-day trial in state court preventing a family’s eviction from subsidized housing. Coordinated business transactions involving real estate acquisition and multi-staged financing. Mediated conflicts ranging from employment discrimination claims to international child custody disputes. Obtained a grant of asylum for a client facing certain harm if returned to his home country. Successfully mediated a custody agreement between two very acrimonious parents involving their two children (ages 8 and 10). Drafted an employee handbook for a client, and consulted on employment law matters to help the company avoid future litigation.

“ Our clinics help students build strong relationships

Inwith recent years,clients, students have worked with Penn Law professors to: diverse develop essential lawyering skills, and apply their talents and creativity in a real world

Draft a new penal code for the Republic of the Maldives. professional setting.” Analyze policy issues facing the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Louis Rulli Director of Clinical Programs and Practice Professor of Law

Assist Kansas in creating a new comprehensive code and criminal law doctrine.

TOLL P UBLIC INTEREST CENTER Integrate Service into Yo u r Professio nal Life

Experience service through a diverse and dynamic public interest community. Whether you are pursuing a career dedicated to public service or a life-long commitment to pro bono work, you will:

• Gain valuable hands-on experience. • Develop core professional skills. • Explore cross-disciplinary solutions to complex societal needs. • Experience the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others.

Penn’s ABA Award-Winning Pro Bono Program Our innovative program allows students to integrate pro bono service into their studies. While providing public service support to the community, students also gain opportunities to challenge themselves in new areas of practice and research. Recently, LLM students: Staffed the CNN war room on election night, working with voter protection groups to document voter irregularities throughout the country. Advocated in court for low-income individuals who lost their jobs or homes. Promoted community development by teaching urban youth about entrepreneurship.

Public Interest Week Our annual Public Interest Week features an Honorary Fellow in Residence and collaborative programming, culminating in the annual Sparer Symposium.

“ The opportunity that Penn provides in public interest prepares Penn Law students to go out in the world more prepared to contribute to the ideals of narrowing the gaps in society and the awesome appreciation of service to humanity.� Ceaineh Clinton-Johnson Home Country: Liberia LLB, University of Liberia BSc Economics, Cuttington University College

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The Toll Public Interest Center welcomes LLM students who would like to participate in pro bono service while at the Law School. Although participation in the program is not mandatory for graduate students (JD students must complete pro bono service as a requirement of graduation), LLM students are welcome to volunteer with an organization that is of interest. Pro bono service provides

TO LL PU B L IC IN T ERES T CENT ER to learn firsthand about how law and an excellent opportunity

civil society intersect in the United States, and to participate in the representation of underserved populations in our community.

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Experience service through a diverse and dynamic public interest community. Whether you are pursuing a career dedicated to public service or a life-long commitment to pro bono work, you will:

• Gain valuable hands-on experience. • Develop core professional skills. • Explore cross-disciplinary solutions to complex societal needs. • Experience the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others.

Penn’s ABA Award-Winning Pro Bono Program Our innovative program allows students to integrate pro bono service into their studies. While providing public service support to the community, students also gain opportunities to challenge themselves in new areas of practice and research. Recently, LLM students: Staffed the CNN war room on election night, working with voter protection groups to document voter irregularities throughout the country. Advocated in court for low-income individuals who lost their jobs or homes. Promoted community development by teaching urban youth about entrepreneurship.

Public Interest Week

“ The opportunity that Penn provides in public interest prepares Penn Law students to go out in the world more

Our annual Public Interest Week features an Honorary Fellow in Residence and collaborative programming, culminating in the annual Sparer Symposium.

prepared to contribute to the ideals of narrowing the gaps in society and the awesome appreciation of service to humanity.� Ceaineh Clinton-Johnson Home Country: Liberia LLB, University of Liberia BSc Economics, Cuttington University College

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Explore Glob al Challenges and Op p o rtu nities

International Studies at Penn Law Choose from dozens of courses focusing on topics in international and comparative law as you make contacts and establish life-long bonds with attorneys from around the world.

An International Experience Penn Law offers an exceptional legal curriculum that is infused with global analysis at all levels of study. Students choose from varied curricular offerings in international, comparative and foreign law, which expose them to key issues across these areas. Within the Law School, cross-disciplinary institutes, programs, lectures and symposia have become a focal point, attracting international scholars, experts, practitioners and students to lectures, symposia and events. Across the University, further programs provide for unique opportunities for learning in the spheres of both public and private international law.

An International Community Study alongside classmates from more than 40 countries, who come from careers overseas as sitting judges, government officials, NGO leaders, bankers, academics and attorneys with

“ Having grown up in a Tibetan-Buddhist family, living in China forced me to revisit deep-rooted political and cultural views. I hope to utilize this experience to contribute to the ongoing development of rule of law in China.”

the world’s leading law firms. Take a short course with a Bok Visiting International Professor. We host several every year.

Dorje Glassman L’11 JD/MA in International Studies with Wharton’s Lauder Institute Hometown: Chestnut Ridge, NY BA 2006 Oberlin

International Programs

North America Canada Mexico

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Central America Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic El Salvador Guatemala

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South America Argentina Brazil Chile Columbia Ecuador Uruguay Venezuela

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Europe Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom

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Middle East/North Africa Egypt •• Iran ••• Israel ••••• Qatar • United Arab Emirates •

Africa Botswana Congo (DRC) Ghana Mauritis Namibia Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone South Africa Tanzania Uganda

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Eurasia Belarus Russia Tajikistan Ukraine

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East Asia China Hong Kong Japan South Korea Taiwan

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Southeast Asia Cambodia East Timor Singapore Philippines Thailand Vietnam

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Study Abroad Sites Public Interest Work

South Asia India Nepal Maldives Pakistan Oceania Australia East Timor New Zealand

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Student/Faculty Projects Faculty Teaching Abroad Other Faculty Activities Abroad Student Organizations

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Alumni Clubs Wharton Lauder Institute Visiting Faculty and Researchers Summer Interns and Associates

Penn Law is pioneering new approaches to teaching international and comparative law. Two of our newest programs, the Global Research Seminar and the Global Forum, exemplify our mission to deepen ties with experts overseas and to place students in direct contact with practitioners and academics in a wide range of fields.

OUR STUDENTS Eng age with a Small and Su pp o rtive Co mmu nity

Ou r su p p o rtive community enco urages students to take intellectual risks. It is o u r b elief – confirmed by feedb ack we receive fro m leaders in the p rofessio n – that students who learn the law in an environment that enco urages and suppo rts this risk-taking make excep tio nal lawyers and leaders.

“The warmth and support of the Law School community brings out the best in every student. Even the professors temper their demands for excellence with compassion and humor. Penn Law has given me, as an LLM student, a home away from home and friendships that will last beyond my time in the United States.� Sharmini Selvaratnam Home Country: Singapore LLB, National University of Singapore

“ Penn is a fulfilling experience – a melting pot of academic excellence, social activities and cultural diversity. One year is way too short, try to get the best out of it!” Antonio Arias Etchebarne Home Country: Argentina Abogado, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

“ What best exemplifies my time here is great learning in a great environment. My time at Penn exceeded all my expectations.” Vijit Chahar Home Country: India LLB, National Law School of India University

“ You will study with the cream of the crop from all over the world and enjoy countless social events – and still have time with your family.” Yoko Motoyanagi Home Country: Japan BA Law, University of Tokyo

ALUMNI CLUBS

Penn Law’s Alumni Clubs are around the world: Brazil China France Germany Greece Italy Japan Korea United Kingdom And we have Affinity Clubs: PAALAS (Penn African-American Law Alumni Society) PLAAN (Penn Law Asian-American Alumni Network) PLES (Penn Law European Society) Penn Law JD/MBA Alumni Club Penn Law Lambda Alumni Association Plus Alumni Clubsbest fromin around world. “The warmth and support of the Law School community brings out the everythestudent. Even the professors temper their demands for excellence http://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/alumni/clubs/map/ with compassion and humor. Penn Law has given me, as an LLM student, a home away from home and friendships that will last beyond my time in the United States.”

Sharmini Selvaratnam Home Country: Singapore LLB, National University of Singapore

“ Penn is a fulfilling experience – a melting pot of academic excellence, social activities and cultural diversity. One year is way too short, try to get the best out of it!” Antonio Arias Etchebarne Home Country: Argentina Abogado, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

“ What best exemplifies my time here is great learning in a great environment. My time at Penn exceeded all my expectations.” Vijit Chahar Home Country: India LLB, National Law School of India University

“ You will study with the cream of the crop from all over the world and enjoy countless social events – and still have time with your family.” Yoko Motoyanagi Home Country: Japan BA Law, University of Tokyo

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM An Excep tional Campu s Enviro nment in One of the United States’ Mo st V ib rant Cities

Penn combines a leafy, architecturally distinguished campus with all the advantages of a dynamic, culturally rich metropolis. Whatever your background and interests, you will find activities and communities to make you feel welcome.

DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT Student Groups Join an established student group (we have more than 90) or find like-minded colleagues to start your own. We are home to groups that consider substantive legal issues, run symposia, welcome speakers on career exploration, perform musicals and bowl

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Campus within a Campus Our four interconnected buildings around a lovely

central courtyard A n Exce p tio na l C a mp u s E n v iron ment i n support O neinteraction of tand heengagement among faculty, students and staff. Unit ed Sta te s’ Mos t V i bra nt C it ies

Affordable Housing Choose from an array of housing options, on campus and off. Graduate student housing is only one block from the Law School and the neighborhoods of University City and elsewhere in Philadelphia offer options that are a short walk, bike or bus ride away.

Penn combines a leafy, architecturally distinguished campus with all the advantages of a dynamic, culturally rich metropolis. Whatever your background and interests, you will find activities and communities to make you feel welcome.

UN IV ERSITY OF P ENNSYLVANIA We are an Ivy League University proud of o ur emphasis o n integ rating kno wledge across our schools and colleges, o ur sp irit of innovatio n, and o ur p ictu resq ue urb an campu s.

CAMPUS

Penn is distinct in offering the rare blend of an inviting University campus in the heart of a great city. Admire award-winning architecture while strolling through our historic Ivy League campus. Partake of world-class cultural performances at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Tour inspiring exhibits at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Fischer Fine Arts Library. Attend conferences and guest lectures at our sister schools. Work out in our state-of-the-art fitness facility, the Pottruck Center, with its four floors of fitness equipment, an Olympic-size pool and climbing wall. Visit University City’s popular stores, restaurants and cafes, cinema complex and lovely parks. Admire the fine Victorian houses, many of which have been divided into affordable apartments. Head to the east

U NI V E R SI TY O F P ENNSY LVA NI A River and partake of everything across the Schuylkill that downtown Center City has to offer.

We a re a n Ivy Leag ue Univ ersit y proud of ou r em o n int egradistance ting of the Law It is phasi all – ALLs– within walking kno wl e dge a cro ss ou r sc hool s and col leges, o urSchool! s pir it of innov ation, a nd ou r p ic tu resqu e u r ban c am p us.

P HILADELP HIA

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA “ Philadelphia is one of the few American cities whose history is a fully integrated part of the urban landscape. Cars still roll along the city's cobblestone streets, people live in homes dating back to the 18th century and bars Ben Franklin frequented are popular today.” — CNN “ The city is on a roll.” — The New York Times Think dynamic, sophisticated and affordable. That’s Philly. Historic, yet hip and vibrant, Philadelphia enjoys National Geographic’s designation as “the Next Great City.” You can meander through a “city of neighborhoods” . . . enjoy fantastic restaurants and sidewalk cafes . . . attend shows and concerts . . . shop interesting stores and boutiques . . . watch collegiate and professional sports . . . wander past skyscrapers and quaint brownstones . . . visit the museums along the Parkway . . . or run or bike through Fairmount Park, the largest landscaped city park in the United States. Students find Philadelphia affordable and exciting. And you can leave your car at home!

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STUDEN T SERV ICES A Sup portive Enviro nment, in the Classro o m and Beyond

Career Planning & Professionalism STUDENT SUPPORT The Career Planning and Placement Office counsels students interested in learning about the U.S. legal job market. While the great majority of our LLM students return directly to careers in their home countries, each year many explore the possibility of staying in the U.S. to work after obtaining their degrees. Foreign trained be forewarned that attorneys anyon U.S. law school Penn Law attending prides itself providing LLMshould and other there arewith substantial barriers, including restrictions on licensing, to students unusually strong administrative support. the employment of LLM graduates in this country. Only a very Our Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs works restricted group of U.S. law firms will consider hiring foreign-trained closely with individual class members, encouraging all attorneys who – regardless of their other achievements – lack the to take advantage of the wide variety of resources JD degree awarded by a U.S. law school. available to them. These go beyond the Law School’s To addressofferings this challenge, a designated counselor in the academic to include programming aimed at Career

Planning & Professionalism advises students about strategies for fostering social and professional interaction between identifying opportunities and approaching potential employers graduate students and their JD counterparts, Penn in the most effective manner. Law faculty, and Law School alumni who have returned to their homes around the world. Penn’s historically important position in Philadelphia allows the Law School to offer a mentor program that links graduate students with internationally oriented members of the city’s legal community. LLM students enjoy access to alumni from Penn’s JD program,

“Whetherin networking your career goals include seeking events with international participate

employment in the U.S. or elsewhere or returning to your employer, the Careerand Planning & Professionalism team is committed to helping you further develop professional skills during practitioners, other opportunities for interaction your LLM year. and We other provide both LLM-specific career programming and individual counseling for LLM students.” with legal, business professionals based in Philadelphia and beyond.

Heather Frattone L’98 Associate Dean, Career Planning & Professionalism

ST UD E NT SE R V IC E S A Sup port iv e En v i ronme nt, in the Cl a ss ro o m and Be y ond

Career Planning & Professionalism The Career Planning and Placement Office counsels students interested in learning about the U.S. legal job market. While the great majority of our LLM students return directly to careers in their home countries, each year many explore the possibility of staying in the U.S. to work after obtaining their degrees. Foreign trained attorneys attending any U.S. law school should be forewarned that there are substantial barriers, including restrictions on licensing, to the employment of LLM graduates in this country. Only a very restricted group of U.S. law firms will consider hiring foreign-trained attorneys who – regardless of their other achievements – lack the JD degree awarded by a U.S. law school. To address this challenge, a designated counselor in the Career Planning & Professionalism advises students about strategies for identifying opportunities and approaching potential employers in the most effective manner.

“Whether your career goals include seeking employment in the U.S. or elsewhere or returning to your employer, the Career Planning & Professionalism team is committed to helping you further develop professional skills during your LLM year. We provide both LLM-specific career programming and individual counseling for LLM students.” Heather Frattone L’98 Associate Dean, Career Planning & Professionalism

Course Listing A Curriculum Rich in Substance and Choice Here, to give you a sense of the breadth of the curriculum, is a listing of courses taught in recent semesters. Note that, because our faculty is engaged in cutting-edge scholarship in all fields, our course and seminar roster changes frequently, and we cannot guarantee that any given course will be taught in any specific semester.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND GOVERNMENT Administrative Law Advanced Seminar in Local Government Law Analytical Methods in the Law Constitution Outside of the Courts Cost-Benefit Analysis: Law, Policy and Practice FDA Law and Policy Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy Health Law and Policy International Trade Regulation Law and Economics Legislation Legislative Clinic Local Government Law Natural Resources Law & Policy Policy Analysis Public Health Law & Policy Regulation of Financial Institutions Regulation of Health Insurance Markets Risk Regulation Seminar Securities Regulation Shaping Communications Policy in the Obama Administration BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Accounting Administrative Law Advanced Issues in Private Finance & Corporate Reorganization Advanced Topics in Corporate Law Advising the Board of Directors Analytical Methods in the Law Anatomy of a Merger Antitrust Bankruptcy Business Strategy and Corporate Law Chapter 11: Corporate Reorganization Commercial Credit I Commercial Litigation Strategy Contract Drafting Corporate Finance Corporate Governance Corporate Lawyering Corporate Taxation Corporations

Deals: Economic Structure of Transactions & Contracting Empirical Finance Employment Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Federal Crimes Seminar Federal Income Taxation Financial Accounting Financial Crisis & Bailout IP & Corporate Lawyering Insurance Insolvency Insurance Law International Bankruptcy International Business Transactions International Finance International Tax Issues in Corporate Law Labor Law in Comparative Perspective Law and Economics Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Mergers and Acquisitions Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Partnership Taxation Policy Analysis Privacy Regulation of Financial Institutions Regulation of Health Insurance Markets Risk Management Risk Regulation Seminar Securities Regulation Sports Law Structured Finance and Securitization Taxation of Business Entities White Collar Crime and Capital Markets COMMERCIAL LAW Accounting Advanced Issues in Private Finance & Corporate Reorganization Advanced Topics in Commercial Real Estate Seminar Analytical Methods in the Law Antitrust Bankruptcy Chapter 11: Corporate Reorganization Commercial Credit I

Commercial Litigation Strategy Common Law Contracts Contract Drafting Contracts Corporate Finance Corporations Cross-Border M&A Deals: Economic Structure of Transactions & Contracting Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Financial Accounting IP & Corporate Lawyering International Bankruptcy International Business Transactions International Commercial Arbitration Introduction to IP Law and Policy Issues in Corporate Law Law and Economics Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Patent Law Policy Analysis Real Estate Transactions Structured Finance and Securitization Taxation of Business Entities Trial Advocacy CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Administrative Law Advanced Constitutional Law Church and State Comparative Law Conflict of Laws Constitution Outside of the Courts Constitutional Law Constitutional Litigation Constitutional Theorizing Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Election Law Employment Discrimination Evolution of International & Constitutional Legal Constraints on War Family Law Federal Courts Federalism First Amendment in the 21st Century Immigration Law

Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation International Human Rights International Human Rights and National Security Jurisprudence and Constitutional Theory Jurisprudence of War Crimes Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and the Holocaust Legal Responses to Inequality Legal Revolutions in America: 1750-1880 Legislation Mental Health Law Parents, Children and the State Political Philosophy of the Constitution Privacy Public International Law Religion, Law and Lawyering Right to Counsel Shaping Communications Policy in the Obama Administration Sports Law Supreme Court Clinic Supreme Court Practice and Process Supreme Court: Great Cases Topics in Defamation COURTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE Administrative Law Advanced Problems in Federal Procedure Analytical Methods in the Law Appellate Advocacy Civil Practice Clinic Civil Procedure Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Conflict of Laws Constitution Outside of the Courts Constitutional Litigation Criminal Defense Clinic Criminal Law Criminal Procedure: Investigation Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication Cybercrime Seminar Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Evidence

FDA Law and Policy Federal Courts Insurance Law International Civil Litigation International Human Rights Judicial Clerkship Seminar Jurisprudence and Constitutional Theory Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Economics Law and the Holocaust Lawyering in the Public Interest Seminar Legal Responses to Inequality Legislation Legislative Clinic Litigation for Social Change Seminar Mediation Clinic Policy Analysis Political Law and Race Psychological Analysis of Legal Decision-Making Public Health Law & Policy Refugee Law Remedies Right to Counsel Shaping Communications Policy in the Obama Administration Social Welfare and American Law Supreme Court Clinic Supreme Court Practice and Process Supreme Court: Great Cases Torts Trial Advocacy

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE Advanced Criminal Law Analytical Methods in the Law Criminal Defense Clinic Criminal Law Criminal Law Theory Criminal Procedure: Investigation Criminal Procedure: Prosecution and Adjudication Cybercrime Seminar Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Evidence Federal Crimes Seminar Freedom & Responsibility Seminar Intention and the Law International Human Rights Introduction to IP Law and Policy Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Economics Law and the Holocaust Legal Imagination: Criminals & Justice Across Literature Mental Health Law Policy Analysis Privacy Right to Counsel Supreme Court Clinic Trial Advocacy Visual Legal Advocacy White Collar Crime and Capital Markets ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE LAW Administrative Law Analytical Methods in the Law Animal Law and Ethics Comparative Environmental Law and Economics Cost-Benefit Analysis: Law, Policy and Practice Environmental Law Environmental Lawyering Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy International Environmental Law Law & Policy of Cost-Benefit Analysis Law and Economics Natural Resources Law & Policy Policy Analysis Risk Regulation Seminar

FAMILY AND ESTATE LAW Analytical Methods in the Law Anatomy of a Divorce Bioethics, Babies and Babymaking Family Law Gender, Law and Psychology Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Economics Mental Health Law Parents, Children and the State Policy Analysis Privacy Sexuality and the Law Social Welfare and American Law Trusts and Estates HUMAN RIGHTS LAW Animal Law and Ethics Bioethics, Babies and Babymaking Constitutional Litigation Death Penalty & Habeas Corpus Employment Discrimination First Amendment in the 21st Century Global Research Seminar: The Globalization of Corporate Governance Gender, Law and Psychology Human Rights Lawyering in the 21st Century Immigration Law International Human Rights and National Security Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and the Holocaust Legal Responses to Inequality Litigation for Social Change Seminar Policy Analysis Public International Law Refugee Law Sexuality and the Law Social Welfare and American Law Transnational Legal Clinic UN Security Council in the 21st Century

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY LAW Analytical Methods in the Law Copyright Copyright Theory Cultural Heritage and the Law Cybercrime Seminar Development of US Intellectual Property Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic First Amendment in the 21st Century IP & Corporate Lawyering Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation Intellectual Property: Trademarks International Communication: Power & Flow Seminar Internet Law Introduction to IP Law and Policy Law and Economics Patent Law Patent Litigation Seminar Policy Analysis Privacy Risk Regulation Seminar Taxation of Business Entities Technology Policy INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW Advanced Issues in Private Finance & Corporate Reorganization Approaches to Islamic Law China & International Law Chinese Law Civil Law: It’s Cultural Importance, Jurisprudential Value & Practical Utility Comparative Law Conflict of Laws Cross-Border M&A Evolution of International & Constitutional Legal Constraints on War Federalism

Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy Global Research Seminar: The Globalization of Corporate Governance Globalization and Domestic Courts Globalization and Public Law Human Rights Lawyering in the 21st Century Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation International Bankruptcy International Business Transactions International Civil Litigation International Communication: Power & Flow Seminar International Environmental Law International Finance International Human Rights International Human Rights and National Security International Tax International Trade Regulation Introduction to Comparative Law Introduction to European Union Law Jurisprudence of War Crimes Justice System Reform in Japan Labor Law in Comparative Perspective Law and the Holocaust Philosophical Foundations of International Law Public Health Law & Policy Public International Law Refugee Law Research in International and Foreign Law Transnational Legal Clinic UN Security Council in the 21st Century

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW Analytical Methods in the Law Employee Benefits Employment Discrimination Employment Law Labor Law in Comparative Perspective Law and Economics Litigating Employment Class and Collective Actions Policy Analysis Risk Regulation Seminar Sports Law LAW AND THE HEALTH SCIENCES Administrative Law Analytical Methods in the Law Animal Law and Ethics Bioethics, Babies and Babymaking Cost-Benefit Analysis: Law, Policy and Practice Criminal Law Doctors, Death Panels & Democracy Drug Product Liability Litigation FDA Law and Policy Freedom & Responsibility Seminar Gender, Law and Psychology Health Care Law Health Law and Policy Insurance Law Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation Law and Bioethics Law and Economics Mental Health Law Patent Law Policy Analysis Privacy Public Health Law & Policy Regulation of Health Insurance Markets Risk Regulation Seminar

PERSPECTIVES ON THE LAW Advanced Legal Research Analytical Methods in the Law Animal Law and Ethics Approaches to Islamic Law Christianity and American Law: 1880-present Civil Law: Its Cultural Importance, Jurisprudential Value & Practical Utility Comparative Law Criminal Law Theory Cultural Heritage and the Law Family Law Federalism Fiction Writing About the Law First Amendment in the 21st Century Freedom & Responsibility Seminar Gender, Law and Psychology Globalization and Domestic Courts Human Rights Lawyering in the 21st Century IP & Corporate Lawyering Intellectual Property & National Economic Value Creation International Human Rights International Tax Introduction to IP Law and Policy Introduction to Trial Advocacy Jewish Law Justice and Fiction Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Bioethics Law and Economics Law and Literature Law and the Holocaust Lawyer as Persuasive Advocate Lawyering in the Public Interest Seminar Legal Imagination: Criminals & Justice Across Literature Legal Responses to Inequality Legal Revolutions in America: 1750-1880 Litigation for Social Change Seminar Mental Health Law

Philosophical Foundations of International Law Policy Analysis Political Authority & Political Obligation Political Philosophy of the Constitution Practice of Law Privacy Problems in Law and Morality Public International Law Religion, Law and Lawyering Remedies Research in International and Foreign Law Risk Regulation Seminar Social Welfare and American Law U.S. Legal Research Visual Legal Advocacy PROPERTY AND LAND DEVELOPMENT Advanced Topics in Commercial Real Estate Seminar Analytical Methods in the Law Deals: Economic Structure of Transactions & Contracting Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Environmental Law Environmental Lawyering Land Use Law Law and Economics Local Government Law Policy Analysis Property Real Estate Transactions TAXATION Analytical Methods in the Law Corporate Taxation Employee Benefits Federal Income Taxation International Tax Law and Economics Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship Partnership Taxation Policy Analysis Structured Finance and Securitization Tax Policy Seminar Taxation of Business Entities

URBAN AND PUBLIC INTEREST LAW Advanced Seminar in Local Government Law Analytical Methods in the Law Animal Law and Ethics Constitution Outside of the Courts Constitutional Litigation Cultural Heritage and the Law Election Law Employment Discrimination Employment Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Family Law Federal Courts Federalism Juvenile Justice Seminar Law and Economics Lawyering in the Public Interest Seminar Legal Responses to Inequality Litigation for Social Change Seminar Parents, Children and the State Policy Analysis Religion, Law and Lawyering Remedies Social Welfare and American Law Visual Legal Advocacy

CLINICAL/EXPERIENTAL, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY & ETHICS Appellate Advocacy Bioethics, Babies and Babymaking Civil Pre-trial Litigation Commercial Litigation Strategy Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Keedy Cup Preliminaries Lawyering in the Public Interest Seminar Mediation Clinic Mock Trial Team Competition Policy Analysis Professional Responsibility Refugee Law Research in International and Foreign Law Transnational Legal Clinic Trial Advocacy

How to Apply Admissions

Application Requirements Applicants to the LLM program must hold a JD or LLB degree, or the equivalent from a law school that, if in the United States, is accredited by the American

Each year, Penn Law enrolls a select class of approximately 100 LLM students:

Bar Association and is a member of the Association of the American Law

academically gifted, professionally accomplished, intellectually curious, and

Schools, or, if outside the United States, has comparable standing.

culturally and geographically diverse. The International Programs Committee (which oversees all graduate programs) In addition, Penn Law enrolls a limited number of exceptional graduate students

can, in exceptional circumstances, admit students to the LLM program who do

pursuing the LLCM and SJD degrees.

not already hold a law degree. Typically, such students will hold a PhD, MD or

Our students come from all over the world, representing more than 30 countries

professional career, and will be able to show how legal training is important to

an equivalent graduate degree, will have already embarked on an academic or in a typical year. They come from a broad spectrum of academic, professional,

the advancement of their career and/or their scholarly work. Applicants to the

ideological and economic backgrounds. The majority of our LLM students have

LLCM program must generally have received an LLM degree from the University

had at least one year of work experience following their law studies, and a

of Pennsylvania Law School or comperable institution.

significant percentage hold an advanced degree. This exciting diversity is, in itself, an integral component of our LLM program. It inspires a cross-fertilization

Applicants to the SJD program must have already earned an LLM or equivalent

of ideas and initiatives that enhances the intellectual rewards and professional

degree from Penn Law or another, comparable institution. All applicants must

transformation that characterize a Penn Law education.

have a well-stated scholarly agenda, with an area of research and appropriate research methodology clearly outlined. Candidates who do not hold a Penn

We welcome your interest in joining this extraordinary community.

Law graduate degree must, in addition, provide copies of scholarly work published in the English language. More information is available at our website at www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/grad/coursestudy.html.

Matthew Parker Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies

English Proficiency A high level of English proficiency is essential to successful graduate study.

Application forms and further information may be obtained online at

Most coursework at Penn Law centers on a Socratic dialogue between the

www.toefl.org and www.ietls.org. For TOEFL registration purposes,

instructor and members of the class. Consequently, a student should be able

please note that:

to understand rapid, idiomatic English as spoken in class and in seminar discussions. Students must be able to express thoughts clearly in both spoken

• The University of Pennsylvania Law School’s code is 2926

and written English and must read the language with ease. The quantity and

• The department code is 03

quality of academic work required at Penn Law cannot be accomplished without such mastery of the English language.

In unusual cases where it is apparent that the test is unnecessary, the

Students must achieve such language proficiency prior to enrollment.

should first submit a request at www.law.upenn.edu/cf/adms/

Applicants who feel the need to refresh English skills, however, may want to

gradcontactus/

TOEFL or IELTS requirement can be waived. An applicant seeking a waiver

enroll in the summer ESL course offered prior to, and separately from, the mandatory Summer Program. Information on this course is available at our

A waiver will not be granted merely because the applicant asserts that he

website at www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/grad/courstudy.html. LLM

or she is proficient in English. An applicant must include a copy of his or

applicants whose native language is not English must take either the Test of

her notice of waiver approval when submitting an application that does not

English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS exam. Individual language

otherwise include a TOEFL or IELTS score (or notice that such score is en

assessments, conducted in person or by telephone, may also be required at

route). Requests to waive the TOEFL requirement should be submitted as

the Law School’s discretion. The TOEFL and IELTS are administered at testing

early as possible in the admissions process.

centers throughout the world. Tests should be taken no later than January of the year in which a student proposes to enroll at Penn Law; the deadline for submission of a completed application for admission to the LLM program is November 15 for Early Notification applications, and February 1 for all others. Please note that early notification is only available to applicants applying online.

Application Process Applications for admission to graduate programs at Penn Law are reviewed by the International Programs Committee on a rolling basis. Candidates who

* The application fee may, in exceptional cases, be reduced or waived at the discretion of the International Programs Committee. Candidates

submit completed applications – and use the online application form – prior to

requesting a fee waiver or reduction should do so by submitting a

the November 15 “Early Notification” deadline, and who ensure that the Law

request at www.law.upenn.edu/cf/adms/gradcontactus.

School receives all supporting documents by the same date, will receive a response by February 8. At that time, applicants in the early notification pool

Online and Paper Forms

will be notified whether their application has been accepted, rejected or held over for further evaluation in the context of applications submitted in the

The International Programs Committee strongly encourages candidates to

general application pool. We strongly advise all candidates to submit their

submit their application data form, personal statement, and application fee

completed applications at the earliest possible date.

online via Penn Law’s website, www.law.upenn.edu. Materials sent online

The deadlines are:

better facilitates the Committee’s own prompt action. Furthermore, those

are often received in a more complete and efficient manner that November 15 for LLM and LLCM applications submitted for “Early

applying online may pay their application and acceptance fees by credit card

Notification” (response by February 8)

and track the status of their application via our website. The Law School is

Feb 1 for all other LLM and LLCM applications (absent special authorization)

unable to accept credit card payment from applicants submitting their

March 15 for all applications to the SJD program

applications via paper forms.

As detailed in the application materials, a completed application to any of Penn Law’s graduate programs must include:

Rather than have their schools submit copies of relevant transcripts, applicants who plan to apply to several law schools in addition to Penn Law may wish to submit their transcripts and test scores online via the LLM

• An application data form • A personal statement • Two letters of recommendation

Credential Processing Service. This service, described on the Law School Admission Council website at www.lsac.org, simplifies the process by requiring original transcripts to be submitted only once. The LSAC then translates the transcripts, confirms their validity, and distributes electronic

• A transcript from each degree-granting post-secondary school attended

copies and verified TOEFL scores to select law schools as instructed by the

• Results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination or an indication that the

applicant.

applicant has received a waiver • A scholarly project proposal and copies of prior publications (SJD applicants only) • An application fee (Information available at http://www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/grad/apply/)* • (SJD candidates must also submit a scholarly project proposal and an English-language writing sample on a legal topic)

Letters of Recommendation

Financing Your LLM Education

A completed graduate application to Penn Law must include two letters of

Information on the student budget, including tuition and fees, the Summer

recommendation, ideally from law professors or others who have personal

Program Fee, room and board, books, health insurance and miscellaneous

experience instructing and evaluating the candidate. We appreciate the burden

budget items can be found on our website at

this requirement places on recommenders. Such subjective evaluations from

http://www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/grad/financial.html.

knowledgeable references, however, are important factors in weighing the relative merits of international candidates whose objective credentials

As is evident from these figures, attending law school in the United States is a

necessarily reflect many distinct grading systems and national standards for

very expensive endeavor. At Penn Law, we are a tuition-driven institution,

legal education.

meaning that every dollar of tuition revenue is required to support the academic

An applicant may, alternatively, submit letters from academic instructors

LLM students are extremely limited. A limited number of merit grants

program. Accordingly, the resources available to provide tuition assistance to outside of the field of law, from employers, or from others with a personal

are awarded to LLM applicants each year; all students are considered for

knowledge of the candidate’s intellectual and other strengths. The International

these grants. We will notify all students selected to receive these awards

Programs Committee strongly advises that all letters be submitted in

during the month of March or April each year. One or two students are select-

conjunction with the Recommender Form, but it will review letters submitted

ed, on the basis of merit, as Penn Law European Society Scholars. Information

without the form attached. Please note, however, that the online “Status Page”

about these highly competitive grants is available at our website,

cannot track the receipt of letters that lack an accompanying Recommender

www.law.upenn.edu.

Form or come from individuals other than those recommenders listed on an applicant’s online data form.

Because our ability to award assistance is very limited, we encourage you to seek other funding sources to support your education. You may wish to seek sponsorship from your employer or your government, or from foundations, fellowships, and organizations sponsoring fellowships. The Rotary Club International, for example, has information about scholarship opportunities available at www.rotary.org. Some students arrange private loans; U.S. government lending programs may be available to students with U.S. citizenship or permanent residence status. You can learn about some of these opportunities from the resources we have collected and placed on our website, www.law.upenn.edu.

Among Penn Law's historic achievements is our pioneering LLM program. Since the late 19th century, international lawyers, law professors, judges, government officials and others have come here to further their understanding of United States and international law.

Graduate alumni include a member of the Israeli Supreme Court; a sitting Justice of South Africa’s Constitutional Court; and a recent Presidential candidate in the Philippines. Their graduate classmates include hundreds of practitioners working in many fields across six continents.

Examples of LLM prior experience:

Sample international employers represented:

• Ambassador • Bank manager • Coordinator – Human Rights Watch • Corporate litigator • Deputy director – Ministry of Economics, • Trade and Industry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs • District court judge • Executive officer – Ministry of Finance • Executive producer • Federal prosecutor • M&A transactional attorney

• Head of section Ministry of Justice • Human rights attorney • Human rights expert • In-house counsel • Law professor • Legal advisors to Deputy Mayor, a Prime Minister • Legal analyst – Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (JAPAN) • Legal expert – European Union Group • Newspaper columnist

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Baker & McKenzie Bank of Tokyo Citizens for Justice & Peace Clifford Chance Deloitte Touche DLA Piper Embassy of Japan (Tehran, Iran) Greenburg, Traurig Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Berkman, & Co. Hitachi Hogan & Hartson Kirin Holding Co. KPMG

• • • • • • • • •

Linklaters Microsoft Nippon Oil Corp. Nissan Motor Co. Proskhauer Rose Shearman & Sterling Skadden Arps Sony SOREQ Nuclear Research Center • Tokyo Stock Exchange Group

PEN N LAW P ROFILE Students at Penn Law thrive socially, academically and professionally, thanks to a small, su ppo rtive community; the preeminence of o ur School and University; and a fo cu s on redefining what it means to be a lawyer.

Today, Penn Law stands as the most interdisciplinary law school in the United States, fully engaged with our fellow world-leading professional and graduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania.

Why is this important to someone considering an LLM degree?

Lawyers today must navigate among fields and approaches,

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A Penn Law legal education is distinct: you will be called upon to integrate knowledge and to do so within a community of scholars and students who will challenge and support you. The educational and professional significance of this unique confluence cannot be overstated.

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