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M A S T E R I N L AW PROGRAM


Law shouldn’t be limited to those who make their career as lawyers. At the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, our philosophy is that law affects all of us, no matter what field we are in. Our Master in Law candidates are an incredibly diverse and accomplished group of professionals and students who make up an integral part of our collegial and collaborative Law School community. They infuse our classrooms with their experiences as physicians, nurses, technologists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and more. In turn, ML candidates receive an education that immerses them in legal study and illuminates the connections between the law and the wide range of related fields in which they have developed expertise.

Theodore Ruger Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law


Master in Law Degree Candidates at a Glance


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PhD MD MSN MBA

MA MSW MSSP NPL

Ed.D MPA DMD MPH

MRA MSE MES MSAG

ADVANCED DEGREES AT TIME OF APPLICATION

30%

15%

1 Advanced Degree 2 Advanced Degrees

4%

31%

20%

Pursuing 1st Advanced Degree along with ML

ML is 1st Advanced Degree

3 Advanced Degrees

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Years of professional experience at time of application

20+ year

13%

16-20 years

10%

11-15 years

11%

6-10 years

24%

2-5 years

35%

0-1 year

7%


The Master in Law Program


The Master in Law (ML) degree program offers accomplished professionals and talented students the opportunity to immerse themselves in learning the law that impacts their work and day-to-day lives. The specialized curriculum combines a solid foundation in the U.S. legal system with specific knowledge of the legal issues and processes that intersect with many disciplines. ML degree candidates design their own educations. No matter the professional or academic focus, the ML program provides the knowledge and skills to navigate complex issues and effectively manage the risks and needs of organizations as law and regulations continue to evolve. In addition, the ML can be combined with other graduate programs at Penn—many students complement their primary degrees in medicine, business, education, engineering, public policy, and more with the ML degree. The ML program offers a multitude of possibilities. Visit our website to learn more.

ML COURSE OFFERINGS LAWM 511

U.S. Law and Legal Methods

LAWM 528

General Business Law

LAWM 529

Navigating the Regulatory State

LAWM 505

American Constitutional Law

LAWM 506

Technology Law

LAWM 522

Corporate Compliance

LAWM 530

Health Law and Policy

LAWM 513

Medical Liability and Negligence

LAWM 515

Contracts and Negotiations

LAWM 536

Fundamentals of U.S. Legal Research (online)

LAWM 576

Patent Law (online)


Degree Requirements The program begins with foundational ML courses that cover the essential areas of law — U.S. Law, Regulatory Law, and Business Law — and equip students with the skills they need to succeed in the law school classroom. ML students then specialize with additional coursework in their areas of interest. After completing the foundational ML coursework, ML students take courses within the Law School’s JD curriculum.

8 CLASSES, FULL OR PART TIME 4 ML REQUIRED CORE COURSES

4 REQUIRED ADDITIONAL COURSES

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (LAWM 511)

1 Upper level JD course

General Business Law (LAWM 528)

3 Additional courses:

Navigating the Regulatory State (LAWM 529)

Combination of upper level JD courses and/or

1 ML elective (choose from ML curriculum)

ML courses


Sample Curricular Plans HUMAN RESOURCES FOCUS

Emma Grigore, PHR Chief People Officer, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education “The Law School’s ML program will give you the confidence to understand and effectively manage the legal issues you might confront in your career. From knowing the particulars of contracts to understanding employment law issues, I found myself applying what I learned in class almost immediately in my HR position.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

Employment Discrimination

Corporate Compliance

Fundamentals of US Legal Research

LAW 659

LAWM 522

LAWM 536

Employee Benefits LAW 602

Labor Law LAW 509


HEALTHCARE FOCUS

Manoj Mittal, MD, ML’18 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine faculty “The ML program has been incredibly rewarding and an invaluable complement to my medical career. I recommend it to physicians and students in healthcare and the sciences to better understand the legal and regulatory underpinnings of their work, enhance their training in this domain, and so be better prepared to practice, teach, and research in today’s complex healthcare environment.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

Health Law and Policy Fundamentals

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

LAWM 530

Health Care Fraud: Investigation and Prosecution

Comparative Health Systems and Law

Health Care Financing

Drug Product Liability Litigation

LAW 588

LAW 916

LAW 939

LAW 943


PRIVACY/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOCUS

Sarah Finnerty, ML’18 Assistant Privacy Officer, Office of Audit, Compliance, and Privacy, Penn Medicine “I work with privacy professionals, [and] the best part is that I can now engage in conversations that are more ethical and theoretical with people who have vast experience in this field. Being able to think in a different way — the same way as people who have been in the space as lawyers — has been invaluable.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

Technology Law

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

Intellectual Property and National Economic Value

History of Privacy and the Law

Patent Law

Intro to IP Law & Policy

LAW 966

LAW 930

LAW 677

LAW 507

LAWM 506


EDUCATION FOCUS

Kendrick Davis, PhD, ML’17, MSE’14 Vice President of Policy Research, Campaign for College Opportunity “Not surprisingly, the education system in K-12 and higher education is extremely complex. My ability to effectively recommend policy at the local level required that I have a working knowledge of the legal context in which these decisions need to be made, especially when communicating such recommendations to the Mayor or other cabinet members.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

American Constitutional Law

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

LAWM 505

Mental Health Law

Immigration Law

LAW 705

LAW 780

Law of the Professor: Continuing Problems in Higher Ed

Discrimination in Education

LAW 949

LAW 969


FINANCE/CORPORATE FOCUS

Will Matson, Wharton MBA’19, ML’19 CFO and Head of M&A, Alpine Investors “I plan to use the ML education in my future career of building businesses that are measured not only for the profit they generate, but also for their positive social impact… I am motivated to do good for society, while doing well in business, and for me the latter achievement is inextricably linked with the former. I believe that this legal education from the Law School will empower me to achieve this and, as per the Wharton motto, ‘become a pillar of the state, whether in public or private life.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

Corporate Finance: Legal Aspects

Distressed Dealmaking

Bankruptcy

LAW 908

LAW 646

LAW 769

Corporate Compliance LAWM 522

M&A Through the Business Cycle LAW 750


ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOCUS

Jehan Luth, MPH, ML’20 CEO and Founder of RotoMaire “The ML program enabled me to understand the legal framework underlying my business idea such that I could avoid problems and move quickly to seize the opportunities that arose. I learned what every entrepreneur should know - what questions to ask and how to best utilize counsel. This education was key for the successful launch of my startup.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

Health Law and Policy Fundamentals

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

LAWM 530

Technology Law

Artificial Intelligence

LAWM 506

LAW 982

Contracts and Negotiations

Patents, Innovation and Value

LAWM 515

LAW 613


JOURNALISM FOCUS

Lori Robertson Managing editor, FactCheck.org Annenberg Public Policy Center “As a journalist, I’ve researched and written about legal and policy issues for years. The ML program has been incredibly valuable in deepening my knowledge and understanding of statutes, cases and the legal framework. Also, the engagement with both ML and JD students has been an enriching experience. I highly recommend the program to anyone with an interest in the law.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

American Constitutional Law

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

LAWM 505

Visual Legal Advocacy

Election Law

Law and Candidacy

LAW 979

LAW 676

Public Corruption and the Law LAW 991

LAW 968


HEALTHCARE FOCUS

Andrew Thum, MSN/ML’18 Nurse Manager, Jefferson Health Emerging Nurse Leader, SEPONL “The ML program has been incredibly rewarding and an invaluable complement to my career. I have already seen the influence of my education at the Law School in my new position as manager of a 32-bed medical surgical unit. I recommend this program to those who desire a better understanding of the legal and regulatory underpinnings of their work.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

Health Law and Policy

Health Care Financing

Negotiations in Healthcare

LAWM 530

LAW 939

NURSING 548

Corporate Compliance LAWM 522

Current Issues in Health and Social Policy NURSING 540


TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION FOCUS

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, ML’18 Co-Founder and Senior Scientific Advisor, Verve Therapeutics & Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania “The practical, real world focus of the courses in the ML program has proven extremely relevant. As a cardiologist engaged in research for a treatment with the potential to protect people against cardiovascular disease, the opportunity to take law courses at this important juncture was a dream come true. Going forward, any time I’m doing something in a laboratory, I will always be conscious of the IP implications.”

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

Intro to IP Law & Policy

Regulatory Law and Policy

Technology Law

LAW 507

LAW 931

LAWM 506

Patent Law LAWM 576

Drug Product Liability Litigation LAW943


REGULATORY/COMPLIANCE FOCUS

JD Course Sampling* Administrative Law Advanced Issues in Private Finance Advanced Topics in Technology and Policy Anatomy of a Divorce Animal Law and Ethics Antitrust: Mergers, IP & Vertical Restraints Artificial Intelligence Law Black Lives Matter in Historical Perspective Business Strategy, Private Equity and Corporate Law

Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD, ML’20 Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity and Professor, Ophthamology, Perelman School of Medicine

China and International Human Rights Church & State in America: Contemporary & Historical Perspectives Climate Change Law and Policy

“I’m often called to be an expert witness and engage in discussions with lawyers. Those interactions piqued my curiosity about how a seasoned medical practitioner might become well-versed in the law. The ML program has helped me zero in on areas of the law that intersect with my medical practice and corporate board governance responsibilities, administrative law concerns and the regulation of medical techniques and treatments.”

Commercial Finance - Secured Transactions Comparative Health Systems and the Law Conflict of Laws Constitutional Interpretation Consumer Financial Regulation

SAMPLE CURRICULAR PLAN

U.S. Law and Legal Methods (required)

General Business Law (required)

Navigating the Regulatory State (required)

Health Law and Policy Fundamentals

LAWM 511

LAWM 528

LAWM 529

LAWM 530

Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Compliance

American Constitutional Law

Fundamentals of US Legal Research

Healthcare Finance

LAW 704

LAWM 505

LAWM 536

LAW 939


* For a complete and current list, please visit our website.

Copyright

Neuroscience

National Security Law

Corp Gov, Ethics, Compliance

General Counsel

Corporate Finance: Economics and Law

Health Care Financing

Nonprofit Organizations: Law, Governance and Ethics Oil and Gas Law

Corporate Restructuring

Health Care Fraud: Investigation and Prosecution

Corporate Taxation

Health Law and Policy

Patents, Innovation and Value

Corporations

Immigration Law

Crimmigration

In-House Counsel/Corporate Generalist

Pharmaceutical Regulation and Enforcement

Crisis Management Cybercrime Deals: Economic Structure of Transactions & Contracting Development and Diversity of American Criminal Law Discrimination in Education Election Law Empirical Law and Economics Employee Benefits Employment Discrimination Energy Law and Climate Change

Intellectual Property Transactions Intelligence Law Seminar International Business Transactions International Human Rights International Investment Arbitration International Tax International Trade Regulation Labor Law Land Use Law Law and Candidacy

Patent Law

Power & Privilege in Public Service Private Action: Antitrust, RICO & the Class Action Prosecution and Defense in the 21st Century Public Corruption and the Law Real Estate Transactions Refugee Law Regulatory Law and Policy SEC Enforcement Securities Regulation Social Media Law

Entertainment Law

Law and Commerce in American History

European Union Law

Law and Economics

Family Law

Law of Financial Institutions

Fashion Law

Law of Investigations

Tax Policy Seminar

Federal Income Taxation

Law of the Professor: Cont Problems in Higher Education

Topics in Defamation

Law of the Sea

Trade Secrets Trade War: Economic Laws of National Security

Federal Indian Law Finance, Economics and Law of Financial Crises

Local Government Law

FinTech Challenge

M&A Through the Business Cycle

First Amendment

Mediation Theory and Skills

Food Systems, Sustainability and the Law

Mental Health Law

Foreign Relations Law Freedom, Responsibility and

Mergers and Acquisitions Military, Law, and Society Money Laundering

Sport and Law in Comparative Perspective Structuring Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions

Trademarks Transformation of the Financial Sector Trusts and Estates Unincorporated Business Entitites Visual Legal Advocacy White Collar Crime


Admissions

We look for professionals and students with strong academic records and professional experience, demonstrating through their application a wellarticulated desire to engage in the rigorous academic challenge that the Law School presents and to contribute to our accomplished, vibrant, and engaged community. Detailed application instructions are found on our website.

Jennifer Caughey DMD/ML ’19, Mohammad Mousavian DMD ‘19/ML’18


The Law School Community

Whoever you are and wherever you come from, the power of diversity at the Law School creates a supportive and inclusive community where collaboration and teamwork are valued. We appreciate differences and are willing to engage colleagues and faculty in ways that respect, and even celebrate, the many differences in philosophy and experience that appear in a community as rich in ideas and backgrounds as Carey Law at Penn. In addition to the rich, interdisciplinary curriculum, ML degree candidates are encouraged to take advantage of the varied co-curricular opportunities at the Law School, including pro bono and public service program, centers and institutes, and student affinity groups.


Master in Law Faculty Perspectives

ML lecturers are practitioners who have many years of experience in their fields, bridging legal principles and practice. With an understanding that students come in without a law background, our lecturers make legal concepts digestible while providing students with a solid foundation for their future JD courses. As an ML degree candidate, you will have the opportunity to take classes and interact with renowned academics. For more about our distinguished faculty, visit www.law.upenn.edu/faculty.


Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

“I appreciate the range of personal and professional experiences that the ML students bring to my classroom. Their unique perspectives guide our learning, enrich our discussions, and highlight the significant—and sometimes surprising—role of law and policy in all our lives.” Andrew Kandel, Esq.

Chief Compliance Officer & Co-General Counsel, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

“The Master in Law program provides a unique opportunity to teach not just the law, but the real life and practical application of the law. In addition, my course greatly benefits from the diverse experiences of a mix of graduate students, undergraduates, faculty and other practicing professionals.” Donyale Reavis, Esq.

Founding Partner, Reavis & Associates, PC

“No matter how fast or how often the face of traditional and start-up businesses change, bandwidth and capacity are timeless. As an ML student, you are trained to analyze, identify and assess threats and opportunities through the lens of legal compliance and protection, and as a result, leave with exponentially greater bandwidth and capacity around assessing threats and developing protection strategies.” Gary Sangha, Esq.

Founder and CEO, LexCheck

“Awareness of the legal issues surrounding business decisions is a critical skill for any professional. The Master in Law program trains students to think through the potential consequences on the decision-maker and the wider organization.”

Michael Gerhardt

Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, University of North Carolina School of Law, Scholar-in-Residence & Director of Content, National Constitution Center

“As a constitutional scholar, having been called to testify several times before Congress regarding Constitutional interpretation, I enjoy interacting and sharing these experiences with ML students as we analyze the Constitution and how it shapes our daily lives and the political life of this nation.”


Contact the Master in Law Program Visit our website at www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/master-in-law/ or scan QR code:

Email: master@law.upenn.edu Catharine Restrepo, Esq. L’93 Executive Director, Master in Law Program crestrep@law.upenn.edu Michael Knoll Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law Academic Director, Master in Law Program Natalie D. Green Associate Director, Master in Law Program ndgreen@law.upenn.edu Kait Johnstone Program Coordinator, Master in Law Program kjohnst@law.upenn.edu

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