University of Pennsylvania Law School

University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Penn Law LLM program is a two-semester, full-time course of study in advanced legal topics designed primarily for lawyers trained outside of the United States. Students select courses from an extensive curriculum of specialized classes and seminars at Penn Law. LLM students take courses alongside upper-level JD students and are with us for 10 months, including a 5-week summer program. In addition to our outstanding course offerings, our LLM students have the opportunity to gain real world US legal experience. As an integral part of the program, the LLM Public Service Program provides students with important opportunities to develop their professional skills while learning more about the communities that exist beyond the walls of Penn Law. The LLM Public Service Program can also assist students in fulfilling the pro bono requirements for the New York bar exam.

Contact Info


Website: https://www.law.upenn.edu/
Address: 3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Admission Phone: (215) 898-7400
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students754
Student-faculty ratio10:1
Tuition $60,988 per year (full-time, in-state)
$60,988 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$25,540
Founded In1923
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 80
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of Pennsylvania Law School

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
jrs2192 170 A 3.99

Accepted

Yes 11/23/16 11/23/16 01/12/17 6 months ago
slandry 165 P 3.31

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
Tjb3fc 173 A 3.58

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
mer115 152 A 3.72

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- - - 2 months ago
TDougherty 161 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

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bergerb93 165 A 2.87

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mrdaly812 160 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 7 months ago
gladiatorjoa 168 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

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paigek6 160 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

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Biancammontesinos 160 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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RedBadger2112 169 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
mikaroniep 173 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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ntaglic 163 A 3.62

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
wesleyd0493 175 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
mdonnelly 170 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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thegoodsheppard 165 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
Nicholas.villante 169 A 3.63

Interested In Applying

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gletlough 175 P 3.70

Interested In Applying

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Undergradstudent 180 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

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Amarino1313 160 P 3.72

Interested In Applying

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Tuf37631 160 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

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aealyjr22 151 A 2.92

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No - - - one year ago
ciarasprance 154 A 3.87

Interested In Applying

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alecedwards 168 P 3.67

Interested In Applying

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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ilerman 172 P 3.71

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lizzipeled 173 A 3.92

Interested In Applying

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lflores48 168 P 3.51

Interested In Applying

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sarahkerrigan 168 A 3.66

Interested In Applying

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alan.divver 171 P 3.74

Interested In Applying

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JJCrites 165 A 4.03

Interested In Applying

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rfjr2387 168 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

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hbraidma 163 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

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juken001 170 P 3.72

Interested In Applying

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Mari 170 P 3.90

Interested In Applying

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Matthew 170 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

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teanah203 169 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

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MEngler 170 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

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Tzivyabeck 171 P 3.93

Interested In Applying

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tovawolovitz 173 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

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drichmond44 162 A 3.62

Interested In Applying

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jjervis 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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Jgaeta4589 164 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

11/30/15 - - 2 years ago
not 155 A 2.00

Interested In Applying

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Kbenton2 170 P 3.71

Interested In Applying

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russellmcburnie 165 P 3.95

Interested In Applying

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lmittman 120 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

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bbuck96 120 P 3.73

Interested In Applying

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alexnoll 168 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

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PrincesseM 170 A 3.46

Interested In Applying

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kayleetrost 163 A 3.70

Interested In Applying

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kaylablack 150 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

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joebaillargeon 165 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

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vinsk1ma 158 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

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wnm5019 180 A 2.77

Pending

No 02/01/18 02/01/18 - 2 weeks ago
DustinLorenzo 163 A 3.90

Pending

- - - 12 months ago
mrt8fa 165 A 3.85

Pending

11/17/15 - - 2 years ago
lyounge2013 148 A 3.46

Rejected

- - - 5 months ago
mpr32 156 A 3.57

Rejected

01/30/16 01/30/16 - 2 years ago
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Rejected

09/29/15 - - 2 years ago
sjustudent94 158 A 3.98

Waitlisted

- - - 8 months ago
cfendian 161 A 3.86

Waitlisted

12/18/16 01/05/17 02/08/17 8 months ago
Nfinkels 180 A 2.94

Waitlisted

- - - 2 years ago
sabrinam 155 A 3.89

Waitlisted

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants559350690
Number of Offers9519510
Number of Matriculants2422420
75% GPA3.953.950
Median GPA3.93.90
25% GPA3.573.570
75% LSAT1631630
Median LSAT1691690
25% LSAT1701700
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students754
Total Students Receiving Grants349
% of Students Receiving Grants46.3
75% Grant Amount$30,000
Median Grant Amount$20,000
25% Grants Amount$13,906
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (33)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (8.1)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (5)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.1)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (417)
  • Hispanics (46)
  • Black or African American (51)
  • Asian (95)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (138)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (22)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (42)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (74)


  • Total Women% (46.2)
  • Total Men% (53.8)
University of Pennsylvania Law School Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 244 91.33% 77.82% 13.51%
2014 275 98.45% 79.08% 19.37%
2013 253 95.55% 84.01% 11.54%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (121)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (44)
  • Employed Other (4)
  • Unemployed (36)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (8)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association