University of Pennsylvania Law School

University of Pennsylvania Law School

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The University of Pennsylvania Law School is the leading law school in the Philadelphia region and one of the most prestigious schools in the nation. It has the numbers to back up its position. It led the nation in employment, with a 96.88 percent placement rate, and a modified rate of 95.37 percent in 2017. It also has one of the highest bar pass rates in the nation. For the Class of 2015, 99.57 percent passed the bar exam within four tries.

As impressive as those numbers are, the schools focus is on academics, specifically an inter-disciplinary approach. Its focus on inter-disciplinary includes the opportunity for students to enroll in up to four classes outside the law school that still count toward their law degree. Additionally, much of Penn Law’s faculty have education and training in other fields in addition to a J.D.

The centerpiece to Penn Law’s cross-disciplinary approach to legal education is the more than 20 joint-degree programs offered on campus. Students can pursue degrees in both a graduate program and J.D. concurrently, and often save a year of classroom work by doing so.

The school prides itself on providing a supportive environment for students to succeed. 

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Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
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Median grant$20935
Percent receiving grants49.00%
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Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 96.90%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage96.67%
Academic Profile
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Tax Law
Technology Law