University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Pennsylvania Law School Rankings
#6 – Overall Rank for Top Law Schools by LawSchoolReview.com
#198 – Overall Tuition Rank: Only 4 schools are more expensive among the top 200 Law Schools
#192 – Overall Acceptance Rank: Only 9 schools are more difficult to be accepted at, among the top 200 Law Schools
University of Pennsylvania Law School is located in the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution.
University of Pennsylvania began offering a full-time program in law in 1850, under the leadership of George Sharswood. Penn Law School has since been at the forefront of legal education in our country.
Admission to the University of Pennsylvania’s Law School is extremely competitive among the many students who apply. Currently the university has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 24,000 students.
University of Pennsylvania Law School offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), and Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.).
Noteworthy Graduates of University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Owen Roberts (US Supreme Court Justice)
- James Harry Covington (Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia),
- Daniel John Layton (Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court)
- Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix, Jr., Horace Stern and George Sharswood (Chief Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court)
- Deborah Tobias Poritz (Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court).
University of Pennsylvania Law School Facts
- University of Pennsylvania Law School is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation and a member of the Ivy League.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School is considered a highly competitive law school, which accepts only 15% of its applicants.
- Penn Law was the first top-ranked law school to establish a mandatory pro bono requirement.