WBLC Application & General Program Info


Information Session

All Penn Law LLM students are invited to attend an information session at Wharton to learn more about the WBLC program. This info session will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Steinberg Conference Center on the Wharton campus.

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Application Information and Tuition

Students accepted to the Penn LLM program who are interested in enrolling in the Wharton Business and Law Certificate must submit an electronic application via Wharton Executive Education’s website. The link to this application will be provided by Penn Law after acceptance into the Penn Law LLM program.

Please note: The Wharton Business and Law Certificate (WBLC) is not a degree program, and the LLM and the WBLC are separate and distinct programs. Courses in the WBLC are non-credit, supplemental courses that do not count toward the LLM. Conversely, courses in the LLM program do not count towards the WBLC. The WBLC will not confer Wharton alumni status on students who complete it.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuition: $13,500*
*This fee includes the cost of textbooks, lecture notes, and other learning materials.

Enrollment Confirmation: After you have submitted your online application, you will receive a confirmation letter from Wharton Executive Education within one week. You will be invoiced for the program at this time. The total program fee, $13,500, is to be paid in full by August 21, 2017. For those who need to split the payment in half by semester, the first payment of $6,750 is due by August 21st and the second payment is due by November 17, 2017. If you would like the split tuition payment option, please contact Client Relations with your email address. No financial aid is available.

Please add the email address execed@wharton.upenn.edu to your email account so that this notification does not get routed to a spam folder.

Only those students who have committed to the Penn Law LLM program may apply to the Wharton Business and Law Certificate program.

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Who is Eligible*

Corporate lawyers, in-house counsel, judges, bankers, and other internationally-trained legal professionals, enrolled in Penn Law’s LLM program are eligible.

*Please note that completing the WBLC will not grant a Wharton degree or Wharton alumni status to students.

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Certificate Requirements

To receive the WBLC certificate, candidates must satisfactorily complete the three semester-long WBLC courses.

Students who successfully complete the WBLC program will receive a Wharton Business and Law Certificate and documentation issued by Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education that lists courses taken and grades conferred. Additionally, a notation will be made on students’ Penn Law transcripts under the Comments section: “Wharton Business and Law Certificate.”

The WBLC courses do not earn academic credit. Upon completion of a course, students may receive a letter grade or a Pass/Fail (P/F). This is at the discretion of the course instructor and will be explained in the course syllabus provided on the first day of class. For a given WBLC course to count toward the certificate, a student must achieve a “Pass (P)” or a grade of “C” or better.

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Withdrawal Policies and Tuition Refund

Tuition will be invoiced with the official acceptance letter. For those who need to split the payment in half by semester, the first payment of $6,750 is due by August 31, 2017 and the second payment is due by November 17, 2017. If you would like the split tuition payment option, please indicate this in the “additional comments” section of the application.

As each student is charged full tuition and fees for the Wharton Business and Law Certificate prior to the start of the fall semester, should a student wish to withdraw from the WBLC, the following tuition fee schedule will apply:

  • Withdrawal prior to September 1, 2017: 100% of the paid annual tuition will be refunded.
  • Withdrawal after the fall semester begins: 50% of annual tuition, but no less than $6,750.
  • Withdrawal after the spring semester begins: No refund.

Students who withdraw due to illness must include with their withdrawal request a physician’s letter that clearly states the student has been disabled by an injury or illness that arose after the beginning of classes and is unable to continue class work.

Students who withdraw due to military service must include a copy of military orders or a signed affidavit from the military member’s commanding officer that confirms the military orders and the dates of the assignment.

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Additional Questions/General Program Support

For matters related to WBLC enrollment or tuition payments, please contact Wharton Executive Education’s Client Relations department:

+1.215.898.1776 (phone)

(email)

For matters related to Penn Law classes, general program enrollment, or other academic issues, please contact Penn Law:

Elise Luce Kraemer
Director, Graduate Programs

+1.215.898.0407 (phone)

(email)

*Please note that completing the WBLC will not grant a Wharton degree or Wharton alumni status to students.

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