Penn Law

University of Pennsylvania Law Academy

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Get InfoApply NowIntensive full day Ivy League pre-college experience at Penn Law3 Week ProgramTuition ranging from $5,999 - $7,999For students completing grades 10, 11, 12 (ages 15-18)Photo Gallery
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  • 3 Weeks7/7 - 7/27Pre-College $7,999
  • 3 Weeks7/8 - 7/26Pre-College (Commuter Option)$4,999

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 2 meals daily while on campus (2 meals Sunday, no meals Saturday), recreation access (15 years of age or older only), activities and trips.

Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (Available for $75 each way), class materials, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, souvenirs, and personal spending money.

Commuter tuition includes: Commuter students join the program Monday-Friday for classes only. They do not attend evening or weekend activities and excursions and no overnight stays are permitted.

A member of the Ivy League, Penn Law is one of the oldest and most selective law schools in the world, with a history of innovation in education. Distinguished alumni include global political leaders, jurists, law professors, managing partners at top law firms, and corporate counsel at Fortune 100 companies. With its beautiful and historic campus in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, Penn Law is the perfect setting for a pre-college Law Academy.  

During our partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of exemplary high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 44 states and over 70 countries. Join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world this summer.

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Why Penn Law Pre-College Academy

At Penn Law, we help you explore your interest in law and prepare for your future, no matter what career you eventually choose. Our pre-college program combines academics and activities to give high school students a well-rounded introduction to the American legal system and how law is practiced in the United States.

Residential Life

Live with your friends on one of the most historic college campuses in the United States. Become more independent with the support of our amazing staff.


Explore law school and the legal profession. Craft persuasive arguments. Visit court rooms. Experience the Socratic method. Develop leadership skills.


Spend your summer discovering Philadelphia and the East Coast. From the Jersey Shore to Washington, D.C. and New York City, every day on and off campus is action-packed. 


Take advantage of the Ivy League athletic facilities at Penn through pick-up games and tournaments.

A typical weekday at Penn Law

Every day at Penn Law is unique, but here is a preview of what you can expect on campus

  • 8.30am Roll out of bed and head to the 1920 Dining Commons where you can enjoy eggs, pastries, fruit, and more on your way to class.
  • 9.30am Grab your notebook and pen (or your laptop) and don’t be late for class.
  • 11.30am What’s one great thing about college? Long lunch breaks. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends, catch up on homework, or workout at the gym.
  • 1.00pm Back to class, but not always in the classroom. Some afternoons will be spent on site visits to court rooms, law firms, national institutions, and monuments. 
  • 4.00pm Your summer, your way. Sign up for the activities you want to do. Choose from museums, sports, shopping, study sessions, and more.
  • 6.00pm Dinner time. Enjoy the unlimited portions at the 1920 Dining Commons.
  • 8.00pm Outdoor movies. Concerts. Karaoke Night. Major league sports. You will never forget the memories you make with your friends at Penn Law.
  • 11.00pm Enjoy a pizza, watch a movie, or play video games in the lounge. After a full day, it’s nice to relax with friends.

Arrival and departure days

You must arrive and depart on the specified arrival and departure days only. If this is not possible, you must arrive the day after arrival day or depart the day before departure day. There are no rooms available at our residence hall outside of the dates of the program.

3 week session: Arrive July 7, depart July 27

Booking Travel

Our travel agency, Musiker Travel, makes all flight arrangements for students from North America at your request. If you live outside of North America, you will receive instructions for making your own flight arrangements. Students being driven to campus will receive directions in the spring. 

Airport Transfers

Summer Discovery provides escorted transfers from/to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Amtrak's 30th Street Station for $75 each way.  We meet you at baggage claim or outside customs for international flights, and assist with your departure.

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