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The University of Baltimore School of Law offers a post-J.D. program that leads to a Certificate in Estate Planning. The certificate program is geared towards satisfying the specialized, advanced education needs of individuals wanting to practice in the area of estate planning.

A thorough understanding of tax law is crucial to estate planning, and demand for estate planning professionals is increasing as tax law becomes ever more complex. The faculty who teach in the certificate program are experts in tax law and experienced teachers who lead students thorough a challenging and rewarding curriculum.

Successful estate planners need more than technical skills and knowledge; they need to be capable of mastering the latest strategies and techniques to minimize their clients’ tax liability. Faculty members who teach in the certificate program are professionals who are leaders in the field of estate planning.

Geared to Working Professionals

Classes are offered on weekday evenings to accommodate the busy schedules of working attorneys. The curriculum includes three required courses and one or two electives, making it easy to complete the required 12 credits in two years or fewer. Regular attendance and active class participation are essential to success in the program.

Under this program, a student will complete 12 credits of coursework in order to receive a Certificate in Estate Planning. Students may complete the Certificate in Estate Planning as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with the LL.M. in Taxation .

The program's requirements are detailed within these pages. Direct any questions concerning the Certificate in Estate Planning program to Fred Brown, director of the Graduate Tax Program, at 410.837.4537.

Advanced Credit Toward the Certificate

Individuals may receive advanced credit toward the Certificate in Estate Planning for credits earned in other programs.

Gainful employment information is provided to help you make an informed decision about this certificate program related to time and resources required to complete the program and possible employment outcomes.