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To be admitted to the post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law program you'll need:

  • Either (1) a Juris Doctorate degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school  or (2) a Juris Doctorate degree and admission to the Maryland Bar (or be eligible to take the Maryland Bar Examination pursuant to Rule 4 Eligibility to Take Bar Examination or Rule 13 Out-of-State Attorneys of the MD Rules Governing Admission to the Bar, Rule 4, MD R ADMIS Rule 4 or Rule 13 related to Out-of-State Attorneys, MD R ADMIS Rule 13
  • An official transcript from each law school attended, not including the University of Baltimore School of Law
  • A letter of recommendation evaluating your potential for success in the program (not required for graduates of the University of Baltimore School of Law)

Admission is offered to candidates whose previous academic achievement and work experience indicate promise for success in graduate study.

General admission procedures and application deadlines:

Admission to the post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law program proceeds on a rolling basis. You may start classes at the beginning of the fall, spring or summer semester. 

Application deadlines:

Aug. 1 - fall semester        
Jan. 1 - spring semester
May 1 - summer session

Applications received after these dates may be considered, but preference is given to those that arrive on time. Different application deadlines apply to international students/graduates of foreign schools (see below).


Two ways to apply:

(1)    Click here to complete your application online.  Meanwhile, please arrange for all accompanying documentation (see list below) to be mailed directly to the Office of Law Admissions. 

(2)    Download, complete and mail your application and all accompanying documentation to the Office of Law Admissions. Your completed application must include:

  • Application for Admission to the post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law. Please note there is no application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from each law school you attended (except the University of Baltimore School of Law)
  • A letter of recommendation evaluating your potential for success in the program (not required for graduates of the University of Baltimore School of Law)

Submit all documents to:

Office of Admissions
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-5779

familylawadmissions@ubalt.edu

410-837-4459

Admission procedures for international students/graduates of foreign schools:

Application deadlines:

June 1 -  fall semester            
Nov. 1 - spring semester
March 1 - summer session

Before applying, international applicants and those with undergraduate or law degrees from schools outside the United States should contact the Office of International Admission at 410.837.4777 or intladmission@ubalt.edu. This office can help you obtain visas and provide information.

International applicants must meet admission requirements in addition to those required of U.S. citizens. The applicant's visa classification and academic background determine the nature of these requirements. International applicants must provide current visa documentation and evidence of financial resources to the Office of International Admission.

Applicants for whom English is a second language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language. TOEFL scores should be submitted to the Office of Law Admissions.

Applicants, including U.S. citizens, who earned their undergraduate or law degree at an institution outside the United States must arrange, at their own expense, to have their academic records evaluated on a course-by-course basis by a U.S. credentials evaluation service. The applicant is responsible for providing this evaluation to the Office of Law Admissions.

An admission decision cannot be made until all necessary information has been received by the Office of Law Admissions.

Submit all documents to:

Office of Law Admissions
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-5779

Transferring credit for coursework in family law:

Graduates of the University of Baltimore School of Law who completed the Concentration in Family Law as part of their J.D. program will be granted advanced standing for one 3-credit course (“The Craft of Problem-Solving and Advocacy in Family Law”). Graduates of other law schools can receive advanced standing for this same 3-credit course (a) if they have earned 15 credits in family law or related coursework with a grade point average of 2.67 in that coursework and (b) they have taken these courses within five calendar years of their enrollment in the post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law program.