You're ready for UB. What's next?
Just a few steps stand between you and the beginning of your law career.
Visit the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) online. That's where you can find our application, information about the LSAT and a guide to the law school application process.
First-year and transfer applicants are required to register for LSAC's credential evaluation service, Credential Assembly Service (CAS).
The law school application process has a formal structure. Please review the application requirements before completing your application. Applications will be available on September 15thFall First-Year J.D. Application
Transfer and Visitor Applications:
Applicants for all programs are encouraged to apply through LSAC. If you need to use a paper application, you may download a PDF of the 2018 application.
The School of Law admits students on a rolling basis. First-year applications are accepted for the fall term only. Contact the Office of Law Admissions with any questions.
A determination of Maryland residency status for admission and tuition will be made by the Office of Law Admissions
Requirements for all applicants
-- Completed online application via LSAC
-- $60 application fee
-- Application for Maryland Residency
Requirements for first-year applicants
Your application will be reviewed when all of your undergraduate transcripts and LSAT score are received. Other items are suggested but not required.
-- All undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent to CAS
-- LSAT score no older than five years
-- Two letters of recommendation sent to CAS
-- Personal statement attached to application
-- Resume attached to application
-- Application for Maryland Residency
Requirements for transfer applicants
Your application will be reviewed once your official law school transcript and a current CAS report are received. Other items are suggested but not required.
--Current CAS report
--Official law school transcript showing 18 or more credits
--Letter of good standing from your current law school
--Letter of recommendation
--Application for Maryland Residency
Requirements for visiting applicantsYou may apply to visit for a single term if you have completed one year of study at an ABA-approved law school. You may apply to visit for your final year of law study, up to 30 credits, if you have completed two years of study at an ABA-approved law school. You must supply a letter from the dean of the home institution. The letter must state that you:
-- are a student in good standing
-- may visit for the term
-- may transfer all credits successfully completed at UB
Requirements for international applicantsYou should follow the instructions for All Applicants to submit your law school application.
You must also meet the application requirements for international students. Visit the international student application page for international student application instructions.
The school of law receives applications from a diverse population of potential law students each year. We consider undergraduate and graduate performance, LSAT scores, work experience and other factors when making an admissions decision.
Admission is based upon review of all documents submitted by the applicant. Although letters of recommendation, a personal statement and a resume are not required, applicants are encouraged to submit these documents. Applicants may request that the office of admissions hold an application until desired documents are received.
LSAT is only one indicator of potential success in law school. The school of law places more emphasis on the highest LSAT score obtained by the applicant when multiple scores are available. However, all scores are reviewed when making a decision. Applicants with disparate scores should include an addendum with their application to explain the difference between the scores.
Applicants must submit transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended to the credential assembly service. The school of law will review each transcript as part of the decision-making process. Individual courses, course grades, GPA trends, academic major and other aspects of the transcripts are considered as part of the review.
Applicants must submit transcripts from any graduate institution attended to the credential assembly service. Graduate course-work will be reviewed as part of the admissions process.
A complete resume listing relevant work, volunteer and educational experiences provides the school of law with information valuable to the review process. Applicants may attach a resume to their application or submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The personal statement is the applicant’s way to tell the committee something about himself/herself that may not be found in the other application materials. Past applicants have written about such subjects as a challenge they have overcome, an experience which led them to study law and a particular work or volunteer experience which relates to the study of law. The personal statement should be no more than two pages. Applicants may attach a personal statement to the application or submit it via email to email@example.com.