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School of Law

Apply to the J.D. Program

The law school application process has a formal structure. Please review the application requirements before completing your application.

GETTING STARTED

Visit the Law School Admissions 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 the Credential Evaluation Service (CAS).

Applicants for all programs are encouraged to apply through LSAC. If you need to use a paper application, you may download the 2015 application packet.

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.

You must apply for an application fee waiver through LSAC. If granted a fee waiver, submit a paper application and a copy of your LSDAS/LSAT fee waiver. Application fees are nonrefundable once they have been processed.

A determination of Maryland residency status for admission and tuition will be made by the Office of Law Admissions Fall: First-Year J.D. Application

Download 2015 Application

Download Prospectus

CHECK YOUR APPLICATION STATUS

  • 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

    Personal statement

    Letter of recommendation

    Application for Maryland Residency
    • Requirements for visiting applicants

      You 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 applicants

        You 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 Apply page for international student application instructions.