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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.Fall First-Year J.D. Application
Applicants for all programs are required to apply through LSAC.
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.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1st.
The application deadline is July 15.
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
Requirements for first-year applicants
Your application will be reviewed once all of your transcripts and your test score is received. Other items are suggested but not required.
- All undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent to CAS
- LSAT or GRE score no older than five years* (GRE school code 4700)
- Two letters of recommendation sent to CAS
- Personal statement attached to application
- Resume attached to application
- Scholarship award statement
- Application for Maryland Residency (included with online application)
*Applicants submitting a GRE score who also have an LSAT score no older than five years must submit the LSAT score. Failure to submit the LSAT will result in an adverse admission decision and a report of applicant misconduct to LSAC.
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 the 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 and GRE
Test scores are only one indicator of potential success in law school. The school of law places more emphasis on the highest LSAT or GRE 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. The GRE can be used as a substitute for the LSAT. However, the LSAT will be utilized for admission if you have taken both tests. The GRE is now available to take from home. I recommend that you look at this option if you have not taken the LSAT in the last five years.
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 coursework will be reviewed as part of the admissions process.
A complete resume listing relevant work, volunteer, and educational experiences providing 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 that 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.
Character and Fitness
All applicants with an affirmative answer to any of the character and fitness questions are required to submit an addendum with the application. Details are provided in the application.
Scholarship Award Statement
All applications will be automatically considered for a scholarship. If you would like to provide additional information for the committee to consider in their scholarship review, please upload a statement (1-2 pages). Reasons may include, but are not limited to:
- Financial hardship in your family
- Socioeconomic background
- Merit: exceptional LSAT/GRE scores and/or GPA, graduate degree
- Current undergraduate and graduate student debt
- Professional experience