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Two pathways to a U.S. law degree

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Baltimore is in the heart of the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Our location provides our students with access to local, national and international law firms, as well as to state and federal agencies and courts.

Being a law student means more than just going to class and learning the law. Law students must also learn to practice law.

At the University of Baltimore School of Law, we provide our students with many opportunities to learn the practice of law. Practical learning starts in the classroom and continues in externships and clinical programs.

All J.D. students are required to complete at least 6 credits of experiential learning, but most students choose to complete more.

International students can either apply directly to the J.D. program, or they can apply to the LL.M program with the option to transfer to the J.D. program.

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Direct admission to the J.D. program

This is the traditional pathway to a U.S. law degree. Applicants admitted to the J.D. program will join a class of approximately 200 students from the across the United States. The advantages to direct admission include earlier integration into the UB J.D. community, the ability to participate in the EXPLOR program after the first year, and eligibility for academic scholarships for those who qualify. The admissions process is the same as that for a U.S.-based J.D. applicant. This includes submission of a valid LSAT score.  

Applicants without a first degree in law must apply directly to the J.D. program. Applicants with a first degree in law can choose to apply directly to the J.D. program.  

Learn more about the J.D. program and the application process.

Complete the LL.M., transfer to the J.D.

Applicants with a first degree in law have the opportunity to transfer to the J.D. program after completing the LL.M. in the Law of the United States (LOTUS). Admission to the J.D. program is guaranteed if the student completes the LL.M. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  

Learn more about the LL.M. and the application process.