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Transfer to the J.D.

Students who complete the U.S. Practice Concentration of the LL.M. are eligible to transfer to the J.D. program.  This is the perfect option for students with a first degree in law. Students benefit from the reduced tuition of the LL.M in the first year and forego the LSAT.

 Transfer students start as second year J.D. students and can then take advantage of all that the J.D. curriculum has to offer including concentrations, practice tracks, internships and clinics

Admissions to the J.D., is guaranteed with a 3.0 GPA in the LL.M.  Students with lower GPA’s will be reviewed by the J.D. admissions committee..

LL.M. in The Law of the
United States

The University of Baltimore School of Law's innovative LL.M. program focusing on the Law of the United States provides an ideal opportunity for foreign-trained lawyers to study at our leading Center for International and Comparative Law. Students in the program have two options, the Elective Concentration and the U.S. Practice Concentration

Elective Concentration

Introduction to the Law of the United States and Legal Analysis, Research and Writing (LARW) are required, and students will usually enroll in many of the same U.S. Practice courses to provide a framework of U.S. law and serve as a basis for elective courses taken in the second semester.  

An LL.M. LOTUS student in Elective Concentrations will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist the student in designing a course of study from the law school's course offerings that meets the student's academic and career goals.  Electives can be chosen from any courses offered by the School of Law.  Students may use the electives to concentrate their understanding of U.S. law in one of the following areas: business law, criminal practice, estate planning, family law, intellectual property, international law, litigation & advocacy, public service and real estate practice.

U.S. Practice Concentration

The course work for students intending to take a U.S. bar examination provides students with the basic principles of U.S. law.  Most classes are comprised entirely of LL.M. LOTUS students.  This allows students to learn in an environment consisting of students with similar backgrounds.

  • Courses in this Concentration are.
  • Introduction to the Laws of The United States
  • Legal Analysis, Research and Writing 
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Property
  • Torts

More Information

For more information on the LL.M. in the Law of the United States (LOTUS), please see our full program page.