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 forgo the LSAT.
Admission to the J.D., is guaranteed with a 3.0 GPA in the LL.M. Students with lower GPAs will be reviewed by the J.D. admissions committee.
LL.M. in The Law of the
The University of Baltimore School of Law's 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.
The Elective Concentration track provides for study of specific areas of the law. In addition to the required courses, Introduction to the Law of the United States and Legal Analysis, Research and Writing (LARW), students will usually enroll in several of the same U.S. Practice courses in the fall semester to provide a framework of U.S. law and serve as a basis for elective courses taken in the second semester.
The Director will assist LL.M. LOTUS students on the Elective Concentration track in designing a course of study from the law school's course offerings that meets the student's academic and career goals. Students may choose electives from any courses offered by the School of Law for which the student has met the course prerequisites or otherwise has an adequate background. Students may use the electives to concentrate their study of U.S. law in one of the following areas: business law, criminal practice, electronic commerce, environmental law, estate planning, family law, intellectual property, international law, litigation and 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
- Criminal Law & Procedure
- Professional Responsibility
For more information on the LL.M. in the Law of the United States (LOTUS), please see our full program page.