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School of Law

Policies and Procedures

The School of Law's policies and procedures are designed to ensure fairness and consistency with our students. The law school community can find comprehensive information on any policy and procedure by accessing the School of Law's Student Handbook.

 Below are just a few of the many topics covered in the Student Handbook.

  • Attendance

    Class attendance is a primary obligation of every student. The right to continued enrollment in the course and to take the examination is conditional upon a record of attendance that is satisfactory to the professor. A student who exceeds the maximum allowable absences may be compelled to withdraw from the course, or may be barred from sitting for the final exam. For more information about attendance, please see the Student Handbook .

  • Exams and Exam Deferrals


    For more information about exams, please see the Student Handbook

    Blind ID Numbers: Students are expected to be prepared for regular exams in the School of Law. Each student is identified by a confidential exam number, which the student obtains through My UB before each exam period. Exam numbers are randomly generated and are assigned to the student for one semester. Students are given a different exam number each semester.

    Exam Schedule: The exam schedule is available on the home page of the law school website under the "Current Students" tab.

    Exam Conflicts and Emergencies: Students who have a conflict in their exam schedule may request a deferral by submitting an exam deferral request form. Deferrals are granted in accordance with the exam deferral policy. Emergency deferrals may be granted at the discretion of the Associate Dean.

    In the Exam room: It is very important to arrive early in the designated exam room. You will need time to log into the exam software, sign the attendance sheet and get yourself settled. The proctor will begin exam instructions about 5-10 minutes before the designated start time so that the exam itself can start on time.  The proctor will discuss any issues pertaining to computer usage, the School of Law's Honor Code, as well as what to do if problems arise during the exam.

    Students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of greater than 2.0 to remain in good academic standing. At the beginning of a student's law school career, a student with a GPA less than 2.0 is typically placed on academic probation for one or more semesters with the goal of increasing the student's GPA above a 2.0 the following semester. Failure to maintain a GPA above a 2.0 may result in a student being dismissed from law school.

    A student may appeal a grade and is advised to read carefully and comply with the steps necessary to ensure a timely grade appeal. 

  • Registration

    Registration dates are set forth in the School of Law Calendar. Registration is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs in coordination with the Registrar of the University of Baltimore.

  • Forms

    Students can obtain forms for employment certification, exam deferrals, appealing a grade, requesting a transcript, receiving a letter of good standing, and requesting an official recognition of a concentration by logging in to MyUB.

University-wide policies may be found here. 


Please keep in mind that all academic, student and financial policies and regulations, as well as individual programs, courses, and standards are subject to change at any time during the year. Students are advised by way of this notice that such changes may affect their program requirements, degree status, tuition, fees and financial aid, and any other aspect of their enrollment at the University of Baltimore. The University notifies students of such changes through the University of Baltimore email system.

This website is not, therefore, to be considered a contract between the student and the University. Each student at the University of Baltimore is personally responsible for his or her academic progress, and all are urged to read carefully this document and all University academic publications and correspondence, and to consult regularly with appropriate University personnel for additional information.