JD Admission & Application Information

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for admission to the Juris Doctor program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or expect to graduate during the current academic year.  Some students may be eligible to apply through our 3+3 Program in conjunction with the University of Maryland, College Park.  Please click here for information about eligibility to apply to our 3+3 Program.

Application Deadline
So long as space remains in the first-year class, we will continue to process applications and to extend offers of admission. While we do not close our application process on a particular date, applications received late in the spring or during the summer may be disadvantaged in the admission process. The recommended application deadline for first-year JD applicants for fall admission is April 1.  Applications received and completed by this date receive priority consideration.

Review Process
The Admissions Committee at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law makes admission decisions on a rolling basis. The Committee evaluates the academic potential of applicants through a thorough assessment of each applicant's academic record, professional and educational experiences, and accomplishments. In addition, the Committee identifies candidates who will enhance the professional development of their peers and will contribute positively to the law school community as a whole. 

First-Year JD Application Checklist

Disclosure Policy: Character & Fitness for Bar Admission

Qualifications for Admission to the Bar

Maryland Connection Binding Quick Decision Program

English Language Competency Exams

Applicants with Disabilities

Non-Discrimination Policy

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