Visitor Admission & Application Information
Students in good standing at another ABA accredited law school who wish to attend classes at the University of Maryland School of Law with the intention of applying those credits towards degree requirements at their home law school may apply as visiting applicants.
Visiting applicants must submit a letter from the dean of their home law school stating that the credits they earned at Maryland will be accepted towards degree requirements at their home law school and if applicable, any other conditions.
The deadlines to receive the application for visitor admission are:
Fall: Postmarked by July 1
Spring: Postmarked by December 1
Summer: Postmarked by May 1
International Visitor Applicants
If you are currently enrolled at a law school outside of the United States, and would like to spend one or two semesters studying at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, please submit our International Visitor Application.
Visitor Application Check-List
A completed application file for a visitor applicant consists of:
- Application for Visitor Admission
Submitted by mail directly to the School of Law
- $70 application fee
Check or money order made payable to the University of Maryland
- LSDAS Report
The School of Law will request the applicant's original LSDAS report, including all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, from LSAC. Applicants need not submit those transcripts again.
- Official Law School Transcript
Sent directly from the registrar's office at the applicant's current law school to the Admissions Office of the University of Maryland School of Law.
- Statement of good standing, class rank, and agreement to accept credits earned at Maryland from applicant's current law school
Sent directly from the registrar's office or dean at the applicant's current law school to the Admissions Office of the University of Maryland School of Law.
- Two letters of recommendation from current law school professors
Sent directly from the recommenders at the applicant's current law school to the Admissions Office of the University of Maryland School of Law.
Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from professors at their current law school who have instructed them and have evaluated their work. Letters of recommendation should reach the law school within one week of the application deadline. Unfortunately, the volume of letters received precludes us from acknowledging their receipt.
- Personal Statement
By mail directly to the School of Law.
Applicants are required to submit a personal statement along with the application. We recommend that you use the personal statement to present to the admissions committee information and perspectives regarding your background, experience, special circumstances and interests that you believe will help the committee understand your unique story. In addition, the statement should address why you are interested in obtaining a law degree and, more specifically, in transferring to the University of Maryland School of Law. The personal statement should be no longer than 2 to 3 pages double-spaced.
By mail directly to the School of Law.
Submit a complete résumé or curriculum vitae detailing your education, employment, skills, honors, awards and accomplishments.
Diversity Statement (optional)
The University of Maryland School of Law is committed to promoting diversity in legal education and in the profession as a whole. Toward that end, the Admissions Committee invites applicants to submit a statement explaining how you would contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school. The qualities of students we seek may be reflected in background characteristics such as geographic origin, age, cultural and language, racial, social, disability and economic barriers overcome; and other special characteristics that demonstrate the capacity for making a special contribution to the community. Limit the length of the statement to approximately 250 words.
- Application for In-State Classification (Maryland Residents Only): The Office of the Registrar for the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, makes residency determinations. Applicants claiming Maryland residency must complete an Application for In-State Classification, and submit the application to the University’s Office of the Registrar. The Application for In-State Classification can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants are considered non-residents for tuition purposes until the Application for In-State Classification has been submitted and approved.
How to Apply
Submit your complete application, together with a non-refundable application fee of $70 (check or money order made payable to the University of Maryland):
Office of Admissions
University of Maryland School of Law
500 West Baltimore Street, Suite 130
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Visitor application materials cannot be submitted electronically.
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, protected veteran's status, or age. The University is required by federal regulatory agencies to supply admissions and enrollment information by racial, ethnic and gender categories. Provision of the information is voluntary and will not be used to determine eligibility for admission.
No provision of this website shall be construed as a contract between any applicant or student and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The University and the School of Law reserve the right to make changes without prior notice in requirements for admission, curriculum, programs and their availability, standards for advancement and graduation, and rules and regulations. The University also reserves the right to make changes in the rates of tuition and fees. The University further reserves the right to ask a student to withdraw at any time when it is considered to be in the best interest of the University.