The Maryland LL.M. Program is a centerpiece of Maryland Law's commitment to advancing legal expertise and promoting justice not only across the United States, but also around the world.
Building on the law school's nationally recognized specialty programs, the LL.M. provides advanced legal education for lawyers and law students seeking to develop expertise in one or more specific areas of study or who would like to survey a broader range of topics, particularly relevant for international candidates.
The program’s intended students include:
The Maryland LL.M. is distinguished by:
The School of Law's specialty programs attract top faculty and students from across the country, providing opportunities for in-depth scholarship and teaching. LL.M. students are required to specialize in an area of established expertise at the School of Law, ensuring they will develop expertise in their field of choice, including:
While not required, a thesis option is available for those LL.M. candidates who are interested in producing scholarly work of this kind. These LLM candidates work closely with one or more of our faculty’s nationally recognized scholars to complete an original, scholarly thesis of substantial length and publishable quality in their area of specialization.
Maryland LL.M. students work closely with faculty supervisors, ensuring that they receive the individual attention that is key to a successful LL.M. experience.
The Maryland LL.M. brings advanced American and foreign-trained lawyers together, exposing students to the broad variety of approaches to law- and policy-making domestically and internationally and preparing them for the challenges of an increasingly global legal community.
LL.M. students can take courses of interest from across the law school’s extensive offerings. Our specialty programs offer introductory overview courses, supplemented by advanced courses and seminars that enable students to develop a deep understanding of subject areas. In-depth and interdisciplinary offerings in emerging areas of legal practice provide the opportunity to work with lawyers and law professors, as well as professionals from other fields, on issues that transcend traditional boundaries.