The Maryland Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree builds upon the School of Law's nationally recognized specialty programs to provide advanced legal education for lawyers and law students seeking to develop expertise in a specific area of study. It is an academically rigorous program intended for individuals eager to engage in scholarly explorations of pressing legal issues.
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:
LL.M. candidates submit an original, scholarly thesis of substantial length and publishable quality in the area of specialization.
LL.M. students can take courses of interest from across the law school's extensive offerings. Our specialty programs offer overview introductory 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.