Lawyers from the U.S. with J.D. degrees who want to pursue a specific area of the law in more depth, including lawyers who are looking to retool their legal skills or refocus on a particular area of the law.
Lawyers from outside of the U.S. who want to enhance their knowledge of U.S. law or concentrate on specific areas of U.S. law.
Applicants will be matched with the faculty supervisor based on the details provided in the statement of scholarly intent. Students may express interest in the scholarship of a particular faculty member, but the match will be made at the discretion of the law school.
Coursework completed prior to enrollment in the LL.M. Program cannot be credited toward the LL.M. degree requirements. Students who previously studied at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, whether in the J.D. program or one of the School’s foreign exchange programs, may not apply credits earned prior to enrollment in the LL.M. program toward the LL.M. degree. However, courses taken prior to enrollment in the LL.M. program may satisfy course prerequisites with prior approval.
International Students who will need to obtain a visa based on attendance at UMB must demonstrate English Proficiency and Financial Responsibility. English Proficiency is proven by an official TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based or 80 internet-based, previous attendance at a U.S. institution, or proof that English is their native language. http://www.umaryland.edu/ois/international/admissions.html
2012-2013: Annual in-state tuition and mandatory fees for full-time day students: $26,093 (does not include health insurance)
2012-2013: Annual out-of-state tuition and mandatory fees for full-time day students: $37,710 (does not include health insurance)
Students can expect additional costs of approximately $19,350 for living expenses for ten months. This estimate is intended only as a guide to help plan for your total costs. Actual figures and budgets are provided by the Campus Financial Aid Office.
Students may enroll in up to 17 credits each semester. In general, students may expect to take approximately 15 credits in the fall semester; in the spring semester, students may expect to take 9 course credits plus 6 additional credits to satisfy the thesis requirement.
We strive to provide individualized attention to our LL.M. students, and we limit our class sizes to less than 20 students per academic year. Students in the LL.M. Program will take most classes with our JD students.