Master of Science in Law — Admission and Application Information

Eligibility

Applicants to the MSL program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, or expect to graduate during the current academic year.

Application Deadline

Postmarked or submitted online by April 1, 2015.

(MSL applicants may apply only for fall admission)

How to Apply

Submit your complete application, together with a non-refundable application fee of $70 to:

  • Office of Admissions
    University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
    500 West Baltimore
    Baltimore, MD 21201

Payment of Application Fee

The application fee is $70 and may be paid by check or U.S. money order payable to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. All fees and deposits are non-refundable. All checks must be drawn on a bank that has a branch in the United States. We also accept American Express, Thomas Cook, and Barclay's traveler's checks. Postal money orders from other countries are not acceptable. Please do not send cash.

The Application

The application will be available by August 15, 2014.

Letters of Recommendation

A completed application must include two letters of recommendation. A third letter of recommendation is highly encouraged. Ideally, at least one letter should come from an employer or supervisor who can attest to the applicant's intellectual, analytical, and communication abilities.

Personal Statement

Applicants must submit a statement of interest with the application. In no more than 1,000 words, applicants should present information and perspectives about their goals in pursuing an MSL degree and how the program impacts their current and future professional endeavors.

Diversity Statement (Optional)

Maryland Carey Law is committed to promoting diversity in education. Toward that end, we invite you to submit a statement explaining how you would contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the MSL program. For example, your statement may address how characteristics such as, but not limited to, your geographic origin, age, culture and language, or your experience overcoming barriers presented by race, social status, economics or disability demonstrate your capacity to make a special contribution to our community. Limit the length of the statement to approximately 250 words.

Résumé

Submit a complete résumé or curriculum vitae detailing your education, employment, skills, honors, awards and accomplishments.

Transcripts

Official transcripts and university records from any previous institution attended must be sent directly to the law school.

Interview

In some instances, an in-person or online interview will be scheduled after the receipt of the completed application.

Applicants with Disabilities

The School's admissions policies fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with the School's commitment to diversity, the life experiences and backgrounds of applicants with disabilities may be viewed positively in admissions decisions. Applicants may use the personal statement or the diversity statement to emphasize these factors.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this application or about the admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law at (410) 706-3492 or MSL@law.umaryland.edu. Be sure to notify the Office of Admissions promptly of any change in your address as well as any new facts that may change the responses to any part of your application.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, financial status or veterans status. 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.

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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.


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