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 a specific area of study. It is an academically rigorous program designed for individuals from the U.S. and abroad who are eager to engage in scholarly explorations of pressing legal issues.
The programís 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:
LL.M. candidates work closely with our facultyís nationally recognized scholars to complete an original, scholarly thesis of substantial length and publishable quality in their area of specialization.
With a select group of no more than 10 LL.M. students per semester, 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 schoolís 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.