Licensure Disclosure Information

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.  The School of Law Juris Doctor (JD) degree program has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and graduates of this program meet the educational requirements for the degree of Juris Doctor (JD).  The School of Law Master of Laws (LLM) degree program has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and graduates of the LLM program meet the educational requirements for the LLM degree.

Eligibility of JD and LLM graduates to qualify for professional licensure vary by each State, territory and jurisdiction.  The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has not made a determination if its JD or LLM education programs satisfy the educational requirements for licensure in any State, U.S. territory, or protectorate.  Applicants and students and should consult the appropriate licensing authorities to confirm if the University of Maryland School Francis King Carey School of Law JD or LLM program meet the criteria for licensure in the state(s) in which they wish to be professionally licensed.

For more information regarding obtaining a license to practice law, please consult the American Bar Association which provides contact information for each State licensing agency here. The National Conference of Bar Examiners provides information about bar exam eligibility, including contact information for the State Board of Law Examiners, for each jurisdiction.

The School of Law Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree program has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and graduates of this program meet the educational requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Law (MSL). The MSL degree is not intended to qualify graduates to take a bar exam or be licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction.