Degrees Offered

Programs of Study

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invites applications to its J.D., LL.M., and MSL programs. We encourage you to review the admissions requirements and deadlines listed below:

J.D. Program

Through a curriculum exceptionally rich in both theoretical and practice-based courses, students in the University of Maryland School of Law J.D. program develop the clarity of thought, precision and analytical skill that are the hallmarks of a successful lawyer. Our 6.11:1 student/faculty ratio is one of the best in the country. Small class sizes enable students to work in one-on-one settings with some of the country's top law professors, in the classroom, assisting in research, and collaborating on real-life cases and policy development.

LL.M. Program

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. The Maryland LL.M. is a centerpiece of Maryland Carey 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 one or more specific areas of study or who would like to survey a broader range of topics, particularly relevant for international candidates.

MSL Program

The MSL is based on the assumption that engineers, nurses, scientists and other subject matter specialists can use legal and regulatory knowledge to help their organizations gain a competitive advantage. The MSL will give them the legal training they need, increasing their skill and depth.

The Master of Science in Law (MSL) is a degree for professionals who want to know more about the intersection of law and regulation with the technical, scientific, or administrative demands of their chosen fields.

Non-Degree Seeking Students


The core academic mission of the University of Maryland School of Law is to educate outstanding leaders in law, business and related professions, by advancing the understanding of law and legal institutions, and by enhancing access to justice. Through excellence in teaching, the highest quality scholarship, interdisciplinary research, reform of legal service delivery systems, and service to the greater community, the School of Law seeks to contribute to the solution of significant legal problems at the local, national and international levels by educating skillful lawyers, future leaders.