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University of Baltimore School of Law

The University of Baltimore School of Law provides three options for pursuing a law degree: a full time day program, a part time evening program, and a part time day program. The School of Law's required course offerings provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the law while developing the legal skills to practice law. Upper level courses offer a range of in-depth concentrations that provide students with a sophisticated understanding of a particular area of law. Our faculty, staff and administration take great pleasure in contributing to the transformation experienced by our students as they pursue their legal study. Our graduates enter the legal profession exceptionally well prepared to analyze clients' legal issues, and make oral and written presentations to courts and administrative bodies. They serve as excellent lawyers, judges and prominent public officials, changing their lives and the lives of others through the profession of law.

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Program At a Glance

Total Program Enrollment 1086
Incoming LSAT Scores (25th-75th Percentile) 149 - 156
Incoming GPA (25th-75th Percentile) 2.84 - 3.41
Bar Exam First Time Pass Rate 84.44%
Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 91.47%
In State Tuition $26,156
Out of State Tuition $38,440

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About University of Baltimore School of Law

The University of Baltimore School of Law provides three options for pursuing a law degree: a full time day program, a part time evening program, and a part time day program. The School of Law's required course offerings provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the law while developing the legal skills to practice law. Upper level courses offer a range of in-depth concentrations that provide students with a sophisticated understanding of a particular area of law. Our faculty, staff and administration take great pleasure in contributing to the transformation experienced by our students as they pursue their legal study. Our graduates enter the legal profession exceptionally well prepared to analyze clients' legal issues, and make oral and written presentations to courts and administrative bodies. They serve as excellent lawyers, judges and prominent public officials, changing their lives and the lives of others through the profession of law.

Reviews

“My professors are, for the most part, really great,” beams a 1L at the University of Baltimore School of Law. “There are a few who are absolutely amazing educators, and have really inspired me. Overall, this is a great place to go to law school.” Students tell us that, without question, “the greatest strength of UB is its caring and devoted faculty.” These “easily approachable and highly accessible” professors often go out of their way to help students. A3L relates: “During my first practical legal job, I had an evidence question. I called my professor, while at work, and she talked me through.” “I have had the learning experience of a lifetime at UB.” Students love their “responsive and very supportive” administration as well. “Students are treated as individuals” and the deans and the rest of the staff are “very involved in ensuring” that students are “prepared to become contributing members of the legal profession.” Course offerings and clinical programs are innovative and incredibly broad. Once students get all their meat-and-potatoes 1L courses out of the way, UB offers no fewer than 13 upper-class areas of concentration that allow students to gain in-depth knowledge about a particular area of law. Examples include business law, criminal practice, family law, international and comparative law, litigation and advocacy, and real estate practice. (However, UB students aren’t required to complete an area of concentration.) You’ll also find a wide variety of practical skills and simulation courses at UB and a very cool “lab to market” program allows law students to collaborate with business school students to develop and implement plans for the commercialization of technology developed in federal laboratories. There are also scores of opportunities to work with real, live clients— very often disadvantaged litigants—in BU’s impressive array of “rigorous” clinical programs. Proximity to nearby Washington, DC, provides many opportunities for internships with government agencies and public-interest organizations. Joint-degree programs include a JD/MBA, a JD and a master’s degree in public administration or criminal justice, and a unique program that allows law students to graduate with both a JD and an LLM in taxation. Students who ponder life after graduation will find the Career Services Center “helpful.” “Our alumni are very strong as well,” promises a 3L. “I haven’t met an alumnus of the school yet who hasn’t offered to help me in big ways.” “Wireless Internet access” is another plus. The library comes equipped “with a staff that can find anything for you at the drop of a hat.” However, the library itself is “way too small, and there are few quiet study areas.” Some students claim that the classrooms and building “need refurbishing,” or that “the school could use a new building” altogether. “We are growing rather quickly and, before long, our building won’t be able to hold everyone,” says a 3L. “We could also use more parking.”

- The Princeton Review

Academics

Academics

Degree Programs Offered

Graduates Last Year: 6

Description: An advanced, professional study of tax law and taxation procedures in U.S. or Canadian jurisdictions affecting individuals and corporations.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

Graduates Last Year: 312

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

Job Opportunities:

Lawyers
Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.
Judicial Law Clerks
Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
Conduct hearings to recommend or make decisions on claims concerning government programs or other government-related matters. Determine liability, sanctions, or penalties, or recommend the acceptance or rejection of claims or settlements.
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
Facilitate negotiation and conflict resolution through dialogue. Resolve conflicts outside of the court system by mutual consent of parties involved.
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
Arbitrate, advise, adjudicate, or administer justice in a court of law. May sentence defendant in criminal cases according to government statutes or sentencing guidelines. May determine liability of defendant in civil cases. May perform wedding ceremonies.
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Joint Degree Programs Offered

JD/MBA, JD/MS in Criminal Justice, JD/MPA, JD/Ph.D. in Policy Science in conjuction with the Univ. of Maryland @ Baltimore, JD/LLM in taxation, JD/MS in Negotiation and conflict Management.. Most Combined degrees add 1 year of study.

Specialty Law Programs

  • Criminal
  • Government Services
  • International
  • Property
  • Intellectual Property

Faculty Information

Total Faculty 119
Full-Time Faculty 59
Deans, Librarians, and Others Who Teach 5
Part-Time Faculty 55
Faculty Gender 65% Male
34% Female
Student Teacher Ratio 14 : 1

Accreditation

Accredited by American Bar Association

Student Body

Student Body
Gender Breakdown 52% Male
48% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage
White 69%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 6%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $26,156 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $26,156 $26,156

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $38,440 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $38,440 $38,440

Financial Aid

86% Graduate students receiving financial aid (loans and grants)

$36,842 Average financial aid amount

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

Deadline for Regular Decision: July 30

Average Age Admitted: 25

Application Fee: $60

Incoming Class

University of Baltimore School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these exam grades:

Exam Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
LSAT Full-Time 150 - 156
LSAT Part-Time 149 - 156
LSAT Total 149 - 156

University of Baltimore School of Law's entering class of 2012 enrolled having these college GPA's:

Enrollment Type 25th - 75th Percentile
Full-Time 2.91 - 3.46
Part-Time 2.71 - 3.24
Total 2.84 - 3.41

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Undergraduate GPA

Optional: Recommendations, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, State Residency, Personal Essay, Interview

Outcomes

Outcomes

Bar Exam Results

Percent Reporting 96%
First Time Pass Rate 84%
Avg. Pass Rate In This State 81%

Campus Recruitment

Number of Employers Recruiting on Campus 87
First Year Recruitment Time Summer
Second Year Recruitment Time Summer

Employment

Percent Employed (9 Months After Graduation) 91%
Average Starting Salary $45,000
Job Sector Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Firm Sized 2-10 87 29%
Firm Sized 11-25 15 5%
Firm Sized 26-50 8 5%
Firm Sized 51-100 7 2%
Firm Sized 101-250 7 2%
Firm Sized 251-500 1 0%
Firm Sized 501+ 5 2%
Business Industry 47 16%
Government 45 15%
Public Interest 11 4%
Federal Clerkship 2 1%
State Clerkship 49 17%
Academia 9 3%
Unemployed Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates
Unemployed, Not Seeking 4 1%
Unemployed, Seeking 39 11%
Pursuing Graduate Degree 4 1%

Top Employment Locations

State Percent Employed
VA 5%
DC 7%
MD 81%

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Baltimore School of Law include:

  • Peter Angelos - Owner, Baltimore Orioles
  • Joseph Curran - Former Attorney General of Maryland
  • C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger - US Congress, House of Representatives
  • Catherine O'Malley - Judge, First Lady of Maryland
  • William Donald Schaefer - Former Governor of Maryland

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