J.D Program

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Program Description

The School of Law's required and core courses provide the substantive and procedural knowledge that all attorneys must-have. A comprehensive writing program, beginning the first year with the Introduction to Lawyering Skills courses and continuing throughout the 

The largely elective upper-class curriculum provides one of the most comprehensive sequences of lawyering-skills courses of any law school in the country. Simulation courses help students develop the full range of skills, including trial and appellate advocacy; pretrial litigation; interviewing, negotiating, and counseling; mediation and alternative dispute resolution; and planning and drafting. You will then have opportunities to test your abilities in the "real world" by participating in the School of Law's award-winning clinics or externships.

Interested in focusing on certain areas of law? Our curriculum is designed to provide for nine upper-class concentrations that encourage students to explore an area of the law in depth before choosing a career path. This in-depth study, while not intended to produce a "specialist" in a particular area of the law, provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the area and with the complex lawyering skills that cannot be gained through a more general legal education.

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The University of Baltimore School of Law provides rigorously practical education, combining doctrinal coursework, intensive writing instruction, nationally renowned clinics, and community-based learn ... Read More

The University of Baltimore School of Law provides rigorously practical education, combining doctrinal coursework, intensive writing instruction, nationally renowned clinics, and community-based learning to ensure that its graduates are exceptionally well prepared to practice law. At the University of Baltimore School of Law, you will learn doctrine, perspective, and skills through traditional study as well as through clinical and lawyering courses. Your legal education is enriched by work on journals and membership in student organizations and government, as well as by participation in centers focused on local, national, and global issues. As a graduate of the school, you will enter the legal profession exceptionally well prepared to analyze clients' legal issues, make oral and written presentations to courts and administrative bodies, and advocate for positive change on a host of issues. School of Law alumni serve in prominent public positions, many as lawyers and judges, changing their own lives and those of others through the profession of law. Read less