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University of Baltimore School of Law, or UB Law, is one of the three colleges that make up the University of Baltimore, which is part of the University System of Maryland. UB Law is one of only two law schools in the state of Marylandmarker, the other law school being the University of Maryland School of Law; both of which are located in downtown Baltimoremarker. UB law is located on the University of Baltimore's main campus in the Mt.marker Vernonmarker cultural district.

History

The school was founded in 1925 as a part-time evening program to provide legal educational opportunities to working professionals. In 1969, the school established a full time program. The American Bar Association accredited UB Law in 1972. In 1975, UB Law became a public institution, and in 1988 it joined the University of Maryland System and the Association of American Law Schools

Academics

Admission

For the Fall 2007 entering class, the acceptance rate was 30.1%. The median GPA was 3.3 and the median LSAT score was 155.In 2009, The University of Baltimore School of Law was demoted from a tier three to tier four law school by USNews and World Reports. Additionally, the School of Law has been ranked 29th among Best Law Schools for part-time law programs in the 2009 USNews and World Reports.

Degrees & Concentrations

UB Law offers the juris doctor degree and masters degrees in tax and U.S. law. The school offers several concentrations to its JD students, including:
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Practice
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Comparative Law
  • Litigation & Advocacy
  • Public and Governmental Service
  • Real Estate Practice
  • Tax Law


In conjunction with the law school's and University's other programs and schools, the law school offers joint degree combinations of JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/MS in criminal justice, JD/MS in negotiations and conflict management, JD/Ph.D. in policy science and JD/LL.M. in taxation.

Centers & Clinics

UB is home to several law centers, including the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Center for International & Comparative Law, and Snyder Center for Litigation Skills. Clinical programs are available in appellate practice, civil advocacy, community development, criminal practice, disability law, family law, family mediation, and tax law.

Publications

  • University of Baltimore Law Review
  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
  • Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • Journal of Environmental Law
  • Nota Bene Alumni Magazine


Notable alumni

Notable UB Law graduates include:

Attorneys General



First Ladies



Governors and Lt. Governors



Judges



  • Alexandra N. Williams, District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland


State Delegates & Senators



U.S. Congressmen



Other



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