The University of Baltimore School of Law's innovative LL.M. program
focusing on the Laws of the United States provides an ideal opportunity
for foreign-trained lawyers to study at our leading Center for International and Comparative Law. We have welcomed students from all over the world, including Nigeria,
Cameroon, China, the Philippines, Germany, Italy, Romania, the UK,
Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Peru, and Brazil.
Our program offers a great degree of flexibility. LL.M. LOTUS
candidates may choose to complete the program in one full-time academic
year of coursework or may complete it in two years on a part-time
basis (depending on visa status).
Our LL.M. LOTUS students create their own program of study by
either choosing the U.S. Practice track, a broad survey of courses that provide
the foundation of American legal concepts, or the Elective
Concentrations track, which provides for study of specific area of the
law for which course prerequisites have been met. Upon graduation, many LOTUS Students take the Bar Exam which is possible in a number of jurisdiction.
The LL.M. in Taxation is awarded to those entering the program with a
J.D. degree or equivalent. To graduate, students must earn 30 credits in
tax courses (10 to 12 classes) with a cumulative grade point average of
3.000 or better. All requirements must be completed within five years
Candidates for the LL.M. in Taxation can concurrently achieve a
Certificate in Estate Planning. This option allows attorneys who wish to
concentrate in estate planning the opportunity to receive the
additional credential at no additional cost.