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Law School Early Entry Option

Finish your undergraduate degree and your law degree in a minimum of just six years.

This option allows your first year of law school to fulfill the requirements of your last year of undergraduate study if you are enrolled in:

You can take advantage of this speedy route to a law career if you:

  • have a cumulative cross-institutional grade point average of 3.50 or better as computed by the Credential Assembly Service
  • earn an LSAT score of 155 or better.
  • If you’re enrolled in the B.S. in Business Administration program and are interested in this option:

    Know that you can take advantage of this option only if you are continuously enrolled at the University of Baltimore from your undergraduate major into your law school education. Consult the Guide to Graduation for Pre-Law, Business Administration.


    To pursue this option:

    • Complete the 90 undergraduate credits required for your degree (but don’t wait till you’ve completed them to start thinking about this option).

    • Complete a minimum of 36 credits at UB, excluding AP, IB, DANTES, CLEP or challenge examinations.

    • Complete all lower- and upper-division general-education requirements.

    Apply to the UB School of Law (applications must be received by April 1 for admission the following fall; you are always encouraged to apply before March 1); admission is for the fall semester only (note that the law school cannot make an admission decision until you have completed 75 credits of undergraduate coursework).

    • Take the LSAT no later than February of the calendar year in which you’d like to enter law school.


    For more detailed information about your major’s requirements for this option, contact your academic adviser.

    See the business administration Law School Early Entry Option requirements.

  • If you’re enrolled in the B.A. in Government and Public Policy, B.A. in History or B.A. in Jurisprudence program and are interested in this option:

    Once you’ve completed 60-75 credits with a grade point average of 3.50 or better, begin communicating with your program director about your intentions.

    Know that you can take advantage of this option only if you are continuously enrolled at the University of Baltimore from your undergraduate major into your law school education.

    To pursue this option:

    • Complete the 93 undergraduate credits required for your degree (but don’t wait till you’ve completed them to start thinking about this option).

    • Complete a minimum of 33 credits at UB, excluding AP, IB, DANTES, CLEP or challenge examinations.

    • Complete all lower- and upper-division general-education requirements.

    Apply to the UB School of Law (applications must be received by April 1 for admission the following fall; you are always encouraged to apply before March 1); admission is for the fall semester only (note that the law school cannot make an admission decision until you have completed 75 credits of undergraduate coursework).

    • Take the LSAT no later than February of the calendar year in which you’d like to enter law school.


    For more detailed information about your major’s requirements for this option, contact your academic adviser.

    See the government and public policy Law School Early Entry Option requirements.

    See the history Law School Early Entry Option requirements
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    See the jurisprudence Law School Early Entry Option requirements
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  • Notes and Other Legalese (after all, it's law school)

    To receive your bachelor's degree, you must apply for graduation during the last semester of your first year of law school.

    If you answer yes to any one of the character and fitness questions on the UB School of Law application, you are not eligible for automatic admission; instead, your application will be forwarded to the admissions committee for a complete review. Character and fitness questions concern information regarding academic and disciplinary probation, criminal offenses, civil suits and employment termination.

    The UB School of Law doesn’t ensure acceptance into the full-time day program; you could be admitted to the full-time day program, the part-time day program or the evening program.

    The law school reserves the right to increase the grade point average and the LSAT score required on an annual basis.

For more information about this option, contact the Office of Law Admissions at 410.837.4459 or lawadmissions@ubalt.edu.