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Best Law Schools in Maryland

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Given the fact that law schools in Maryland are hyper competitive, you will need to have a robust application with great references, high GPA, strong LSAT, and a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study like criminal justice, public administration, or counterterrorism. After earning your JD, you will be required to pass the Maryland state bar examination before practicing law in a public setting.

Detailed List of Law Schools in Maryland (2 Schools)

Only law schools accredited by the American Bar Association - Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar are listed below. Other law schools may also exist in Maryland, however they are may not listed here.

Schools are sorted by size with the largest school first, based on the number of law students graduating each year.

Visit the website for University of Baltimore at

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1972
  • About 280 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $28,000 per year (Nonresidents: $42,000)

Visit the website for University of Maryland - Baltimore at

Program Details

  • Law program accredited since 1930
  • About 270 students graduate per year
  • Estimated tuition & fees are about $29,000 per year (Nonresidents: $43,000)

Average attorney salaries in Maryland range between $53,000 to $158,000. The variety of employment options available to lawyers can result in a very broad pay range, however here is a list of average salaries from areas across Maryland.

  • Salisbury: $103,000
  • Hagerstown, Martinsburg: $105,000
  • California, Lexington Park: $106,000
  • Cumberland: $88,000
  • Baltimore, Columbia, Towson: $115,000

Lawyer's in Maryland Compared to Median Income Averages

+242% Above State Median Income

+232% Above National Median Income

Lawyer's in Maryland take home an average 59.24 per hour. Annual earnings for Lawyer's working in the State of Maryland average $123,220 which is 242% above the state median income and 232% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Lawyer makes up just 0.44% of the working population in Maryland and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Lawyers coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around Maryland.

Average Income for a Lawyer in Maryland

Employment Median Hourly Wage Median Annual Wage
Maryland Lawyer 11,490 $59.24 $123,220
State Average 4,389,400 $17.32 $36,025.60
National Average 153,156,000 $17.82 $37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $59.24
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Maryland in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective lawyer school for information about the current school year.

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.