Law - Juris Doctor

Hop on the fast track to a quality law degree!

Frostburg State University’s law program has partnered with the University of Baltimore School of Law to offer you a combined bachelor’s and juris doctor program that saves you time and tuition – without compromising value! With a doctorate in law and a bachelor’s degree in the field of your choice, there’s no limit to how far you can go in the world of justice.

Since Frostburg’s program is grounded in a strong liberal arts education and experiential learning, you’ll gain the all-important communication and critical thinking skills sought by law schools, plus the experience to prove your abilities. The Political Science department and Law and Society program offer a wide variety of electives so you can explore your law interests and find your niche in time to start your graduate education off right.

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree and an advanced law degree in six years instead of the usual seven.
  • Secure your spot early in the University of Baltimore School of Law with this collaborative program.

Law Highlights

  • Get ready for law school while studying your passion! Law programs look for students with a variety of humanities degrees, such as economics, geography, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, French and Spanish.
  • Prepare for a bright future with a program that emphasizes the importance and development of solid communication, research and analytical skills to best ready you for advanced law studies.
  • Explore the law with courses covering five subfields: American political institutions, comparative politics, international relations, public administration & policy and political theory.
  • Join in exciting, out-of-the-classroom experiences. The Political Science department organizes annual trips to the Model Organization of American States (OAS) conference in D.C. and the Model United Nations (UN) conference in Philadelphia.
  • Take on an optional internship experience  that can put your skills to the test in the Maryland General Assembly, local courts, the U.S. Department of State or even Congress!
  • Nail the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) with supportive faculty mentors and preparatory courses.

About Our Law Faculty:

  • Meet teachers who are available outside of class and who will eagerly help connect you with unique opportunities and events. Every student gets a carefully selected faculty mentor who knows them by name and meets with them regularly.
  • Thrive with individualized attention in small classes that allow you to make your voice heard.

Sample Courses:

Introduction to Public Speaking – Introduction to, and guided application of, basic principles which underlie effective public speaking and listening in informative, persuasive and ceremonial speeches.

Journalistic Writing – Introduction to the journalism industry, including citizen journalism. Effective, responsible and deadline-driven newsgathering, reporting and editing. Specialized demands of straight news, feature stories and the public-relations profession.

Public Sector Economics – Government taxes and expenditures for economic stability and growth; tax equity, efficiency and incidence; government services; relationship of monetary and fiscal policies.

Philosophy of Law – Leading issues in the philosophy of law. Such topics as the nature of law and its relation to morality, the concept of responsibility and the justification of punishment. Highly recommended for those interested in the theory of legal concepts and legal reasoning.

The American Correctional System – The philosophies of punishment and corrections. Analysis of programs and their effectiveness for punishment and rehabilitation of convicted criminals.

Find out more about Frostburg State University’s Bachelor of Law / Juris Doctor program

Career Outlook for Law Professionals

Graduates of law programs can begin building their careers as paralegals, lawyers, mediators and more and can focus on a wide range of law fields, including criminal, family, corporate and elder laws. Prospective paralegals have a good chance of employment, as law firms are increasingly hiring paralegals and often do not require applicants to have advanced degrees or experience. Lawyers are typically required to complete a juris doctor degree program at an American Bar Association-approved school and are experiencing less job growth but higher wages than paralegals. To become a judge, applicants must have a law degree and years of experience and be elected or nominated. For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ pages on Legal Occupations.

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