Thanks for the link. Here is what is says (you either didn't read it or don't understand what it means)
Two key points 1)A JD (or its equivelent) from an ABA approved school (not or something equal to the ABA)
2) The "waiver" is for if you have already been practicing and in good standing in another state.
If you practice in CA for a few years first, you can probably win your case. If not, you don't even qualify to apply. Sorry but you have to qualify for a waiver to apply for it.
Waiver for Graduates of Non-ABA Law Schools
The Standard Educational Requirement: A candidate is eligible to take the Maryland Bar
examination only if he or she has completed the pre-legal education necessary to meet the minimum
requirements for admission to an American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school and has
earned the juris doctor (or its equivalent) from a law school approved by the ABA. (See Bar
Admission Rules 3 and 4 and the Annotated Code of Maryland, Business Occupations and
Professions, Section 10-207 (d).)
Waiver of the Standard Educational Requirement: The State Board of Law Examiners
has the discretion to waive the standard educational requirement for any person who (1) has passed
the bar examination of another state and is a member in good standing of the Bar of that state and
(2) in the Board’s opinion is qualified by reason of education, experience, or both to take the bar
examination. (See Bar Admission Rule 4(b).)
Procedure to Petition for a Waiver
A Petition for a Waiver should be in the form of a letter sent to the administrative office of
the State Board of Law Examiners accompanied by the following documents (Photocopies of
documents in your possession are not acceptable. You must contact the proper official and request
documents authenticated with appropriate seals.):
1. A letter of verification from the proper authority that you have taken and passed the Bar
examination in that state (a photocopy is permissible in this case),
2. A current certificate of admission to the Bar of another state from the highest court of that
state and a current certificate of good standing issued by the appropriate authority in the state (in
many states the certificate of admission and the certificate of good standing are combined in a single
3. A detailed description of your pre-legal education indicating the college or university
attended, the date of graduation, and the degree obtained; include an official transcript reflecting all
of the subjects taken and the number of semester hours of credit earned,
4. The name and location of the law school attended, the date of your law school graduation,
and verification of your degree in the form of an official transcript of your law school education,
5. A detailed description of any experience you have in the practice of law.
All supporting documents must accompany your petition for a waiver: Your waiver
request will be denied if you fail to submit all required documentation (described above) with your
petition for a waiver.
Transcripts: If your college or the law school has a policy of not releasing official
transcripts to students, you should request that the college or law school send the transcripts directly
to this office. Advise this office in writing that your transcripts will be sent directly to this office by
the college or law school.
Deadlines for Waiver Requests: The State Board of Law Examiners must have adequate
time to review and consider your credentials.
In order for a waiver request to be considered and acted upon for the bar examination
to be held in February, the request for a waiver and all documentation must be received in this
office no later than the preceding November 20th.
For the July examination, the waiver request and all documentation must be received
in this office no later than the preceding April 20th.
The waiver request and accompanying documents should be sent to:
STATE BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS
2011-F Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
If you have questions, please call (410) 260-3640.
Notification of Waiver Approval: When your file is complete, the State Board of Law
Examiners will review it. After a review of the documentation accompanying your request, the
State Board of Law Examiners will make its determination and notify you whether you qualify
for a waiver. If the Board grants the waiver, the appropriate application forms will be mailed to
you with the Board’s decision.