Our collaborative and diverse community will challenge your ideas and draw upon your strengths. You will be instilled with the highest ideals of the legal profession and find welcome in our supportive alumni network.
Maryland Carey Law benefits from Baltimore's vibrant downtown location in close proximity to Washington, DC, with easy access to the major cities of the East Coast. Almost nine million people live in the Baltimore-Washington, DC Area. The School of Law's location in Maryland's largest city and proximity to the state and national capital are uniquely beneficial, providing our students access to all levels of government and the judiciary. Located near the beautiful Inner Harbor and a short walk from Camden Yards, the school of Law is playing a vital role in the renaissance of Baltimore's downtown.
Our leading role in the Mid-Atlantic region gives our graduates an advantage in pursuing a wide range of careers. Nearby Washington, DC, is the center of the nation's legal institutions and the second largest legal market in the country.
Maryland's faculty are national leaders in a wide range of subject areas from homeland security to law and health care, clinical and environmental law, and beyond. J.D. students can explore areas of particular interest through experiential learning opportunities and a specialized curriculum, and LL.M. candidates develop expertise in a specific area of study. Our outstanding 12:1 student/faculty ratio means students receive personalized attention from and work alongside these faculty leaders every day.
Almost 10,000 alumni worldwide are proud to call the School of Law their alma mater. Whether you're in Baltimore or Beijing, Washington or Warsaw, you're still part of the Maryland Carey Law community. Our alumni network includes leaders of local, national and international firms, government agencies, public interest groups, and corporations.
Our graduates are extraordinarily generous with their time and resources. Each year, hundreds of alumni volunteer countless hours as guest lecturers in the classroom, participating as judges and juries in mock trials, hosting career development events, volunteering their expertise as members of advisory groups, and assisting students in the Clinical Law Program. Read more »
The law school is a nationally recognized leader in its commitment to diversity, among both the student and faculty population. Each year approximately 30 percent of our incoming students identify themselves as persons of color. Of our 58 full-time faculty members, half are women and 12 are persons of color.
A panoply of student organizations add to the law school's rich community sense. Students with similar backgrounds and experiences gather to encourage, mentor and build their own sense of community within 35 student-led organizations. Furthermore, the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus offers campus-wide and interdisciplinary student organizations. In addition to providing co-curricular opportunities to enhance your legal abilities, these organizations also encompass politics, the arts, and recreation.
The law school is located on the dynamic University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, one of the country’s leading public institutions. Baltimore is home to the University’s flagship professional schools of law, medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, and pharmacy. Also, It is home to a state-of-the-art BioPark that is bringing together researchers and businesses to expand Maryland's growing biotechnology industry.
Our centrally located Campus Center provides space for students, faculty and staff to come together as one University. It is an interprofessional hub that houses our new University Recreation & Fitness URecFit Center, the Wellness Hub and Campus Life.
The Baltimore campus offers a wide variety of housing options, both on-campus housing owned by UMB, and off-campus in the surrounding neighborhoods. The new University Suites at Fayette Square, immediately adjacent to the law school, provide accommodations for more than 300 students. The UMB Residence Life office provides comprehensive information about all of our housing options. Baltimore has all the advantages of larger cities—a thriving arts community, museums, professional sports, charming neighborhoods and outstanding cuisine—but is more affordable than most.
The School of Law strives to provide its students with an ethical framework within which you will begin your professional career as broader members of the legal community. Key to this framework is the Honor Code. The Code, administered entirely by the student body, provides a fundamental fabric of self-governance for our entire community.