Why Hire
Our Students
& Graduates?

Maryland Carey Law Makes Leaders

An education from Maryland Carey Law not only benefits our students, but also you as an employer looking to hire a legal professional. With a solid foundation in legal principals and writing skills, a commitment to experiential learning through clinics, fellowships, trial teams, and public service, as well as access to renowned degree programs in specialty areas, Maryland Carey Law students and graduates make exceptional candidates.

Practice-Based Learning

Maryland Carey Law students and graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce because key to our educational efforts is providing abundant opportunities to participate in practice-based learning. All full-time J.D. students are required to provide access to justice for real-world clients through our Clinical Law Program, experiencing advocacy, litigation, public policy development, and many practical aspects of the law. In addition, due to our close proximity to D.C., students and graduates often obtain highly sought experience through internships, fellowships, clerkships, and faculty assistant positions working with all levels of government, research and nonprofit organizations, as well as a wide variety of private sector corporations. When hiring a Maryland Carey Law student or graduate, rest assured you are hiring an individual who understands the responsibility and dedication associated with the legal profession because they’ve experienced if for themselves. 

Public Service

Maryland Carey Law believes in bettering our communities by improving the quality of justice and access to the legal system. Developing future generations of lawyers that believe the same, means potential candidates bring those values to your law firm, organization, or business. Our students and graduates often get involved in public service through student organizations, clinics, our specialty programs, grant funded research opportunities, and community outreach in our surrounding West Baltimore neighborhoods.

Degrees & Programs

Maryland Carey Law’s degrees – J.D., dual J.D. programs, LL.M., and Master’s programs for non-lawyers – are each rigorous educational options that prepare students and graduates to be knowledgeable candidates in their chosen areas of the law. Our academic specialty programs and centers, many of which are nationally ranked, allow students to further focus their aptitude, working alongside the country’s foremost experts in topics such as health law, environmental law, dispute resolution, cybersecurity, patent law, business law, and more. We also make it a top priority to comprehensively prime J.D. and LL.M. participants to take and pass the Maryland Bar Exam.
Writing Curriculum

Writing and analysis are critical components of any legal career. Through Maryland Carey Law’s substantial writing curriculum, as well as five student-run journals and opportunities to compete in writing competitions, students and graduates have a solid foundation in research and writing techniques. Many have also completed publishable legal pieces.

Advocacy Opportunities

Advocacy skills are important for more than trial lawyers. Whether you are looking for employees in private practice, the judiciary, government, or business sector, Maryland Carey Law students and graduates offer confident presentation of ideas, effective writing, and strategic negotiation. These abilities are learned through our intensive curriculum in tactical advocacy skills combined with local, regional, and even national outlets to practice those skills on competitive trial teams, where they also learn practical skills such as working with a team and financial management. And through a tradition of support from the legal community, many of our graduates also continue to hone their advocacy skills by serving as mentors to Maryland Carey Law advocacy teams.

Employment Statistics

National Recruitment Opportunities

Employers nationwide, including more than half of the "AM100" largest law firms, have hired Maryland students and graduates through the CDO's on-campus and regional recruitment programs, and job fairs providing job and internship opportunities.

Bar Exam Passage

  • Primary Bar Exam Jurisdiction for Maryland Carey Law Graduates:
    State of Maryland (MD).
  • Percentage of 1st time JD takers from Maryland Carey Law passing the July 2016 MD bar exam : 78%.
  • Percentage of 1st time JD takers from ALL US law schools passing the July 2016 MD bar exam : 71%.

Grading Scale Information for Employers

Grading System - GPA Range Letter Grade:

4.17 - 4.33 A+
3.84 - 4.16 A
3.50 - 3.83 A-
3.17 - 3.49 B+
2.84 - 3.16 B
2.50 - 2.83 B-
2.17 - 2.49 C+
1.84 - 2.16 C
1.50 - 1.83 C-
1.17 - 1.49 D+
0.84 - 1.16 D
0.50 - 0.83 D-
Below 0.50 F




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* Class ranks for students who have not yet graduated are considered unofficial. GPAs for currently enrolled students are calculated to the hundredths column (two decimal places).

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** Calculation of class rank for graduating classes combines all Day Division and Evening Division students graduating in July, December and May. GPAs for graduating students are calculated to the 4th decimal column (four decimal places) to avoid ties in class rank among graduating students when necessary (otherwise two decimal places). This was implemented beginning with the Class of 2014 graduates.