Facts about UM Carey Law

The School

  • Maryland Law was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824.
  • It is the third-oldest law school in the country.
  • It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • It is a member of the American Association of Law Schools, and has a chapter of the Order of the Coif.
  • Maryland Law's facility, the Nathan Patz Law Center, is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2002.
  • The law school has more than 170,000 square feet of space.

Admissions

  • Priority application deadline for first-year JD applicants for fall admission: April 1
  • Admissions process: Rolling
  • Number of applications received for the Fall 2013 Entering Class: 2,770

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates and expenses for the School of Law are established by the University of Maryland (UM). The tuition for the LLM Program is equal to the tuition for the full-time day JD Program. For the most recent information about tuition and fees, visit the Tuition Information webpage of the UM Department of Financial Services.

Profile of Fall 2013 Entering Class

  • Class size: 206 (173 day, 33 evening)
  • Percentage of men/women: 48%/52%
  • Minority Representation: 37%
  • Median LSAT score: 159
  • Median undergraduate GPA: 3.53
  • Number of states represented: 26 and the District of Columbia
  • Number of countries represented: 12
  • Number of undergraduate institutions represented: 100

Faculty

  • Number of full-time faculty: 58
  • Number of full-time female faculty: 28
  • Number of full-time faculty of color: 12
  • Number of adjunct faculty: 145

Degree Programs

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Dual-Degree Programs

Business

  • JD/MBA

Public Policy

  • JD/MPP (Master of Public Policy)
  • JD/MPM (Master of Public Management)
  • JD/PhD (Public Policy)
  • JD/MCP (Master of Community Planning)

Health

  • JD/MPH (Master of Public Health)
  • JD/PharmD
  • JD/MS (Nursing)

Law and Society

  • JD/MA (Criminal Justice)
  • JD/MA (Liberal Arts)
  • JD/MA (Government)
  • JD/MSW (Social Work)

Academic Programs

  • Business Law
  • Clinical Law
  • Environmental Law (certificate program)
  • Intellectual Property
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Law and Health Care (certificate program)
  • Women, Leadership & Equality

Academic Centers

  • Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland (C-DRUM)
  • Center for Health and Homeland Security
  • Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation & Advocacy
  • Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center

Academic Journals

  • MARYLAND LAW REVIEW
  • JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY LAW
  • JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE LAW AND POLICY
  • MARYLAND JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • MARYLAND LAW JOURNAL OF RACE, RELIGION, GENDER AND CLASS

Students

  • Number of students: About 837
  • Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Number of student organizations: 40

Technology

  • Wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the law school.
  • Classrooms feature the latest in educational technology, including audio/visual equipment capable of linking a class occurring simultaneously on multiple campuses.

Thurgood Marshall Law Library

  • Number of volumes and equivalents: 495,000
  • Number of staff: 23, including 11 librarians

Bar Exam Passage

  • Primary Bar Exam Jurisdiction for Maryland Carey Law Graduates:
    State of Maryland (MD).
  • Percentage of graduates passing the July 2014 MD bar exam
    from Maryland Carey Law: 79.
  • Percentage of graduates passing the July 2014 MD bar exam
    from all law schools represented: 77.

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