Students at Maryland Carey Law now have all their services – Admissions, Student Affairs, and Career Development – under one roof.
Susan Krinsky, MPH, JD, the law school’s new Associate Dean for Students and Student Services, said she was attracted to the job because it allows a full integration of student services. “It’s a great opportunity to make the experience better for students and hopefully get them where they want to go,” she says.
Krinsky joins UM Carey Law from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, where she played a similar role, overseeing admissions, financial aid, career services, the website and marketing. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council and is chair of the Pre-Law Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
"We are delighted to have Susan join UM Carey Law," Dean Phoebe A. Haddon said. "She brings extraordinary knowledge of the student experience — from applying to law school to finding a position once you complete your legal education.”
Krinsky’s tenure at UM Carey Law begins as the market for new lawyers remains, in her words, “as challenging a market as I’ve ever seen.” But those applying to law schools today are “much more directed and focused” on the practice of law, she observed. And at a time when employers want their new hires to be practice-ready, UM Carey Law graduates can point to the practical training they receive in its nationally recognized clinical law program, which involves students directly in real cases.
Krinsky believes that by having a hand in student services for the entirety of the law school career, she’ll be able to help “make it a much more seamless experience for students.”