In September, 2002, Maryland Carey Law students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends welcomed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had journeyed from Washington to dedicate the Nathan Patz Law Center, the school’s new home.
The law school's growth since then has been dramatic. In that academic year alone, the school introduced six new clinics and launched four academic centers--in dispute resolution, international law, intellectual property law, and women and leadership.
Now, a decade later, the school will mark that growth and continued momentum during a festive Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 13. In addition to commemorating the building’s dedication and opening, the school is also celebrating the 10th anniversaries of the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland (C-DRUM) and the Women, Leadership & Equality Programs, as well as the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Law Program.
The evening will highlight not only the accomplishments of the last 10 years, but connect the dots between what has been and what will be.
“Maryland Carey Law is focused on the future,” said Dean Phoebe A. Haddon. “We’re educating tomorrow’s leaders, the next generation of managing partners, citizen advocates, general counsels, judges, corporate executives, mayors, governors, legislators and public officials in virtually every branch of government.”
In addition to visiting with faculty and fellow classmates, the event offers a chance for attendees to meet current students—all as part of an open house showcasing journal and student organizations plus new initiatives and presentations from specialty programs throughout the night.
The celebration caps a series of events dedicated to marking the anniversary of the Nathan Patz Law Center. Last fall, for instance, more than 200 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends gathered for the second annual Dean's Convocation, which included a keynote address from former US Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen as well as a presentation of alumni awards and the screening of an anniversary video.
The April 13th celebration starts at 6:30. Tickets are $25. To register or find more information, please visit http://www.law.umaryland.edu/anniversary.