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Maryland Carey Law Welcomes New & Returning Students

Maryland Carey Law welcomed more than 200 new students on Monday, August 17, and Tuesday, August 18.

In addition to the 206 JD students that joined the law school this year, Maryland Carey Law welcomed 28 LLM students from 14 countries—the largest class since the program’s inception in 2009—and 11 transfer students.

The inaugural class of Master’s of Science in Law (MSL) students has its orientation on Saturday, August 22, and classes will begin on Tuesday, August 25. The 30 students in the program’s first cohort include an emergency room physician, stock plan analyst, legislative manager and vice president of marketing sales for a wide range of companies, government agencies and nonprofits, including the Maryland Healthcare Commission, Accenture and Johns Hopkins.

The JD orientation included remarks from the Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera ‘84, chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court; Jay Perman, MD, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore; Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald Tobin; Jonathan Kucskar ’08, senior advisor to the Maryland Public Service Commission and Alumni Board president; and Student Bar Association Vice President Linda Morris.

Dean Tobin also moderated a discussion with The Hon. Lynne Battaglia ’74, Maryland Court of Appeals, Glenn Grossman ’75, bar counsel for the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission, and Craig A. Thompson ’95, partner at Venable LLP, on the subject of professionalism.

Additional information for new students is available on the Incoming Students page.

Classes Begin for First-Year Day and First-Year Evening Courses:
August 19

Orientation for Clinic and LTP Courses:
August 20-21

All Classes Begin - Regular Schedule:
August 24

Welcome Month:

In addition, the UMB campus hosts a Welcome Month of events that are free and open to students, faculty, and staff.  Activities include movie nights, a farmers market, and an Oriole game. For a full list of events and to register visit the Welcome Month website.


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