The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) named Maryland Carey Law to its eighth annual list of the recipients of the Top 10 Diversity Matters Award. The award recognizes law schools that have demonstrated the highest level of outreach to racially and ethnically diverse students from the target audience of LSAC’s DiscoverLaw.org campaign.
“We are committed to fostering a community of inclusion at Maryland Carey Law and are extremely proud of our efforts in this area,” said Dean Donald Tobin. “Different perspectives and experiences help educate our students and graduates as they tackle the many legal issues facing our society.”
Throughout the year, Maryland Carey Law, in conjunction with key community partners, held events designed to educate diverse students about opportunities in the legal profession.
Maryland Carey Law welcomed more than 45 local high school students to the school’s third annual Maryland Youth Empowerment Day on April 8, engaging the students on different aspects of the law and legal education.
The day, organized and run by current Maryland Carey Law students, kicked off with presentations about resources available to minority populations wishing to pursue a legal degree.
Students experienced a mock City Council Meeting presented by four Baltimore City Council members: Jack Young, Brandon Scott, Eric Costello, and Mary Pat Clarke.
Breakout sessions were also offered in the areas of the First Amendment and protests in school, juvenile rights in police encounters, and conflict resolution.
Other programs included a collaboration with the Law Links’ Law & Leadership Institute, the Just the Beginning Foundation’s Summer Legal Institute for middle school students, the Baltimore City Teen Court Program, the Future Latino Leaders Law Camp, and the National Youth Leadership Forum.
“We strive to have the best talent from every walk of life,” said Katrin Hussmann Schroll, director of Admissions. “Our office is building relationships with various communities to make sure our incoming class represents diverse backgrounds and experiences.”
Maryland Carey Law is the 9th most diverse of any top-50 law school. About half of the school’s students come from other US jurisdictions, as well as from many foreign countries. Maryland Carey Law students represent more than 100 undergraduate schools, and about one-third identify themselves as persons of color.