The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law was awarded the Law School Admission Council’s 2018 Diversity Matters Award in the area of Innovation. The award, which was announced at the LSAC Annual Meeting and Educational Conference on May 30, 2018, recognizes law schools that have “demonstrated the highest level of outreach to underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, the LGBTQ community, Indigenous People of Canada, and others underrepresented in the legal profession.”
Maryland Carey Law was honored “for hosting events like ‘Raising Youth Voices’ that served to educate high school students about their legal rights, and ‘Law Meets Law’ a transformative program that places rising juniors and seniors from Baltimore City public high school in law firms and law related sites for a full-time, seven-week summer internship.”
Pipeline events are an integral part of Maryland Carey Law’s local outreach. Through nearly a dozen pipeline programs, including Youth Days with Baltimore City and Prince George’s County High Schools, the Just the Beginning Foundation, and the Baltimore City Teen Court, Maryland Carey Law prioritizes outreach to communities both underrepresented in and underserved by the legal profession.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Communications, Susan Krinsky, received the award on behalf of the school. She stated, “This is such an important part of who we are, and we are deeply honored by this recognition of our commitment to diversity and to building the justice pipeline.”
Maryland Carey Law’s next scheduled pipeline event through the LSAC’s DiscoverLaw Program is the “Road to Law School and Moot Court” on August 3.