Maryland Carey Law welcomed a diverse group of more than 300 new students on August 20 for orientation and classes. Although the majority will start as "first years" in the JD program, almost 40 are transferring from other law schools, pursuing LLM degrees or visiting as scholars; 39 also have MBAs, PhDs or other graduate degrees.
"We are thrilled to have such an outstanding class," Dean Phoebe A. Haddon said. "They are smart and accomplished. Most important, they bring a remarkable diversity that will enrich their educational experience and the life of our academic and professional community."
The new students come from 28 states and the District of Columbia as well as 16 countries representing every continent but Antarctica and Australia. They have taught school, founded non-profits, served in the US military and mastered up to four languages. The class also includes a park ranger, prosodontist, geospatial analyst, sailing instructor, ski coach and ballerina