Excitement. Eagerness. Nervousness. These are just a few words that describe the 1L students as they arrived on campus for orientation. Maryland Carey Law welcomed the newest group of aspiring attorneys to Baltimore on Monday, August 15.
Throughout their first two days, students went through a series of presentations and information sessions preparing them for what lies ahead. During the opening welcome, students had the opportunity to hear remarks from the President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Dr. Jay Perman and Dean of Maryland Carey Law, Donald B. Tobin. Students heard from several members of the alumni community as well, including The Hon. Mary Ellen Barbera, ’84, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, The Hon. Steven V. Adler, ’07, Judge and President of the Alumni Board, The Hon. Lynne A. Battaglia, ’74, Judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals, Glenn Grossman, Esq., ’75, Bar Counsel at the Attorney Grievance Commission, and Harry S. Johnson, ’79, Partner at Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP.
Later in the day, graduates from the last decade spoke to the 1Ls about their own experiences as law students in panel discussions featuring:
The first day was capped off with a reception hosted by the Student Bar Association, in conjunction with the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, giving students the opportunity to interact and network with alumni on day one.
Although overwhelmed, these 1Ls appreciated the ability to meet individuals who have been in their shoes, graduated from Maryland Carey Law, and gone on to successful careers. These inspiring moments are what help our students begin to pave their own paths and create their own success.
On behalf of the entire Maryland Carey Law community, thank you to those of you who joined us for orientation and helped make this first day for our students a memorable one.