From the 2010 News Archive
National Jurist Names UMD Law a Top School for Public Service
The National Jurist
has named the University of Maryland School of Law as one of the top four law schools in the nation for public service. After reviewing data collected by The Equal Justice Works Guide to Law Schools
, the School of Law was chosen for the honor, which has been presented to North American law schools since 1994.
"Many students choose to come here because of our access to justice focus,” Dean Phoebe A. Haddon
told The National Jurist
. “We believe students need to be mindful of the disparities out there [and] give them a real sense of the community."
Read the full article in the February 2010 issue of The National Jurist here
According to The National Jurist
, all schools named to the list had common characteristics, including:
- Strong support from the law school’s administration, faculty and staff – financially and emotionally
- An office or administrator solely devoted to the subject, giving students access to alumni, working professionals and others in their field of interest
- A large and vast array of projects, all designed to accommodate a law student’s normally hectic workload
- A social network for students interested in public service ranging from student organizations to lectures to events focused on the issues surrounding this career
- Orientation programs, welcome receptions and recognition awards for the public service work among students, faculty and graduates
The other law schools named to the list were Boston University School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, and Cornell Law School.
Posted by Carrie Oleynik on March 2, 2010.