Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are the lawyering skills that students are expected to obtain through the completion of a legal education. Consistent with ABA Standards, upon completion of a J.D. degree, graduates of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will demonstrate competence in the following student learning outcomes at the level needed for admission to the bar, and for effective and ethical participation in the legal profession as an entry level attorney.

By the time of graduation each student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Understand key concepts in substantive law, legal theory, procedure, and legal practice;
  2. Perform competent legal analysis and reasoning;
  3. Demonstrate competence in other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession;
  4. Identify sources of fact and law, perform research, assess legal materials and evidence critically, and apply legal rules in a variety of legal and factual contexts;
  5. Understand the importance of considering available options for dispute prevention and resolution;
  6. Communicate effectively about legal matters, both orally and in writing, in objective and persuasive styles, to a variety of audiences;
  7. Identify, frame and address legal problems from differing perspectives.
  8. Collaborate effectively with others in a variety of legal contexts;
  9. Understand the role and responsibility of laws, lawyers, and legal systems in achieving justice for society and individuals, including those who lack access to effective legal representation;
  10. Apply knowledge of professional ethics to identify and address legal issues in representation of clients and performance of duties as an officer of the courts; and
  11. Apply professional judgment through self-reflection and conduct consistent with the legal profession's values and standards.

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500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-1786 PHONE: (410) 706-7214 FAX: (410) 706-4045 / TDD: (410) 706-7714

Admissions: PHONE: (410) 706-3492 FAX: (410) 706-1793

Copyright © 2017, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. All Rights Reserved