Facts about UM Carey Law

The School

  • Maryland Law was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824.
  • It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • It is a member of the American Association of Law Schools, and has a chapter of the Order of the Coif.
  • Maryland Law's facility, the Nathan Patz Law Center, is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2002.
  • The law school has more than 170,000 square feet of space.
  • The University of Maryland, Baltimore is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Admissions

  • Priority application deadline for first-year JD applicants for fall admission: April 1
  • Admissions process: Rolling
  • Number of applications received for the Fall 2016 entering class: 1733

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and mandatory fees for the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law are established and approved by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. For the most current rates, see Tuition and Fees by School on the University website.

Profile of Fall 2016 Entering Class

(as of August 22, 2016)
  • Class size: 198 (165 day, 33 evening)
  • 112 women, 85 men, 1 transgender/nonconforming
  • Students of color: 33%
  • Median LSAT score: 158
  • Median undergraduate GPA: 3.47
  • Number of US jurisdictions represented: 26
  • Number of countries represented: 4
  • Number of undergraduate institutions represented: 100

Faculty

  • Number of full-time faculty: 49
  • Number of full-time female faculty: 27
  • Number of full-time faculty of color: 9
  • Number of visitors and clinical instructors: 3
  • Number of adjunct faculty (including emeritus): 119

Degree Programs

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Master of Science in Law (M.S.L.)

Dual-Degree Programs

Business

  • JD/MBA

Public Policy

  • JD/MPP (Master of Public Policy)
  • JD/PhD (Public Policy)
  • JD/MCP (Master of Community Planning)

Health

  • JD/MPH (Master of Public Health)
  • JD/PharmD

Law and Society

  • JD/MA (Criminal Justice)
  • JD/MA (Liberal Arts)
  • JD/MSW (Social Work)

Academic Programs

  • Business Law
  • Clinical Law
  • Environmental Law (certificate program)
  • Intellectual Property
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Law and Health Care (certificate program)
  • Women, Leadership and Equality Program

Academic Centers

  • Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland (C-DRUM)
  • Center for Health and Homeland Security
  • Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy
  • Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center

Academic Journals

  • Maryland Law Review
  • Journal of Business & Technology Law
  • Journal of Health Care Law and Policy
  • Maryland Journal of International Law
  • University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

Students

  • Number of students: 705 (JD, LLM, and MSL combined)
  • Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Number of student organizations: 44

Technology

  • Wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the law school.
  • Classrooms and courtrooms equipped with smart podiums, desktop computers, document cameras, and class-recording technology.
  • 3 Go-Print print stations, 3 scanners, 2 copiers and a device charging station. Lexis printing for current law affiliates only.

Thurgood Marshall Law Library

  • Number of volumes and equivalents: 530,497
  • Number of staff: 20, including 10 librarians (all with Masters Degrees in Library and Information Science, 8 also hold a Law Degree)
  • Hours open each week when classes are in session: 95
  • Group study rooms: 6
  • Seating: 509

Bar Exam Passage

  • Primary Bar Exam Jurisdiction for Maryland Carey Law Graduates:
    State of Maryland (MD).
  • Percentage of 1st time takers from Maryland Carey Law passing the July 2015 MD bar exam : 76%.
  • Percentage of 1st time takers from all US law schools passing the July 2015 MD bar exam : 69%.

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