Facts about UM Carey Law

The School

  • Maryland Law was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824.
  • It is the third-oldest law school in the country.
  • 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


  • Priority application deadline for first-year JD applicants for fall admission: April 1
  • Admissions process: Rolling
  • Number of applications received for the Fall 2015 entering class: 1953

Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates and expenses for the School of Law are established by the University of Maryland (UM). The tuition for the LLM Program is equal to the tuition for the full-time day JD Program. For the most recent information about tuition and fees, visit the Tuition Information webpage of the UM Department of Financial Services.

Profile of Fall 2015 Entering Class

  • Class size: 204 (175 day, 29 evening)
  • Percentage of men/women: 51.5%/48.5%
  • Students of color: 37.7%
  • Median LSAT score: 157
  • Median undergraduate GPA: 3.46
  • Number of US jurisdictions represented: 24
  • Number of countries represented: 6
  • Number of undergraduate institutions represented: 97


  • Number of full-time faculty: 49
  • Number of full-time female faculty: 27
  • Number of full-time faculty of color: 10
  • Number of adjunct faculty: 62

Degree Programs

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

Dual-Degree Programs


  • JD/MBA

Public Policy

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


  • 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


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


  • 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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