Maryland Carey Law is consistently lauded as one of the most diverse law schools in the nation. We attract students from a variety of backgrounds all over the world to add to our diverse student body. The 2020 entering class consisted of 35% students of color. Additionally, nearly 50% of our full-time faculty members are women and nearly 60% of our deans are women, people of color and/or members of the LGBTQ community.
It is the School of Law's institutional conviction that diversity of perspectives - shaped by economic or cultural background, by race, by gender, by sexual orientation, by disability and by philosophical outlook -- is an essential ingredient of the educational process. If the ideals of justice and the rule of law are to retain their power, then legal education must attract people who can challenge each other's ideas and perceptions and who can draw upon each other's strengths in resolving disputes and building consensus within a plurality of perspectives.