How do I find out what method my professor is using to teach my class online? (Updated 03.20.2020)
Faculty members will notify their students about the online teaching methods. If you have not heard from a particular faculty member by the day before the class is to be held, send an email to Assistant Dean Crystal Edwards –

Will online classes be recorded? (Updated 03.20.2020)  
Yes, we have asked all faculty to record classes for the remainder of the semester.

Will we be switching to a pass/fail grading structure? (Updated 03.20.2020)
The administration and the faculty are discussing options for handling grades this semester. Some schools have already announced changes in their grading policies. So far, these primarily involve expansion of pass/fail options. Because we are well aware that grades are of great importance to students, we want to be sure we take all relevant considerations into account before a decision is made. We ask your patience and expect to have a decision by the end of next week.

When will we be registering for Fall 2020 classes? (Updated 03.20.2020)
We will register MSL students for Fall 2020 classes in late April.  You will receive an update with the fall semester schedule by mid-April.

What should I do if I traveled out of Maryland for spring break? (Updated 03.20.2020)
Access to the law school building in Baltimore and the College Park campus is restricted to a limited number of essential personnel at this time. Classes and exams will be conducted remotely for the remainder of the semester so there is no need for you to return to campus. Otherwise, we recommend you follow the guidelines being set forth by the state to practice social distancing and limit your exposure to others.

What should I do if I lack the technology, internet access, or appropriate workspace to complete the semester remotely? (Updated 03.20.2020)
You should contact Dean Crystal Edwards –

What is the status of graduation? (Updated 03.20.2020)
May 2020 campus commencement has been canceled and we are postponing the law school hooding until a future date to be determined. We are currently exploring ways to celebrate and honor our 2020 graduates virtually and welcome suggestions from you as to what that could look like.

What should I do if I need assistance during this time and I’m not currently under the care of a clinician at the Student Counseling Center? (Updated 03.20.2020) 
The UMB Student Counseling Center (SCC) website includes updates, self-care apps, how to find another provider, and other resources: If you have the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), it covers tele-therapy at no cost through Better Help.

What should I do if I need immediate counseling assistance? (Updated 03.20.2020) 
Please call (410) 328-8404 and choose option 7 to access the After Hours Crisis Service.

If you are experiencing a life threatening mental health emergency, please call 911 or UMB police at (410) 706-3333. You can also contact Baltimore City Crisis Response at (410) 433-5157 or Baltimore County Crisis Response at (410) 931-2214. Other counties are listed on our Crisis Care Resources page.

What is the status of federal loan exit counseling sessions for graduating students? (Updated 03/20/2020)
The financial aid officers will follow up with you so that you can fulfill that requirement.

When will 2020-2021 financial aid award offers for returning students be available on SURFS? (Updated 03/20/2020)
At the end of the spring term.

Can I still schedule an appointment with a career counselor? (Updated 03/20/2020)
Yes, Associate Dean Bahamonde-González is advising students via telephone appointments, videoconference and email. You can request a counseling appointment by emailing him at

If your question has not been answered above, please contact the Assistant Dean Crystal Edwards –  or Associate Dean José Bahamonde-González (