Greetings to the Maryland Carey Law community. My name is Howard Kurman, and I am honored to begin my service as chair of the Board of Visitors. I am a proud graduate of the Class of 1975 and have served on the board since 2014.
In early March, I hosted an alumni event at my firm, Offit Kurman, for Double Terps like myself who attended the University of Maryland, College Park for undergrad and went on to Maryland Carey Law for their legal education. None of us could anticipate that just a few weeks later the school would need to shift its entire operation to a remote format, postpone Alumni Weekend, and cancel all other inperson programming indefinitely. Like many of you, I looked forward to celebrating my reunion this year and connecting with friends and classmates, old and new. The world had a different plan, and the festivities are on hold.
The Board of Visitors has continued to conduct its meetings virtually, but we all miss that in-person connection, chatting with students and faculty in the halls, and getting together at alumni receptions and other community events. We are all facing challenges, personally and professionally. While I do not know what the future has in store, I am confident in the strength of the Maryland Carey Law community and know we will persevere. I welcome you to reach out to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (410-706-2070 or email@example.com) with any ideas, thoughts, or concerns.
I thank you all for your continued support of our students, our faculty, and our law school. Now more than ever the next generation of Maryland Carey Law alumni will need our guidance and mentorship, and I know we are up to the task.
I am wishing each of you good health, and look forward to seeing you, whether it be on a Zoom webinar or in-person, when the time is right.
Howard K. Kurman ’75
Chair, Board of Visitors
“I am humbled to have this opportunity to help guide a distinguished institution like Maryland Carey Law through our current times. More than ever, our state and nation needs leaders who are well-grounded legally and academically – and who can embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. I look forward to working with Chairman Kurman, the board and the entire Maryland Carey Law community in positioning our great school for the future.”
Tamika Tremaglio ’95
Vice Chair, Board of Visitors