Maryland Carey Law

Honoring the Class of 2020

How students celebrated their achievement together.

Last spring, we were saddened to be prohibited from celebrating our graduating class with traditional events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we can’t wait to hold an in-person celebration when it is safe to do so. Meanwhile, we recognized our graduates in the moment with a special edition digital yearbook. Featuring student pages; messages from faculty, staff, and alumni; a photo album; and a complete listing of this year’s recipients of graduation awards and recognitions, the website is a collection of memories and inspiration honoring the unforgettable Class of 2020. Find the digital yearbook at

These are some voices from the yearbook. Enjoy the entire yearbook at

“With the COVID-19 crisis hitting in your final semester, you have faced challenges that no other class has seen, showing remarkable perseverance and adaptability.” -Dean Donald Tobin

“Your lives have been built for this moment in history.” -Prof. Michael Pinard

“You graduate with a set of skills that you can use to make people’s lives better.” -Prof. Leigh Goodmark

“It means the world to know the time and care that the professors have put into their courses both before and after the pandemic. They have always been there for us, and I would not be here without the wonderful professors we have at Maryland Carey Law.” -Bianca Spinosa ’20, JD

“Reflect upon your training — see the alternatives that are already there. Move forward – you will succeed.  While the times are challenging — what a wonderful opportunity to shine!” -Elva E. Tillman

“Thank you to Dean Edwards and all my professors for assisting me in tough times and challenging me to push myself to keep going.” -Amanda Ri’Chard ’20, MSL

“Thank you for your support and encouragements as I took small, yet profound, steps to become a young professional.” -Porter (Shi) Yang ’20, JD, UMB Student Commencement Speaker

“It was a privilege of a lifetime to have done my legal studies at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.” -Abraham NuQuay ’20, LLM