Celebrating the Class of 2021



The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will celebrate the graduating Class of 2021 during an online hooding ceremony on Friday, May 21 at 11am. Graduation details are available here.  

The program will feature remarks from University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce Jarrell; Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald Tobin; and select faculty and alumni. Day division class president Rebecca Carlone and evening division class president Edward Healy will also speak. 

“We are deeply proud of the members of the Class of 2021,” says Dean Donald Tobin. “They have faced unprecedented challenges and shown extraordinary resilience and dedication. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish as the next generation of lawyer leaders.” 

Maryland Carey Law, adds Tobin, is planning for an in-person ceremony later in the summer but will mark the moment at the usual time online because of COVID restrictions. 

The event will honor the traditional hooding ceremony, which dates back to medieval times, as graduates’ names are called individually by longstanding hooding speaker Prof. Michael Van Alstine. 

Additional commencement week festivities include a virtual toast for graduates hosted by the Maryland Carey Law School Club, and a celebratory Zoom following the Friday hooding event. 

On May 20, a special edition Class of 2021 digital yearbook will go live. The website will include individual student pages, messages from faculty and staff, and a listing of graduation awards. Family and friends are encouraged to make the yearbook extra special by leaving comments on graduates’ pages. 


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