Student Groups

The School of Law currently has more than 40 registered student organizations, reflecting the varied interests of our students and providing opportunities for everyone, regardless of background, to get involved. Several student groups arrange mentoring programs and match first-year students with second- or third-year students or working professionals. Others coordinate résumé writing workshops, guest speaker forums, networking opportunities, or law-related charitable efforts that benefit the community. Some of these student organizations include:

  • Asian/Pacific-American Law Student Association
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • Latino/a Law Students Association
  • Military and Veterans Student Organization
  • OutLaw
  • Parents Attending Law School
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Thurgood Marshall Trial Team

The Thurgood Marshall Trial Team is the BLSA trial team where students will learn the art of advocacy and competes at regional and national trial competitions.  In 2020, the trial team took first place at the National Black Law Students Association Mid-Atlantic Region’s Mock Trial Competition in Philadelphia.  Learn more here

Baltimore Outreach for Student Success

Baltimore Outreach for Student Success (BOSS) strives to establish a deeper connection between Maryland Carey Law and the Baltimore City community by developing long-term relationships between youth in the Baltimore City Teen Court program and students of the law school. Law students connect with and mentor students in the Teen Court program, providing students with resources to aid in their success. BOSS members serve as Teen Court facilitators throughout the year, while partnering with a variety of student and community organizations to host panels, workshops, and other engaging events connected to the organization's mission.

Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class

This student-run academic journal provides a forum for academics, judges, and practitioners to engage in a scholarly discussion of legal issues pertaining to race, religion, gender and class. The Journal is dedicated to fostering intellectual discourse on issues at the intersection of public policy and the law, as well as analyzing the effects of law, policy and judicial decision on different religious, racial, ethnic, economic and social groups.

In 2019, the journal published article on education law and policy at the margins, nativism in immigration, and more.

Community Merchant Access Program

The Community Merchant Access Program at UMB connects small businesses owned by people of color, women, and immigrants to procurement opportunities with UMB, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), and other universities and corporations.  Nearly 30 local businesses from marginalized populations are part of UMB’s supply chain, with the vast majority of the business owners being people of color. This initiative includes the Local Food Connection, where participating small businesses receive access to training, technical assistance, marketing support, and other resources to help them sell food or provide catering services