Welcome Admitted Students

A Message from the Associate Dean for Admissions

Congratulations on your admission to Maryland Carey Law!

I welcome you on behalf of our entire community, and eagerly anticipate you joining us in August 2023.

Whether you plan to pursue traditional legal practice or set your sights on a corporate, non-profit, or entrepreneurial path, Maryland’s nationally-ranked specialty programs and abundant experiential learning opportunities in the second largest legal market in the country provide our students with a strong foundation to excel in their career. 

As you decide which law school to attend this fall, I encourage you to join us for our Admitted Student Events, including both virtual and in-person events. We also offer daily tours and weekly class visit opportunities. Lastly, we hope you check out our library of recorded material, including webinars, panels, a virtual tour, and more.  

Again, congratulations and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Warmest regards,
Matthew Gavin, Esq.
Associate Dean for Admissions

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Admitted Student Events

Admitted Student In-Person Visit Opportunities

Daily at 12:00 pm 
Join an admissions officer and/or current student for an in-person tour of the law school on Wednesdays and Fridays this summer. You must register at least 24 hours in advance. Register here.

We can also accomodate tours at alternate times upon request. Please email to request a tour at an alternate time.  

Admitted Student Welcome Night
Thursday, June 22 at 5:30 pm 
Join the Office of Student Affairs and Office of Admissions for an in-person Admitted Student Welcome Night taking place on Thursday, June 22 at 5:30 pm ET. The event will provide a chance to meet future classmates while participating in trivia and enjoying pizza and beverages. The winning team will also receive a prize. Register Here.

Admitted Student Virtual Events 

Registration information is forthcoming. However, expect the following virtual events to take place this winter/spring!

What to Expect 1L Year Faculty Q&A
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST; Registration Information Forthcoming 
Join Maryland Carey Law faculty to learn about 1L Year and what you should do to prepare for law school over the next month. This Zoom event will cover what a typical day looks like for a 1L student and address different topics such as first year classes, staying up-to-date on readings, the Socratic method, 1L extracurricular opportunities, exams, work-life balance, and the atmosphere at Maryland Carey Law. There will also be time for a Q&A at the end.

Community Events 

In Person

BLSA Banquet and Reception: Leading the Legacy
Friday, Febuary 24, 2023
Join BLSA members and alumni for the Annual BLSA Reception. More information forthcoming. 

Understanding Modern Constitutional Law: Perspectives from the Left, Right, and Center
Friday, February 24, 2023 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
On February 24, 2023, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will host Maryland Law Review's annual symposium centered on dissecting and analyzing the Supreme Court's recent activity and constitutional law as a whole. We will hear from a wide array of speakers who will focus on either specific opinions from the Supreme Court or pressing constitutional issues facing the public. 

Star Wars & Conflict Resolution
Thursday, March 2, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Space battles, Jawa yard sales, trade disputes, Jedi mind tricks, intergalactic diplomacy, personal squabbles, and negotiations with a light saber … when it comes to negotiation and conflict, the Star Wars movies have it all. This panel of experts in negotiation and conflict resolution analyze the complex personalities and conflict dynamics driving the saga, with lessons we can apply in our galaxy in our work as lawyers and mediators, and in our everyday lives. The panelists are authors of a new book, Star Wars & Conflict Resolution. If you long for insights about the “Jedi mind tricks” of mediators and negotiators, or if you are Star Wars fan, join us!

APALSA Reception: Raising the Bar: Empowering Change Through Diversity
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Join APALSA members for the annual APALSA reception. More information forthcoming.

Uneasy Alignments: The Mental Health Turn in the American Legal System
Thursday, March 16, 2023; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Please join the Maryland Journal of Health Care Law and Policy and the School of Social Work for our spring symposium held on March 16, 2023

Implementing Justice in Research
Thursday, March 30, 2023; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Law & Health Care Program invites you to attend the 2023 Stuart Rome Lecture, which was established at the law school in January 1984 to honor the memory of Stuart Rome, a prominent health law attorney, community activist, and art patron in the Baltimore area. We will be welcoming Leslie E. Wolf, JD, MPH, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. Professor Wolf is a leading national scholar in health law, public health and ethics, with a focus on research ethics, and her lecture will be entitled “Implementing Justice in Research.”

Decarceration: The Role of Law School Clinics

Friday, March 31, 2023; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
On March 31, 2023, the Clinical Law Program of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the school’s Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class will co-host a symposium on the roles of law school clinics, often working in partnerships with others, in representing incarcerated people in release proceedings, proposing and supporting decarceration reforms and thereby reducing prison populations. The Journal will publish selected papers of participants. The symposium will be part of the law school’s celebration of its 50 years of clinical education


Doctors’ Risks, Rights & Ethical Obligations When Providing Abortion Info 
Thursday, February 9, 2023; 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST; Register Here
The Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invites you to join us as we welcome Michele Oberman ,Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, as our first spring 2023 Rothenberg Speaker Series Guest. Professor Oberman will be sharing her presentation entitled "Against Silence: Doctors' Risks, Rights, and Ethical Obligations When Providing Abortion Information.

Aerial Surveillance, Baltimore Policing and the Fourth Amendment
Monday, February 13, 2023; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Join here
Join Judge Andre Davis ('78), Professor Chaz Arnett and Professor David Gray for a panel focusing on the June 2021 en banc decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle v. Baltimore Police Department. Local residents and Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots think-tank located, filed the lawsuit in 2020, challenging the Baltimore Police Department’s use of a new “Aerial Investigation Research” (AIR) program to conduct aerial surveillance over Baltimore. The plaintiffs argued that the AIR program amounted to “the most wide-reaching surveillance dragnet ever employed in an American city”—and therefore violated the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable government searches—because it used wide-area aerial surveillance from aircraft that operated over Baltimore for at least 40 hours a week and collected images of over ninety percent of the city. The Baltimore Police Department and its commissioner responded that the program did not violate the Fourth Amendment, although data from the AIR program could be used in crime-specific investigations and incorporated into case files for criminal prosecution purposes. They argued that tailored use of the program steered clear of Fourth Amendment concerns because the program would “not be used to seek out criminal activity” and could only be used to identify individuals when connected with other data sources because image resolution was limited to “one pixel per person.” A panel of the Fourth Circuit initially upheld the Baltimore Police Department’s use of the AIR program. In a later en banc decision, however, the court reversed the panel decision and held that “because the AIR program enables police to deduce from the whole of individuals’ movements, we hold that accessing its data is a search, and its warrantless operation violates the Fourth Amendment.” A short synopsis of the case and opinion is available from the ABA Journal. The full text of the decision is available here.

FDA Preemption, Judicial Activism & Public Health Implications
Thursday, April 20th at 4:00 pm; Register here
The Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invites you to join us as we welcome Ameet Sarpatwari, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Assistant Director of the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) within the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital, as our second spring 2023 Rothenberg Speaker Series Guest. Professor Sarpatwari will be sharing his presentation entitled " Mifepristone Wars: FDA Preemption, Judicial Activism, and Public Health Implications."

Orientation (Save the date!!)

Monday, August 14, 2023 - Friday, August 18, 2023 (Further details forthcoming)

Past Recorded Events

Virtual Tour

You can view a virtual tour of the law school done by two of our students here.

Recorded Virtual Events

Alumni Panel
Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST; View the Recording here. (Password: Admitted1!)
Join Maryland Carey Law alums for a discussion about their experiences at Maryland Carey Law, opportunities to work in DC during law school, Maryland Carey Law's national alumni network, and their careers. Below please find a tentative list of panelists:

  • Sebastian Kurian, Senior Counsel, Google (Seattle, WA)
  • Susan Ansari, Attorney, Executive Office for Immigration Review for the Department of Justice (Washington, DC)
  • Joseph Sweeny, Associate, Greenberg Traurig (New York, NY)
  • Lynnette Espy-Williams, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Cozen O'Connor (Washington, DC)
  • Maram Salaheldin, Senior Attorney, Clark Hill, PLLC (Washington, DC)

Clinical Law Panel and Q&A
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST; View the Recording Here (Password: Admitted1!).
Hear from the Director of Maryland Carey Law's top ten nationally ranked Clinical Law program as well as current students about the 18 clinics offered at Maryland, specific cases/stores from those clinics, and why clinic is important. Learn about why all students who begin law school at Maryland Carey Law as full-time students are required to complete one of the 18 different clinics offered.

Life in the Charm City and DC Opportunities Student Q&A
Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST; View the Recording Here (Password: Admitted1!).
Join Maryland Carey Law students for an overview of life in Baltimore and opportunities in DC.  They will discuss neighborhoods in Baltimore, activities to check out if you are in the area, and transportation options. They will also discuss commuting to and interning in DC, and what a typical day looks like for a student working in DC. Then, have your questions answered and meet future classmates in small breakout rooms.

Admitted Student Office Hours
Have questions for current students? Stop by student office hours on Zoom every Wednesday from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and speak with current Maryland Carey Law students. Email us at to join the Zoom!

Mock Class and Faculty Q&A
Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST; Register Here.
Join a Maryland Carey Law professor for a Mock Law School Class. This is a great opportunity to get a preview of what a class will look like during your first year of law school. You can find the class reading here. Plan to have your camera and microphone on during the class.

Housing Webinar
Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST; View the Recording Here (Password: Admitted1!).
Current students will host a Housing Q&A where they will discuss the pros and cons of living both on and off campus and share information about their experiences living in Baltimore. They will also answer questions regarding housing, living in the city, and student life at Maryland Carey Law.

Past In-Person Events

Admitted Student Days

Admitted Student Reception & Day 
Friday, March 24, 2023 (evening) - Saturday, March 25, 2023. Register Here.
We are hosting an Admitted Student Weekend featuring an Alumni and Admitted Student Reception on Friday, March 24th followed by Admitted Student Day on Saturday, March 25. Tenative Information is below: 

  • Friday, March 24th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Join Maryland Carey Law alumni, students, faculty and staff for a Welcome Reception at Brown Advisory Board in the Harbor East/Fells point neighborhood of Baltimore. Drinks and heavy hors d'ouvres will be served. This is a great opportunity to network and meet members of the legal community in the Baltimore-DC area.
  • Saturday, March 25th from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
    • Join Maryland Carey Law faculty, students, alumni and staff for an Admitted Student Day featuring brunch, an alumni panel, student Q&A, faculty breakout rooms and chat sessions, a resources fair, and a champagne toast and dessert reception. 

Admitted Student Preview Day
Friday, February 17, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Register Here
Learn about Maryland’s exceptional academic programs and hear the perspectives of current students, faculty, and administrators as they share what makes our law school unique.  Please find a tentative agenda for Admitted Student Preview Day below:

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Mock Class
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Faculty Panel
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Reception and Q&A with Current Students, Faculty, and Staff

Class Visits
Mondays, Thursday, and Fridays
Admitted students will have the opportunity to attend an in-person law school class this fall. This is a great way to experience a law school class prior to your 1L year and learn more about the Maryland Carey Law community in person. Class visits will take place from January 17 - April 14. We cannot accept walk-ins and you must register at least 24 hours in advance. See the class schedule below and Register Here:

Day Time Course Faculty Room
Monday 1:05 pm - 2:30 pm  Criminal Law Professor David Gray 107
Monday 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm  Law and Social Change Professor Leigh Goodmark 108
Thursday 1:05 pm - 3:05 pm  Reproductive Justice and the Law Professor Leslie Meltzer Henry 405
Friday 9:50 am - 11:50 am Property Professor Anne-Marie Carstens 107

We are also able to offer the following class visit on select dates. To register for this specific class, please email us at

Day Time Course Faculty Room
Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Business Associations Professor William Moon 205

If none of these classes/times work, please email us at and we would be happy to try to accomodate a class visit at a different time!

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