Admitted

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 2024.

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 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

Contact Us

Our admissions team is here to assist you every step of the way, and we look forward to making the decision-making process easier as you learn more about our programs and services.

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    Seat Deposit 2: $500 due June 4 by 5:00 pm EST

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Housing

We have provided additional information about the different on-campus and off-campus housing options at Maryland Carey Law below:

  • Check out housing options near campus here.
  • UMB Housing information can be found here
  • Check out our VeryApt Housing Guide here.
  • VeryApt Apartment Listings Guide here.
  • Learn more about different Baltimore neighborhoods here

If you are looking for an alternative to the apartment buildings downtown or to find a roommate, we encourage you to join the Maryland Carey Law Class of 2027/2028 Facebook Group. Additionally, several incoming students created groups on other social media outlets to find law school roommates. You can also visit the UMB Housing Classifieds Facebook page and UMB Housing Classifieds website.

Admitted Student Events

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO VISITORS WILL BE PERMITTED FROM JULY 29 - AUGUST 2. THE LAW SCHOOL IS CLOSED DUE TO HOSTING THE UNIFIED BAR EXAM. 

Admitted Student In-Person Visit Opportunities

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

If you are unable to tour the law school on a Thursday, we would be happy to work around your schedule. Please email us at admissions@law.umaryland.edu so that we can schedule a personalized visit for you!  

Admitted Student Days

Admitted Student Reception & Day 
Friday, April 5, 2024 (evening) - Saturday, April 6, 2024
We are hosting an Admitted Student Weekend featuring an Alumni and Admitted Student Reception on Friday, April 5th followed by Admitted Student Day on Saturday, april 6th Tenative Information is below: 

  • Friday, April 5th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Join Maryland Carey Law alumni, students, faculty and staff for a Welcome Reception. 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. Register here.
  • Saturday, April 6th from 11:00 am - 3:00 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. Register here

Washington DC Admitted Student & Alumni Reception
Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm; Register here.
Join Maryland Carey Law admitted students and alums for a night of mingling and networking at Nelson Mullins (101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C., 20001) in Washington, DC. 

Admitted Student Preview Day

February 23, 2024 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

Admitted Student Virtual Events 

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

Alumni Panel
Thursday, January 18, 2024
View the Recording here. (Password: Admitted1!)
Maryland Carey Law alums discussed their experiences at Maryland Carey Law, opportunities to work in DC, the national alumni network, and their careers.

  • Jasmyn Allen; Agency Attorney at NYC Department of Education; New York, NY
  • Steve Kiehl;  Director, Legal at CNN; Atlanta, GA
  • Michelle McLeod; US Diplomat, Foreign Service Attorney at USAID; Manila, Philippines
  • Sarah Schuler; Associate, Covington & Burlington LLP; Washington, DC 

Clinical Law Panel and Q&A
Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST; Register here
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 7, 2024
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 via Q&A.

Housing Webinar
Thursday, April 25, 2023
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.

What to Expect 1L Year Faculty Q&A
Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST; Register here
Join Maryland Carey Law Vice Dean Professor Deborah Eisenberg 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. 

Community Events 

Please email us at admissions@law.umaryland.edu to register for any of the below community events.

In Person

The Crisis of Constitutional Democracy
Monday, January 8, 2024; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Presented by Antonia Baraggia (University of Milan and Distinguished Visiting Professor this spring) and Mark A. Graber. The program will discuss attacks on constitutional democracy in Poland, Hungary, the United States and Israel, as well as within the broader European Union, the prospects for continued constitutional democracy in those regimes, and the prospects of constitutional democracy in general across the globe. The event will be moderated by Associate Dean Peter Danchin.

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy: Uneasy Alignments
Friday, January 19, 2024; 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 
Join us for a publication event regarding a special Issue of the journal focusing on the uneasy alignments between legal systems and mental health interventions. The Issue stems from the Spring 2023 Symposium, which focused on the use of legal coercion to force compliance with mental health interventions across various areas, including child welfare, families, and criminal legal systems. The Symposium was co-sponsored by the School of Social Work Thursz Social Justice Lecture Series and the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy

Comparative Constitutional Democracy Colloquium
Wednesday, February 7, 2024; 8:45 am - 10:45 am 
"Regulating Parties by Constitutional Rules in Liberal Democracies,” presented by Catarina Santos Botelho (Public Law and Constitutional Law, Porto Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Portugal). 

The Tip of the Spear: Black Radicalism, Prison Repression and the Long Attica Revolt

Monday, February 12, 2024; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
The Gibson-Banks Center for Race and the Law will present this Anchor Event featuring Professor Orisanmi Burton who will discuss his recently released book, Tip of the Spear: Black Radicalism, Prison Repression, and the Long Attica Revolt (University of California Press 2023). Professor Michael Pinard (Faculty Director, Gibson-Banks Center), and Brandon Miller, 2L (Erek L. Barron Fellow, Gibson-Banks Center) will engage Professor Burton in conversation about the book, followed by Q & A.

APALSA Spring Reception: Illuminating the Legal Field
Thursday, February 15, 2024; 6:00 pm - 8:00 om EST
Please join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for its 15th Annual Spring Reception celebrating the theme: Illuminating the Legal Field, a mark of diversity and triumph in the face of adversity in the AAPI legal community. 

BLSA Banquet: Be You, Affirmatively You.
Friday, February 23, 2024; 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
The banquet will honor those who have created their own blueprint and broken barriers for themselves and for generations to come. This year we celebrate differences and embrace those who have stayed true to themselves in the face of adversity. We look forward to an evening of inspiration, connection, and celebration. The Hon. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be honored.

Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class - Equal Pay Act Lunch & Learn
Monday, February 19, 2024; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
The event is a precursor to the Symposium on the Equal Pay act on March 15th and will feature the Managing Director of the Women, Leadership, and Equity Program, Judge Pamela White, and Phoebe Wolfe, Associate at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC.

High Stakes: Legislating Cannabis in Maryland
Wednesday, February 21, 2024; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Guests from the Public Health Law Clinic will delve into the current General Assembly session and the pending legislation set to impact Maryland’s cannabis industry. Additionally, the Public Health Law Clinic will provide an overview of opportunities to work on cannabis legislation with the clinic.

SCOTUS, Ethics, and Legitimacy: A Conversation with Senator Feingold
Wednesday, February 21, 2024; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
ACS President and former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold will visit the Law School to discuss recent efforts to enforce an ethical code of conduct for the Supreme Court, along with broader topics concerning the Court's legitimacy, ranging from recent controversial decisions to their potential involvement in the 2024 Presidential election. Professor Graber will moderate the discussion, bringing perspectives from his recent research on the Fourteenth Amendment and its application to candidates for elected office who have taken part in an insurrection.

Three Narratives of Mental Health Chatbots: Salvation, Deception, and Harm Reduction
Thursday, February 29, 2024; 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Professor Pasquale will share his expert insights into the impact of artificial intelligence and generative AI on the provision of health care services.

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy Spring Symposium
Thursday, March 7, 2024; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
With a focus on Prescription Drug Regulation: Affordability, Constitutionality, and Accessibility, this Symposium promises to be informative and engaging. Featuring renowned speakers and experts in the field, the symposium offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into the latest developments and challenges in health care law and policy.

Comparative Constitutional Democracy Colloquium
Wednesday, March 13, 2024; 8:45 am - 10:45 am
“'Stopping Short of Striking Down,” presented by Aileen Kavanagh (Trinity College Dublin).

Meet and Greet with Bronx DA Darcel Clark
Thursday, March 14; 3:15 - 4:30 pm EST
The Bronx DA will be coming to campus to speak to our students and law school colleagues about opportunities for our students as well as the day-to-day work of the prosecutors in the Bronx DA. Please register and join us for a lively discussion and reception with the new Bronx DA Darcel Clark and members of her legal team.  

Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class Equal Pay Symposium: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act
Friday, March 15, 2024; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST 
Please join us as we discuss legislative initiatives around the Equal Pay Act at the state and federal level, current pay gaps in the private sector and what lawyers are doing to mitigate them, pay gaps pertaining to race and gender, and recent litigation efforts involving the Equal Pay Act. Our Symposium will feature a keynote address by Ms. Fatima Goss Graves, President of the Women's National Law Center

Anchor Event: Migration, Asylum and Border Policy
Monday, March 25, 2024; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
This event will give three perspectives on the issues of asylum in the country and at the border: Azadeh Erfani, Senior Policy Analyst with the National Immigrant Justice Center will speak to the national policy conversations in D.C. and elsewhere. Maryland Carey Law students from the Immigration Law and Policy Association will give on-the-ground observations from their spring break trip to the border in Tijuana, Mexico, and students from the Immigration Clinic will talk about their experience of representing asylum seekers in the Baltimore Immigration Court. The event will be moderated by Professor Maureen Sweeney, director of the Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice.

Litigating a Deportation Case Before a Federal Court of Appeals
Wednesday, March 27, 2024; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Students in the Federal Appellate Immigration Clinic litigate deportation and immigration detention cases before the federal circuit courts and the administrative Board of Immigration Appeals. At this special event, Dave Anguish (3E), Jackie Gitlin (3L), and Rafael Moreno (3L) who recently briefed and argued a case before the Second Circuit, will discuss their litigation experiences in a conversation moderated by Jess Grover (3L). This event is open to all students, faculty and staff and may be of special interest to those who wish to learn more about the clinic, appellate litigation, and immigration law.

Journal of Business and Technology Law: The Rise and Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Thursday, March 28, 2024; 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
This Symposium will provide two panels covering difficult questions and concerns surrounding the rapid and widespread use of Artificial Intelligence. The first panel discusses the implications of Artificial Intelligence on National Security and Cybersecurity, and the second panel explores the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Legal Personhood. 

Virtual

Constructing an Ethics Framework for AI in Biomedical Research

Thursday, January 18, 2024'; 4:30 - 5:30pm EST
The Law & Health Care Program is hosting Hastings Center President Vardit Ravitsky for a discussion about ethics and AI in Biomedical Research. Register here.

Prepare for 1L Year

Orientation

Orientation is mandatory and is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - Friday, August 16, 2024. Classes for 1L students will begin Monday, August 19, 2024. 

Students can apply for multiple external opportunities to prepare for law school. 

  1. AT&T Legal Scholars Program  - AT&T’s Legal Department, Lawrence & Bundy LLC, and Kilpatrick are now accepting applications for the 2024 program.  AT&T Legal Scholars is a two-day workshop intended to provide incoming 1Ls from backgrounds which are historically underrepresented in the legal profession with insight into the legal profession and the tools necessary to succeed in law school.  The program will take place virtually July 18 – July 19, 2024. More information can be found here. Apply here.
  2. BARBRI Law Preview -  Law Preview is an asynchronous self-guided law school prep course designed to give incoming students a running start heading into law school.  It contains over 30 hours of in-depth 1L instruction taught by law faculty.  It includes content that helps prepare students for the core 1L curriculum as well as skills modules aimed at building study habits and strategies for exam success. Scholarships for this program are provided by law firms who conduct OCI at Maryland Carey Law. Application information forthcoming. 

External Scholarships

You can submit applications for university and state scholarships and external scholarships, all of which have different deadlines depending on the scholarship. You can find additional external scholarships through AccessLex and Fastweb. Please be aware of all deadlines. For example, the LMJ Scholarship Program offers scholarships of $10,000 to first year students with an application deadline of April 14, 2024.

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    Develop effective practical abilities by combining classroom teaching with actual lawyering experiences.

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  • Experiential Learning

    Enhance your learning experience by participating in externships, clinics, or by representing Maryland Carey Law at writing competitions or on one of our many trial or moot court teams.

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