Maryland Carey Law School Club

Members of the Maryland Carey Law School Club (MCLSC) are philanthropic leaders committed to sustaining the law school’s ability to educate future lawyers and leaders. Donors who give $1,000 or more during the fiscal year (July 1–June 30) become members of the Maryland Carey Law School Club.

Members of the Club receive extended invitations to special events like the annual family-friendly crab feast, networking opportunities, quarterly newsletters apprising them of current developments, the Champagne Toast, and exclusive information on new opportunities and achievements of the law school.  

Alumni who graduated within the last decade have a unique and affordable opportunity to turn a donation to Maryland Carey Law into an ongoing enrichment and networking opportunity with peers and other professionals.  

Through special events and outreach, recent graduates have exclusive opportunities to engage with leaders in the Maryland Carey Law School Club.  By making a gift, recent graduates are granted access to network with alumni, senior faculty, administrators, and leaders in our philanthropic community.  Membership is renewable on an annual basis (July 1- June 30) and tiered as follows:

Alumni Classes 2014 - 2013 ~ $800 and above
Alumni Classes 2017 - 2015 ~ $400 and above
Alumni Classes 2023 - 2018 ~ $100 and above
Current Students ~ $1 and above

For more information on the MCLSC and to learn more ways to stay involved at Maryland Carey Law, please contact Yary Lim, Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship at or 410-706-2147.

Membership Levels

Founders’ Society




Dean’s Circle




 Specific benefits include:

  • Invitations to regional gatherings such as receptions and dinners with other members and Maryland Carey Law leadership.
  • Periodic email announcements of major law school news and milestones.
  • Special publications and recognition at events and media.
  • Invitations to lectures and seminars led by distinguished faculty members.

MCLSC Committee Co-Chairs

Together these loyal members of the Maryland Carey Law School Club (MCLSC) will help to energize and lead the law school club in the years to come. Please join me in welcoming our 2022-2024 Co-Chairs of the Maryland Carey Law School Club and thank them for their commitment and service.  They represent the best that our alumni community offers and are eager to share with you why they are continually inspired to give back to Maryland Carey Law and support our law students. 

Joanne Pollak, ’76, Retired General Counsel, The Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Medicine; formerly, Partner, Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper): I support Maryland Carey Law School in several ways – the Women, Leadership & Equity Program, the new Donald B. Tobin Professorship Endowment and the MCLSC. I came to the Law School in 1973 and benefited from the School’s courses in the emerging area of health care law and the support for women lawyers who were a new phenomenon in the law. With the School’s help, I became one of the first women joining a major Maryland law firm and creating a new health care department within the firm. I believe it is essential to support the Law School with its unique tripartite missions of law, practice and citizenship.

Barry Herman ’99, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP: I am a member of the Maryland Carey Law School Club because I greatly value the education I received and want the school to continue to excel.  I was a newlywed when I entered law school and my wife and I paid for law school without help from my parents.  I chose Maryland in part because in-state tuition was so reasonable; I had no idea the professors would be so great.  I learned so much from my experience in the clinic, from adjunct professors at the top of their field, and I also received incredible support from the Career Development Office.  I love the law school and am proud that it has continued to graduate well-rounded, diverse attorneys who are equipped to become leaders in Maryland and throughout the country. 

Xochitl Strohbehn ’09, Partner, Venable LLP:
I joined the Maryland Carey Law School Club because I viewed it as a unique opportunity to contribute something to the law school.  I chose Maryland because of the culture, and I hope it will always have an amazing culture where students collaborate more than they compete.  I also hope that, by giving back, current and future students will have the opportunity to begin developing the skills that will serve them well throughout their careers.  I am a proud Maryland alumna and thrilled to be part of this club.  I hope you join, too! 

Letam Duson ’13, Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor: I support Maryland Carey Law at the MCLSC level because I want to support the current law school students to ensure that they can benefit from the mentorship, litigation training, and other vast resources I was able to access that have enhanced my career and the legal profession as a whole.