Employers

Recruiting Our Students

With a solid foundation in legal principles and writing skills, a commitment to experiential learning through clinics, fellowships, trial teams, and public service, as well as access to renowned degree programs in specialty areas, Maryland Carey Law students and graduates make exceptional candidates.

Recruitment Programs

  • Fall and Spring On-Campus Interviews & Regional Interview Programs
  • Washington Interview Program
  • National Law School Consortium (NLSC)
  • National Public Law School Alliance
  • Equal Justice Works Career Fair
  • Baltimore-Washington Public Service Recruitment Fair
  • Résumé Collections
  • Direct Contact postings through Symplicity

Symplicity

The Symplicity portal is our primary tool for organizing interview opportunities and posting jobs. Please create an account there to participate in recruiting activities.

Interviewing

Each year the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law hosts Fall and Spring Recruitment Programs. These programs include virtual and in-person interviews and résumé collections, and enable local, regional and national employers to hire our students for summer and permanent positions. Law firms, public interest and government employers alike participate in this program. Join the ranks of employers that have experienced great success hiring talented candidates through our recruiting programs.

Job Postings

To make your job posting available to our students and graduates, please submit it through Symplicity.

Symplicity Information

Employers may list an available position free of charge on the CDO’s Symplicity online job bank. 

  1. Create an account at https://law-umd-csm.symplicity.com/employers/?signin_tab=0
  2. Complete the requested information and you will receive an e-mail with your password as soon as your registration has been processed. 
  3. Follow the instructions below for submitting your job posting once you are logged into Symplicity. 
    • Choose [Jobs] from the toolbar at the top of the screen. 
    • Click the [Add New] button. 
    • Complete your posting and click [Submit]
  4. You may select Day Division students, Evening Division students, or alumni to see your posting. Students and alumni will respond by sending the requested application materials directly to the contact information you provide in the manner you choose: 
    • E-mail: If you select "E-mail," you will receive each applicant's materials via e-mail immediately. 
    • Accumulate online: This enables you to log into Symplicity and view the entire list of applicants as well as each applicant's specific application materials at any time. If you choose, you can print materials for the entire group or for select individuals. When you are ready to view applications, log into Symplicity and select "Student Resumes" from the "Jobs" section. 
    • Other: You may instruct applicants to apply via fax, mail, or your organization’s website. 

 

  1. Log in with your username and password.
    • If you do not remember your password, click on "Forgot Password"
    • If you are a first-time visitor, click on "Register" to create a new account.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on "OCI" and then "Request Schedule" to sign up for an interview schedule.
  3. There are different sessions to select when registering, so please make sure you are registering for the correct program and city. 

Employment Statistics

View current and past ABA and NALP employment reports.

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Employment Policies

Maryland Carey Law’s Career Development Office (CDO) follows the recruiting principles set forth by NALP, which establishes and guides best practices for the fair and ethical recruiting of law students by legal employers. 

The School of Law does not permit full-time law students to be employed more than 20 hours per week during the academic year and discourages facilitating employment of first-year, full-time (Day Division) students during their first academic year. The Career Development Office reserves the right not to post position listings that are inconsistent with its policies.

To facilitate hiring practices that comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Career Development Office encourages prospective employers that are recruiting students for unpaid positions to consult U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) guidelines

To determine whether UM Carey Law students may receive credit for externships, please see the School of Law’s Policy Statement on Externships. For additional information about externships, contact Crystal Edwards, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer in Law, cedwards@law.umaryland.edu.

Employers that post position listings in the CDO Job Bank are required to affirm that they will observe UMB’s non-discrimination policy. Additionally, the CDO seeks and obtains position listings from alumni, employer contacts, Internet job boards and third-party recruiters as a service to students and graduates.  While all position listings are verified prior to publishing to job-seekers, some listings from external sources do not include organizational employment non-discrimination policies. In these cases, the CDO encourages job-seekers to use contact information within the listings to review the organizational employment policies. Further, by posting position listings obtained from third parties and other external sources, the CDO does not represent that the organizations featured in the listings comply with UMB’s non-discrimination policy.


Grading Information

A+ 4.17 - 4.33
A 3.84 - 4.16
A- 3.50 - 3.83
B+ 3.17 - 3.49
B 2.84 - 3.16
B- 2.50 - 2.83
C+ 2.17 - 2.49
C 1.84 - 2.16
C- 1.50 - 1.83
D+ 1.17 - 1.49
D 0.84 - 1.16
D- 0.50 - 0.83
F Below 0.50
 

Top 1/2

Top 1/3

Top 1/4

Top 1/10

Class of 2022 Day*

3.32

3.46

3.53

3.72

Class of 2021Day*

3.35

3.47

3.53

3.72

Class of 2023Evening*

3.54

3.67

3.68

3.98

Class of 2022 Evening*

3.33

3.44

3.64

3.91

Class of 2021 Evening*

3.26

3.43

3.52

3.66

         

Class of 2020 Graduates**

3.32

3.49

3.59

3.744

Class of 2019 Graduates**

3.38

3.5109

3.5568

3.7298

Class of 2018 Graduates**

3.3430

3.48

3.56

3.80

*Class ranks for students who have not yet graduated are considered unofficial.  GPAs for currently enrolled students are calculated to the hundredths column (two decimal places).

**Calculation of class rank for graduating classes combines all Day Division and Evening Division students graduating in July, December and May.  GPAs for graduating students are calculated to the 4th decimal column (four decimal places) to avoid ties in class rank among graduating students when necessary (otherwise two decimal places).  This was implemented beginning with the Class of 2014 graduates.

 

Why hire our students and graduates?

Practice-Based Learning
Maryland Carey Law students and graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce because key to our educational efforts is providing abundant opportunities to participate in practice-based learning. All full-time J.D. students are required to provide access to justice for real-world clients through our Clinical Law Program, experiencing advocacy, litigation, public policy development, and many practical aspects of the law. In addition, due to our close proximity to D.C., students and graduates often obtain highly sought experience through internships, fellowships, clerkships, and faculty assistant positions working with all levels of government, research and nonprofit organizations, as well as a wide variety of private sector corporations. When hiring a Maryland Carey Law student or graduate, rest assured you are hiring an individual who understands the responsibility and dedication associated with the legal profession because they’ve experienced it for themselves. 

Public Service
Maryland Carey Law believes in bettering our communities by improving the quality of justice and access to the legal system. Developing future generations of lawyers that believe the same, means potential candidates bring those values to your law firm, organization, or business. Our students and graduates often get involved in public service through student organizations, clinics, our specialty programs, grant funded research opportunities, and community outreach in our surrounding West Baltimore neighborhoods.

Degrees & Programs
Maryland Carey Law’s degrees – J.D., dual J.D. programs, LL.M., and Master’s programs for non-lawyers – are each rigorous educational options that prepare students and graduates to be knowledgeable candidates in their chosen areas of the law. Our academic specialty programs and centers, many of which are nationally ranked, allow students to further focus their aptitude, working alongside the country’s foremost experts in topics such as health law, environmental law, dispute resolution, cybersecurity, patent law, business law, and more. We also make it a top priority to comprehensively prime J.D. and LL.M. participants to take and pass the Maryland Bar Exam.

Writing Curriculum
Writing and analysis are critical components of any legal career. Through Maryland Carey Law’s substantial writing curriculum, as well as five student-run journals and opportunities to compete in writing competitions, students and graduates have a solid foundation in research and writing techniques. Many have also completed publishable legal pieces.

Advocacy Opportunities
Advocacy skills are important for more than trial lawyers. Whether you are looking for employees in private practice, the judiciary, government, or business sector, Maryland Carey Law students and graduates offer confident presentation of ideas, effective writing, and strategic negotiation. These abilities are learned through our intensive curriculum in tactical advocacy skills combined with local, regional, and even national outlets to practice those skills on competitive trial teams, where they also learn practical skills such as working with a team and financial management. And through a tradition of support from the legal community, many of our graduates also continue to hone their advocacy skills by serving as mentors to Maryland Carey Law advocacy teams.

Contact Us

Career Development Office

500 West Baltimore Street, Suite 208 Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1786