Dana Morris

Assistant Dean for Career Development




(410) 706-3880


(410) 706-0887

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  • BA. 1983, Boston University
  • JD, 1994, Syracuse University

Dean Morris leads the Career Development Office, overseeing all aspects of it services to students.  With more than 20 years of legal recruiting expertise, she manages the CDO team and the delivery of its career advising and recruitment programs, as well as leading its employer development and outreach efforts.   Before joining Maryland Carey Law, Dean Morris was the Director of the Career Planning Center at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.

Prior to entering law school administration, she was an associate at a general practice law firm in Peoria, Illinois.  In her previous career, Dean Morris  was chief manager of internal communications for Bank of Boston (now Bank of America) and  a marketing communications editor in corporate publications at The New England.  Dean Morris earned a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and a B.A. with honors from Boston University.  She participates in the AALS Section on Student Services and is an active member of the Washington Area Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA) and the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), where she served on its Board of Directors (2009-2011) and has held a variety of other leadership positions.  A frequent presenter, she has been recognized for her expertise involving legal recruitment, diversity pipeline efforts and expanding opportunities for women in the legal profession.