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University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

The University of Maryland, School of Law was established in 1816 and began regular instruction in 1824. It is the third-oldest law school in the nation, but its innovative programs make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today. Maryland Law stands among five other professional schools on the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus. It has taken advantage of this location to become an integral part of the Baltimore-Washington legal and business community. It is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).


We offer introductory overview courses, supplemented by advanced courses and seminars that enable students to develop a deep understanding of subject areas. In-depth and interdisciplinary offerings in emerging areas of legal practice provide the opportunity to work with lawyers and law professors, as well as professionals from other fields, on issues that transcend traditional boundaries. The School of Law’s specialty programs attract top faculty and students from across the country, providing opportunities for in-depth scholarship and teaching. LL.M. students are required to specialize in an area of established expertise at the School of Law, ensuring they will develop expertise in their field of choice, including: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Law, Clinical Law, Cyber security and Crisis Management, Environmental Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property Law International & Comparative Law

The University of Maryland School of Law J.D. program develops the clarity of thought, precision and analytical skill that are the hallmarks of a successful lawyer. Our faculty is one of the best in the country. Small class sizes enable students to work in one-on-one settings with some of the country’s top law professors, in the classroom.

Why Hire Our Students & Graduates?
An education from Maryland Carey Law not only benefits our students, but also you as an employer looking to hire a legal professional. With a solid foundation in legal principals 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.


The Thurgood Marshall Law Library contains 4, 26,000 volumes of Anglo-American legal materials as well as an outstanding international and foreign law collection. Extensive collections of both primary sources and secondary materials such as treatises are available. The Library has also served as a selective depository for United States government documents since the 1970s, receiving many of the law-related documents that are published. Many electronic resources are available, including subscription access to legal and non-legal databases.


University of Maryland Francis King Carey
School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore,
MD 21201-1786
Phone: (410) 706-7214
Fax: (410) 706-4045 /
TDD: (410) 706-7714

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