The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has a new dean for the first time in eight years, and she's a familiar face at the institution.
This spring marks the end of Donald Tobin’s eight-year tenure as dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Tobin joined the law school at time of great turmoil, both internally, as the 2008 recession led to significant declines in law school enrollment, and externally, as Baltimore confronted a legacy of […]
After eight years as dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Donald Tobin will step down at the end of this academic year.
Clinics designed to assist low-income Marylanders with tax disputes can offer legal guidance on state as well as federal issues under a new law the General Assembly passed earlier this year. For Donald B. Tobin, dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a key champion of the new legislation, […]
One of Maryland’s two law schools saw a rise in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, while the other stayed level with last year’s ranking. The numbers were released Tuesday.
The deans of Maryland’s two law schools and former law students addressed a Senate panel Wednesday in support of a bill that would funnel state funds into programs at both schools to support incoming students from the state’s historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs. Senate Bill 435, sponsored by Sens. Charles E. Sydnor III, […]
Although most students at Maryland’s two law schools go on to hold jobs that require bar passage, a small but not insignificant percentage of Maryland law graduates wind up in so-called J.D. Advantage jobs, positions for which bar passage is not required but for which a juris doctor degree provides a distinct advantage. Nearly 14% of 2018 […]
In Maryland’s first year using the Uniform Bar Examination, both the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore law schools saw a significant improvement in bar passage rates.
Faculty and staff levels have remained steady at Maryland’s two law schools, though recent retirements mean both will be looking to hire in the next year, the schools’ deans said. The University of Baltimore School of Law reported 61 full-time faculty members during the 2017-18 academic year and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School […]
The bar exam that would-be Maryland attorneys sat for last month — and that future bar applicants will take — was different from those taken by their forebears. Gone from the two-day test offered twice annually are essay questions related specifically to Maryland law and procedure. Maryland-specific questions are now asked separately, online, in a […]