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Maryland sees lowest July bar exam passage rate since 1997

Just 63 percent of those who took the Maryland bar exam in July passed the test, the lowest summer passage rate in the state in 18 years. RELATED: See who passed the test here. Both of the state’s law schools ...

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MSBA panel: Law grads must adapt to new employment realities

At a panel that aimed to address “the new reality” for law schools and their graduates, deans of the two local schools shared their strategies for helping law students navigate the legal job market and highlighted a joint legal incubator ...

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More Maryland law grads finding jobs, but still below national average

The percentage of Maryland law graduates who found jobs requiring a law degree ticked up this year but still lags behind the national trend, according to recently released American Bar Association data. Of the 610 members of the 2014 graduating classes at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law, 57.2 percent were employed ten months later in positions that require a JD, compared to 64.1 percent of law grads across the nation. But that’s still an improvement over last year, when about 54 percent of local law school graduates from the class of 2013 had jobs that required them to be lawyers.

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Law students partner with Swiss organization to track war criminals

A fellow at the University of Baltimore School of Law's Center for International and Comparative Law, Alexandra Rickart spent over a month delving into the criminal history of a convicted war criminal and writing a detailed profile as part of a partnership between the law school and TRIAL, or Tracking Impunity Always, a Swiss nongovernmental organization that tracks and publishes information on those who are alleged to have committed genocide, torture or other war crimes. Students began working on the project — called TRIAL Watch — last fall, and Rickart is one of five students at the center who are participating this semester.

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