Md. July bar exam pass rate holds steady; number of test-takers lowest in 30 years
For the third year in a row, 63 percent of those who took the summer Maryland bar exam passed – but the number of people who sat for the exam was the lowest in 30 years. The number of people who took the bar exam in July, 1,045, was about 200 less than the number […]
UM law school stands by professor who sent controversial email
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is standing by one of its professors who resigned from his position as a mock trial coach to undergraduate students after accidentally forwarding an email referring to Latino students as “mediocre.” Mark Graber sent an email to students in his mock trial class at the […]
Attorneys become adjunct law professors for enjoyment, opportunity to give back
Whether it’s teaching specialized courses in their area of practice or stepping in to run a core, first-year course when there are not enough full-time faculty, adjunct professors are a staple at Maryland’s law schools. “We couldn’t do without them,” said Ronald Weich, dean of University of Baltimore School of Law. “They’re a hallmark of […]
Georgetown Law to accept GRE for admission
The number of law schools accepting an alternative to the LSAT continues to grow.
February bar exam passage rate lowest since 1971
For the first time in 15 years, less than half of the people who took the Maryland bar exam passed, according to results from the February test released this week. Of the 560 people who took the test, only 233 passed, for a total of 42 percent. By comparison, 616 people took the February 2016 […]
BGE’s Butler to deliver UM Carey Law Commencement address
Calvin G. Butler will deliver the keynote address to graduating students May 19.
Maryland law schools hold steady in U.S. News rankings
After rising in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings for two years in a row, the University of Baltimore School of Law tied at No. 112 on this year’s list, along with five other law schools. The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, meanwhile, held steady as a […]
Program allows vacating of failure-to-appear warrants in Baltimore
Individuals who have active failure-to-appear warrants on misdemeanor offenses in Baltimore will have the opportunity to vacate the warrants and get a new court date scheduled through a program by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s Access to Justice Criminal Defense Clinic. The FTA Second Chance Program will run weekdays in […]
UM Carey Law, OPM partner to offer discount for federal employees
Federal employees and their spouses who are admitted to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law’s master's programs will receive a 10 percent tuition discount under an agreement announced Tuesday.
UM Carey Law launches online master’s degree programs
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has announced two new online master’s degree programs — one in cybersecurity law and one in homeland security and crisis management law — designed for working professionals who do not have a law degree. Courses for the two programs will begin in February and will […]
Md. law schools see slight improvement in bar exam passage rates
For the second straight year, about 63 percent of those who took the Maryland bar exam in July passed the test, the first indication that the recent downward trend in the passage rate might be coming to an end. In another positive sign for the state’s two law schools, the portion of graduates of the […]
New law school courses, clinics delve into criminal justice issues
As conversations about police conduct, racial disparities and flaws in the criminal justice system have been taking place in Baltimore and around the country, colleges and universities have launched courses aimed at examining the root causes of these societal issues and encouraging students to look for solutions. That includes the city’s two law schools, which […]