University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is located in the heart of Baltimore. It benefits from a central location that allows students to easily work externships in Washington, D.C., at the Medicare headquarters in town, or at the courthouse down the street.

“This is a vibrant school with unmatched opportunities for experiential learning, a terrific faculty, an outstanding student body, and accomplished alumni who are engaged with our students,” said Donald Tobin, dean of Maryland Carey Law.

The school is one of the top law schools in the region for practical training, having earned a B+ from preLaw magazine. It combines a mix of clinics, externships and simulation courses. 

The school is nationally recognized for its law and healthcare program. But is a top school in the nation when it comes to several other practice area offerings as well — environmental law, intellectual property, trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, business and criminal law. 

The Women, Leadership, and Equality program is designed for women lawyers, giving students credit for classes on gender issues in the workplace and promoting leadership. 

University of Maryland is also a leader when it comes to public service. It ranked 10th in the nation for government jobs, 19th for public defenders/prosecutors, and No. 14 for landing students in clerkships. 


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75th Percentile1593.64
25th Percentile1543.26
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time$21,237$30,363
Living Expenses
Median grant$10000
Percent receiving grants80.00%
Estimated net tuition[field_estimated_net_tuition]
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 88.30%
NJ Employment[field_nj_employment_rate]
Bar Passage75.67%
Academic Profile
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Business, Corporate, Banking
Criminal Law and Procedure
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental/Natural Resource Law
Estate Planning
Family Law/Child & Family
Governmental Affairs and Regulations
Health Law
Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Public Interest/Social Justice
Public Policy
Real Estate Transactions
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trial Advocacy