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YOU ARE â€Ś University of Baltimore School of Law law.ubalt.edu CURIOUS INSPIRED Inspiring tomorrow’s lawyers. Greetings from the UB School of Law! We’re proud to introduce you to our school, to the rigorous, fast-paced legal education we provide and to our brand-new, state-ofthe-art law center in which that education takes place. Our extraordinary, light-filled facility makes a physical statement about this law school’s vision for the future: We aim to prepare students for the 21st-century legal marketplace, and we continue to innovate to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving profession. For 88 years, the University of Baltimore School of Law has been graduating excellent, practice-ready lawyers. Our students’ success is measurable: Last year, UB ranked 23rd in the nation in the percentage of students employed at graduation. And of the nine law schools in our region, UB ranked third in the percentage of graduates passing the Maryland bar exam in July 2012, behind only George Washington and Georgetown universities. Dean Ronald Weich with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Our world-class faculty grounds students in the rigorous study of legal doctrine and contemporary legal theory. Meanwhile, from an early stage of their careers here, UB students confront the real-world challenges of legal practice by participating in our nationally recognized law clinics and externships throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region. The UB law school trains students to write, reason and advocate as lawyers. An education from the UB School of Law equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to attain your professional goals and to help expand access to justice in our community and around the world. Thank you for your interest in UB. Please visit us in our new building, feel free to ask us questions and take the time to find out if UB is the right law school for you. Ronald Weich Dean University of Baltimore School of Law / 3 “The great thing about the evening program—since all of us work, all of us have families, all of us have to deal with the same deadlines—[is] we have a great support system to make sure we get through this together.” 4 / law.ubalt.edu Douglas Nivens II, J.D. ’14 B.A., UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY DEDICATED Lay your foundation. At the University of Baltimore School of Law, faculty teach, mentor, inspire and guide you. With distinguished credentials and wide-ranging experience, they are scholars, judges and practitioners dedicated to you and to your legal education. Our law center is a model of innovative architecture. With a LEED Platinum certification pending for its exceptional energy-efficient features, it is both sustainable and forward looking. You will learn the law in energizing classrooms full of natural light and leading-edge technology. These dynamic spaces enhance engagement and collaboration among students, faculty and staff, producing leaders in the legal community. Ground your legal education in Year One, then pursue a customized course of study to meet your career goals. Your UB School of Law education begins in your first year with a firm grounding in the doctrinal and theoretical foundations of law. In subsequent years, you can focus your studies through one of our nine concentrations or six dual-degree programs. Each concentration requires you to participate in at least one experiential course or activity, through which you’ll apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world setting. Dual-degree programs allow you to take an interdisciplinary approach to the law while working toward an additional graduate degree. Need more options? Combine courses to build your own individualized curriculum. CONCENTRATIONS Estate Planning A concentration in estate planning focuses on methods to dispose of estates by will, life insurance and inter vivos arrangements while considering resulting tax and administrative problems. In this concentration, you will learn estate law and gather and analyze facts to plan and draft wills, trusts and related documents. You can gain practical experience in courses like the Planning for Families and Seniors Workshop. Business Law Family Law The business law concentration allows you to enroll in courses ranging from taxation and banking to international trade and finance. You’ll apply your classroom learning to one of several experiential courses, such as the Community Development Clinic or the Attorney Practice Internship. The family law concentration focuses on marriage, divorce and annulment. You will learn about support obligations in the family, intrafamily litigation, separation agreements, premarital controversies (antenuptial agreements and contracts of marriage), the legal position of married women, intrafamily tort liability, child custody, adoption, alimony, property disposition and jurisdiction. Apply the concepts you’ve learned in class to your work in the Family Law Clinic or Mediation Clinic for Families. Criminal Practice A concentration in criminal practice expands upon what you learn in the mandatory survey class in criminal law, allowing you to explore 6 / law.ubalt.edu constitutional, evidentiary and procedural issues. You have multiple options to gain experience in the practice of criminal law, including the Criminal Practice and Innocence Project clinics and a range of externships. You can also take a seminar—a limited-enrollment course with a maximum of 20 students per section—that allows you to focus on current issues related to criminal law. Intellectual Property Real Estate Practice J.D./M.S. in Criminal Justice The intellectual property concentration includes courses that focus on trade secrets, patents, copyrights and trademarks. Coursework also addresses the policies underlying the protection of intellectual property and compares the different ways intellectual property can be used to protect commercial interests in technology and the arts. You can fulfill the experiential requirement with an externship or by participating in either the Cardozo-BMI Entertainment and Communications Moot Court Team or the Saul Lefkowitz Brand Names Foundation Moot Court Team. The real estate practice concentration offers in-depth study of various issues in real estate law. Core courses cover land use and real estate finance. From there, you can choose from such electives as construction law, environmental law and local economic development. Participating in the Community Development Clinic allows you to practice the skills you learn in the classroom and to gain experience in real estate law. The joint J.D./M.S. in Criminal Justice program combines the Juris Doctor with study of the criminal justice system. Criminal justice students come from many backgrounds, including law enforcement, field administration, planning, research and casework, allowing you to gain insight into the criminal justice system not only from faculty, but from your classmates as well. International Law J.D./LL.M. in Taxation The international law concentration focuses on the nature and sources of international law; procedures for handling disputes; sanctions; the roles of individual, state, regional and world organizations; the law of the sea and space; and an analysis of current challenges. You can choose from a range of experiential options in this concentration, including serving in externships, becoming a Center for International and Comparative Law student fellow or participating in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. If you have an interest in taxation, you can pursue both a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws in Taxation at the UB School of Law. The LL.M. degree can be earned by taking as few as 15 additional credits in the graduate tax program. Litigation and Advocacy The litigation and advocacy concentration focuses on the tools needed for a successful career in the courtroom. In required courses, you will learn about federal and state rules of evidence, the process of litigation, and how to counsel and craft written and oral advocacy for your clients. Elective courses allow you to examine more in-depth issues, and a range of clinical offerings encourages you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom. Public Service A concentration in public service allows you to select one of two subspecialties: public interest and individual rights or government service and regulatory institutions. Each subspecialty includes an externship or clinical requirement, such as the Innocence Project or Civil Advocacy clinics. Learn more about your concentration options at law.ubalt.edu/concentrations. DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS J.D./M.B.A. Through this joint program, you can earn a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration degree in an integrated sequence of courses over three to four years. The M.B.A. program, offered by UB’s Merrick School of Business, is accredited by AACSB International. Online M.B.A. courses deliver flexibility and convenience. J.D./M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management This dual J.D./M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management provides you with in-depth understanding of what conflict is, why it happens and how to manage it. The M.S. program in UB’s College of Public Affairs will teach you how to facilitate understanding, mitigate destructive aspects of conflict, and mediate and implement structured resolutions. J.D./Ph.D. or M.P.P. in Public Policy This dual degree is ideal if you are interested in using your law degree to influence public policy. The graduate program is offered at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Learn more about dual-degree programs at law.ubalt.edu/dualdegree. J.D./M.P.A. The Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration program is ideal if you want to work in federal, state or local government agencies as well as in nonprofit or quasi-governmental organizations. The M.P.A. program in UB’s College of Public Affairs is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Online M.P.A. courses provide you with flexibility and convenience in this dual-degree program. FACT: In your first semester, skills training is wrapped into your criminal law, torts or civil procedure course. Introduction to Lawyering Skills integrates legal analysis, writing and research skills as you learn about a particular area of the law in a class of about 20 students taught by faculty, practitioners and teaching assistants. University of Baltimore School of Law / 7 Passage rates for UB School of Law graduates taking the Maryland Bar Examination for the first time ub law graduates 85% ub law graduates 81% ub law graduates 78% statewide average 81% statewide average 71% statewide average 67% february 2012 8 / law.ubalt.edu july 2012 february 2013 First summer, first hands-on experience. At UB, opportunities for practical experience are woven throughout your education, beginning with your first summer. UB’s Experience in Legal Organizations program provides you the opportunity to intern on a volunteer basis in a legal setting during the summer after your first year of law school. For almost 20 years, EXPLOR has been placing students in government agencies, judges’ chambers, law firms and publicinterest and nonprofit organizations to gain valuable legal experience. Flexible hours take into account your summer work and class schedules as well as personal responsibilities. Some past EXPLOR placements have included: • Maryland state trial courts • Maryland state appellate courts • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland • Maryland Office of the Public Defender • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission • Social Security Administration • Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services • House of Ruth Maryland • Epilepsy Foundation • law firms across a range of practice areas. Put your legal education to work. We encourage you to take advantage of various opportunities throughout your second and third years of law school to gain experience and credit toward your law degree. Externships are supervised by a licensed attorney or judge and are combined with a classroom component, which allows you to discuss your experiences and observations about the application of theory in the field with your classmates. Because experiential learning is at the heart of the UB School of Law’s curriculum, class schedules are flexible to accommodate these hands-on placements. After your first year, you can combine day and evening classes to create a customized law school experience that matches your goals and ambitions. University of Baltimore School of Law / 9 “[ The EXPLOR program] was a huge selling point because I don’t think there’s another school … that offers that opportunity to [its] students.” STAT: In summer 2013, 170 students participated in the EXPLOR program. 10 / law.ubalt.edu Benjamin Bor, J.D. ’14 Ben was a judicial intern with Judge Audrey J.S. Carrion, J.D. ’84, at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in an EXPLOR placement after his first year of law school. B.A., OBERLIN COLLEGE MOTIVATED Megan Burnett, J.D. ’14 B.A., UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO INVOLVED “I [am] a summer associate at Miles & Stockbridge in Baltimore. That opportunity came along through the On-Campus Interviewing Program. In the fall, [the Law Career Development Office] brings big firms and big government agencies to campus to interview students, and the staff is there for you day and night—weekends, even—with advice to help you through the choices you might need to make.” University of Baltimore School of Law / 13 “I was lucky enough to land a summer internship with the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice. I saw how criminal procedure and constitutional law intersect in the real world. This opportunity allowed me to expand my knowledge about publicinterest careers available today, to hone my legal skills by working with some of the government’s best attorneys and to make great contacts within the Department of Justice.” STAT: During the 2012-13 academic year, 222 students participated in the UB School of Law’s externship program. 14 / law.ubalt.edu John Baber, J.D. ’14 M.A., UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA B.A., GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY DRIVEN UB law’s clinical education: students representing clients. The clinical program at the UB School of Law is nationally recognized as a leader in the field. Under Maryland Rule 16, students in our eight clinics are sworn in and allowed to represent clients under the supervision of our worldclass clinical faculty. When you enroll in the clinical program, you learn to be a lawyer in a way you couldn’t through classroom work alone. You will meet with clients, research their cases and plan how best to help them reach their goals. Once you have completed 30 hours of law school coursework, including certain prerequisites, you are eligible to apply for a clinic placement, which is determined by lottery. CLINICS AT THE UB SCHOOL OF LAW In the Civil Advocacy Clinic, you will represent low-income clients in civil litigation. Caseloads are diverse, touching on many areas of civil practice, including housing, consumer rights, education and public benefits. Under faculty supervision, you will engage in the full range of activities involved in representing clients in litigation. The clinic also takes part in law reform projects to enhance civil legal policy and practice that affect low-income families and children. The Community Development Clinic provides a wide variety of transactional legal services to and advocacy for historically underserved communities in Baltimore. You will provide legal representation—about matters including business formation, operations and financing, land use and real estate acquisition—to community associations, nonprofit organizations and small-business owners. The Criminal Practice Clinic offers you the opportunity to practice criminal law in Maryland’s trial courts. You will prosecute or defend people charged with a range of crimes, including assault, drug- and alcohol-related offenses, disorderly conduct and theft. 16 / law.ubalt.edu In the Disability Law Clinic, you will represent patients in involuntary civil commitment hearings within the Sheppard Pratt Health System. You will engage in client interviews and counseling, medical record file review, and case preparation and development. Representation culminates with an administrative hearing. Family Law Clinic students learn multidimensional lawyering through litigation, legislative advocacy and community education. You will serve as a lawyer for the clinic’s clients, who seek civil protection orders due to domestic violence and in family matters, including divorce, child custody, child adoption and child support. Immigrant Rights Clinic students represent low-income immigrants in Immigration Court, in Maryland District Court and before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services. Caseloads are diverse, as are the clinic’s clients. During your clinical experience, you will touch on many areas of immigration practice—asylum law, trafficking protection, protection for battered immigrants, family reunification and naturalization—while representing clients from all over the world. As a student in the Innocence Project Clinic, you will defend those who claim they have been wrongly convicted. You will review records, interview clients and witnesses, conduct legal research, devise investigative strategies, draft pleadings and argue motions under the supervision of an experienced criminal defense attorney. You will develop an understanding of the post-conviction process and of issues such as eyewitness identification, forensic evidence and police interrogation methods. As a student in the Mediation Clinic for Families, you will collaborate with the court system and with a variety of Maryland legal organizations to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities in this expanding practice area. You will represent clients in the mediation process, co-mediate family law disputes and engage in projects designed to improve the practice of family mediation. EXAMPLES OF CLINIC PROJECTS Students in the Civil Advocacy Clinic provided testimony before the Maryland General Assembly, which contributed to the passage of a bill to prohibit landlords from engaging in illegal evictions. Students also argued an unemployment insurance case before the Court of Special Appeals and won numerous cases in trial and administrative courts, where they defended clients against wrongful evictions and debt-collection proceedings and helped secure public assistance. international custody and adoption matters involving parents in Japan and El Salvador, and drafted a third-party custody complaint in a same-sex relationship. Community Development Clinic students helped grassroots organizations fight gentrification, make economic development more equitable and create businesses that promote social justice. Immigrant Rights Clinic students litigated asylum and other immigration cases and also worked on legislation to improve immigrant rights in Maryland. Students in the Criminal Practice Clinic prosecuted and defended people in criminal cases in more than a dozen jurisdictions across Maryland. They tried cases involving drug possession, DUI, domestic violence and disorderly conduct before judges and masters. Several students participated in a jury trial. Students in the Innocence Project Clinic secured two exonerations. In current cases, students are pursuing post-conviction DNA testing, performing intensive factual investigation and presenting newly discovered evidence related to arson science. Disability Law Clinic students represented mentally ill children with post-traumatic stress disorder and adults with disabilities such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They also advocated for less restrictive forms of intervention, such as outpatient treatment and voluntary admission. Students in the Mediation Clinic for Families represented clients in court-ordered and private mediations involving a wide range of family disputes, primarily those involving children. Students also mediated child-access cases in a court-based mediation program. To learn more about the clinical program, visit law.ubalt.edu/clinics. Family Law Clinic students represented clients in long-term family law matters. They drafted a surrogacy contract, litigated University of Baltimore School of Law / 17 Build skills doing what you love. The UB School of Law’s centers are designed to help you customize your legal education and allow you to pursue work you’re passionate about while enriching your knowledge of the law. Our centers foster academic leadership, community engagement and advocacy for innovative legal policy. By participating in a center’s work, you will help effect positive change in the legal system. You’ll also have the opportunity to enhance your oral advocacy and writing skills by competing for a spot on one of the law school’s oral advocacy teams or by joining a student-run journal. CENTERS Center on Applied Feminism: This center works with students to apply the insights of feminist theory to create social change and to reform law. In addition to a yearly conference and regular colloquia on emerging legal areas that intersect with feminism, the center helps students plan for careers in feminist advocacy. Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts: Working to foster collaboration between the School of Law and the courts, this center promotes family justice reform, including the concept of a Unified Family Court system. The center is committed to ensuring that the practice of family law in Maryland, nationally and around the world improves the lives of children and families and the health of communities. Center for International and Comparative Law: Focused on international and comparative law, this center offers fellowships to the students most active in the international law concentration. These fellows participate in all aspects of the center’s research and public programs. The center has many active projects overseas, including partnerships in Brazil, China, India, Israel, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ukraine. 18 / law.ubalt.edu Center for Medicine and Law: This center is a collaborative effort of the UB School of Law and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Co-directors guide interdisciplinary study of legal issues in medicine for students and for institutions, practicing attorneys and medical professionals. Center for Sport and the Law: This center sponsors academic symposia, generates scholarship and engages in community partnerships. It provides students with enhanced understanding of the legal structures and institutions that shape various athletic contexts and the field’s increasingly complex university compliance requirements. Scholarship in action: 2013 highlights The Center on Applied Feminism held the sixth annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference, March 7-8. The event brought together scholars and activists from across the country to share their work and ideas about feminism. This year’s conference featured U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) as keynote speaker. The Center for Families, Children and the Courts hosted its fifth annual Urban Child Symposium, “A Holistic Approach to the Urban Child’s Trauma: From the Eye of the Beholder,” on April 4. The symposium attracted national scholars and focused on the importance of considering childhood trauma when developing effective means to address the problems of urban children and their families. The Center for International and Comparative Law brought Anne Peters, a professor at the University of Basel and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, to campus to present “The Role of Transparency in Public International Law” on April 3. The lecture focused on how openness, access to information, truth and publicity can contribute to a more just world order. matters facing university athletic departments. The keynote presentation was given by Dan Duquette, executive vice president of baseball operations for the Baltimore Orioles. For more information on our centers, visit law.ubalt.edu/centers. ORAL ADVOCACY TEAMS Oral advocacy teams accustom you to the etiquette and environment of a courtroom while sharpening the skills you need to build a convincing oral argument. At the UB School of Law, you can compete for a spot on one of the following teams: The Center for Medicine and Law organized an April 26 panel discussion of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics: “Who owns the rights to your DNA?” The event featured panelists Daniel Ravicher, executive director of the Public Patent Foundation, and Hans Sauer, associate general counsel for intellectual property for the Biotechnology Industry Organization. • American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition The Center for Sport and the Law held its sixth annual Sports Law Symposium on Feb. 7. Prominent sports agents, attorneys and athletic department representatives from local universities spoke on topics such as current issues in university NCAA compliance and legal • Byron L. Warnken Moot Court Competition— more than 21 teams compete to represent UB nationally • American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition JOURNALS As a member of one of our student-run law journals, you will gain experience researching, writing and working closely with your peers. Journal members solicit articles from law faculty across the country and write comments on topics of their choosing. Students are selected to participate based on a writing competition and a required minimum GPA specified by each journal. Your participation can earn you 1 ungraded credit per semester, and you can earn as many as 8 credits total. • University of Baltimore Law Review • University of Baltimore Law Forum • Journal of Land Use and Development • Journal of International Law To learn more about a specific journal, visit law.ubalt.edu/academics/publications. • American College of Trial Lawyers National Trial Competition • National Black Law Students Association Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition • Trial Advocacy Team. University of Baltimore School of Law / 19 Christopher Simmons, J.D. ’13 AIR FORCE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S (JAG) CORPS B.A., FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY COMPASSIONATE â€œMy experience at the Immigrant Rights Clinic was great. I was able to handle a client on my own for the first time and represent her in court. We were able to apply for asylum, and it was granted in her case. We got to appear before an immigration judge and handle every aspect of the case along with help from the professors at the clinic. It was just a great experience to actually be able to be on the record and in front of a judge.â€? University of Baltimore School of Law / 21 At the center of the legal community. Living and studying in Baltimore will expose you to diverse legal opportunities, including an extensive range of government and nonprofit organizations in Maryland and Washington, D.C., only an hour away. No matter what type of law you want to practice, you’ll find your best legal education right here. Your UB School of Law education will teach you to appreciate all angles and perspectives on issues and to work together to achieve the best possible results. You can gain experience in numerous ways: working within legal organizations while in school, doing pro bono work, joining student groups and organizations, and participating in programming sponsored by the law school. The UB School of Law is committed to bringing members of the legal community to campus for panel discussions, symposia and mentoring, and it also places you with practitioners in the field to ensure you get a dynamic, interactive and wellrounded legal education. The main entrance to UB’s John and Frances Angelos Law Center is just one block south of Baltimore’s Penn Station, which is served by Amtrak and Maryland’s MARC train system. The Light Rail’s University of Baltimore-Mount Royal stop is two blocks from the Angelos Law Center, and the State Center Metro stop is four blocks from campus. The Jones Falls Expressway (I-83), which runs through the heart of Baltimore, has two exits at the University. STAT: In 2012, 17.69 percent of the UB School of Law’s graduating class secured a judicial clerkship in a state trial, state appellate or federal court. The national average for such placements is 8.9 percent, as reported by the National Association for Law Placement. 22 / law.ubalt.edu boston providence 200 M I L E S 15 0 M I L E S 100 M I L E S new york city: 187 miles 50 M I L E S philadelphia: 102 miles university of baltimore washington, d.c.: 41 miles alexandria: 46 miles richmond norfolk virginia beach Jessica Emerson, J.D. ’13 EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP M.S., COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY B.A., UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND YOU’RE READY. “The city really supports people who want to bring good things to community members here in Baltimore, and I just kind of fell in love with that spirit.…I was going to return to New York but decided that Baltimore was ultimately the right place to engage my [fellowship] project.” University of Baltimore School of Law / 25 Put your law degree to work. Become part of the network. Baltimore is home to a large, active legal community willing to support you as you embark on a legal career. Roughly 2,100 UB School of Law alumni live or work in Baltimore. If you include all of Maryland and D.C., about 9,200 UB law alumni are nearby. Many enthusiastically mentor UB law students and enjoy watching new generations of UB-trained lawyers succeed. Many students pursue a legal education with the intention of practicing law. These students dream of advocating for clients in court, helping individuals complete an estate plan or providing legal advice in business transactions. Others may intend never to practice law but know a law degree will further their career goals. Among 2012 UB graduates, 26.5 percent found J.D.-advantage positions, compared with a national average of 13.3 percent. A University of Baltimore School of Law education will prepare you no matter where your career path takes you. Fifty-six percent of the class of 2012 found employment in positions for which bar admission was required. An additional 26.5% of the class of 2012 found employment in positions for which a J.D. was required or preferred by the employer, even though bar admission was not required. These alumni are employed in business and industry, in legislative affairs positions, as regulatory and policy analysts, and in many government positions. Employment data is collected annually by the UB Law Career Development Office. Additional employment data can be found at law.ubalt.edu/career. NINE-MONTH SURVEY OF 2012 GRADUATES Number of graduates Number of graduates reported Percentage of reported graduates employed 343 339 86.7% PRACTICE SETTING Academic 3.1% Business or industry 15.3% Judicial clerkships 17.7% Private practice 43.5% Government 15.6% Public interest 4.8% TYPE OF POSITION Bar passage required 56.0% J.D. advantage 26.5% Other professional 2.1% Nonprofessional 2.1% Pursuing an additional full-time degree 1.2% Unemployed—seeking employment 10.9% Unemployed—not seeking employment 1.2% STAT: About 33 percent of judges currently serving in Maryland state courts are UB School of Law alumni. The employment information presented is self-reported by UB School of Law graduates. We regularly collect employment information from our most recent graduating class, following guidelines established by the National Association of Legal Career Professionals and the American Bar Association. 26 / law.ubalt.edu 86.7 PERCENT OF REPORTING CLASS OF 2012 GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED*: *99 percent of the class of 2012 reported on its employment status. FULL TIME VS. PART TIME employed full time: 90.8% employed part time: 9.2% PRACTICE SETTING public interest: 4.8% academic: 3.1% business or industry: 15.3% private practice: 43.5% government: 15.6% judicial clerkships: 17.7% TYPE OF POSITION: BREAKDOWN OF REPORTING CLASS OF 2012 GRADUATES bar passage required: 56% j.d. advantage: 26.5% nonprofessional: 2.1% other professional: 2.1% unemployed—not seeking employment: 1.2% pursuing an additional full-time degree: 1.2% unemployed—seeking employment: 10.9% Gregory Lawrence, J.D. ’98 CONTI FENN & LAWRENCE ADJUNCT FACULTY, UB SCHOOL OF LAW START OUT… “The UB law alumni network is essential to my career. I get a lot of my business through referrals…and having a community of people who went to the same law school is essential. All through Maryland, the UB law degree travels well.” University of Baltimore School of Law / 29 You’re ready for UB. What’s next? Just a few steps stand between you and the beginning of your law career. GETTING STARTED • Visit the Law School Admission Council online at www.lsac.org. There, you’ll find our application, information about the LSAT and a guide to the law school application process. • First-year and transfer applicants are required to register for the Credential Evaluation Service. • Applicants for all programs are encouraged to apply through LSAC. If you need to use a paper application, you may download the 2014 application. Visit law.ubalt.edu/applynow. • The School of Law admits students on a rolling basis. First-year applications are accepted for the fall semester only. FALL 2013 ENTERING CLASS* Day Program Median GPA: 3.255 Median LSAT score: 152 Gender: 49.78% male/50.22% female Median age: 23 Evening Program Median GPA: 3.05 Median LSAT score: 152 Gender: 60.87% male/39.13% female Median age: 29 Ethnicity Asian: 5.12% Black: 8.53% Hispanic: 4.78% Caucasian (non-Hispanic): 73.72% Identify with two or more ethnicities: 3.07% Not specified: 4.78% Students come from 127 undergraduate institutions and 23 states. *data as of Aug. 7, 2013 30 / law.ubalt.edu SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS We offer scholarships and grants to as many of our most qualified applicants as possible. For the fall 2013 entering class, 130 students received scholarships or grants, and the average award totaled $12,600. Scholarship and grant award offers are extended shortly after an offer of admission. Scholarships for Maryland Residents You are automatically considered for Maryland Higher Education Commission scholarships if you complete the FAFSA by May 1, are a Maryland resident and meet need-based requirements. American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to minority students. Applications must be submitted to the ABA by March 1. Learn more about these scholarships at law.ubalt.edu/scholarships. VISIT US The Office of Law Admissions can help you explore the opportunities offered by the UB School of Law. Schedules for classroom visits and counseling appointments can be found at law.ubalt.edu/admissions. University of Baltimore School of Law Office of Law Admissions 1420 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 firstname.lastname@example.org 410.837.4459 Jennifer Nwachukwu, J.D. ’15 B.A., UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL “The first thing I would tell a prospective student is to come to UB! I’ve really enjoyed my first year of law school. [People often fear] being in a Type A, cutthroat environment—you’re not really going to see that here.” AT THE TOP. University of Baltimore School of Law Office of Law Admissions 1420 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 email@example.com 410.837.4459