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SCHOOL OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE

2018 Admissions Viewbook


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RIGOROUS, PRACTICAL LEGAL EDUCATION Greetings from the University of Baltimore School of Law! We’re proud to introduce you to our school; to the rigorous, fast-paced legal education we provide; and to our state-of-the-art law center in which that education takes place. Our extraordinary, light-filled building 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 more than 90 years, the University of Baltimore School of Law has been graduating excellent, practice-ready lawyers. That excellence has been recognized nationwide: In the last several years, we have risen in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s 200-plus law schools. This year, our clinical program was ranked No. 15 in the country, while our part-time program came in at No. 28. In addition, of those employed, more than 32 percent of the Class of 2017 graduates landed state judicial clerkships, a rate that exceeds the national average of 10 percent. Our world-class faculty guides students through the study of legal doctrine and contemporary legal theory. Meanwhile, from an early stage of their careers here, UB law students confront the real-world challenges of legal practice by participating in our clinics and externships across the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region. The UB School of Law will train you to write, reason and advocate as an attorney. A UB legal education will equip 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 the University of Baltimore School of Law. Please visit us and ask questions to find out if UB is the right law school for you. UNIVER SIT Y OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW

Ronald Weich Dean

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SEAN FOX, J.D. ’17

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY, WILSON ELSER


AT UB, I LEARNED NOT ONLY theoretical, ‘black letter’ law but also how to be a lawyer. Experiences like the EXPLOR program helped me fine-tune my research and writing skills. And, while interning for Judge Hong, I began to learn the intricacies of the trial process. Although classes such as Evidence provide insight, witnessing a trial from start to finish was a unique experience that was important for my education.”

While at UB:

B.A., Rowan University

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summer associate, Eccleston and Wolf; business editor, University of Baltimore Law Review; member, John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team; member, Honor Board; intern, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City and Judge Jeannie J. Hong of the Baltimore City Circuit Court; member, Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society

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University of Baltimore School of Law faculty will teach, mentor, inspire and guide you. With distinguished credentials and wideranging experience, they are scholars, judges and practitioners dedicated to you and to your legal education. That education will take place in the John and Frances Angelos Law Center, a LEED Platinum-certified model of innovative architecture. 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.

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In your first year at the UB School of Law, you will build a strong foundation in legal doctrine and theory. In subsequent years, you can focus your studies through one of nine concentrations or six dual-degree programs. Each concentration requires you to participate in at least one related 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.

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Need more options? Combine courses to build your own individualized curriculum.

YEAR ONE AT UB: YOUR FIRST-YEAR CURRICULUM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COURSES: • Civil Procedure I • Constitutional Law I • Contracts I and II • Criminal Law • Introduction to Advocacy • Introduction to Lawyering Skills • Law in Context (choice of courses) • Property • Torts. Learn about your first year at law.ubalt.edu/firstyear.


CONCENTRATIONS AND PRACTICE TRACKS Students can choose a concentration or a practice track or take courses to customize their focus. Our goal is to help you shape your law school experience to support your personal and professional goals. A concentration comprises substantive or doctrinal courses in a particular area of the law. A practice track combines courses with practical activities like externships, moot court and co-curricular activities to develop the skills necessary for practice in a particular area of the law. CONCENTRATIONS • Business Law • Criminal Law • Estate Planning • Family Law • Intellectual Property • International Law • Litigation and Advocacy • Public Service • Real Estate Practice Learn more about concentration options at law.ubalt.edu/concentrations.

Learn more about practice track options at law.ubalt.edu/ practicetracks.

J.D./MBA 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 MBA program, offered by UB’s Merrick School of Business, is accredited by AACSB International. Online MBA courses provide flexibility and convenience. 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 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration. Online M.P.A. courses provide you with flexibility and convenience in this dual-degree program.

J.D./M.S. in Criminal Justice The joint Juris Doctor/M.S. in Criminal Justice program combines the Juris Doctor with study of the criminal justice system. Since criminal justice students come from many backgrounds—including law enforcement, field administration, planning, research and casework—you will gain insight into the criminal justice system from your classmates as well as from faculty. J.D./M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management This dual Juris Doctor/M.S. in Negotiations and Conflict Management provides you with a thorough 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./M.P.P. or Ph.D. 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 UMBC and is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration. Learn more about dual-degree programs at law.ubalt.edu/dualdegree.

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PRACTICE TRACKS • Bankruptcy Law • Business Law • Civil Litigation • Criminal Law • Environmental Law • Estate Planning • Family Law • Government Service and Regulatory Institutions • Health Care Law • Immigration Law • Intellectual Property • International Law • Labor and Employment • Mediation • Public Interest Law • Real Estate Law • Solo Practice • Sports Law • Tax Law

DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS J.D./LL.M. in Taxation 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.

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JOSHUA PERRY CURRENT STUDENT


GOING TO LAW SCHOOL WHILE working full time in a demanding career is a challenge. UB has been welcoming and accommodating of my multiple priorities, giving me scheduling options that allow me to balance them all. The skills and material I’m learning have been complementary to my career in finance. Being able to explain things in a cogent manner and use a reasoned argument is as applicable to describing how and why we invest the way we do as it is to the law.”

While at UB

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B.S.E., Princeton University; MBA, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

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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 (EXPLOR) program places you in a legal setting during the summer after your first year of law school. For more than 20 years, EXPLOR students have worked in government agencies, judges’ chambers, law firms and public-interest and nonprofit organizations, where they gain valuable legal experience. Flexible hours allow you to work and attend summer classes if you wish.

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WORK WITH ACTUAL CLIENTS We’re serious about preparing practiceready attorneys. During your legal education at UB, you are required to complete 6 experiential learning credits, which allow you to gain experience while earning your law degree. You must earn 3 of those credits from work in a clinic or an externship, helping real clients with real legal issues. More information about UB’s clinical law program is available on pages 20-21. The other 3 credits may also come from work in a clinic or from certain externships, workshops or simulation courses.

Externships are supervised by a licensed attorney or judge in the workplace and are combined with a classroom component. The class allows you to discuss your experiences and observations with your classmates. UB offers attorney, judicial and corporate-counsel externship programs. Hands-on learning is central to the UB School of Law’s curriculum. We seek to ensure that each graduate is ready to make the transition from law student to law practitioner. GAIN ADDITIONAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE UB School of Law students are ambitious. Often, they seek practical experiences beyond for-credit options such as externships or clinics. Some of our day students work part time while carrying a full course load; class schedules allow you to work up to two full days a week. We want you to gain as much legal experience as possible while you’re in law school and to work with organizations that are meaningful to you. In fact, as your legal education progresses, you can combine day and evening classes to create a customized law school experience that matches your specific goals and ambitions.

EXAMPLES OF FIELD PLACEMENTS AT WHICH UB STUDENTS HAVE GAINED REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE: • Alexander & Cleaver • Alliant Legal Group • Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office • Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield • ConnectYourCare • Conti Fenn & Lawrence • Elville and Associates • Fedder and Garten • Frost & Associates • Funk & Bolton • Hermina Law Group • House of Ruth Maryland • John H. Denick & Associates • Maryland Disability Law Center • Maryland General Assembly • Maryland Office of the Attorney General • Maryland Office of the Public Defender • Maryland State Ethics Commission • Maryland state trial and appellate courts • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service • Medifast (in-house corporate counsel) • Miller & Zois • Project HEAL • Scarlett, Croll & Myers • Sinclair Broadcasting Group • Social Security Administration • Stahl & Block • TD Ameritrade (in-house corporate counsel) • Transamerica (in-house corporate counsel) • U.S. Department of Justice • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission • Wase, Wase & Grace • Women’s Law Center of Maryland


ALANNA CASEY CURRENT STUDENT


THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY TIME AT UB HAS been my experience being a member of the National Trial Team. On trial team I learned from practicing plaintiffs’ attorneys how to deliver opening statements and closing arguments, and how to question witnesses. I also got the opportunity to put my trial skills to the test during competition against other law schools. Overall, I can’t imagine a better experience than I have had at UB.”

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B.A., University of Delaware

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BEING IN LAW SCHOOL HAS HELPED ME appreciate the role attorneys play in applying the law to best serve clients. You may have learned the significance of a rule or case one way, but a judge can always interpret it differently. That’s why our professors give us hypothetical situations to work with— it feels like we’re practicing in complex, real-life situations. The atmosphere at UB is the opposite of the competitive environment I expected; it’s a mini-community. If you want to practice law in Baltimore, UB is the place to be.”

While at UB

scholar, Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence; member, National Black Law Students Association; summer associate, Tydings & Rosenberg; intern, Baltimore City States Attorney’s Office; studentattorney, Civil Advocacy Law Clinic; member, Maryland National Lawyers Guild; unit clerk, Maryland Legal Aid; student instructor, Center for Law and Medicine

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B.A., University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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LA’TIKA HOWARD CURRENT STUDENT


201 clinical placements in 2017-18

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of the UB School of Law’s graduating class secured a judicial clerkship in a state trial, state appellate or federal court in 2017. The national average for such placements is 10.7 percent, as reported by the National Association for Law Placement.

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1/3 MORE THAN

of the judges currently serving the state of Maryland are UB School of Law alumni.

eligible students participated in the UB School of Law’s externship program during the 2017-18 academic year.

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YOUR FIRST YEAR OF LAW SCHOOL is something you can’t really prepare for. Learning how to handle a workload that’s more than I’ve ever had to deal with has given me a lot of confidence. Because classes are based around case law and analysis rather than memorizing what’s in the textbooks, I’ve grown so much. And participating in the many community engagement initiatives at UB helps me appreciate the impact I can have as an attorney.”

While at UB

staff editor, University of Baltimore Law Review; summer associate, Gallagher Evelius & Jones; scholar, Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence; member, National Black Law Students Association; member, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Society

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B.A., Morgan State University

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REGGIE SMALLWOOD CURRENT STUDENT


CLINICAL EDUCATION: STUDENT-ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING CLIENTS

Under Maryland Rule 19-217, University of Baltimore clinic students represent clients with the supervision of our worldclass clinical faculty. When you enroll in the clinical program, you’ll learn to be a lawyer in a way you couldn’t through classroom work alone. You will meet with clients, research their cases, advocate on their behalf and plan how best to meet their legal needs. CLINICS AT THE UB SCHOOL OF LAW  Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic students help veterans obtain benefits and assist them with other service-related legal needs. You will develop essential lawyering skills through direct representation, community outreach projects and legislative advocacy. In 2017-18: Student-attorneys representing disabled veterans filed claims and appeals with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. They also represented veteran clients before military service departments in discharge-upgrade cases, conducted intake interviews in the Baltimore City Veterans Treatment Court and advocated for legislation supporting better access to care and resources for women veterans.

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 Bronfein Family Law Clinic students learn multidimensional lawyering through litigation, legislative advocacy and community-based projects. You will represent clients seeking civil-protection orders in cases of domestic violence and will be involved in family matters, including divorce, child custody, child adoption, child support and name changes.

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In 2017-18: Clinic student-attorneys represented low-income clients in civil domestic violence cases and in complex divorce, child-custody, child-support and paternity cases. Working with the

Reproductive Justice Inside coalition, they also researched, wrote and provided oral and written testimony before the Maryland General Assembly in support of two bills (both of which became law) involving reproductive health care policies for incarcerated women.  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. In 2017-18: Student-attorneys helped clients fight for access to good schools and housing in a gentrifying neighborhood, create a professional association for health workers and set up dual for-profit and nonprofit branches of a disaster relief program. They also aided clients who advocated for the development of community-owned land for parks and housing and supported professional development for Baltimore City schoolteachers. In addition, they provided policy information and legal support to communities affected by unfair foreclosures and water shutoffs and presented “know your rights” information on tenant purchase opportunity policies.

 The Criminal Practice Clinic places you in a state’s attorney’s or public defender’s office. Under the supervision of an assistant state’s attorney or an assistant public defender, you will prosecute or defend people charged with crimes. In 2017-18: Student-attorneys interviewed witnesses, investigated charges, negotiated pleas and argued motions in court for cases that involved drug possession, drunken driving, domestic violence and disorderly conduct, among other crimes.  In the Human Trafficking Prevention Project, you will work to reduce the collateral consequences of criminal justice involvement for survivors of human trafficking and those vulnerable to exploitation. Students also advocate for legislative reform at the state and federal levels to support systemic criminal justice reform. In 2017-18: Clinic student-attorneys helped represent human-trafficking survivors in vacating prostitution convictions using Maryland’s “vacatur” law, as well as in expungement and shielding cases. They also testified before the Maryland General Assembly in support of a bill that would expand post-conviction relief for humantrafficking survivors, and drafted a petition for a presidential pardon for a client with federal convictions.  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. During your clinical experience, you will experience diverse caseloads in many areas of immigration practice, including asylum law, family reunification, detention, naturalization and more, while representing clients from all over the world. In 2017-18: Clinic student-attorneys represented people fleeing gang and domestic violence in Central America and won asylum for many of them. Students also helped clients obtain immigration relief that included asylum, employment authorization and lawful permanent residence.  As a student in the Innocence Project Clinic, you will investigate the claims of convicted defendants who contend they were convicted of a crime they did not commit. You will assist in representing people whose claims of factual innocence are determined to have merit. Under


the supervision of the clinic director and other faculty, you will review court records, investigative files and crime lab reports; conduct legal research and interview clients and witnesses; draft pleadings and devise investigative and litigation strategies; and argue motions. You will develop an understanding of the post-conviction process, eyewitness identification, forensic evidence and police interrogation methods. You will also learn about the basic principles of advocacy that apply in all litigation contexts. In 2017-18: The clinic’s student-attorneys worked on several cases involving challenges to forensic evidence used to secure a conviction but subsequently shown to be unreliable. Students also worked on legislative initiatives in the Maryland General Assembly that sought to improve the exonoree compensation process and to change certain post-conviction statutes.  In the Juvenile Justice Project, you will represent clients convicted of criminal offenses before the age of 18 and sentenced to life or to life without parole. Many of these clients have already served decades of their sentences, having grown up behind bars. Representation by the clinic’s student-attorneys may be the first meaningful opportunity these individuals have to present a complete picture of who they are to a court or to an agency capable of permitting their return to society.

 As a student in the Mediation Clinic for Families, 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. Student mediators and attorneys often appear in cases before the Family Division of Baltimore City Circuit Court, but they also may be involved

In 2017-18: Student-attorneys represented clients and served as mediators in a range of court-referred child custody disputes. Students also represented clients in the collaborative practice model, in which parties and attorneys work with financial and child development experts seeking to resolve a case without using litigation to determine issues of property distribution, child access and child support.  In the Mental Health Law Clinic, you will represent patients facing involuntary civil commitment within the Sheppard Pratt Health System. You will engage in client interviews and counseling, medical record review, investigation and case preparation. Representation culminates with a hearing before an administrative law judge. In 2017-18: Student-attorneys worked with children diagnosed with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder or neurocognitive disorders. Student-attorneys also advocated for patients’ release on the basis that the hospitals involved in their cases had not proven criteria for involuntary hospitalization.  In the Pretrial Justice Clinic, you will help challenge one of the major sources of mass incarceration in Maryland: the unjust pretrial detention of low-income individuals who have been accused of crimes in Baltimore. Students represent indigent criminal defendants to challenge unfair and improper bail determinations. Working with the Office of the Public Defender and under faculty supervision, you will screen cases for intake, represent clients in bail-review hearings, file habeas corpus petitions and undertake appellate litigation. You will also collect and analyze data to inform the development of litigation and legislative strategies that support systemic law reform efforts to reduce incarceration rates. In 2017-18: The clinic’s student-attorneys petitioned state legislators to enact bail reform. Students also represented several clients in court and secured their pretrial release.

 In the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, you will represent low-income clients in civil litigation. Caseloads are diverse and cover many areas of civil practice, including housing, employment, 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 affecting low-income families and children. In 2017-18: Clinic student-attorneys advocated for tenants living in substandard conditions, workers seeking unemployment insurance benefits or unpaid wages, and individuals seeking to expunge criminal records so they can obtain employment. They also aided elderly individuals appealing denials of needed in-home care so they can stay in their homes and low-income individuals seeking to enforce judgments against unscrupulous auto mechanics. In addition, students advocated for consumer issues and access to justice legislation before the Maryland General Assembly.  In the University of Baltimore Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, studentattorneys represent taxpayers in federal tax disputes. Cases involve administrative controversies before the IRS and litigation in federal courts. You will be responsible for all aspects of representing clients, including interviewing and counseling clients, developing case strategy, engaging in fact investigation and discovery, drafting documents, negotiating with adversaries, and conducting hearings and trials. You may also appear at the U.S. Tax Court in Baltimore to assist unrepresented taxpayers. In 2017-18: The clinic negotiated the compromise of several tax liabilities of hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients who could not afford to pay or who incurred their liabilities due to the fraud of third parties. Student-attorneys successfully argued for innocent spouse relief and secured full or partial concessions from the IRS in multiple U.S. Tax Court cases. The clinic also filed its first suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, seeking to recover the taxpayer’s Earned Income Tax Credits. Learn more about UB’s clinical law program at law.ubalt.edu/clinics.

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In 2017-18: Student-attorneys represented clients before the Maryland Parole Commission, presenting factual and legal justifications for their clients’ release. They also advocated before the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, arguing that a client’s life sentence was illegal under recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving juvenile defendants, and assisted in an amicus curiae brief filed with the Maryland Court of Appeals. Students argued for executive clemency for clients before the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel and also testified before the Maryland General Assembly in support of a bill that would have removed the governor from the parole process.

in mediation in other contexts, such as cases in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and in international abduction mediations under the Hague Convention. In addition, students may represent clients in collaborative divorces.

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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 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 advocacy teams or by joining a student-run journal. CENTERS  The Center on Applied Feminism works to apply the insights of feminist theory to create social change and to reform law. In addition to holding conferences and regular colloquia on emerging legal areas that intersect with feminism, the center sponsors the Special Topics in Applied Feminism course and helps students plan for careers in feminist advocacy. In 2017-18: The center co-sponsored a panel discussion entitled “Reproductive Justice Behind Bars: An Intimate Look at Prenatal, Abortion, Labor & Delivery, and Postpartum Care Inside Correctional Facilities.” Center members worked with UB law students and the Reproductive Justice Inside coalition to advocate for newly

enacted Maryland laws requiring that menstrual hygiene products be available and that reproductive health care policies be in place in all correctional facilities.  The Center for International and Comparative Law studies human rights, democratic institutions, international trade and the legal basis of international relations. The center houses the Secretariat of the American Society of Comparative Law and directs the publication of the book series ASIL Studies in International Legal Theory for the American Society of International Law. The University of Baltimore School of Law offers a concentration in international and comparative law for students who wish to specialize in an international or transnational legal practice. The center is


involved in several international initiatives, including partnerships in Brazil, China, South Korea, Finland, France and the United Kingdom, among other nations. Fellows may also participate in activities of the American Society of International Law and the American Society of Comparative Law.  The Center for the Law of Intellectual Property and Technology promotes research, education and legal practice in three intertwined areas of law. One aspect of the center’s focus is intellectual property law, including copyright law, patent law, trade secret law and trademark law. The center also examines and publicizes legal issues stemming from the use of cuttingedge technologies. Finally, it supports the use of technology to understand the law.  The Center for Medicine and Law—an educational collaboration between the University of Baltimore School of Law and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine—features lectures at both universities and a trial simulation course in which law students interact with medical residents while building oral and written advocacy skills. The center is the first in the nation to focus on the collaboration between medicine and the law. It also serves as a resource for health-related professions, policymakers, the media, the public and other academic institutions by sponsoring conferences, research scholarship and educational programs focused on the intersection of medicine and the law.

 The Center for Sport and the Law sponsors academic symposia, generates scholarship and engages in community partnerships. It provides students with an enhanced understanding of the legal structures and institutions that shape various athletic contexts and offers

In 2017-18: The 11th Annual UB Sports Law Symposium, “The Future of Sports: Where Will We Be in 10 Years?” featured talks by prominent football agents Tom Condon, J.D. ’81, and Tony Agnone, J.D. ’78; Nicholas B. Hawkins, J.D. ’15, of Under Armour; and Brandon Etheridge, general counsel of the Baltimore Ravens. Numerous university athletic and NCAA compliance directors and other professional sports officials also spoke and answered student questions.  The Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts is a national leader in promoting family law and family court reform that incorporates therapeutic jurisprudence and the ecology of human development. The center is committed to ensure that the family justice system in Maryland, the nation and the world improves the lives of children and families and the health of communities. In 2017-18: The center’s Truancy Court Program operated in five Baltimore City public schools. Its 10th annual Urban Child Symposium, “Restorative Practices and the Urban Child: Rethinking School Discipline,” attracted national scholars and featured a keynote address by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD). The center also worked on a project to develop a model unified family court for Douglas County, Nebraska, and in addition spearheaded the creation and implementation of the nation’s first PostJ.D. Certificate in Family Law program. Learn more about the UB School of Law’s centers at law.ubalt.edu/centers. ADVOCACY TEAMS AND COMPETITIONS Advocacy teams and competitions accustom you to the etiquette and environment of a courtroom while sharpening the skills you need to build a persuasive argument. The UB School of Law offers two types of advocacy activities: Moot Court Teams UB sponsors several moot court teams. Students who participate in these teams build their written and oral advocacy skills by composing briefs and making appellate

oral arguments in regional and national competitions. The Byron L. Warnken Moot Court Competition is held each year to select students for UB’s moot court teams. Trial Teams Trial teams conduct full trials in a competitive atmosphere. Students who participate in these teams learn how to present a case to a jury using persuasive trial tactics. UB sponsors teams in four trial competitions: • American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition • American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition • National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition • National Trial Competition. JOURNALS As a member of a student-run law journal, you will gain experience in research and writing and work closely with your peers to produce a scholarly publication. Journal members solicit articles from law faculty across the country and also write comments on topics of their own choosing. Each journal sets academic requirements for membership and selects members through a writing competition. You can earn as many as 8 academic credits by participating in either journal: • University of Baltimore Law Review • University of Baltimore Law Forum. To learn more about these journals, visit law.ubalt.edu/academics/publications.

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In 2017-18: Center members engaged in public outreach activities, including participating in a panel for a public forum on “How Secret Algorithms Control Health, Finance, and Justice.” They also made appearances in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, WBAL TV and NPR’s Here & Now and Science Friday programs, discussing the legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of genealogical DNA databases to solve crimes.

opportunities for real-world application of their knowledge in the increasingly complex sports industry.

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KATRINA SMITH CURRENT STUDENT


I ALWAYS KNEW I WANTED TO GO TO law school, and I have enjoyed interacting with people in different areas of the law. The [Law] Career Development Office has been really helpful to me. Although I have my goal in mind—to be a public defender—they have learned about me and steered me to a range of experiences that are all good fits.”

While at UB

B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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staff editor, University of Baltimore Law Review; tutor, Truancy Court Program; volunteer coordinator, Homeless Persons Representation Project; research fellow, Judge Paul W. Grimm, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; research assistant, professors Audrey McFarlane and Colin Starger; member, Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society; law clerk, Federal Public Defender (Baltimore); law clerk, Maryland Office of the Public Defender; teaching assistant, Torts; teaching scholar

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CROSSROADS OF A VIBRANT 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 nearby Washington, D.C. 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 collaborate with others to achieve the best results. You can gain experience by working with legal organizations, doing pro bono work, joining student groups and organizations or participating in programming sponsored by the law school. The UB School of Law brings members of the legal community to campus for panel discussions, symposia and mentoring while also placing students with practitioners in the field to ensure a dynamic, interactive and well-rounded 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.


ALBANY: 330 miles BOSTON

HARTFORD: 306 miles 200 M I L E S

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100 M I L E S

NEW YORK CITY: 195 miles HARRISBURG 50 M I L E S

PHILADELPHIA: 106 miles

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: 40 miles ALEXANDRIA: 46 miles

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MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF Class of 2017 UB School of Law graduates found jobs within 10 months of graduation. The organizations at which they work include:

PUT YOUR LAW DEGREE TO WORK. BECOME PART OF THE NETWORK.

The Maryland and Washington, D.C., area is home to nearly 10,000 UB School of Law alumni, many of whom enthusiastically mentor UB law students and enjoy cultivating success in new generations of UB-trained lawyers. In Baltimore alone, the legal community boasts nearly 3,000 UB alumni who are ready to support you as you embark on a legal career. Students pursue a legal education often with the intention of practicing law—advocating for clients in court, helping individuals complete an estate plan or providing legal advice in business transactions. Others may not intend to practice law but know a law degree will help them achieve their career goals. A UB School of Law education will prepare you for whatever career path you choose.

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According to the National Association for Law Placement, of the Class of 2017 graduates, 67.3 percent found employment in positions for which bar admission was required. An additional 13.8 percent of the Class of 2017 found employment in positions for which a J.D. was required or preferred by the employer. Alumni from the UB School of Law are employed in business and industry, in legislative and other government positions, and in regulatory and policy analysis roles.

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Employment data are collected annually by the UB Law Career Development Office. Additional employment data can be found at law.ubalt.edu/career.

• Ballard Spahr • Baltimore City Public Schools • Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office • Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services • ConnectYourCare • Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan • DLA Piper • Duane Morris • Eccleston and Wolf • Exelon Corporation • GEICO • Internal Revenue Service • Maryland General Assembly • Maryland Legal Aid • Maryland Office of the Public Defender • Maryland state trial and appellate courts • Miles & Stockbridge • National Juvenile Defender Center • Pessin Katz Law • Price Benowitz • Rosenberg Martin Greenberg • Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr • Semmes, Bowen & Semmes • Under Armour • U.S. Department of Commerce • U.S. Department of Defense • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services • U.S. Department of Justice • U.S. Department of Labor • U.S. Marine Corps Trademark Licensing Office • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office • Venable • Wise Law.


10-MONTH SURVEY OF

2017 GRADUATES

These charts are based on the 96.9 percent of the Class of 2017 who reported their employment status.*

EMPLOYMENT KNOWN EMPLOYMENT STATUS

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31%

6%

Employed (90.3%)

PRACTICE SETTINGS OF EMPLOYED GRADUATES

Employed—bar passage required (67.3%) Employed—J.D. Advantage** (13.8%) Employed—other professional (7.4%) Employed—nonprofessional (1.8%) Unemployed—seeking employment (7.8%) Unemployed—not seeking employment (0.5%) Academic (1.5%) Business or industry (16.3%) Judicial clerkships (32.7%)

Unemployed—start date deferred (0.9%) Pursuing an additional full-time degree (0.5%)

Government (20.4%) Public interest (2%)

*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 for Law Placement and the American Bar Association. **The National Association for Law Placement (nalp.org) defines the J.D. Advantage category as the following: “Jobs in this category are those for which the employer sought an individual with a J.D., and perhaps even required a J.D., or for which the J.D. provided a demonstrable advantage in obtaining or performing the job, but are jobs that do not require bar passage, an active law license or involve practicing law. Examples of positions for which a J.D. is an advantage include a corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, patent agent, tax associate, government regulatory analyst, FBI agent and accountant.”

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Private practice (27.1%)

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ILONA SHPARAGA, J.D. ’17

LAW CLERK, JUDGE SHERRIE R. BAILEY, CIRCUIT COURT FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY


AS AN IMMIGRANT FROM UKRAINE, I could have been confused by the demands of law school. But at UB, all my questions were answered. Faculty and staff are willing to meet with any student to clarify issues— academic or otherwise—and the law school leads you step by step through the careershaping process. Each class, each event and each internship taught me something new, which will make me a better attorney. UB has given me so much more than I ever expected.”

While at UB

B.A., University of Baltimore

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law clerk, Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White; intern, Judge Sherrie R. Bailey, Circuit Court for Baltimore County; intern, legal department of the Johns Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Medicine; intern, Medifast; staff editor, University of Baltimore Law Review; treasurer, International Law Society; member, Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society, Phi Delta Phi and the Women’s Bar Association

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YOU’RE READY FOR UB. WHAT’S NEXT? FALL 2018 ENTERING CLASS* DAY PROGRAM Median GPA: 3.26 Median LSAT: 152 Gender: 48% male | 52% female Median age: 23 EVENING PROGRAM Median GPA: 3.14 Median LSAT: 152 Gender: 43% male | 56% female Median age: 28 ETHNICITY Asian: 9.75% American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.42% Black/African American: 15.68% Caucasian/White: 55.51% Hispanic/Latino: 8.05% Identify with two or more ethnicities: 6.78% Not specified: 3.81% Students represent 103 undergraduate institutions and 20 states. *data as of 8/14/2018

Just a few steps stand between you and the beginning of your law career. GETTING STARTED • Visit the Law School Admission Council online at 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 2018 application at law.ubalt.edu/applynow. • The UB School of Law admits students on a rolling basis. First-year applications are accepted for the fall semester only. ANNUAL TUITION AND FEES (2018-19) In-state full-time: $32,234 In-state part-time (9 credits per semester): $23,942 Out-of-state full-time: $46,754 Out-of-state part-time (9 credits per semester): $33,032 Learn more about tuition and fees at ubalt.edu/admission/tuition-and-fees. New Regional Rate Some student who are not Maryland residents may still be eligible for in-state tuition rates. You may qualify for Maryland in-state tuition if you live in:

• Northern Virginia: Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Warren counties as well as the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Manassas Park • Pennsylvania: Adams, Chester, Lancaster and York counties Please complete the regional rate section of the application to apply for the regional rate.

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Out-of-State Grants Some students who do not qualify for in-state tuition may receive a special outof-state grant of up to $14,000 for their first year. Grants are based on your LSAT score and undergraduate GPA. Contact the Office of Law Admissions for details. 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. Scholarships for Academic Excellence Upper-level students who excel academically in law school are eligible for scholarships through the Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society. Learn more about these scholarships at law.ubalt.edu/scholarships.

• Washington, D.C.

• Delaware: all counties.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS At the UB School of Law, we offer scholarships and grants to as many of our most qualified applicants as possible. The School of Law offered scholarships or grants to 72.7 percent of fall 2018 admitted applicants. The average offer to admitted applicants was $12,784 for Maryland applicants and $23,542 for out-of-state applicants. For the fall 2018 entering class, 59.7 percent of enrolled students received scholarships or grants.

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 lawadmissions@ubalt.edu 410.837.4459


University of Baltimore School of Law Office of Law Admissions 1420 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201

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2018 University of Baltimore School of Law Viewbook  
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