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University of Maryland School of Law

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University of Maryland School of Law
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Established 1870
School type Public
Dean Karen H. Rothenberg
Location Baltimore, MD, US
Enrollment
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Annual tuition
Website
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University of Maryland School of Law is a law school located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. It is part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Established in 1816, it opened in 1823 as the Maryland Law Institute, making it one of the oldest law schools in the country. [1] In 2003, the law school moved into a new facility at 500 West Baltimore Street on the Westside of downtown near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards. The dean of University of Maryland School of Law is Karen Rothenberg. [2]

Student body

Approximately 800 students are enrolled at Maryland Law. With over 30% of those attending identifying themselves as minorities, the student body is one of the most diverse in the country.[3] There are 35 student organizations, four specialized legal centers, and four law journals.

Academics

While there are several major degree programs offered at the School of Law, the primary program is for the doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.). Within the doctor of jurisprudence degree, the University of Maryland School of Law offers four specialty programs for students who wish to focus on a concentrated area of law. Students can study with a specialty in Business Law, Clinical Law, Intellectual Property Law, or International and Comparative Law. In addition to these specialties, students may also work to earn a legal certificate through the Environmental Law Program [4] or the Law and Health Care Program. [5]

The law school offers several dual degree options. Students can earn a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice through the University of Maryland (J.D./M.A.), a Master of Business Administration through the Robert Smith School of Business (J.D./M.B.A.), a Master of Community Planning through the University of Maryland Urban Studies and Planning Program(J.D./M.C.P.), a Master of Public Health from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (J.D./M.P.H.), a Master of Social Work through the University of Maryland School of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W.), a Master of Science in Toxicology Risk Assessment and Environmental Law from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (J.D./M.S.), a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (J.D./M.S.), a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (J.D./PharmD), and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs (J.D./M.P.P.). [6]

Notable alumni

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