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University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

500 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore campus is walking distance from the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, the U.S. Immigration Court, the U.S. District Courthouse, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The Baltimore-Washington Corridor is the second largest legal market in the country providing a myriad of opportunities for externship experiences. There is plenty of public transportation available to navigate the city, a large airport nearby, and many leisure activities to explore.

Tuition for the program is $33,628 for in-state students and $49,637 for out-of-state students. There are merit-based scholarships, grants, and financial aid resources such as loans and work-study available for students.

Founded in 1816, this law program has an acceptance rate of 32.77%. To enter the program in fall of 2021 there were 2,899 applicants, 950 acceptances, and 271 new students enrolled as first-year JD students. Students represent 160 undergraduate institutions and 36 states.

Prospective students may be asked for an interview as a part of the application process. LSAT or GRE scores may be submitted with the application. Students at Francis King Carey have a median combined GRE score of 310, a median LSAT score of 161, and a median GPA of 3.7. Students are 25 years old, on average. 32% of the student body are minorities and 49.5% are women. The school has a student/faculty ratio of 6.11 to 1.

This program offers 12 concentrations such as Business Law and Financial Regulation, Criminal Law and Policy, Gender and Family Law, Health Law and Policy, Litigation and Advocacy, and more. Students may also choose to complete a dual degree and earn an MPH, PhD, MA, MPP, PharmD, MSW, MCP, MBA, or MALA concurrently. There are also study abroad programs in China, Germany, Spain, Taiwan, Costa Rica, South Africa, Chile, and Scotland.

With more than 40 student organizations on campus, there is something for everyone. These groups range from professional to social in nature.

Francis King Carey was rated 5th for the percentage of their 2021 graduates who were placed in a judicial clerkship out of 196 law schools. 33% of graduates are working in a clerkship (27% of these are employed in appellate clerkships and 16% are employed in federal clerkships).

Graduates from Francis King Carey earn an average salary of $71,883. 94.44% of those who take the bar exam pass it within two years of their graduation. 42 students from the class of 2021 are employed in small law firms (250 or less) and 22 are employed in large law firms (251 or more).

95% of graduates from Francis King Carey find employment within ten months of graduation. Most students work in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia. 152 graduates from the class of 2021 are working in a position where bar passage is required and 39 are working in a position where a JD is an advantage. 18 are working in business or industry, 31 are working in government, 12 are working in public interest, and 9 are working in academia.

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3 Years

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    • First Generation Students: -
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    • Average age(years): 25
    • Minority students: 32%
    • Women: 49.5%
    • Veterans: -
    • LGBTQ: -
    • Graduates that passed the bar exam within 2 years: 94.44%
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 250 and less: 42
    • Number of graduates employed by law firms (by size) 251 and above: 22
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