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. 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. The school was ranked number 36 in the 2008 edition of the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings.
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UM Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 54% of its applicants. Comparatively, Maryland is Higher than the average cost for law school.
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Early Decision 1 : 11/01
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 01/12
Application Fee : $70
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UM Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Maryland is Below Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Maryland 1L section size is 25% larger than law schools in Maryland and 50% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Maryland class of 2015 had an employment rate of 91% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2015, 82.9%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.