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University of Baltimore School of Law

University of Baltimore School of Law
Established 1925
School type Public
Dean Ronald Weich
Enrollment 1086[1]
Faculty 111[2]
USNWR ranking 135 (2014)[2]
Bar pass rate 84.44%[1]
Website http://law.ubalt.edu/

The University of Baltimore School of Law, or UB Law, is one of the four colleges that make up the University of Baltimore, which is part of the University System of Maryland. UB Law is one of only two law schools in the state of Maryland, with the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; both are located in downtown Baltimore. The University of Baltimore School of Law is housed in the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center, at the corner of Mount Royal Ave. and N. Charles St. on the University of Baltimore's main campus in the Mt. Vernon cultural district. The twelve-story building designed by Stefan Behnisch opened in April 2013.

History

John and Frances Angelos Law Center

The School of Law was founded in 1925 as a part of the then private, nonprofit University of Baltimore, with the first class of 38 students receiving their diplomas in 1928. Created initially to serve the working population of the Baltimore area with a part-time evening program, the school added a full-time day division in 1969.In September 1970, the University of Baltimore School of Law merged with Eastern College and its Mount Vernon School of Law, which was founded in 1935. On Jan. 1, 1975, the school became a public institution when the University of Baltimore joined the State of Maryland's system for public higher education. An alumni body of approximately 13,000 graduates includes many prominent figures, including Peter Angelos, owner of the Baltimore Orioles; Maryland's first lady, the Hon. Catherine Curran O'Malley; Thomas Condon, widely considered the most powerful agent in professional football; and U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger III. Nearly a third of Maryland's sitting judges are UB School of Law graduates, and the number of University of Baltimore law alumni who serve among Maryland's 188 elected officials is second only to that of the University of Maryland, College Park. The new John and Frances Angelos Law Center offers 192,000 square feet of space and is among the most environmentally sustainable academic buildings in the nation. This 12-story facility, located on the northeast corner of the intersection of North Charles Street and West Mt. Royal Avenue, houses all of the school's clinics, centers and classrooms, and affords students countless options for indoor and outdoor study. [3]

Post-graduation employment and academics

Employment outcomes

According to University of Baltimore School of Law's official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 44.1% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation.[4] Baltimore's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 28.9%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[5]

Costs

Baltimore's total cost of attendance (including the cost of tuition, fees, but excluding living expenses) is $28,134 in-state and $41,422 out-of-state for the 2013-2014 academic year.[6] The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $175,714.[7]

Degrees and concentrations

The University of Baltimore School of Law produces many of Maryland's leading lights throughout the legal community —practitioners, judges, public defenders, prosecutors, scholars, and community and civic advocates. Alumni account for 30 percent of Maryland's circuit court judges, 34 percent of Maryland's district court judges and more than one-third of Maryland's elected state's attorneys.[8] UB Law offers the juris doctor degree and master's degrees (LL.M) in tax and U.S. law.[9][10] The school offers several concentrations to its J.D. students, including:[11]

  • Business Law
  • Criminal Practice
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Comparative Law
  • Litigation & Advocacy
  • Public and Governmental Service
  • Real Estate Practice
  • Tax Law

In conjunction with the law school's and University's other programs and schools, the law school offers joint degree combinations of JD/MBA, JD/MPA, JD/MS in criminal justice, JD/MS in negotiations and conflict management, JD/Ph.D. in policy science and JD/LL.M. in taxation.[9]

The Law Center

UB President Robert L. Bogomolny called for a path-breaking building that would provide a strong foundation for activities central to the School of Law's mission: community involvement, public interest, diversity. "As an educational institution, we envision a building whose design teaches critical lessons about how to create and sustain healthy urban environments," Bogomolny said before construction began in 2010. "As an institution committed to excellence, we envision a signature building whose materials reflect the quality of our aspirations." In support of these requirements, the Abell Foundation funded a $150,000 design competition for the new facility, a move that brought national and international interest to the project. On Nov. 17, 2008, UB announced that Behnisch Architekten of Stuttgart, Germany, in partnership with Baltimore's Ayers/Saint/Gross Inc., won the international competition to design the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center at UB. Of the winning design, Bogomolny said: "Stefan Behnisch has articulated an initial concept for our new law center that is truly forward-thinking. Stefan's ideas about sustainable design and his creativity in responding to the evolving needs of higher education place him in the forefront of 21st-century architecture." The building features innovative air-handling systems and the active capture of light and water that would otherwise go to waste.

Centers & Clinics

UB is home to five law centers: Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts, the Center for International and Comparative Law, the Center on Applied Feminism, the Center for Sport and the Law, and the Center for Medicine and Law. The School of Law has eight clinics: the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, Community Development Clinic, Criminal Practice Clinic, Disability Law Clinic, Bronfein Family Law Clinic, Immigrant Rights Clinic, Innocence Project Clinic and the Mediation Clinic for Families. All of the University of Baltimore School of Law clinics and centers are housed in the John and Frances Angelos Law Center.

Publications

  • University of Baltimore Law Review
  • University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • University of Baltimore Journal of International Law
  • University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development
  • University of Baltimore Law Forum
  • Journal of Media Law & Ethics
  • Baltimore Law magazine

Notable alumni

Notable UB Law graduates include:

Vice Presidents

Attorneys General

Governors and Lt. Governors

First Ladies

U.S. Congressmen

Judges

State Delegates & Senators

State's Attorneys

  • Jerry F. Barnes - State's Attorney for Carroll County, Maryland.[39]
  • Dario J. Broccolino - State's Attorney for Howard County, Maryland.[40]
  • Joseph I. Casilly - State's Attorney for Harford County, Maryland.[41]
  • Richard D. Fritz - State's Attorney for St. Mary's County, Maryland.[42]
  • John J. McCarthy - State's Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland.[43]
  • Lance G. Richardson - State's Attorney for Queen Anne's County, Maryland.[44]
  • Davis R. Ruark - former State's Attorney for Wicomico County, Maryland.
  • Scott D. Shellenberger - State's Attorney for Baltimore County, Maryland.[45]
  • J. Charles "Charlie" Smith - State's Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland.[46]

Other

References

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  2. ^ a b "University of Baltimore". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://law.ubalt.edu/about/history.cfm
  4. ^ http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/baltimore/2013/. 
  5. ^ http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/baltimore/2013/. 
  6. ^ http://www.ubalt.edu/admission/financial-aid/aid-basics/coa.cfm. 
  7. ^ http://www.lstscorereports.com/schools/baltimore/costs/2013/. 
  8. ^ http://law.ubalt.edu/about/news/newbuilding/index.cfm
  9. ^ a b http://law.ubalt.edu/academics/overview.html
  10. ^ Post JD / Non JD Programs at Law Schools
  11. ^ http://law.ubalt.edu/academics/concentrations/introduction.html
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  42. ^ "St. Mary's County State's Attorney". Archives of Maryland. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
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External links

  • University of Baltimore School of Law (Official site)
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