University of Baltimore School of Law

Infobox University
name= University of Baltimore School of Law


established=1925
type=Public
dean=Phillip J. Closius
location=Baltimore, Maryland, USA
faculty=50
students=1,000
campus=Urban
website=http://law.ubalt.edu/

University of Baltimore School of Law, or UB Law, is one of the three 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, the other law school being the University of Maryland School of Law; both of which are located in downtown Baltimore. UB Law is the larger of the twohttp://law.ubalt.edu/about/faq.html] . UB law is located on the University of Baltimore's main campus in the Mt. Vernon cultural district.

History

The school was founded in 1925 as a part-time evening program to provide legal educational opportunities to working professionals. [http://law.ubalt.edu/about/history.html] In 1969, the school established a full time program. The American Bar Association accredited UB Law in 1972. [ [http://www.abanet.org/legaled/approvedlawschools/year.html ABA Approved Law Schools ] ] In 1975, UB Law became a public institution, and in 1988 it joined the University of Maryland System and the Association of American Law Schools [ [http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/visitor/college/bal-hl-ubalt,0,2358678.story University of Baltimore - baltimoresun.com ] ] [ [http://www.aals.org/about_memberschools.php AALS Member Schools Fee paid law schools Association of American Law Schools Members Membership ] ]

Academics

Admission

For the Fall 2007 entering class, the acceptance rate was 30.1%. [ [http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/directory/dir-law/brief/glanc_03070_brief.php USNews.com: America's Best Graduate Schools 2008: University of Baltimore (Law): At a glance ] ] The median GPA was 3.3 and the median LSAT score was 155.

Degrees & Concentrations

UB Law offers the juris doctor degree and masters degrees (LL.M) in tax and U.S. lawhttp://law.ubalt.edu/academics/overview.html] [ [http://www.abanet.org/legaled/postjdprograms/postjdc.html Post JD / Non JD Programs at Law Schools ] ] . The school offers several concentrations to its JD students, including [http://law.ubalt.edu/academics/concentrations/introduction.html] :
*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.

Centers & Clinics

UB is home to several law centers, including the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Center for International & Comparative Law, and Snyder Center for Litigation Skills [ [http://law.ubalt.edu/centers/index.html University of Baltimore School of Law Centers & Programs ] ] . Clinical programs are available in appellate practice, civil advocacy, community development, criminal practice, disability law, family law, family mediation, and tax law [ [http://law.ubalt.edu/clinics/index.html University of Baltimore School of Law Clinical Law Program ] ] .

Publications

*University of Baltimore Law Review
*University of Baltimore Law Forum
*Intellectual Property Law Journal
*Journal of Environmental Law
*"Nota Bene" Alumni Magazine

Reputation

In its 2008 publication, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked UB Law in the Third Tier. [ [http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/law/brief/lawrank_tier4_brief.php USNews.com: America's Best Graduate Schools 2009: Tier 4 Law Schools ] ] The average starting salary is approximately $65,000

Notable alumni

More than a third of Maryland's judiciary comprises UB Law graduates. [ [http://www.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=694 Appendices ] ] [http://aomol.net/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/dcname.html] Other notable UB Law graduates include:

Attorneys General

*J. Joseph Curran, Jr. (D) - Former Attorney General of Maryland, former Lt. Governor of Maryland

First Ladies

*Catherine Curran O'Malley - First Lady of Maryland, wife of Governor Martin O'Malley
*Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich - former First Lady of Maryland, wife of former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.

Governors and Lt. Governors

*Samuel Walter Bogley, III (D) - former Lt. Governor of Maryland
*Melvin Steinberg (D) - former Lt. Governor of Maryland, former President of the Maryland Senate
*William Donald Schaefer (D) - former Mayor of Baltimore, Governor, & Comptroller of Maryland

Judges

*Stuart R. Berger - Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/31cc/html/msa02816.html|title=Baltimore City Circuit Court|publisher=Archives of Maryland|accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Pamila J. Brown - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Howard County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa13830.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Pamila J. Brown|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Dale R. Cathell - Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
*Mimi Raffel Cooper - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Harford County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa13088.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Mimi Raffel Cooper|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Arrie W. Davis - Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals
*Darryl G. Fletcher - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa11878.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Darryl G. Fletcher|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Althea M, Handy - Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/31cc/html/msa14011.html|title=Baltimore City Circuit Court|publisher=Archives of Maryland|accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Susan H. Hazlett - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Harford County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa14933.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Susan H. Hazlett|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Barbara R. Jung - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa11867.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Barbara R. Jung|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Edward P. Murphy - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa14309.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Edward P. Murphy|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Thomas J. Pryal - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Anne Arundel County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa14476.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Thomas J. Pryal|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Mary C. Reese - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Howard County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa14524.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Mary C. Reese|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*G. Darrell Russell, Jr. - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa11833.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: G. Darrell Russell, Jr.|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*John F. Slade III- Judge, District Court of Maryland for St. Mary's County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa12307.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: John F. Slade III|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Robert J. Steinberg - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa02806.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Robert J. Steinberg|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Philip N. Tirabassi - Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/32dc/html/msa14456.html|title=DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND: Philip N. Tirabassi|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Alexandra N. Williams, District Administrative Judge, District Court of Maryland [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/36loc/bco/html/bcoj.html#district|title=Baltimore County, Maryland: DISTRICT COURT OF MARYLAND|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]

tate Delegates & Senators

*Curt Anderson (D) - Maryland State Delegate, District 43 [cite web|url=http://www.msa.md.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc3500/sc3520/013200/013208/html/13208bio.html|title=Biographical Series: Curtis Anderson|publisher=Maryland State Archives |accessdate=2008-06-11]
*Jill P. Carter (D) - Maryland State Delegate, District 41
*Charles R. Boutin (R) - former member of Maryland House of Delegates
*Michael G. Comeau (D) - former member of Maryland House of Delegates
*George W. Della, Jr. (D) - Maryland State Senate, District 46
*Keith Haynes, (D) - Maryland State Delegate, District 44, Baltimore City
*Donald C. Fry (D) - former Maryland State Senator and Delegate
*Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. (D) - Maryland State Delegate District 27A, Prince Georges County

U.S. Congressmen & Senators

*Bill Emerson (R) - U.S. Congressman, Missouri
*Dutch Ruppersberger (D) - U.S. Congressman, Maryland

Other

*Charles J. Acquisto - Author, Journalist
*Spiro Agnew (R) - former Vice President of the United States
*Peter Angelos - owner of the Baltimore Orioles
*Tom Condon - Sports agent, named the most powerful agent in football by Sporting News, represents over 120 players.
*Jeffrey Kluger - Author, Journalist
*Steven Milloy - Author, Commentator
*Bishop Robinson - former Police Commissioner of Baltimore
*Byron L. Warnken - Professor of Law at University of Baltimore.
*Guy Ayres - City Solicitor for the town of Ocean City, Maryland.

References

External links

* [http://www.ubalt.edu/ University of Baltimore - Website (Official Site)]
* [http://law.ubalt.edu/ University of Baltimore School of Law] (Official site)
* [http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/directory/dir-law/brief/glanc_03070_brief.php usnews.com] USNWR's school profile
* [http://www.princetonreview.com/law/research/profiles/generalinfo.asp?listing=1035856&LTID=5 review.com] Princeton Review's school profile

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