INFORMATION
Click on the icons below to print and add to your list.

Print PDF Report Print HTML Report
Direct Link

NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Law School: University of Baltimore School of Law 
Address: 1420 North Charles Street 
   
City: Baltimore 
State, Zip: MD, 21201 
Country: United States  
Phone: 410-837-4404 

Administrator Name: D. Jill Green, Esq. 
Administrator Title: Interim Assistant Dean 
Phone: 410-837-4404 
Fax: 410-837-4696 
Email: dgreen@ubalt.edu 
Web: law.ubalt.edu/careers 

Registrar's Name: Richard Morrell 
Phone No: 410-837-4825 
Names & titles of key CSO staff: Alyson Todd, Assistant Director; Christian Blom, Senior Career Advisor; Shirley Skiles, Administrative Assistant; Jernee Bramble, Associate Director 

DEGREE PROGRAMS
No. of hours required to graduate: 87 
Comments:  

No. of Full-time students 762 
No. of Evening students: 232 
No. of Part-time students: 35 
Other:
Total: 1029 

COMPOSITION OF ENROLLMENT
'12-'13 Year 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year Total
Men: 161  115  105  129  510 
Woman: 144  113  85  164  506 
Totals: 305  228  190  293  1016 
Black (Men): 11  27 
Black (Women): 27  17  11  61 
Hispanics (Men):
Hispanics (Women):
American Indian/Alaskan (Men):
American Indian/Alaskan (Women):
Asian/Pacific Islander (Men): 22 
Asian/Pacific Islander (Women): 16  11  35 
Disabled (Men):
Disabled (Woman):
Openly GLBT (Men):
Openly GLBT (Woman):
Comments:  

Do you offer LL.M. degrees? Yes 
Is LL.M. grading system equivalent to JD system? No 
Do you offer joint degree programs? Yes 
NO. of LL.M. degrees awarded in previous year: 33 

FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > LL.M DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
Taxation
Laws of the United States
FIELDS OF STUDY OFFERED > JOINT DEGREES:
Subjects Full-time Evening Part-time Other
JD/LLM Tax
JD/MBA
JD/MPA
JD/MSCJ
JD/CNCM Conflict Resolution & Management
JD/PHD Policy Sciences

ADMISSIONS PROFILE
Applications received: 2102 
Size of entering class: 328 
No. of undergraduate colleges represented: 123 
No. of states represented: 23 
In-state enrollment: 252 
Out-state enrollment: 74 
Foreign countries represented:

GRADE POINT AVERAGE / LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST
25% 50% 75%
Grade Point Average Full-time 3.05 3.31 3.51
Part-time 2.66 3.15 3.35
Overall 2.97 3.25 3.46
Law School Admission Test

 

Full-time 152 156 159
Part-time 150 154 157
Overall 151 156 158
In determining GPA and LSAT averages, are all students included? No 
  If "No", what percentage is not included?
Twostudents are not included in LSAT averages (accommodated test scores are not reported).
Three students are not included in GPA averages (GPA's from international scores are not reported).
 

JD PROGRAM
Fall Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
8/20/2012
11/28/2012
Spring Semester: Begin Date:
End Date:
1/14/2013
4/29/2013
Semester Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
3/15/2012
1/13/2013
Spring Break: Begin Date:
End Date:
3/18/2013
3/22/2013

CLINICAL COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED
Clinical Courses/Program Enrollment Based on
Appellate Advocacy Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Civil Advocacy Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Community Development Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Criminal Practice Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Disability Law Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Family Law Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Family Mediation Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Immigrants Rights Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Judicial Internships Demonstrated Interest and Availability
Attorney Practice Internships Demonstrated Interest and Availability
Securities & Exchange Commission Internship Demonstrated Interest and Availability
Innocence Project Clinic Lottery w/ priority for graduating students
Student Fellows: Center for Litigation Skills Academic Record, Faculty Recommendations
SPECIAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
Mediation Certificate
Estate Planning Certificate

MOOT COURT PROGRAM
Is Moot Court a required activity? No 
Please describe program, including when students participate, how board members are selected, etc.
University of Baltimore School of Law has 21 moot court teams.  Students participate in a consolidated competition. The Board is comprised of students selected on the basis of their grades, expertise written and oral advocacy, and demonstrated interest in the programs served by the Board, and operates under the supervision of its student-led Executive Board and its faculty advisor. The Board also assists with managing the National Moot Court Competition, of which the University of Baltimore is a regional sponsor.

JOURNALS/ACTIVITIES
JOURNALS
Journals No. of Students Grades Write-on Intv. Other
University of Baltimore Law Review 60 Yes Yes
Law Forum Journal 50 Yes Yes
Journal of Land and Development 30 Yes Yes
 
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
American Constitution Society
Amnesty International
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
Black Law Students Association
Business & Tax Law Association
Criminal Law Association
Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Society
Environmental Law Society
Family Law Association
Federalist Society
Immigration Law Society
Intellectual Property Law Society
International Law Society
Jewish Law Student Association
Moot Court Board
OUT Law
Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Delta Phi
Real Estate Law Association
Sigma Delta Kappa
South Asian Law Students Association
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
Student Bar Association
Student Hurricane Network
Students Supporting the Women's Law Center
UB Students for Public Interest Law
UB Health Law Association
Women's Bar Association
Law Review
Law Forum
Journal of Land and Development
Criminal Justice Association
Latin American Law Student Association
Military Law Students Association
Parents In Law School
Student Service Volunteers
US Trademark Association Team
Criminal Justice Association
Latin American Law Student Association
Military Law Students Association
Parents In Law School
Student Service Volunteers

GRADING SYSTEM
EXPLANATION OF GRADING SYSTEMS
Letter Grades Other Grade System? Numerical Equivalents
       A+ 4.33
       A 4.0
       A- 3.67
       B+ 3.33
       B 3.0
       B- 2.67
       C+ 2.33
       C 2.0
       C- 1.67
       D 1.0
       F 0.0

 Comments:
Professors are permitted, but not required, to award one A+ grade per course. The grading system also includes a D- which has a numerical equivalent of 0.67. A grade of W is given when a student withdraws from a course during the withdrawal period. A grade of WF is given when a student withdraws from the course after the withdrawal period. Grades of PS (Passing), given in a limited number of courses, are not computed in the grade point average. An incomplete grade (I) is given when the student and the professor agree that the circumstances warrant an extension of time for the student to complete the assigned work.
 
MINIMUM GRADE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN (Based on May 2012 graduation class)
Top 10%: 3.636 
Top 25%: 3.383 
Top 33%: 3.303 
Top 50%: 3.134 
Top 75%: 2.866 

Median GPA: 3.070 
Minimum grade required for graduation: 2.0 
Do you have a pass/fail option? Yes
If "Yes", please describe: Special Topics in Applied Feminism and internships courses taken for credit are graded on a pass/fail basis. Courses taken abroad are graded on a pass/fail basis. 
Are students ranked in their class? Yes
If so, how often? Annually 
Will the school verify student grades? Yes
Please describe policy: Upon request, we will confirm or deny GPA or class rank as represented by student or graduate. 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
ACADEMIC AWARDS
Name of Award No. Awarded Selection Process
C. Richard Martin Scholarship 1st in Graduating Class
Scholarly Achievement Award 2nd in Graduating Class
Heuisler Honor Society Top 10% of Graduating Class
Clinical Excellence Award Chosen by Clinical Faculty
Law Faculty Award Chosen by Faculty
First in Class Award 1st in class 1D, 1E, 2D, 2E, 3E
Highest Grade in Class Award Awarded for highest grade in range of classes
Dean's Citation Awards Selected by Dean of Law School
SBA Service Awards Selected by Student Bar Association
Marc Geraci Student Tax Scholarship Selected by Tax Professors
Excellence in Public Interest Award Chosen by Faculty
Nancy Cole Cogliano Strouse Award 1st in Evening Graduating Class
ALI ABA Scholarship Award Chosen by Student Life Committee
CLEA Outstanding Student Award Selected by Clinical Faculty
Full Academic Scholarship Merit-based for 1Ls, continuing based on GPA
Partial Academic Scholarship Merit-based for 1Ls, continuing based on GPA
GRADUATION HONORS
  % of Class Receiving GPA Required # of Students
Order of the Coif:
Summa cum laude: 5% 3.750 16
Magna cum laude: 20% 3.500 40
Cum laude: 40% 3.250 72
Other: Heuisler Top 10% 31
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Areas of practice (Include both legal and non-legal positions) % of employed students with jobs in area Employment locations % of students with known location who are in region
Private practice: 37.31  New England: 1.15 
Business and industry: 17.53  Middle Atlantic: 1.54 
Government: 15.67  East North Central: 0.77 
Judicial clerkship: 20.14  West North Central: 0.38 
Military: 0.74  South Atlantic: 95.00 
Public interest organization: 3.73  East South Central:
Academic: 3.35  West South Central: 0.38 
Job category not identified: 1.49  Mountain: 0.38 
Pacific: 0.38 
Non-US:

  Jurisdictions: (states and/or metropolitan areas)
                      with the highest % of graduates from the most recent graduating class
Jurisdictions employing the largest number of graduates include the Baltimore/Washington, DC metropolitan area and greater Maryland.

ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
  Week invitations are sent to employers:
March
  OCI requests accepted by:  
  Mail Beginning Date: 03/12/2012
  Phone beginning date: 03/12/2012
  Email beginning date: 03/12/2012 To Email: sskiles@ubalt.edu
  Online beginning date: 03/12/2012 URL: https://law-ubalt-csm.symplicity.com/
 
Please specify any changes in OCI procedures or policies that will be in effect for the first time during Fall 2013 :
 
OCI date assignment procedure:
 First come first served   Random
 Early/Late Rotation   Out of state employer by geographic location
  Comments:
 
  OCI Fee?
None
 
  OCI date confirmation will be sent to employers:
Rolling
 
  if requested our school will coordinate with:
University of Maryland
 
  Describe required employer forms:
OCI Registration Form
 
OCI DATES
OCI dates for August: 08/13/2012 - 08/31/2012
OCI dates for Fall: 09/04/2012 - 11/16/2012
OCI dates for Spring: 01/14/2013 - 04/19/2013
  Flyback dates:
N/A
 

  Is video conferencing available?  No 
  Comments:
 

  Are employers permitted to prescreen?  Yes 
  If "No", explain:
 

OCI drop date:
Date student materials sent to employer:
Date interview schedule sent to employer:
Postage/express mail fee? No
  Comments:
Employers receive resumes and interview schedules on a rolling basis depending on OCI dates.
 
Do you provide resume collection or direct mail option for employers not participating in OCI?  Yes 
  Are all OCI conducted in campus buildings?  Yes 
  If "No", describe alternatives and reservation procedure:
 

OTHER INTERVIEW PROGRAMS
  Cooperative/Consortia:
University of Baltimore/University of Maryland Public Interest Career Fair
Greater Washington Baltimore Public Interest Career Fair - Consortium with MD/DC Area Law Schools
Equal Justice Works Career Fair
AIPLA Conference and Career Fair
University of Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
 
  Diversity Interview Programs:
Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Mid Atlantic Regional Job Fair
Delaware Minority Job Fair
Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Students of Color
National Black Prosecutor Association Job Fair
Lavendar Law Career Fair
Impact Career Fair for Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities
Dupont Minority Job Fair
Vault and Minority Corporate Counsel Association Diversity Job Fair
Hispanic National Bar Association Job Fair
WMACCA Corporate Scholars Program
 

JOB POSTING
  Will you send, upon request, one package containing resumes/transcripts?  Yes 
  Will you post a notice directing students to apply directly to employer?  Yes 

If you provide job listings for graduates, describe how to send notice, when employers can expect responses, length of time notice is posted (whether in print or online), etc.;
Notices may be 1. Posted on Symplicity at at https://law-ubalt-csm.symplicity.com/employers/. Symplicity accounts may be obtained by contacting Shirley Skiles at sskiles@ubalt.edu; 2. Posted on our on-line "Job Vacancy Announcement Form" at law.ubalt.edu/template.cfm?page=811; 3. Emailed to cblom@ubalt.edu; 4. Faxed to the attention of Chris Blom at 410-837-4696; 5. Mailed to Law Career Development Office, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; 6. Communicated by telephone to Chris Blom at 410-837-4409.
 

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Describe any special regulations pertaining to the recruitment of first year students that are in addition to the NALP guidelines. For example, are first year students eligible for spring OCI? When are job notices posted during second semester?
First year students are eligible for Spring On-Campus Interview program.  Jobs are posted throughout the semester.
The Experience in Legal Organizations (EXPLOR) Program - The program is designed to provide first-year law students legal experience during the summer. Every year, between 150-200 students in the first year class are matched through the EXPLOR Program with a firm, public interest organization, government agency or a judge.
 

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
Baltimore Scholars Program
Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Job Fair
Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair for Students of Color
Charles Hamilton Houston Scholars Program
Delaware Minority Job Fair
Dupont Minority Job Fairs
Impact Career Fair for Students and Lawyers with Disabilities
Lavendar Law Job Fair
Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc.
National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair
Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair
Washington Area Legal Recruiters Administrators Association (WALRAA) Diversity Programming

In addition, the Law Career Development Office (LCDO) works on a one-on-one basis with diversity student groups and assists with paneling, programming and providing targeted networking opportunuities.  

 

PRO BONO PROGRAM
University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest (UBSPI) raises funds primarily through an annual auction.  The law school matches these funds and stipends are awarded to students working in public interest settings over the summer. Grants from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation are also awarded to University of Baltimore law students working in public interest settings.

The Law Career Development Office administers two programs for alumni working for public interest organizations: the UB Loan Assistance Repayment Program (an award between $3,000-$4,000) and the and the Samuel I. Rosenberg Scholarship (an award of $1,500).

Through our Public Interest Fellowship Program, a student is selected to work during the second summer at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau. The student can expect to receive an offer to return to the organization after graduation as an attorney. The law school then gives the student a forgiveable loan for the final year of law school tuition.  If the student stays at the Legal Aid Bureau or another 501(c)(3) organization for three years after graduating, the student's tuition loan is forgiven.

The White House recently selected the University of Baltimore’s Family Law Clinic to participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to encourage more commitment from the private bar to provide pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence. The Family Law Clinic will train one student specifically in the area of domestic violence law. The student will then work for one year at Baltimore’s House of Ruth providing legal services to victims of domestic violence, with his or her salary paid by Venable LLP.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The University of Baltimore School of Law is committed to a policy against discrimination in employment based on gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, handicap status, and/or age.  The Law School requires all employers that use the services of the Law Career Development Office to provide a signed statement, agreeing to comply with both the spirit and the letter of the Law School’s nondiscrimination policy.  Failure to comply with the Law School’s nondiscrimination policy may result in denial of the employer’s privilege to use the services of the Law Career Development Office.  

The "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy of the Uniformed Military creates discrimination based on sexual orientation. Until the repeal of these discriminatory policies is certified and implemented, the Law School will continue to accede to on-campus military recruiting only because of the loss of federal funds to the university pursuant to 32 CFR §216.3.  UB School of Law will continue to pursue ameliorative actions to support the letter and spirit of our non-discrimination policy.
 

NARRATIVES/OTHER NOTES
NARRATIVES
The University of Baltimore School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Building on its strong traditions, the School of Law has created a comprehensive legal curriculum that begins by challenging and assisting students to gain the rigorous analytical skills and diligent professional habits that are the hallmark of an excellent attorney. Recently, we have enriched this curriculum to reflect the realities of legal practice in the 21st century, offering upper-level concentrations that allow lawyers-in-training to explore in depth a variety of areas of legal practice, increasing opportunities for clinical and intern/externship experiences, and emphasizing the development of practical lawyering skills in every phase of a student's legal education through centers like The Center for Families, Children & the Courts; The Center for International and Comparative Law; and The Snyder Center for Litigation Skills.

On July 1, 2011, the University of Baltimore School of Law and Johns Hopkins University will open a new Center for Medicine and Law, a “mini-think tank” focusing on how law affects health care providers in their day-to-day jobs. In addition to offering classes to students at both schools, the center will host conferences and publish position papers in an effort to become a national voice and authority on health care law for clinicians. Dr. Fred Levy will serve as the center’s Senior Director. Dr. Gregory Dolin, currently at The George Washington University School of Law, will join UB’s faculty this summer and serve as co-director.

Today the law school has 1083 J.D. students, with approximately two thirds attending classes in the day division and one third attending evening classes. Students in both divisions study the same curriculum and must meet the same rigorous academic standards and performance levels. Over the past quarter century, the School of Law has built an outstanding faculty that today is one of the best in the Mid-Atlantic region. Full-time faculty members teach most day and evening division courses. Adjuncts, including some of the foremost practicing attorneys, judges, and government officials in Maryland, are also utilized.

Our balanced approach to legal education has allowed us to graduate students who quickly earn a reputation as hit-the-ground-running lawyers. They begin to contribute as soon as they graduate, because their legal education at the University of Baltimore has given each of them the skills they need not only to think like a lawyer, but to act like one.


 
OTHER NOTES
 

Print PDF Report Print HTML Report
Direct Link


Home
| Quick Search | Advanced Search | My List | FAQ | NALP Site | About Us | Contact Us
Copyright © 2005 National Association for Law Placement. All rights reserved
View our privacy policy