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University of Maryland School of Law
|University of Maryland School of Law|
|Dean||Karen H. Rothenberg|
|Location||Baltimore, MD, US|
|Outlines||0 (See List)|
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. 
Approximately 800 students are enrolled at Maryland Law. With over 30% of those attending identifying themselves as minorities, the student body is one of the most diverse in the country. There are 35 student organizations, four specialized legal centers, and four law journals.
While there are several major degree programs offered at the School of Law, the primary program is for the doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.). Within the doctor of jurisprudence degree, the University of Maryland School of Law offers four specialty programs for students who wish to focus on a concentrated area of law. Students can study with a specialty in Business Law, Clinical Law, Intellectual Property Law, or International and Comparative Law. In addition to these specialties, students may also work to earn a legal certificate through the Environmental Law Program  or the Law and Health Care Program. 
The law school offers several dual degree options. Students can earn a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice through the University of Maryland (J.D./M.A.), a Master of Business Administration through the Robert Smith School of Business (J.D./M.B.A.), a Master of Community Planning through the University of Maryland Urban Studies and Planning Program(J.D./M.C.P.), a Master of Public Health from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (J.D./M.P.H.), a Master of Social Work through the University of Maryland School of Social Work (J.D./M.S.W.), a Master of Science in Toxicology Risk Assessment and Environmental Law from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (J.D./M.S.), a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (J.D./M.S.), a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (J.D./PharmD), and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs (J.D./M.P.P.). 
- Lynne A. Battaglia, (1974), judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 2001-present.
- Daniel B. Brewster, (1949), U.S. Senator for Maryland, 1963-1969; U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 2nd District, 1959-1963.
- William Cabell Bruce, (1882), U.S. Senator from Maryland from 1923-1929.
- Francis B. Burch, Jr., (1974), CEO DLA Piper
- Ben Cardin, (1967), U.S. Senator for Maryland, 2007-present; U.S. Congressman for United States House of Representatives, 1987-2006
- John S. Cardin, member, Maryland House of Delegates.
- William Purington Cole, Jr., (1912), U.S. Congressman from Maryland's 2nd District, 1927-1929 & 1931-1942.
- Austin Lane Crothers, (1890), 46th Governor of Maryland, from 1908-1912.
- Elijah Cummings, (1976), U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 7th District, 1996-present.
- Clayton Greene, Jr., (1976), judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 2004-present.
- Glenn T. Harrell, Jr., (1970), judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1999-present.
- Allan H. Kittleman, (1988), Maryland State Senator, 2004-present.
- John Charles Linthicum, (1890), U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 4th District, 1911-1932.
- Charles Mathias, Jr., (1949), U.S. Senator from Maryland from 1969-1987.
- Anthony McConkey, (1990), member of Maryland House of Delegates, 2003-present.
- Theodore R. McKeldin, (1925), 53rd Governor of Maryland from 1951-1959.
- Hugh Meade, (1932), U.S. Congressman for Maryland 2nd District, 1947-1949.
- Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., (1967), President of State Senate 1987-present.
- Herbert O'Conor, (1920), 51st Governor of Maryland from 1939-1947, U.S. Senate 1947-1953.
- Martin O'Malley, (1988), Governor of Maryland, 2007-present; Mayor of Baltimore, 1999-2006
- George L. P. Radcliffe, (1903), U.S. Senator from Maryland from 1935-1947.
- Albert Ritchie, (1898), 49th Governor of Maryland from 1920-1935.
- Lawrence F. Rodowsky, (1956), judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1980-2000.
- John G. Trueschler, (1991), former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 2003-2007.
- Joseph Tydings, (1953), U.S. Senator from Maryland from 1965-1971.
- Millard Tydings, (1913), U.S. Senator from Maryland from 1927-1951.
- Alan M. Wilner, (1962), judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1996-present
- Maryland Law Review
- Journal of Business and Technology Law
- Journal of Health Care Law and Policy
- Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, & Class