Member School Highlight – University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Founded: 1813
Joined AALS: 1930
Dean: Donald Tobin

Established in 1813 and an AALS member since 1930, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is one of the oldest public law schools in the nation. Maryland Carey Law enrolled 276 JD students for its 2021 class. Small class sizes, a faculty of innovative legal scholars, and a highly regarded clinical program reflect Maryland Carey Law’s deep commitment to the integrated teaching of legal theory, doctrine, and professional skills.

Chacon Center - Maryland Law Immigration clinic

Maryland Carey Law Immigration Clinic students represent a Syrian-American family caught in the 2017 travel ban.

In 2021, with a $5 million gift, Maryland Carey Law launched the Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice to protect the rights of Maryland’s immigrant population, address racial inequities in the immigration system, and train students to become immigration lawyers. Building on the success and expertise in the long-established Immigration Clinic, the Chacón Center expands the clinic’s legislative advocacy, citizenship work, and caseload capacity; establishes an impact litigation appellate clinic; and offers scholarships for students interested in studying immigration law. “The Chacón Center enables us to have a profound impact on the lives of people suffering a severe lack of access to justice,” says Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald Tobin, “and to offer an excellent experiential learning opportunity for our students intent on using their degrees to make a difference in the world.”