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The Maryland and Washington, D.C., region is home to nearly 10,000 UBalt School of Law alumni, many of whom enthusiastically mentor UBalt law students and enjoy cultivating success in new generations of UBalt-trained lawyers. In Baltimore alone, the legal community boasts nearly 3,000 UBalt alumni who are ready to support you as you embark on a legal career.
Students pursue a legal education often with the intention of practicing law—advocating for clients in court, helping individuals complete an estate plan or providing legal advice in business transactions. Others may not intend to practice law but know a law degree will help them achieve their career goals. A UBalt School of Law education will prepare you for whatever career path you choose.
According to the National Association for Law Placement, of the Class of 2019 graduates whose employment status is known, 65.6 percent found employment in positions for which bar admission was required. An additional 13.3 percent of the Class of 2019 found employment in positions for which a J.D. was required or preferred by the employer. Alumni from the UBalt School of Law are employed in law firms, business and industry, the judiciary, public-interest organizations, and government and public policy.
The University of Baltimore School of Law has a demonstrated record of success in preparing students for highly prestigious post-graduate judicial clerkships. In fact, the University of Baltimore School of Law ranks third in the nation* for the number of graduates securing state judicial clerkships, consistently sending between 20 and 25 percent of each graduating class into these coveted positions at both trial and appellate courts.
It helps, of course, that so many University of Baltimore alumni are represented in the Maryland judiciary—many serving on the bench and working behind the scenes. One-third of Maryland’s current sitting judges are UBalt School of Law alumni.
Through judicial clerkships, our students develop a mentoring relationship with a judge, gain hands-on courtroom and chambers experience and build the professional credentials that give them a competitive edge when applying for post-graduate clerkship positions with the region’s leading law firms, public interest organizations and government agencies.
* according to Law.com’s Law Grads Hiring Report for 2018