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University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
www.law.umaryland.edu

Law School Pro Bono Programs

Contact Information

Professor Michael Pinard
Director of Clinical Law Program & Professor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

A.J. Bellido de Luna
Managing Director
Clinical Law Program & Clinical Instructor
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
at P: (410) 706-3037 at E-mail

Category Type

Public Service Graduation Requirement Program

Description of Programs

Service to vulnerable populations is not simply an aspiration; it is a requirement. Under the Cardin Requirement, all full-time students must take courses that connect theoretical study with legal services on behalf of people and communities without access to justice.

Location of Programs

Clinical Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Staffing/Management/Oversight

Clinical Law Program, faculty, staff and law students

Funding

Clinical Law Program

Student Run Pro Bono Groups/Specialized Law Education Projects

Maryland Law Service Corps
Maryland Public Interest Law Project
Maryland Education Law Program

Faculty and Administrative Pro Bono

Professional Bios of Faculty and Administrators list community service and pro bono involvement

Awards/Recognition

Graduates receive Public Service Award for graduating law students from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law who, during their law school careers, have engaged in service and legal work that significantly advances the public interest. Also, the following Awards noted at graduation celebrate the public service accomplishments and commitment to public service of graduating law students: The Hoffberger Clinical Law Prize; The Community Scholar Prize; The Anne Barlow Gallagher Prize; Ward Kershaw Fund Award and The William P. Cunningham Awards and the Rose Zetzer Fellows.

Community Service

Maryland Public Interest Law Project, promotes public interest and community service activities in the law school community. Maryland Service Corps

Law School Public Interest Programs

Contact Information

Professor Michael Pinard, Director
Clinical Law Program & Professor
P: (410) 706-3295

Certificate/Curriculum Programs

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/programs/

Public Interest Centers

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/programs/

Public Interest Clinics

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/publicservice/clinic.html

Externships/Internships

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/academics/practice

Classes with a Public Service Component

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/academics/program/curriculum/catalog/

Public Interest Journals

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/academics/journals/

PI Career Support Center

The Career Development Office hosts various panel programs, brown bag lunches and career fairs focusing on the practice of public interest law throughout the academic year. For example, an annual Public Interest Week celebration held in October hosts speakers regarding public interest opportunities; and the Office provides resources on how to fund summer and post-graduate public interest opportunities. Two Annual spring Public Interest Career Fairs and promotion of fall EJW Public Interest Fair. The Office also provides counseling, program planning and resources for students and alumni interested in public interest careers.

Loan Repayment Assistance Programs (LRAP)

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/students/resources/tuition/loan_repayment.html

Post-Graduate Fellowships/Awards

Law School Funded:

Some post-graduate fellowships available with the Center for Health and Homeland Security and Clinical Law Program, as well as Dean's Fellow and Library Research Fellows. The Public Service Award is given to several graduating law students from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law who, during their law school careers, engaged in service and legal work that significantly advance the public interest

Graduate Student Funded:

Not applicable to our post-graduate fellows at the law school.

Other Funding Sources:

Not applicable

Term Time Fellowships/Scholarships

Law School Funded:

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/students/resources/tuition/

Graduate Student Funded:

Contact Clinical Law Program for possible partnerships.

Other Funding Sources:

Not applicable

Summer Fellowships

Law School Funded:

Dean's Award and support of student organization summer fellows, Maryland Public Interest Law Project,

Graduate Student Funded:

Not applicable

Other Funding Sources:

Not applicable

Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Programs

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/students/life/orgs/ and http://www.law.umaryland.edu/programs

Student Public Interest Groups

http://www.law.umaryland.edu/students/life/orgs/

August 6, 2018