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University Of Maryland School of Law Means Business

Photo by Steve Ruark.
Michelle Harner and Robert Rhee, Co-Directors at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Photo by Steve Ruark.

Courtesy Bmore Media – Law professor Daniel S. Goldberg takes a moment to chat in his faculty conference room before he begins his scheduled classes at the University of Maryland. He outstretches his hand, carrying a ceramic coffee mug bearing the logo East Coast Coffee Co.

It’s not the name of his favorite coffee shop. East Coast Coffee Co. doesn’t’t even exist. Goldberg’s students invented it for his course on business planning at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Limited to 25 law students at the downtown Baltimore campus, there is always a waiting list to get in.

Goldberg makes the course as real-life as you can get in a classroom. Students develop a company —  in this case, a coffee shop empire reminiscent of Starbucks, down to official namesake mugs. They take it from startup to the business world’s version of a happy ending — a successful initial public offering.

U of Md Law School Ranks 39th in US News and World Report


Courtesy of Citybizlist – The University of Maryland (Carey) and the University of Baltimore were the only two state schools ranked among the nation’s top 195 law schools by U.S. News and World report magazine.

Carey was ranked 39th while Baltimore placed 113rd. Each charged in-state tuition of about $26,000 and admitted 700-plus students.

Harvard Law School lost its second spot in the U.S. News Best Law Schools rankings to Stanford University, while Yale retained the top spot it has held since 1990.

Harvard, which held the No. 2 spot in the news magazine’s rankings since 1990, shared the second place with Stanford in 2008 and 2009.

Among the so-called T14 schools – the top 14 rankings – the University of Virginia School of Law moved up two spots to tie with the University of Pennsylvania Law School for 7th.  Cornell Law School, ranked 14th, and the Georgetown Law Center, at 13th, switched spots. The Washington and Lee University School of Law jumped six spots to tie at 24th.

Read more at citybizlist

University of Baltimore’s Impressive New Law School Dean


The University of Baltimore announced last week Ronald Weich as its new law school dean.  The Yale Law School grad comes with an impressive resume working in the Obama justice department and for Sens. Harry Reid and Edward Kennedy. His appointment is sure to further raise the already rising profile of the school.  Keep his name on your radar.

From the university’s press release:

University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny has named Ronald Weich, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice and former chief counsel to both U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, as the new dean of the University’s School of Law. Weich, a longtime federal official with expertise in criminal justice and legislative process, will begin his tenure as dean in July. The University of Baltimore School of Law is the sixth largest public law school in the country, with more than 1,100 students at its midtown campus.