Marking the Moment

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In 2024, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law—the fourth oldest law school in the country—marks 200 years since opening its doors as the Maryland Law Institute in 1824.

In this special issue of the Maryland Carey Law magazine, we highlight some select moments representing our enduring commitment to excellence in education, scholarship, and public service; our groundbreaking work on the integration of theory and practice; and the movement toward a more inclusive society within and beyond our walls.

Throughout the coming year, we will celebrate this milestone at events, on social media, and around the law school building. There will be opportunities for you to join the conversation and share your memories. I look forward to hearing how your time at Maryland Carey Law impacted you.

This magazine also contains some familiar sections. You will meet our four new faculty members and learn news from the 2022-2023 academic year. You will also get a glimpse at some of our extraordinary alumni’s accomplishments.

I am proud to be dean of this amazing law school as we pause to celebrate this moment in our history. With solemn appreciation for the important progress accomplished by our community throughout the past two centuries, we turn our attention forward, reaching toward a bright future improving lives and laws and preparing the next generation of leaders to fight for justice and address the most pressing issues of our times.

Renée McDonald Hutchins
Dean and Professor of Law