National Lawyers Guild

The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members - lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees - the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Student Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild seeks to unify like-minded students who regard economic and social justice as essential elements of the freedoms, protections, and rights of all individuals. We aim to facilitate the education of Maryland Carey Law students and Baltimore community members with regards to issues concerning the maintenance and protection of civil rights and liberties, the safeguard of human rights, the elimination of oppression of women, indigent individuals, and people of color, the elimination of racism, and the extension of rights to laborers and farmers. Additionally, the Maryland Carey Law NLG Student Chapter provides opportunities for students to build meaningful relationships with attorneys, judges, and other members of the legal profession while gaining valuable and substantive legal experience in the Baltimore community.

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2023-2024 Executive Board

*Co-President Thespina Fegaras 
*Co-President Hannah Klaus
Treasurer  Charlie Herzfeld
Secretary Carolyn Wetzel
Temp Advisor Doug Colbert