Ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the UB School of Law clinics are where students start to make a real difference with their legal education. Our second- and third-year students represent real clients in actual cases, for example:
At the University of Baltimore, we have 13 different clinics. In a clinic, students are representing real clients in real cases, and they're actually licensed to practice law under the supervision of a faculty member.
Our clinics are all taught by full-time professors. The faculty here at the University of Baltimore are outstanding. That's one of the reasons we're ranked number 15 by U.S. News and World Report in our clinical program. We have clinics that specialize in representing immigrants, veterans, human trafficking victims, the elderly, the disabled. So students have a wide array of choices in terms of subject matter that they want to specialize in.
With the Community Development clinic, we handle a lot of different cases. I mean, personally, I'm handling cases that deal with helping families get into homes-- so helping families in Baltimore and the local areas purchase homes and be able to do that in an affordable manner. University of Baltimore's clinics allow you to understand you're impacting real people. You're impacting real families.
So I think it makes you take a sense of pride in your work, makes you understand the importance of your work, makes you put a lot of effort into your work. A lot of jobs value that type of experience. A lot of jobs see that you were part of the University of Baltimore clinic and say, hey, you know what? We know, you're coming out of law school, you're prepared to handle real clients.