The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore and the University of Maryland in College Park (UMCP) are developing a range of new educational programs focused on law and society—the first of their kind in the country.

A variety of programs are under consideration. Workshops will introduce middle and high school students to legal careers. A College Park Scholars living and learning program in justice and legal thought for 150 freshmen and sophomores is being planned to launch in fall 2014. An interdisciplinary minor in law and society will provide the opportunity in 2014 for 150 students to focus study in law-related fields such as civil rights and liberties, immigration, law and communication, environmental law and regulation, and crime and punishment.

Improved advising will enhance the flow of UMCP students to the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Master’s programs and graduate certificates in environmental law, health law, business law, alternative dispute resolution, and homeland security are under study. By combining the distinctive expertise and teaching methods used by the Carey Law School faculty with the rich array of humanities and social science offerings at UMCP, these programs have the potential to bring to UMCP a wealth of new educational opportunities for students and professionals alike.