About MLaw Programs

MLaw Programs is a state-of-the-art collaboration between the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, driven by MPower. It affords students unparalleled opportunities to evaluate and interact with a wide range of diverse and intellectually stimulating legal communities.

Undergraduate students in any major who are interested in law and justice can participate in MLaw's Justice and Legal Thought Program during their freshman and sophmore years and/or MLaw's Law and Society Minor as upperclass students.  High school students who are interested in earning college credit can participate in MLaw's Mock Trial Course during the summer.  First year undergraduate students interested in conducting ground-breaking research on our country's immigration and detention practices can participate in our First Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE) stream, "Felons not Families." Current UMD undergraduate students, students from other universities and colleges, graduate students, professionals and life-long learners can also participate in MLaw's Mock Trial Course during the winter term. Campus-wide events, lectures and opportunities offered by MLaw provide access for all students on campus to law school faculty and topics. One of these opportunities includes both a law school and legal professional mentoring program.

In an increasingly globalized society, students and educators must engage with their communities by cultivating knowledge and developing a foundation for leadership and innovation. MLaw hosts events on campus, including the successful collaborative MLaw panel series with Carey School of Law.  Additionally, students can leverage University of Maryland’s close proximity to Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. to attend additional lectures and events, engage in internships and service work, and meet with leaders and practitioners in the federal government, think-tanks, NGOs, nonprofit organizations, and law and consulting firms.

Deriving strength from its MPower partnership, MLaw’s intra-institutional and interdisciplinary approach to the study of law is among the first of its kind.