Program
Evening

Undergraduate institutions and degrees
University of Maryland, College Park – B.A. Criminology/Criminal Justice

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Odenton, MD

Law school program specialty, certificate, or concentration (if applicable)
Dispute Resolution Track

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
Executive Board Member, Fraternal Order of Police Maryland Lodge 70; Chairman, Anne Arundel County Pension Oversight Commission; Member, Anne Arundel County Personnel Board; 2018 Anne Arundel County Executive Transition Committee; C-DRUM Community & Police Virtual Reality Training Project

Post-graduation plans
I plan to continue my career as an Anne Arundel County Police Officer until retirement in 2027 before entering full-time legal practice.

What was your most memorable law school moment?
Celebrating the completion of first-semester exams with my new law school friends.


Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through law school without…
All of the support from my family, friends, and co-workers.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
My lawyers and professors, all of whom have helped shape my understanding of law, policy, and strategy.

What did you learn about yourself in law school?
Law school taught me that no matter how busy I am, I always seem to have time for one more task or one more project, but I should never forget to enjoy laying in a grassy field on a warm summer day, watching the clouds pass above.

Write a message.
Law school does not happen as a solo journey. I would have never survived without my wife, who kept me clothed and fed, always with a loving smile, as I sprinted between school, work, and a myriad of other responsibilities. I would not have made it were it not for the support and patience of my family, friends, and co-workers who stood by me despite the long absences required of a law student with a full-time job. I also owe so much of my success to my law school friends: the evening-section class of 2020 and all of the other students I met, worked and studied alongside for four, grueling and wonderful years. Finally, I would like to thank my professors, for their help and guidance, plus their special understanding of the demands of my regular job as I navigated my way through law school.

3 Comments

  1. Mike–Congratulations! Best of luck in your future endeavors. You will always be one of my favorite students.
    Neil Dilloff

  2. Congratulations, Mike! Welcome to the legal profession. Excited to see the impact you will make. Keep in touch.

  3. Mr. Shrier, where to begin with you? I could talk about all the things that are undeniable about you – intelligent, committed, thoughtful, helpful, cool under pressure. More than anything, it is your integrity that makes you stand out in a crowd. You are a tribute to the law enforcement profession, which will no doubt carry through to your legal career. Until that happens, may your union keep benefitting from your negotiation prowess. Best of luck to you, Sir. Congrats on finally making it happen!

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