Dear 2020 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Graduates,

No one could have imagined that your law school careers would culminate at a time that the entire country is dealing with a deadly health crises and sheltering at home. Your education and entry into the legal profession could not be more timely and useful. As we deal with so many legislative and judicial proposals, guidelines and regulations the legal profession has never been more important. Fighting for the underprivileged, and at the same time balancing the constitutionality of these proposals, is exactly why lawyers in general, and graduates of one of our country’s premier law schools, are poised to protect businesses, individual rights and the practice of law.  Congratulations on this momentous occasion! Class of 2020 you got this!