Law School Launches Business Fellowship Program

May 20, 2015    |  

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is proud to announce its new Business Fellowship Program.  Brown Advisory, The Cordish Companies, Greenberg Gibbons and the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) are inaugural partners in Maryland Carey Law’s new, yearlong postgraduate fellowship. T. Rowe Price, FutureCare and LifeBridge Health are participating in the new summer fellowship.  

The new initiative is designed to help Maryland companies and institutions meet their business and legal needs while providing growth opportunities for the next generation of law and business leaders.

“Working in a business will provide our students and recent graduates with practical experience and insight that will speed their transition to long-term employment in the business sector,” said Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald B. Tobin, who has made this program a top priority for Maryland Carey Law.

Modeled after the judicial clerkship and internship experience, the Maryland Carey Law Business Fellowship Programoffers fellows professional employment, mentoring, and a stipend with Baltimore-area businesses and organizations.  Fellows will work in a corporate counsel’s office or in business operations.

“We have extraordinary alumni and friends who have stepped forward to make the Business Fellowship Program a reality,” Tobin said.  “We are extremely grateful for their support.”

The program’s postgraduate business fellowships are open to new Maryland Carey Law alumni who will work for 12 months.  The fellows’ responsibilities will be tailored to meet the legal and business needs of each employer, who will also cover the fellow’s stipend.

“My law degree was an incredible plus in my ability to be successful in business.” said Maryland Carey Law alumnus David Cordish, chair and CEO of The Cordish Companies.  “The new Business Fellows program will provide an opportunity for recent graduates to use their legal skills in a business environment, and will provide us with the benefit of a recent graduate eager to support our operations.” 

Postgraduate fellows will start later this year at:

  • Brown Advisory, general counsel Brett Rogers ‘02
  • The Cordish Companies, chair and CEO David Cordish ‘63
  • Greenberg Gibbons, chair and CEO Brian Gibbons ‘87
  • University of Maryland Medical System, general counsel Megan Arthur ‘86

The program’s summer business fellowships are supported by individual donors and employers who share the cost of a fellow’s stipend.  Donors and employers for the 2015 summer business fellowships are:

  • Edward Manno Shumsky ’73 and his wife Susan Kronick for a fellow at FutureCare, CEO Gary Attman ‘79
  • William J. Pittler ’59 for a fellow at T. Rowe Price, vice president and managing counsel Darrell Braman ‘88
  • The Honorable Robert McGowan ’84 and his wife Lydia McGowan for a fellow at LifeBridge Health, CEO Neil Meltzer.