In 1981 Sherrie Bailey graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a degree in human development. This spring she was selected by Governor O’Malley and installed as Baltimore County’s newest Circuit Court Judge.
Bailey attended law school at the University of Notre Dame and worked for 22 years in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. For the last four years she served as a public defender in Baltimore County. You can read more of Judge Bailey’s story in this article from the Arbutus Times.
Thinking about law school? This brief article provides some good points to consider. Students intersted in attending law school are encouraged to pursue an undergraduate degree in any field of interest to them. The typical timeline for students attending law school immediately after college is to take the LSAT in June or October of the senior year and to apply to schools in the Fall. The LSAT is a paper-based test offered in February, June, October, and December of each year at sites throughout Maryland. Registration is required one month in advance, and scores are released one month after the test. St. Mary’s Pre-Law Advisory Network (PLAN) offers mock LSAT exams throughout the year, which will help you to prepare for the real LSAT. Enrolling in PHIL215, Critical Thinking and Philosophical Writing (offered every semester), provides helpful preparation as well. We have several helpful resources in the Career Development Center Resource Library, including previously administered LSATs, practice books, books on the application process, and One L, a highly recommended book about the first year in law school.
More information about a pre-law education at St. Mary’s can be found on our website