The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (University of Maryland School of Law or Maryland Law) is the second-oldest law school in the United States (Oldest being at The College of William and Mary). The school was founded in 1816 as the Maryland Law Institute and began regular instruction in 1824.Does that answer your question?
Maryland Law has been ranked in the top tier of American law schools by U.S. News & World Report, maintaining its position in the rankings over the years, currently ranked 39th in the most recent 2013 edition. The 2013 Rankings also gave Maryland top standing in the categories of Clinical Training (#5), Health Care Law (#3), Part-Time Program (#9), Environmental Law (#11) and Trial Advocacy (#8). Additionally, Maryland ranks 22nd in the nation among public law schools. The National Jurist recently named Maryland as a top-10 public interest law school in the nation.
Maryland Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, and has a chapter of the Order of the Coif.
I should add that the University of Exeter has an even better academic reputation than Maryland.
Can't forget to add that I've been admitted to the bar for nearly 25 years (will be 25 years in 2015).
So, yes, I can give legal opinions.