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Baltimore Law Fall 2015

The magazine of the University of Baltimore school of law

ProUD oF oUr CiTy, WorKing For Change


VOL. 3 Baltimore Law is published for alumni and friends of the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Dean RONALD WEICH rweich@ubalt.edu Editor & Director of Communications HOPE KELLER hkeller@ubalt.edu Director of External Relations JEDEDIAH WEEKS jweeks@ubalt.edu Assistant Director of Communications & External Relations HEATHER COBBETT hcobbett@ubalt.edu Art/Design Direction RANDY CLARK Today Media Custom Communications Reporters CHRIS HART HOPE KELLER JOE SURKIEWICZ Photographers JIM BURGER MAX FRANZ CHRIS HARTLOVE HOPE KELLER HOWARD KORN CATHERINE MOORE APRIL THIESS CRAIG WEIMAN STEPHANIE ZINGER

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welcome FROM THE DEAN Ronald Weich

Let’s face it — Baltimore has a reputation. This city is known for many wonderful things: the Inner Harbor, the Orioles and Ravens, worldclass arts institutions, historic neighborhoods, authentic dive bars and some of the most exciting universities in the country, including ours. But it is also known for crime, drugs and mean streets. Recently the rougher aspects of Baltimore’s reputation have predominated. The death of Freddie Gray in police custody, and the unrest that followed, reinforced the impression of Baltimore as the violent city of Homicide and The Wire. For a week in late April, Americans were treated to 24/7 images of a burning drug store, frustrated young people and a curfew enforced by the National Guard. “Baltimore is burning,” CNN intoned. Those of us who were here know the coverage was overblown. On one tense night — Monday April 27 — anger turned to violence in some neighborhoods. Yet in the days that followed, conflagration was replaced by peaceful demonstrations and constructive dialogue. Certainly Baltimore faces challenges, including persistent pockets of poverty, a diminished economic base and pervasive distrust of law enforcement in communities of color. So do too many other U.S. cities. But for that week in April, it was Baltimore’s turn to symbolize the problems of urban America on cable TV and talk radio. What does all this have to do with our law school? Everything. We are proud of who we are:

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the University of Baltimore. We are not just in the city. We are of the city. Our school is located in the heart of this great old town. It is an integral part of the city’s past and present and will help shape its future. Our graduates preside in courtrooms, boardrooms and conference rooms across the city. The president of our university is a former three-term mayor of Baltimore. Local lawyers and judges teach UB students the value of expanding access to justice. Our clinics provide legal services to vulnerable populations throughout the city. In other words, our law school has an opportunity and a responsibility to make Baltimore a better place. This issue of Baltimore Law explores some of the many ways our law school is woven into the fabric of the city. You’ll read about UB alumni working to expand economic vitality and social justice through their work in the city’s law firms, government offices and nonprofit organizations. You’ll learn about law school graduates making the city beautiful through efforts as varied as art projects and real estate investing. Freddie Gray’s tragic death and the events that followed have only intensified the importance of our law school’s role. When Attorney General Loretta Lynch came to Baltimore to meet with community leaders, she came to UB. Our professors have been at the forefront of public commentary about legal and social issues in the city. And our alumni, including the two impressive women on our cover, are on both sides of the criminal justice system in Baltimore. We are positioned to help shape changes in law and policy that emerge from this period of ferment. I am not a native Baltimorean. But in the three years since I became dean of the UB School of Law I’ve come to love Baltimore. I’m fascinated by its rich legal history, its dynamic municipal politics and its vibrant cultural life. I appreciate more than ever the central role our school plays in this extraordinary city.

Ronald Weich Dean


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in this issue: 12

GIVING THEIR ALL

UB law alumni make a difference in Baltimore

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Summing Up Professor Byron Warnken ends 40-year run as head of moot court program

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Talented Trio Three recent graduates demonstrate breadth of law school’s student body

departments Baltimore Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04 Annual Giving Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 In Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Cover: Myshala Middleton, J.D. ’10, of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office and Becky Kling Feldman, J.D. ’02, of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender outside Courthouse East in Baltimore. Fall 2015 | 3 |


baltimorebriefs Quoting Archimedes and Jerry Garcia, A.G. Frosh tells grads to ‘move the world’

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aryland Attorney General

Brian Frosh, the UB School of Law’s commencement speaker, urged the new graduates to use their legal education as a lever to lift society. “Thousands of years ago, the scholar Archimedes said, ‘Give me a place to stand and I will move the world,’” Frosh told the 275-strong Class of 2015. “He was talking about leverage, and at the University of Baltimore School of Law you have crafted a powerful lever — and you will carry it with you for the rest of your lives,” Frosh continued. “The laws on which our nation and state are built are your fulcrum. And, without a doubt, we know the world needs to be moved. In fact, the evidence is right outside the window. “Less than a mile from here, our neighbors, our friends, our families struggle to build productive lives as they navigate poverty, discrimination,

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh addressed the 88th commencement of the University of Baltimore School of Law on May 18, 2015.

unemployment, health challenges and environmental threats. In block after block of Baltimore, in neighborhoods like Sandtown-Winchester, the ills of urban America choke our communities in a painful grip. Poisoning from lead paint, drug use, crime conspire to shorten lives, dampen opportunity and crush futures.” Frosh ended with a quote from Jerry Garcia, the late lead guitarist of the

Grateful Dead. (“If you don’t know the Grateful Dead, you’d better Google it,” Frosh advised the packed house at The Lyric. “It’s something you need to know.”) “Jerry Garcia said: ‘Somebody’s got to do something. It’s just incredibly pathetic that it’s got to be us.’ “It does have to be us,” Frosh concluded. “You now have a place to stand. Move the world.”

Fannie angelos, a champion of diversity, dies at 88

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lumna Fannie angelos,

historically black colleges and universities,

ll.B. ’51, died April 9 at Johns

aims to enhance diversity in legal

Hopkins Hospital from com-

education and in the legal profession.

plications of myelodysplastic

“Fannie Angelos was a trailblazer for the

syndrome. She was 88 and had worked

thousands of women who have attended

as a lawyer up until her death.

the University of Baltimore School of Law

Angelos practiced in the Law Offices of

in the years since she graduated,” said

PeTer g. angelos, ll.B. ’61, her brother. The law school’s Baltimore Scholars program was renamed in 2013 in honor of Fannie Angelos. The Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, a partnership between the UB School of Law and Maryland’s

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Fannie Angelos spoke in October 2014 at a fund-raising gala for the UB School of Law’s Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence.

Dean ronalD WeiCh. “She was deeply committed to UB and its students until the very end of her remarkable life.” (See “In Memoriam” on Page 31)


Justice Department lawyers hear from residents about Baltimore police

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he University of Baltimore School of Law was the site of a June 25 public meeting led by lawyers from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice who are investigating Baltimore’s police department. The attorneys are examining whether Baltimore police have engaged in a pattern or practice of violating residents’ constitutional rights or in discriminatory policing. After introductory remarks by Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law F. MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM, Civil Rights Division chief Vanita Gupta and Tim Mygatt, special counsel to the Civil Rights Division leading the investigation, the Justice Department lawyers met with individuals and small groups of Baltimore residents to hear about their experiences with the Baltimore police. The meeting came on the heels of unrest in Baltimore following the death in police custody of 25-yearold Freddie Gray. However, Mygatt said the Justice Department probe was not prompted by Gray’s death, which he called a “piece of the investigation.” “We don’t open an investigation because of one incident,” Mygatt told the audience in the Angelos Law Center’s moot courtroom. “It’s not just a single incident, it’s not just a single event. It’s something we’re hearing from a whole variety of sources to make sure we have good cause Tim Mygatt, special counsel to the U.S. Departand reasonable cause to ment of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, addressed investigate.” Baltimore residents at the Angelos Law Center Mygatt said the investion June 25. Mygatt is leading the department’s investigation of the Baltimore police force. gation, which could take more than a year to complete, would entail interviews with police officers and citizens, as well as a review of thousands of documents and sophisticated data analysis. The meeting followed a May 5 appearance at the University of Baltimore by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who met with law enforcement officials and student leaders. Earlier, on April 28, Civil Rights Division attorneys met with Baltimore-area faith leaders at the Angelos Law Center. Associate Dean VICKI SCHULTZ, J.D. ’89, who served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division from 2009–12, participated in the meeting.

UB law community leads dialogue on social justice in Baltimore and beyond

Making Headlines

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law student Caylin Young, the 2015–16 chair of the National Black Law Students Association, published an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun on May 2, days after riots rocked parts of Baltimore. Wrote Young: “As long as this racial caste system exists in America, we will continue to see what Malcolm X described as ‘reactions against police brutality.’ . . . Let me be clear, violence is unacceptable. However, I do not have to condone it to understand from whence it originates. As stated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ‘A riot is the language of the unheard.’” Professor David Jaros was quoted at length in a May 6 article in The Atlantic, “Can the Baltimore Prosecutor Win Her Case? A law professor says Marilyn Mosby may have overcharged officers in Freddie Gray’s death, but that’s common with ordinary defendants.” Said Jaros: “I love how surprised people are by the fact that a prosecutor may have overcharged. This is something prosecutors do all the time, as a strategic choice, for various reasons, and it’s ironic that suddenly the [Fraternal Order of Police] is up in arms over this.” Dean Ronald Weich was quoted July 16 in a Washington Post story on the human toll of the government’s decades-long war on drugs and on the particular damage done by mandatory- minimum sentences. Weich, a special counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in the late 1980s, told the Post that mandatoryminimum sentences were about math, not people: “These laws forced judges to look at their calculators instead of into the eyes of the defendants they were sentencing. They weren’t allowed to ask, ‘How did they get to this point in their lives?’ and ‘Who were they going to be in five or 20 years?’ ” Fall 2015 | 5 |


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New café offers coffee and job skills for youth

Salwa Khan, Leon Palmer, Darious Woodland, Matthew Silver and Elijah Griggs at the Flying Fruit Café at the Angelos Law Center.

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he smell of coffee and the buzz of excited voices emanate from the new café on the sixth floor of the John and Frances Angelos

Law Center. Young people in aprons make coffee, bake muffins and work the cash register with a professionalism that belies the fact that they’ve been doing this for only a few weeks. A partnership between the UB School of Law and UMBC’s Choice Program, the Flying Fruit Café offers not just coffee, muffins and other snacks. It also provides jobs and job-training and personal-development skills to young people, most of them from Baltimore City. Choice Jobs, which works with youngsters referred by the

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services who need support and supervision in the community, provides crucial work background. “We want to give young people an experience that is going to allow them to go out and get another job,” said stephen Marengo, a business development specialist with Choice. An expansion of the Choice Jobs sites at Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor, the law center café will expose the youngsters to people at the university they might otherwise not meet. “Those types of possibilities are truly exciting,” Marengo said. The youngsters, between 14 and 21, are supervised by AmeriCorps members, including salwa Khan, a 2015 University of Baltimore graduate. “It’s so much fun,” said Khan, who majored in criminal justice and wants to become a probation officer. “I’m excited to come work with the kids. They just light up the environment.” Cameron Morton, polite and self-possessed at 14, says he’s the only one of his friends who has a job. The Afya Public Charter School student, who often takes coffee orders and works the cash register, says he is saving up to buy an electric skateboard. “I’m going to take a little bit out of every check,” he said. Also behind the counter, naieel lett and Taylor Daniels say they don’t like coffee, even though they make a mean cup of joe. “The first time I had espresso it was nasty,” said Lett, 17. “I didn’t like it.” “I can’t drink it,” said Daniels, 16. “It’s just like poison.” But their colleague lee Palmer, 20, is open to novel experiences. “I just like to try out new things,” he said of the job and, perhaps, coffee. “It’s very awesome.”

‘Mr. Civil righTs’: On Sept. 19, 2014, the law school hosted a screening of Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP, a documentary film by MiCK CaoUeTTe about the early career of the Baltimore-born Supreme Court justice. University of Baltimore President KUrT l. sChMoKe delivered comments before the film, which was followed by a panel discussion. Pictured left to right are UB School of Law Professor JosÉ anDerson, who appeared in the documentary; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Professor larry giBson; UB School of Law Dean ronalD WeiCh; Professor of Law KiMBerlÉ CrenshaW of Columbia University and UCLA; and Caouette.

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students

n BLSA SUCCESSES: Two UB law

students were named to top positions in the National Black Law Students Association at the group’s 47th annual convention, held in Portland, Ore., in March. 3L Caylin Young is the 2015–16 national chair and 3L Sheena Williams is the 2015–16 national director of community service. UB’s chapter of BLSA was the runner-up for best chapter in the nation, behind Harvard Law School’s, and for the third year in a row it was named the most outstanding student organization at the UB School of Law (it was tied this year with the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Association). n ‘SERIAL’ PANEL: On Feb. 12, the

Student Bar Association presented “Serial: The Presumption of Guilt,” a panel discussion led by then-SBA President Michael Sellitto about the events detailed in the hugely popular Serial podcast, which examined the 1999 murder of Baltimore County high school student Hae Min Lee and the two trials and ultimate conviction of Adnan Syed, her former boyfriend. The panelists included Justin Brown, attorney for Syed, and Rabia Chaudry, the lawyer and Syed family friend who brought the case to the attention of Serial host and producer Sarah Koenig. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled in February that Syed could appeal his conviction on the grounds that his original attorney provided ineffective counsel. Syed maintains the lawyer did not call a witness who could have provided an alibi for him. n REGENTS STUDENT REP: Law student Sydney Comitz was nominated by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to serve as the student representative to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. In May 2015, Comitz graduated from UB’s Merrick School of Business with a B.S. in business administration and completed her first year of legal

SHANNONHOUSE HONOR SOCIETY:

Student Aiste Palskyte, pictured above with Dean Ronald Weich, was among 20 students inducted into the Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society in February 2015. The honor society was established in 2014 to recognize students who have distinguished themselves academically after the completion of 32 credits. The minimum grade point average requirement for induction is 3.15. Palskyte, who was a 2L, was among three inductees honored as distinguished scholars for having a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

studies at the UB School of Law. A former president of UB’s Student Government Association, Comitz began her one-year term on the board on July 1. n NEWSMAKERS: Kellye Beathea,

J.D. ’15, contributed a column to The Daily Record on May 15, “Providing legal services for veterans,” in which she discussed her experiences as a student-attorney in The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic and the contributions of law school clinics nationwide. Wrote Beathea: “What distinguishes these clinics from other veterans’ service organizations is the amount of time students dedicate to conducting research and advocating for their clients. Taking on the most complex cases, students are able to examine every issue and provide comprehensive advice to veterans.” The work of Alexandra Rickart, a fellow at UB’s Center for International and Comparative Law, was featured in an April 7 Daily Record story, “Law students partner with Swiss organization to track war criminals.” Rickart and four other CICL students worked with TRIAL,

or Tracking Impunity Always, a nongovernmental organization that researches and publishes reports about alleged or convicted war criminals. Rickart, now a 3L spending the fall semester studying in London, researched the case of Serbian police officer Sladjan Cukaric, who was prosecuted for his role in a 1999 attack on Albanian civilians in Kosovo. n AFRO-PARAGUAYAN RIGHTS:

LL.M. LOTUS student Silvia Diaz de Moore traveled to her home country of Paraguay this summer to watch as legislation recognizing the historic and cultural contributions of AfroParaguayans, which Diaz de Moore wrote and lobbied for, was signed into law. September 23 will be declared AfroParaguayan Day, a significant achievement, according to Diaz de Moore, who said many Afro-Paraguayans have struggled to gain recognition for their heritage. Diaz de Moore, who earned a law degree in Paraguay, worked for more than nine years in that nation’s Attorney General’s Office. Fall 2015 | 7 |


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A sampling of 2014–15 news and events n Yale Law Professor akhil reed amar

n Dean ronalD WeiCh, University of

presented a lecture in April based on

Maryland Francis King Carey School

his most recent book, The Law of the

of Law Dean Donald B. Tobin and

Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional

the Maryland State Bar Association

Republic. Amar, one of the nation’s

this summer announced the creation

foremost constitutional scholars, also

of a legal incubator that will provide

spoke to UB law students and met with

low-cost and free legal services to

law faculty.

Maryland clients while helping young lawyers build legal skills. Six new

n On March 3, the Court of Special

lawyers, who will be supervised by

Appeals of Maryland heard oral

an attorney from Civil Justice Inc., will

arguments in three cases in the moot

spend 12 to 18 months in the program,

courtroom. On April 8, the U.S. Court

which begins this fall.

of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard n Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) provided the

keynote address at the Journal of International Law’s annual symposium in March. Cardin discussed a range of topics with human rights implications, from the situation of unaccompanied minors emigrating from Central America to the need for the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to combat corruption and major violations of human rights.

The Center for international and Comparative law celebrated its 20th anniversary in September 2014 with a symposium that brought together scholars to discuss the legitimacy of the world’s most important international courts and tribunals. yUval shany (at right with Dean ronalD WeiCh), dean of the law faculty at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a member of the UN Human Rights Commission, gave the annual Stead Lecture on human rights treaty bodies.

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arguments in three cases.

n The Center for sport and the law,

with the sponsorship of the Baltimore n The law library has launched an

Orioles, presented the 2015 Sports

institutional repository, Scholar-

Law Symposium in February. Speakers

Works@UB School of Law. The site

included sports agents and UB law

makes all UB law journals available

alumni ToM ConDon, J.D. ’81, and

in an open-access format and will

Tony agnone, J.D. ’78.

eventually include UB law faculty scholarship, as well as publications

n In March, Chai Feldblum, a commis-

from UB’s law clinics and centers.

sioner of the U.S. Equal Employment


news&events

UB IN THE COMMUNITY Students, staff, faculty volunteer with multiple projects around Baltimore

Chai Feldblum

Opportunity Commission, presented the keynote address at the Center on Applied Feminism’s eighth annual Feminist Legal Theory conference, “Applied Feminism and Work.” n In March, a three-day conference sponsored by The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic drew more than 65 judges from across the United States and examined the treatment of U.S. service members in the court system. n In April, the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts held its seventh annual Urban Child symposium, “Violence and the Urban Child: What Can We Do?” Speakers included Nicholas Turner, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice in New York, and Vincent Schiraldi, senior advisor for the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice in New York. n In April, the new Center for the Law of Intellectual Property and Technology held its first conference, “Post-Grant Procedures at the Patent Office: Timely Cure or New Disease?” Paul Michel, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, gave the keynote presentation. n The UB School of Law’s new Tax Clinic began representing low-income taxpayers in federal tax disputes in the 2014–15 academic year.

n ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK:

n YOUNG PROSECUTORS: In August,

In March, nearly 40 students took part in weeklong Alternative Spring Break activities organized by the Law Career Development Office. Several students worked on postconviction case reviews under the supervision of lawyers at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. Students also volunteered with Baltimore’s Safe & Sound Campaign, helping people recently released from prison create resumes and prepare for job interviews. In addition, students and staff volunteered at three local nonprofits.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby visited UB to address the 30 graduates of the new Junior State’s Attorney Program, which aims to give rising eighth graders a positive introduction to the criminal justice system. UB law students ADAM GRUZ and JANELLE RIDDICK, both 3Ls, helped direct the program under the leadership of DEBBIE SPECTOR, J.D. ’91, of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office.

Serving dinner at Baltimore Station in March were (foreground, from left) Dean Ronald Weich and students David Fraser and Carisa Hatfield.

n STAFF SERVICE: On June 30, UB law staff members took part in a community service day in Sandtown-Winchester in West Baltimore. Several staffers spent the morning at New Song Academy, a K-8 school, where they read to students and critiqued eighth graders’ graduation speeches. Other staff members volunteered at West Baltimore’s Strength to Love Farm, where they helped weed a covered garden, and at Martha’s Place, where they met with women overcoming drug addiction and homelessness.

n LEGAL OBSERVERS: On April 26, the

n WEST BALTIMORE CLEANUP: On

Student Bar Association sponsored training for students interested in becoming legal observers at demonstrations, where they document arrests, use of force, denial of access to public spaces, and any other behavior by law enforcement that appears to restrict demonstrators’ ability to express their political views.

Sunday, May 3, UB law students, staff and faculty met in West Baltimore to help with cleanup efforts. The UB law crews loaded more than 200 garbage bags filled with trash collected in streets, alleys and green spaces.

n POLICE TRAINING: At the request of

the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office last winter, Professor BYRON WARNKEN, J.D. ’77, began training Baltimore City police officials and officers on issues such as the use of force and Fourth Amendment law.

Helping clean up on May 3 were (from left) Associate Dean Vicki Schultz, 7-year-old Amaiya Collins, Calvin Young and his twin brother, 3L Caylin Young. Fall 2015 | 9 |


facultyfocus By Chris Hart

Warnken Sums Up Still teaching after four decades, he hands over moot court reins

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fter 40 years, multiple regional and national successes and too many briefs to count, Professor Byron l. WarnKen, J.D. ’77, is handing over the leadership of the School of Law’s storied moot court program. Professor John Bessler is the new faculty adviser. (But be advised: Warnken will never stop teaching at UB.) Countless students have gone through the rigorous moot court program under Warnken and can testify that it helped them arrive where they are today. But it can be a grueling experience. Why do students go through it? Simple, said Warnken: commitment. The commitment to the program plus the experience itself provide lessons that can be gained nowhere else in law school, he said. “Students will argue in class, they’ll take a position on something, but they probably haven’t dealt with a sophisticated legal problem in law school, and they haven’t worked as a team on a brief or spent serious time on oral argument,”

Warnken said. “The moot experience is about learning how to manipulate a court — but it’s also about listening to what the court is telling you. In that setting, in front of these judges, you learn to feel the room.” To join UB’s moot court teams — there are 19 in the 2015–16 academic year — students take part in the Byron L. Warnken Annual Moot Court Competition, in which they write appellate briefs and give oral presentations. Typically, 40 to 50 students are accepted each semester. Moot court helps students hone a set of courtroom skills and deepen their knowledge of the record and the law, Warnken said. In particular, it helps them learn how to deal with judges. “You don’t want to be in front of these judges, talking, and suddenly find yourself saying: ‘Oh, that’s a good question! I never thought of that!’” he said. To reduce the potential for such a scenario, Warnken put his teams through their paces. Lots of paces. Nine moot sessions per case.

As students’ confidence and understanding grow, so does their ability to respond effectively to a judge who asks a tough, left-field question, Warnken said: “You have to be able to say in answer: ‘That would be a good question, your honor, if this were another case. But it’s not the case before you today.” From an underprepared lawyer, such a statement would be arrogant, not to mention foolish, Warnken said. But when UB moot court students have had the temerity to say such a thing, they’ve known what they were talking about — and the judges heard them out. That’s because UB’s teams read hundreds of pages of case record and practice relentlessly for oral arguments. “Putting together any appeal for trial, there is no shortcut for preparation,” Warnken said. Alumnus aDaM rUTher, J.D. ’08, an associate at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg and a former assistant state’s attorney for Baltimore City, said the impact of moot court under Warnken “can’t be overstated.”

The region iii competition of the 2015 national Moot Court Competition will be held at the University of Baltimore school of law on nov. 14 and 15. it will be the law school’s 14th year as the regional host. Pictured are last year’s UB moot court members.

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“Because of Byron’s work, [moot court] is a real educational opportunity,” Ruther said, adding that Warnken’s criminal law class inspired him to become a trial lawyer. (Another inspiration was Ruther’s father, Neil J. Ruther, J.D. ’76, a lawyer in Baltimore and a UB law classmate of Warnken’s.) Warnken may have driven his charges to practice, practice, practice — but he did not steer them as they prepared their cases. National moot court rules prohibit team advisers from stage-managing arguments or strategies. Warnken described his role as coach, teacher and mentor. “I’m on your side, but I’m not going

to interfere with the work,” is how he summed up his approach. “Let them argue and use that as a teaching tool.” Warnken did, however, remind students that judges are human — and that they can be impressed. He recalled a competition in pre-Internet days, when a just-announced Supreme Court decision proved integral to the case at hand. While the court had published its decision, none of the student competitors had read it. But a UB team member’s girlfriend was in Washington and was quickly sent to pick up a copy. “She provided us with the opinion and the team member drove it back to

the competition where UB was arguing,” Warnken recalled. “It was favorable to our side, so you can imagine the reaction when the student said, ‘Your honor, I have a copy of the Supreme Court’s decision with me.’ Very satisfying.” It’s also satisfying to know his charges have gone on to fulfilling legal careers. Adam Ruther, for one, is doing what he loves — working as a trial attorney in Baltimore City — and gives Warnken and UB’s moot court program a great deal of credit. Said Ruther in a telephone interview: “I’m in my office looking out over the Baltimore skyline, and it’s because of moot court and Byron. My career starts there.” Fall 2015 | 11 |


By Hope Keller and Joe Surkiewicz

giving Their all UB law alumni make a difference in Baltimore

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altimore is more than the city the nation saw through the media’s lens this spring, when disturbances broke out after Freddie Gray’s death. UB law alumni who live and work here have a deep appreciation for this dynamic town, which is not known as Charm City for nothing.

And they are devoted to helping shape its future. This commitment to Baltimore is central to the UB School of Law’s

mission and is a hallmark of how UB law alumni engage with their city. Our alums contribute to the vitality of Baltimore in many ways: by taking pro-bono cases; by mentoring students and by raising money for students’ access to college; by helping just-released inmates learn to navigate the outside world; by investing in homes in city neighborhoods; by unleashing the power of artistic expression. What they all have in common is a core belief that the city will flourish when all its citizens have a chance to succeed.

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Kate Wolfson, J.D. ’12, and Ebony Thompson, J.D. ’13 Fall 2014 | 13 |


Judge Mark Scurti, J.D. ’91

David J. Shuster, J.D. ’94

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CollegeBound has a long success record of people going through the program and becoming doctors, lawyers, politicians. it’s exactly the kind of organization that’s needed in Baltimore post-Freddie gray.” —David Shuster Here are the stories of nine UB law alums who give back to Baltimore through their jobs and volunteer work. We’re proud of them and we’re proud to be Baltimore’s law school.

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anDi PUPKin, J.D. ’87, is the executive director of Art With a Heart, a Baltimore-based group that enhances the lives of people in need through visual art. On a mid-July morning, several young people sit outside in the shade decorating furniture at Art With a Heart’s HeARTwares retail outlet in Hampden. A young man paints Dr. Seuss’s Thing One and Thing Two on a tabletop. Nearby, a teenage girl covers a chair seat in glimmering shades. Staff members and volunteers stop and talk to the artists, while inside more teenagers and young 20somethings paint in an airy room lined with artwork for sale. During the unrest, Pupkin opened HeARTwares as a “safe space” for young Baltimoreans. “People came in and out all day,” she said. Pupkin, a Baltimore native, remembers the riots here in 1968. She also recalls

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seeing white people protesting the integration of the Milford Mills Swim Club that year. She was only 6, but it was a turning point in her life. “That defining day in front of the swim club was the day I decided to change the world,” Pupkin said. By the time she was in high school, Pupkin had chosen law as the way to make a difference. Fast forward two decades to 2001. After working as a lawyer for 14 years, Pupkin felt she hadn’t lived up to her vow to herself. She decided to marry her legal knowledge and love of art with her goal of helping Baltimore. It was a jump into the unknown, but Pupkin went to her law office, incorporated Art With a Heart and began making cold calls. Her first clients were two group homes for emotionally troubled adolescent boys, the House of Ruth Maryland and an Alzheimer’s facility. The legwork paid off. The group, which started on a $6,000 shoestring, last year reported an annual budget of $1 million. From four classes a week, Art With a Heart now offers 10,000 classes a year to

organizations throughout the Baltimore area. Today she’s making a difference as “a lawyer who runs an art organization,” said Pupkin, whose daughter, Jessica, began law school at UB in August. Art offers young people a respite from the harshness of life in Baltimore’s roughest neighborhoods, Pupkin says: “I think art can help because it lets people dream. It gives them space that they don’t otherwise have in their life.” And, she adds, it’s not just the art that helps: “It’s everything that happens around creating the art. The young people are cared for by people who want to elevate.”

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aTe WolFson, J.D. ’12, the director of the Public Safety Compact at Baltimore’s Safe & Sound Campaign, credits her UB law education with teaching her the importance of helping others. “The overall philosophy of the school was about giving back,” said Wolfson, who worked as the volunteer coordinator for the Homeless Persons Representation Project while she was a student, training nearly 200 other students to do intake interviews. She is vocal about the hardships suffered by many in Baltimore. “The barriers that people face in this city are insane and often insurmountable,” Wolfson said. “Many people wind up in the criminal justice system because they’re desperate and they’ve given up.” Wolfson is out to change that through her work with Public Safety Compact, or PSC, an agreement between nonprofit groups — led by Safe & Sound — and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The goal is to improve the lives of participants through drug treatment and other therapies, while saving tax dollars by shortening prison sentences and lowering recidivism rates. Since 2010, nearly 300 PSC inmates have graduated from the program. PSC graduates’ recidivism rate is 9 percent after three years out, compared to the


state rate of 40.5 percent for those released in 2009, Safe & Sound data show. “I love waking up in the morning knowing that I get to help people every day,” Wolfson said.

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Bony ThoMPson, J.D. ’13, an asso-

ciate at Venable who specializes in complex litigation, gives back by investing in the city — literally. She owns property in the Hanlon Park/Garwyn Oaks area of the city, where her parents still live in the house she grew up in and where she has her own house. “I’m excited about Baltimore,” Thompson said. “If you’re paying property taxes, you start caring about what goes on in your neighborhood. As people become more invested in the city, they have a stronger commitment to the community.” After earning an undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University in 2000, Thompson worked in New York for UBS Global Asset Management, providing wealth-management services to international clients. Returning to Baltimore in 2006, she started her own real-estate firm, which she ran until beginning law school in 2010. Thompson is also on the board of

Stocks in the Future, which teaches financial literacy to middle school students in Baltimore. “It teaches them how to invest, how to build a portfolio, how to read a prospectus,” Thompson said. “They earn dollars through attendance and by being on time.” At the end of the program, the students receive stocks in which their money has been invested. In addition, Thompson is active in the Baltimore chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, working on its economic development committee and taking part in workshops that teach prospective homebuyers how to purchase property in the city and how to find grants to help with down payments and closing costs. She also serves on the advisory board of the UB School of Law’s Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence, which prepares students from Maryland’s historically black colleges and universities for law school and legal careers. Said Thompson: “When you receive, you give back.”

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aviD J. shUsTer, J.D. ’94, managing principal at Kramon & Graham, says that at UB, “giving back was part of

the expectation.” Today, Shuster serves on the executive committee of the Lawyers’ Campaign for CollegeBound, which helps Baltimore City public school students apply to and attend college. In 2013, roughly 1,900 students were accepted to two- and fouryear colleges and universities with the help of CollegeBound. “It’s one of the most effective organizations in Baltimore that makes an immediate, tangible difference to high school students,” Shuster said. “It identifies students who can succeed in college but don’t have either the financial resources or home support to go to college.” CollegeBound — which UB President KUrT l. sChMoKe helped found in 1988, when he was the mayor of Baltimore — also pitches in when scholarships aren’t quite enough. “Typically there’s still a financial gap, so the program provides lastminute grants to fill the gaps,” Shuster said. “It has a long success record of people going through the program and becoming doctors, lawyers, politicians. It’s exactly the kind of organization that’s needed in Baltimore post-Freddie Gray.” Shuster pointed to a recent College-

Randi Pupkin, J.D. ’87 (right), and Jasmine Jackson work on an art project at HeARTwares.

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Becky Kling Feldman, J.D. ’02, and Myshala Middleton, J.D. ’10

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I decided to be a public defender. i saw that public defenders help people at the worst time of their lives and I wanted to be the one to help them. I was not able to save my brother. But I like to think that I help bring other people’s brothers back home.”

Bound success story: aMBer nolley, J.D. ’14, graduated from Carver Vocational-

Technical High School in 2007 and went on to Stevenson University before enrolling at the UB School of Law. “Amber just finished clerking for Judge Robert Kershaw on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City,” Shuster said.

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TUarT KaPloW, J.D. ’84, also works with Baltimore City students, through Building STEPS, a nonprofit that exposes young people to science-based careers. Kaplow, a solo practitioner whose firm specializes in real estate law, is proud of Building STEPS. “Eighty-four percent of [participants] earn a college degree,” Kaplow said. “Almost all of them were the first person in their family to earn one.” Today, more than 100 students are taking part in the program and 350 graduates attend colleges around the

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—Becky Kling Feldman

country, Kaplow added. Recently Kaplow had a chance to help a former Building STEPS student close on a house in Baltimore. “She had been a single mother in high school,” he said. “Now she has a master’s degree and works for the federal government. Nothing made me happier than helping her close on that house.”

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hrisToPher r. rahl, J.D. ’96, a

member of Gordon Feinblatt’s financial services practice, also helps young people pursue their education. “I heard UB President Kurt Schmoke give a speech saying that education was the most important thing that can help a community,” said Rahl, who served as a mentor at Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy, an independent Baltimore middle school for boys with academic promise but difficult home lives, and

with Operation HOPE, which teaches financial literacy to young people. And, for nearly two decades, Rahl has taken from six to 10 pro-bono cases a year through the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, on whose board he serves. For his longtime commitment, Rahl received the Distinguished Pro Bono Volunteer Award from the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland at this year’s Maryland State Bar Association annual meeting. Said Rahl: “Every single client was someone who was really stuck.”

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FelDMan,

J.D.

’02,

helps Baltimoreans through her job as the division chief of the Post Conviction Defenders Division (formerly the Collateral Review Division) at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. Feldman works primarily with lifers, mostly men who were sentenced to


prison before 1980. “After someone is convicted of a crime and sentenced, they have a right to a review of the entire trial through Maryland’s Post Conviction Act,” Feldman said. “With 20,000 inmates in Maryland, we have a huge caseload. One of the biggest issues we see is ineffective assistance of counsel.” Hundreds of elderly men languish in Maryland prisons, Feldman said. In the last two years her office has freed more than 100 people convicted in the 1960s and ’70s. Roughly 70 percent were from Baltimore City. Feldman didn’t set out to become a public defender. In her first year of law school, her 22-year-old brother, Leonard “Lenny” Kling Jr., was shot and killed during a robbery in Baltimore City. Two young men, 17 and 20, were arrested and convicted of murder. Not surprisingly, Feldman set her sights on becoming a prosecutor. But her legal career took a different direction. “I decided to be a public defender,” Feldman said. “I saw that public defenders help people at the worst time of their lives and I wanted to be the one to help them. I was not able to save my brother. But I like to think that I help bring other people’s brothers back home.” A 2014 op-ed that Feldman co-wrote for The Washington Post emphasizes that prisoners — people — change: “That a person committed a serious crime as a teenager or young adult does not tell Stuart Kaplow, J.D. ’84

us what he or she will be like at age 50 or 60. Admittedly, some people who are dangerous when they are 17 are still dangerous when they are 70. But this is the exception, not the rule.” Feldman says she is as much a social worker as a lawyer. “I just don’t go to court,” she said. “I ensure my client has a release plan, drug rehabilitation, anything to make sure that when they come home they succeed.” Dean Julius Isaacson Professor of Law sTeven grossMan played a key role in changing her mind about what kind of legal work she would pursue, Feldman said. “He really challenged the way I thought about prosecution, the justice system and plea bargaining,” she said. “That’s when I found out I was defenseoriented.”

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yshala MiDDleTon, J.D. ’10, a prosecutor for the Baltimore State’s Attorney Office, says she is frequently asked by schoolchildren why she isn’t a defense attorney. “I tell them it’s just as important to be a prosecutor,” she said. “There are some people who should go to prison for the rest of their lives because of the heinous acts they commit.” But, she says, not everyone should be incarcerated. Some people who run into trouble with the law simply need help, whether for drug addiction or for mentalhealth problems. Christopher R. Rahl, J.D. ’96

“You don’t throw the book at them,” Middleton said. “You have to be fair.” Outside of work, Middleton volunteers at My Sister’s Place Women’s Center and Our Daily Bread, both shelters run by Catholic Charities. She also serves on the board of the Samaritan Community in Bolton Hill. “It’s a program that helps people in crisis,” whether they’re facing eviction or are in need of food or transportation, she said. “If you need help [we] will help you, and you don’t need to be from Bolton Hill.” Also, as part of a spring service project by the MSBA’s Leadership Academy, Middleton took part in a pro-bono business “boot camp” in the Waverly area of the city. “The goal was to educate smallbusiness owners or people thinking about starting a small business,” Middleton said. “After the riots we added insurance as a topic, since so many small businesses were damaged and didn’t have sufficient coverage. Our project was really key.”

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UDge MarK sCUrTi, J.D. ’91 states his career goal simply: “I went to law school because I wanted to help people.” “I was attracted to law because of my sense of helplessness as an activist trying to make change,” said Scurti, who attended UB as a night student while working in hotel sales and marketing. As a student he helped create OUTLaw, the LGBT student organization. Scurti, who is involved in numerous extracurricular projects, was honored in 2005 by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service for his 10-year commitment to pro-bono representation and again in 2011, when he won the group’s Volunteer of the Year award. On the bench since 2013, Scurti can no longer do pro-bono legal work. Today he serves on the court’s Access to Justice Commission. “That’s been personally for me one of the most significant ways of giving back,” he said. “It’s crucial that people have access to the system.” Fall 2015 | 17 |


AWARD-WINNING TRIO

Shows Range of Student Body

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By Hope Keller

seasoned professional, a recent immigrant, a former captain in the Marines. Among the 275 graduates in the Class of 2015, MereDiTh CiPriano, JerMaine ryan haUghTon and DaviD shaFer stood out. They also illustrated the diversity of the

UB School of Law’s student body.

Cipriano, who worked full time as a policy analyst for Western Union while attending law school at night, received a law faculty award at commencement, as did Haughton, who was raised in poverty in Jamaica and decided at 10 to become a lawyer to help his family. Shafer, a former Marine captain who did tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, graduated as the valedictorian.

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avid Shafer grew up on Kent Island and attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. Immediately upon graduation, in 2005, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, realizing a dream he’d had since childhood. It was during deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan that the law came onto his radar, said Shafer, explaining that two military lawyers traveled with his units. Six years later, after he’d left the service, Shafer picked up U.S. News & World Report’s school rankings issue and had a crazy idea: He’d take the LSAT “just to see what would happen.” He did well and in early 2012 began looking at law schools — including UB. He was impressed to learn that ronalD WeiCh was in the running for the deanship. “I knew his background was nontraditional,” Shafer said, adding that he assumed Weich would get the job. He also could relate to Weich’s nonacademic background: “My career trajectory is not theoretical but toward the practical.” The inside glimpse, plus the offer of a scholarship, sold Shafer on UB, where he wound up serving as editor in chief of the Law Review and working as a student-attorney in the new Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic. Shafer, who graduated summa cum laude, appreciates the hands-on education he received. “People are here to learn to be a practitioner,” he said. “Their main motivation is not to be better than someone else, but to learn how to be an effective attorney and how to practice.” Shafer said UB also helped him forge important relationships with alumni, including aManDa WeBsTer, J.D. ’13, an associate at Saul Ewing, and Barry levin, J.D. ’84, the firm’s managing partner. Shafer begins as an associate at Saul Ewing this fall. He also spoke admiringly of Professor Dionne Koller, who he said pushed her civil procedure students hard to succeed. Said the former Marine: “She is terrifying in every justifiable way.”

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eredith Cipriano worked as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill before taking a job with Western Union, where she advised tech-company clients about the virtual payments industry. The realization that she would eventually hit a career ceiling at Western Union pushed her to enroll in law school, Cipriano said: “The better I did, I could see I’d need a J.D. When we would talk about policy or specific pieces of legislation, I realized I wasn’t understanding the full implications.” From 2011 to 2015 Cipriano worked full time while attending law school at night, racing out of her office in Washington at 4 p.m. to catch the MARC train to Baltimore. The Angelos Law Center’s proximity to Baltimore’s Penn Station made the commute “doable,” Cipriano said. “I’d get there with enough time to get a coffee.” She credits Professor Byron WarnKen, J.D. ’77, with teaching her how to succeed. “My first-year grades were OK but not great. And then I got an A+ in his [criminal law] class,” Cipriano said. “I did that because I listened to how he told us to study, how he told us to prepare for class. I took that lesson learned and applied it in every class.” Cipriano, who served as managing editor of the Law Review in 2013–14 and graduated summa cum laude, says she also received great support from Dean Weich. “Dean Weich was so encouraging,” she said, citing several one-on-one meetings with him. “The encouragement and the support I got is indicative of [that from] the entire administration and the entire faculty. If you work hard here, people at all levels will get behind you and try to put you where it is that you want to go.” Cipriano, who grew up in Charles Town, W. Va., has accepted a position at Morrison Foerster in Washington, where she will work in the financial services department.

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ermaine Ryan Haughton knew he wanted to be a lawyer as a child in Clarendon, Jamaica, where he was raised by his maternal grandmother, Bevoly Mcleod. Walking home from school, Haughton said, he would look toward his family’s cinderblock house to see if smoke was coming from the outdoor stove. “If there was no smoke we might not be eating a meal that night,” he said. Haughton, who graduated magna cum laude this year, was determined to improve his family’s circumstances. “I want to make life better not just for me but for my family, but especially for my grandmother,” he said. "I consider her my hero. Even when we were hungry, she still made us laugh.” The idea of becoming a lawyer occurred to Haughton when he was 10. A teacher — “who I loved, by the way,” he said — was preparing to whack another student with a ruler when it struck Jermaine in the eye. “I was thinking to myself, ‘Maybe we should sue the school board for this,’” Haughton said. “It got me to thinking, maybe I want to be a lawyer.” After moving to Maryland to be with his father, Haughton finished high school in Bowie and went on to the University of Maryland, College Park, where he graduated with a major in philosophy and a minor in rhetoric. “I got annoying to my roommates and people in the halls,” he said. “I’d walk around thinking that I’m Socrates, presenting these hypothetical situations, seeing how they’d respond. I was always a curious kid.” Haughton’s grandmother seconds that. “He asks you a lot of questions and he needs answers,” McLeod said of the young Jermaine. “If the answer is not correct, he’s going to ask you that question again.” Haughton — who served as treasurer and then president of UB’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association and as a staff editor and associate editor of the Law Forum — will start this fall at Miles & Stockbridge, where he will focus on product liability issues. Fall 2015 | 19 |


annual giving report

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he University of Baltimore School of Law is proud to be Baltimore’s law school. Our students are deeply invested in this fascinating city, which they help in many ways while pursuing a demanding course of study that integrates theory and practice. As the legal profession changes, law schools must adapt and innovate. A robust network of alumni assists our students by providing legal externships, coaching moot court teams, teaching, mentoring and eventually employing our graduates. And financial support from alumni is critical to expanding learning opportunities, providing scholarship opportunities and financial aid, and ensuring that our students graduate ready to succeed in an evolving field. We thank our alumni for their generous support and their solid commitment to the UB School of Law. Jedediah Weeks Director of External Relations

$1,000,000 or more The Peter and Georgia Angelos Foundation, Inc. Peter G. Angelos, LL.B. ’61

$50,000 to $99,999 The Charles Crane Family Foundation, Inc. Clayton A. Mitchell, J.D. ’00 Vanguard Charitable

Fred B. Brown*

Mimi L. Azrael, B.A. ’81, J.D. ’84 and Richard Azrael

Michael C. Blum, J.D. ’96 Karis Evans Brown, MBA ’87 and Neal M. Brown, J.D. ’84 Coleen S. Clemente, J.D. ’83

Arthur B. Brisker, LL.B. ’69

Irwin R. and Betty Cohen Trust

R. Roland Brockmeyer, J.D. ’64 and Lorraine J. Brockmeyer

Harry Cohen

William E. Cross Foundation, Arthur B. Brisker, Vice President

Conti Fenn & Lawrence, LLC

Joel D. Fedder** and Ellen Fedder Nathaniel C. Fick Jr., J.D. ’75 Mildred S. Fisher Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. Heidi L. Levine, J.D. ’95 Jack Lynch* Timothy F. Maloney, J.D. ’85 Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association, Inc.

Maureen B. Cohon, B.A. ’79, J.D. ’82 Anthony M. Conti, J.D. ’99 John A. Currier, J.D. ’78 M. Gordon Daniels, J.D. ’86 G. Thomas Daugherty, J.D. ’76 Thomas M. Donnelly, J.D. ’00 Thomas Donohue, J.D. ’77 Paul J. Duffy, J.D. ’92 Kathleen A. Evans, J.D. ’82 and Gerard E. Evans, J.D. ’84

Maureen Fick May, J.D. ’05

John T. Faulkingham, MBA ’95, J.D. ’95

Lynn McLain, Professor Emeritus

Steven K. Fedder, J.D. ’77

James P. Nolan, J.D. ’74

Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter

Joseph T. Proietti, J.D. ’06 and Alice A. Proietti

Michael G. Gallerizzo, J.D. ’83

Robert S. Rody**, LL.M. ’53 and Emily Rody

Courtney C. Geduldig, J.D. ’01

The Elizabeth B. and Arthur E. Roswell Foundation

Audrey A. Gilbert

Wendy C. Gerzog*

Neil J. Ruther, J.D. ’76

Michele Gilligan, Professor Emeritus

Harry C. Storm, J.D. ’79

Michele E. Gilman*

Tax Executives Institute, Inc. – Baltimore/Washington Chapter

Stuart M. Goldberg, B.A. ’70, J.D. ’74

The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.

Michael J. Hayes*

Warnken Educational Enterprises, LLC

Marianne Schmitt Hellauer, J.D. ’80 and Robert E. Hellauer, J.D. ’80

Bonnie L. Warnken, J.D. ’90 and Byron L. Warnken, J.D. ’77

Marc A. Hurwitz, J.D. ’81 Mary J. Kaltenbach, J.D. ’53 Stephen Z. Kaufman, J.D. ’69

$2,500 to $4,999

Gerald W. Kelly Jr., J.D. ’96 Law Offices of Harvey Greenberg Law Offices of Thomas M. Donnelly Gregory T. Lawrence, J.D. ’98

Barry M. Chasen, J.D. ’80 and Lyn E. Chasen

Kenneth O. Hassan, J.D. ’74

Baltimore Life Insurance Company

Jaime Lee*

Hermina Law Group

Louis A. Becker III, J.D. ’70

Dana M. Levitz, J.D. ’73

George W. Hermina, J.D. ’90

Allen M. Carton

Marcus W. Corwin, P.A.

Hyatt & Weber, P.A.

Kevin B. Collins, J.D. ’92

Darren M. Margolis, J.D. ’95

Alan J. Hyatt, J.D. ’78

Ruby C. Gaines**

Maryland State Bar Association

Joint TE/GE Council

Thomas K. Moseley, J.D. ’96

Persels & Associates, LLC

John Nannes

Paul L. Saval, J.D. ’80 and Ellen M. Saval

Elizabeth G. Osterman, J.D. ’85 and Richard J. Osterman Jr., J.D. ’80

The Herbert N. Gundersheimer Foundation, Inc. Kramon & Graham, P.A. Marie Van Deusen, J.D. ’68

William F. Kiniry Jr., J.D. ’76

$10,000 to $24,999 American Society of Comparative Law

The William J. & Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation

Jana Howard Carey, J.D. ’76 and James H. Carey

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American Corporate Counsel Association – Baltimore Chapter

Alan J. Belsky, B.A. ’87, J.D. ’91

Herbert S. Garten, A.B.A. ’53

Whitsitt Family Memorial Fund

THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

John W. Beckley, J.D. ’74 and Mary A. Beckley

H. Dean Bouland, J.D. ’78

Clifton L. Brown Jr., J.D. ’78 and Carol Ann Brown

$25,000 to $49,999

$5,000 to $9,999

Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A.

Zanvyl & Isabelle Krieger Fund, Inc. Mary-Margaret Latchford, B.S. ’68 and Paul C. Latchford, J.D. ’73 Maryland Bar Foundation Kathleen Howard Meredith, B.A. ’76, J.D. ’78 Sayra Wells Meyerhoff, J.D. ’78, M.S. ’04 & Neil A. Meyerhoff Richard and Rosalee C. Davison Foundation, Inc. Saul Ewing, LLP Kenneth R. Shutts, J.D. ’80

Richard S. Davison and Rosalee C. Davison

Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC

DLA Piper US LLP

Steven D. Silverman, J.D. ’91

The Judi & Steven B. Fader Family Foundation

State Farm Insurance Companies Foundation

SNCF America, Inc. Laura A. Thurston, B.S. ’92 and David L. Thurston, B.S. ’85, J.D. ’92 Ronald H. Weich*

Parker, Pallett & Slezak Don J. Pelto, J.D. ’85 Christopher J. Peters* Louis S. Pettey, J.D. ’77 Charles A. Rees*

$1,000 to $2,499

Marianne Schmitt Hellauer, J.D. ’80 and Robert E. Hellauer, J.D. ’80 Victoria Schultz*, J.D. ’89 Frances S. Sellers and Mortimer N. S. Sellers*

The Ades Family Foundation, Inc.

Leon Snead, J.D. ’69

Renée Bronfein Ades, B.S. ’74, J.D. ’00

Deborah G. Spector, J.D. ’91 and Frank W. Spector, J.D. ’91

Alston & Bird

Gail M. Stern, J.D. ’79

Barbara A. Babb* and Peter Toran*

Charles Tiefer*


W. Roger Truitt, J.D. ’82

Elise M. Ice, J.D. ’00

Angela M. Vallario*, J.D. ’91

Arthur C. Crum Jr., J.D. ’84

Erik and Sarah Kratz

James A. Vidmar Jr., J.D. ’80

Ingersoll Rand Foundation

David Daneman, J.D. ’89

Jeri Lande

Waranch & Brown, LLC

Cynthia H. Jones, J.D. ’92

Joseph F. Vallario Jr., J.D. ’63 and Mary E. Thornton Vallario

Andrew W. Davitt, J.D. ’87

Robert H. Lande*

Susan B. Watson, J.D. ’76

Michael L. Kerley, LL.B. ’68

Richard W. Douglas, J.D. ’76

Law Office of Scott Alan Morrison, PA

Robert M. Webb, J.D. ’80

Parag Khandhar*

Christopher R. vanRoden, B.S. ’80, M.P.A. ’83, J.D. ’85

Myrna J. Dunnam, J.D. ’78

J. M. Michael Lawlor, J.D. ’73

West Publishing Corporation

Dionne L. Koller*

Sarah K. Duran, J.D. ’05

Eugene M. Lerner, J.D. ’54

Shari T. Wilson, J.D. ’87

Marcia S. Kupferberg, J.D. ’83

Jeremy M. Eldridge, J.D. ’06

Kevin M. Loney

Charles S. Winner, LL.B. ’64

Carmela S. Lane

Michael Elman

Joan M. Worthington, B.S. ’84, MBA ’91 and John B. Bartkowiak Jr.

James V. Lane, J.D. ’73

Gary P. Fleming, J.D. ’76

Robert S. Lynch, J.D. ’02 and Barbara S. Lynch

Donald C. Fry, J.D. ’80

Michael C. Maloney, J.D. ’76

William T. Fryer III

Bradley A. Marcus, J.D. ’06 Danielle Grilli Marcus, J.D. ’02

Allan L. Zalesky, J.D. ’66

Stephen C. Lane Bob Lankin, J.D. ’76

$500 to $999

Joseph Vigman Foundation, Inc. Barbara Ann White* Wiley Rein LLP

$250 to $499

William R. Levasseur, J.D. ’61

Robert A. Angelo, J.D. ’73

Joseph M. Furey, J.D. ’83

Thomas M. Lingan, J.D. ’86

John C. M. Angelos, J.D. ’90

Gardens For All Seasons

Robert M. Masters, J.D. ’90

Andrew A. Lioi, LL.M. ’57

Richard J. Apley, J.D. ’74

Judge Mary T. Garland, J.D. ’86

Stephen M. May, J.D. ’81 Audrey McFarlane*

Hallie M. Ambler, J.D. ’96 and Bruce M. Ambler, J.D. ’96

Mary G. Loker, J.D. ’73

Thomas L. Atkins, J.D. ’75

Morris L. Garten, J.D. ’95

David W. Lynch, J.D. ’83

Richard M. Bader, LL.B. ’66

A. Allan Gertner, J.D. ’74

Thomas B. McGee, J.D. ’71

Burton A. Amernick, LL.B. ’66

Rignal W. Baldwin Jr., J.D. ’75

Gorman E. Getty III, J.D. ’79

Lisa J. McGrath, J.D. ’95, LL.M. ’97

Ilene A. Bailey, J.D. ’99

Martin E. Marvel, B.S. ’57, J.D. ’60 and Nancy L. Marvel

Baltimore Jewish Council

Gregory H. Getty, J.D. ’78

Joseph G. McGraw Jr., J.D. ’84

Charles M. Blomquist, J.D. ’00

Elaine F. Maxeiner

Ashley E. Bashur, J.D. ’09

John A. Gilpin, J.D. ’78

McGuire Woods, LLP

Bradley W. Bloodworth, J.D. ’00

James R. Maxeiner*

Robert W. Berger, J.D. ’77

Terry M. Goldstein, J.D. ’75

M. Tracy McPherson, J.D. ’86

Augustus F. Brown, J.D. ’74

Saul McCormick, J.D. ’79

John Bessler*

Charlotte Lee Gordon, J.D. ’07

John O. Mitchell III, B.S. ’63, J.D. ’70

Linda L. McElhone, B.A. ’76 and

Edward M. Biggin, J.D. ’02

Michael I. Gordon, J.D. ’59

Scott A. Morrison, J.D. ’90

Jana C. Burch, J.D. ’87 Richard C. Burch, J.D. ’76 Meryl D. Burgin, J.D. ’87 Charles G. Byrd Jr., J.D. ’87 J. Norris Byrnes, LL.B. ’69 John F. Calabrese, J.D. ’69

Virginia Rafalko Canter, B.A. ’79, J.D. ’81 and Douglas M. Canter, J.D. ’79 William P. Caruthers, J.D. ’78 Joseph I. Cassilly, J.D. ’77

WHY I GIVE: I give back because UB provided me with a great foundation for practicing law and I want to support the next generation of future lawyers. I recently donated in honor of the retirement of Professor Arnold Rochvarg, who taught me the fundamentals of criminal law, administrative law and professional responsibility and provided invaluable career advice while I was in law school.”

George M. Church, MBA ’75, J.D. ’77 James H. Clapp, J.D. ’76 Carl C. Coe Jr., J.D. ’82 Hugh F. Cole Jr., J.D. ’71

Michelle W. Cole, J.D. ’98 and William H. Cole IV, M.A. ’96 Manus M. Cooney, J.D. ’87 Donald Daneman, LL.B. ’61 Gerard F. Devlin, J.D. ’69 James M. Di Stefano, J.D. ’86 Deborah C. Dopkin, J.D. ’79 Norman A. Drezin, J.D. ’74

R. Bruce McElhone, J.D. ’77

Cory S. Blumberg, J.D. ’05

Leo E. Green Jr., J.D. ’84

C. Frederick Muhl, J.D. ’67

Thomas Minkin, J.D. ’65

Catherine A. Bowers, M.A. ’87, J.D. ’00

Mona T. Hakki, J.D. ’89

Jane C. Murphy*

W. Dean Highcove, J.D. ’82

Nicole E. Musgrave-Burbette, J.D. ’02

Bryan G. Moorhouse, J.D. ’77 Mudd, Harrison & Burch

Lisa Stello O’Brien, J.D. ’85 Michael P. O’Day, J.D. ’01

John R. Penhallegon, J.D. ’79 Heather L. Pitz,B.A. ’95, J.D. ’05

The Law Offices of Paul J. Duffy

Adeen Postar*

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Isabel Crystal Reamer Rappaport, J.D. ’88

Harold T. Flanagan Jr., J.D. ’78 Helaine S. Gann Michael F. Gilligan, J.D. ’70 Robert S. Glushakow, J.D. ’82 John F. Gossart Jr., J.D. ’74 Joshua C. Greene, J.D. ’02 and Monya A. Phillip

—Ashley Bashur, J.D. ’09 WilmerHale, Washington, D.C.

Robert Roth* John R. Rush, J.D. ’75 Robert V. Russo, J.D. ’90 Amy E. Schaeffer, J.D. ’09 Amy E. Sloan*

Ronald L. Bromwell, J.D. ’65 Brown, Goldstein, Levy, LLP Pamila J. Brown, J.D. ’79 Patricia M. C. Brown, J.D. ’86 Jean R. Buchen, J.D. ’77

Honeywell International, Inc. Z. Stephen Horvat Glenn A. Jacobson, J.D. ’79 Gretchen L. Jankowski, J.D. ’94

Jacqueline D. Byrd, J.D. ’98

Michael V. Johansen, B.S. ’86, J.D. ’89

Cynthia P. Campise, J.D. ’12

Thomas J. Jones, J.D. ’99

Michael A. Canet,B.A. ’93, LL.M. ’02

Ronald A. Karasic, J.D. ’78

Laura Chasney, J.D. ’90 Robin A. Clark, J.D. ’94 Robert D. Cole Jr., J.D. ’92 Christopher E. Collins, J.D. ’03

Mel D. Kardos, J.D. ’75 Neal B. Katcef, J.D. ’76 J. Robert Katherman, J.D. ’75 Allen J. Katz, J.D. ’73 J. Mitchell Kearney, J.D. ’88

James J. Nolan Jr., J.D. ’77 Herbert R. O’Conor III, J.D. ’74 Geoffrey K. Oertel, J.D. ’97 Thurman K. Page, J.D. ’02 and Calvina D. Page Nancy M. Petersen Douglas B. Pfeiffer, J.D. ’80 J. William Pitcher, J.D. ’78 David A. Plymyer, J.D. ’78 Law Office of Grant A. Posner Grant A. Posner, J.D. ’09 T. Michael Preston, J.D. ’82 Cynthia A. Raposo, J.D. ’84

Norman Smith*

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Attorney General

Louise B. Gussin, J.D. ’94

John J. Sofia Jr., J.D. ’68

Anthony Cornish, B.A. ’94

Cynthia Hitt Kent, J.D. ’83

Martha F. Rasin, J.D. ’81, LL.D. (Honorary) ’98

James T. Hemelt, J.D. ’84

Kathleen M. Sweeney, J.D. ’75

Johanna G. Cote, J.D. ’80

Elizabeth Keyes*

Rheta T. Reid, J.D. ’56

Henry Holzman, LL.B. ’65

Donna M. D. Thomas, J.D. ’93

Sylvia H. Coyle, J.D. ’85, M.P.A. ’85

Richard Klitzberg, J.D. ’66

Richard K. Renn, J.D. ’76

Brian J. Kelly, J.D. ’01

This list represents all donors who have given to the School of Law and School of Law alumni who have given to any fund at the University of Baltimore in fiscal year 2015 ( July 1, 2014–June 30, 2015). We greatly appreciate each gift given in support of the School of Law and the University of Baltimore, and we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this listing. Please notify Jed Weeks, director of external relations, of any inaccuracies or omissions by contacting him at 410.837.4358 or at jweeks@ubalt.edu. We regret any errors. * UB faculty or staff

** Donor is deceased

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annual giving report Andrew D. Richmond, J.D. ’92

Anonymous

Morton J. Rosenberg, J.D. ’67

Carol L. Antill, J.D. ’88

William F. Ruehl Jr., J.D. ’66

Cathy A. Applefeld, J.D. ’90 and David B. Applefeld, J.D. ’90

G. Darrell Russell Jr., J.D. ’67 R. Russell Sadler, LL.B. ’55 Oren D. Saltzman, J.D. ’85, LL.M. ’91 Ronald D. Schiff, J.D. ’71 Carl R. Schlaich, J.D. ’81 Matthew N. Schoenfeld, J.D. ’02 Robert J. Schott, B.S. ’63, J.D. ’66 Randall L. Scott, J.D. ’80

Thomas S. Spencer, J.D. ’79

Janell N. Bell, J.D. ’04

State Farm Insurance Companies

Elizabeth W. Benet, J.D. ’92

Andrea M. Strong, J.D. ’94 and Brian P. Strong, J.D. ’94

Cornelius F. Bennett, J.D. ’03 Rodney L. Benson, J.D. ’80 Richard M. Biaggi, J.D. ’80 Raymond M. Bily Jr., J.D. ’85 Bryan A. Bishop, J.D. ’89 Clinton R. Black IV, J.D. ’82

Jill M. Valenstein, J.D. ’95

Suzette W. Blackwell, B.S. ’86, J.D. ’92

Melanie A. Vaughn, B.A. ’82, J.D. ’86

Randy B. Blaustein, J.D. ’79 William B. Bourne Stuart G. Breslow, J.D. ’77 Kevin F. Bress, M.S. ’84, J.D. ’84 Alan M. Briskin, J.D. ’92

WilmerHale

Austin W. Brizendine Jr., J.D. ’75

Women’s Bar Association at UB

Betty S. Brody, J.D. ’78

Derek B. Yarmis, J.D. ’92

David A. Brown, MBA ’09, J.D. ’09

George P. Adams, J.D. ’72 Theresa M. Adams, J.D. ’86 Imoh E. Akpan, J.D. ’06 David N. Allen, J.D. ’10 Donald L. Allewalt Jr., J.D. ’77 Monique D. Almy, J.D. ’87 Shara B. Alpert, J.D. ’95 Parke E. Americus, J.D. ’67 Daniel R. Anderson, J.D. ’79 Kenneth C. Anderson, M.A. ’89, J.D. ’00, MBA ’04 Anonymous

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Harve C. Horowitz, J.D. ’74

Evan A. Chestnut, J.D. ’12

Colleen M. Fitzgerald, J.D. ’88

Gregory S. Hrebiniak, J.D. ’75

Stanley M. Cieplak, J.D. ’85

Brian A. Flank, LL.M. ’11

Lawrence T. Hurwitz, J.D. ’83

Felicia A. Ciesla, J.D. ’92

Michael C. Flannery, J.D. ’75

Domenic R. Iamele, LL.B. ’69

Andrew S. Civiletti, J.D. ’88

Renee L. C. Fleisher, J.D. ’85

Imagination Productions, Inc.

Marjorie L. Clagett, J.D. ’77 and Stephen L. Clagett Sr.

John C. Fones, J.D. ’92 Katherine Dregier Fones, J.D. ’00

Patricia Jessamy and Howard T. Jessamy

John P. Ford, J.D. ’85

Robert H. Jiranek

Richard B. Friedler, J.D. ’06

Kos N. Johns, J.D. ’80

Lori E. Furnari, J.D. ’90

Margaret E. Johnson*

Jay L. Furtick Jr., J.D. ’96

Harvey C. Jones II, J.D. ’54

Anne C. Gamson, J.D. ’77

John A. Jordan, LL.B. ’66

Perry A. Gandelman, J.D. ’90

Chester M. Joseph, LL.B. ’66

Hal Gann

Brian M. Judge, MBA ’92, J.D. ’92

Dominick A. Garcia, J.D. ’80

Conrad W. Judy III, J.D. ’11

Alan F. M. Garten, J.D. ’80

Michael E. Kaminkow, LL.B. ’66

Nichole C. Gatewood, J.D. ’04

John B. Kane, J.D. ’77

Richard L. Gershberg, J.D. ’79

Mojgan Katouzian, J.D. ’09

Jayme Gibbs, J.D. ’83

Charles B. Keenan Jr., LL.M. ’91

Robert G. Gibbs, J.D. ’84

Mary F. Keenan, J.D. ’98

Ian L. Gilden, J.D. ’78

Kevin K. Kercher, J.D. ’84

Stephen G. Gilden, LL.B. ’66

Aloha Keylor Rima A. Kikani, J.D. ’14

Donald W. Dalrymple, J.D. ’74

Alexander M. Giles, J.D. ’97 and Danielle M. Giles*

Wallace Dann, J.D. ’50

David B. Ginsburg, J.D. ’83

Jason Klitenic, J.D. ’93

Gloria Danziger*

Francis J. Knott Jr., J.D. ’96

Soroush Dastan, J.D. ’10

Nancy L. Giorno, J.D. ’73 and Frank D. Giorno, J.D. ’73

Charles H. Davis, J.D. ’78

Richard C. Goldman, J.D. ’74

F. Kirk Kolodner, J.D. ’79 and Betsy F. Ringel

Robert C. Davis, J.D. ’94

Erik P. Gordon, J.D. ’91

Jill A. Kolodner, J.D. ’90

R. Scott Davis, J.D. ’77

Frederick W. Goundry, J.D. ’91

Ellen L. S. Koplow, J.D. ’83

Patricia A. Day, J.D. ’76

Victoria L. Grace, J.D. ’03

Debra Kratz and Floyd Kratz

Albert G. De Bliss, J.D. ’60

Jill Green*, J.D. ’94

Alan Kreshtool, J.D. ’74

Michael L. DeLuca, J.D. ’75

Ronald F. Greenbaum, J.D. ’79

Robert J. Kresslein, J.D. ’80

Brian C. Dent, J.D. ’02

Mitchell A. Greenberg, J.D. ’91

Stanley Krostar, LL.B. ’58

Matthew L. Desantos, J.D. ’96

Ileen M. Greene, J.D. ’81

Robert A. Krug, J.D. ’77

Claudia A. Diamond, J.D. ’95

Kimberly S. Grimsley, J.D. ’00

David M. Krum, J.D. ’05

Derek E. Dittner, J.D. ’95

Stanley B. Gross, J.D. ’71

Kelly A. Krumpe, J.D. ’04

Christopher G. Donhauser, MBA ’95

Nienke Grossman*

Eric A. Kuhl, J.D. ’90

Linda V. Donhauser, B.A. ’87, J.D. ’89

William R. Hall, J.D. ’97

Matthew E. LaFontaine, J.D. ’15

Andrew A. Handy, J.D. ’70

Thomas E. Donoho, LL.B. ’66

Mark P. Hanley, LL.B. ’67

Kathy L. Lambrow, B.S. ’80 and Gus A. Lambrow, J.D. ’78

Anna Clark, B.A. ’14 and Mary Noor Dwight W. Clark, J.D. ’84 Phillip J. Closius*

Mimi R. Cooper, J.D. ’87

Belinda V. Bell, J.D. ’97

Dale A. Achenbach, J.D. ’87

Morland C. Fischer, J.D. ’74

Deborah A. Awalt, J.D. ’85 and Stephen B. Awalt, J.D. ’85

Peggy Smith

$100 to $249

Marshall T. Horman, J.D. ’02

Mary Claire Chesshire, J.D. ’93

Timothy A. Cook, J.D. ’87

Laura Beck and Linus Beck

Nomiki Bouloubassis Weitzel, J.D. ’85

E. Richard Feustle, J.D. ’70

Marc J. Atas, J.D. ’80

Thomas G. Slater, J.D. ’80

Thomas J. Waxter III, J.D. ’91

Carol L. Hopkins, B.A. ’84, J.D. ’89

Julia M. Cheikh, J.D. ’03

Quincy L. Coleman, J.D. ’92

Paul Silberman, LL.B. ’60

Byron B. Warnken, J.D. ’04

William C. Hookham, J.D. ’73

Haskell M. Feldman, J.D. ’72

David P. Ash, J.D. ’99

James A. Barry, J.D. ’86

Ivana O. Turner and H. Mebane Turner

Lee F. Fedner, J.D. ’74

John D. Cole, J.D. ’79

Sandra A. Banisky, J.D. ’93

Anthony W. Thomas, J.D. ’95

Joseph B. Hoofnagle, J.D. ’63

Jeanne T. Celtnieks, J.D. ’90 and Larss G. Celtnieks, J.D. ’90

Bruce D. Ash, LL.B. ’68

James L. Sherbin, J.D. ’70

David L. Terzian, J.D. ’72

Joanne Hogg

Olivia D. Farrow, J.D. ’95

Raymond D. Coates Jr., J.D. ’74

David C. Sharman, J.D. ’73

Barry D. Tayman, LL.B. ’68

James F. Farmer, J.D. ’78

Jennifer S. Cavey, J.D. ’95

Kwame Asafo-Adjei,M.P.A. ’94, LL.M. ’08

Alexander J. Bahus, B.A. ’11 (Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences), J.D. ’14

Charles Shafer*

Sean P. Casey, J.D. ’99

Barry A. Cohen, J.D. ’76

Melissa K. Copeland, J.D. ’98 Ronald E. Council, J.D. ’66 Danna M. Crowley, J.D. ’79 Samuel M. Crystal, J.D. ’08 Christopher G. Cwalina, J.D. ’97 Paul T. Cygnarowicz, J.D. ’92 Dalrymple & Associates, LLC

Joseph King, J.D. ’73

William J. Donovan, LL.B. ’66

T. Bruce Hanley, J.D. ’75

Edward J. Lang, J.D. ’73

Janet Klein Brown, J.D. ’84

Ann Marie Doory, J.D. ’79

Nancy A. Harford, J.D. ’85

Law Offices of Mark J. Shmueli

John F. Brown, J.D. ’75

Osasumwen Z. Dorcy, J.D. ’09

Joseph F. Lechman, J.D. ’70

Kenneth A. Brown, J.D. ’93

Eric R. Harlan, J.D. ’94

Deborah J. Drucker, J.D. ’92

Michael Lehr, J.D. ’09

Michael E. Brown, LL.B. ’67, M.S. ’82

John M. Hassett, J.D. ’79

J. Michael Earp, J.D. ’79

William L. Haugh Jr., LL.B. ’68

Anne C. Leitess, J.D. ’88

Master David S. Bruce, J.D. ’74

Eric B. Easton*

Priscilya M. Hawkes, J.D. ’06

Barry F. Levin, J.D. ’84

John S. Brzostowski, J.D. ’90

Lawrence D. Eisen, J.D. ’96

Paul M. Levin, J.D. ’54

Herbert Burgunder III, J.D. ’94

Hay Insurance Services, LLC

Mahasin S. El-Amin, J.D. ’09

Delane S. Lewis, J.D. ’93

Kathleen M. Cahill, J.D. ’81

William C. Hay Sr., J.D. ’68

John J. Eller, J.D. ’84

Elizabeth M. Haynes, J.D. ’85

Frank G. Lidinsky, J.D. ’76

Eileen A. Canfield, J.D. ’98

Donald L. Elmore, J.D. ’70

Carrie A. Liipfert, J.D. ’96

Irvin N. Caplan, LL.M. ’91

Katherine A. Hearn, J.D. ’92

David F. Engstrom, J.D. ’70

Alvin S. Henderson,B.A. ’91, J.D. ’03

Matthew Lindsay*

Jay M. Caplan, LL.B. ’69

Donna N. Ersek, J.D. ’81

Ryan A. Hendricks, J.D. ’01

Stephen W. Little, J.D. ’96

Josh Caplan, J.D. ’07

Mary P. Evatt, J.D. ’77

YaoHui Liu, LL.M. ’11

Richard D. Caplan, J.D. ’80

Michelle Y. Ewert*

Melodie C. Hengerer, J.D. ’02 and Geoffrey G. Hengerer, J.D. ’02

James D. Cardea, J.D. ’95

Itamar Ezaoui, J.D. ’10

Brian L. Herzberger, J.D. ’74

Daniel M. Long, J.D. ’74

Heather L. H. Carpenter, J.D. ’03

F5 Networks, Inc.

Jeffery F. Higdon, J.D. ’81

Kathleen H. Lorenzo, J.D. ’05

John A. Carpenter Jr., J.D. ’03

Lisa J. Fales, J.D. ’90

R. Neal Hoffman, LL.B. ’69

Lucy A. Loux, J.D. ’75

Andrew J. Lobley, J.D. ’02


Cylia E. Lowe, J.D. ’03, M.S. ’08

Angela A. Novy, J.D. ’07

Robert J. Rubinson*

Gary L. Stapleton Jr., J.D. ’12

Susan P. Whiteford, J.D. ’85

Martni P. Maarbjerg, J.D. ’09

John E. Nunn III, J.D. ’83

Deborah Rush and Jonathan Rush

Catherine E. Stavely, J.D. ’88

John S. Whiteside, J.D. ’65

Blair W. MacDermid, LL.M. ’11

Alice D. O’Brien, J.D. ’01

William F. Ryan Jr., J.D. ’79

Melvin A. Steinberg, J.D. ’55

Kristina B. Whittaker, J.D. ’81

William A. Mack, J.D. ’09

John F. X. O’Brien, LL.B. ’64

Edward B. Rybczynski, J.D. ’52

Kevin D. Stern, J.D. ’11

Frank R. Wieczynski, LL.B. ’68

John B. Maier, J.D. ’63

Shavaun O’Brien*, B.S. ’09, MBA ’14

Janice G. Salzman, J.D. ’85

Linda S. Stone and Donald H. Stone*

Justin D. Wilde, J.D. ’08

Thomas B. Stone Jr., J.D. ’76

David G. Willemain, J.D. ’74

Cynthia A. Mancini, J.D. ’87 Michael H. Mannes, J.D. ’70 David C. Manoogian, J.D. ’01 Manor Excavating, Inc. Robert D. Marchant, J.D. ’74 Robert M. Marcus Lauren E. Marini, J.D. ’11 John P. Markus Jr., J.D. ’86 Douglas D. Marshall, J.D. ’76 Daniel D. Martin, J.D. ’92 Elise J. Mason, J.D. ’74 Shirley S. Massey, B.S. ’86, J.D. ’88 Jacob Matz, J.D. ’51 Sherman B. Mayor, J.D. ’76

Ronald C. Owens, J.D. ’73

David R. Sanders, J.D. ’81

Harry P. Stringer Jr., J.D. ’80

Mark T. Willen, B.S. ’67, J.D. ’73

Megan B. Owings, J.D. ’04

John P. Sanderson, J.D. ’79

John W. Stupak, J.D. ’80

Samuel D. Williamowsky, J.D. ’75

Kimberly M. Owusukoko, J.D. ’11

Peter S. Saucier, J.D. ’80

Victoria A. Sulerzyski, J.D. ’06

Robert H. Wolf, J.D. ’74

Richard F. Pecora, J.D. ’70

Alexander L. Scarola, J.D. ’99

Victor A. Sulin, J.D. ’72

Kristin H. Woolam, J.D. ’96

Anne S. Perkins, J.D. ’78

Steven L. Schaeffer, J.D. ’83

Diane C. Sullivan, J.D. ’87

Lise K. Worthington, J.D. ’88

Thomas C. Perrone, J.D. ’77

Stuart J. Schatz, J.D. ’75

Rene C. Swafford, J.D. ’98

Steven P. Wright, J.D. ’06

Loreto R. Pettini, J.D. ’81

Gerald Scheinker, J.D. ’67

Robert J. Yerman, J.D. ’65

Ashley Latoya Phillips, J.D. ’14

Sidney Schlachman, LL.B. ’51

Mark L. Phillips, J.D. ’75

Josh E. Schmerling, J.D. ’08

Valerie T. Swain, M.A. ’95 and Christopher W. Swain, B.A. ’07, J.D. ’12

Robert E. Philo Jr., J.D. ’71

Otto P. Schulze, LL.B. ’55

Swift Transportation

Michael D. Pintzuk, LL.B. ’63

Walter D. Schwidetzky*

Gustava E. Taler, J.D. ’94

Planet Depos, LLC

Jennifer R. Scott, J.D. ’05

Franz T. Tedrowe, J.D. ’90

Robert E. Polack, J.D. ’75

Mark F. Scurti, J.D. ’91

Adrian G. Teel, J.D. ’70

Up to $99

Paul M. Polansky, J.D. ’77

Marcy and Peter Seitel

Andrew E. Teitelman, J.D. ’03

Brook R. Abrams, J.D. ’14

Kathryn E. Poleto

Karen P. Severson, J.D. ’00

Debra A. Thomas, J.D. ’94

David G. Ackerman, J.D. ’76

Albert B. Polovoy, LL.B. ’53

William H. Sewell, LL.B. ’69

James A. Tignanelli, J.D. ’80

Charles J. Acquisto, J.D. ’96

J. Bradford McCullough, J.D. ’83 Anastasia L. McCusker, J.D. ’10 McDonald’s Corporation

Kathleen Osore

Elizabeth J. Samuels* and Ira A. Burnim

Barbara A. Wilhelm, J.D. ’92

Charles E. Yocum, J.D. ’80 Michael A. Zwaig, J.D. ’84

Robert D. McDorman Jr., J.D. ’76

Alexandra A. McKeown, J.D. ’06 Ann McLain

L. Content McLaughlin, B.A. ’00, J.D. ’03, LL.M. ’05 Patricia C. McMullen, J.D. ’86 Lloyd G. Merriam, J.D. ’81 Leslie S. Metzger*, B.A. ’84, M.P.A. ’92 Paul C. Mickum, J.D. ’94 John L. Miles Jr., J.D. ’77 Richard L. Miles, J.D. ’73

WHY I GIVE: Looking back on 40 years of law practice and marriage, three children and nine grandchildren, I realize UB Law gave me the ability to craft a life I am pleased with and proud of. None of us get to wherever we are without the care and help of others. We have a duty to give back, to always be there for others — as mentors, consultants and, when you can, by providing financial support.” —Nathaniel Fick, J.D. ’75

Fick & May, Towson

Kimberly A. Millender, J.D. ’95

John M. Miller III, B.A. ’71, J.D. ’75 Norlyn D. Miller Jr., J.D. ’66 Michael J. Millios, J.D. ’06 Julia A. Minner, J.D. ’90 Cynthia S. Miraglia, J.D. ’83

Mary L. Ponticelli, J.D. ’79

David B. Shapiro, J.D. ’84

W. Scott Tinney, J.D. ’99

Eleanor K. Adams, J.D. ’87

Kenneth A. Porro, J.D. ’87

Stephen J. Shapiro* and Donna L. Stark

John R. Toston Sr., A.A. ’51, B.S. ’53, LL.B. ’57

Suzanne Adjogah

Brooke J. Shemer, J.D. ’13

Thomas L. Totten, J.D. ’87 and Sally Ann Wingo

Suzanne W. Posner, J.D. ’80 and David M. Posner

Lynn Z. Ahlers, J.D. ’94 Penny Alafassos, J.D. ’98

Sylvia S. Powell, J.D. ’02 and Barry W. Powell, M.P.A. ’95, J.D. ’03

John R. Sheridan, J.D. ’72 and Barbara Sheridan

Brenda Piskor Prevas, M.A. ’90 and Peter A. Prevas, J.D. ’85

John Carlyle Sherrill III, J.D. ’80

Carl A. Mohrwinkel, J.D. ’77

Michelle A. Prikhodko, J.D. ’11

Mark J. Shmueli, J.D. ’96

Babak Monajemi, J.D. ’11

Michael W. Prokopik, J.D. ’79

Judith A. Showalter, J.D. ’80

Stanley S. & Lania Ullman Foundation

Natalie Ram*

Dennis G. Silverman, J.D. ’74

Jeffrey J. Utermohle, J.D. ’87

Victor A. Amada, J.D. ’88

James H. Rees, J.D. ’95

Adam T. Simons, J.D. ’09

Daniel P. Vavonese, J.D. ’95

Robert D. Anbinder, J.D. ’92

Michele Reichlin, J.D. ’09

John F. Slade III, LL.B. ’69

Verizon Foundation

Kevin S. Anderson, J.D. ’87

Lavonna L. Vice, B.A. ’80, J.D. ’83

Charles J. Andres, J.D. ’84, LL.M. ’91

Michael F. Vitt, J.D. ’99

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William W. Riggins III, J.D. ’93

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Lori Sherwood, J.D. ’99

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Tina M. Stanczewski, M.A. ’01, J.D. ’08

Sarah A. Norton, J.D. ’09

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Marc G. Stanley, LL.B. ’67

William F. Alcarese, J.D. ’10

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Jefferson L. Triplett, J.D. ’01

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Linda W. Alpern and Neil S. Alpern, J.D. ’78

William Turc Sr., J.D. ’69

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Kemp Vye, J.D. ’77

Michael I. Angert, J.D. ’99

Fred B. Wachter, J.D. ’89

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Anthony Geddie, J.D. ’00

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Robert A. Geiss, LL.B. ’69

Brock C. Hutton, LL.M. ’01

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Jae S. Hwang, J.D. ’09

Robert J. Gilbert, J.D. ’81

Jack I. Hyatt, J.D. ’68

Mark A. Gilder, J.D. ’76

Kevin D. Hyer, J.D. ’07

Stacie A. Glaze-Mow, J.D. ’97

Llauryn D. Iglehart, J.D. ’95

Michelle R. Glenn, J.D. ’05

Olufadeke A. Iluyomade, LL.M. ’10

Joshua A. Glikin, J.D. ’01

Kelley M. Inman, J.D. ’11

Harvey D. Gold, LL.B. ’62

April L. Inskeep

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Dorothy A. Ipolito, J.D. ’90

Elissa E. Goldfarb, J.D. ’86

Cary C. Jacobson, J.D. ’09

David L. Goldheim, J.D. ’71

Michael L. Jeffers, J.D. ’85

Matthew L. Goldin, J.D. ’91

Alice Jennings, J.D. ’90 Colleen S. Jennings, J.D. ’03

Patrick R. Duley, J.D. ’70

Seymour R. Goldstein, A.A. ’54, J.D. ’60

Ronald J. Dunaway, J.D. ’66

Bruce E. Goodman, J.D. ’80

Lynne E. Johnson, J.D. ’92

Jack Dunlap, LL.B. ’64

Mark I. Goodman, J.D. ’91

Mechelle D. Johnson-Webb, J.D. ’02

Christopher R. Dunn, J.D. ’87

John C. Gordon, J.D. ’83

Joseph S. Johnston, J.D. ’07

John P. Dupon, J.D. ’94

Julie D. Gover, J.D. ’05

William D. Johnston, J.D. ’67

Ayodeji O. Durojaiye, LL.M. ’06

Sarah M. Grabenstein, J.D. ’11

John A. Jones, J.D. ’80

Karl L. Chen, J.D. ’94

David M. Edwards Sr., J.D. ’73

F. Michael Grace, J.D. ’82

Kimberley S. W. Jones, J.D. ’94

Christa A. Childers, J.D. ’05

Charles H. W. Effinger Jr., LL.B. ’64

Patricia A. Grace, J.D. ’87

Rodney M. Jones, J.D. ’00

Nancy K. Chung, J.D. ’07

Norman A. Ehrlich, J.D. ’73

Wayne G. Gracey, J.D. ’84

Cecilia T. Kafer, B.S. ’87

Adam Cizek, J.D. ’00

Ifeyinwa Ekpe, LL.M. ’12

Steven P. Grossman*

John R. Clapp, J.D. ’79

Melony J. Ellinger, J.D. ’99

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Shannon M. Baker, J.D. ’14

Abigail G. Carr, J.D. ’10

Andrea Dodrill, J.D. ’11

Katrine H. Bakhtiary, J.D. ’10

J. Randall Carroll, J.D. ’78

Judy J. Donegan, J.D. ’93

Walter F. Balint, J.D. ’72

Albert B. Carrozza, J.D. ’67

Peter A. Ball, J.D. ’08

Frederick J. Carter, J.D. ’68

Stuart A. Ball, J.D. ’95

Matthew J. Chalker, J.D. ’08

Curtis W. Baranyk, J.D. ’12

Christopher A. Chambers, J.D. ’90

Lee N. Barnstein, J.D. ’66

Amy M. Chapper, J.D. ’80

Mary A. Barone, J.D. ’87

Ben Chasen, J.D. ’14

Neal C. Baroody, J.D. ’87

Todd R. Chason, J.D. ’01

Ian P. Bartman, J.D. ’07

Erin M. Cheikh, J.D. ’06 and Karim T. Cheikh, J.D. ’07

William C. Bausman, J.D. ’64 Thomas K. Baxter, J.D. ’79 Derek A. Bayne, J.D. ’10 Allyson B. Beauchamp, J.D. ’12 Patricia Behles* Lauren Dodrill Benjamin, J.D. ’08 Lisa M. Bergstrom, J.D. ’07 Joseph F. Berk, J.D. ’84 Samuel Berman, B.S. ’80, J.D. ’01, LL.M. ’04

Joseph W. Cleary, J.D. ’02 Heather Cobbett* Alan C. Cohen, J.D. ’79 Harvey A. Cohen, B.S. ’63

Alan N. Bernstein, J.D. ’72

Jacob J. Cohen, J.D. ’67

Glen G. Besa, J.D. ’79

Alex D. Cohn, J.D. ’10

Jonathan W. Bierer,B.S. ’97, J.D. ’02

Erin D. Coleman, J.D. ’09

Lisa M. Blades, J.D. ’95

Francis J. Combs, J.D. ’11

Eugene L. Blanck, J.D. ’42, LL.M. ’48

Kimberly A. Connaughton, J.D. ’95 and Stephan M. Moylan, J.D. ’92

Jefferson L. Blomquist, J.D. ’83 Jerald P. Blumenthal, A.A. ’66, J.D. ’74

Joseph W. Cook III, LL.B. ’69 James F. Corrigan, B.S. ’72, J.D. ’77

Elizabeth L. Doory, J.D. ’10 Christopher P. Downs, J.D. ’86 Jessica duHoffmann, J.D. ’99

Maia J. Ellis, J.D. ’08

Dorothy M. Guy, J.D. ’96

Leigh S. Jocelyn, J.D. ’01

Candice L. Hall, J.D. ’09, LL.M. ’11, Certificate ’11

Lesley H. Kamenshine, J.D. ’10

Elizabeth A. Hambrick-Stowe, J.D. ’83

Aisha Kane-Washington, J.D. ’99

Martina D. Evans, B.S. ’90, MBA ’94, J.D. ’94

Jeston Hamer Jr., J.D. ’93

Jonathan D. Kassolis, LL.M. ’12

Hugh K. Hanson, J.D. ’74

Diane Katlic, J.D. ’76

John B. Evermann, J.D. ’11

E. David Harr, J.D. ’70

David F. Katz, J.D. ’99

Linda J. Fallowfield, J.D. ’95

Dorothy Harris, J.D. ’10

George H. Falter III, J.D. ’93

Ronald R. Katz, J.D. ’02

William P. Harrison, J.D. ’87

Masoumeh Farashahi, LL.M. ’11

Bruce E. Kauffman, J.D. ’77

Jan T. Hartman, J.D. ’99

James J. Farley, J.D. ’75

Hope Keller*

Tracey A. Harvin, LL.M. ’00, J.D. ’00

James R. Farmer, J.D. ’73

Julianne J. Kelly, J.D. ’15

Nancy L. Haslinger, J.D. ’86

Laura Meerholz Feiler, LL.M. ’00, J.D. ’00

Shawn M. Kelly, J.D. ’08

Daniel L. Hatcher*

Susan G. Kerbel, J.D. ’85

Richard S. Haynes, J.D. ’75

Andrea M. Khoury, J.D. ’97

Kendra E. Hayward, J.D. ’04

Walter E. Ellman Jr., J.D. ’84 Philip M. Ermer, J.D. ’83 Carlos A. Espinosa, J.D. ’01

Michael P. Kane, J.D. ’85 Virginia B. Kass, J.D. ’86

Charles H. Boarman, J.D. ’78

Clyde I. Coughenour, J.D. ’69

Raymond G. Boileau, J.D. ’90

John M. Crabbs, J.D. ’78

Ronald D. Bondroff, J.D. ’69

Guy M. Craig, J.D. ’98

Ellen B. Feldman, J.D. ’88 and Howard R. Feldman, J.D. ’88

Laurie R. Bortz, J.D. ’78

Bert R. Cramer, J.D. ’79

Lois I. Fisher, J.D. ’79

Fred S. Hecker, J.D. ’87

Fekadeselassie F. Kidanemariam, LL.M. ’09

Katie C. Boruff, J.D. ’91

Paul V. Cratin, LL.B. ’68

Garrett M. Fitzgerald, J.D. ’12

Rena W. Heneghan, J.D. ’92

Karen L. Kiefer, J.D. ’81

Michael J. Crumrine, J.D. ’08

Shaneka Henson, J.D. ’10

Raymond M. Kight, J.D. ’70

Richard H. Boucher Jr., J.D. ’85

Brendan J. Flynn, J.D. ’12

Erica F. Cryor, J.D. ’78

Nupur P. Flynn and Guy E. Flynn

John H. Kim, J.D. ’08

Jeneen J. Brantley, J.D. ’02

Richard G. Herbig, J.D. ’74

Vincent S. Curl, J.D. ’82

Stephan W. Fogleman Jr., J.D. ’94

William F. Kiniry III, J.D. ’12

Alfred L. Brennan Jr., J.D. ’79

Rebecca T. Herrick, J.D. ’82

Crystal A. Curry Newland, J.D. ’04

William E. Hewitt, J.D. ’74

Nicholas G. Klicos, J.D. ’11

Shadey K. Brown, J.D. ’99

Rachel B. Foreman, J.D. ’09

Mitzi E. Dailey, J.D. ’94

Jerold M. Forsberg, J.D. ’75

Thomas E. Klug, J.D. ’70

W. Hayes Brown III, LL.B. ’68

Robert Hild, J.D. ’75

Barry J. Dalnekoff, J.D. ’74

Matthew E. Fox, J.D. ’06

W. Roland Knapp Sr., LL.B. ’67

Kira N. Brucker, J.D. ’07

Katherine B. Hill, J.D. ’04

William G. Dansie, J.D. ’75

Diana K. Hobbs, J.D. ’98

Sharon T. Kohler, J.D. ’80

Alan R. Brunn, J.D. ’80

Adam S. Frank, J.D. ’94

Leigh C. Darrell, J.D. ’09

John C. Fredrickson, J.D. ’83

James S. Hogg, J.D. ’82

William P. Konstas, J.D. ’88

John W. Bryant, J.D. ’71

Gregory E. Dash, J.D. ’06

Alyssa S. Friedman, J.D. ’08

Phyllis B. Kramer, J.D. ’77

Yvette Bryant

Donna K. Hollen, B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89

Renee R. Dash, MBA ’04

Brenda Holley, J.D. ’02

Janelle A. Kratz

Bevin A. Buchheister, J.D. ’97

Joshua B. Friedman, J.D. ’12

Joann M. Davis, J.D. ’85

Richard A. Froehlinger III, B.S. ’85, B.S. ’87, J.D. ’91

Niki Holmes

Charles C. Lamari, B.A. ’08, J.D. ’13

Benjamin M. Bunin, J.D. ’06

Cristina H. Landskroener, J.D. ’83

Herbert M. Burk Jr., J.D. ’77

Hannah M. Dawson, B.A. ’12 (Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences), J.D. ’13

Adam M. Holmwood, J.D. ’08

Duncan R. Frye, J.D. ’73

Charles M. Honeyman, J.D. ’81

Stephanie Lane-Weber, J.D. ’77

Richard L. Funk, LL.B. ’68

Gary Honick, J.D. ’78

Ari N. Laric, MBA ’06, J.D. ’06

James W. Dawson Jr., J.D. ’88

Meg Gallucci, J.D. ’06

Arnold J. Hopkins, J.D. ’64

Jay Lawlor, J.D. ’11

Phiona Gardner, J.D. ’00 Roland M. Gardner, J.D. ’77

Nancy J. Horrom, J.D. ’82 and Michael H. Horrom, J.D. ’74

Daniel G. Leeds, J.D. ’77

Alan I. Cantor, J.D. ’75

Eleanor M. Dayhoff-Brannigan, J.D. ’10

Lee H. Caplan, J.D. ’91

Judith De Libera, J.D. ’89

Leete A. Garten, J.D. ’09

Matthew P. Howard, J.D. ’05

Jaia P. Lent and Douglas P. Lent

Joshua A. Carey, J.D. ’71

Avanti Deangelis, LL.B. ’56

Robert A. Garza, J.D. ’13

Phillip J. Howard, LL.B. ’66

Murray H. Levin, LL.B. ’65

William M. Burke,B.A. ’71, J.D. ’03 James B. Butler, M.P.A. ’93, J.D. ’93 John V. Calabrese, J.D. ’58

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Paul H. Teague,M.P.A. ’96, J.D. ’96

Anne G. Lewis, M.S. ’84, J.D. ’90

Scott A. Mirsky, J.D. ’97

Daniel D. Phillips, J.D. ’10

Mary Carol Shannahan, J.D. ’06

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Ronald Shapiro, LL.B. ’60

Michael G. Terhune, J.D. ’09

Steven D. Link, J.D. ’09

Jared S. Monteiro, J.D. ’11

Lynn E. Pickens, J.D. ’91

Gareth D. Shaw, LL.B. ’63

Dena M. Terra, J.D. ’99

Alvin B. London, J.D. ’54

Kathleen O. Moon, J.D. ’81

Spencer S. Pollock, J.D. ’12

Jane E. Sheehan, J.D. ’77

Paul B. Thompson, J.D. ’76

Steven A. Long, J.D. ’10

Hans I. Moore, J.D. ’08

Barbara M. Porter, J.D. ’78

Michael J. Sherbin, J.D. ’65

Mark H. Tilkin, J.D. ’87

Frances J. Longshore, J.D. ’59

James R. Moore III, J.D. ’81

Matthew T. Powell, J.D. ’11

Stacy L. Sherman, J.D. ’97

Steven A. Trader, J.D. ’01

David Lotz, J.D. ’91

William H. Morgan, J.D. ’97

James A. Powers, J.D. ’87

Charles Sheroke, J.D. ’74

Isaac C. Trouth IV, J.D. ’08

Jaime W. Luse, J.D. ’02

Karen A. Morrill

Donna J. B. Price, J.D. ’87

Terron L. Trowers, J.D. ’13

Noreen A. Lynch, J.D. ’84

Andrea M. Moses, MBA ’95, J.D. ’95

J. Frederick Price, J.D. ’80

Robert A. Shocket, J.D. ’74 and Phyllis Gail Shocket

Byron E. MacFarlane, J.D. ’08

Katherine Demont Moxley, J.D. ’00

Kerry R. Price, J.D. ’82

Anna S. Sholl, J.D. ’14

Edward M. Ulsch, J.D. ’74

Joseph V. Mach Jr., J.D. ’73

Paul F. Muccino, J.D. ’73

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Charles A. Madden, J.D. ’07

Frank J. Mucha Jr., J.D. ’66

Mary E. Quillen, J.D. ’93

Dean A. Siedlecki, J.D. ’88

Gerald W. Vahle, J.D. ’78

C. Michael Magruder, J.D. ’75

Elizabeth Mullen*

Harry E. Quinn, LL.B. ’68

Alexander M. Silverstein, J.D. ’95

Raymond J. Vanzego Jr., J.D. ’98

Ronald L. Maltz, J.D. ’97

William M. Mullen, J.D. ’80

Frederick A. Raab, J.D. ’76

David W. Simons, J.D. ’78

J. Stephen Vikell, J.D. ’81

Margaret M. Manning, J.D. ’00

Phillip E. Radabaugh, J.D. ’74

Robert D. Vinikoor, J.D. ’76

Megan M. Manogue, J.D. ’89

Andrew F. Murphy, J.D. ’12, Certificate ’14

Matthew T. Simpson, J.D. ’09 John B. Sinclair, J.D. ’79

Edward F. Vlcek, J.D. ’90

Carl W. Mantz, J.D. ’80

Brendan C. Murphy, J.D. ’11

John M. Skrocki, J.D. ’86

Joanne F. Voelkel, J.D. ’86

Djenny-Ann Marcelin

Michael T. Murphy, J.D. ’83

Barrett Ranson

Terri J. Waitzer, J.D. ’88

Emily M. Marcus and David G. Marcus

Jane Cairns Murray, J.D. ’87

Lauri F. Rasnick, J.D. ’95

Kathleen S. Skullney, B.A. ’91, J.D. ’93

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Dennis T. Reardon, J.D. ’74

Lucy L. Slaich, J.D. ’03

Diana J. Wallace, J.D. ’87

Shannon A. Slater, J.D. ’15

Charles M. Walls, J.D. ’83

Mary C. Reese, J.D. ’89

Kimberly S. Smalkin Barranco, J.D. ’91

Jessica Walton

William R. Reid, J.D. ’00

Rosemary C. Smart, LL.M. ’04

Colleen K. Rettig, J.D. ’88

Cheryl Jeanine Smith, J.D. ’00

Raymond L. Rhine, J.D. ’54

Herbert S. Smith, LL.B. ’62

Brian A. Neil, MBA ’09, J.D. ’09

Bonnie Lee B. Richmond, J.D. ’81

James K. Smith, J.D. ’01

Andrew J. Nelson, J.D. ’06

Constance Ridgway, J.D. ’90

Robert L. Smith Jr., J.D. ’95

Peter A. Nelson, J.D. ’75

Carrie B. Riley, J.D. ’93

Robert N. Smith III, J.D. ’92

Joyce O. Newcomb, LL.B. ’53

J. Edward Roberts, J.D. ’72

Andrew R. Smullian, J.D. ’07

Harvey M. Weisberg, B.S. ’62, J.D. ’65

Brandon J. Newlands, J.D. ’99

Drake Roche, J.D. ’03

David M. Snyder, J.D. ’11

David A. Weiskopf, J.D. ’86

Michael L. Masterson, J.D. ’02

Loc P. Nguyen, J.D. ’90

Stanley C. Rogosin, J.D. ’74

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Cathy L. Mattern, J.D. ’82

Saundra A. Nickols, J.D. ’87, M.P.A. ’87

A. Elizabeth Rojugbokan, J.D. ’95

William R. Wheatly, J.D. ’74

Trudy Roles

S. Leonard Sollins, LL.B. ’52, M.S. ’85

General Autry N. Noblitt, J.D. ’65

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Laurie N. Solomon, J.D. ’85

Matt M. White, J.D. ’11

Harry J. Noonan, J.D. ’78

Lisa Cahn Rolnick, J.D. ’02

Kevin M. Soper, J.D. ’85

Stan Whiting, J.D. ’75

Denice R. Norris, J.D. ’92

Robert J. Spar, LL.B. ’69

Jana R. Wiener, J.D. ’05

Robert Wayne Nuckles, LL.M. ’00

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Lisa D. Sparks, B.A. ’05, J.D. ’07

Kenneth A. Wilcox, J.D. ’62

Jumoke Oladapo, LL.M. ’09

Rebecca Ann Romig, J.D. ’05

Kenneth J. Spindler, J.D. ’79

Jennifer K. Williams, J.D. ’97

Wondwossen A. Oli, LL.M. ’05

Jules H. Rosenberg, J.D. ’80

Joy A. Springfield, J.D. ’99

Sager A. Williams Jr., J.D. ’94

Clifford R. Olson, J.D. ’76

Norman Roskos, J.D. ’64

Richard T. Stansbury, J.D. ’74

Jennifer L. Wilson, J.D. ’11

Frederick A. Olverson, J.D. ’64

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Thomas J. Maronick, J.D. ’80 Myriam Marquez, J.D. ’79 Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Kathryn A. Marsh, J.D. ’02 Joanne R. Marvin, J.D. ’79 Michelle J. Marzullo, J.D. ’98 Sherwin Mashhadi-Shafie, J.D. ’05 Latane J. Mason, J.D. ’05 Wanda D. Mason, J.D. ’93 and Michael D. Mason, B.S. ’01

Alana Matthews Philip I. Matz, B.S. ’60, LL.B. ’67 Ellen Mays Kutzer, J.D. ’12 Michelle S. Mays, J.D. ’00 Jennifer B. McAllister, J.D. ’97 John F. McClellan, LL.B. ’68 Michelle O. McClelland, B.S. ’83, J.D. ’86 William L. McCraney, J.D. ’74 Jill D. McCullough, J.D. ’95 and Craig L. McCullough, J.D. ’00

Holly A. Musselman, J.D. ’96 Cory L. Myers, J.D. ’06 Michael R. Naccarato, B.S. ’91, MBA ’95, J.D. ’08

Tracy C. Rammacca, MBA ’88 and Joseph D. Rammacca, J.D. ’93

Natalie H. Rees, J.D. ’78

Lauren Ashley Turner, J.D. ’11

Ryan M. Walburn, J.D. ’14

Gregory B. Walz, J.D. ’95 Mollie Wander, MBA ’10, J.D. ’10 Dale E. Watson, J.D. ’74 Jedediah Weeks* Jeffrey T. Weinberg, J.D. ’78 Jennifer K. Weinel, J.D. ’99

Robert M. Wheeler, J.D. ’62

Alan M. Winner, J.D. ’39, A.A. ’48

Barry A. O’Neill, LL.B. ’65

Markella J. Roussos, J.D. ’08 and Christopher Smith

Kathleen A. O’Neill

James F. Rowe Sr., J.D. ’69

Stuart Steiner, J.D. ’67

Christopher Dale Wolf, J.D. ’00

Loretta O. Orndorff, J.D. ’80

Ann Rungfarsangaroon, J.D. ’11

Ginina A. Stevenson, J.D. ’01

Lisa M. Wolf, J.D. ’05

Amy M. Orsi, J.D. ’02

Bertha E. Rush and J. Nelson Rush

Kate E. Wolfson, J.D. ’12

Ugur Ozyuruk, LL.M. ’10

Nancy H. Russell-Forrester, J.D. ’85

Joshua K. Stiles and Patricia R. Stiles

Alfred A. Page Sr., M.S. ’82, J.D. ’97

Debra I. Ryon, J.D. ’85

Janice L. McMorrow, J.D. ’93

Natalie K. Pappas, J.D. ’13

Lisa J. Sansone, J.D. ’92

Donna G. McQueen, J.D. ’87

Matthew J. Parr, J.D. ’01

Arnold L. Sarasky, LL.B. ’65

Shelley J. McVicker, J.D. ’87

Tejal Patel

Wilmer J. E. Sauerbrey, J.D. ’64

Henry T. Meneely, J.D. ’73

Christopher M. Patterson, J.D. ’78

Kenneth Savell, LL.M. ’94

E. Thomas Merryweather, J.D. ’69

Elizabeth Payne-Maddalena, J.D. ’13

Joseph N. Schaller, J.D. ’87

Robin R. Peace, J.D. ’04

Josephine N. Schlick, J.D. ’09

Kimberley A. McGee, J.D. ’90 Dennis P. McGlone, J.D. ’86 Gregory McGuirk, J.D. ’84, LL.M. ’92 James C. McKinney, J.D. ’75 Wilson P. McManus, B.A. ’83, J.D. ’86

Kimberly Ann Metcalf, J.D. ’03 Felicia A. Metz, J.D. ’10 Michael I. Meyerson* Charles J. Miller, J.D. ’86 Daniel J. Miller, J.D. ’07 John M. Miller, J.D. ’75 Kelly W. Miller, J.D. ’90 and Edward M. Miller, J.D. ’95

Joan S. Pepe, J.D. ’79

Albert J. Schaufler, J.D. ’13

Shawn C. Wolsey, J.D. ’02

E. Harrison Stone Jr., J.D. ’02

Ronald R. Wolz, J.D. ’91

Jack R. Sturgill Jr., J.D. ’74

Paula Wright Coleman

Teresa M. Sullivan, J.D. ’81 Karen T. Surabian, J.D. ’11, MBA ’15 Erienne Sutherell, B.A. ’12 (Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences), J.D. ’15

Ellis R. Wyatt, J.D. ’08 Connie A. Yarborough, J.D. ’14 Lloyd D. Yavener, J.D. ’84 Lacey D. Yegen, J.D. ’09

Courtney E. Swears, B.A. ’97, M.S. ’99

Brian S. Yellin, J.D. ’05

Heather R. Sweren, J.D. ’05

Nicholas S. Young, J.D. ’85

Gary E. Talles, J.D. ’70

Swazette D. Young, J.D. ’88

Harold Young, J.D. ’89

Maryruth Perrone, J.D. ’00

Regina S. Schoenberg, J.D. ’10 and Joshua S. Schoenberg, J.D. ’08

George A. Perry, J.D. ’09

Jennifer A. Schwartz*

Linda L. Tanton, J.D. ’75

Lee B. Zaben, MBA ’84, J.D. ’84

Joseph Persico, J.D. ’75

Frank D. Scurti, J.D. ’66

S. Scott Tate, J.D. ’99

Jessica Zadjura, J.D. ’10

Ian A. Pesetsky, J.D. ’95

Law Offices of John M. Seeberger, PA

Curtis E. Tatum, J.D. ’09

Jane Zhang, LL.M. ’08

Philip A. Petty, J.D. ’80

John M. Seeberger, J.D. ’87

Nicole Rene Taylor, J.D. ’00

M. Trent Zivkovich, J.D. ’06 * UB faculty or staff

** Donor is deceased

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DONALD C. FRY, J.D. ’80, was named to the Center Club’s board of governors in June 2014.

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alumni 1960s MEL D. POWELL, J.D. ’65, received the 2015 Donald C. Stone Award from the International Association of Schools and Institutions of Administration in July for his contribution to the field of public administration and his active commitment to the association. THE HON. DALE R. CATHELL, LL.B. ’68, published a memoir, Wading Through the Swamp: The Memoirs of a Bad Boy. Cathell is a retired Maryland Court of Appeals judge. WILLIAM TURC, J.D. ’69, was added to Glen Burnie High School’s Wall of Honor in October 2014.

1970s THE HON. LOUIS A. BECKER, J.D. ’70, retired from the Circuit Court for Howard County in 2014. JAMES B. ASTRACHAN, J.D. ’74, is an attorney with Astrachan Gunst Thomas, which was recognized with a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms. STUART M. GOLDBERG, B.A. ’70, J.D. ’74, was elected in May to serve a two-year term as chair of the University of Baltimore Foundation’s Alumni Committee. WILLIAM H. “BILL” DORRILL JR., J.D. ’74, received the William Reece Smith Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Award in May from the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals for his outstanding commitment to and impact on pro-bono legal services. MEYER SIMON, J.D. ’74, served as a course planner and moderator for a Continuing

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Legal Education seminar, “Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department — Practice and Procedures,” that was presented by the Montgomery (Pa.) Bar Association in May. STEVEN A. ALLEN, J.D. ’75, became a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in March. ALAN JACOBS, J.D. ’75, was reappointed as an adjunct professor of law in the international LL.M. program at American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. JOHN PENSINGER, J.D. ’76, retired in March as deputy general counsel in the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. GLENN LOUIS KLAVANS, J.D. ’78, who maintained a solo practice in Glen Burnie for 15 years, was appointed in December to the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County by then-Gov. Martin O’Malley. THOMAS MEACHUM, J.D. ’78, a partner with Columbia-based Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, was a winner of The Daily Record’s 2014 Leadership in Law award. THE HON. PAMILA J. BROWN, J.D. ’79, a Howard County District Court judge, was named the 2015–16 president of the Maryland State Bar Association in June. JOHN MCCARTHY, J.D. ’79, the state’s attorney for Montgomery County, was among the winners of The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law award. HARRY C. STORM, J.D. ’79, a business attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, is president-elect of the Maryland State Bar Association.

THE HON. BARBARA BAER WAXMAN, J.D. ’80, received the Women’s Law Center of Maryland’s Dorothy Beatty Memorial Award in October 2014. LINDA S. OSTOVITZ, B.S. ’78, J.D. ’81, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments and dedication to the community. SUSAN R. GAINEN, J.D. ’84, in February published The Backyard Roosters of Saint Paul, a collection of portraits and stories documenting 45 of the “finest whimsical roosters” in St. Paul, Minn. KEVIN SHEPHERD, J.D. ’84, received The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation’s 2015 Outstanding State Chair Award. JAMES A. LIST, J.D. ’85, received The Arc Baltimore’s 2014 President’s Cup. PATRICIA C. MCMULLEN, J.D. ’86, was selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in June. WAYNE M. WILLOUGHBY, J.D. ’86, was appointed to the American Association for Justice’s executive committee and board of governors at the association’s annual convention in Baltimore in July 2014. MERYL BURGIN, J.D. ’87, the executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, was among the winners of The Daily Record’s 2014 Leadership in Law award. GARY F. COLLINS, J.D. ’87, finished working with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Afghanistan in December and is now engaged in a project in Beirut to strengthen Lebanon’s judiciary. MICHAEL D. MALLINOFF, J.D. ’87, was appointed county administrator for the Charles County government in May. DEBRA G. SCHUBERT, J.D. ’87, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments

and dedication to the community. She was also was a winner of The Daily Record’s 2014 Leadership in Law award. Schubert served as the 2014–15 president of the Maryland State Bar Association. ROBERT G. CASSILLY, J.D. ’88, was elected to the Maryland Senate to represent District 34, Harford County, in January. ALAN B. GROSSMAN, J.D. ’88, published an article, “Termination of Residential Rental Agreements,” in the July issue of The Florida Bar Journal. JILL MORROW, J.D. ’88, published Newport, a novel of “romance, glamour and family secrets set in 1920s New England,” according to The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore, where Morrow held a book-launch event in July. Newport is her third novel. CATHLEEN MARIE VITALE, J.D. ’89, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates who maintained a solo practice in Glen Burnie for 25 years, was appointed in December to the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County by then-Gov. Martin O’Malley.

1990s ROBERT D. ANBINDER, J.D. ’92, was appointed president of the Bar Association of Baltimore City in May. FRANK E. TURNEY, J.D. ’92, in October 2014 received the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s Ten-Year Volunteer Award, which is given annually to attorneys who have taken at least one pro-bono case from MVLS every year for the previous 10 years. ISABEL MERCEDES CUMMING, J.D. ’93, MBA ’89, the assistant inspector general of investigations for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and president of the Calvert County Bar Association, was a winner of The Daily Record’s 2014 Leadership in Law award. CAROLINE CIRAOLO, LL.M. ’94, was appointed acting assistant attorney general in charge of the Tax Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in January.


STEPHANIE S. FRANKLIN, J.D. ’94, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments and dedication to the community. D. JILL GREEN, J.D. ’94, assistant dean for law placement, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments and dedication to the community. GEORGE NEMPHOS, J.D. ’94, a partner at Duane Morris, was named a member of the inaugural advisory committee for The Deal, a media and data company, in October 2014. AARON C. BALL, J.D. ’97, joined New York Life Insurance Co. as vice president and leader of the company’s long-term care insurance business in Austin, Texas, in March. PAUL GILLAN, J.D. ’95, formerly legal counsel for the Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, joined Wilson Elser’s Albany, N.Y.based health-care law practice in December. MICHAEL A. HODGE, J.D. ’97, published the Attorney’s Guide to Crime Scene Investigations in April. GLENN M. SULMASY, J.D. ’97, was appointed provost and chief academic officer of Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., in March. DONNA MANDL, J.D. ’98, chair of the department of legal studies at the Community College of Baltimore, was a winner of The Daily Record’s 2014 Leadership in Law award. LORI SHERWOOD, J.D. ’99, joined Advantage Engineers as the business development director in October 2014. JENNIFER STEARMAN, J.D. ’99, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments and dedication to the community.

2000s MICHAEL J. FELLERMAN, J.D. ’00, joined Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker in Potomac in March.

DENNIS L. HAGER II, J.D. ’00, was appointed deputy legal counsel for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September 2014. THE HON. NICOLE PASTORE KLEIN, J.D. ’00, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments and dedication to the community. KATHLEEN PEIFFER, J.D. ’00, was named development director at Arundel House of Hope in July 2014. She is responsible for all development and fundraising activities. JOYETTE M. HOLMES, J.D. ’01, was named the next chief magistrate of Cobb County, Ga., in March. MICHAEL P. O’DAY, J.D. ’01, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 VIP List for commitment to inspiring change in the community and for accomplishments achieved at or before age 40. LISA A. OLIVIERI, J.D. ’01, in 2014 become a shareholder and director of Thomas & Libowitz, where she has worked for 16 years. MARLA ZIDE, J.D. ’01, of the Law Office of Marla Zide, was named to The Daily Record’s 2014 Leading Women list. NANCY B. GRIMM, J.D. ’02, received the William Reece Smith Jr. Special Services to Pro Bono Award in May from the National Association of Pro Bono Professionals for her outstanding commitment to and impact on pro-bono legal services. JAIME W. LUSE, J.D. ’02, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 VIP List for commitment to inspiring change in the community and for accomplishments achieved at or before age 40. CARLTON A. CURRY, J.D. ’03, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 VIP List for commitment to inspiring change in the community and for accomplishments achieved at or before age 40. HAVALAH M. “HALLEY” HETRICK, J.D. ’03, married Norman P. Hetrick Jr. in May 2014 in Philadelphia. GREGORY CARE, J.D, ’06, became a partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy in early 2015.

KELLY A. POWERS, J.D. ’06, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments and dedication to the community. ALICIA N. RITCHIE, J.D. ’06, was promoted to principal at Miles & Stockbridge in January. CHRISTOPHER W. ROBERTS, J.D. ’06, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 VIP List for commitment to inspiring change in the community and for accomplishments achieved at or before age 40. KIMBERLY NEAL, J.D. ’07, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 Top 100 Women for her professional accomplishments and dedication to the community. LISA SPARKS, B.A. ’05, J.D. ’07, of Wright, Constable & Skeen, was named to The Daily Record’s 2014 Leading Women list. LEIGH DALTON, J.D. ’08, who practices school law at Stock and Leader in York, Pa., has earned a Ph.D. in education policy from UMBC. MATTHEW E. FEINBERG, J.D. ’08, was named partner at Finkelstein & Feinberg in Chevy Chase in May. He also was named a 2015 Rising Star for Washington, D.C., by Super Lawyers magazine. JOHN TEIGEN HALL, J.D. ’08, joined Niles, Barton & Wilmer as an associate in the firm’s litigation department in April. ALICIA D. STEWART, J.D. ’09, joined Niles, Barton & Wilmer as an associate in the firm’s litigation department in April.

2010s LEAH C. DEMPSEY, J.D. ’10, joined the Credit Union National Association as senior director of advocacy and counsel in May. A. MICHELLE GOMOLA, J.D. ’10, joined Wright, Constable & Skeen in June. LAURIE GOON, J.D. ’10, was recognized by Baltimore’s Living Classrooms Foundation as one of its “Rising Stars” for 2014. NICOLE N. SORARUF, J.D. ’10, joined Ober|Kaler as an associate in the Baltimore office’s finance group in July 2014.

RACHEL HIRSCH, J.D. ’11, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 VIP List for commitment to inspiring change in the community and for accomplishments achieved at or before age 40. SUSAN K. FRANCIS, J.D. ’11, was promoted to deputy director of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service in May 2014. DIVYA POTDAR, J.D. ’11, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 list of 20 in Their Twenties, which recognized her professional accomplishments and civic involvement. JOSHUA GREENFELD, J.D. ’12, was named vice president of government affairs for the Maryland Building Industry Association in December. DAVID MUNCY, J.D. ’12, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 list of 20 in Their Twenties, which recognized his professional accomplishments and civic involvement. AMANDA WESTVELD, J.D. ’12, married Scott Plumer in the Netherlands in September 2014. JESSICA EMERSON, J.D. ’13, was named to The Daily Record’s 2014 Leading Women list. BROOKE J. SHEMER, J.D. ’13, joined Ober|Kaler as an associate in April. WILLIAM C. CHAPMAN, J.D. ’14, joined Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis in Easton as an associate in February. NICOLE WHITAKER, J.D. ’14, opened a solo law practice in Towson in January. Her firm, Whitaker Legal, charges flat fees instead of billable hours and was the focus of a Jan. 5 story in The Daily Record.

CORRECTION The graduation year of THE HON. BARBARA BAER WAXMAN, administrative judge of the District Court for Baltimore City, was incorrect in the Fall 2014 issue of Baltimore Law. Judge Waxman earned her juris doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1980. Baltimore Law regrets the error. Fall 2015 | 27 |


notes faculty publications Books FRED BROWN and WALTER SCHWIDETZKY Professors Brown and Schwidetzky published Understanding Taxation of Business Entities (LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2015). GARRETT EPPS Professor Epps published American Justice 2014: Nine Clashing Visions on the Supreme Court (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). MICHAEL HAYES Professor Hayes published Labor Guide to Labor Law with Bruce S. Feldacker (5th ed., ILR Press, 2014). MICHAEL MEYERSON Professor Meyerson, with Daniel Brenner and Monroe Price, published an updated edition of Cable Television and Other Nonbroadcast Video (Thomson Reuters, 2015). NANCY MODESITT Professor Modesitt, with Janie Schulman and Daniel Westman, published Whistleblowing: The Law of Retaliatory Discharge (3rd ed., Bloomberg BNA, 2015). JANE MURPHY Professor Murphy, with Jana Singer, published Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution (NYU Press, 2015). Murphy and Professor ROBERT RUBINSON published Family Mediation: Theory and Practice (2nd ed., LexisNexis, 2015). WALTER SCHWIDETZKY Professor Schwidetzky, with Mark Sargent, published Limited Liability Company Handbook, 2014–2015 edition (Westlaw, 2014). ARNOLD ROCHVARG Professor Emeritus Rochvarg published an e-book, The Watergate Conspiracy Conviction and Appeal of Assistant Attorney General Robert Mardian.

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AMY SLOAN Associate Dean Sloan published Basic Legal Research: Tools and Strategies (6th ed., Aspen Publishers, 2015), as well as Basic Legal Research Workbook, with Steven D. Schwinn and John D. Edwards (rev. 4th ed., Aspen Publishers, 2015).

Articles, Chapters & Reports JOSÉ ANDERSON Professor Anderson’s article “‘Law Is Coercion’: Revisiting Judicial Power to Provide Equality in Public Education” was published in 68 Arkansas Law Review 83 (2015). BARBARA BABB Professor Babb published two articles: “Guest Editor’s Introduction: Commentaries on the IAALS’ Honoring Families Initiative White Paper,” 52 Family Court Review 639 (2014) and “Family Courts Are Here to Stay, So Let’s Improve Them,” 52 Family Court Review 642 (2014). JOHN BESSLER Professor Bessler contributed a chapter, “Capital Punishment Law and Practices: History, Trends, and Developments,” to the second edition of America’s Experiment with Capital Punishment: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Ultimate Penal Sanction (Carolina Academic Press, 2014). GREGORY DOLIN Professor Dolin published “Nonprice Competition in ‘Substitute’ Drugs: The FTC’s Blind Spot” in 59 The Antitrust Bulletin 579 (2014). Dolin’s article “Dubious Patent Reform” appeared in 56 Boston College Law Review 881 (2015). Dolin published “Googling Down the Costs of Low Sanctions,” 66 Florida Law Review Forum 25 (2015). Dolin contributed a chapter, “The Food and Drug Administration,” to Pharmaceutical Public Policy (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015). GARRETT EPPS Professor Epps, the Supreme Court correspondent for The Atlantic, contributed dozens of columns to the magazine. An archive of his work can be found at www.theatlantic.com/author/ garrett-epps/.

WENDY GERZOG Professor Gerzog published “Alms to the Rich: The Façade Easement Deduction,” 34 Virginia Tax Review 229 (2014). Gerzog contributed “What’s Wrong with a Federal Inheritance Tax?” to 49 Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal 163 (2014). Gerzog’s chapter “Portability, Marital Wealth Transfers, and the Taxable Unit,” co-written with Bridget J. Crawford, was published in Controversies in Tax Law: A Matter of Perspective (Ashgate, 2015). Gerzog’s article “A Simpler Verifiable Gift Tax” appeared in 6 Columbia Journal of Tax Law 182 (2015). MICHELE GILMAN Professor Gilman’s article “A Court for the One Percent: How the Supreme Court Contributes to Economic Inequality” appeared in 2 Utah Law Review 389 (2014). WILLIAM HUBBARD Professor Hubbard published “The Debilitating Effect of Exclusive Rights: Patents and Productive Inefficiency,” 66 Florida Law Review 2045 (2014). DAVID JAROS Professor Jaros’s article “Preempting the Police” appeared in 55 Boston College Law Review 1149 (2014). MARGARET JOHNSON Professor Johnson published “Changing Course in the Anti-Domestic Violence Legal Movement: From Safety to Security,” 60 Villanova Law Review 145 (2015). A transcript of a panel discussion in which Johnson took part, “Panel on Intersections of Gender, Economic, Racial, and Indigenous (In) Justice,” appeared in 5 University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review 357 (2015). CASSANDRA JONES HAVARD Professor Havard published “Post-Racial Lending?” 24 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 176 (2014). ELIZABETH KEYES Professor Keyes published “Defining American: The DREAM Act, Immigration Reform and Citizenship,” 14 Nevada Law Journal 101 (2014). Keyes’s article “Zealous Advocacy: Pushing Against

the Borders in Immigration Litigation” appeared in 45 Seton Hall Law Review 475 (2015). DIONNE KOLLER Professor Koller published “The Obese and the Elite: Using Law to Reclaim School Sports,” 67 Oklahoma Law Review 383 (2015). Koller, with Hosea Harvey and Kerri Lowrey, contributed “The Four Stages of Youth Sports TBI Policymaking: Engagement, Enactment, Research, and Reform” to 43 The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 87 (2015). ROBERT LANDE Professor Lande, with John M. Connor, published “Not Treble Damages: Cartel Recoveries Are Mostly Less Than Single Damages,” 100 Iowa Law Review 1997 (2015). KENNETH LASSON Professor Lasson’s article “Sacred Cows, Holy Wars: Exploring the Limits of Law in the Regulation of Raw Milk and Kosher Meat” was published in 13 DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal 1 (2014). JAIME LEE Professor Lee’s article “Rights at Risk in Privatized Public Housing” was published in 50 Tulsa Law Review 759 (2015). MATTHEW LINDSAY Professor Lindsay’s article “Federalism and Phantom Economic Rights in NFIB v. Sebelius” appeared in 82 University of Cincinnati Law Review 687 (2014). JOHN LYNCH Professor Lynch’s article “Military Law: Time to Mandate Best Interests of the Child to Restrict Deployments of Parents that Affect Preschool Children” appeared in 55 Santa Clara Law Review 131 (2015). JAMES MAXEINER Professor Maxeiner published “The Federal Rules at 75: Dispute Resolution, Private Enforcement or Decision According to Law?” 30 Georgia State University Law Review 983 (2014). Maxeiner’s chapter “The Cost of No Codes” was published in The Scope and Structure of Civil Codes (Springer, 2014).


MICHAEL MEYERSON Professor Meyerson’s article “Law School Culture and the Lost Art of Collaboration: Why Don’t Law Professors Play Well with Others?” appeared in 93 Nebraska Law Review 547 (2015).

MATIANGAI SIRLEAF Professor Sirleaf’s article “The Truth About Truth Commissions: Why They Do Not Function Optimally in Post-Conflict Societies” appeared in 35 Cardozo Law Review 2263 (2014).

JANE MURPHY Professor Murphy contributed a chapter, “The Role of Political and Social Movements on Women’s Entry into the Legal Profession in Maryland: 1902–1918,” to Finding Justice: A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642, Lynne A. Battaglia, ed. (George F. Thompson Publishing, 2015).

AMY SLOAN Associate Dean Sloan’s chapter “Analysis, Research, and Communication in Skills-Focused Courses,” written with Ruth Anne Robbins and Kristen K. Tiscione, appeared in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World (LexisNexis, 2015). Sloan contributed “The 95 Theses: Legal Research and the Internet” to 20 Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 45 (2015).

MAX OPPENHEIMER Professor Oppenheimer’s article “Zero and the Rise of Technological Lawmaking” was published in 34 Pace Law Review 1 (2014). CHRISTOPHER PETERS Professor Peters published a chapter, “Legal Formalism, Procedural Principles, and Judicial Constraint in American Adjudication,” in General Principles of Law: The Role of the Judiciary (Springer, 2015). NATALIE RAM Professor Ram’s article “DNA by the Entirety” appeared in 115 Columbia Law Review 873 (2015). ROBERT RUBINSON Professor Rubinson published “The Holmes School of Law: A Proposal to Reform Legal Education Through Realism,” 35 Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice 33 (2015). Rubinson’s article “There Is No Such Thing as Litigation: Access to Justice and the Realities of Adjudication” appeared in 18 The Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice 185 (2015). WALTER SCHWIDETZKY Professor Schwidetzky published “Integrating Subchapters K and S and Beyond” in 18 Chapman Law Review 93 (2014). MORTIMER SELLERS Professor Sellers’s chapter “The Constitutional Thought of Alexander Hamilton” appeared in Constitutions and the Classics: Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham (Oxford University Press, 2014). Sellers’s article “Intervention under International Law” was published in 29 Maryland Journal of International Law 1 (2014).

FREDERIC SMALKIN Professor Smalkin’s chapter “Judicial Control of Juries and Just Results in the Common Law System: A Historical Perspective” appeared in General Principles of Law: The Role of the Judiciary (Springer, 2015). CHARLES TIEFER Professor Tiefer has begun writing regular columns for Forbes.com that focus on government contracting, the Pentagon and Congress. An archive of his columns can be found at www. forbes.com/sites/charlestiefer. ANGELA VALLARIO Professor Vallario’s article “The Uniform Power of Attorney Act: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution” appeared in 43 University of Baltimore Law Review 85 (2014). BYRON WARNKEN Professor Warnken contributed a chapter, “Preservation,” to Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal, 4th edition (Maryland State Bar Association, 2014).

faculty activities Professor BARBARA BABB was awarded the 2015 Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award on May 27 at the annual conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in New Orleans. Babb was selected for her long career of scholarship and activism to improve family courts and family law.

Last fall, Professor JOHN BESSLER traveled twice to Italy to speak about his most recent book, The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution. He also took part in a Jan. 5 seminar at L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. The Birth of American Law received the Scribes Award, given by the American Society of Legal Writers, and was named the 2014 Gold Winner for History in the INDIEFAB Book Awards. In addition, the book received first prize in the American Association of Italian Studies’ book award competition in the 18th- and 19th-century category. In February, Professor GREGORY DOLIN presented two papers, “Dubious Patent Reform” and “Taking Patents” (with Irina D. Manta), at the 2015 Works in Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, which was sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the George Washington University Law School. Dolin testified April 16 before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet about a patentenforcement bill. Professor ERIC EASTON gave a presentation on March 21 at New York University about his book in progress, Lawyer for THE MASSES: The Life and Career of a Free Press Pioneer, at the annual joint conference of the American Journalism Historians Association and the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. JESSICA EMERSON, J.D. ’13, in August became a fellow in the School of Law’s Civil Advocacy Clinic. Emerson, who was a social worker in New York before she attended law school, will continue her work on the Trafficking Victims Postconviction Advocacy Project, which she began as an Equal Justice Works fellow at the Women’s Law Center of Maryland. The project seeks to void the prostitution convictions of sex-trafficking victims.

Professor MICHELE GILMAN was named the UB School of Law’s Venable Professor of Law. On April 24, Gilman presented “The Return of the Welfare Queen” at the University of Southern California Law School in Los Angeles. Gilman helped organize the scholarship support working group at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education from May 5–7 in Palm Springs, Calif. On June 26, Gilman presented “Economic Inequality, Gender, and the Supreme Court” at an AALS workshop in Orlando, Fla. In late February, Professor NIENKE GROSSMAN presented “Judicial Selection on International Courts and the Tension Between Normative and Sociological Legitimacy” at a symposium sponsored by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts program held at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. On April 10, Grossman moderated a panel, “The Limits of Judicial Enforcement Mechanisms for the Development and Enforcement of International Environmental Law,” at the American Society of International Law’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. On April 24, Grossman moderated a panel, “Best Practices in the Selection of International Judges,” at the headquarters of the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C. This summer, Grossman visited Cuba as part of a delegation led by University of Baltimore President KURT L. SCHMOKE. Professor DANIEL HATCHER took part in the National Child Support Enforcement Association’s 2015 policy forum on Feb. 12. Earlier, Hatcher spoke to the Social Security Advisory Board about his research on the Supplemental Security Income program and, in particular, about the particular benefits issues faced by children in foster care. Hatcher published an op-ed, “Legislation needed to protect foster kids’ personal funds,” in The Baltimore Sun on March 3. Three days later the piece was the focus of an article in the Wonkette blog. Fall 2015 | 29 |


notes In August, RENEE HATCHER began work as the fellow in the School of Law’s Community Development Clinic. A graduate of the New York University School of Law, Hatcher most recently served as a staff attorney with the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law F. MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM contributed a May 15 op-ed to The Baltimore Sun, “Clinton deserves black vote.” In February, Professor WILLIAM HUBBARD presented “Raising (or Razing?) the Patent Bar” at the 2015 Works in Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, which was sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the George Washington University Law School. In December, Professor MARGARET JOHNSON was named co-vice president of the Clinical Legal Education Association. She was subsequently named copresident elect of CLEA. Johnson took part in a March 26 conference, “Laboring On: A History of Women’s Employment Issues and the Supreme Court,” that was sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus at The Catholic University of America. Johnson discussed her involvement in a collaborative book project, Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2016). In May, Johnson also discussed the project in a roundtable at the Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Seattle. On July 12, Johnson took part in a panel titled “Feminist Legal Approaches to Baltimore’s Future,” part of ParityFest, a citywide festival aimed at increasing gender parity. Professor ELIZABETH KEYES published an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun on Nov. 24 titled “Protecting and serving U.S. immigrants.” Keyes spoke Jan. 30 at

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the American University Law Review’s annual conference, “Bordering on Legal Limits? A Symposium Analyzing the President’s Executive Action on Immigration.” In June, Keyes served as the scholarship coordinator for the Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference at the University of Miami School of Law. Keyes’s work as the director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic was the topic of a July 31 Daily Record article titled “Keyes to the country: UB Law clinic, director on the front lines of immigration battle.” Professor DIONNE KOLLER presented “Childhood Obesity and Hidden Assumptions in Sports Law” at the 2015 Sports and Recreation Law Conference in Charlotte, N.C., on March 7. In May, Koller moderated a panel, “The Legal and Policy Implications of International Athletes Coming to the U.S.,” at the annual Sports Lawyers Association meeting, held in Reston, Va. Professor ROBERT LANDE spoke at a symposium on Section 5 of the FTC Act held by the law firm BakerHostetler in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26. Lande was a co-author of a May 27 USA Today op-ed, “DOJ has the power to crush pricefixers.” On June 18, Lande spoke at the annual conference of the American Antitrust Institute in Washington, D.C. The talk, “Restoring the Legitimacy of Private Enforcement: Advice for the Next Administration,” is based on a chapter he co-wrote for a report by the organization. Lande’s article “The Proposed Damages Directive: The Real Lessons from the United States” was a finalist in the “private enforcement” category of the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards sponsored by George Washington University’s Competition Law Center and the journal Concurrences. Professor KENNETH LASSON published an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post on Dec. 17, “Obama’s tin ear: Jonathan Pollard is being severely punished for deeds he never committed.” On Jan. 12, Lasson published an op-ed in The Baltimore

Sun, “Lone soldiers in the Holy Land,” about young Americans in the Israel Defense Forces. Lasson organized an April 27 event at the law center, “Academic Freedom at Risk: The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement Against Israel,” which featured a keynote address by Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz. On May 1, Lasson published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “The Perplexing Portrait of Baltimore.” In “America’s foolish policy,” a June 22 op-ed in The Jerusalem Post, Lasson decried U.S. policy on Jerusalem. On Jan. 30, Professor JAIME LEE presented a work in progress, “Legal Dignity for the Poor,” at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference at West Virginia University. On July 18, Professor HUGH MCCLEAN, director of UB’s Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic, gave a presentation at the annual U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command Northeast Region JAG On-Site Legal Training Conference at Fort Belvoir, Va. McClean, who served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps from 2003–14, was among several law school clinicians who discussed their clinics’ work and potential partnerships between clinicians and JAGs to help service members and veterans. In August, Professor CHRISTOPHER PETERS was named the associate dean for faculty scholarship. In response to a grant proposal by Peters, the UB Foundation’s Fund for Excellence has committed $25,000 to support a conference on legal scholarship to be held March 31–April 2, 2016, at the School of Law. This summer, Peters cotaught a course on comparative constitutionalism with University of Aberdeen faculty in the School of Law’s study-abroad program in Scotland. Professor ELIZABETH SAMUELS testified March 23 before the House Judiciary Committee of the Indiana General Assembly on a pending adoption law bill.

She was quoted in that day’s issue of The Indiana Lawyer. Several days earlier, Samuels was quoted in an article in The Washington Times about the unsealing for adult adoptees of 400,000 birth records in Ohio. Professor MORTIMER SELLERS served as chair of the host and program committees for the World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, held in Washington, D.C., this summer. The congress’s theme was “Law, Reason, and Emotion.” Sellers was elected president of the international association at the close of the conference, of which the UB School of Law was a sponsor. He will hold the post for four years. Sellers was re-elected to the executive committee of the American Society of Comparative Law and was named co-editor, with David Gerber, of the new Cambridge University Press book series ASCL Studies in Comparative Law. DANA SHOENBERG is the new visiting professor in the Bronfein Family Law Clinic. A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Shoenberg was most recently the deputy director at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy in Washington, D.C. She served as a clinical teaching fellow at UB from August 1996 to August 1998. In July, Professor FREDERIC SMALKIN was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to chair the Maryland Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers, created by the General Assembly in its 2015 session. LISA SPARKS, B.A. ’05, J.D. ’07, an associate at Wright, Constable & Skeen, will serve as the law school’s practitioner in residence for the 2015–16 academic year. Professor COLIN STARGER’s paper “Between Public and Private: DNA and the Law’s Rhetoric of Corporeal Boundaries” was selected for an Early Career Paper Prize by the American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (AMINTAPHIL).


In July, Professor DONALD STONE presented “The Dangers of Psychotropic Medication for Mentally Ill Children” at the Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. Dean RONALD WEICH testified March 6 before the Maryland House of Delegates Appropriations Committee against a bill that would prohibit the clinics at Maryland’s two law schools from taking legal action against the state. Student KYLE KUSHNER testified alongside Weich. Also testifying was Donald Tobin, dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

adjunct faculty The HON. LYNNE A. BATTAGLIA is the editor of a new book, Finding Justice: A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642. The book project was sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Bar Association Foundation. Adjunct Professor JUDITH D. MORAN published “Families, Law and Literature: The Story of a Course on Storytelling” in 49 University of San Francisco Law Review 1 (2015).

staff The LAW CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE was awarded the Non-Legal or Organizational Involvement Award by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland at the annual business meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association in June. JILL GREEN, J.D. ’94, the assistant dean for law placement, and EMILY ROGERS, J.D. ’12, the assistant director for law placement, accepted the award on behalf of the LCDO. MARCELLUS ANDERSON began work as the program administrative specialist for the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts in August 2014. Previously he worked for Wells Fargo as a personal banker. REBECCA BAINUM was promoted in August to assistant dean for students. She served as director of student services for the previous seven years. CLAUDIA DIAMOND, J.D. ’95, director of academic success, co-wrote a January Washington Lawyer article, “Are We Listening? Here’s How the Profession Can Advocate for Reforms in Legal Writing Education.” Diamond is establishing a UB legal writing center, which will begin as a one-year pilot

program this fall. The creation of such a center was a goal of the law school’s 2013 strategic plan. CATHERINE MOORE, the coordinator of international law programs, published “The Game Changer: How the P5 Caused a Paradigm Shift in Norm Diffusion Post 9/11” in 55 Virginia Journal of International Law 188 (2014). As a junior expert with the ABA-UN Development Programme’s International Legal Resource Center, Moore in 2014–15 advised Cambodia’s government on its draft cybercrime law and its noncompliance with international human rights standards on the freedom of expression and the right to privacy. Administrative assistant SHAVAUN O’BRIEN graduated summa cum laude from the University of Baltimore/Towson University MBA program in December. She earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from UB’s Merrick School of Business. Associate Dean VICTORIA SCHULTZ, J.D. ’89, was among several former U.S. Department of Justice officials who filed an amicus brief in support of the Inclusive Communities Project Inc., the respondent in a case before the Supreme Court filed by the Texas Department of

Housing and Community Affairs, which challenged the use of the disparate-impact standard in Fair Housing Act claims. In June, the court held that disparateimpact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. Schultz is a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. PAUL THALER, J.D. ’12, joined the Law Career Development Office in January as the assistant director. A member of the Baltimore City and Baltimore County bar associations, Thaler coordinates the judicial clerkship and judicial EXPLOR programs and provides student advising and coaching. His employer-relations efforts focus on the private sector and bar associations.  JEDEDIAH WEEKS joined the law school in 2014 as the director of external relations. Previously he was a major gifts associate at the Open Society InstituteBaltimore. Before that he was the personal aide and deputy finance director for Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware. VIRGINIA WILLIAMS, who retired in 2014 as the coordinator of admissions operations, died March 23. Williams received a B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore in 2004.

in memoriam Rudolph F. Adler, J.D. ’67

William R. Cronin, LL.B. ’52

Neil J. Lewis, J.D. ’64

Michael V. Albergo, J.D. ’66

Samuel J. Dantoni, LL.B. ’52

Hugh L. Logan, J.D. ’55

Fannie Angelos, LL.B. ’51

Norman S. Davitt, J.D. ’77

Robert G. Lowe III, J.D. ’00

Laudine Appel, LL.B. ’62

Paul Derman, LL.B. ’66

George N. Manis, J.D. ’63

Herbert J. Arnold Jr., LL.B. ’55

James R. Durkin Jr., J.D. ’80

Richard G. McLaughlin, LL.B. ’68

Pamela J. Arthur-Gerlach, J.D. ’97

Stephen I. Fellner, J.D. ’45

Earl I. McMillan Jr., LL.B. ’57

William L. Atwell, J.D. ’66

Roberta Freedman, J.D. ’83

Bonnie J. Montgomery, J.D. ’01

John C. Axel, J.D. ’74

Richard L. Friedman, LL.B. ’67

Leonard E. Moodispaw, J.D. ’77

Jerry F. Barnes Sr., J.D. ’77

J. Paul Gahagan, J.D. ’55

Rev. Robert L. Moore, J.D. ’60

William A. Barnes III, J.D. ’51

Victoria F. Gelfman, J.D. ’08

Howard J. Neff, LL.B. ’51

Charles K. Belhasen, J.D. ’76

C. Daniel Held, LL.B. ’67

Lewis S. Nippard Jr., LL.B. ’56

Victor C. Bloede, J.D. ’50

Thaddeus J. Hense, J.D. ’41

Marc B. Noren, J.D. ’94

William J. Blondell Jr., LL.B. ’60

Eugene F. Herman, LL.B. ’67

Samuel J. Oddo, J.D. ’58

George P. Bowie, J.D. ’51

Steven L. Kreseski, J.D. ’82

John V. Quinn, J.D. ’64

Robert K. Boyd, LL.B. ’65

George M. Lang Jr., J.D. ’62

John Edward Raine III, J.D. ’77

John K. Burkley Jr., LL.B. ’48

Jane M. Leiman, LL.B. ’44

Charles B. Rogers Sr., J.D. ’81

Edward N. Button, J.D. ’75

Richard E. Lent, LL.B. ’66

Herman L. Rowell Jr., LL.B. ’58

William G. Roy Sr., J.D. ’60 Michael J. Schaefer, J.D. ’75 Gary D. Schenker, J.D. ’79 Herbert Seidenman, LL.B. ’38 The Hon. Edgar P. Silver, LL.B. ’53 Barton B. Skeen Jr., J.D. ’72 David B. Smith, J.D. ’72 The Hon. Mary A. Stepler, J.D. ’74 William S. Stocksdale, LL.B. ’61 Thomas G. Taylor, LL.B. ’65 Jeffrey Van Grack, J.D. ’78 Joseph G. Vincent, J.D. ’65 Edwin O. Wenck, J.D. ’73 Karen S. Williams, J.D. ’01 W. Robert Wolfe, LL.B. ’69 Edward Williams Yoder, J.D. ’66 Harry H. Yost, LL.B. ’65 Dr. Alvin J. T. Zumbrun, J.D. ’66 Fall 2015 | 31 |


in closing By Elizabeth Keyes

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ose came to the United States from the Caribbean on a tourist visa 20-odd years ago. She met a man and had a little girl. The years went by. Rose’s visa expired. In time, Rose and her partner split up, leaving Rose to raise their daughter alone. The girl, now a teenager, is an excellent student who plays in the orchestra at her Baltimore high school. Rose, who never qualified for any kind of immigration status, occasionally thought about going back to the Caribbean but knew she couldn’t find work that would support her child. So she stayed in Baltimore, piecing together jobs as a nursing assistant, the best she could do without a work permit. Life got harder. Rose and her daughter had to leave their apartment. For a while they stayed with friends, but today they live in a shelter, where Rose tries to keep her daughter’s education on track. A devoutly religious woman with a bright smile, Rose also tries to maintain hope that things will work out for the best. Rose’s story is typical of the people at the center of complicated litigation now rolling through the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. After Congress for years failed to reform the nation’s cumbersome immigration

system, President Barack Obama in November 2014 announced an executive order that, among other things, granted three-year work permits to undocumented immigrants who have been here for more than five years and have children who are U.S. citizens or who hold green cards. The order would apply to more than 4 million undocumented immigrants. Obama’s order gave these immigrants “deferred action” status, which in practice meant they would be unlikely to be deported anytime soon. Deferred action has been a tool of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law since at least the 1970s, but Obama’s approach would reach far more people than any previous measure. The response was swift. Conservative lawmakers saw Obama’s action as a stark example of executive overreach and said the president does not have the authority to impose such a measure without the approval of Congress, which has the unique authority to define and allocate visas. At this writing, nearly a year after Obama’s announcement, the controversy continues to rage. The administration argues that, since Congress did not give the president the resources required to deport all 11 million

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immigrants estimated to be in the country illegally, it would be helpful to allow some people to work lawfully. Deferred-action status lasts a maximum of three years and does not lead to permanent residence or citizenship, which means those immigrants allowed to stay and work could be deported eventually. But in the meantime, people like Rose could secure steadier jobs and decent housing to better support their American children. On the other side, 26 states, led by Texas, sued to enjoin the program, arguing, among other things, that it would impose costs on the states, which would have to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants granted deferredaction status (likely true). A district court decision blocked the immigration program and the Obama administration appealed to the Fifth Circuit, which has so far left the injunction in place while considering the merits of the appeal. The vast majority of immigration law scholars believe Obama’s immigration order is a permissible use of executive authority, consistent with precedent, and a broad coalition of states and municipalities have submitted amicus briefs supporting the Obama administration’s position. All sides agree the nation needs durable immigration reform, but with a presidential election coming up next year, and given the exceptionally complicated politics concerning the content of such reform, it is unclear when real change will happen. As a matter of constitutional and administrative law, Obama’s executive order and the ensuing court battle are intensely interesting. But for Rose and her American daughter, the issue is intensely personal. The stakes couldn’t be higher.

ELIZABETH KEYES

is a professor at the School of Law and the director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.


PAY IT FORWARD

The University of Baltimore School of Law announces two fundraising drives in honor of two long-time professors.

ARNOLD ROCHVARG Professor Emeritus Rochvarg retired this year after 36 years on the UB School of Law faculty. A gifted classroom teacher, Rochvarg — better known as Arnie — taught thousands of students and for a time served as associate dean. In lieu of a retirement celebration, Arnie asked Dean Weich to seek donations for student scholarships. There could be no more fitting tribute to this wonderful professor than a gift that helps maintain UB’s tradition of academic excellence — a tradition to which Arnie Rochvarg contributed so substantially.

BYRON WARNKEN Professor Warnken isn’t known as “Mr. UB” for nothing: After earning his juris doctor degree from the UB School of Law in 1977, Byron went on to teach generations of UB law students and to direct the moot court program for four decades. Byron’s dedication is best described by his daughter, Heather, who practices law in California: “My father loves his students. Not one conversation goes by without him wanting to talk about his current and former students, what they are doing, what is going on at the law school and how excited he is about it.” To mark Byron’s impressive career, we have launched a campaign to raise $1.5 million to name the moot courtroom in his honor. We’re already a third of the way there!

HOW TO GIVE

— To support either of these campaigns, please contact Jed Weeks, director of external relations, at 410.837.4358 or jweeks@ubalt.edu. Gifts can also be made online at www.ubalt.edu/support. Please be sure to select the “in honor of” box and name either Professor Rochvarg or Professor Warnken. You may also use the attached remittance envelope to give to the UB School of Law. Thank you for your generosity!


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