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Baltimore Law Fall 2016

The magazine of the University of Baltimore School of Law

UB CLINICS TEACH SKILLS, FIGHT FOR JUSTICE Professor Michele Nethercott (left), director of UB’s Innocence Project Clinic, and Towanda Luckett, J.D. ’16, with client Malcolm Bryant after his exoneration. Bryant spent nearly 18 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

VOL. 4 Baltimore Law is published for alumni and friends of the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Dean RONALD WEICH Editor & Director of Communications HOPE KELLER Director of Alumni Relations MICHELLE JUNOT Art/Design Direction RANDY CLARK Today Media Custom Communications Reporters HOPE KELLER JOE SURKIEWICZ Photographers CHRIS HARTLOVE HOPE KELLER CATHERINE MOORE ERIC STOCKLIN APRIL THIESS

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welcome From the Dean Ronald Weich


ne of the most rewarding aspects of my job is the ability to draw on my own experiences as I advise students about their early career choices. Sometimes I suggest they do as I did. Other times I tell them to avoid mistakes I made. For example, every semester I speak to students who are deciding whether to enroll in one of the University of Baltimore’s outstanding law clinics. Absolutely, I tell them — a clinic placement is an opportunity not to be missed. I recount my own experience as a second-year law student many years ago (let’s just say it was when George Bush — the elder — was the vice president). I worked in a law school clinic that represented patients in a large state psychiatric hospital. I’ll never forget the awesome responsibility I felt sitting next to my first client in a civil commitment hearing, nor the pride I felt when my client was released from the hospital to obtain community-based treatment. That’s when I saw firsthand how lawyers can make a difference in people’s lives. As you’ll read in this issue of Baltimore Law, UB gives students many opportunities to feel that pride and to make that difference. Imagine how Innocence Project Clinic students felt when client Malcolm Bryant was freed this spring after serving nearly 18 years for a murder he did not commit. Imagine the skills and confidence that other students gain by representing homeless veterans, immigrants, indigent senior citizens and other vulnerable members of our community who might not have access to the court system without UB law students at their side. Given UB’s decades-long commitment to

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practical, skills-based learning, it should be no surprise that our school is a national leader in clinical education. Our program most recently ranked 21st among all law schools in the country, and the faculty members who direct UB’s clinics are at the top in their fields. Moreover, employers value the practical experience of UB graduates who have a clinic on their transcripts. So I tell our students: Please learn from my experience and sign up for a clinic. I assure them it will be one of the most important and memorable steps on their path to becoming a lawyer. I have a different story to tell when I talk to students about applying for judicial clerkships. When I graduated from law school, I did not apply for a clerkship. I thought that clerking was just a fourth year of law school and I couldn’t wait to get out of school and into court. I now realize I missed a golden opportunity. Clerkships afford law school graduates a unique vantage point on the legal profession. Judges often become lifelong mentors to their former clerks. Fortunately, UB graduates don’t have to make the same mistake I made. There is a well-established pipeline from our law school to valuable clerkships in the Maryland court system. As you’ll read in this magazine, the Maryland judiciary is chockful of UB graduates delighted to hire new UB alums as their clerks. In fact, UB is ranked third out of more than 200 American law schools in placing students in state judicial clerkships. Little wonder, then, that so many UB graduates eventually become judges themselves. Some students follow my advice and some don’t. Either way is fine. I’m just glad that UB offers so many opportunities for students to enhance their career prospects while making a difference.

Ronald Weich Dean

in this issue:

fall 2016

10 UB Clinics Teach Skills, Fight for Justice

Student-attorneys practice law and advocate for change


In Closing Professor Daniel Hatcher on the ‘poverty industry’ that uses vulnerable populations to maximize revenue


UB On the Bench More than one-third of Maryland state judges are alums — and they hire lots of clerks from their alma mater

departments Baltimore Briefs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Annual Giving Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

ABOVE: Student-attorney Paul Rodriguez with client Amanam Williams outside her Southwest Baltimore home, where the water was turned off. Fall 2016 | 3 |

baltimorebriefs Commencement speaker Stephen Bright urges graduates to spend time ‘in the trenches’


n his May 16, 2016, commencement address to the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Class of 2016, Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights, stressed the important role that lawyers play in society and praised the work of the law school’s Innocence Project Clinic, which a week earlier had seen all charges dropped against client Malcolm Bryant, who had served nearly 18 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. (See cover story, which begins on Page 10.) “There could not be a better example of the difference that lawyers can make,” Bright told the 322 graduates. “Nor could there be a better example of the desperate needs that people like Malcolm Bryant have for your services.” The deaths of Freddie Gray and other African Americans “at the hands of the police all across this country” have exposed the role of race and poverty in the legal system, Bright said at the ceremony at The Lyric. “[It] is no longer swept under the rug or in the shadows,” he said. “It is out in the sunlight for all to see.” Two important developments have exposed failings in the legal system, Bright

Stephen B. Bright addressed the 89th commencement of the University of Baltimore School of Law on May 16, 2016.

said: DNA evidence and cell phones. “DNA evidence has shown that not only Malcolm Bryant but around 1,800 other people convicted of crimes were actually innocent. That includes 156 who were sentenced to death,” Bright said. Meanwhile, cell-phone videos have shown the killings of black men by police, said Bright, who ticked off a list of names: Walter Scott, Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner. Bright told the graduates they have a

responsibility to improve the system. “You will soon join a profession that has a monopoly on providing people with access to the legal system. That monopoly enables lawyers to become quite rich — but that’s not the purpose of it,” he said. “The purpose is to protect the public by making legal services available.” He urged the graduates to spend time “in the trenches — in the jails, prisons, housing projects, homeless shelters, low-income neighborhoods and in the courtrooms, from the lowest municipal courts to the highest courts in your state.” Bright also stressed the value of “fighting the good fight, even if you lose,” and of simply listening to people. “Robert Louis Stevenson observed that ‘It is the history of our kindnesses that alone makes this world tolerable. If it were not for that, for the effect of kind words, kind looks, kind letters . . . I should be inclined to think our life a practical jest in the worst possible spirit.’ “Sometimes all we can do is extend a little kindness and comfort to those who most need it,” Bright said. “In doing so we recognize their humanity and their dignity. That is not a small thing.”

The Hon. PAMILA J. BROWN, J.D. ’79, was the keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony, held April 10, 2016, at the John and Frances Angelos Law Center. Brown, who serves on the Howard County District Court, finished her term as president of the Maryland State Bar Association in June 2016. Students who received awards included the 2016 valedictorian, JENNIFER DALY, and salutatorian, NICOLE KOZLOWSKI, as well as ALISON RAJK, who won the 2016 Pro Bono Challenge Award,

Inaugural Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White Fellowship GREG WATERWORTH was the winner of the inaugural Silverman|

Thompson|Slutkin|White Fellowship. The 10-year, $150,000 fellowship program will annually provide a UB law student a $5,000 summer stipend for work at the Baltimore firm, as well as a $10,000 scholarship for legal studies at UB. at

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and CARISA HATFIELD, who received the 2015 Finding Justice Scholarship Award. (Daly and Hatfield went on to win Law Faculty Awards at commencement.)

Education and the Urban Child

Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston joins UB


yle Denniston, the longtime Supreme Court reporter and “dean” of the Supreme Court press corps, will join the University of Baltimore in fall 2016. He will teach a course titled “Citizenship and Freedom” that was previously taught by historian Taylor Branch. Denniston’s lectures will be captured on video with the aim of creating a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course. PAUL WALSH, UB’s assistant vice president for academic innovation and instructional support, will work with Denniston on the project. Denniston, 85, began covering the high court in 1958. Most recently he

contributed regular columns to SCOTUSblog for 12 years. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, American Lawyer, The Washington Star and The Nebraska City News-Press, among other outlets. The UB appointment comes about thanks to Denniston’s friendship with law Professor GARRETT EPPS, the Supreme Court correspondent for The Atlantic and a former reporter for The Washington Post. Denniston also recently joined the National Constitution Center as the full-time Supreme Court correspondent for the Constitution Daily blog.

James Cole Jr., general counsel of the U.S. Department of Education, was the keynote speaker at the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts’ eighth annual Urban Child conference, “Education and the Urban Child,” held April 7, 2016. Cole, who also acts as the deputy secretary of education, stressed the importance of taking responsibility for young people, the mission of My Brother’s Keeper, a presidential task force that addresses opportunity gaps faced by young people of color. Cole told the audience about his childhood on the South Side of Chicago; he took charge of his family at 14 after his mother died and his father began suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. His 10th-grade English teacher recognized his ability and saw to it that he went to college. “She took responsibility for me,” Cole said. “Now I’m serving the president of the United States because someone made the choice to be my keeper.”

David Simon (left), former Baltimore Sun reporter and creator of The Wire, spoke with Dean RONALD WEICH on March 9, 2016, before an audience of students and guests in the moot courtroom. Simon, whose evening talk was sponsored by the Student Bar Association, discussed poor police-community relations in Baltimore, among other topics. He lamented the notion that police officers should effectively act as social workers, saying they should instead focus on just one thing: locking up criminals. “That’s the only thing they’re good at, when they’re good,” Simon said. “If they’re bad, they lock a lot of the wrong people up, or they don’t lock anybody up.” Fall 2016 | 5 |


U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (center) visited the law center on April 8, 2016, to discuss the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death in February of Justice Antonin Scalia, as well as the role of the Senate and the president in the court’s operation. In “Why Nine?” — a panel discussion that included Dean RONALD WEICH (right), Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law F. MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM (left) and Professor CHARLES TIEFER, as well as the leaders of several organizations devoted to advancing justice — Cardin deplored Senate Republicans’ refusal to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. “[T]o suggest that we don’t have the time and the president doesn’t have the authority to appoint a nominee is absolutely outrageous,” said Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, who added, “We’ve had our partisan differences in the past, but it’s never been to this extreme.”

‘FATE’ CONFERENCE: The law school presented “The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools” on March 31–April 1, 2016. Organized by Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship CHRISTOPHER PETERS, the conference featured keynote addresses by Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, and Kellye Y. Testy, the 2016 Association of American Law Schools president and Toni Rembe Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law. Conference participants came from across the country to discuss the value of legal scholarship — to legal education, to the legal profession, to society — and to examine particular issues, such as emerging scholarly forms and technologies and the relationship among legal scholarship, journalism and new media.


aryland’s new, independent Access to Justice Commission, housed at UB’s Angelos Law Center, held a kickoff event on Feb. 1, 2016, with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh as the keynote speakers. The commission seeks to expand access to the courts for people who can’t afford legal representation in civil cases, as well as to better inform Marylanders of their legal rights and to bolster the ranks of attorneys who take pro-bono cases. The 18-member commission is chaired by Ward Coe, partner at Gallagher, Evelius & Jones. Commissioners include Frosh, Dean RONALD WEICH, Associate Dean VICKI SCHULTZ, J.D. ’89, HERBERT GARTEN, A.B.A. ’53, and Donald Tobin, dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Reena K. Shah (pictured with Weich) is the executive director of the commission. Learn more at

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he University of Baltimore School of Law trounced its cross-town rivals at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law on the basketball court in their first matchup in decades. The score in the April 16, 2016, game was 83-65. KUSH PATEL, J.D. ’16, the 2015–16 president of the Student Bar Association, reported that under the direction of player-coach Professor PHILLIP CLOSIUS the team ran like a “well-oiled machine.” Patel said the UB team’s MVP was KRISTEN MACK,

who did not leave the court the entire game. Mack, a joint J.D./ MBA student, played semi-pro for the Tampa Bay X-Factor before landing a pro contract in Germany; she ultimately backed out due to an injury and instead enrolled in law school at UB. Pictured standing from left are Patel; MATTHEW BRADFORD, J.D. ’16; BRAD BALD, J.D. ’16; Closius; Mack; ANTHONY FADEL, J.D. ’16; VERNON BROWNLEE, J.D. ’16; DARRIAN NELSON, J.D. ’16; and JONATHAN KAN. BRANDON FLOYD has the ball.

news&events JANE MURPHY BOOK EVENT: Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law JANE MURPHY and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Professors Jana Singer and Leigh Goodmark discussed Murphy and Singer’s book, Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution, at an Oct. 5, 2015, event at the Angelos Law Center. The authors described a two-tiered system, with one tier for families with the means to hire specialists such as mediators and mental-health professionals and the other for the less well-off, who must suffer the state’s intrusion into their affairs. ‘UNREPENTANT ADVOCATE’: Nancy Gertner (second from left), a former federal judge now on the faculty at Harvard Law School, gave the keynote address for the Center on Applied Feminism’s ninth annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference on March 4, 2016. Gertner, the author of In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate, stressed the importance of having women in “all centers of power.” She is pictured with (from left) Professor MARGARET JOHNSON, Dean RONALD WEICH and Venable Professor of Law MICHELE GILMAN. Johnson and Gilman are co-directors of the center. MOOT COURT: In early February 2016, UB’s Frederick Douglass moot court team, made up of ADAM SHAREEF and SCOTT CHAMBERS, defeated the University of Pennsylvania to win the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition for the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. The regional victory is a first for the University of Baltimore team in its more than decade-long history of participation in the event. Pictured are (from left) coach JENNIFER BURROUGHS, J.D. ’14, Shareef, Chambers and coach JEFFREY TOPPE, J.D. ’14. Shareef was named best oral advocate in the region.

Rose McMunn

NBLSA CONFERENCE: The National Black Law Students Association’s 48th annual national convention was held in Baltimore March 9–13, 2016. The Algernon “A.J.” Cooper Legacy Reception and Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony were held at the Angelos Law Center. Pictured with Legacy winner William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. are (from left) Navy JAG Corps Officer MISHONDA MOSLEY, J.D. ’04, Professor GILDA DANIELS, CAYLIN YOUNG, J.D. ’16 (2015-16 national chair), Theresa Cropper, Kendra Brown and Halimah Najieb-Locke. All are former NBLSA leaders. During the convention, the UB

Longtime staff member ROSEMARY MCMUNN, known as Rose, died May 31, 2016, after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm. She would have been 62 on June 14. Rose was the first person to greet visitors to the dean’s suite and was often the first to offer help — to students, colleagues or anyone else who might need it. The oldest of 10 children,

team of CHANEL WHITE and MANTI BEAN defeated the University of Hawaii to win the Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition.

Rose grew up near Pittsburgh. After high school she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where she spent four years on active duty and six more in the reserves. Rose earned her bachelor’s degree from UB in 1994 and worked as a secretary and a paralegal before starting work at UB in 1999. News of Rose’s death prompted an outpouring of remembrances from colleagues.

Wrote ANTHONY “BUBBA” GREEN, Truancy Court Program mentor coordinator: “[Rose was] the hardestworking employee at UB. She did everything with love for the University and for others.” The law school will establish the Rose McMunn Law Staff Award. Contributions can be made to the UB Foundation in Rose’s memory. Fall 2016 | 7 |


UB-Kennedy Krieger launch joint initiative


he University of Baltimore School of Law and the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD)

launched a joint initiative in 2016. The program brings together UB law students and volunteer attorneys to assist Kennedy Krieger students and

family members of young adult patients with their legal needs. Working with MCDD’s Maureen van Stone, Professor ANGELA VALLARIO, J.D. ’91, recruited several former students who are now practicing attorneys and assigned two UB law students to each. At an April 2016 inaugural event, the pro-bono attorneys and law students drafted powers of attorney and advance medical directives for the families of Kennedy Krieger patients. Among the pro-bono lawyers was JENNIFER BRENNAN, J.D. ’15, an elder law attorney with Alisa K. Chernack LLC (Chernack is a 1991 graduate of the UB School of Law). Pictured from left are Vallario, van Stone and UB law students KELLY MCCREA, J.D. ’16; SARAH BORDNER; BRITTANY STRICKLAND, J.D. ’16; MEGHAN MEYER; ROBERT MITCHEL; CHRISTOPHER STOCK, J.D. ’16; and SURAJ VYAS.

Veterans Conference LAURA ESKENAZI, J.D. ’92, the executive in charge and vice chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, gave the keynote address on June 3, 2016, at the eighth annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference & Training at the University of Baltimore. Eskenazi acknowledged the notoriously cumbersome veterans’ appeals process was in “dire need” of reform and said steps were being taken to streamline the system. The event was sponsored by the law school and The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic, among other groups.

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Finding Justice The Angelos Law Center was the site of a panel discussion on Sept. 8, 2015, to mark the publication of Finding Justice: A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642. Edited by Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Lynne A. Battaglia (second from left), the book tells the story of how women overcame obstacles to enter the legal profession and how their work has influenced the practice of law and society at large. Besides Battaglia, who retired from the bench in April 2016, the panelists were (from left) Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law JANE MURPHY; DIANE FEUERHERD, J.D. ’11, of Miller, Miller & Canby; the Hon. Yvette M. Bryant of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City; and the Hon. Julie R. Rubin of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.


Conferences, ceremonies and a court session n Prominent football agent TOM

Legal Writing Center The Hon. Paul W. Grimm, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, delivered the keynote address at an Oct. 28, 2015, ceremony marking the opening of UB's Legal Writing Center. “Most aspiring lawyers imagine themselves giving compelling oral arguments, conducting devastating cross examinations and making passionate closing arguments,” Judge Grimm said. “But while the ability to communicate effectively orally is an important part of the practice of law, the truly successful lawyer must master the skill of effective legal writing. This is because the law itself is a powerful instrument, but its power derives from the clarity with which it is written.” The Legal Writing Center, a collaboration between UB’s Achievement and Learning Center and the School of Law, offers one-on-one assistance to all law students.

Law student ANEESA KHAN received the Outstanding Student Volunteer Award at an April 26, 2016, ceremony held by the Homeless Persons Representation Project. Khan is pictured with MICHAEL STONE, J.D. ’13, a staff attorney at HPRP.

CONDON, J.D. ’81, of the Creative Artists Agency, and PAT MORIARTY, J.D. ’08, the Baltimore Ravens’ senior vice president for football administration, were among the speakers at the ninth annual Sports Law Symposium, titled “What Lawyers in Sports Really Do (and How I Got My Sports Job).” The Feb. 11, 2016, event was sponsored by the Center for Sport and the Law and UB’s chapter of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Association. n Panelists at the second annual

conference of the Center for the Law of Intellectual Property and Technology, held April 15, 2016, agreed the U.S. Copyright Office must be granted autonomy from the Library of Congress if it is to work effectively. “So many major players agreed that the Copyright Office needs more resources and more control over the resources at its disposal that I expect to see something change there now,” Professor WILLIAM HUBBARD, director of the center, told The Daily Record. ROBERT KASUNIC, J.D. ’92, associate register of copyrights at the Copyright Office, was the keynote speaker. Other speakers included Katherine Oyama, senior copyright policy counsel at Google; Troy Dow, vice president and counsel at the Walt Disney Co.; Philippa Scarlett, deputy intellectual property enforcement coordinator in the Executive Office of the President; and the Hon. Marvin Garbis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. n Seventy-five students were induct-

ed into the Royal Graham Shannon-

house III Honor Society at two ceremonies during the 2015–16 academic year. The honor society, which recognizes students who have distinguished themselves academically in their early semesters of coursework, is named after a former UB law professor known to his students as “The House” and recalled with some reverence as a holy terror. THOMAS VALKENET, J.D. ’87, a founding partner of Young & Valkenet and the guest speaker at the second induction ceremony, held Feb. 2, 2016, spoke of studying with — and litigating against — Professor Shannonhouse: “I always needed to be on my ‘A’ game because it was The House.” n Professor RICHARD W. BOURNE, who

died in July 2014, was remembered by colleagues and family members at an Oct. 21, 2015, ceremony to mark the renaming of the Law Forum office in his honor. The crowd included Bourne’s wife, ANNE CROOK, J.D. ’90, and daughter, Rosemary Bourne. Crook described how she met her future husband: She needed to take Bourne’s ethics class to graduate, but it was full. She went to his office to plead her case and found the door open. “He was very cordial — ‘Oh yes my dear, have a seat,’” she recalled, adding, “I wanted to say, ‘Where, professor?’” — a reference to the calamitous condition of Bourne’s office that was not lost on his colleagues. n A three-judge panel of the Maryland

Court of Special Appeals heard arguments in two cases on March 7, 2016, in the moot courtroom. Afterward, Judges Alexander Wright Jr., Timothy Meredith and Michael Reed took questions from the audience. Fall 2016 | 9 |

Michele Nethercott (left), director of UB’s Innocence Project Clinic, with Towanda Luckett, J.D. ’16, and Malcolm Bryant.

CLINICS TEACH FIGHT Students practice law and advocate for change to help low-income residents in Baltimore and across Maryland

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By Hope Keller

Child killer. That’s the label Malcolm

Bryant wore in prison. He spent more than 17 years behind bars after being convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a teenage girl who was dragged off the street in East Baltimore on a rainy night in November 1998. This spring, thanks to UB’s Innocence Project Clinic, Bryant was freed after long-sought DNA tests confirmed what he’d insisted all along: The state had the wrong man; he was no child killer. For eight years the state also fought the release of the physical evidence that ultimately proved his innocence.

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Sex offender. That’s a label Shamere McKenzie still has on her record. When the man who forced her into prostitution was busted, he brought her down too, saying she’d transported young women across state lines to work as prostitutes — a federal crime. Today McKenzie is a college graduate, but her criminal record remains and requires her to register as a sex offender. UB’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project is working on a petition for a presidential pardon, the only method of clearing her record. Deadbeat. That’s how Baltimore’s Department of Public Works categorizes Amanam Williams. The agency turned off the water to Williams’s Southwest Baltimore home more than a year ago after she couldn’t pay the bill when it soared 1,900 percent from one quarter to the next. By the time the water was shut off, she owed almost $9,000. The Community Development Clinic has represented Williams since spring 2016. Clinic student-attorneys have also provided written testimony about water shutoffs to poor Baltimore households to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which considers access to clean water a basic human right.


he three client stories are wrenching, infuriating and complicated, but they don’t faze the student-attorneys and faculty of the University of Baltimore’s clinical law program, which has represented low-income Baltimoreans and others for nearly 30 years. “This is a snapshot,” Venable Professor of Law Michele Gilman, UB’s director of clinical legal education, said of Bryant, McKenzie and Williams’s cases. “These are examples of what goes on here every day in every clinic.” UB’s law clinics also engage in research and advocacy to effect broad legal reform, with students often testifying before the Maryland General Assembly and other bodies. “We can really be a catalyst for change,” said Gilman, who took over

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Michele Gilman, director of clinical legal education


We can really be a catalyst for change. We have the resources and knowledge to help not just in individual cases but on larger systemic issues.” —Michele Gilman

the director’s job in July 2016 from Dean Gilbert A. Holmes Professor of Clinical Theory and Practice Robert Rubinson. “We have the resources and knowledge to help not just in individual cases but on larger systemic issues.” Ranked No. 21 in U.S. News’s most recent national list of law schools, UB’s clinical program is consistently rated among the top 25 in the country. The program was among the first to hire tenure-track professors, a practice now common in U.S. legal education. “We were ahead of the curve,” Gilman said. “We’re on the cutting edge and we remain a model.” The clinical program helps not just clients and the Baltimore-area community. It also offers a career boost to students, whose experience doing hands-on lawyering makes them especially attractive to employers in today’s competitive legal marketplace. “Employers like to see clinical experience,” said Jill Green, J.D. ’94, assistant dean for law career

development. “It’s six months of training the employer did not have to provide. These graduates have real experience interviewing and counseling clients, preparing a case, developing strategy, going to court, conducting a trial. They learn to think on their feet. And they gain confidence and a deeper understanding of how the law impacts people in their daily lives.” David Shafer, J.D. ’15, an associate at Saul Ewing who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, said his experience in The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic helped him at the law firm, where he began working directly with clients as soon as he was hired — not always the case with new lawyers. “In the clinic I learned ‘soft skills’ — how to interact with your peers, how to work as a team, but also how to work with clients and understand what the client’s objectives are,” Shafer said. “It applies across the board, whether your client is a large multinational corporation or a homeless person who needs help

obtaining benefits.” UB’s modern clinical program began after a 1988 report by a statewide advisory panel chaired by then-U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin recommended that both Maryland law schools receive extra funding to expand clinical programs providing access to justice for the poor. Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law JANE MURPHY, a former director of UB’s clinical program, and a colleague, Jane Schukoske, launched the program in 1989 after working with a mentor from the Georgetown University Law Center. At first UB’s clinical offerings were modest: family law, housing, civil law and criminal practice. The next year the Community Development Clinic opened. Today, the UB School of Law has 13 clinics, including the new Pretrial Justice Clinic, which began its first season this fall. In the 2015–16 academic year, 200 student-attorneys were sworn in by Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Shirley M. Watts to practice law under the supervision of experienced clinicians.

(See Page 16 for a list and descriptions of the clinics.) “The clinic faculty — completely integrated within the law school and directly engaged with practicing attorneys and legal academia — have guided the clinics to create impact within the broader community, and through the courts and legislative reforms,” said Schukoske, who emphasized the importance of the clinics’ annual conferences, which feature top-flight speakers and panelists and garner national and international attention. UB’s clinical law program is nationally known for its emphasis on student ownership of cases. “We have a signature pedagogy here that’s very sophisticated,” Gilman said. “We give students front-line responsibility. They are not clerks.” Client-centered lawyering is also a hallmark of UB’s clinics. Students work with their clients to achieve the goals that they — the clients — set for themselves. “We don’t just tell students to do

that,” Gilman said. “We talk about why we focus on client-centered lawyering and why it’s a better model of lawyering.” Continued Gilman: “Our clients are very satisfied by the level of attention and care they get from their studentattorneys. It can make winning or losing beside the point. What matters most sometimes is that they had an attorney by their side in a difficult time in their life who gave their story a voice.” Self-reflection is another key component of student-attorneys’ work. “We talk about what it means to be self-reflective,” Gilman said. “The practice allows you to continue to grow and develop throughout your career.” The clinics represent individuals but also work to create systemic change in Baltimore and across the state. “We have a very, very high success rate [representing clients], but we also know that had our clients not had a lawyer, the outcomes would be completely different,” Gilman said. “Because most low-income people in

Human Trafficking Prevention Project client Shamere McKenzie

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Community Development Clinic client Amanam Williams

Baltimore don’t have access to justice, you have the sobering realization that the outcomes we get are not available to most people. That’s why we also do law-reform legislation, to try to make the justice system better for people who can’t access a lawyer.” This multidisciplinary model teaches students that, to create social change, they need “lots of tools in their lawyering toolbox,” Gilman said. “It’s not just litigation or transactional law. We use media as an advocacy tool; we educate people in the community about their legal rights. Students who have that awareness are more creative and potentially bigger agents of change.” Among the student-attorneys to testify before the Maryland General Assembly in the 2015–16 academic year were Bronfein Family Law Clinic students Denise Blake

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and Ryan Knopp, who addressed the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in February in support of a bill that would expand the definitions of “stalking” and “harassment.” “Because of the limitations in the current definition [of stalking], many of our clients are ineligible to seek relief from their stalkers,” Blake and Knopp told the legislators. “While these clients suffer greatly, they are not necessarily able to show that they are in fear of death or other crimes [that are] enumerated in our current stalking statute.” The measure was signed into law in May 2016 by Gov. Larry Hogan and will take effect in October. Also in 2015–16, student-attorneys in the new Juvenile Justice Project appeared before Maryland’s Parole Commission and advocated for clients

who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison. The students, who studied Supreme Court jurisprudence on the diminished responsibility of juvenile defendants, also testified before the state legislature, advocating for changes in Maryland’s parole system. “The work in the Juvenile Justice Project is among the most meaningful work my student-attorneys and I have done in my 25 years of advocating for low-income clients in the clinic,” said Jane Murphy, founding director of the Juvenile Justice Project. So far, Juvenile Justice Project studentattorneys have worked on five prisoners’ cases — doing investigations, drafting pleadings, and interviewing the inmates’ family members and previous lawyers. The clinic is now negotiating with the state’s attorney’s office in advance of


She said, ‘I have something to tell you,’” Bryant recalled. “I’m thinking, ‘State’s attorney wins again.’ But she took a deep breath. She asked me was I sitting down. I stood up, then I sat down. She said, ‘Are you ready?’”

litigation in one case and has advocated for parole in several others. Four friends of Malcolm Bryant’s testified they’d been with him the night that 16-year-old Toni Bullock was stabbed to death in a wooded lot off Harford Road, but the jury believed the sole witness, a friend of Bullock’s, who picked Bryant out of a “six-pack” photo lineup. For the next 17 years, Bryant said, nearly every interaction he had meant defending his character and denying he was a child killer. “Most defendants don’t get treated well in prison, but you tag me as scum of the earth right there [with that label],” he said in an interview. Bryant’s lawyer for the last eight years of his ordeal was Michele Nethercott, director of UB’s Innocence Project

Clinic, who sought DNA testing of the evidence: a certain spot on the victim’s T-shirt, which was torn where the fatal knife thrust entered Bullock’s chest, and Bullock’s fingernail clippings. “We had a fight every step of the way on the DNA testing,” said Nethercott, who worked with Towanda Luckett, J.D. ’16, and multiple student-attorneys over the years. Finally, a judge ordered DNA testing of the T-shirt in the area most likely to have come into contact with the attacker; Nethercott suspected the murderer might have also been cut as the girl was stabbed “in a frenzy.” She was right. The lab found a full male profile consistent with the DNA under the fingernails of the victim, who had tried to fight off her attacker. The

DNA profile was not Bryant’s. Bryant recalled the events of May 11, 2016: He was in the sheriff’s “bullpen” in the basement of Courthouse East, waiting for yet another hearing to begin, when Nethercott came downstairs. The partition separating Nethercott from the holding pen was dark and dirty and she couldn’t see Bryant, or he her. “She said, ‘I have something to tell you,’” Bryant recalled. “I’m thinking, ‘State’s attorney wins again.’ But she took a deep breath. She asked me was I sitting down. I stood up, then I sat down. She said, ‘Are you ready?’” Nethercott told him the state’s attorney was conceding that his convictions should be vacated and that the charges would be dismissed. “I’m glad I was sitting down,” Bryant said. “I couldn’t feel my legs. I was numb.” In a television interview the night he was freed, Bryant called Nethercott, Luckett and the Innocence Project student-attorneys “angels sent from God.” To other wrongfully convicted prisoners, he offered hope: “Don’t give up,



clinical fellows — former, current and future — gathered for a photograph the evening of May 1, 2016, during a reception at UB’s Angelos Law Center that welcomed about 300 clinical practitioners from around the nation, who were in town for the 39th Clinical Legal Education Association conference.

The law school’s clinical fellowship program offers practicing attorneys a chance to explore the possibility of transitioning from legal practice to a full-time career in law school clinical education. Under the supervision of experienced faculty, fellows learn clinical teaching methodology and develop scholarship interests. UB law fellows have gone on to positions as faculty members in law schools around the country. Pictured left to right by row, starting from the bottom: Janet Thompson Jackson (Washburn University School of Law), A. Rachel Camp (Georgetown Law) and Zina Makar (UB Pretrial Justice Clinic); Rachel Settlage (Wayne State University Law School), Allison Korn (UCLA School of Law) and Eve Hanan (Maryland Office

of the Public Defender); Michele Gilman (UB clinic director), Dana Schoenberg (current UB visitor) and Emily Torstveit Ngara (UB Immigrant Rights Clinic); and Sarah Rogerson (Albany Law School) and Erika Wilson (University of North Carolina School of Law). Fall 2016 | 15 |

an angel is coming. An angel is coming.” Community Development Clinic client Amanam Williams was at first skeptical that student-attorney PAUL RODRIGUEZ could help save her home from a city tax sale because of her overdue water bill. But she quickly grew to appreciate his energy. “I would have lost my home dealing with something like this on my own,”

she said. “Knowing that I have UB’s law school to back me has given me courage to see this through to the end.” Human Trafficking Prevention Project client Shamere McKenzie remembers the year and a half she spent with the man she calls “the devil himself” as a time when she had no will to live. When he said he would kill her if she

didn’t drive a car full of young women from New York to Connecticut, she told him to go ahead. “I said, ‘Well, kill me, if I die it will end my misery.’ He said, ‘You want to die?’ I said yes. He said, ‘Open your mouth.’ I opened my mouth, he put the gun in my mouth and he pulled the trigger. “I remember just standing there and

A DIRECTORY OF UB’S LEGAL CLINICS The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic

the Maryland General Assem-

give opening statements and

bly. In February 2016, students

closing arguments, and conduct

Human Trafficking PREVENTION Project

testified before the Senate

direct and cross examination of

In this clinic, a project of the

Student-attorneys represent veterans before courts and administrative agencies in civil and veterans-benefits matters. Students also engage in community education, legislative projects and other systemic efforts at law reform. In addition, students practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Board of Veterans Appeals and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ regional offices. Practice areas include disability compensation and pension claims, discharge upgrades, medical and physical evaluation boards, and veterans treatment courts. In 2015–16, students helped to recruit and train volunteers for Baltimore’s veterans docket.

Judicial Proceedings Committee

witnesses. Cases have involved

Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy

in support of a bill that would

drug possession, DUI, domestic

Clinic, student-attorneys work

expand the definitions of

violence and disorderly conduct

“stalking” and “harassment”

and have been heard by judges

Bronfein Family Law Clinic Students serve as lawyers for the clinic’s clients, who seek civil protection orders in cases of domestic violence. Student-attorneys are also involved in family matters, including divorce, child custody, child adoption and child support. In addition, they conduct legal research and provide testimony in support of bills introduced in

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to protect those targeted by stalkers.

and masters. Students have also participated in jury trials.

to vacate the prostitution convictions of human-trafficking victims under Maryland’s 2011 “vacatur” law and prepare petitions for presidential pardons for trafficking victims convicted under federal law. Students also

Community Development Clinic

Disability Law Clinic

The clinic provides a wide

Student-attorneys represent

variety of transactional legal

patients in involuntary civil

the state’s expungement law

services to and advocacy

commitment hearings within

and about the enactment of the

for historically underserved

the Sheppard Pratt Health

Maryland Second Chance Act,

communities in Baltimore.

System. Students engage in

which permits certain non-

Among other projects, students

client interviews and counsel-

violent misdemeanor convictions

provide legal representation

ing, medical record file review,

to be shielded.

about matters including

and case preparation and

business formation, operations

development. Representation

and financing, land use and

create informational materials about forthcoming changes to

culminates with an admin-

Immigrant Rights Clinic

real-estate acquisition to com-

istrative hearing. Clients

Student-attorneys represent

munity associations, nonprofit

have included children with

low-income immigrants from all

post-traumatic stress disorder

over the world in Immigration

organizations and smallbusiness owners. Criminal Practice Clinic Student-attorneys prosecute and defend people in criminal cases in jurisdictions across Maryland under the supervision of assistant state’s attorneys and assistant public defenders.

and adults with schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder. Student-attorneys have helped clients exhibiting dangerous behavior to themselves and to others and have advocated for less restrictive forms of intervention and the need for inpatient care, thereby

Court, in Maryland District Court and before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services. Students’ work touches on many areas of immigration practice, including asylum law, trafficking protection, protection for battered immigrants, family reunification and naturalization.

Students investigate, interview

gaining interviewing, counseling

witnesses and clients, negotiate

and trial-advocacy skills.

students won asylum cases

plea agreements, argue motions,

for clients from Rwanda and

In the 2015–16 school year,

looking at him. I’m thinking, you can’t hurt me anymore, I’m gone. Then I realized I’m not dead. The gun wasn’t loaded. He began beating me with the gun and it hurt, so I realized I’m not dead.” McKenzie says that Jessica Emerson, J.D. ’13, director of the Human Trafficking Prevention

Project, and student-attorneys Alison Aminzadeh, J.D. ’16, and Cabo Granato have given her a gift. “Through their help I found out I had a case in D.C.,” McKenzie said of their work researching and collecting documentation for her petition for a presidential pardon. “There’s no way I could have done this by myself.”

McKenzie’s experience with the clinic has also inspired her. A 2015 graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, McKenzie now wants to become an attorney like Emerson — a “badass” who knows the law. Said McKenzie: “Law school is a must.”

development and financial experts, among other specialists. Students may represent clients in mediation or in traditional lawyer-led negotiation.

Pretrial Justice Clinic Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Shirley M. Watts swears in 92 new student-attorneys in January 2016 in the moot courtroom.

Jamaica and won judgments in family court proceedings that put teenagers from Central America on the path to permanent residence in the United States.

Innocence Project Clinic Student-attorneys represent convicted defendants who have credible claims of wrongful conviction. They review case records, interview clients and witnesses, conduct legal research, devise investigative strategies, draft pleadings and argue motions with the supervision of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Juvenile Justice Project Recent Supreme Court case law has set limits on life prison sentences for children, opening the door to an array of options for reducing long sentences. Student-attorneys in this clinic

represent clients who were convicted of criminal offenses before the age of 18 and sentenced to life or life without parole. Representation by the clinic may be the first meaningful opportunity these men and women have to present a complete picture of who they are to a court or an agency capable of permitting their return home.

Mediation Clinic for Families Student-attorneys represent clients in the mediation process, co-mediate family law disputes and engage in projects designed to improve the practice of family mediation. Over the last few semesters, the clinic has expanded its caseload to represent clients using the new, increasingly popular collaborative practice model, in which clients and lawyers commit to resolving cases out of court with the help of child-

This new clinic engages students in challenging one of the major sources of mass incarceration in Maryland: the unjust pretrial detention of poor people accused of crimes in Baltimore. Student-attorneys represent indigent criminal defendants to challenge unfair and improper bail determinations. Working with the Office of the Public Defender and under faculty supervision, students screen cases for intake, represent clients in bail-review hearings, file habeas corpus petitions and undertake appellate litigation. Students also collect and analyze data to inform the development of litigation and legislative strategies that support systemic law-reform efforts to reduce incarceration rates.

Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic Student-attorneys represent low-income clients in civil litigation. Caseloads are diverse, touching on many areas of civil practice, including housing,

consumer rights, education and public benefits. Under faculty supervision, students engage in the full range of activities involved in representing clients in litigation. The clinic also takes part in law-reform projects to enhance civil legal policy and practice affecting low-income families and children. Students have won numerous cases in trial, appellate and administrative courts, where they defended clients against wrongful evictions and debt-collection proceedings and helped secure public assistance and fair wages.

Tax Clinic Student-attorneys represent low-income taxpayers in federal tax disputes. Cases involve administrative controversies before the IRS and litigation in federal courts. Students interview and counsel clients, develop case strategy, engage in fact investigation and discovery, draft documents, negotiate with adversaries, and conduct hearings and trials. Students also appear at U.S. Tax Court in Baltimore to assist unrepresented taxpayers. Typical student work includes arguing innocent-spouse applications, preparing audit reconsiderations and handling collection matters. Fall 2016 | 17 |

UB ON THE BENCH More than one-third of Maryland state judges are alums — and they hire lots of clerks from their alma mater


By Joe Surkiewicz

ith the UB School of Law’s emphasis on public service, it should come as no surprise that its alumni are well represented in the judiciary. Nevertheless, the statistics are impressive: More than one-third of Maryland state judges are UB law grads, and alums can also be found on the federal bench. Moreover, UB recently ranked third among the nation’s more than 200 law schools in the percentage of graduates who obtained state judicial clerkships, according to

the National Law Journal.

That’s no coincidence — UB alumni are famously loyal, and they recognize in the current generation of

UB students the maturity, judgment and work ethic for which the school’s graduates have long been known.

Six judges recalled their time at UB and discussed how it shaped their careers — and dished about

their favorite professors.

Judges KEITH R. TRUFFER, J.D. ’82, and C. PHILIP NICHOLS JR., J.D. ’73, said Professor ROYAL G. SHANNONHOUSE III was the faculty member who influenced them the most. “He had a profound effect on me and many lawyers around Maryland,” said Truffer, a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge who was named secretary of the Maryland State Bar Association this summer. “He was exacting, demanding and charming. He taught me to think like a lawyer — which wasn’t very easy for me.” Nichols, chief judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit and the 2016 recipient of the MSBA’s Judge Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award, said Shannonhouse was “the perfect guy at

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the perfect time in my life.” “Professor Shannonhouse was everything you would want in a law professor,” Nichols said. “He became a friend in law school and after.” Shannonhouse, who retired in 1993, is the namesake of the law school’s honor society, which recognizes students who have distinguished themselves academically in their early semesters of coursework. Nichols remembered the early 1970s as a difficult period, with the war raging in Vietnam, but he called his time in law school “some of the best days of my life.” “I loved law school, I loved my professors, I loved my classmates,” Nichols said, noting that he was the 19th

UB law alum to receive the Judge Anselm Sodaro Judicial Civility Award. The Hon. HARRY C. STORM, J.D. ’79, the new MSBA president and a judge on the Montgomery County Circuit Court, said he particularly appreciated the “practical and hands-on” education he received at UB. “I still remember my first-year legal writing course taught by EUGENE DAVIDSON,” said Storm, who was appointed to the bench in December 2015 by Gov. Larry Hogan. “It provided a really strong foundation for my writing and analytical skills.” Storm said the UB School of Law has a top-notch reputation among his peers. “Many judges I talk with have hired UB

Judge Keith R. Truffer, J.D. ’82

Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr., J.D. ’73

Judge Harry C. Storm, J.D. ’79

Judge Pamila J. Brown, J.D. ’79

Judge Mark F. Scurti, J.D. ’91

Judge A. David Copperthite, J.D. ’86

law graduates as clerks,” he said. “My clerk is a UB law graduate and is doing a great job.” Storm’s clerk, PALLAVI KACHORIA, J.D. ’14, says she is honored to be working for Storm, whom she called a “brilliant person.” Former MSBA president and Howard County District Court Judge PAMILA J. BROWN, J.D. ’79, said UB taught her to spot an issue, analyze it and move on to the next issue. “It’s a real skill set,” Brown said. Brown did not aspire to join the bench when she was in law school. Quite the contrary. “I thought it would be stifling, not being able to express opinions publicly,” said

Brown, who was appointed to the bench in 2002. “But I found that, through my bar work at UB, you can make a real difference as a judge — and that you have a duty to better the larger society as a whole.” Baltimore City District Court Judge MARK F. SCURTI, J.D. ’91, who was named MSBA treasurer this summer, said LYNN MCLAIN was the professor who inspired him the most. “She was the essence of passion for the law and expertise in the law,” Scurti said. “She got me excited to learn the law.” Mclain is the Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law Emerita. Scurti, who was appointed to the bench in 2013, also praised the law school for holding events that introduced students to

various bar associations. “I was exposed to different areas of the law early and got to meet great lawyers and judges,” he said. While UB graduates have long populated the state judiciary, the law school has recently made inroads on the federal bench. For example, the Hon. LORI S. SIMPSON, J.D. ’86, was appointed in April 2016 to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, where she will sit alongside UB alumni JAMES F. SCHNEIDER, J.D. ’72, DAVID E. RICE, J.D. ’80, and WENDELIN I. LIPP, J.D. ’78. A month earlier, A. DAVID COPPERTHITE, J.D. ’86, was appointed a U.S. magistrate judge and assigned to the federal courthouse in Baltimore. For Judge Copperthite, it was UB’s close relationship with the local legal community that helped him most as he progressed in his career. “The focus was on becoming a working lawyer,” Copperthite said of his legal education at UB. “A prominent theme was you weren’t there to compete against each other as students, but to help each other. It really contributed to the collegiality of the practice of law after we graduated. It’s one of the big differences with UB.” Many of his classmates became prosecutors or public defenders, said Copperthite, who himself before ascending to the bench worked as an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore, an assistant Maryland attorney general, and an assistant and special assistant to the U.S. attorney in Maryland. “It reflects the concept that you owe a duty to the public,” he said. Copperthite also said he learned at UB always to extend respect to an adversary. “My education at UB law gave a community feeling to the practice of law,” he said. “When you treat people with respect, it brings professionalism and dignity to the practice. You get a reputation for fairness. Those are the qualities you look for in a judge.” Joe Surkiewicz is the director of communications for the Homeless Persons Representation Project and a frequent columnist for The Daily Record. Fall 2016 | 19 |

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Col. Larss G. Celtnieks, J.D. ’90

Rachel T. McGuckian, J.D. ’93

John C. M. Angelos, J.D. ’90

Adeen Postar*

Arthur A. Renkwitz, Jr., J.D. ’98 and Jane F. Coffey

J. Norris Byrnes, LL.B. ’69

Robert D. Cole, Jr., J.D. ’92

Thomas M. Lingan, J.D. ’86

Douglas B. Pfeiffer, J.D. ’80

Kevin F. Bress, J.D. ’84, M.S. ’84

WHY I GIVE: Having returned from serving three years in the U.S. Army, including one year in Vietnam, I was anxious to “catch up” to my peers who had not served in the armed forces. Thanks to the GI Bill and my wife, Felice, who was teaching, I was fortunate to be able to continue my education at the UB School of Law. I encountered many top-notch professors who provided me with an excellent education and the ability to pass the Maryland bar exam. I have had a wonderful career as an attorney that has enabled me to experience the fulfilling life I have led. This is why I’ve made substantial donations to the law school since graduating.” —Kenneth O. Hassan, J.D. ’74

David Daneman, J.D. ’89

Bryan Mager

Gail M. Stern, J.D. ’79

Chef’s Expressions

Gloria Danziger*

Judith Gann Marcus

Paul S. Sugar, J.D. ’75

George M. Church, MBA ’75, J.D. ’77

Jacqueline E. Dawson**, J.D. ’77

Robert M. Marcus

Donna M. D. Thomas, J.D. ’93

Phillip J. Closius*

Gerard F. Devlin, J.D. ’69

Darren M. Margolis, J.D. ’95

Vincent D. Turner, J.D. ’73

Christopher E. Collins, J.D. ’03

Leon Snead, J.D. ’69

James M. Di Stefano, J.D. ’86

Jennifer Stearman, J.D. ’99

University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc.

Sylvia H. Coyle, J.D. ’85 , M.P.A. ’85

Gregory Dolin*

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

Richard W. Douglas, J.D. ’76

Saul McCormick, J.D. ’79

Angela M. Vallario*, J.D. ’91

Thomas F. Curley, J.D. ’05

Eric B. Easton*

Linda L. McElhone, B.A. ’76 and R. Bruce McElhone, J.D. ’77

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

Ronald R. Donatucci, J.D. ’74

Thomas B. McGee, J.D. ’71

Christopher R. vanRoden

Itamar Ezaoui, J.D. ’10

Cynthia A. Raposo, J.D. ’84 Victoria Schultz*, J.D. ’89 Shawe & Rosenthal

Charles Tiefer* Patricia L. Truitt

Samuel M. Crystal, J.D. ’08

Joseph H. Dougherty, J.D. ’77

W. Roger Truitt, J.D. ’82

JoAnn A. Ellinghaus-Jones, B.S. ’78, J.D. ’81

Armand J. Volta, Jr., J.D. ’80

Ernst & Young, LLP

Joseph G. McGraw, Jr., J.D. ’84

Verizon Foundation

Morland C. Fischer, J.D. ’74

Waranch & Brown, LLC

Helaine S. Gann

McGuire Woods, LLP

Verizon Maryland, Inc.

Donald C. Fry, J.D. ’80

West Publishing Corporation

Michele E. Gilman*

Thomas J. Waxter, III, J.D. ’91

Morris L. Garten, J.D. ’95

Wayne M. Willoughby, J.D. ’86

Richard J. Goodall, J.D. ’78

Kathleen Howard Meredith, B.A. ’76, J.D. ’78

Robert M. Webb, J.D. ’80

William J. Gessner, J.D. ’82

Joan M. Worthington, B.S. ’84, MBA ’91 and John B. Bartkowiak, Jr., J.D. ’73

John F. Gossart, Jr., J.D. ’74

Bryan G. Moorhouse, J.D. ’77

David J. Weymer, J.D. ’87

Gorman E. Getty, III, J.D. ’79

C. Frederick Muhl**, J.D. ’67

Heather L. Wirth, J.D. ’00

John A. Gilpin, J.D. ’78

Lisa Stello O’Brien, J.D. ’85

WS Investments Trust

Ileen M. Greene, J.D. ’81

Emily R. Greenberg, J.D. ’82 and John W. Sondheim

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 2016 ( July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016). 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 Michelle Junot, director of alumni relations, of any inaccuracies or omissions by contacting her at 410.837.4142 or at We regret any errors. * UB faculty or staff

** Donor is deceased

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Janell N. Bell, J.D. ’04

George I. Cintron, J.D. ’90

Nicole Feit

Robert M. Bell, LL.D. (Honorary) ’97

Marjorie L. Clagett, J.D. ’77

Nicole M. Fisher, J.D. ’12


Stephen L. Clagett, Sr.

Brian A. Flank, LL.M. ’11

L. Steven Benda, J.D. ’73

Dwight W. Clark, J.D. ’84

Michael C. Flannery, J.D. ’75

Cornelius F. Bennett, J.D. ’03

Raymond D. Coates, Jr., J.D. ’74

John P. Ford, J.D. ’85

Rodney L. Benson, J.D. ’80

Bernard P. Codd, J.D. ’96

John C. Fredrickson, J.D. ’83

Gary A. Berger, J.D. ’79

Barry A. Cohen, J.D. ’76

Richard B. Friedler, J.D. ’06

Mark W. Bertram, J.D. ’00

Mark S. Cohen, J.D. ’79

William T. Fryer, III

Glen G. Besa, J.D. ’79

Quincy L. Coleman, J.D. ’92

Anne C. Gamson, J.D. ’77

Charles N. Billig, J.D. ’11

Michael G. Comeau, J.D. ’81

Hal Gann

Raymond M. Bily, Jr., J.D. ’85

Eric B. Compton, J.D. ’06

Dominick A. Garcia, J.D. ’80

Bryan A. Bishop, J.D. ’89

Timothy A. Cook, J.D. ’87

Nichole C. Gatewood, J.D. ’04

Clinton R. Black, IV, J.D. ’82

Darren M. Cooper, J.D. ’05

Richard L. Gershberg, J.D. ’79

The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation

Costco Wholesale #200

Ian L. Gilden, J.D. ’78

Robert M. Cowen, Jr., J.D. ’78

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

Jeff Griffith

David C. Sharman, J.D. ’73

Yanick T. Hazlewood, J.D. ’95

Paul Silberman, LL.B. ’60

Robert J. Heitzman, J.D. ’70

Richard T. Smith, J.D. ’03

W. Dean Highcove, J.D. ’82

Michael B. Snyder, J.D. ’00

Thomas A. Hollweg, J.D. ’05

Susan L. Spence, J.D. ’83

Charles H. Boarman, J.D. ’78

Thomas J. Jones, J.D. ’99

Thomas S. Spencer, J.D. ’79

Joseph L. Bocchini, Jr., J.D. ’73

J. Robert Katherman, J.D. ’75

Christopher W. Swain, B.A. ’07, J.D. ’12

David G. Bolgiano, J.D. ’88

Allen J. Katz, J.D. ’73 Laurence M. Katz and Sandra L. Katz

Kathleen M. Sweeney, J.D. ’75

Elizabeth Keyes*

Cathlene Lindberg Tang, J.D. ’03

Joseph King, J.D. ’73

Barry D. Tayman, LL.B. ’68

Richard Klitzberg, J.D. ’66

Adrian G. Teel, J.D. ’70

Dionne L. Koller*

David L. Terzian, J.D. ’72

Carmela S. Lane

Philip F. Toohey, MBA ’80

Eugene M. Lerner, J.D. ’54

Gregory C. Ward, J.D. ’98

Delane S. Lewis, J.D. ’93 Daniel E. Liebfeld, LL.B. ’63

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

Brett S. Lininger, J.D. ’05

Byron B. Warnken, J.D. ’04

Andrew A. Lioi, LL.M. ’57

Barbara B. Waxman, J.D. ’80

Valerie S. Little, J.D. ’93

Suzanne K. Welch, J.D. ’81

Elizabeth M. Lutz, J.D. ’65

John S. Whiteside, J.D. ’65

Martin P. Maarbjerg, J.D. ’09

David G. Willemain, J.D. ’74

Bradley A. Marcus, J.D. ’06

Samuel D. Williamowsky, J.D. ’75

Danielle Grilli Marcus, J.D. ’02

Shawn M. Williams, J.D. ’04

Toni Maschler

Maureen Sweeney

Charles M. Blomquist, J.D. ’00

Eric W. Borda, J.D. ’85 Richard V. Boswell

Guy M. Craig, J.D. ’98 Danna M. Crowley, J.D. ’79 Erica F. Cryor, J.D. ’78 Isabel M. Cumming, MBA ’89, J.D. ’93

David B. Ginsburg, J.D. ’83 Clarence E. Goetz, J.D. ’64 David L. Goldheim, J.D. ’71 Kenneth J. Goldsmith, J.D. ’93


Barry C. Goldstein, J.D. ’95

Laura T. Curry, M.P.A. ’09, J.D. ’09, LL.M. ’14

Terry M. Goldstein, J.D. ’75

Annette L. Bradley, J.D. ’95

D2L Behavioral and Investigative Consulting Services, LLC

Frederick W. Goundry, J.D. ’91

Andrew R. Bramhall, J.D. ’09

Dalrymple & Associates, LLC

H. Dean Bouland, J.D. ’78 Catherine A. Bowers, M.A. ’87, J.D. ’00

Jennifer M. Brennan, J.D. ’15 Ellen B. Bresnahum, J.D. ’89, LL.M. ’94 Austin W. Brizendine, Jr., J.D. ’75 Cathleen N. Brockmeyer, J.D. ’84 Ronald L. Bromwell, J.D. ’65

Donald W. Dalrymple, J.D. ’74 Wallace Dann, J.D. ’50 Gregory E. Dash, J.D. ’06 Soroush Dastan, J.D. ’10 DeMarco Q. Davenport, J.D. ’04

Charlotte Lee Gordon, J.D. ’07 Maria D. Gracia, J.D. ’93 Leslie Gradet R. Scott Graham, MBA ’90 G. Richard Gray, J.D. ’83 Steven V. Greenstein, J.D. ’81 Karen Grisez Renee C. Guckert, J.D. ’98

Chester G. Davis, Jr., J.D. ’93

Sandra R. Gutman, J.D. ’78

David A. Brown, MBA ’09 , J.D. ’09

Robert C. Davis, J.D. ’94

J. Teigen Hall, J.D. ’08

Dwayne A. Brown

Howard A. Dawson, Jr.

John J. Handscomb, J.D. ’93

George E. Brown, J.D. ’99

James J. Dawson

T. Bruce Hanley, J.D. ’75

Patricia A. Day, J.D. ’76


Joan S. Brown, J.D. ’90 and Brian S. Brown, J.D. ’85, LL.M. ’91

Shaundria A. Hanna, J.D. ’14

Albert G. De Bliss, J.D. ’60

Robert H. Wolf, J.D. ’74

Nancy A. Harford, J.D. ’85

Shirley S. Massey, B.S. ’86 , J.D. ’88

John F. Brown, J.D. ’75

M. Stephen Decker, Jr., J.D. ’12

Robert M. Masters, J.D. ’90

Charles E. Yocum, J.D. ’80

Kenneth A. Brown, J.D. ’93

James P. DeLorenzo, J.D. ’94

James E. Harris, Sr., B.A. ’84, J.D. ’89

McNamee, Hosea, Jernigan & Kim, Greenan and Lynch, P.A.

Alan S. Zipp, J.D. ’88

Michael E. Brown, LL.B. ’67, M.S. ’82

Michael L. DeLuca, J.D. ’75

Andrea R. Harvey, J.D. ’93

Brian C. Dent, J.D. ’02

Marc J. Hassan, J.D. ’09

Anthony J. DiPaula, J.D. ’84

John M. Hassett, J.D. ’79

Derek E. Dittner, J.D. ’95

William L. Haugh, Jr., LL.B. ’68

Michael R. Dodd, J.D. ’10

William C. Hay, Sr., J.D. ’68

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

Katherine A. Hearn, J.D. ’92

Thomas E. Donoho, LL.B. ’66

Diane B. Hock, B.A. ’82 , J.D. ’85

William J. Donovan, LL.B. ’66

R. Neal Hoffman, LL.B. ’69

Ann Marie Doory, J.D. ’79

Adam M. Holmwood, J.D. ’08

Lisa Dornell

Gary Honick, J.D. ’78

Daniel J. Dregier, Jr., J.D. ’75

Joseph B. Hoofnagle, J.D. ’63

Norman A. Drezin, J.D. ’74

Carol L. Hopkins, B.A. ’84 , J.D. ’89

Rex S. Caldwell, III, J.D. ’87

Patrick R. Duley, J.D. ’70

David N. Hruda, J.D. ’94

James D. Cardea, J.D. ’95

Myrna J. Dunnam, J.D. ’78

George L. Hubert, J.D. ’76

David E. Carey, J.D. ’89

Deborah S. Duvall, B.A. ’86, J.D. ’89

J. Steven Huffines, J.D. ’73

Carol L. Carnett, J.D. ’90

J. Michael Earp, J.D. ’79

Joy Huffines

Priscilla K. Carroll

Lawrence D. Eisen, J.D. ’96

Lawrence T. Hurwitz, J.D. ’83

Jennifer S. Cavey, J.D. ’95

Mahasin S. El-Amin, J.D. ’09

Brock C. Hutton, LL.M. ’01

Stephanie Chamberlain, J.D. ’93

Donald L. Elmore, J.D. ’70

Domenic R. Iamele, LL.B. ’69

Ben Chasen, J.D. ’14

David F. Engstrom, J.D. ’70

Glenn A. Jacobson, J.D. ’79

Laura Chasney, J.D. ’90

Donna N. Ersek, J.D. ’81

Hugh D. Jaeger, J.D. ’74

M. Tracy McPherson, J.D. ’86 Lisa L. Mervis, J.D. ’71

$100 to $249

Microsoft Corporation

David N. Allen, J.D. ’10

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

Donald L. Allewalt, Jr., J.D. ’77

Fitzgerald T. Murraine, J.D. ’93

Monique D. Almy, J.D. ’87

James J. Nolan, Jr., J.D. ’77

Shara B. Alpert, J.D. ’95

OttLaw, LLC

Daniel R. Anderson, J.D. ’79

George J. Philippou, J.D. ’94

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

Planit David A. Plymyer, J.D. ’78 T. Michael Preston, J.D. ’82 Law Offices of Proctor & McKee, P.A. Michele Reichlin, J.D. ’09 Don E. Richardson, LL.B. ’68

Roxanne J. Arneaud, J.D. ’06 Kwame Asafo-Adjei, M.P.A. ’94, LL.M. ’08 David P. Ash, J.D. ’99 Jonathan Y. At Lee, J.D. ’15 Victoria R. August, J.D. ’97

Andrew D. Richmond, J.D. ’92

Amy E. Austin, B.A. ’85 , J.D. ’91

J. Paul Rieger, Jr., J.D. ’88

Law Office of Amy E. C. Austin

William W. Riggins, III, J.D. ’93

Kevin L. Ayala, J.D. ’94

Morton J. Rosenberg, J.D. ’67

James A. Barry, J.D. ’86

Renee E. Brooks

Myron T. Brown, J.D. ’95 Richard S. Brown, J.D. ’77 David S. Bruce, J.D. ’74 John S. Brzostowski, J.D. ’90 Jean R. Buchen, J.D. ’77 Benjamin M. Bunin, J.D. ’06 Herbert Burgunder, III, J.D. ’94 Suzanne Burnett, J.D. ’09 and Andrew T. Burnett, J.D. ’08 Russell P. Butler, J.D. ’84 Elana R. Byrd, J.D. ’78 Jacqueline D. Byrd, J.D. ’98

Thomas G. Hicks, Sr., J.D. ’89

Terry M. Rosenblum, J.D. ’74

John B. Barry

Edward B. Rybczynski, J.D. ’52 R. Russell Sadler, LL.B. ’55

Andrew C. Barth and S. Toba Dopkin Barth

David B. Schmickel, J.D. ’96

Marylen T. Bartlett, J.D. ’78

James R. Chason, J.D. ’76

Mary P. Evatt, J.D. ’77

Howard A. Janet, J.D. ’79

Robert J. Schott, B.S. ’63 , J.D. ’66

Thomas K. Baxter, J.D. ’79

Julia M. Cheikh, J.D. ’03

Michelle Y. Ewert*

Dean Rosalind M. Jeffers, J.D. ’95

Jennifer A. Schwartz

Raymond E. Beck, Sr., LL.B. ’67

Stanley M. Cieplak, J.D. ’85

James E. Farmer, J.D. ’07

Catherine S. Jenkins, J.D. ’82

Scott A. Shail, J.D. ’99

Belinda V. Bell, J.D. ’97

Felicia A. Ciesla, J.D. ’92

Lee F. Fedner, J.D. ’74

A. Brooke Jennings, J.D. ’10

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Kos N. Johns, J.D. ’80

Kimberly E. McGriff, J.D. ’03

Frederick A. Olverson, J.D. ’64

David R. Sanders, J.D. ’81

E. Harrison Stone, Jr., J.D. ’02

Kendra V. Johnson, J.D. ’03

Matthew D. McKenzie, J.D. ’13

Barry A. O’Neill, LL.B. ’65

Rebecca M. Sandler

Joseph M. Strampello, J.D. ’81

Lynne E. Johnson, J.D. ’92

Cheryl A. McLeod, J.D. ’86

Judith D. O’Neill, J.D. ’75

Peter S. Saucier, J.D. ’80

Lynn W. Strott, J.D. ’94

Margaret E. Johnson*

Patricia C. McMullen, J.D. ’86

Kerry A. O’Neill, J.D. ’10

Vinayak Saxena, J.D. ’10

Victor A. Sulin, J.D. ’72

John A. Jones, J.D. ’80

Karyn Ann Meriwether, J.D. ’02

George M. Oswinkle, J.D. ’75

Julie A. Schafer, J.D. ’09

Paul C. Sullivan, J.D. ’77

John H. Jones, J.D. ’79

Lloyd G. Merriam, J.D. ’81

Amanda C. Owens, J.D. ’94

Gerald Scheinker, J.D. ’67

Rene C. Swafford, J.D. ’98

John B. Kane, J.D. ’77

Richard L. Miles, J.D. ’73

Chris A. Owens, M.S. ’81 , J.D. ’84

Scott D. Schellenberger

T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

Lawrence J. Kansky, J.D. ’10

Kimberly A. Millender, J.D. ’95

Ronald C. Owens, J.D. ’73

Joseph J. Schepf, J.D. ’73

Gustava E. Taler, J.D. ’94

Ronald A. Karasic, J.D. ’78

Norlyn D. Miller, Jr., J.D. ’66

Megan B. Owings, J.D. ’04

Sidney Schlachman, LL.B. ’51

Larry E. Tanenbaum, J.D. ’76

Mojgan Katouzian, J.D. ’09

Norraine E. Miller, M.S. ’15

Paola V. Parral-Gamarra, J.D. ’14

Joseph M. Schnitzer, J.D. ’85

Linda L. Tanton, J.D. ’75

Michael S. Katz, J.D. ’97

J. Max Millstone, Sr., LL.B. ’56

Richard F. Pecora, J.D. ’70

Mark F. Scurti, J.D. ’91

Sajid N. Tarar, LL.M. ’09

Stanley H. Katz, J.D. ’74

Julia A. Minner, J.D. ’90

Anne S. Perkins, J.D. ’78

Alvin Sellman, LL.B. ’54

Curtis E. Tatum, J.D. ’09

Charles B. Keenan, Jr., LL.M. ’91

Douglas Mintz

Thomas C. Perrone, J.D. ’77

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes

James A. Tignanelli, J.D. ’80

Mary F. Keenan, J.D. ’98

Joyce T. Mitchell, J.D. ’79

Joseph Persico, J.D. ’75

W. Scott Tinney, J.D. ’99

Hope Keller*

Susan H. Mitchell, LL.M. ’06

Alyssa M. Petroff

Stephen J. Shapiro* and Donna L. Stark

Brian J. Kelly, J.D. ’01

David G. Mock, LL.B. ’55

Robert E. Philo, Jr., J.D. ’71

Lisa D. Sheehan, J.D. ’91

Leonard Tober, J.D. ’81

Cynthia Hitt Kent, J.D. ’83

Amber M. N. Mohr, J.D. ’10

Brett H. Philpotts, J.D. ’15

Lisa Y. Shepard, J.D. ’06

Thomas L. Totten, J.D. ’87

Law Office of Cynthia Hitt Kent, LLC

Carl A. Mohrwinkel, J.D. ’77

Anjanette Pierre

Lori L. Sherwood, J.D. ’99

Freddie J. Traub, J.D. ’91

Shana P. Khan, J.D. ’02

David L. Moore, J.D. ’78

Michael D. Pintzuk, LL.B. ’63

Linda Lee Shields, B.S. ’76 , J.D. ’98

Jefferson L. Triplett, J.D. ’01

Corinne V. Kirkland-Mercedes, J.D. ’14

William H. Morgan, J.D. ’97

Robert E. Polack, J.D. ’75

Mark J. Shmueli, J.D. ’96

Robert L. Troike, LL.B. ’64

Albert Moseley, II, J.D. ’12

Mary L. Ponticelli, J.D. ’79

Mary K. Shock, J.D. ’93

William Turc, Sr., J.D. ’69

Jason Klitenic, J.D. ’93

James W. Motsay, J.D. ’81

Kenneth A. Porro, J.D. ’87

Raymond C. Shockley, J.D. ’70

Rene E. B. Tywang, J.D. ’08

Marcia L. Moylan

Grant A. Posner, J.D. ’09

John W. Sieverts

Lee H. Udelsman, J.D. ’85

F. Kirk Kolodner, J.D. ’79 and Betsy F. Ringel William P. Konstas, J.D. ’88 Mark T. Krause, J.D. ’87 James P. Krawczyk, Jr., J.D. ’01

Nancy T. Krawczyk-Waldrip, J.D. ’97 Alan Kreshtool, J.D. ’74 Robert J. Kresslein, J.D. ’80 Stanley Krostar, LL.B. ’58 Kelly A. Krumpe, J.D. ’04 Eric A. Kuhl, J.D. ’90 Jason Lallis, J.D. ’11

Jeri Lande and Robert H. Lande* Edward J. Lang, J.D. ’73 Ari N. Laric, MBA ’06 , J.D. ’06 Joseph F. Lechman, J.D. ’70 William R. Levasseur, J.D. ’61 Paul M. Levin, J.D. ’54

Hope Tipton

Why do I give to the University of Baltimore School of Law? In two words: for good. Based on our career experiences, my wife and I sincerely believe in the power of education to elevate the individual, which in turn elevates free democratic societies. Nowhere is this clearer than in promoting the study of law, the very fabric of our society. I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to attend the UB School of Law. The legal knowledge and critical-thinking skills that I gained there allowed me to achieve my highest career aspirations and have continued to serve me well in the various philanthropic service positions I have taken following my retirement.” —Clifton “Clif ” Brown, J.D. ‘78

Bryan M. Mull, J.D. ’13

Jason R. Potter, J.D. ’05

Dennis G. Silverman, J.D. ’74

John A. Umholtz, J.D. ’15

Carl A. Muly, Jr., J.D. ’62

Todd K. Pounds, J.D. ’89

Kyauna Skinner, J.D. ’16

Gerald W. Vahle, J.D. ’78

Brian J. Murphy, J.D. ’79

Christopher R. Rahl, J.D. ’96

John M. Skrocki, J.D. ’86

Jill M. Valenstein, J.D. ’95

Erin H. Murphy, J.D. ’94

Natalie Ram*

John F. Slade, III, LL.B. ’69

Charlayne D. Van, J.D. ’04

Daniel M. Long, J.D. ’74

Jane C. Murphy*

Rheta T. Reid, J.D. ’56

Raymond J. Vanzego, Jr., J.D. ’98

Robert S. Lynch, J.D. ’82 and Barbara S. Lynch

Kevin P. Murphy, J.D. ’78

Heidi L. Reimer, J.D. ’02

Erika D. Slater, J.D. ’95 and Joshua F. Slater, J.D. ’95

Thomas A. Murphy, J.D. ’75

Richard K. Renn, J.D. ’76

James M. Slattery, J.D. ’74

Lavonna L. Vice, B.A. ’80 , J.D. ’83

Robert W. Lynch, J.D. ’82

Stuart C. Resnick, J.D. ’81

J. Charles Smith, III, J.D. ’90

James A. Vidmar, Jr., J.D. ’80

Cheryl L. Lyons-Schmidt, J.D. ’08

Nicole E. Musgrave-Burdette, J.D. ’02

Colleen K. Rettig, J.D. ’88

Nancy A. Smith, J.D. ’94

William A. Mack, J.D. ’09

Rebecca D. Myers, J.D. ’93

Jaclyn L. Vincent, J.D. ’15

Andrew R. Smullian, J.D. ’07

Lynne B. Malone, J.D. ’81

Ryan P. Richie, J.D. ’99

Robert E. Vitarelli, J.D. ’04

James H. Ridgely, Jr., LL.B. ’52

Richard H. Sothoron, Jr., J.D. ’69

Cynthia A. Mancini, J.D. ’87

Michael R. Naccarato, B.S. ’91, MBA ’95 , J.D. ’08

Michael F. Vitt, J.D. ’99


Ronald L. Spahn, LL.B. ’67

Michael H. Mannes, J.D. ’70

Carol Nakhuda, J.D. ’93

Joanne F. Voelkel, J.D. ’86

Robert D. Marchant, J.D. ’74

Richard D. Neidig, J.D. ’75

Drake Roche, J.D. ’03

Lisa D. Sparks*, B.A. ’05, J.D. ’07

Kemp Vye, J.D. ’77

Law Offices of Stephen A. Markey, III, P.C.

Lois M. Neilson

Derek P. Roussillon, J.D. ’03

Andrea M. Sperr, J.D. ’09

André S. Walters, J.D. ’05

John F. Rowley, III, J.D. ’70

Spirits of Mt. Vernon

James K. Warrington, Jr., J.D. ’78

Joel D. Rozner, J.D. ’76

Allison C. Staley, J.D. ’97

Susan B. Watson, J.D. ’76

Bruce W. Ruark, J.D. ’96

Marc G. Stanley, LL.B. ’67

Deborah J. Weider-Hatfield, J.D. ’99

John P. Rue, II, J.D. ’74

Richard T. Stansbury, J.D. ’74

John B. Weld, J.D. ’78

Joseph J. Mezzanotte, Jr., J.D. ’89

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

William F. Ruehl, Jr., J.D. ’66

State Farm Insurance Companies

Drucilla L. Wells, J.D. ’77

J. Bradford McCullough, J.D. ’83

Cynthia M. Norris, B.A. ’98 , J.D. ’01

Malcolm P. Ruff, J.D. ’11

State of Alabama Presiding Judges

Cheri P. Wendt-Taczak, J.D. ’08

Robert D. McDorman, Jr., J.D. ’76

Lieutenant Angela A. Novy, J.D. ’07

G. Darrell Russell, Jr., J.D. ’67

John W. Steele, III, J.D. ’61

Barbara Ann White*

Peter T. McDowell, J.D. ’90

John E. Nunn, III, J.D. ’83

Marsha L. Russell, J.D. ’92

Susan P. Whiteford, J.D. ’85

Audrey McFarlane*

John F. X. O’Brien, J.D. ’64

Robert V. Russo, J.D. ’90

Melvin A. Steinberg, A.A. ’52, J.D. ’55

Michael F. McGinn, J.D. ’09

Herbert R. O’Conor, III, J.D. ’74

Dennis P. McGlone, J.D. ’86

Sang W. Oh, J.D. ’94

Elizabeth J. Samuels* and Ira A. Burnim

Edward J. Leyden, J.D. ’91 Frank G. Lidinsky, J.D. ’76 Matthew Lindsay* Wendelin I. Lipp, J.D. ’78

Thomas J. Maronick, Jr., J.D. ’06 Douglas D. Marshall, J.D. ’76 Elise J. Mason, J.D. ’74

Brandon J. Newlands, J.D. ’99 Monica L. Newman, J.D. ’81 and David N. Pessin, J.D. ’81

Kevin D. Stern, J.D. ’11 Lisa A. Stern, J.D. ’86

Daniel P. Vavonese, J.D. ’95

Delma Wickham-Smith, B.A. ’80, J.D. ’83 Frank R. Wieczynski, LL.B. ’68 * UB faculty or staff

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Cynthia A. Dykes, J.D. ’79

Karim T. Cheikh, J.D. ’07

Joyce A. Edmondson, J.D. ’91

Karl L. Chen, J.D. ’94

Charles H. W. Effinger, Jr., LL.B. ’64

Phyl Cherry

Robert I. Elan, J.D. ’75

William F. Chesley, J.D. ’15

Melony J. Ellinger, J.D. ’99

Evan A. Chestnut, J.D. ’12

Maia J. Ellis, J.D. ’08

K. George Christian, LL.M. ’94 Dean E. Christmon, J.D. ’15

Brittany L. Ellwanger, J.D. ’12, LL.M. ’14

Robin A. Clark, J.D. ’94

Mary B. Englehart, J.D. ’88

Rachel L. Harris, J.D. ’93

Jennifer Clarke, J.D. ’98

Catherine M. Engstrom, J.D. ’98

Tracey A. Harvin, J.D. ’00, LL.M. ’00

Joseph N. Cleary, Jr., J.D. ’77

Laura Helinski Eskenazi, J.D. ’92

Nancy L. Haslinger, J.D. ’86 Jenna M. Hatfield, J.D. ’14

Kenneth A. Wilcox, J.D. ’62

Lauren Dodrill Benjamin, J.D. ’08

Brent M. Clemmens, J.D. ’14

Carlos A. Espinosa, J.D. ’01

Alexandra N. Williams, J.D. ’81

Stanley Y. Bennett, LL.B. ’59

Heather G. Cobun, J.D. ’13

John B. Evermann, J.D. ’11

Regina F. Bento* and Alberto M. Bento*

P. Paul Cocoros, LL.B. ’68

George H. Falter, III, J.D. ’93

Alan C. Cohen, J.D. ’79

Olivia D. Farrow, J.D. ’95

Barry J. Beran, J.D. ’80

Luciana A. Wilson, J.D. ’14 Sally Ann Wingo

Michael S. Cohen, J.D. ’92

Mary A. Ferguson, J.D. ’86

Gail Rocker Beran, J.D. ’81

Alex D. Cohn, J.D. ’10

Sydney Fitch, J.D. ’12

Kristin H. Woolam, J.D. ’96

William B. Bergen, J.D. ’83

Francis J. Combs, J.D. ’11

Garrett M. Fitzgerald, J.D. ’12

Jeremy C. B. Wyatt, J.D. ’10

Lisa M. Bergstrom, J.D. ’07

Kimberly A. Connaughton, J.D. ’95

Jody M. Florence, J.D. ’95

Derek B. Yarmis, J.D. ’92

Joseph F. Berk, J.D. ’84

Elisabeth R. Connell, J.D. ’14

Madeleine N. Foltz, J.D. ’11 , MBA ’11

Robert J. Yerman, J.D. ’65

Samuel Berman, B.S. ’80, J.D. ’01, LL.M. ’04

Andrew Cooch, J.D. ’81

Christopher B. Flynn, J.D. ’07

Mimi R. Cooper, J.D. ’87

Kara L. Ford, MBA ’08 , J.D. ’08

James F. Corrigan, B.S. ’72 , J.D. ’77

Jerold M. Forsberg, J.D. ’75

Clyde I. Coughenour, J.D. ’69

Terry Fowble, J.D. ’89

Jefferson L. Blomquist, J.D. ’83

Bert R. Cramer, J.D. ’79

Adam S. Frank, J.D. ’94

Petra L. Aaron, J.D. ’04

David E. Bocchino, J.D. ’97

Michael J. Crumrine, J.D. ’08

Joshua B. Friedman, J.D. ’12

Dianna E. Abramowski-Liberto, M.A. ’10, J.D. ’14

Raymond G. Boileau, J.D. ’90

Vincent S. Curl, J.D. ’82

Phyllis A. Book, J.D. ’09

Edward Czaczkes, J.D. ’76

Amanda D. Frizzelle and Bryan W. Frizzelle

David G. Ackerman, J.D. ’76

Laurie R. Bortz, J.D. ’78

Leigh E. Dalton, J.D. ’08

George P. Adams, J.D. ’72

Stuart E. Bossom, LL.B. ’66

Marsha Danick, B.A. ’82

F. R. Adkins, J.D. ’62

Mariana Bravo, J.D. ’99

William G. Dansie, J.D. ’75

Joi H. Akuche, J.D. ’13

Carlos A. Braxton, J.D. ’01

Paula J. Darrah, J.D. ’85

Penny Alafassos, J.D. ’98

Kimberly A. Bray, J.D. ’85

Leigh C. Darrell, J.D. ’09

William F. Alcarese, J.D. ’10

Rose C. Breidenbaugh, J.D. ’96

Thomas E. Alessi, J.D. ’77

Theresa J. Withers-Williams, J.D. ’96, LL.M. ’98

Jeffrey L. Zavrotny*, MBA ’08, J.D. ’12

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Lisa M. Blades, J.D. ’95 Col. Eugene L. Blanck, J.D. ’42, LL.M. ’48

Elizabeth A. Hambrick-Stowe, J.D. ’83

Erin M. Cheikh, J.D. ’06

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

Andrew A. Handy**, J.D. ’70 Catherine A. Hanrahan, J.D. ’85 Gina M. Harasti, J.D. ’91 Tia M. Harper-Velazquez, J.D. ’15 E. David Harr, J.D. ’70 Dorothy Harris, J.D. ’10

Stacy L. Haverfield, J.D. ’97 Dennis R. Hayden, J.D. ’81 Richard S. Haynes, J.D. ’75 Stephen M. Hearne, J.D. ’75 Fred S. Hecker, J.D. ’87 David A. Hendelberg, J.D. ’68 Mercedes A. Henderson, J.D. ’12 Rena W. Heneghan, J.D. ’92 Geoffrey G. Hengerer, J.D. ’02 Melodie C. Hengerer, J.D. ’02 Charles J. Herman, LL.B. ’61 Rebecca T. Herrick, J.D. ’82 Robert Hild, J.D. ’75 Scott Hillman, J.D. ’99 Adam M. Himelfarb, J.D. ’97 Robert A. Hincken, LL.B. ’69 Kathryn O. Hoffman, J.D. ’13 Sheri Hoidra, J.D. ’11

Richard L. Funk, LL.B. ’68

Ellen Hollander

Matthew J. Gannett, J.D. ’13

Brenda Holley, J.D. ’02

Roland M. Gardner, J.D. ’77

George T. Horman, J.D. ’73 Michael H. Horrom, J.D. ’74

Patricia A. Dart, J.D. ’87

Shirley A. Gardner and David E. Gardner

Stuart G. Breslow, J.D. ’77

Pamela J. Daugherty-Smith, J.D. ’15

Alan F. M. Garten, J.D. ’80

John P. Houlihan, J.D. ’81

Melvin L. Allen, J.D. ’09

Michael I. Brooks, J.D. ’69

Joann M. Davis, J.D. ’85

Bobby G. Gates, J.D. ’91

Matthew P. Howard, J.D. ’05

Neil S. Alpern, J.D. ’78

Gloria V. Brown, J.D. ’88

Katherine S. Davis

Anthony Geddie, J.D. ’00

Phillip J. Howard, LL.B. ’66

Paul E. Alpert, LL.B. ’57

Janet Klein Brown, J.D. ’84

C. Marshall Davison, III, J.D. ’75

Mary E. Gepherdt, B.S. ’83, J.D. ’89

Griffith E. Hubbard, II, J.D. ’96

Emily J. Alt, J.D. ’05

W. Hayes Brown, III, LL.B. ’68

James W. Dawson, Jr., J.D. ’88

Lauren M. Gibbons, J.D. ’12

William Hughes, LL.B. ’64

Robert D. Anbinder, J.D. ’92

John W. Bryant, J.D. ’71

Danielle B. Gibbs, J.D. ’96

Aasia N. Hux, J.D. ’14

James R. Andersen, J.D. ’88

Bevin A. Buchheister, J.D. ’97

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

Louis J. Gicale, Jr., J.D. ’75

Jack I. Hyatt, J.D. ’68

Andrea S. Anderson, J.D. ’85, MBA ’85

Herbert M. Burk, Jr., J.D. ’77

Robert J. Gilbert, J.D. ’81

Damani K. Ingram, J.D. ’96

Mark A. Gilder, J.D. ’76

Ginina A. Jackson-Stevenson, J.D. ’01

Keleigh Anderson, J.D. ’11 Kevin S. Anderson, J.D. ’87 Charles J. Andres, J.D. ’84, LL.M. ’91 Don K. Ardolino, J.D. ’70 Terrence J. Artis, J.D. ’99 Bruce D. Ash, LL.B. ’68 Edward L. Baker, LL.B. ’67 Walter F. Balint, J.D. ’72

Thomas F. Burns, Jr., J.D. ’01 James B. Butler, J.D. ’93 , M.P.A. ’93 Butschky & Butschky, LLC John V. Calabrese, J.D. ’58 Kimberly S. Cammarata, J.D. ’93 Douglas M. Canter, J.D. ’79 Virginia Rafalko Canter, B.A. ’79, J.D. ’81

Peter A. Ball, J.D. ’08

Katherine V. Canto-German, LL.M. ’10

Paul J. Ballard, J.D. ’86

Michael A. Dean, J.D. ’98 Avanti Deangelis, LL.B. ’56 Rieyn DeLony, J.D. ’93 Carole S. Demilio, J.D. ’74 Bessie S. Demos, J.D. ’88 Erin L. Dennison, J.D. ’07 Joan G. Deoul, J.D. ’84 Craig H. Deran, J.D. ’96 Theresa DeSimone, J.D. ’06, LL.M. ’10

Frank D. Giorno, J.D. ’73 Nancy L. Giorno, J.D. ’73 Alan R. Godsave, J.D. ’80 Susan K. Goebel-Nolan, J.D. ’15 Samuel S. Gold, LL.B. ’61 Elissa E. Goldfarb, J.D. ’86 Ellis H. Goodman, J.D. ’65

Nancy J. Horrom, J.D. ’82

Michael V. Jankowski, J.D. ’85 James R. Jeffcoat, J.D. ’12 Colleen S. Jennings, J.D. ’03 Lisa A. Hall Johnson Joseph S. Johnston, J.D. ’07 William D. Johnston, J.D. ’67

Louis Desser, J.D. ’61

Mark I. Goodman, J.D. ’91

Carol T. Jones, M.P.A. ’90 and Gregory J. Jones, J.D. ’89

Alan I. Cantor, J.D. ’75

Kimberly B. Detrick, J.D. ’86

Britton L. Gore, J.D. ’09

Kimberley S. W. Jones, J.D. ’94

Sandra A. Banisky, J.D. ’93

Irvin N. Caplan, LL.M. ’91

Edward J. Deutsch, J.D. ’76

William F. Gosnell, Sr., LL.B. ’60

John A. Jordan, LL.B. ’66

Lee N. Barnstein, J.D. ’66

Richard D. Caplan, J.D. ’80

Catherine A. B. Dickinson, J.D. ’12

Matthew W. Green, Jr., J.D. ’00

Chester M. Joseph, LL.B. ’66

Neal C. Baroody, J.D. ’87

Joyce K. Carlin

Paul B. Dickman, J.D. ’15

Joshua M. Greenfeld, J.D. ’12

Jamie Joshua, J.D. ’10

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

David L. Carp, B.S. ’66, J.D. ’71

Stephanie L.D. Dolamore

Brandon A. Greenfield, J.D. ’15

Robert M. Joynes, J.D. ’00

Daniel C. Carroll, J.D. ’86

Christopher P. Downs, J.D. ’86

John Greiber, LL.M. ’89

Lesley H. Kamenshine, J.D. ’10

Michael Barranco

J. Randall Carroll, J.D. ’78

Jessica duHoffmann, J.D. ’99

Matthew M. Grogan, J.D. ’14

Michael P. Kane, J.D. ’85

Aliceann Sobel Bayne, J.D. ’82

Frederick J. Carter, J.D. ’68

Ronald J. Dunaway, J.D. ’66

Steven P. Grossman*

Joseph H. H. Kaplan

Christopher L. Beard, J.D. ’76

Joel I. Carter, J.D. ’08

Jack Dunlap, LL.B. ’64

John F. Gunning, J.D. ’92

Jonathan D. Kassolis, LL.M. ’12

Kevin L. Beard, J.D. ’86

Colin J. Casler, J.D. ’07

Christopher R. Dunn, J.D. ’87

Dorothy M. Guy, J.D. ’96

Diane Katlic, J.D. ’76

Patricia Behles

Robert R. Cassilly, LL.B. ’60

Ayodeji O. Durojaiye, LL.M. ’06

Edward Haenftling, Jr., J.D. ’99

Ronald R. Katz, J.D. ’02

Tiffanie C. Benfer, J.D. ’03

Joseph Castoro, J.D. ’75

Kimberley Dustin

Elissa K. Halloran, J.D. ’05

Bruce E. Kauffman, J.D. ’77

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Gilbert D. Marsiglia, Sr., LL.B. ’65

Tiffany Owens, B.S. ’15

Robert J. Rubinson*

Nicole R. Taylor, J.D. ’00

J. Michael Keegan, J.D. ’84

Travis Martz, J.D. ’07

Akua P. Owusu-Acheaw, J.D. ’15

Thomas J. Ryan, J.D. ’82

Paul H. Teague, J.D. ’96 , M.P.A. ’96

Gina M. Keelty, J.D. ’04

Joanne R. Marvin, J.D. ’79

Eugene O. Palazzo, J.D. ’77

Janice G. Salzman, J.D. ’85

Franz T. Tedrowe, J.D. ’90

Rosemary Keffler, J.D. ’00

Sherwin Mashhadi-Shafie, J.D. ’05

James Panousos, J.D. ’99

Harrie S. Samaras, J.D. ’84

Payman Tehrani, J.D. ’07

Cecelia A. Keller, J.D. ’88

Latane J. Mason, J.D. ’05

Natalie K. Pappas, J.D. ’13

Wilmer J. E. Sauerbrey, J.D. ’64

Andrew E. Teitelman, J.D. ’03

Elizabeth Kenderdine, J.D. ’10

Snehal P. Massey, B.S. ’06 , J.D. ’15

Donaldson L. Parker, J.D. ’69

Kenneth S. Savell, LL.M. ’94

Samuel Teitelman, J.D. ’75

Patrick E. Kent, J.D. ’94

Philip I. Matz, B.S. ’60 , LL.B. ’67

Cassia W. Parson, J.D. ’91, MBA ’91

Amanda B. Saylor, J.D. ’14

Joanne Kalus Thaler, J.D. ’78

Amin Khakpouri, J.D. ’11

John F. McClellan, LL.B. ’68

Nicanor N. Pateris-Miller, J.D. ’11

Gerald P. Scala, LL.B. ’69

Gauri Khanna, J.D. ’15

William L. McCraney, J.D. ’74

Christopher M. Patterson, J.D. ’78

Melissa A. Schantz, J.D. ’11

Melanie D. Fenwick Thompson, J.D. ’99

Fekadeselassie F. Kidanemariam, LL.M. ’09

Kristen A. McDowell, J.D. ’15

Crystal M. Patterson, J.D. ’89

Richard W. Scheiner, J.D. ’81

Elaine R. Kimmich, J.D. ’82

Maeve L. McGrath-Malott, J.D. ’05

Elizabeth Payne-Maddalena, J.D. ’13

Douglas M. Scheller, J.D. ’82

Bradford Peabody

Laurie B. Schnitzer*

Kevin J. Penhallegon, J.D. ’12

Joshua S. Schoenberg, J.D. ’08

Joan S. Pepe, J.D. ’79

Regina S. Schoenberg, J.D. ’10

Kyanna M. Perkins, J.D. ’08

S. Scott Tate, J.D. ’99

Cristal C. Perpignan, J.D. ’01

Irving Settleman, LL.B. ’57

Maryruth Perrone, J.D. ’00

William H. Sewell, LL.B. ’69

Anthony F. Perrotta, J.D. ’14

Marc E. Shach, J.D. ’89 , MBA ’89

Shaquell G. Truesdale, B.A. ’13, J.D. ’15

Pfizer, Inc.

Dennis J. Shaffer, J.D. ’98

Beverly A. Turk, J.D. ’93

Daniel D. Phillips, J.D. ’10

Mary Carol Shannahan, J.D. ’06

Stanley Turk, J.D. ’91

John D. Phillips, J.D. ’67

David B. Shapiro, J.D. ’84

Chinwe Uchendu, LL.M. ’04

Lynn E. Pickens, J.D. ’91

Ronald Shapiro, LL.B. ’60

Jeffrey J. Utermohle, J.D. ’87

Stephen R. Poirier, J.D. ’01

Nicole C. Shaw, J.D. ’98

Dan Valentine

Albert B. Polovoy, LL.B. ’53

Jane Ennis Sheehan, J.D. ’77

Fanny Acosta Vazquez, LL.M. ’07

Suzanne W. Posner, J.D. ’80

Sheri Hoidra Law Office, LLC

Andrew G. Verne, J.D. ’85

Russell T. Potee, Jr., J.D. ’74

Timothy H. Sheridan, J.D. ’91

Edwin M. Guevara Villalta, LL.M. ’15

Matthew T. Powell, J.D. ’11

Pallavi Shirole, J.D. ’09

Kevin D. Volz, J.D. ’10 , M.P.A. ’10

James A. Powers, J.D. ’87

Charles L. Shoemaker, J.D. ’78

Jessica L. Waicker, J.D. ’04

Michael W. Prokopik, J.D. ’79

Dana L. Shoenberg*

Terri J. Waitzer, J.D. ’88

Ranju R. Shrestha, J.D. ’07

Ryan M. Walburn, J.D. ’14

Katy M. Kleinschmidt, J.D. ’14, MBA ’15 Nicholas G. Klicos, J.D. ’11 W. Roland Knapp, Sr., LL.B. ’67 Michele L. Knorr, J.D. ’97 Donna Kolakowski-Hollen, B.A. ’86 , J.D. ’89 John Kotsatos, J.D. ’03 Stephen A. Kreitner, J.D. ’92 David N. Kuryk, J.D. ’72 Ellen Mays Kutzer, J.D. ’12 Linda Lahey* Christopher J. Lambert, J.D. ’97 Susan J. Land, J.D. ’92 Cristina H. Landskroener, J.D. ’83 Larry Laubscher, J.D. ’79 Aida M. Lebbos, J.D. ’00 Jae Lee, J.D. ’12

William T. McFaul, J.D. ’60 Laurie McKinnon, J.D. ’86 Daniel J. McNamara, J.D. ’70 Kimberly E. McPartland, J.D. ’13 Martin S. Mendelsohn, LL.B. ’59 Michelle Mendez Benjamin H. Meredith, J.D. ’10 Lawrence R. Mernaugh, J.D. ’76 E. Thomas Merryweather, J.D. ’69 Kimberly Ann Metcalf, J.D. ’03 Felicia A. Metz, J.D. ’10 Charles J. Miller, J.D. ’86 Edward M. Miller, J.D. ’95 John P. Miller Kelly W. Miller, J.D. ’90 Michael J. Millios, J.D. ’06 Melvin Mintz Trudy Marietta Mintz, B.A. ’04, J.D. ’06

Paul B. Thompson, J.D. ’76 Lisa R. Thornton, J.D. ’95 , M.P.A. ’95 John R. Toston, Sr., A.A. ’51, B.S. ’53, LL.B. ’57

Josh E. Schmerling, J.D. ’08

Frank T. Totten, J.D. ’13 Melissa J. Townsend, J.D. ’07 Michael J. Tracey, J.D. ’09 John A. Trevithick, J.D. ’93 Nicole A. Troen, J.D. ’08

Thomas Sang Lee, J.D. ’00

William F. Monaghan, II, J.D. ’82

Mary E. Quillen, J.D. ’93

Kenneth S. Lemberg, J.D. ’11

David E. Moore, J.D. ’06

Harry E. Quinn, LL.B. ’68

Dean A. Siedlecki, J.D. ’88

Audrey M. S. Y. Wallace, J.D. ’07

Mortimer V. Lenane, LL.B. ’69

Richard W. Moore, LL.B. ’65

Dalene A. Radcliffe, M.A. ’08, J.D. ’13

Alan H. Silverberg, J.D. ’70

Gregory B. Walz, J.D. ’95

Robin Silver-Goldberg, J.D. ’84

Mollie Wander, J.D. ’10 , MBA ’10

Joseph D. Rammacca, J.D. ’93

Emily A. Silverman, J.D. ’11

Ann Doherty Ware, J.D. ’95

April R. Randall, J.D. ’06

Alexander M. Silverstein, J.D. ’95

Dale E. Watson, J.D. ’74

Rosemary M. Ranier, J.D. ’76

Angela J. Silverstein, J.D. ’99

Joanna L. Watson, J.D. ’06

Gene M. Ransom, III, J.D. ’96

Steven M. Sindler, J.D. ’85

George E. Weber, J.D. ’13

Merrilyn E. Ratliff, J.D. ’09

Lucy L. Slaich, J.D. ’03

Jedediah Weeks

Dennis T. Reardon, J.D. ’74

Frederic N. Smalkin*

Alicia Weidel, J.D. ’13

Mary C. Reese, J.D. ’89

Rosemary C. Smart, LL.M. ’04

Kathleen M. Werner, J.D. ’89

Firmadge N. Rein, Jr., J.D. ’68

Clark Smith, J.D. ’14

Timothy J. West, J.D. ’74

Barbara W. Rice, J.D. ’77

James K. Smith, J.D. ’01

Nicole M. Whitaker, J.D. ’14

Herbert L. Rice, Jr., B.S. ’80

Kirby C. Smith, J.D. ’78

Pamela J. White

Margaret Swain Ricely, J.D. ’87

Robert N. Smith, III, J.D. ’92

Stan Whiting, J.D. ’75

Carrie B. Riley, J.D. ’93

Stuart E. Smith, J.D. ’15

Kristina B. Whittaker, J.D. ’81

Jon D. Risser, J.D. ’13

Tenae L. Smith, J.D. ’15

Jana R. Wiener, J.D. ’05

J. Edward Roberts, J.D. ’72

Laurie N. Solomon, J.D. ’85

Jamon B. Wiggs, J.D. ’02


Kevin M. Soper, J.D. ’85

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Samantha P. Rodier, J.D. ’05

Robert J. Spar, LL.B. ’69

Jennifer K. Williams, J.D. ’97

Matthew B. Rogers, J.D. ’11

Kenneth J. Spindler, J.D. ’79

William L. Williamson, J.D. ’70

General Autry N. Noblitt, J.D. ’65

Stanley C. Rogosin, J.D. ’74

Lisa S. Spitulnik, J.D. ’99

Susan Winestein, J.D. ’89

Ethan S. Nochumowitz, J.D. ’14

Sharon M. Roll, J.D. ’92

Doug Spoerl, J.D. ’13

Alan M. Winner, J.D. ’39 , A.A. ’48

Harry J. Noonan, J.D. ’78

Steven D. Roll, J.D. ’92

William J. Wiseman, III, J.D. ’66

Denice R. Norris, J.D. ’92

Lisa Cahn Rolnick, J.D. ’02

Sheila S. Steelman, M.A. ’86 and Barry L. Steelman, J.D. ’78

Laura J. Novello, J.D. ’07

Stuart R. Rombro, J.D. ’73

Aaron J. Stein, J.D. ’91

Shawn C. Wolsey, J.D. ’02

Shavaun O’Brien*, B.S. ’09, MBA ’14

Rebecca Ann Romig, J.D. ’05

Ellen B. Steiner, J.D. ’99

Ronald R. Wolz, J.D. ’91

Vadim D. Ronzhes, J.D. ’11

Lisa D. Stevenson, J.D. ’08

Julia P. Worcester, J.D. ’14

Philip L. O’Donoghue

Joshua Roseman, J.D. ’56

Alicia D. Stewart, J.D. ’09

Lauren M. Wright, J.D. ’14

Carl W. Mantz, J.D. ’80

Thomas F. Offutt, J.D. ’73

Jules H. Rosenberg, J.D. ’80

Michael C. Stone, J.D. ’13

Steven P. Wright, J.D. ’06

Jessica F. Marine, J.D. ’07, LL.M. ’08

Jumoke Oladapo, LL.M. ’09

Norman Roskos, J.D. ’64

Jack R. Sturgill, Jr., J.D. ’74

Arnettia M. Wyre, J.D. ’99

Wayne C. Markey, J.D. ’85

Riccardo A. Ross, J.D. ’03

Bonnie A. Sullivan

Harold Young, J.D. ’89

Sarah A. Marquardt, J.D. ’07

Wondwossen Atomssa Oli, LL.M. ’05

James F. Rowe, Sr., J.D. ’69

Diane C. Sullivan, J.D. ’87

Nicholas S. Young, J.D. ’85

Myriam Marquez, J.D. ’79

Catherine M. O’Malley, J.D. ’91

Robert S. Zelko, LL.B. ’59

Kathryn A. Marsh, J.D. ’02

Stanley G. Oshinsky, J.D. ’79

Kevin C. Rupert, Certificate, ’89, MBA ’92 , J.D. ’96

Steven F. Sullivan

Arianna Leone, J.D. ’12

Shelby A. D. Moore, J.D. ’83

Paul R. Levene, J.D. ’74

Herman Mordes, J.D. ’55

Sara A. Levinson, J.D. ’99 Ann E. Levinstim, J.D. ’10 Harry Levy, J.D. ’83

Stephan M. Moylan, J.D. ’92 Paul F. Muccino, J.D. ’73 Frank J. Mucha, Jr., J.D. ’66

Elliot N. Lewis, J.D. ’76

Richard J. Muffoletto, Sr., LL.B. ’50


William M. Mullen, J.D. ’80

Steven D. Link, J.D. ’09

M. Brooke Murdock, J.D. ’77

Isabel Lipman, J.D. ’06

Brendan C. Murphy, J.D. ’11

R. Brady Locher, III, J.D. ’11

Jared Murphy, J.D. ’08

Austine M. Long, J.D. ’99

Holly A. Musselman, J.D. ’96

Steven A. Long, J.D. ’10

Susan A. Nachman, J.D. ’87

Hillary H. Lovelady, J.D. ’11

Joyce O. Newcomb, LL.B. ’53

Louis M. Luperini, A.A. ’64 , J.D. ’67

Eli J. Newman, J.D. ’08

Jaime W. Luse, J.D. ’02

Delores M. Newsome, M.S. ’81, J.D. ’93

Elizabeth M. Lutz, J.D. ’92 , M.P.A. ’92 Joseph V. Mach, Jr., J.D. ’73 C. Michael Magruder, J.D. ’75 Annielle P. Makon, J.D. ’15 Bennett B. Malawer, J.D. ’74 Karen R. Malinowski, J.D. ’08 Ronald L. Maltz, J.D. ’97 Pauline Mandel, J.D. ’90 Megan M. Manogue, J.D. ’89

Samson Nikoomanesh, J.D. ’01, MBA ’09

Ted Tai, J.D. ’04

Christopher Dale Wolf, J.D. ’00

Lauren Ziegler, J.D. ’11 * UB faculty or staff

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Martin M. Kandel, J.D. ’80, was named general counsel and member of the National Timeshare Owners Association board of directors in July 2016.


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alumni 1960s Peter Angelos, LL.B. ’61, was among 12 people inducted in June 2016 into the inaugural class of The Baltimore Sun’s Business and Civic Hall of Fame. The Hon. Gerard F. Devlin, J.D. ’69, retired in 2001 from the Prince George’s County District Court but continues to work as a fill-in judge across Maryland. He also remains active in veterans’ groups.

1970s The Hon. Kenneth W. Farrar, J.D. ’74, retired in August 2015 from the 24th Judicial District of Virginia’s Campbell Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. The Hon. John O. Hennegan, J.D. ’74, of the Baltimore County Circuit Court, received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award. James Nolan, J.D. ’74, a director of Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, was appointed chair of the University of Baltimore Foundation board in July 2015. Meyer Simon, J.D. ’74, an attorney with Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford in Colmar, Pa., was elected to the Judiciary Committee of the Montgomery (Pa.) Bar Association in January 2016. Paul S. Sugar, J.D. ’75, a principal at Ober|Kaler, was appointed to the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s board of trustees in November 2015. He was also recognized by Maryland Super Lawyers 2016.

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Anthony R. “Tony” Gallagher, J.D. ’77, executive director of Federal Defenders of Montana, in July 2016 received the Ninth Circuit John Frank Award, which recognizes an outstanding lawyer practicing in the federal courts of the western United States.

The Hon. JoAnn A. Ellinghaus-Jones, J.D. ’81, district administrative judge for Maryland’s District 10 (Carroll and Howard counties), was named one of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women of 2016. The Hon. Keith R. Truffer, J.D. ’82, now of the Baltimore County Circuit Court, received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award. Before being named to the bench Truffer was a partner at Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid in Towson.

Abba David Poliakoff, J.D. ’77, partner and chairman of the Securities Law Practice Group at Gordon Feinblatt in Baltimore, received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award.

Paul J. Weber, J.D. ’83, of Hyatt & Weber in Annapolis, was recognized for his malpractice work in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Lindsay S. Waite, J.D. ’77, bicycled from Albuquerque, N.M., to Baltimore in spring 2016 to raise money for nonprofits that help former prisoners. She reports that she raised more than $4,000 for four groups.

Samuel C.P. Baldwin Jr., J.D. ’84, in October 2015 published The John Hanson Briscoe Historical Project, an online resource about John Hanson Briscoe, J.D. ’60, a former speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Christopher M. Patterson, J.D. ’78, of Lancaster, Pa., joined Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat in January 2016. He previously had his own practice. Lawrence E. Schmidt, J.D. ’79, a principal at Smith, Gildea & Schmidt in Towson, received The Daily Record’s 2016 Leadership in Law award. The Hon. Harry C. Storm, J.D. ’79, was appointed to the Montgomery County Circuit Court in December 2015. In June 2016 Storm was named president of the Maryland State Bar Association at the MSBA Annual Meeting and Joint Bench-Bar Conference.

1980s The Hon. Stephen J. Baker, J.D. ’80, retired in October 2015 after 17 years on the bench. He had served as the district administrative judge for the Cecil County District Court since May 2007.

The Hon. Daniel J. Clifford, J.D. ’84, was elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County (Pa.) in November 2015. News reports said he was the first openly gay man to win a countywide election in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. Garrett V. Davis, J.D. ’84, joined Dickinson Wright in Washington, D.C., in September 2015 as an intellectual property attorney. Anthony J. DiPaula, J.D. ’84, was elected the 2016–17 president of the Harford County Bar Association. His firm, the Law Offices of Anthony J. DiPaula, is based in Bel Air. Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi, J.D. ’85, announced the merger of her law firm with the Law Offices of Allen J. Kruger. The new firm, Kruger DiGiovanni Aluisi, has offices in Annapolis, Laurel, Deep Creek and Ocean City. Aluisi was also named one of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women of 2016.

J. Neil Lanzi, J.D. ’85, has joined Wright Constable & Skeen in Baltimore as a partner. Steven E. Nail, J.D. ’85, was hired in June 2016 as dean of the College of Business at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. David J. Smith, J.D. ’85, president of the Rockville-based Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, recently published Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace. The Hon. Theresa M. Adams, J.D. ’86, of the Frederick County Circuit Court, was inducted into The Daily Record’s 2016 Top 100 Women’s Circle of Excellence. Patricia M.C. Brown, J.D. ’86, president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare and senior counsel for the Johns Hopkins Health System, was inducted into The Daily Record’s 2016 Top 100 Women’s Circle of Excellence. The Hon. Lori S. Simpson, J.D. ’86, was appointed in April 2016 to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. Claudia Barber, J.D. ’87, is running for a seat on the Anne Arundel Circuit Court in the November 2016 general election. She will be the first AfricanAmerican woman ever to appear on the general election ballot for circuit judge in the county. Gary F. Collins, J.D. ’87, has accepted a position with a nongovernmental organization that seeks to protect the tigers of the Sundarbans area of Bangladesh. Kendel S. Ehrlich, J.D. ’87, was sworn in as an assistant state’s attorney in Anne Arundel County in October 2015. The Hon. Jeffrey S. Getty, J.D. ’87, was appointed to the Allegany County Circuit Court in January 2016. The Hon. Kevin J. Mahoney, J.D. ’87, was appointed to the Harford County Circuit Court in January 2016. William J. McCarthy Jr., J.D. ’87, LL.M. ’92, received the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland’s 2015 Man for All Seasons Award.

Jay D. Miller, B.S. ’83, J.D. ’87, of the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, received The Daily Record’s 2016 Leadership in Law award. Kenneth A. Porro, J.D. ’87, joined Chasan Leyner & Lamparello in Secaucus, N.J., as a partner in May 2015. He was also reelected in November 2015 to the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School board of education as representative for Wyckoff Township, N.J. Anne Colt Leitess, J.D. ’88, division chief of the Special Victims Unit at the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award. Donna E. Van Scoy, J.D. ’88, a family law attorney who runs her own firm in Rockville, received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award. Royal W. Craig, MBA ’89, J.D. ’89, a patent attorney at Ober|Kaler, was named in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.

1990s Denise M. Bowman, J.D. ’90, managing associate at Alexander & Cleaver in Washington, D.C., received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award. She also was named one of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women of 2016. The Hon. Richard R. Titus, J.D. ’90, was appointed in January 2016 to the Carroll County Circuit Court. Craig D. Roswell, J.D. ’91, managing partner at Niles, Barton & Wilmer, was appointed in September 2015 to the board of directors of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. Robert D. Anbinder, J.D. ’92, chief solicitor in the Litigation Division of the Baltimore City Law Department, received The Daily Record’s 2016 Leadership in Law award. The Hon. Kent J. Boles Jr., B.S. ’89, J.D. ’92, was appointed to the Baltimore City District Court in December 2015.

Carolyn W. Evans, J.D. ’92, a partner at Sengstacke & Evans, in August 2015 assumed the role of interim chief executive officer of the Center for the Arts in Harford County. She also received the 2016 Athena Leadership Award for Harford County. Honora W. “Norie” Sutor, J.D. ’92, was elected in July 2015 to the board of Bello Machre, an Anne Arundel County nonprofit dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities. Andrew I. Alperstein, J.D. ’93, a partner at Alperstein & Diener in Baltimore, received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award. Brenda B. Blom, J.D. ’93, retired as a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in January 2013 and moved to New Brunswick, Canada. Chester G. “Chip” Davis Jr., J.D. ’93, was hired in August 2015 as president and chief executive officer of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association in Washington, D.C. Previously, Davis served as executive vice president for advocacy at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and as vice president of government affairs and vice president of corporate external relations at AstraZeneca’s Delaware headquarters. Chris S. Mason, J.D. ’93, a partner at Webb, Burnett, Cornbrooks, Wilber, Vorhis, Douse & Mason in Salisbury, joined the Salisbury University Foundation board of directors in September 2015. Rachel T. McGuckian, J.D. ’93, a principal at Miles & Stockbridge in Rockville, has been appointed to the University of Baltimore Foundation board. Caroline D. Ciraolo, LL.M. ’94, acting assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award. Debra M. Davis, J.D. ’94, was elected chair of the Local Government Insurance Trust board of trustees in La Plata in December 2015. Davis was also elected chair of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland

in January 2016. She is the first African-American to serve in either role. In addition, Davis was inducted into The Daily Record’s 2016 Top 100 Women’s Circle of Excellence. D. Jill Green, J.D. ’94, UB’s assistant dean for law career development, received The Daily Record’s 2016 Leadership in Law award. Lawrence Greenberg, J.D. ’94, a family law attorney with the Greenberg Law Offices in Baltimore, received The Daily Record’s 2016 Leadership in Law award. Eric N. Schloss, J.D. ’94, joined the Law Offices of Lee Saltzberg in Towson in December 2015. He practices personal injury law in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. David J. Shuster, J.D. ’94, managing principal at Kramon & Graham in Baltimore, was recognized by Maryland Super Lawyers 2016. The Hon. William M. Dunn, J.D. ’95, was appointed to the Baltimore City District Court in January 2016. Heidi Levine, J.D. ’95, has joined Sidley Austin’s products liability practice as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Darren M. Margolis, J.D. ’95, and Carrie Rich in August 2015 welcomed a son, Hayden David Margolis. The Hon. Kimberly C. McBride, J.D. ’95, has worked as a family magistrate for the Baltimore City Circuit Court since 2010. Tonja M. Gaskins, J.D. ’96, senior staff attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Office of Trademark Quality Review and Training, was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in June 2015. Gerald W. Kelly Jr., J.D. ’96, a partner at Kelly|Dorsey in Columbia, received the 2016 Lee A. Caplan Maryland Pro Bono Service Award at the Maryland State Bar Association’s annual meeting in June 2016. The Hon. Stacy W. McCormack, J.D. ’96, was appointed to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in December 2015.

Grace H. Kraemer, J.D. ’97, was promoted in October 2015 to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.’s Office of the General Counsel Appeals Board in Washington, D.C. She was previously an attorney for the corporation’s Regulatory Affairs Group. Brian L. Moffet, J.D. ’97, joined Miles & Stockbridge as a principal in the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Practice Group in October 2015. Heidi J. Gilmore, B.A. ’93, J.D. ’98, an attorney with Baird Mandalas Brockstedt in Lewes, Del., was listed in Delaware Today’s Top Lawyers 2015. Michele R. Harris, J.D. ’98, was named president of the Charles County Bar Association in March 2016. She runs the Law Offices of Michele R. Harris in La Plata. Pamela J. Zimlin, J.D. ’98, has been promoted to partner at Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld. She is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Bryon Bereano, J.D. ’99, was appointed to the Prince George’s County District Court in July 2016.

2000s Charles Blomquist, J.D. ’00, was selected in August 2015 to oversee the Criminal Strategies Unit at the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City. Blomquist, who has 10 years of experience as a homicide prosecutor, is a commander with the Maryland National Guard and has been deployed to combat three times. Patricia M. Muhammad, J.D. ’00, published a book review titled “’Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship and Exclusion’ by Brad K. Blitz” in International Social Science Review (2015). Amy E. Askew, J.D. ’01, a principal at Kramon & Graham in Baltimore, was listed in Maryland Super Lawyers 2016. Dale K. Cathell, J.D. ’01, a partner at DLA Piper in Baltimore, was named to The Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List. Fall 2016 | 27 |

notes Heidi Kenny-Berman, J.D. ’01, of the Kenny Law Group in Cockeysville, was named one of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women of 2016. Tiffany P. Robinson, J.D. ’01, was named deputy chief of staff by Gov. Larry Hogan. She was previously an assistant secretary in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the director of the Community Development Administration. Paul D. Rose Jr., J.D. ’01, was one of three attorneys elected partner at Miles & Stockbridge in January 2016. Hendrick “Briggs” Bedigian, J.D. ’02, was inducted in August 2015 into the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of U.S. plaintiff trial lawyers. Bedigian, a founding partner of Gilman & Bedigian in Timonium, reports that he is the first graduate of a Maryland law school to be inducted into the group.

Michelle A. Brady, J.D. ’04, joined the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights as deputy chief of the Rule of Law Unit in September 2015. She is based in Warsaw. Taylor Gray, J.D. ’04, vice president of development for The Cordish Cos., was named to the Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list in 2015. Natalie L. Grossman, J.D. ’04, director of senior legal services at the Bar Association of Baltimore City, was among The Daily Record’s 2015 Leading Women. Gretchen A. Rogers, MBA ’04, J.D. ’04, has been named a partner at Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby. She is based in the firm’s Gaithersburg office. Laurie M. Wasserman, J.D. ’04, has joined Offit Kurman as a principal in the Family Law practice area in the firm’s Baltimore office. Wasserman was also among The Daily Record’s 2015 Leading Women. Brett S. Lininger, J.D. ’05, a principal at Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore, was appointed to the University of Baltimore Foundation board in July 2015.

Geoffrey “Geoff” Hengerer, J.D. ’02, deputy legal counsel in the Office of the Governor of Maryland, was named to The Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List.

Julia S. Oaten, J.D. ’05, returned to Annapolis in December 2015 after practicing consumer bankruptcy in Honolulu for seven years.

Dennis M. Robinson Jr., J.D. ’02, a partner at Whiteford Taylor Preston in Baltimore, received The Daily Record’s 2015 Leadership in Law award.

André Walters, J.D. ’05, launched Yuno, an e-commerce website, in August 2015.

Anirban Basu, J.D. ’03, chairman and CEO of the Sage Policy Group, a Baltimore-based economic and policy consulting firm, was named to The Daily Record’s 2016 list of Influential Marylanders. Gregory J. Faherty, J.D. ’03, joined BankUnited as director of operations in June 2016 and is responsible for managing and expanding the company’s infrastructure. Cylia E. Lowe-Smith, J.D. ’03, president of the Junior League of Baltimore, was named one of The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women of 2016.

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Sheena Gill, J.D. ’06, vice president and general counsel for C2 Technologies in Vienna, Va., was named to the Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list of business leaders in 2016. Barrett R. King, J.D. ’06, was named president of the board of directors of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland in July 2016. He succeeds Kelly Powers, J.D. ’06. King, who practices with King Hall in Ellicott City, is the first man to serve as president of the board in the center’s 45-year history. Christopher W. Roberts, J.D. ’06, was named a principal at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda in January 2016.

Taren Stanton Butcher, J.D. ’07, associate general counsel at Allegis Group in Baltimore, was among The Daily Record’s 2015 Leading Women.

David E. Bauer, J.D. ’10, joined Hyundai Motor Co. as manager of government affairs in the Washington, D.C., office in September 2015.

Maureen Lanigan Howarth, J.D. ’07, was hired as the Worcester County attorney in September 2015.

Rebecca J. Coleman, J.D. ’10, joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., as an enforcement attorney in May 2016.

Kathleen McClernan-Walz, J.D. ’07, president of the St. Mary’s County Bar Association, received The Daily Record’s 2016 Generation J.D. Award, which honors up-and-coming attorneys.

Stephen M. Cornelius, J.D. ’10, was promoted from associate to supervising attorney at Eccleston & Wolf in Hanover in January 2016.

Christine B. Conyers, J.D. ’08, joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in September 2014 as an attorney advisor and a deputy ethics official.

Melissa E. Goldmeier, J.D. ’10, assistant county solicitor (litigation) at the Howard County Office of Law, was named to The Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List.

Kemp W. Hammond, J.D. ’08, was hired in August 2015 as an assistant county attorney with the Anne Arundel County Office of Law.

Brian W. Hammock, J.D. ’10, resident vice president at CSX Transportation, was named to The Daily Record’s 2015 List of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs.

Ryan A. Mitchell, J.D. ’08, an associate at Kramon & Graham in Baltimore, was listed in Maryland Super Lawyers 2016. Katherine M. “Katie” Simpson, J.D. ’08, is the author of Financial Inclusion & Consumer Empowerment: US and EU Legislation & International Soft Law (2015). Joanna L. Diamond, J.D. ’09, vice president of external relations at Planned Parenthood of Maryland, was named to The Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List. Alexandra Hughes, J.D. ’09, of the Office of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, was named to The Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List. Wendy Parcells Marshall, J.D. ’09, was hired in November 2015 as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Access Board in Washington, D.C. The agency promotes equality for people with disabilities. Matthew J. Youssef, J.D. ’09, an associate with Niles, Barton & Wilmer in Baltimore, was named to The Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List.

2010s Heather Welch Arbogast, J.D. ’10, an associate with McGuireWoods in Baltimore, was named to The Daily Record’s 2016 VIP List.

Benjamin Meredith, J.D. ’10, an associate with Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan in Pasadena, received The Daily Record’s 2016 Generation J.D. Award, which honors up-andcoming attorneys. Myshala E. Middleton, J.D. ’10, an assistant attorney general in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, was among The Daily Record’s 2015 Leading Women. James R. Osborne III, J.D. ’10, in June 2015 was named general counsel at Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, an architectural and engineering firm based in Sparks. Jessica E. Zadjura, J.D. ’10, accepted a position in February 2016 as an associate in Cordell & Cordell’s Baltimore office. Courtney K. Brust, J.D. ’11, joined Ober|Kaler in May 2016 as an associate in the Estates and Trusts Group. Kimberly Owusukoko, J.D. ’11, associate director in the Office of Federal and Regional Affairs at the Executive Office of (Washington, D.C.) Mayor Muriel Bowser, married Eric Afoakwah in August 2015. Matthew M. “Matt” White, J.D. ’11, was elected in December 2015 as the Northern Virginia region’s representative with the Real Property Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Zainab Alkebsi, J.D. ’12, policy counsel for the National Association of the Deaf, was among 13 members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association sworn in to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in April 2016. Emily C. Rogers, J.D. ’12, UB’s assistant director of law career development, was named to The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties list for 2016. Brian C. Thompson, J.D. ’12, was appointed assistant general counsel at UMBC in January 2016. Adam Konstas, J.D. ’13, an associate with Pessin Katz Law, was named to The Daily Record’s 20 in Their Twenties list for 2016. Ebony M. Thompson, J.D. ’13, an associate at Venable in Baltimore, received The Daily Record’s 2016 Generation J.D. Award, which honors up-andcoming attorneys. Kira E. Zuber, J.D. ’14, joined Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher in Upper Marlboro in January 2016 as an associate. Tim J. Gilbert, J.D. ’15, joined the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office in March 2016 as an assistant state’s attorney.

faculty publications Books JOHN BESSLER Professor Bessler is the editor of Against the Death Penalty, written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (Brookings Institution Press, 2016). Bessler wrote the introduction to the book, which is the text of Justice Breyer’s dissent in Glossip v. Gross, a case involving an unsuccessful challenge to Oklahoma’s use of a lethal-injection drug that permits prisoners to feel severe pain.

Articles, Chapters & Reports JOSÉ ANDERSON Professor Anderson’s article “From Fugitives to Ferguson: Repairing Historical and Structural Defects in Legally Sanctioned Use of Deadly Force” was published in 49 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 63 (2015). JOHN BESSLER Professor Bessler’s chapter “Beccaria in America: How the Italian Enlightenment Shaped American Law” appeared in Alle radici del diritto penale moderno: l’illuminismo giuridico di Cesare Beccaria di fronte al potere di punire (Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2015). Bessler contributed a chapter, “Cesare Beccaria et les débuts de la reforme pénale américaine,” to Cesare Beccaria, la controverse pénale (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015). J. AMY DILLARD Professor Dillard published Fairfax County Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission, Report to Board of Supervisors (2015). Dillard’s article “Foster v. Chatman: A Stark Example of How Prosecutors Evade Batson” appeared in Casetext (Nov. 6, 2015). GREGORY DOLIN Professor Dolin published a review of James Mohr’s Licensed to Practice: The Supreme Court Defines the American Medical Profession in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal (2015). Dolin and Professor NATALIE RAM published “One Model of Collaborative Learning for Medical and Law Students at the University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University” in 18 American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 237 (2016).

DANIEL HATCHER Professor Hatcher published The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens (NYU Press, 2016).

ERIC EASTON Professor Easton published an entry, “Privacy Protection Act,” in the Privacy Rights in the Digital Age encyclopedia (2016).

F. MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law Higginbotham published the fourth edition of his textbook Race Law: Cases, Commentary, and Questions (2015).

ELIZABETH KEYES Professor Keyes’s article “Deferred Action: Considering What Is Lost” was published in 55 Washburn Law Journal 129 (2015).

DIONNE KOLLER Professor Koller’s article “Sports, Doping, and the Regulatory ’Tipping Point’” appeared in 26 Marquette Sports Law Review 181 (2015). Koller published “Team Physicians, Sports Medicine, and the Law: An Update” in 35 Clinics in Sports Medicine 245 (2016). ROBERT LANDE Venable Professor of Law Lande’s article “Class Warfare: Why Antitrust Class Actions Are Essential for Compensation and Deterrence” appeared in 30 Antitrust 81 (2016). KENNETH LASSON Professor Lasson contributed a chapter, “Holocaust Denial in North America,” to Antisemitism in North America (2016). MATTHEW LINDSAY Professor Lindsay published “Disaggregating ’Immigration Law’” in 68 Florida Law Review 181 (2016). JAMES MAXEINER Professor Maxeiner’s chapter “Importance of legal reform in the method of the rule of law in Taiwan” appeared in Legal Reform, Vol. 1 (Shandong People’s Publishing House, 2015). NANCY MODESITT Professor Modesitt’s article “Causation in Whistleblowing Claims” appeared in 50 University of Richmond Law Review 1193 (2016). JANE MURPHY Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law Murphy and co-author Jana Singer contributed an article, “Moving Family Dispute Resolution from the Court System to the Community,” to 75 Maryland Law Review 11 (2016). CHRISTOPHER PETERS Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Peters’s article “What Are Constitutional Rights For? The Case of the Second Amendment” was published in 68 Oklahoma Law Review 433 (2016). NATALIE RAM Professor Ram published a book review, “Body Banking from the Bench to the Bedside,” in 129 Harvard Law Review 491 (2015). Ram’s review of Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA appeared in 3 Journal of Law and the Biosciences 10 (2016).

ROBERT RUBINSON Dean Gilbert A. Holmes Professor of Clinical Theory and Practice Rubinson’s article “Of Grids and Gatekeepers: The Socioeconomics of Mediation” appeared in 17 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution 873 (2016). MORTIMER SELLERS Professor Sellers published “Law, Reason, and Emotion” in 101 Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 71 (2015). Sellers’s article “Niccolò Machiavelli: The Father of Modern Constitutionalism” appeared in 28 Ratio Juris 216 (2015). Sellers contributed “What Is the Rule of Law and Why Is It So Important?” to Democracy and the Rule of Law in the European Union: Essays in Honor of Jaap W. de Zwaan (2016). LISA SPARKS Practitioner-in-residence Sparks, B.A. ’04, J.D. ’07, published “The Surety’s Exposure for Wages and Related Liabilities” in the proceedings of the 26th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference (2015). BYRON WARNKEN Professor Warnken, J.D. ’77, published the 2013-2015 supplement to his Maryland Criminal Procedure, a threevolume treatise originally published in 2013.

faculty activities Professor JOSÉ ANDERSON was a frequent source for reporters covering the trials of the Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Anderson spoke with The Washington Post on July 27, 2016, after Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped all charges against the officers yet to be tried in the case. Anderson said Mosby may “ultimately be credited with saving Baltimore City” from further unrest after Gray’s death in police custody in April 2015. Anderson contributed an op-ed, “Voting Rights in Blackand-White,” to The AFRO on Aug. 3, 2016. Fall 2016 | 29 |

notes Professor BARBARA BABB was named editor in chief of Family Court Review, a peerreviewed journal published by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Babb was the opening keynote speaker on Feb. 19, 2016, at the California chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’ annual meeting in San Francisco. Professor JOHN BESSLER gave the keynote address on June 20, 2016, at the Oslo International Symposium on Capital Punishment, part of the Sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty. Bessler’s talk was titled “Should the Death Penalty Be Categorized as Torture?” Professor FRED BROWN contributed an op-ed, “Trump’s tax plan is ’with you’ if you’re rich,” to The Baltimore Sun on Aug. 4, 2016. Professor J. AMY DILLARD was quoted frequently in print and radio reports about the trial of William Porter, the first Baltimore police officer to be tried in connection with Freddie Gray’s arrest and death. Dillard, who served as an expert source for The Baltimore Sun, also took part in The Sun’s “Roughly Speaking” podcast with Dan Rodricks and provided commentary on WYPRFM’s “Midday” program. Professor GREGORY DOLIN was a panelist at an Aug. 27, 2015, forum titled “Was Ronald Reagan Right?” The event was sponsored by the American Conservative Union’s Center for Statesmanship and Diplomacy. On March 20, 2016, Dolin spoke at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry about the legal implications of sexual relations between elderly people who may be suffering from dementia. Professor ERIC EASTON organized a November 2015 visit by 20 judges from the People’s Intermediate Court of Nanjing, China. The judges spent two weeks at the law school studying the Fourth Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule.

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Easton was quoted in a Jan. 6, 2016, USA Today story about defamation lawsuits filed by two major league baseball players against Al Jazeera America over a documentary that linked them to performanceenhancing drugs.

urged the removal from Baltimore of a statue of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. To venerate Confederate leaders is to ignore their defense of slavery, “the greatest evil ever perpetrated on this continent,” Grossman wrote.

Professor GARRETT EPPS, the Supreme Court correspondent for The Atlantic, wrote dozens of columns for the magazine in the 2015-16 academic year. An archive of his work can be found at garrett-epps.

Professor CASSANDRA JONES HAVARD spoke on WYPR-FM’s “Midday” program on Feb. 10, 2016, about the roughly 40 percent of Baltimore households that are “unbanked” or “underbanked” and that must therefore resort to using highfee check-cashing outlets and payday loans.

Professor MICHELLE EWERT spoke March 31, 2016, at Harvard Law School about her article “One Strike and You’re Out of Public Housing: How the Intersection of the War on Drugs and Federal Housing Policy Violates Due Process and Fair Housing Principles.” Ewert took part in a panel on mass incarceration sponsored by the Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice. Professor WENDY GERZOG received a five-page tribute in the Jan. 25, 2016, issue of Tax Notes on the occasion of her retirement. Fourteen colleagues from across the country contributed testimonials to Gerzog, who published more than 200 articles in Tax Notes during her career. On April 7, 2016, Venable Professor of Law MICHELE GILMAN was a guest on the Keeping Democracy Alive podcast, where she spoke about the impact of recent Supreme Court opinions on economic inequality. Gilman wrote two related online articles for The Conversation, “How the Supreme Court Made Economic Inequality a Whole Lot Worse” (March 30, 2016) and “How Limiting Women’s Access to Birth Control and Abortions Hurts the Economy” (April 28, 2016). Professor NIENKE GROSSMAN spoke in Geneva on Nov. 6, 2015, before the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. She discussed her scholarship about women judges in international courts. Dean Julius Isaacson Professor of Law STEVEN GROSSMAN contributed an op-ed on Jan. 20, 2016, to The Baltimore Sun, “Monuments should reflect today’s thinking,” in which he

On Dec. 10, 2015, Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law F. MICHAEL HIGGINBOTHAM and student MATTHEW BRADFORD contributed an op-ed, “Racial diversity: a worthwhile goal,” to The Baltimore Sun. Higginbotham and Professor DAVID JAROS discussed the mistrial in the case of William Porter, the first Baltimore police officer tried in connection with Freddie Gray’s arrest and death, on Dec. 18, 2015, on WYPR-FM’s “Maryland Morning” program. Professor DAVID JAROS closely followed the trials of four Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the April 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray and was a frequent commentator in local, national and international media outlets, including The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Atlantic, NPR, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. and RT America, part of the Moscow-based RT media network. Professor ELIZABETH KEYES, the director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, appeared on WMAR-TV, the local ABC affiliate, on Nov. 17, 2015, to discuss Gov. Larry Hogan’s request that the federal government halt the settlement of Syrian refugees in Maryland. On Dec. 26, 2015, Keyes took part in an NPR program, “A Closer Look at Obama Administration’s Controversial Deportation Plans.” Professor DIONNE KOLLER published an online article, “Women’s Soccer Shows How Far We’ve Come Since Title IX — and What Battles Remain,” on April 8, 2016, in The Conversation. Koller contributed an op-ed to The New York Times on June 16, 2016. In “An Olympic Antidoping Champion,” Koller urged the

International Olympic Committee to allow Russian track athlete Yuliya Stepanova to compete in the Rio Summer Games even though she was no longer on the Russian team. In the wake of the Russian doping scandal, Koller contributed an article, “Five Ring Fraud,” to U.S. News & World Report on July 20, 2016, that called on the leaders of international sport to overhaul their governance structures and rules to promote “clean, authentic” competition. Professor KENNETH LASSON published an op-ed, “Journalistic Ethics and Mideast Reporting,” on Dec. 23, 2015, as part of the “Flashpoint” feature on the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy’s website. Lasson’s op-ed “Holy wars and hot dogs: Religious squabbling in the booming business of kosher sausages” ran in The Jerusalem Post on April 20, 2016. Wrote Lasson: “It is a subject of some fascination that many Orthodox Jews wouldn’t touch a Hebrew National hot dog with a 10-foot skewer.” Professor JAIME LEE, director of the Community Development Clinic, was quoted in an article in the Nov. 1, 2015, Baltimore Sun, “Baltimore Housing Authority eliminated its Inspector General.” Lee discussed the impropriety of shifting inspector general functions to the agency’s in-house counsel’s office. Lee testified May 12, 2016, before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. Lee spoke about Congress’ obligation to uphold constitutional values in privatized public housing and noted that these rights are at risk due to weak enforcement and monitoring. In an Oct. 9, 2015, article in The Daily Record, “Baltimore City District Court launches veterans treatment docket,” Professor HUGH MCCLEAN, director of The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic, discussed studentattorneys’ role in the creation of a docket for veterans at the Eastside District Court. Studentattorneys also have helped to recruit and train volunteers for the docket’s mentor program. DLA Piper Professor of Law MICHAEL MEYERSON contributed an April 13, 2016, online op-ed,

“Closed schools, open minds,” to The Washington Post about school holidays and religious pluralism. An online article by Professor NANCY MODESITT, “Could Knowing How Much Your Coworker Earns Help Close the Gender Pay Gap?” appeared in The Conversation on May 1, 2016. Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law JANE MURPHY contributed “Giving Low-Income Parents a Better Alternative to Family Court” (Nov. 4, 2015) to the Urban Matters blog, which is published by the Center for New York City Affairs. Murphy was among the honorees at the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s 25th anniversary celebration, held Nov. 14, 2015, at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship CHRISTOPHER PETERS contributed an op-ed, “Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis Is No Martin Luther King Jr.,” to The AFRO on Sept. 16, 2015. Peters spoke April 29, 2016, at a conference about the future of legal scholarship that was cosponsored by the Journal of Legal Education and the Northeastern University School of Law. Professor COLIN STARGER, the creator of the Supreme Court Mapping Project, joined forces with the Free Law Project in 2015 to build a web-based version of his mapping software that allows users to create their

own visualizations of Supreme Court doctrine as it has evolved. The mapping project has been incorporated into the Free Law Project’s CourtListener platform. The National Law Journal published a feature story on March 23, 2016, about Starger’s opinion-mapping software. The article was written by MARCIA COYLE, J.D. ’86, the magazine’s chief Washington correspondent. Professor CHARLES TIEFER continues to write a regular column for that focuses on government contracting, the Pentagon and Congress. An archive of his columns can be found at www. Dean RONALD WEICH delivered a lecture, “Same-Sex Marriage: How a Political Poison Pill Became a Federal Constitutional Right,” on Nov. 10, 2015, as part of the John Marshall Harlan Lecture Series at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. Weich contributed an op-ed to The Baltimore Sun, “What constitutes ’justice’ for Freddie Gray?” The article appeared in the print paper on Nov. 29, 2015, the day before the first trial began in the Gray case. With Marc Schindler, executive director of the Justice Policy Institute, Weich contributed a March 16, 2016, online op-ed to The Washington Post, “Strengthen the Justice Reinvestment Act by repealing Maryland’s mandatory sentencing laws.”

law library DAVID MATCHEN, the law library’s circulation/reference librarian, won the American Association of Law Libraries’ 2016 Spectrum Article of the Year Award for “Faced with Crisis: The Importance of Establishing a Comprehensive Crisis Management Plan,” which he co-wrote with Jason Hawkins, a research librarian at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Law librarian BOB POOL retired in November 2015 after 41 years at the University of Baltimore. Pool, who began work as a librarian in the Langsdale Library in 1974 and moved to the law library in 1991, is remembered for his indefatigable good humor and encyclopedic knowledge of all things UB. ADEEN POSTAR, the director of the law library, published a review of Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights in 108 Law Library Journal 135 (2016). Postar’s post “Building a Virtual Law Library on a Shoestring” was published Feb. 1, 2016, in the section of the Hein Online blog titled “Trends Interactive: A Dialog on Law Libraries and Technology.”

staff CLAUDIA DIAMOND, J.D. ’95, the law school’s director of academic support, and Isabell May, assistant director of writing services at UB’s Achievement and Learning Center, received UB’s “Outstanding Collaborative Program” award in June 2016 for their work to create the Legal Writing Center. D. JILL GREEN, J.D. ’94, assistant dean for law career development, contributed a column to The Daily Record on May 27, 2016. In “A grant that can make a difference,” Green discussed the Baltimore Bar Foundation and the work made possible by its annual grants to local organizations devoted to improving the administration of justice and increasing access to justice for disenfranchised people. An article by CATHERINE MOORE, coordinator of international law programs, and Felicity Gerry of Australia’s Charles Darwin University, “A Slippery and Inconsistent Slope: How Cambodia’s Draft Cybercrime Law Exposed the Dangerous Drift Away from International Human Rights Standards,” appeared in 31 Computer Law & Security Review 628 (2015). With Tarsila Talarico, LL.M. ’11, Moore published “Inclusion to Exclusion: Women in Syria” in 30 Emory International Law Review 213 (2015).

in memoriam Harry Aycock, J.D. ’75

Jacqueline E. Dawson, J.D. ’77

John L. Beam, J.D. ’62

Marvin Ellin, LL.B. ’53

Edward A. Johnston, B.S. ’42, B.S. ’47, LL.B. ’49, LL.M. ’57

Charles A. Bock Jr., LL.B. ’64

The Hon. Raymond M. Faby, LL.B. ’60

Robert E. Joy, J.D. ’59

Alex Bognar, J.D. ’88 Thomas J. Bracken, LL.B. ’60 Errin Britt, J.D. ’12 Dr. Charles E. Brooks, J.D. ’64 H. Stafford Bullen Jr., LL.B. ’65 Newland H. Bush, LL.B. ’67 The Hon. Charles A. Chiapparelli, J.D. ’70

Harvey C. Jones II, J.D. ’54

Charles “Vic” McFarland, LL.B. ’54 C. Frederick Muhl, J.D. ’67 John A. Nolet, J.D. ’90 Paul S. Podolak, LL.B. ’63

James F. Farmer, J.D. ’78

Thomas W. Kearns, J.D. ’97

Capt. Frank J. Flyntz, J.D. ’80

Howard W. Kolscher, LL.B. ’63

Col. Wesley W. Ford, J.D. ’61

Michael J. Kovach, J.D. ’73

Donald G. Scott, J.D. ’97

Guy A. Kunkel, LL.B. ’50

Dr. Arthur S. Seidman, J.D. ’52

Frank J. Lastner, J.D. ’73

Jonathan H. Shoup, J.D. ’75

Linda Thater Layton, J.D. ’84

Richard A. Somerville, J.D. ’75

Samuel M. Learned Jr., J.D. ’73

David M. Speer, J.D. ’81

Deidre W. Lee, J.D. ’80

William A. Swisher, LL.B. ’59

George A. Friedel, J.D. ’63 Harvey D. Gold, LL.B. ’62, M.S. ’78 Judy-Lynn Goldenberg, J.D. ’82 James G. Gore Jr., J.D. ’83

The Hon. Frank E. Cicone, LL.B. ’56

Harry S. Groton Jr., J.D. ’80

The Hon. Jerome F. Connell Sr., A.A. ’56, LL.B. ’58

Helen Ann Welsh Hardy, J.D. ’91

Brian T. Cosgrove, J.D. ’06

Elizabeth L. Jackson, J.D. ’03

Samuel A. Culotta, LL.B. ’50

Lt. Col. Duke D. Johnston, J.D. ’79

Byron B. Hertslet, LL.B. ’69

Arthur M. Love III, B.A. ’71, J.D. ’82 James F. Maher, J.D. ’68 Martha S. Mason, J.D. ’02 The Hon. James D. McCarthy Jr., J.D. ’68

Francis P. Rooney Sr., J.D. ’70

J. Edward Thomas Jr., LL.B. ’64 A. Andrew Tignanelli, J.D. ’63 Robert M. Wheeler, J.D. ’62 Louis H. White, J.D. ’61 Fall 2016 | 31 |

in closing  By Daniel Hatcher


n a report paid for by Maryland’s

ing only foster children. States, in partner-

Department of Human Resources, a

ship with private companies, have created a

company described foster children as

vast “poverty industry” that uses vulnerable

a “revenue generating mechanism.”

populations to maximize revenue.

The company, MAXIMUS Inc., was

Take Texas. The state used sleight-of-hand

ultimately hired by the state agency to help

schemes to appropriate federal Medicaid

increase the number of foster children de-

funds intended to help low-income individ-

termined to be disabled and to find children

uals, then rerouted $1.7 billion of the money

whose parents are dead. The state does

to general state coffers over a five-year peri-

not seek to provide more help to disabled

od. And then there’s New Jersey, which hired

or orphaned children — instead it aims to

a revenue contractor to help increase claims

take their disability and survivor benefits to

for school-based federal Medicaid funds on

replenish state coffers.

behalf of poor, disabled schoolchildren. The

It doesn’t stop there. The Maryland agen-

purpose of the federal aid is to help schools

cy drafted a regulation that stipulated it

provide services for the children’s special-

would obtain “all of the child’s resources,”

education needs. However, New Jersey is

including the child’s own benefits, insur-

sending more than 80 percent of the funds

ance, cash assets, trust accounts and even

to its general coffers for other state use —

the child’s earnings. Moreover, the agency

taking tens of millions in federal aid from

will take VA benefits if a child’s parent or

schoolchildren every year.

parents died while serving in the military.

Other revenue-enhancing schemes

The practice of stripping foster children

include the practice by some nursing homes

of the few assets they have is not restricted

and juvenile facilities of sedating residents

to Maryland. Nationwide, states that have

with psychotropic medications to reduce

been unwilling to raise sufficient revenue

staffing costs — and to increase profits.

through general taxation are looking for

Pharmaceutical companies have faced

money wherever they can find it. We have

charges of encouraging such actions via

now reached the point where foster-care

illegal marketing.

agencies are taking resources from the

Even courts are involved, as counties

abused and neglected children in their care.

and court systems hire companies to mine

And cash-strapped states are not target-

the poor for funds in modern-day debtors’

Nationwide, states that have been unwilling to raise sufficient revenue through general taxation are looking for money wherever they can find it. We have now reached the point where fostercare agencies are taking resources from the abused and neglected children in their care. | 32 | Baltimore Law

prisons. First, impoverished defendants are saddled with fines that they have no hope of paying. Then the courts hire private collections agencies, probation companies and firms that manufacture electronic monitoring devices, all of which tack on fees for the defendants to pay. And if these defendants can’t pay? An Alabama judge told poor litigants that they must sell their blood to pay court fines or face time in jail. Poor debtors in Mississippi have been forced into penal farms to work off court fines at a rate of $58 a day. To be clear, my criticism of these practices does not equal support for arguments to cut government aid. To the contrary, state human-service agencies are underfunded and increased assistance for children and the poor is needed. The fact that the poverty industry is misusing aid funds does not mean the funding should be cut. It means we need to stop the misuse of the funds. States and human-service agencies that exist to serve vulnerable children and adults must stay true to their mission. When the poverty industry places the goal of maximizing revenue and profit over serving those in need, the vulnerable are harmed — and that hurts us all. We need to remember that we are all vulnerable. We’re all interconnected and depend on each other and on the government institutions that are supposed to serve us. When a foster child in West Baltimore is harmed, when that child then has a harder time when he ages out of foster care and is thus more likely to wind up homeless — and more likely to be incarcerated — we all pay the costs.

Daniel Hatcher

co-directs the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic and is the author of The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens (NYU Press, 2016).

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