Bell's nomination for the honor by Dean Phoebe Haddon comes after 38 years of influential work on the bench, a lifelong commitment to civil rights, and a steadfast dedication to mentoring future lawyers.
“Judge Bell has made exceptional contributions to the development of law in Maryland, has acquired national eminence as a leader of the judiciary, and has a distinguished record of public service,” said Haddon. “He has been a wonderful friend to the law school, and a role model to generations of young lawyers.”
Bell will receive his degree at the University-wide commencement ceremony at 1st Mariner Arena at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.