As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of its nationally recognized Clinical Law Program, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has assembled a distinguished group of leading lawyers with experience in government, private practice, the judiciary, academia and clinical legal education to review the program’s strengths and suggest ways of building on them for the future.
“Pedagogy, skills development, student interest, faculty expertise, community needs and access to justice all play a critical role in our work,” said Professor Michael Pinard, director of the Clinical Law Program. “Forty years is a remarkable milestone. This group will help us reflect upon our work and provide insights that will help us as we look toward the future.”
Consistently ranked among the top 10 such programs nationally, the law school’s clinical program is one of the oldest in the country. It provides more than 110,000 hours of free legal services to individuals, families and communities in Maryland annually.
Randy A. Hertz, Committee Chair
Vice Dean, Professor of Clinical Law, Director of Clinical and Advocacy Programs,
New York University School of Law
The Honorable Harry Hughes
Former Governor of Maryland
Vice President & General Counsel, Howard University
Former State’s Attorney and Mayor of Baltimore City
Stephen H. Sachs
Parnter, Wilmer Hale
Former U.S. Attorney and Attorney General of Maryland
The Honorable Carol E. Smith
Associate Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court (ret.)
After the Committee issues its report early in 2014, the Clinical Law Program will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a spring conference that will focus on existing and future challenges in clinical legal education.