Professor Michael Pappas, Judge Diane Leasure, and Clinic Managing Director A.J. Bellido de Luna ‘04 have been chosen by the UM Carey Law student body to receive the Student Bar Association’s (SBA) 2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty, Adjunct, and Staff Awards. The awards ceremony took place on April 16.
2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty Member
Professor Michael Pappas
Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Pappas joined UM Carey Law in 2012 and teaches in the Environmental Law Program. He is a member of the University System of Maryland’s (USM) Environmental Steering Committee, and helped organize February’s first-ever USM Environmental Summit. This semester, he is teaching Property and a new Environmental Law Seminar on Food, Farming, and Sustainability.
2013-2014 Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member
The Honorable Diane Leasure (Ret.)
Senior Judicial Fellow and Lecturer
Judge Leasure serves as faculty advisor to the school’s Moot Court Board, which recently finished as Overall Runner-Up at the National Criminal Procedure Tournament, in San Diego. This semester, she is teaching courses on Children and Divorce and Maryland State and County Administrative Law.
2013-2014 Outstanding Staff Member
A.J. Bellido de Luna ‘04
Managing Director, Clinical Law Program
In addition to managing the Clinical Law Program, Bellido de Luna teaches the Summer General Practice Clinic. He is the Program Director of the school’s National Trial Team, which won numerous awards this year, including first and second place finishes in the Washington D.C. region of the American Association for Justice’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Bellido de Luna is a UM Carey Law alumnus.