Maryland Carey Law welcomes two new professors to start the 2016-2017 academic year: Kevin Tu, associate professor of law, and Simon Canick, associate dean for law library and technology and law school professor.
“We are excited to welcome Kevin and Simon,” said Dean Donald Tobin, a nationally-recognized expert on tax law. “Their expertise will bring so much to the classroom—our students will learn a great deal from these scholars.”
Tu joins Maryland Carey Law’s growing Business Law Program, which recently launched a successful Business Fellowship Program designed to place law students and recent graduates in Baltimore-area businesses. Modeled after the judicial clerkship and internship experience, the Maryland Carey Law Business Fellowship Program offers fellows professional employment, mentoring, and a stipend with Baltimore-area businesses and organization.
Tu’s expertise comes at the intersection of business and technology, exploring issues such as the development of a coherent system of law and regulation for emerging payment systems like PayPal, mobile wallets, and other digital alternatives which are backed by traditional, U.S. government-issued currency, to innovators like Bitcoin and Litecoin, which aren’t.
Previously, Tu was on the faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Prior to academia, he honed his transactional and regulatory skills for five years in the Seattle, Wash., office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP after earning his JD at the University of Washington School of Law.
Associate Dean Canick comes to Maryland Carey Law from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was associate dean for information resources and professor of law. He has also previously worked for the University of Connecticut School of Law and Columbia Law School.
At Maryland Carey Law, he will oversee services, collections, and policies of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, the largest law library in the state, and coordinate technology initiatives, including media and IT services, and academic technologies for the school.
Canick’s expertise and professional interests include legal education, e-learning, educational technologies, open access, and the current and future role of academic law libraries.