A.J. Bellido de Luna ‘04, managing director of the Clinical Law Program, was elected chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s (MSBA) Section Council on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. He will also receive the Outstanding Law Faculty Award of the Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) at its annual reception, next month in Baltimore.
The MSBA’s Section on Legal Education recommends to the Association and implements measures to improve legal education and inculcate among students professional ethics and morals appropriate to applicants seeking admission to the Bar.
HPRP is a nonprofit organization that provides legal services and systemic advocacy on behalf of the homeless. The Outstanding Law Faculty Award is given to a law professor “who has demonstrated a commitment to social justice, promoted HPRP’s pro bono opportunities within a law school and recruited law students to participate in such efforts.”
In addition to managing the school’s nationally ranked Clinical Law Program, Bellido de Luna is an instructor in the General Practice Clinic. He is also head coach of Maryland Carey Law’s highly competitive National Trial Team.