As the University of Maryland School of Law begins its academic year, the institution welcomes 298 highly qualified new students drawn from more than 4,000 applications. Fifty-six percent of the new students are from Maryland, with the remainder coming from 27 other states and 11 nations beyond the U.S., including China, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Kenya, Russia, South Korea and Uruguay.
"The School of Law's newest students have distinguished themselves academically, professionally, and in public service before even beginning their legal studies. We are very proud of this outstanding class," said Dean Phoebe Haddon. "Maryland has historically been a leader in attracting a diverse student population, and this year's class continues that legacy."
The incoming class of 225 day and 73 evening students includes 50 individuals who have already earned at least one graduate degree. Its members include teachers, members of the armed forces, broadcast and print journalists, an opera composer, a Baltimore City Police Detective, a doctor, and a professor of neurobiology, among other occupations.
Along with the incoming class, the School of Law also welcomes a dynamic group of visiting faculty members.
New Visiting Faculty
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Professor Cummings most recently was a Visiting Associate Professor at George Washington University School of Law, and was previously an Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law where she taught courses on legal ethics and criminal law.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Previously a Clinical Law Instructor for the Community Justice Clinic, Professor Maddox will continue to teach the Clinic and supervise its JustAdvice program.
Visiting Professor of Law
A 1975 UMDLaw graduate, Professor Richman has taught at the University of Toledo College of Law since 1976. He is published widely in the fields of jurisdiction, conflict of laws, and appellate court administration.
Visiting Law School Assistant Professor
A 1991 graduate of UMDLaw, Professor Rosenthal has served as Executive Director of the District Court of Marylandís Alternative Dispute Resolution Office since 2006.
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Thomas S. Ulen
Thomas S. Ulen, the Swanlund Chair and Director of the Illinois Program in Law and Economics at the University of Illinois College of Law, will join the School of Law Faculty as a Distinguished Visitor in 2010-11. As a scholar, Professor Ulen examines a variety of issues related to economics, legal scholarship, and legal education.