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Services For The Judiciary

From court visits, to faculty scholarship, to our judicial clerkship program and our new journal highlighting the work of business and technology courts, the University of Maryland School of Law exposes students to every aspect of the judiciary. This achievement reflects the disciplined efforts of a superb faculty and staff, and exemplifies our continued commitment to excellence in legal education.

The School of Law fosters a culture that values the role of the judiciary in educating leaders in the law. As a consequence, more than one-quarter of our students enter judicial clerkships upon graduation.

A hallmark of legal education at the School of Law is the opportunity for students to integrate theory and practice through what may be the most extensive array of clinical, externship and fellowship opportunities in the country. They include:

Asper Fellowships

The School of Law’s Asper Fellowship Program provides opportunities for students to obtain credit for supervised law-related internships with public service organizations or state and federal judges.
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Clinical Law Program

Recognized as a national leader, our program offers students opportunities to represent clients in a wide variety of substantive practice areas. Each semester, over 20 faculty and 170 students provide more than 140,000 hours of free legal services to citizens and community groups throughout the Baltimore-Washington corridor.
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Court Visits

Each year, the School of Law invites several courts to hold hearings in its state-of-the-art Ceremonial Court Room. The educational goals for these visits are ambitious–integrating theory and practice; incorporating experiential learning in the law school curriculum; creating a reflective practice and learning environment; and strengthening the School’s partnership with the bench and bar.

Recent visiting courts have included:
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
• U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
• Maryland Court of Appeals

Distinguished Faculty

The School of Law’s partnership with the judiciary extends to the number of judges who teach courses as adjunct faculty and judicial instructors. They include:

  • The Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia (’74), a member of the Maryland Court of Appeals, teaches counseling and negotiation, and a seminar on judicial process.
  • The Honorable Albert J. Matricciani, Jr. (’73), of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, co-teaches the judicial process seminar with Judge Battaglia.
  • The Honorable Yolanda Curtin, Administrative Law Judge with the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings, teaches Legal Analysis, Writing and Research.
  • The Honorable André M. Davis (’78), Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, teaches criminal process and federal jurisdiction.
  • The Honorable John F. Fader II (’68), recently retired from the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, currently serves as a Senior Judicial Fellow. He teaches several courses, assists with the law school’s trial advocacy program, judges moot court competitions, and sits as a judge for trial teams.
  • The Honorable Paul W. Grimm, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, teaches pretrial civil litigation, the scientific evidence seminar and trial evidence.
  • The Honorable Joseph Murphy (’69), of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, teaches trial practice.

For assistance in recruiting judicial interns and clerkship candidates contact:

University of Maryland School of Law
Career Development Office
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1786
T: (410) 706-2080
F: (410) 706-0870

careerdv @ law.umaryland.edu


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