Leigh Goodmark is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Education at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Professor Goodmark teaches Family Law, supervises students representing clients in the Family Law Clinic, and co-directs the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism. Professor Goodmark’s recent publications include Autonomy Feminism: An Anti-Essentialist Critique of Mandatory Interventions in Domestic Violence Cases, 37 Florida State University Law Review 1 (2009); Reframing Domestic Violence Law and Policy: An Anti-Essentialist Proposal, 31 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 39 (2009); When is a Battered Woman Not a Battered Woman? When She Fights Back, 20 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 75 (2008); Going Underground: The Ethics of Advising a Battered Woman Fleeing an Abusive Relationship, 75 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 1001 (2007); The Punishment of Dixie Shanahan: Is There Justice for Battered Women Who Kill?, 55 Kansas Law Review 269 (2007); Telling Stories, Saving Lives: The Battered Mothers’ Testimony Project, Women’s Narratives, and Court Reform, 37 Arizona State University Law Journal 710 (2005); Achieving Batterer Accountability in the Child Protection System, 93 Kentucky Law Journal 613 (2004-05); and Law Is the Answer? Do We Know That For Sure?: Questioning the Efficacy of Legal Interventions for Battered Women, 23 St. Louis University Public Law Review 7 (2003). Her forthcoming book, A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System, will be published by New York University Press.
Professor Goodmark was named Professor of the Year by the University of Baltimore School of Law Student Bar Association in 2009 and by the Women’s Bar Association in 2007 and serves as faculty advisor to the Family Law Association and the Students Supporting the Women’s Law Center. Professor Goodmark also serves as the President of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland and the Vice President of the Clinical Legal Education Association. From 2000 to 2003, Professor Goodmark was the Director of the Children and Domestic Violence Project at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. Before joining the Center on Children and the Law, Professor Goodmark represented battered women and children in the District of Columbia in custody, visitation, child support, restraining order, and other civil matters. Professor Goodmark is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.