Law School Professor EmeritusPhone: (410) 706-8390
BA, 1970, University of Maryland, College Park
JD, 1975, University of Baltimore
Prof. Deise is an Academic Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, a legal “think tank” dedicated to the cause of promoting access to the civil justice system through its programs, publications and research grants. In 2004 Prof. Deise was awarded the institute's prestigious Richard S. Jacobson Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy, a national award given annually to an outstanding law professor “who exemplifies the best attributes of the trial lawyer as teacher, mentor and advocate.” In addition, Prof. Deise received the University of Maryland School of Law Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
Before joining the law school, Prof. Deise was Chief Attorney of the Capital Defense Division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. He directs the law school's Criminal Defense Clinic where he and his students represent clients in both state and federal courts. Prof. Deise teaches Evidence, Trial Evidence, Criminal Law, Comparative Professional Responsibility (Scotland), Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy.
In addition, Prof. Deise is the former director of the University of Maryland School of Law's nationally ranked Trial Advocacy Program.
More than a "Quick Glimpse of the Life"?: The Relationship Between Victim Impact Evidence and Sentencing, 40 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 611 (2013) (with Raymond Paternoster). [Full Text]
The Heavy Thumb on the Scale: The Effect of Victim Impact Evidence on Capital Decision Making, 49 Criminology 129 (2011) (with Raymond Paternoster).
The Confrontation Clause and the Hearsay Rule: What Exceptions are Testimonial?, 40 University of Baltimore Law Forum 155 (2010) (with others).
Hearsay, Confrontation, and Forfeiture by Wrongdoing: Crawford v. Washington, a Reassessment of the Confrontation Clause, 35 University of Baltimore Law Forum 5 (2004) (with Paul Grimm).
Greater than the Sum of Its Parts: Integrating Trial Evidence and Advocacy, 7 Clinical Law Review 77 (2001) (with Alan D. Hornstein). [Full Text]
Ethical Decision Making and Ethics Instruction in Clinical Law Practice, 3 Clinical Law Review 1 (1996) (with others). [Full Text]