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Michael Millemann

Jacob A. France Professor of Public Interest Law

Phone: (410) 706-8340
Fax: (410) 706-5856
mmillemann @ law.umaryland.edu

Office: 338

BA, 1966, Dartmouth College
JD, 1969, Georgetown University

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Professor Millemann began his legal career as a legal services attorney. He served as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow in the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau from 1969 to 1971. For the next two years he was chief attorney in Legal Aid East, Baltimore City and supervisor of the law school's Legal Aid Clinic. During this time, Professor Millemann founded the Legal Aid Bureau's Prisoner Assistance Project and worked as a staff attorney for the National Prison Project. During 1973 he was deputy director of the Multnomah County, Oregon Legal Aid Service. He returned to Maryland to teach full-time at the University of Maryland School of Law in 1974.

During 1979–81, Professor Millemann was chief general counsel and chief of the Civil Division of the Maryland Attorney General's Office, responsible for ultimately supervising the assistant attorneys general who practice civil law. Professor Millemann has been chairman of the Maryland State Bar Association's Judicial Nominations Committee. Professor Millemann was the first Secretary to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation and a longtime Board Member and chairman of the Correctional Reform Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. He has both published extensively and participated as an attorney in major constitutional litigation.


The New 1L: First Year Lawyering with Clients (2015) (with Eduardo Capulong, Sara K. Rankin, and Nantiya Ruan). [Abstract]

Book Chapters

An Agenda for Prisoner Rights Litigation, in 2 Prisoners' Rights Sourcebook (1980).

Due Process Behind the Walls, in Prisoners' Rights Sourcebook (1973).


Legal Education in Transition: Trends and Their Implications, 94 Nebraska Law Review 1 (2015) (with Sheldon Krantz). [Full Text]

Case Studies and the Classroom: Enriching the Study of Law Through Real Client Studies, 12 Univ. of Maryland Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class 219 (2012). [Full Text]

Limiting Death: Maryland's New Death Penalty Law, 70 Maryland Law Review 272 (2010). [Full Text]

Diversifying the Delivery of Legal Services to the Poor by Adding a Reduced Fee Private Attorney Component to the Predominantly Staff Model, Including Through a Judicare Program, 7 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class 227 (2007). [Full Text]

Setting an Agenda for the Future Delivery of Legal Services to the Poor in Maryland, 7 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class 215 (2007) (with others). [Full Text]

Using Actual Legal Work to Teach Legal Research and Writing, 4 Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors 10 (2007). [Full Text]

Teaching Legal Research and Writing with Actual Legal Work: Extending Clinical Education into the First Year, 12 Clinical Law Review 441 (2006) (with Steven D. Schwinn). [Full Text]

The State Due Process Justification for a Right to Counsel in Some Civil Cases, 15 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 733 (2006). [Full Text]

Preferring White Lives: The Racial Administration of the Death Penalty in Maryland, 5 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class 1 (2005) (with Gary Christopher). [Full Text]

Collateral Remedies in Criminal Cases in Maryland: An Assessment, 64 Maryland Law Review 968 (2005). [Full Text]

Institutional Barriers and Advantages in Reforming Professional Responsibility Curricula, 39 William & Mary Law Review 489 (1998).

Limited-Service Representation and Access to Justice: An Experiment, 11 American Journal of Family Law 1 (1997) (with others).

Rethinking the Full-Service Legal Representational Model: A Maryland Experiment, 30 Clearinghouse Review 1178 (1997) (with others).

Ethical Decisionmaking and Ethics Instruction in Clinical Law Practice, 3 Clinical Law Review 109 (1996) (with others). [Full Text]

Good Judgment: Ethics Teaching in Dark Times, 9 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 31 (1995) (with David Luban).

Mandatory Pro Bono In Civil Cases: A Partial Answer To The Right Question, 49 Maryland Law Review 18 (1990).

Capital Post-Conviction Petitioners' Right To Counsel: Integrating Access To Court Doctrine And Due Process Principles, 48 Maryland Law Review 455 (1989).

Preventive Law In Government Practice, 64 Denver University Law Review 443 (1988).

The Role of the Supreme Court: Judicial Activism or Self-Restraint?, 47 Maryland Law Review 155 (1988).

The Prisoners' Right to Stay Where He Is: State and Federal Transfer Compacts Run Afoul of Constitutional Due Process, 3 Capital University Law Review 223 (1974) (with others).

Protected Inmate Liberties: A Case for Judicial Responsibility, 53 Oregon Law Review 29 (1973).

Litigating an Affirmative Prisoners' Rights Action, 11 American Criminal Law Review 39 (1972) (with others).

Prison Disciplinary Hearings and Procedural Due Process - The Requirement of a Full Administrative Hearing, 31 Maryland Law Review 27 (1971), reprinted in Prisoners' Rights, PLI Course Handbook Series No. 46 (1972).

The Unconstitutionality of Prison Life, 55 Virginia Law Review 795 (1969) (with Philip J. Hirschkop).

Recent News featuring Michael Millemann

August 7, 2015

Michael Milleman of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "40 years later, ex-cop supports once-notorious felon's release" in The Baltimore Sun.

July 24, 2015

Michael Millemann of the School of Law was quoted in the Baltimore Sun story, "Legal activist Mike Millemann has spent his career striving to provide 'access to justice'," which was excerpted on MarylandReporter.com.

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