Director, Public Interest Initiatives & FellowshipsPhone: (410) 706-2080
M. Teresa Schmiedeler currently serves as the Director, Public Interest Initiatives & Fellowships at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Ms. Schmiedeler promotes community service and Pro Bono opportunities to all students and works closely with the Maryland Public Interest Law Project (MPILP) law student organization to raise funds for summer public interest fellowships. Ms. Schmiedeler directs the Public Interest Externship Workshop, advises students pursuing public interest careers, and oversees the administration of the UM Carey Law Public Interest Loan Repayment Program. Prior to her position at Maryland, Ms. Schmiedeler worked as a public interest career counselor at a DC law school and also practiced law for seven years as a Legal Aid attorney in Connecticut and Missouri. She is a member of the Maryland Pro Bono Coordinating Council, AALS Section on Pro Bono & Public Service Opportunities, Maryland State Bar Association, Delivery of Legal Services, NALP Public Service Committee, UMD Presidentís Outreach Council and serves as Faculty Advisor to the Maryland Public Interest Law Project(MPILP) law student organization.