Director, Public Interest Initiatives & FellowshipsPhone: (410) 706-2080
M. Teresa Schmiedeler currently serves as the Director of Public Interest Initiatives at the University of Maryland 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. Prior to her position at Maryland, Ms. Schmiedeler worked as the assistant director and public interest coordinator at a D.C. 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, Civil Justice Board of Directors, UMD President’s Outreach Council and serves as Faculty Advisor to the Maryland Public Interest Law Project (MPILP) law student organization.