Managing Director, Clinical Law Program
and Clinical Instructor
BS, 2000, Johns Hopkins University, with honors
JD, 2004, University of Maryland School of Law
As Managing Director of the School of Law’s nationally recognized Clinical Law Program, A.J. Bellido de Luna is responsible for the day to day operations of the program, as well as for long-range planning and administrative functioning of the clinic. He also teaches the summer general practice clinic.
A 2004 graduate of the School of Law, Professor Bellido de Luna has remained active in the law school community, serving as a teaching fellow in the Program’s Community Justice Clinic and a Senior Law and Policy Analyst in the Center for Health and Homeland Security. He continues to assist the National Trial Team, preparing students for mock trial tournaments and serving as the coach while the team travels.
In addition to his law school involvement, Professor Bellido de Luna was a Lieutenant with the Howard County Maryland Department of Police from 1988 to 2007, serving as the Southern District Watch Commander, Communications Division Commander, and as Hispanic Community Initiative Coordinator, among others. He also established a civil and criminal litigation practice at the Law Offices of G. Russell Donaldson, specializing in individual rights.
Professor Bellido de Luna is admitted to the Maryland Bar and the Federal District Court of Maryland, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Howard County Inns of Court, Phi Delta Phi, and the American Association for Justice.
A.J. Bellido de Luna, managing director of the University of Maryland School of Law clinical law programs, is quoted in the Fox News Latino story "Thomas Perez is a Hero to Some, Liberal Hack to Others."