Visiting Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-3549
JD, with distinction, 1994, Stanford Law School
BA, with highest honors, 1991, Yale University
Leigh Goodmark is the Director of the Clinical Education and Family Law Clinic and Co-Director of the Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Professor Goodmark joined the faculty in 2003. Prior to joining the faculty, she directed the Children and Domestic Violence Project at the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law. She previously taught in the Families and the Law Clinic at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. She also practiced family law in the District of Columbia at Bread for the City and Zacchaeus Free Clinic, a holistic neighborhood service center, and was the recipient of a Skadden Arps Fellowship. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Professor Goodmark clerked for the Hon. Robert G. Doumar of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.
Professor Goodmark is the president of CLEA and president of the Board of Directors of the Women's Law Center of Maryland. From 2003—2005, she served on the Maryland State Bar Association Family Law Section Council. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Child Custody and the Editorial Review Panel of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ Juvenile and Family Court Journal. Professor Goodmark is a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia and California bars.
A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System (2012). [Abstract]
Transgender People, Intimate Partner Abuse, and the Legal System, 48 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Review 51 (2013). [Full Text]
Clinical Cognitive Dissonance: The Values and Goals of Domestic Violence Clinics, the Legal System, and the Students Caught in the Middle, 20 Journal of Law & Policy 301 (2012). [Full Text]
Autonomy Feminism: An Anti-Essentialist Critique of Mandatory Interventions in Domestic Violence Cases, 37 Florida State University Law Review 1 (2009). [Full Text]
Reframing Domestic Violence Law and Policy: An Anti-Essentialist Proposal, 31 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 39 (2009). [Full Text]
When Is a Battered Woman not a Battered Woman? When She Fights Back, 20 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 75 (2008). [Full Text]
Going Underground: The Ethics of Advising a Battered Woman Fleeing an Abusive Relationship, 75 UMKC Law Review 999 (2007). [Full Text]
The Punishment of Dixie Shanahan: Is There Justice for Battered Women Who Kill?, 55 University of Kansas Law Review 269 (2007). [Full Text]
Telling Stories, Saving Lives: The Battered Mothers' Testimony Project, Women's Narratives, and Court Reform, 37 Arizona State Law Journal 709 (2005). [Full Text]
Achieving Batterer Accountability in the Child Protection System, 93 Kentucky Law Journal 613 (2004-2005). [Full Text]
Law Is the Answer? Do We Know that for Sure?: Questioning the Efficacy of Legal Interventions for Battered Women, 23 Saint Louis University Public Law Review 7 (2004). [Full Text]
Deconstructing Teresa O'Brien: A Role Play for Domestic Violence, 23 Saint Louis University Public Law Review 253 (2004) (with Catherine F. Klein). [Full Text]
Parenting in the Face of Prejudice: The Need for Representation for Parents with Mental Illness, 36 Clearinghouse Review 295 (2002).
Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Potential for Gender Bias, Judges' Journal, Spring 2000, at 21.
From Property to Personhood: What the Legal System Should Do for Children in Family Violence Cases, 102 West Virginia Law Review 237 (1999). [Full Text]
Can Poverty Lawyers Play Well With Others? Including Legal Services in Integrated, School-Based Service Delivery Programs, 4 Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty 243 (1997). [Full Text]
Leigh Goodmark of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the Daily Record article, "Bill would limit shackling of pregnant inmates."