University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

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ADR Team Advisors and Coaches

Faculty Advisors

Toby Treem Guerin. Professor Guerin, Managing Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law (C-DRUM) and Clinical Law Instructor, has fifteen years of conflict resolution and mediation experience. Prof. Guerin co-instructs the Mediation Clinic and oversees the Alternative Dispute Resolution externship program. Prof. Guerin mediates in the court, state agency, and community mediation settings. She has received advanced mediation training in the topics of elder mediation, probate mediation, and facilitation of Individualized Education Plan meetings. She has also received training in facilitation, public dialogues, conflict management coaching for mediators, and on the role of an ombudsperson. She remains active in Maryland’s alternative dispute resolution and legal communities, having served in leadership positions with the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, and MD State Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution. Most recently, Ms. Guerin served as the primary author for the “Alternative Dispute Resolution Landscape: An Overview of ADR in the Maryland Court System,” a comprehensive overview of court-affiliated ADR programs in Maryland. Prof. Guerin routinely coaches teams in the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition and International Academy of Dispute Resolution Competition, where the ADR Team consistently gains recognition for excellence. Prof. Guerin graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and is a member of the Maryland Bar.

Barry Gogel. Professor Gogel is a private practitioner with Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC, who has taken part in litigation and negotiation of several cases leading to tens of millions of dollars in settlement per case. During his career, Prof. Gogel has represented a wide variety of individuals and businesses, ranging from large lending institutions and bankruptcy litigation trusts to professional athletes, politicians, artists and simple litigants. Prof. Gogel is a 1997 graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he graduated with top honors, served on the Moot Court Board and the Maryland Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues and earned the Cunningham Award for service to the Law School. Prof. Gogel clerked for Hon. Alan Wilner of the Maryland Court of Appeals and currently serves the Law School as a coach of its ADR Team. Married to television journalist Deborah Weiner, Prof. Gogel is the father of two.

Jay Knight. Professor Knight is a licensed attorney and mediator for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals’ ADR Division. In that capacity, Prof. Knight administers the Court’s Pre-Hearing Conference and Mediation Programs. Prof. Knight also mediates civil appellate cases, including contract, tort, estate, guardianship, foreclosure, real property, and domestic disputes. Prof. Knight came to the Court of Special Appeals from private practice where he specialized in domestic mediation for English- and Spanish-speaking clients and counseled small business clients on securities regulatory practice. For the last fourteen years, Prof. Knight has mediated for various circuit courts in Maryland, specializing in child access and domestic/financial property cases. While conducting mediations for the Circuit Courts, Prof. Knight specialized in regulated blue sky laws for Maryland and D.C. securities regulatory agencies. He also helped enforce federal securities laws for FINRA and managed the investigative and compliance departments for a private self-regulatory organization.

Coaches

Mary Biscoe-Hall Mary Biscoe-Hall currently serves as an Assistant State's Attorney for Baltimore City. While in law school, Mary competed in the International Academy of Dispute Resolution's mediation competition and the ABA Negotiation competition, where she and her partner became Regional Champions and placed third in the National Competition. Since graduating from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law in 2015, Mary has served as a coach for teams competing in mediation and negotiation competitions. In particular, she has assisted with coaching the INADR mediation competition team, as well as the Environmental Negotiation competition team.

Molly Boyd Molly Boyd currently serves as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Alison L. Asti on the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. During law school, Molly served as the ADR Team's Co-Competition Chair and participated in the International Academy of Dispute Resolution's mediation competition in both 2014 and 2016. Molly also served as a student attorney in the mediation clinic, which allowed her to gain further insight into being a successful mediator. Since graduating from University of Maryland Carey School of Law in 2016, Molly has served as a coach in mediation competitions and helped lead the ADR Team to victory in the INADR Competition in the fall of 2016.

Joshua Chazen Joshua Chazen is an attorney licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr. Chazen graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Mr. Chazen served as Fall Competitions Chair for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team. As a first-year law student, Mr. Chazen and his competition partner, Claire Costantino, teamed up to win the 2012 University of Maryland School of Law Negotiation Competition. In 2013, after representing the team as an alternate during the 2012 ABA Negotiation Regional Competition, Mr. Chazen (again teaming up with Ms. Costantino) captured Maryland Law’s first ever ABA Negotiation Regional Championship. Thanks to this victory, Mr. Chazen travelled to Chicago to compete in the 2014 ABA Negotiation National Competition, marking the first time a team from Carey Law competed in the National Finals of this prestigious negotiation competition. Due to this success and commitment to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, Mr. Chazen was awarded the University of Maryland School of Law Litigation and Advocacy Award at graduation. When Mr. Chazen is not too busy practicing law or coaching the Maryland Carey Law ADR team in negotiation competitions throughout the country, he enjoys reading, travelling, and cheering on the Baltimore Orioles.

Claire Costantino Claire Costantino is an associate at Amos, Muffoletto, and Mack, LLC, where she works in the family law practice with a focus on litigation, mediation, and Collaborative Practice. During law school, Claire served as the President of the ADR Team and was a student attorney in the Mediation Clinic. In addition, she won the University of Maryland Carey School of Law's Intra-School Negotiation Competition in 2011 and was the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition Co-Champion in 2013. Claire also attended the Liberty University National Negotiation Competition and the ABA Negotiation Competition. After graduating from Maryland Carey School of Law in 2014, Claire clerked for Family Magistrate Theresa A. Furnari in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Claire continues to help the ADR Team as a coach for a variety of competitions, including the Jeffry S. Abrams National Mediator Competition. Claire graduated with highest honors in History from Vanderbilt University.

Ben Smith Ben Smith graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2015, where he served as student body president and received the William P. Cunningham award for service to the community. One of his proudest accomplishments at Maryland Law was winning the American Bar Association’s 2014 Negotiation Competition for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and becoming a national finalist for the competition in 2015. Ben’s professional experience includes serving as a field director for Brian Frosh’s 2014 Attorney General campaign. He went on to a fellowship with one of Baltimore’s leading community development nonprofits, while working as the director of public policy for Nick Mosby’s 2016 mayoral campaign. Ben currently consults in public policy and public affairs for a number of Maryland’s most progressive elected officials and advocacy groups. He maintains an active hand in Baltimore and Maryland’s civic and political communities. Ben also serves on the Board of Directors for the Citizenship Law Related Education Program and The Loading Dock, and is an active member of the B.E.S.T. Democratic Club.


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