Board of Visitors


The Board of Visitors are distinguished alumni and friends who advise the Dean on topics ranging from proposals for new academic programs to the hiring of senior administrators to state and local political issues affecting the law school. Members of the Board also seek to advise the Maryland General Assembly, the Board of Regents, the University System of Maryland Chancellor and the University of Maryland Baltimore President on matters affecting the Law School.

The Board contributes substantially to development and alumni relations, and we are grateful for their generosity. The members of the Board of Visitors for the 2019-2020 academic year are: 

Emeritus Members of the Board

  • The Honorable Marcella A. Holland '83
    Circuit Administrative Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit (Retired)
  • Ava E. Lias-Booker '86
    Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
  • The Honorable Ellen M. Heller '77
    Circuit Administrative Judge (ret.), Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit 
  • William J. Pittler '59
    CEO, Friendly Finance Corporation
  • Joanne E. Pollak '76
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief of Staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine (Retired)
  • Charles M. Tatelbaum ’66
    Director, Tripp Scott