Maryland Carey Law


Appointments and Promotions

Peter Danchin
assumed the role of associate dean for research and faculty development, following Prof. Mike Pappas who has returned to full-time teaching. Danchin is also the Jacob A. France Professor of Law and director of the International and Comparative Law Program. As associate dean for research and faculty development, Danchin oversees faculty research and programming.


Deborah Eisenberg
is now associate dean for academic affairs, following Prof. Barbara Gontrum, who continues her role as senior associate dean. Eisenberg is also the Piper & Marbury Professor of Law and director of the Center for Dispute Resolution. As associate dean of academic affairs, Eisenberg oversees academic programs, including curriculum, teaching assignments, and scheduling.


Matthew Gavin
is the new associate dean for admissions. Gavin comes to Maryland Carey Law from his former post as associate dean of admissions at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is a graduate of Suffolk Law with work experience in civil litigation.


Seema Kakade
has been promoted to associate professor of law. She is director of the Environmental Law Clinic. Kakade came to the law school in 2017 after serving as an attorney with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy. She is a graduate of George Washington University Law School.


Natalie Ram
has been promoted to professor of law. Ram teaches courses in the Law and Health Care Program and is a 2021 Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics. She came to the law school in 2019 from the University of Baltimore School of Law and formerly clerked for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court. Ram is a graduate of Yale Law School.