2021 Leadership in Law honors go to several Maryland Carey Law alums, faculty

C. Quince Hopkins ’89 is a 2021 Leadership in Law awardee 

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is pleased to celebrate the multiple alums selected as 2021 Maryland Daily Record Leadership in Law honorees.  Leadership in Law recognizes Maryland’s legal professionals’ outstanding dedication to their occupation and communities. At its Leadership in Law event, The Daily Record also honors up-and-coming lawyers through the Generation JD award and identifies exemplary careers through the Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners are chosen by an outside panel of legal and business leaders. This year’s virtual event is slated for June 17. 

Included with 10 other alums on the 2021 Leadership in Law list is C. Quince Hopkins ’89, director of the Levitas Initiative for Sexual Assault Prevention at Maryland Carey Law, which uses a restorative justice framework to engage middle school students in educational activities designed to help them identify, question, and reject the destructive ideas that give rise to sexual violence.  

This year, four members of the Maryland legal community were selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award, three of whom are Maryland Carey Law graduates, including the Hon. Andre M. Davis, former Baltimore City Solicitor and United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. 


“I am gratified to be honored with this award,” said Judge Davis, “and appreciate how the rigorous education, mentorship, and supportive network I gained at Maryland Carey Law have helped me become a legal leader.” 

Judge Davis was winner of the Myerowitz moot court competition in law school and president of the Black Law Students Association. He is now a member of Maryland Carey Law’s Board of Visitors. 

Like Judge Davis, several awardees are part of the law school’s leadership. Winners on the Board of Visitors also include Joe Hovermill ’93 and Stacie Tobin ’92. Awardees on the Maryland Carey Law Alumni Board are Ryan Dietrich ’04 and Michelle K. Wilson ’04. Additionally, William T. “Bill” Wood ’66 is past-chair of the UMBF Board of Trustees. 

Six of the 10 Generation JD honorees are Maryland Carey Law alums, one of whom is Aarti Kaur Sidhu ’18. Sidhu is an attorney at Disability Rights Maryland and adjunct professor at the law school, co-teaching the Youth, Education, and Justice Legal Theory and Practice Clinic. 

Congratulations to all the 2021 Maryland Carey Law honorees: 

Leadership in Law  

  • Jeffrey T. Agnor ’85
  • Eric Bryant ’95
  • Alisa Gross Cummins ’92
  • Ryan Dietrich ’04
  • David Gibber ’08
  • C. Quince Hopkins ’89
  • Joe Hovermill’93 
  • Ty Kelly ’02
  • Mary Roby Sanders ’90
  • Stacie Tobin ’92
  • Michelle K. Wilson ’04

Lifetime Achievement Award  

  • Hon. Andre M. Davis ’78
  • Kenneth Thompson ’76
  • William T. “Bill” Wood ’66

Generation JD  

  • Shari Fleming ’08
  • Aarti Kaur Sidhu ’18
  • Nicholas R.McDaniels’15 
  • Tony William Torain II ’11
  • Raynna A.Nkwanyuo’19 
  • Nicole K. Whitecar ’16

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