In Memoriam: David Alexander Brokaw

A member of the Maryland Carey Law community, rising 3L David Alexander Brokaw, passed away tragically on Sunday, June 6, at the age of 25.  

Words cannot express the sadness we feel as we mourn David’s loss,” said Dean Donald TobinHe was a special part of our community and will be greatly missed. I have spoken with lots of David’s friends, and they all highlight his kindness, intelligence, and his willingness to help other students.”   

David had completed his second year at Maryland Carey Law where he was a staff editor on the Journal of Business & Technology Law.During his 1L summerhe served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Jonathan Biran, Court of Appeals of Maryland. The Baltimore native was a 2018 graduate of Towson University with a BA in English Language and Literature. He enjoyed playing piano, reading, cooking, and debating world events. 

Tributes are pouring in from David’s classmates and other members of the Maryland Carey Law community, with personal reflections on his kindness, humility, warmth, and humor.  

One 3L wrote, “He was so kind, gentle, funny, and unbelievably bright. David was special; it is rare to find someone that is so unquestionably smart, but who does not boast or use their intelligence in a way to belittle or demean others. May his memory be a blessing.” 

Assistant Dean Dana Morris commented, “I will always remember David. His smile, lively laughter and enthusiasm would light up the room whenever we spoke together. He was so talented and deeply committed to whatever goal that he set for himself. More than anything, I will remember that he was such a good person, a kind and generous soul.”   
A memorial service will be held Thur., June 10, at 10:30am at Sol Levinson funeral home and will be live-streamed. More information is available here.  

Contributions in David’s memory may be sent to CARES Food Pantry, 5502 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212. 

Students in need of support can visit the UMBStudent Counseling Centeror call the Counseling Center’s crisis line at 410-328-8404.  

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