Professor David Gray wins UMB Researcher of the Year award



September 13, 2019

Maryland Carey Law Professor David Gray has been named University of Maryland, Baltimore, Researcher of the Year by UMB President Jay Perman.

“I am delighted that the University recognized David for his excellent work,” says Maryland Carey Law Dean Donald B. Tobin. “In an age when the rule of law and legal structures are being called into question, our research mission is even more essential, and David is a leader in helping us fulfill that mission.” 

Widely recognized for his influential scholarship, Gray’s research focuses on criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional theory and transitional justice. He is among the most cited authors from Maryland Carey Law since joining the faculty in 2008. On one scholarly database alone, Gray’s papers have been downloaded over 8,200 times. Arguments from his trailblazing 2017 book, The Fourth Amendment an Age of Surveillance, were adopted in a brief filed by the Constitutional Accountability Center as amicus curiae to the Supreme Court in the landmark 2018 case Carpenter v. United States.

Gray is co-editor of the 2017 Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Lawwhich has garnered praise from, among others, General Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. He has also published dozens of articles and book chapters in prominent journals widely cited by other scholars, in appellate briefs, and by courts. This year he joins the leading textbook American Criminal Procedure: Cases and Commentary.

Gray is in demand as a speaker at prestigious institutions and conferences worldwide. He is also frequently called upon to provide expert commentary for local and national media outlets, including the New York TimesWall Street JournalChristian Science Monitor and all four major television networks.

Voted Maryland Carey Law Professor of the Year in 2012-’13, Gray is also a passionate teacher and works closely with students to develop and publish their work.

“This award is an extraordinary honor,” says Gray, “and humbling given all of the amazing research being done at Maryland Carey Law and across the University of Maryland, Baltimore.” 

Gray will accept the Researcher of the Year award during UMB’s 2019 Founders Week in October.

Learn more about David Gray here.


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