Claudia Diamond

Professor of the Practice and Director, Legal Writing Center




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Claudia Diamond began her legal writing teaching career in the early 2000s as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland, she was the assistant dean of advocacy and writing at the University of Baltimore School of Law, managing the adjunct-taught first-year legal writing program, the school’s advocacy teams and journals, and the writing center. In 2017, she won the USM’s Board of Regents Staff Award in connection with her work to establish the school’s writing center. In addition to teaching legal writing, she has taught professional responsibility, remedies, and fundamentals of Maryland law. 


She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1995 and clerked for the Hon. John Eldridge of the Supreme Court of Maryland and for Chief Magistrate Judges Daniel Klein and Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Her professional experience includes time as a litigation associate at Gordon, Feinblatt, Hoffman & Hoffberger in Baltimore and as a prosecutor for a professional licensing board with the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. Her recent pro bono experiences include representing an incarcerated individual eligible for relief under Maryland’s Juvenile Restoration Act and clients affiliated with Free State Justice, a Maryland nonprofit legal services provider for the LBGTQ community. 


She currently serves as the president of her neighborhood association. Previously, she served on the boards of the Women’s Law Center, the Women’s Housing Coalition, and Samuel Ready Scholarships.