Education

New York University School of Law, J.D. June 1972
Bucknell University, B.A., Chemistry June 1969

Academic Experience

June 2013 to Present Dean and Professor of Law
University of Laverne College of Law
360 East D Street
Ontario, CA 91764

July 2007 to June 2013 Professor of Law
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

January-May 2010 Visiting Professor of Law
January-May 2011 Florida A&M University College of Law
201 Begg Street
Orlando, FL 32801

July 2001 to June 2007 Dean and Professor of Law
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

August 1996 to June 2001 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Budget
Associate Dean for Budget and Planning
Professor of Law
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
1515 Commerce Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76102

January 1994 to August 1996 Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Southern Methodist University Law School
3315 Daniel Avenue
Dallas, TX 75275

June 1990 to June 1994 Associate Professor of Law
Seton Hall University Law School
1111 Raymond Blvd
Newark, NJ 07201

Other Legal Experience

January 2010 to June 2012 Founder
Charles Hamilton Houston Scholars Program
University of Baltimore School of Law
1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

December 2008 to May 2013 Claims Administrator (Court Appointed)
Queen v. Constellation Energy
Baltimore City Circuit Court
Baltimore, MD

March 1991 to July 1994 Tripartite Arbitrator
New York City Transit Authority
Brooklyn, NY

April 1974 to 1990 Private Practitioner
New York, NY

January 1981 to December 1981 Director
New York Civil Liberties Union
Suffolk County Police Misconduct Project
Bay Shore, NY

July 1972 to April 1974 Reginald Heber Smith Community Law Fellowship
Community Action for Legal Services
Brownsville Legal Services
Brooklyn, NY

Publications

Why We Can’t have Too Many Lawyers, The Daily Record, Baltimore, MD, April 2005

Conversations About the Intersecting Institutions of Marriage, 4 Texas Wesleyan L. Rev. 143 (1998)

The Extended Family System in the Black Community: A Child-Centered Model for Adoption Policy, 68 Temple L. Rev. 1649 (1995)

Student Initiated Prayer: Is It Speech or Religion, and Does it Matter Which? 49 U. Miami L. Rev 301 (1995)

The Tie That Binds: The Constitutional Right of Children to Maintain Relationships with Parent-Like Individuals, 53 Md. L. Rev. 358 (1994)

Selected Presentations

No Man Left behind: Creating a Discipleship Ministry for Men,
National Association Church of God, National Men’s Convention, Orlando, FL, June 2008

Three Strands of a Chord: A Model for Leadership and Mentoring, Sigma Phi Pi Fraternity, Baltimore MD, April 2008

Children’s Capacity to Contract: Is the Doctrine Viable in Today’s Market Place, International Conference on Law and Mental Health, Padua, Italy, June 2007

Panelist, Subjective and Objective Assessment of Performance, Dean’s Workshop, ABA Mid-Year Meeting, Miami, FL, February 8, 2007

Testimony in Support of the Re-Recognition of the American Bar Association as the Accrediting Agency for American Law Schools, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, December 2006

The Changing Supreme Court: A View of Its Impact on Law and Religious Expression in Public Schools, Sigma Phi Pi Fraternity, Baltimore MD, November 2005

Diversity in the Legal Profession: 2nd Generation Challenges, Howrey, LLP 2005 Diversity Summit, Washington, DC, September 2005

The Oxymoron: Children as Legal Persons, Law & Society, Las Vegas, NV, June 2005

The Effect of Brown v. Board of Education in Maryland, Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Ocean City, MD, June 2005

Why We Can’t have Too Many Lawyers, Second National People of Color Scholarship Conference, George Washington University Law Center, Washington, DC, October 2004

Professional and Community Service

July 2012 to June 2013
Member
Accreditation Committee
ABA Section on Legal Education and
Admission to the Bar
Chicago, IL

November 2009 to December 2011 Member
Membership Review Committee
Association of American Law Schools
Washing, DC

September 2002 to August 2008 Co-Facilitator
Middle School Class
Celebration Church
Columbia, MD

January 2007 to January 2011 Director
Men-in-Ministry
Celebration Church
Columbia, MD

January 2009 to December 2012 Executive Elder
Celebration United:
A Church Development Network
Columbia, MD

March 2005 to 2011 Inaugural Member
Maryland Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee
Baltimore, MD

September 2001 to September 2007 Member, Board of Trustees
President (September 2005 to September 2007)
Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL)
Maryland State Bar Building
520 Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD

June 2006 to September 2007 Member
Editorial Board
Daily Record
Baltimore. MD

August 2003 to July 2007 Member
American Bar Association
Committee on Pre-Law Advising

January 2001 to 2005 Founding Member
Executive Committee (2002-2007)
Chair (2003)
Program Chair (2002)
Association of American Law Schools
Section on Part Time Divisions

January 1995 to Present Member
Executive Committee (1996-2001)
Chair (1997)
Program Chair (1996)
Association of American Law Schools
Section on Family and Juvenile Law

August 2002 to July 2004 Member
American Bar Association
Standing Committee Continuing Legal Education

July 1999 to June 2000 Member
Board of Trustees
Greenhill School (PreK-12)
Dallas, TX

July 1988 to June 1992 Member
Board of Trustees
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA

July 1987 to June 1991 Member
President (1988-1990)
Board of Trustees
Woodward Park School (PreK-8)
Brooklyn, NY

Awards and Recognitions

May 2007 New York University Law Alumni Association
Legal Teaching Award

November 2006 Daily Record
Baltimore, MD
Leadership in Law Award

September 2007 University of Baltimore School of Law
Creation and Designation
Dean Gilbert A. Holmes Professorship
In Clinical Theory and Practice

July 2006 Monumental City Bar Association
Baltimore, MD
Award for Outstanding Service in Legal Education

April 2005 National Black Law Students Association
Lifetime Achievement Award (Inaugural Recipient)

April 2002 National Bar Association
Presidential Achievement Award for
Outstanding Service in Legal Education

April 2002 New York University School of Law
Black, Latino, and Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award

1997-1998 Outstanding Teacher of the Year
1999-2000 Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

References Available on Request