The following students from the School of Law have been appointed as Legal Writing Fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Feel free to ask for them when scheduling an appointment with the Legal Writing Center.
James Beslity is a a third-year day student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Originally from Princeton, N.J., Beslity graduated from Hamilton College in 2011 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Prior to enrolling at UB Law, Beslity lived for five years in Washington, D.C., where he worked as an intellectual property paralegal.
Since the summer of 2017, Beslity has held internships with the Employee and Labor Relations Division of the Maryland Department of Budget and Management, as well as with the Hon. Michael W. Reed, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. During the summer of 2018, Beslity worked at Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC in Rockville, M.D., as a summer law clerk, having been selected through the Bar Association of Montgomery County’s Summer Scholars Pipeline Program.
At UB Law, in addition to his service as head Writing Fellow, Beslity serves as a Teaching Assistant to Professor Nancy Modesitt for her Introduction to Lawyering Skills class, treasurer for the UB Law chapter of OUTLaw, a student attorney in the Community Development Clinic, a member of the Honor Board, and as a 3L Staff Editor on the University of Baltimore Law Review. Beslity lives in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City, and, in what spare time he has, enjoys skiing, camping in the Adirondacks, and spending time with friends and family down the Jersey Shore.
Beatrice (Campbell) Thomas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish. As a 3L evening student, she serves as an associate comments editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review, a teaching assistant for ILS/Civil Procedure, and a research assistant for Prof. Kimberly Wehle. She also is a second-year member of the law school's Honor Board and a member of the Black Law Students Association. This past summer, she was a summer law clerk for Murphy, Falcon, and Murphy.
Angela Kershner graduated from UMUC with a bachelor’s degree in English. As a second-year student, she serves as a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review, as a teaching assistant for ILS/Torts, and as a research assistant to Prof. Eric Easton. This past summer, Kershner interned for Judge Melanie Shaw Geter of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Eboni (Lightner) Mosley graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. As a third-year student, she serves as a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review. Mosley has previously served as a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Lawyering Skills/Civil Procedure and Introduction to Advocacy classes taught to first-year law students. Mosley has interned for the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office and PNC Financial Services Group, and worked as a summer associate at Ballard Spahr for two consecutive summers.
Sarah Simmons graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in European History. In addition to being a Writing Fellow, she serves as a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review and is the vice president of UBSPI as well as co-president of If/When/How. Simmons interned the summer after her first year at HopeWorks, a domestic violence clinic in Howard County.