The following students from the School of Law have been appointed as Legal Writing Fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. Feel free to ask for them when scheduling an appointment with the Legal Writing Center.
James Beslity holds a B.A. in environmental studies from Hamilton College. Prior to law school, Beslity lived Washington, D.C., where he worked as an intellectual property paralegal. While at UB, Beslity has held numerous internships, including most recently with the Hon. Michael W. Reed of Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. This past summer, Beslity worked at Stein Sperling in Rockville as a summer law clerk, having been selected through the Bar Association of Montgomery County's Summer Scholars Pipeline Program. In addition to his service as head writing fellow, Beslity serves as a teaching assistant in Prof. Modesitt's ILS/Torts class and as treasurer for OUTLaw. Beslity is also a member of the Honor Board and is a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review.
Beatrice C. Thomas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish. As a fourth-year evening student, she serves as chair of the Honor Board and as a student attorney in the Innocence Project Clinic. She has served as an associate comments editor for the Law Review and a teaching assistant for ILS/Civil Procedure. She has also been a research assistant to Prof. Kimberly Wehle for the past two years. Additionally, she is a member of the Black Law Students Association. Thomas currently works as a law clerk for Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, as well as a legal intern at the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C.
Angela Kershner graduated from UMUC with a bachelor's degree in English. As a third-year student, she serves as a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review and as a teaching assistant for ILS/Torts. She is currently a student attorney in the Mediation Clinic for Families. During the summer following her 1L year, Kershner interned for Judge Melanie Shaw Geter of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. This past summer, Kershner enjoyed participating in the Aberdeen summer study abroad program.
Reginald Smallwood is a Baltimore native who graduated from Morgan State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. Currently a second-year student, Reginald is a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review and a Scholar for the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence. He is currently interned for the Hon. George L. Russell, III in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and this past summer he was a summer associate at Gallagher, Evelius, & Jones.
Raquel Flynn graduated from the University of Baltimore with a bachelor's degree in jurisprudence and a minor in business management. As a second-year day student, she serves as a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review and as a Law Scholar for Prof. Bessler’s ILS/Civil Procedure class. She is also on the Honor Board, the National Moot Court team, and serves as the community service chair for the Women's Bar Association. Flynn also is a research assistant for both Profs. Bessler and Lynch. This past summer, Flynn was a summer associate Gallagher, Evelius, & Jones. Next summer, she will serve as a summer associate at Venable LLP.
Nicholas Jordan is a second-year student who graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. In addition to being a writing center fellow, he also serves as a staff editor for the Law Review, as a teaching assistant for Prof. John Bessler’s ILS/Civil Procedure course, and as the law scholar for Prof. Donald Stone's criminal law course. He also works for Prof. Robert H. Lande as a research assistant. This past summer, Jordan assisted Prof. Mortimer Sellers in organizing the annual conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, and worked as a judicial intern for the Hon. Clayton Greene Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. This coming spring, Jordan will be competing as a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team.