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2013-2014 Teaching Scholars



Your peers are here to help.

The School of Law believes strongly in the value of collaboration.  We all learn from one another. To this end, every academic year, upper-level students are available to first year students who would like additional one-on-one assistance.  You can make an appointment with one of the students here.

  • Jillian Walton

    Jillian is a second year student from Arlington, VA. She received her BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2010. She is a Staff Editor on Law Forum and a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team. Jillian’s best advice for 1Ls: ask upperclassmen for advice and ask early!..

  • Shaquell Truesdale


    Shaquell, a third year student, was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. “Yes I am a Giant’s/Yankees/Knicks fan, but I always cheer for the Ravens/Orioles as long as they are not playing one of my teams!!” She earned her undergraduate degree from right here at the University of Baltimore, where she majored in Jurisprudence. Shaquell knew from the day she applied to law school that she wanted to focus on Criminal Law.

    Shaquell is serving in her second term as a Law Scholar for the first year criminal law class. In addition she is the proud mother of an active 12 year old son. She has lots of experience in time and stress management and enjoys helping first year students sharpen their study skills, learn to efficiently and effectively brief cases, and prioritize school and life tasks.

  • Marybeth Irons

    Marybeth is a second year student. She got her BA in Spanish and American Cultural Studies from Bates College in 2002. Marybeth is a member of the National Civil Rights Moot Court Team, and Vice President of Outreach for OUTLaw. Looking forward to helping students navigate law school, as the upper classmen helped so much during her first year.

  • Nora Truscello

    Nora,  a second year law student, was born and raised in Baltimore. She majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish at the University of Maryland, College Park and graduated in 2011. Nora is a member of the Journal of International Law, Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, and the Family Law Association. Nora strongly advises incoming 1Ls to “ask upperclassmen for help and advice; they are one your best resources.” Nora currently lives in Fells Point and is looking forward to the Raven’s season in Baltimore