Your reputation precedes you.
Students at the University of Baltimore School of Law must exhibit high standards of academic and professional responsibility. This includes adhering to the School of Law Honor Code.
...[A] lawyer should seek improvement of the law, access to the legal system, the administration of justice and the quality of service rendered by the legal profession
- Preamble, Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct
The Honor Code is maintained by the Honor Board, a group of students and faculty members who work to promote professionalism at the School of Law. The Honor Board educates the Law School community about the principles of the Honor Code and implements the Honor Code procedures when violations are alleged.
- Student Pledge
- Honor Code Complaint Form
- Select examples of recent cases
- Plagiarism tutorial
- Apply to be a member of the honor board
Have more questions? Find more information in Honor Code FAQs.
Process Aide for 2016-17
Professor Elizabeth Keyes is the designated Process Aide for 2016-17. Each year, the Dean appoints a full-time faculty member to serve as a "Process Aide" for students who are involved in Honor Code proceedings. At the student's request, the Process Aide will provide information about the Honor Code process and alternatives available at each stage. The Process Aide is not the student's attorney.
Honor Board Members - 2016-2017 Academic year
2016-17 Chair: Madison Frank
Day students: Thomas Barnes, Michelle Dauksha, Sean Fox, Madison Frank, Joshua Gorsky, Benjamin Seider, Ashley Simmons, Kristin Tracy
Evening students: Stephen Andrews, Beatrice Campbell, Beth Hill, Justin Hoy, Mathew Moldawer, Alicia Morales
New Honor Board members are selected in the spring of each year. Members are expected to be available for monthly meetings and to serve in various capacities when a complaint is filed. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75, have no prior Honor Code violations and must be a J.D. student.
*Scroll below to read bios of the members.
madison frank 2016-2017 Chair
Madison is a 3L who currently works full time for the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, and hopes to continue on there as an Assistant State's Attorney upon graduation. Before coming to law school, Madison was a high school teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools. She is the Executive Editor of The Law Review and is the Chair of the Honor Board. In (what little) free time she has, she likes to go off-shore fishing, go to dinner with friends, and binge watch Netflix series.
Steve is a 3rd year evening student who brings over twenty years of health care experience as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner to the Honor Board and UB. He is completing a Health Law Masters Degree simultaneously with his JD in order to pursue a career in Health Care Risk Management. Steve, his wife Kelly and their yellow lab Kona live in Stevensville.
Thomas Barnes is a 3L who took an interest in the Honor Board immediately upon joining us at UB Law. A prior-service U.S. Marine, he places his duties to the law school before all else in order to maintain the student body's integrity. After the law, he is passionate about cooking--baking, specifically--and educating legal professionals on the subject of firearms. He will be pursuing a career in military and veterans law post graduation.
Beatrice Campbell is a second-year evening law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she is a staff editor for Law Review. She is a Teaching Assistant to Kimberly Wehle for Civil Procedure I, as well as the Director of Academic Affairs for the Black Law Students Association and a member of the UB Honor Board. She also works full-time for the State's Attorney's Office for Baltimore City as a Law Clerk in the Juvenile Division.
Michelle graduated with a degree in public policy from Pennsylvania State University - Capitol College and minor in sociology in Mary 2014. While at Penn State, Michelle served as an Associate Justice for the Student Government Association and worked part-time for a personal injury law firm. At UB, Michelle is co-president of UBSPI, is a member of the National Trial Competition team, a staff editor for Law Forum, a teaching assistant for ILS, and works part-time in the Law Career Development Office (LCDO). Michelle has interned with Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Women's Law Center Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project, and HopeWorks of Howard County.
Sean Fox graduated from Rowan College with a degree in Criminal Justice. A third-year student at the School of Law, he is the business editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review. Sean also was a semifinalist and was awarded Second Best Petitioner Brief in the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition. This past summer, Sean worked as a summer associate for Eccleston & Wolf P.C.. Sean will clerk for Judge Jeannie Hong at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City after he graduates from law school.
Joshua Gorsky is a 2L day student who is a first year member of the Honor Board. In addition to Joshua's participation on the Honor Board,he serves as a staff editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review, he is a member of the Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Team, and he is a Law Scholar for Professor Colin Starger's Civil Procedure I course. Joshua is also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
Elizabeth Hill is a 4th year evening student, graduating in May 2017 with a Business Concentration. She is currently an MSBA-UB Business Law Clerkship Fellow, a student attorney with the University of Baltimore Community Development Clinic, and plans to go into public service after graduation. An Honor Board member since 2015, Ms. Hill is also a wife, mother, former banker, and avid gamer.
Justin is a 2L evening student. He works full time as Law Clerk at a real estate law firm in Towson, MD. He is also a member of the SBA Executive Cabinet, as the student's liaison to the Maryland State Bar Associations Young Lawyers Section. When not working or studying, Justin enjoys golfing (not well), snowboarding, all things Boston sports, and spending time with his family.
Matt grew up in Gaithersburg, MD and attended Quince Orchard High School. Matt attended the University of Tennessee and graduated with a degree in Political Science. In the fall of 2014, Matt enrolled in the University of Baltimore School of Law. Matt began his career in 2011 working for Veolia Transportation in the Human Resources department, first working on Long Island, NY. He then transferred to a location in Hyattsville, MD; then Baltimore, MD. In 2015, Matt left Veolia to become the Compliance Manager at Connections Academy, a K-12 education management company focusing on virtual education. Other than being a member of the Honor Board, Matt was a member of the ABA Labor and Employment trial team and competed in Washington, D.C. in October. Outside of law school, Matt enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and traveling with his wife, Bridget.
Alicia is a third year evening student. She works at the Johns Hopkins Health System full time in the Legal/Compliance department as a paralegal supporting the Chief Compliance Officer. Alicia is a member of t he Honor Board and participates in OUTLaw, the national LGBT Bar association and the Latin American Law Students Association. Alicia is from Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona. She had her partner Sainlee bought a home in the Spring and live there with their two cocker spaniels, Molly and Charlie. Alicia will be a 2017 summer associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Ben is currently a 3L day student at the University of Baltimore Law. He was a team member on the International Environmental Law Moot Court Team during the Fall of 2016. He is currently a student attorney practicing in the UB Civil Advocacy Clinic. After completing law school and taking the bar exam, he will be serving as a clerk for Judge Richard Titus in the Carroll County Circuit Court. Ben attended the University of Maryland in undergrad where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. He also played club lacrosse and was a tutor for underprivileged kids in DC. Ben grew up in Hereford, Maryland where he attended Hereford High School, played varsity basketball and lacrosse and was a member of two lacrosse state championships. Ben decided to apply to be on the Honor Board to give back to the UB community that has treated him so well, and to be a leader in helping to uphold the values of our school.
Ashley is a second year day student. In addition to Honor Board, she is a TA for Professor Modesitt's ILS class, a staff editor for Law Forum, and a member of the UB National Trial Competition team. Ashley is involved in several organizations, including UBSPI and the Criminal Law Association. Ashley ran Cross-Country and Track & Field at Towson University and currently is training for marathons and triathlons. Ashley dedicates any spare time she has to planning her 2018 wedding .
Kristin Tracy graduated with a degree in economics from Lebanon Valley College, where she also minored in political science. As a third-year law student, she currently serves as an Associate Comments Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review and as a Legal Writing Fellow. This past summer, Kristin worked as a summer associate for Duane Morris, LLP, where she will return after graduation.