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 (spring)
Have more questions? Find more information in Honor Code FAQs.
Process Aide for 2017-18
Professor Elizabeth Keyes is the designated Process Aide for 2017-18. 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 - 2017-18 Academic year
Chair: Joshua Gorsky
Day students: Matthew Allison, Emily Berg, James Beslity, Joshua Gorsky, Alexis Holiday, Saad Malik, Ashley Simmons
Evening students: Stephen Andrews, Beatrice Campbell, Jasmine England, Justin Hoy, Brendan Loughran, Mathew Moldawer, Alicia Morales, John Whitney
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.
Matthew is a 2L day student. In addition to Honor Board, he is also a Teaching Assistant for Professor Wehle's Civil Procedure I/ILS class. Prior to law school, Matthew earned an MBA and spent eight years as a federal law enforcement officer with the United States Secret Service. Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife Laura, and his daughter Madison.
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.
Emily is a second-year day student. In addition to serving on Honor Board, she is a first-year staff editor for Law Forum. Prior to attending law school, Emily received her Master's in Public Health from the University of Iowa. Though not a native of Baltimore, she is learning to appreciate all the city has to offer, especially the art museums and delicious restaurants.
James is a second-year day student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, James graduated from Hamilton College in 2011 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Prior to enrolling at UB Law, James lived for five years in Washington, D.C. where he worked as an intellectual property paralegal.
In addition to his service on the Honor Board, James serves as President of the UB Law chapter of OUT Law, as a Writing Fellow at the UB Law Legal Writing Center, and as a Teaching Assistant to Professor Nancy Modesitt for her Introduction to Lawyering Skills class. James lives in Mount Vernon, and, in what spare time he has, enjoys skiing and camping in the Adirondacks, as well as spending time with family and friends down the Jersey Shore.
Beatrice Campbell is a 3L evening law student and a second year member on the Honor Board. In addition to being on the Honor Board, she is an associate comments editor for Law Review, a Teaching Assistant to Kimberly Wehle for Civil Procedure I, a Research Assistant for Kimberly Wehle, a Legal Writing Fellow and a member of the Black Law Students Association. She also works full-time as a law clerk for the law firm Murphy, Falcon and Murphy.
Joshua is a 3L evening student who serves as the Chair of the Honor Board for the 2017-18 Academic Year. In addition to Joshua's participation on the Honor Board, he serves as the Comments Editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review. In his free time, Joshua enjoys rooting for the Baltimore sports teams and binging television shows.
Alexis is a 2L day student. Alexis is originally from New Jersey but found a permanent home in Maryland after attending Towson University with a Sociology degree and a Chemistry minor. In addition to the Honor Board, she is a Research Assistant for Professor Modesitt. Alexis is a member of the Women's Bar Association, Law Review and a Teaching Assistant for Professor Hayes' ILS class. In her free time, she enjoys being a dog mom to her Border Collie mix, Murphy, fishing, and traveling.
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.
Brendan is a third-year evening student. In addition to serving on the Honor Board, Brendan is also a member of the National Moot Court team. Brendan works at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Health Insurance Specialist in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality. He completed his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at St. Mary's College of Maryland and his graduate degree in Bioethics at New York University. In his free time, Brendan enjoys sailing with his wife on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Saad is a 2L Day Student. In addition to his involvement on the honor board, he serves as Vice President of the Muslim Law Students Association and a Barbri Rep. Saad also serves as the National Program Coordinator for a top rated national relief organization by Charity Navigator, ICNA Relief USA, and currently, is in his first term as one of nine elected individuals on the council for the Islamic Society of Baltimore. In 2015, Saad was a plaque recipient for providing outstanding humanitarian relief by Helping Hand for Relief and Development. He is a self proclaimed "foodie" and an avid sports fan.
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.
Ashley is a second year member of the Honor Bard. She works full-time as the Head Law Clerk of the Homicide Division at the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office. Ashley is the Comments Editor of Law Forum, a teaching assistant for Professor Modesitt's ILS class, and a member of the National Trial Competition team. She is also involved in the Criminal Law Association, the Woman's Bar Association, and UBSPI. Before law school, Ashley attended Towson University where she ran Cross-Country, Indoor Track & Field, and Outdoor Track & Field, acting as captain and MVP for her last two years. She is currently training for triathlons. Ashley is originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She spends her spare time planning her 2018 wedding to her significant other of 7 years.
John is a third-year evening student and a first year member of the Honor Board. He is also a Civil Procedure I Law Scholar for Professor Lynch and member of Phi Delta Phi. Outside of the law school, John is a Manager of Political Activity Compliance at Deloitte LLP. He lives in Towson with his wife and two children. Formerly, John was a member of the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team and competed in the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2007.