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The award-winning University of Baltimore Law Forum concentrates on developing trends and topics unique to the Maryland legal community. 

The University of Baltimore Law Forum provides unique focus on Maryland's legal decisions and issues, providing practitioners and the larger community with one-stop location for gaining insight and information on the changes shaping the practice of law in Maryland. The student-reviewed journal includes articles from University of Baltimore law students and faculty, as well as Maryland-based attorneys, judges and legislators. Please visit our blog here.


The Law Forum is published twice a year. Subscriptions are available at no cost. To subscribe or for additional information, please contact the Editor in Chief. Subscriptions are renewed automatically.

This journal also is available on Westlaw or Lexis and is available in most law libraries.

  • Editorial Board Members

    Editor-in-Chief:  John Simanski
    Managing Editor:  Nick Mastracci
    Assistant Managing Editor:  Michael Brown
    Manuscripts Editor: 
    Virginia Yeoman 
    Articles Editor:  Arien Parham
    Articles Editor:  Chris Rizakos
    Alumni & Symposium Editor:  Greg Eyler
    Comments Editor:  Ashley Simmons
    Recent Development Editor:  Alicia Kuhns
    Resource Editor:  Kelli Cover 

    Associate Editors:  Nicholas Pycha, Andrew Mazan, Shawn Gustafson, Kathleen Wickert, Sarah Jentilet, Andrew Siske and Jenell Ellison

    Faculty Advisors: Professors Barbara Babb and Elizabeth J. Samuels

  • Featured Articles

    Maryland Repeals the Death Penalty, but Leaves Five on Death Row: What Has the State Learned from Kirk Bloodsworth, by Meredith Lenore Pendergrass

    Citizen Journalists & the Right to Gather News: Why Maryland Needs to Acknowledge a First Amendment Right to Record the Police, by Kristine L. Dietz

    When Does Crawford Reach Jailhouse Phone Calls That Implicate a Co-Defendant, But Are Made by Another Non-Testifying Co-Defendant? by Matt Grogan


  • Upcoming Articles

    A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Online: 'Do Not Track' Legislation in Maryland," by Alicia Shelton

    Maryland Personal Jurisdiction in the Cyberspace Context, by Saad Gul

    Charm City Televised and Dehumanized: How CCTV Bail Reviews Violate Due Process of Law, by Edie Fortuna Cimino, Zina Makar, and Natalie Novak
  • The University of Baltimore Law Forum Journal Events -- 2017-18

    Law Forum Symposium: Wednesday, November 15, 2017