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J.D., University of Maryland, 1984
B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1981
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Recent Supreme Court Decisions
Anderson began teaching at the University of Baltimore in 1989 as part of the Legal Analysis Research and Writing program. Later, he played a key role in the development of the University of Baltimore Appellate Practice Clinic. From 2000 to 2008 he served as the founding director of the Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills.
Prior to joining the faculty he engaged in the private practice of law in Baltimore and served for nine years in the Maryland Public Defender's Office where he was an assistant public defender and supervising attorney in the Appellate Division. He later served as special assistant public defender, responsible for a number of statewide litigation and legislative matters and was also counsel to Stephen E. Harris, the state public defender for Maryland. He has represented clients in major death penalty, felony and civil litigation in trial and appellate courts and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
He was elected chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Section Council on Criminal Law and Practice in 2000-01. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, and a member of the Monumental Bar Association Judicial Selection Committee, the Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, and the Maryland General Assembly Criminal Code Commission on the Future of the Courts. He was chair of the American Association of Law Schools Defamation and Privacy Section from 2007-08 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of its Litigation Section. He has taught at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and is a frequent speaker at local and national attorney and judicial training conferences. He has taught legal studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at the Baltimore City Police Academy. He is a member of the Maryland, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court bars. In 2000 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Maryland Bar Foundation for Defending Unpopular Causes and received the University System of Maryland Regents Award for Teaching and Mentoring in 2006. In 2002 he was elected to the American Law Institute.
He has published articles in the Nebraska, Loyola Los Angeles, New England and McGeorge, University of Baltimore law reviews, and in the Rutgers and Howard University law journals.
Criminal Law: Cases, Commentary and Question, Carolina Academic Press (with Patricia Mell, Former Dean of the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, Illinois), (2007).
Perspective on the Economic and Cultural Effects of Obesity Litigation: Lessons from Pelman v. McDonalds, book chapter published in "Obesity, Business and Public Policy", Editors, Zoltan J. Acs and Alan Lyles, Edward Elger Publisher (Northhampton, Mass) p. 206 (2007).
Reflections on Standing: Challenges to Searches and Seizures in a High Technology World, 75 Miss. L. J. 1099 (2006).
Catch Me If You Can! Resolving the Ethical Tragedies in the Brave New World of Jury Selection, 32 New England Law Review 343 (1998)(Lead article).