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School of Law

J. Amy Dillard


Assistant Professor of LawFaculty

adillard@ubalt.edu
410-837-5416, Angelos Law 517

Administrative Assistant: Laurie Schnitzer
410.837.4689, Angelos Law 1112

Education

J.D., Washington and Lee University Law School
B.A., Wellesley College

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Capital Punishment

Read Dillard's recent American Constitution Society's blog post  regarding arguments in the Supreme Court  addressing whether the sniff of a dog constitutes a search of a home under the Fourth Amendment and whether a trained drug-sniffing dog’s “alert” gives probable cause for a warrantless search of a vehicle.


Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law
Lawyering Skills
Virginia Practice and Procedure

Dillard joined the faculty in 2006, following four years on the faculty of American University, Washington College of Law, where she taught criminal law and served as the acting director of the Legal Rhetoric Program. Prior to entering the academy, Dillard practiced law in Alexandria, Va., where she specialized in criminal defense and served as the city's deputy public defender for many years. She currently represents a client charged with capital murder in Virginia. Each year, she teaches a course at the World Trade Institute in the master's program in International Law and Economics at the joint center of the Universities of Berne, Fribourg and Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Her scholarly interests include sanity and competency issues, the National School Lunch Program, judicial ethics and various topics in law and religion.

Dillard is a member of the Virginia and United States Supreme Court bars.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

Madness Alone Punishes the Madman: The Search for Moral Dignity in the Court's Competency Doctrine as Applied in Capital Cases, 79 Tenn. L. Rev. 461 (2012)

Big Brother IS Watching : The Reality Show You Didn't Audition For, 63 Okla. L. R. 461 (2011)

And Death Shall Have No Dominion: How to Achieve the Categorical Exemption of Mentally Retarded Defendants from Execution, 45 U. Rich. L. Rev. 961 (2011)

Sloppy Joe, Slop, Sloppy Joe: How USDA Commodity Dumping Ruined the National School Lunch Program, 87 Or. L. Rev. 221 (2008)

AT HIS DISCRETION (n.): "to be disposed of as he thinks fit; at his disposal, at his mercy; unconditionally," 97 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1295 (2008)

Articles on Social Science Research Network