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School of Law

Steven P. Grossman

Dean Julius Isaacson Professor of Law
410.837.4603, Angelos Law 1119

Administrative Assistant: Shavaun O'Brien
410.837.4635, Angelos Law 1112


LL.M., New York University, 1977
J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1973
B.A., City College of New York, 1969 

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Procedure
Criminal Justice
Trial Advocacy
Sentencing and Plea Bargaining

Grossman joined the law faculty in 1979 from Syracuse University, where he was a lecturer and clinic attorney. Prior to his teaching at Syracuse, he served as an assistant district attorney in New York City.

Grossman has written on such topics as eyewitness identification, sentencing and the use of hearsay evidence. He is a member of the New York Bar, the Board of Governors of the Judicial Institute of Maryland and the Board of Directors of MICPEL.

Selected Publications


Becoming a Trial Lawyer (with Michele Gilman and Frederic I. Lederer) (Carolina Academic Press, Apr. 2008)

Trying The Case, published by MICPEL (1999)

Maryland Rules of Evidence With Objections (with Stephen Shapiro), published by NITA, 1995

Articles and Essays

Separate but Equal: Miranda's Rights to Silence and Counsel, to be published in 2013 edition of the Marquette Law Review

Hot Crimes: A Study in Excess, 45 Creighton L. Rev. 33 (2011)

An Honest Approach to Plea Bargaining, 29 Am. J. Trial Adv. 103 (2005)

Judicial Modification of Sentences in Maryland, 33 U. Balt. L. Rev. 1 (2003) (with Stephen Shapiro)

Proportionality in Non-Capital Cases: The Supreme Court's Tortured Approach to Cruel and Unusual Punishment, 84 Ky. L.J. 107 (1995)

The Admission of Government Fact Findings: Limiting the Dangers of Unreliable Hearsay, 38 U. Kan. L. Rev. 767 (1990)

The Doctrine of Inevitable Discovery: A Plea for Reasonable Limitations, 92 Dick. L. Rev. 313 (1988)

Articles on Social Science Research Network