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School of Law


Clinical Fellow

zmakar@ubalt.edu
410.837.5653
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 421

Administrative Assistant: Deborah Thompson, Room 433
410.837.6798
John and Frances Angelos Law Center

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
B.S., University of Maryland, College Park

Curriculum Vitae

Makar was an Open Society Institute Fellow working to reform the bail system in Maryland. Makar’s project focused on using the writ of habeas corpus to secure release for indigent defendants wrongfully incarcerated prior to trial.  

Makar received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, and received her Bachelor of Science in Business and Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Selected Publications

Publications

Bail Reform Begins with the Bench, New York Times (2016, November 17).

How the Right to Speedy Trial Can Reduce Mass Pretrial Incarceration , American Criminal Law Review, Georgetown Law (2015)

Your Honor, the Defense Asks for a Meaningful Bail , American Criminal Law Review, Georgetown Law (2015)

Charm City Televised and Dehumanized: How CCTV Bail Reviews Violate Due Process of Law,45 U. Balt. L.F. 56 (2014) (with Edie Cimino and Natalie Novak).

Recent Media

Featured in the ABA Journal, "Court Systems Rethink the Use of Financial Bail," April 2016 

Guest on First Edition, WEAA 

Guest on the Marc Steiner Show, WEAA 

Quoted in The Baltimore Sun 

Quoted in City Paper 

Guest on the Marc Steiner Show, WEAA 

Guest on Midday with Dan Rodricks, WYPR 

Featured in The Daily Record, "Using habeas corpus to challenge pretrial detention," Dec. 4, 2014 

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