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School of Law

Lynn Mclain


Emerita Professor of LawLynn McLain
Dean Joseph Curtis Faculty Fellow

lmclain@ubalt.edu
410.837.4525
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1005

Administrative Assistant: Shavaun O'Brien
410.837.4635
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1112

J.D., with distinction, Duke University, 1974
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1971

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Copyright Law
Evidence Law

Professor Mclain joined the faculty in 1977 after being a litigation associate of Piper and Marbury in Baltimore and a John S. Bradway Fellow in clinical legal education at Duke University. From 1988 to 1993 she served as a special reporter to the Rules Committee of the Maryland Court of Appeals on the state's rules' evidence codification project.

Professor Mclain is the author of the three-volume treatise, Maryland Evidence: State and Federal. She is a member of the Maryland Bar, a Life Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, and a frequent presenter on federal and state evidence law. She has pursued state legislative reform regarding witness intimidation, child abuse, rape, the slayer's rule, bribery and legislative privilege, and sewage sludge storage.

She is on currently on leave for research and writing in AY 2012-2013.

Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Maryland Evidence: State and Federal (Thomson Reuters 3d ed. 2013).

Maryland Rules of Evidence (Thomson Reuters 4th ed. 2013-2014).

Maryland Evidence: State and Federal (vols. 5, 6, and 6A of Maryland Practice Series), Thomson/West, 2d ed. 2001 annual supplements (accessible on Westlaw as "[vol. number] Maryland Evidence [section number]"), which roughly correlates to Rule numbers [3d ed. is in progress]

Maryland Rules of Evidence, Thomson/West, 3d ed. 2007

Evidence Law Analyzed: Principles, Problems, and Cases Under the Federal and Maryland Rules , Vandeplas, (2d ed. 2012)

Articles and Essays

"Sweet Childish Days": Using Developmental Psychology Research in Evaluating the Admissibility of Out-of-Court Statements by Young Children, 64 Me.L.Rev. 78-117 (2011)

"I'm Going to Dinner with Frank": Admissibility of Nontestimonial Statements of Intent When Their Relevance Is to Prove the Actions of Someone Other Than the Speaker, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 373-435 (2010)

Stop the Killing: Potential Courtroom Use of a Questionnaire that Predicts the Likelihood that a Victim of Intimate Partner Violence Will Be Murdered by Her Partner, 24 Wis. J. Gender, Law & Soc'y 277-312 (2009) (co-authored with Amanda Hitt)

Post-Crawford: Time to Liberalize the Substantive Admissibility of a Testifying Witness's Prior Consistent Statements, 74 U.M.K.C. L.Rev. 1-41 (2005)

Thoughts on Dastar from a Copyright Perspective: A Welcome Step toward Respite for the Public Domain, 11 U. Balt. Intellectual Prop. L.J. 71-91 (2002/2003)

Reforming the Criminal Law: University of Baltimore School of Law Group Goes to Annapolis, 34.1 U. Balt. L.F. 2-20 (2003)

Articles and Speeches on Social Science Research Network