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School of Law

Lydia R. Nussbaum

Clinical FellowLydia R. Nussbaum
Mediation Clinic for Families
410.837.5823, 40 W. Chase St., 307

Administrative Assistant: Deborah Thompson
410.837.6798, 40 W. Chase St., 105


J.D., University of Maryland, 2009
B.A., Cornell University, 2003

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Family Mediation

Nussbaum joined the Mediation Clinic for Families at the University of Baltimore in July 2010. Prior to joining the faculty, she worked at the University of Maryland School of Law as a fellow in the Leadership, Ethics, and Democracy Building Initiative, where she co-taught a professional responsibility seminar for clinical students and worked on a variety of projects to enhance legal education to better prepare law students for the challenges of legal practice. In addition, Nussbaum is an experienced mediator and has been mediating for the Baltimore City Community Mediation Program for the past three years, mediating both cases referred by the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City and self-referred disputes involving family, workplace, business contracts, parent-teacher, and neighborhood issues. As a law student, she worked as a student clerk for Judge Andre Davis in the U.S. District Court of the District of Maryland and also represented community organizations in Baltimore City as a student attorney. Before entering the legal profession, Nussbaum taught history at a high school in Virginia.

Nussbaum earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she pursued a course of legal study in international human rights and conflict resolution and served as executive articles editor for the Maryland Journal of International Law. She received the Hoffberger Clinical Law Prize for excellence as a student lawyer, the Law School Alumni Association Prize for character and leadership, and two consecutive Dean’s Scholarship Awards. She received her double major B.A. in History and Italian from Cornell University.

Nussbaum is a member of the Maryland bar.