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 Charles B. ShaferProfessor of Law
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1014

Administrative Assistant: Gloria Joy
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 518


LL.M., University of Illinois, 1984
J.D., with honors, Rutgers University, Newark, 1978
B.A., Marietta College, 1967

Curriculum Vitae


Commercial Law
Consumer Law
Debtor-Creditor Relations
Law and Social Reform Seminar

Shafer joined the faculty in 1979 after serving as a teaching fellow at the University of Illinois College of Law. He has published articles on bankruptcy and creditors' rights in the University of Baltimore Law Review, Maryland State Bar Journal, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law and the Journal of Law and Commerce, and has written a computer simulation program in corporate reorganization for the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction.

Shafer directed an evaluation of the Maryland Tax Refund Intercept Project under a grant from the Department of Human Resources. He is a founding member and officer of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Shafer is a member of the editorial board of the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction. He is a member of the New York and Maryland bars.

Selected Publications

Articles and Essays

Drawing Lines, online Practicing Law Institute course materials (2001)

FDA Censoring of Manufacturer's Post-Marketing Commitments, American Journal of Therapeutics (2000)

The Virtual Clerk's Office: A Proposed Model Judgment Lien Act For the Computer Age , 15 U. Pitt. J. L. & Com. 295 (1995)

Consolidating Judgment Liens, 24 Md. B.J. 21 (1991)

Determining Whether Property Is Necessary for an Effective Reorganization: A Proposal for the Use of Empirical Research, Ann. Surv. Bankr. L. 79 (1990)

Developing Rational Standards for an Advertising Substitution Policy, 55 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1

Creditors' Rights Issues in Copyright Law: Conflict and Resolution, 11 U. Balt. L. Rev. 406 (1982)

Survey of Criminal Procedure – Alternative Dispositions of Defendants, 30 Rutgers L. Rev. 592 (1977)

Articles on Social Science Research Network