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Professor of Law, EmeritusStephen J. Shapiro
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1117

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


J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1976
B.A., Haverford College, 1971

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure

Shapiro joined the faculty in 1985 after six years of teaching at Ohio Northern University College of Law. Previously, he served as counsel to the Ohio Ethics Commission. He has published numerous law review articles in the areas of civil rights, federal jurisdiction and procedure, government ethics, and evidence in the Journal of Legal Education and in the University of Baltimore, Kansas, American, Duquesne and other law reviews.He is co-author of Maryland Rules of Evidence with Objections and has lectured on both Maryland and federal law to judges and practicing attorneys. He is a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. He is a member of the Maryland Bar. Shapiro received a Fulbright Fellowship to lecture and do research at the University of Mainz, in Germany, during spring semester, 2001.

Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Maryland Rules of Evidence with Objections (with Steven Grossman), (NITA, 1995)

Articles and Essays

The Referendum Process in Maryland: Balancing Respect for Representative Government with the Right to Direct Democracy, 44 U. Balt. L. F. 1 (2013).

Overcoming Under-Compensation and Under-Deterrence in Intentional Tort Cases: Are Statutory Multiple Damages the Best Remedy?, 62 Mercer L. Rev. 449 (2011).

The Judiciary in the United States: A Search for Fairness, Independence and Competence, 14 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 667 (2001)

Teaching First-year Civil Procedure and Other Introductory Courses by the Problem Method, 34 Creighton L. Rev. 101 (2001)

The Use and Effectiveness of Various Learning Materials in an Evidence Class, 46 J. Legal Educ. 101 (1996)

Suits Against State Officials for Damages for Violations of Constitutional Rights: Comparing Maryland and Federal Law, 23 U. Balt. L. Rev. 423 (1994)

The Admission of Government Fact Findings Under Federal Rule of Evidence 803(8)(C): Limiting the Dangers of Unreliable Hearsay, 38 U. Kan. L. Rev. 767 (1990)

Articles on Social Science Research Network