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Will Tress

Professor of LawWill Tress &
Former Director, Law Library


J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1984
M.L.S., Columbia University, 1974
M.A., in Near East Area Studies, New York University, 1973
B.A., Columbia College, 1967

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Legal Research

Will Tress, former Law Library director and adjunct professor, came to the University of Baltimore in 1985 from the Enoch Pratt Free Library, where he had been a Subject Specialist since 1974. At the University, he has held the positions of Reference Librarian, Associate Director, and Assistant Director for Information Technology. Prof. Tress is admitted to practice in Maryland.


Unintended Collateral Consequences: Defining Felony in the Early American Republic, 57 Cleveland State Law Review 461 (2009).

Lost Laws: What We Can't Find in the United States Code, 40 Golden Gate University Law Review 129 (2010).

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