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Professor of LawByron L. Warnken
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 1109

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


J.D., cum laude, University of Baltimore,1977
B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1968

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law

Warnken has been a member of the UB law faculty since 1977, when, while practicing tax law, he began teaching as an adjunct professor. In 1978, he joined the faculty full-time and was tenured in 1982. He teaches primarily criminal law and constitutional criminal procedure. For 33 years, Warnken served as director of the Judicial Internship Program and Judicial "EXPLOR" program, placing more than 3,000 law students with judges, including a record-setting 164 students in summer 2010. He is faculty adviser to the School of Law's Moot Court Board, which manages the Byron L. Warnken Moot Court Competition, from which UB selects the members for its 21 interschool appellate advocacy teams for competitive meets against other law schools.

About Professor Warnken

Selected Publications

Writings of Professor Byron L. Warnken

Books and Book Chapters

Maryland Criminal Procedure (2013).

Preservation, in Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal (Paul Mark Sandler & Andrew D. Levy, eds., 4th ed. 2014).

Articles and Essays

Articles on Social Science Research Network