"Your reputation precedes you."
Students at the University of Baltimore School of Law must exhibit high standards of academic and professional responsibility. This includes adhering to the School of Law Honor Code.
The Honor Code is maintained by the Honor Board, a group of students and faculty members who work to promote professionalism at the School of Law. The Honor Board educates the Law School community about the principles of the Honor Code and implements the Honor Code procedures when violations are alleged.
- Student pledge
- Honor Code complaint form
- Select examples of recent cases
- Plagiarism tutorial
- Apply to be a member of the honor board (2022-2023)
Have more questions? Find more information in Honor Code FAQs.
Process Aide for 2022-23
Professor Elizabeth Keyes is the designated Process Aide for the 2022-2023 academic year. Each year, the Dean appoints a full-time faculty member to serve as a "Process Aide" for students who are involved in Honor Code proceedings. At the student's request, the Process Aide will provide information about the Honor Code process and alternatives available at each stage. The Process Aide is not the student's attorney.
Honor Board Members - 2022-2023 Academic Year
Chair: Chamyra Upshur
Members: Nicholas Balzano, Alessandra Checchia,
Eva Cox, Joseph Danahy, Janae Daw, Rachel Fluriach, Darnisha Mitchell, Patrick O'Leary, Sierra Reynolds, Adeiye Samura, Daniel Santos, Fateh Tarar, Robert Taylor, Haley Wittstadt, Patricia Ziff
New Honor Board members are selected in the spring of each year. Members are expected to be available for monthly meetings and to serve in various capacities when a complaint is filed. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75, have no prior Honor Code violations and must be a J.D. student.
Scroll below to read bios of several of the members.
Chamyra is a 3L day student and the Honor Board Chair for the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition to Honor Board, she is the Black Law Student Association Vice President, a Diversity Council member, and a former Thurgood Marshall Moot Court competitor. She graduated from Delaware State University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. In her free time, Chamyra enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
NICHOLAS BALZANONicholas is a 2L day student. In addition to Honor Board, he is a staff editor for Law Review. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Towson University. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys watching the Orioles, and spending time with his family, friends, his dog Dexter, and his bearded dragon Gizmo.
Alessandra is a 2L day student. She graduated from Stonehill College with a double major in Sociology and Criminology, and a double minor in Anthropology and Religious Studies. In her free time, Alessandra enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Eva is a 2L day student. In addition to Honor Board, she is a research assistant for Professor Margaret Johnson and the Center for Applied Feminism and has worked as a summer law clerk for the Innocence Project Clinic. Eva graduated with a B.A in Studio Art from Hunter College in New York City. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, bike riding and sewing.
Joe is a third-year evening student. In addition to the Honor Board, he is also a member of the Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society, and a UB LEADS Mentor. He earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Homeland Security. Joe works full-time but when he is not working or focused on school, he spends as much time as possible with his wife and two sons.
Janae is a 2L day student. In addition to Honor Board, she is a Law Scholar for Criminal Law and was elected to serve on the Executive Board of SSWLC and if/when/how: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice. Before coming to law school, Janae worked as a therapist primarily in jails, earning her B.A. in Social Work from Humboldt State University and her M.S.W. from the University of Southern California. Janae relocated to Baltimore from California and likes spending her free time with her best friend and pup, Apollo.
Rachel is a 2L day student. In addition to serving on the Honor Board, Rachel is the President of the Criminal Law Association and the Community Service Chair for the Latin American Law Student Association.
Rachel graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Criminology. Prior to law school, she worked as a Criminal Defense Investigator in Florida. Rachel volunteers as a Law Clerk for the Office of the Public Defender and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for child victims of abuse and neglect. In her free time, Rachel enjoys dining at local sushi restaurants and spending time with her cats, Hobie and Leo.
Darnisha is 2L day student. In addition to Honor Board, she is the Director of Academic Affairs for the Black Law Student Association and a staff editor for Law Review. She graduated from East Carolina University with A B.A. in Political Science. Darnisha is from North Carolina but she currently lives in Baltimore. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and Cash, her Chichuahua.
Patrick is a 2L evening student. Professionally, he is a legislative policy analyst for Maryland House
of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones. He graduated from Hood College with a B.A.
in political science and a minor in economics. Originally from central Pennsylvania, Patrick now lives in south Baltimore. He enjoys traveling and
spending time with friends and family.
Sierra is a 2L evening student. Although not originally from Baltimore, she has
enjoyed living in the city for over seven years. Sierra graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in comparative cultures and literary studies. When not in class or at work, she enjoys spending time with her cat, Cappuccino.
Adeiye is a 2L day student. In addition to Honor Board, she is a Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competitor and amember of the Black Law Student Association. SHe graduated from Bowie State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. In her free time, Adeiye enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and shopping.
Daniel is a 3L student. In addition to being a member of the Honor Board, Daniel is also a member of the Law Forum and is a UB Leads mentor. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a double major in Political Science and History. In his free time, Daniel enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with his two pugs.
Fateh is a 2L day student. In addition to Honor Board, he is a member of the John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team. Over his 1L summer, he interned for Honorable Jeannie J. Hong in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Fateh graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science, minoring in History. Fateh is a Baltimore native and enjoys spending free time with his family and friends. .
Robert is a 3L evening student. In addition to Honor Board, he was selected to serve on the Editorial Board for Law Forum as the Comments Editor for the 2021-2022 academic year. In 2021, he retired from active duty in the United States Coast Guard after twenty years of service. He graduated from American Military University with a B.A. in psychology and is pursuing his J.D. in preparation for a new and exciting career in law.
Haley is a 2L day student. In addition to serving on the Honor Board, Haley is a member of the Student Conduct Board, a Trained Support Individual for students accused of a conduct violation, a UB LEADS Mentor, and a Law Scholar. Haley graduated from the University of Baltimore with a major in Philosophy, Law and Ethics. She minored in Business Management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her famiily.
Patricia is a 2L day student. In addition to serving on the Honor Board, Patricia is a staff editor for Law Forum and the Student Organization Liaison for the Women's Bar Association. She graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Secondary English Education and Art History. She later earned a Master's degree in Gifted and Talented Education from Notre Dame of Maryland. Prior to law school, she had a career as a high school English and art history teacher. In her free time, she enjooys spending time with her family and her dogs, and taking care of her garden and wild birds.