The Changing of the Guard at the MSBA Legal Summit!

Last week's MSBA Legal Summit gave UBalt Law alumni in attendance opportunities to say goodbye and thank you to Dean Ron Weich, who begins a new chapter as dean of Seton Hall Law School July 1, and to welcome incoming UBalt Law Dean LaVonda Reed. They are pictured here having fun at the June 5 Access to Justice Welcome Dinner.

Upcoming Law Alumni Networking Events


Thursday, Sept. 5, 6 to 8 p.m.: Baltimore Law Magazine Launch Party. Celebrate our first Leadership Issue and meet Dean LaVonda Reed and several alumni leaders featured in the 2024 edition of Baltimore Law. Learn more and register


Saturday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 20: Alumni Weekend and Dean's Convocation in Baltimore. Save the date and stay tuned for further details. Meet and hear from our new dean, LaVonda Reed. Lots of fun reunion activities are in the works!


Please let us know if you'd like to learn more about our plans for Alumni Weekend.


Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 to 8 p.m.: Law Alumni Holiday Party, location TBA. Save the date!!

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Upcoming Law School Events


Monday, June 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Screening and discussion of the documentary film "13th," which chronicles the origins of the U.S. prison system and mass incarceration. Learn more and register.


Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m.: "The Equal Protection Clause: From Brown v. Board to Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard," Constitution Day panel, Moot Courtroom. With Professors Jose Anderson, Gilda Daniels and Mike Meyerson.


Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 9 p.m.: John Sumner Stead Lecture and CICL 30th Anniversary Celebration. Stay tuned for details!

Class Notes


Hon. Robert Klingebiel, J.D. ’73; Lance Andrews, J.D. ’74; Robert Bankowitz, J.D. ’74; Steven Dolchin, J.D. ’74; and Thomas B. Drage, J.D. ’74, were honored by the Florida Bar for practicing for 50 years. This honor recognizes members of the Florida Bar who remained in good standing throughout the duration of their 50 years in practice.


Robert J. Farley, J.D. ’85, joined Annapolis-based firm Hyatt & Weber as a partner.


Tonya McClary, J.D. ’94, was confirmed as the executive director for the Citizens Police Oversight Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, PA.


Ginger Robinson, J.D. ’06, M.S. ’23, became acting instructional dean of education and social sciences at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.


Katheryn Anderson, J.D. ’13, joined the Maryland Office of the Attorney General as the director of professional and organizational development.


Hon. Michelle Arvin-Greer, J.D. ’14, B.A. ’08, was appointed to the Baltimore County Orphans Court.


Paul D. Burgin, J.D. ’16, has been named partner at Shawe Rosenthal in Baltimore.


Adanna Smith, J.D. ’19, started as an associate at Porter Wright in the firm’s Columbus, OH, office.


Katherine Burgess-Cruz, J.D. ’21, joined Green Mistretta Law, located in Wake Forest, NC.


Lauren Borchers, J.D. ’22, has become a legal analyst in the office of the general counsel at Offit Kurman.


Katherine L. Simon, J.D. ’22, started as an associate at Hanley, Grason & Klein in Towson, MD.



Katherine L. Simon, J.D. ’22, started as an associate at Hanley, Grason & Klein in Towson, MD.


Gina Gharbawi, J.D. ’23, became an assistant state’s attorney for Baltimore City.


Sarah Krider, J.D. ’23, started as an associate at Franklin & Prokopik in Baltimore.


Merary Perez, J.D. ’23, started as staff attorney at Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition.


Julia Rowland, J.D. ’23, started as an associate at Baltimore-based Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber.


Ernesto Villaseñor, J.D. ’23, has become director of advocacy and member support for Waterkeepers Chesapeake.


Joseph Canner, J.D. ’24, began a clerkship at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS).


Hon. Robert F. “Bob” Fischer, J.D. ’61, passed away on April 16, 2024.


Hon. Glenn L. Klavans, J.D. ’78, passed away on May 25, 2024.


Lt. Col. J. Bruce Medaris, Jr., J.D. ’78, passed away on April 21, 2024.


Robert Wayne “Rob” Bateman Jr., J.D. ’80, passed away on May 18, 2024.


Barry J. Beran, J.D. ’81, passed away on May 7, 2024.


Thomas M. McDonough, J.D. ’81, passed away on April 24, 2024.


Francis Alamia, J.D. ’01, passed away on April 30, 2024.


Heather N. King, J.D. ’08, passed away on May 21, 2024.

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