Carey School of Law

The Francis King Carey School of Law was authorized by the Maryland legislature in 1813 and began regular instruction in 1824. It is one of the oldest law schools in the nation, but its innovative programs make it one of the liveliest and most dynamic today.


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Chaz Arnett, JD

Criminal Procedure

Race and Technology


Professor Arnett teaches in the areas of criminal procedure, race and technology, juvenile law, and education law, and his research interests lie at the intersection of race, surveillance, and technology. His scholarship examines the ways in which surveillance measures are used within the criminal justice system, in corrections and policing, and the impact these practices have on historically marginalized groups and vulnerable populations. His research agenda is aimed at highlighting how law and policy pave the way for new technologies, through their design and implementation, to reproduce and entrench legacies of state-sponsored racialized surveillance. Before joining the faculty, Professor Arnett was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a trial attorney with public defender’s offices in Baltimore and New Orleans. As a recipient of the Satter Human Rights Fellowship, he also has worked with the International Center for Transitional Justice on issues of constitutional development in Zimbabwe and on asylum cases for Zimbabwe refugees in South Africa.

Andrew Blair-Stanek, JD


Professor Blair-Stanek is an expert in tax law whose research addresses multinational corporations’ transfers of intellectual property (e.g., patents) to avoid U.S. tax. Separately, he also has considered how to “crisis-proof” tax law against financial crises. Before joining the faculty at the Francis King Carey School of Law, he practiced tax law at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP in Washington, D.C., where his practice included bankruptcy taxation, intellectual property transactions, and international tax planning. He also worked as a software design engineer for Microsoft Corp. and is the inventor of U.S. patents 7,617,204 and 7,580,951.

Patricia Campbell, LLM, JD, MA

Intellectual Property



Professor Campbell joined the Francis King Carey School of Law faculty in 2007 after spending several years in private practice with law firms and corporations. Before her faculty appointment, she was associate general counsel at Kajeet, Inc., a telecommunications company in Bethesda, Md. She teaches courses on patent law and trademarks and unfair competition at Maryland Carey Law. Professor Campbell teaches at the Intellectual Property Clinic and the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center, both located at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). In addition to her law faculty appointment, she is an associate professor at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute, located within the A. James Clark School of Engineering at UMCP.

Peter Danchin, JSD

International & Transnational Law

Human Rights

Comparative Constitutional Law

Professor Danchin’s teaching and scholarship focus on international law, human rights, transnational law, and comparative constitutional law with a focus on theories of religious freedom. Before joining the law school faculty, he was director of the human rights program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a law clerk to Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. In recent years, he has been the Senior Research Fellow in Law at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, N.J., where he co-led an inquiry on law and religious freedom, and a visiting law professor at the University of Cape Town. He publishes widely on critical and comparative approaches to the right to religious freedom in legal, political, and moral thought.

Leigh Goodmark, JD

Gender Violence

Leigh Goodmark (she/hers) is the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law and director of the Clinical Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where she teaches the Gender, Prison, and Trauma Clinic. She is the author of Imperfect Victims: Criminalized Survivors and the Promise of Abolition Feminism (University of California Press 2023); Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence (University of California Press 2018) and A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System (New York University 2012), which was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of 2012. She is the co-editor of The Criminalization of Violence Against Women: Comparative Perspectives (Oxford 2023) and Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide (Oxford 2015). Professor Goodmark’s work on intimate partner violence has appeared in numerous journals, law reviews, and publications, including Violence Against Women, The New York Times, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Gender and the Law, and the Yale Journal on Law and Feminism. From 2003 to 2014, Professor Goodmark was on the faculty at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she served as director of clinical education and co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism. From 2000 to 2003, Professor Goodmark was the director of the Children and Domestic Violence Project at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. Before joining the Center on Children and the Law, Professor Goodmark represented clients in the District of Columbia in custody, visitation, child support, restraining order, and other civil matters. Professor Goodmark is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.

Mark Graber, JD

Constitutional Law

Professor Graber held a faculty position in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, from 1993 to 2007 and taught at the University of Maryland School of Law as an adjunct professor beginning in the fall of 2002. In 2004, he was appointed Professor of Government and Law at Maryland Carey Law, a title he held until May 1, 2015, at which time he received an appointment as the Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism. In 2016, he was named Regents Professor, one of only seven Regents Professors in the history of the University System of Maryland and the only Regents Professor on the UMB campus. He served as associate dean for research and faculty development from 2010 to 2013. He has also been one of the organizers of the annual Constitutional Law "Schmooze," which attracts scholars from across the country to the law school. Professor Graber is recognized as one of the leading scholars in the country on constitutional law and politics. He is the author of A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism (Oxford 2013), Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (Cambridge, 2006), and co-editor (with Keith Whittington and Howard Gillman) of American Constitutionalism: Structures and Powers and American Constitutionalism: Rights and Powers, both also from Oxford University Press, and co-editor with Mark Tushnet and Sandy Levinson of Constitutional Democracy in Crisis (Oxford 2018). His most recent book is Punish Treason, Reward Loyalty: The Forgotten Goals of Constitutional Reform After the Civil War (Kansas, 2023). Professor Graber is also the author of over 100 articles, including "The Non-Majoritarian Problem: Legislative Deference to the Judiciary" in Studies in American Political Development, "Naked Land Transfers and American Constitutional Development," published in the Vanderbilt Law Review and "Resolving Political Questions into Judicial Questions: Tocqueville’s Aphorism Revisited," published by Constitutional Commentary. He has been a visiting faculty member at Harvard University, Yale Law School, the University of Virginia School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, the University of Oregon School of Law, and Simon Reichman University.

David Gray, JD

Criminal Law

David Gray is the Jacob A. France Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where he teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, international criminal law, and jurisprudence. He also teaches an interdisciplinary course in the College Park Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was voted Professor of the Year in 2012. Professor Gray’s scholarship focuses on criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional theory, and transitional justice. His books include The Fourth Amendment an Age of Surveillance (Cambridge University Press 2017), the Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Law (Cambridge University Press 2017), Get a Running Start: Your Comprehensive Guide to the First Year Curriculum (West 2016), and Stay Ahead of the Pack: Your Comprehensive Guide to the Upper Level Curriculum (West 2018). In 2019, he joined the leading textbook American Criminal Procedure: Cases and Commentary. He has also published dozens of articles and book chapters in leading journals and collections. His work has been cited and followed by state and federal appellate courts. In 2019, he was named University of Maryland, Baltimore, Researcher of the Year in recognition of his scholarly contributions. In addition to his own scholarship, Professor Gray works closely with students to develop and publish their work. Recent work written by or with his students has appeared in JURIST, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Texas Law Review, the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, New England Law Review, the Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vermont Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and in edited collections. Consistent with Maryland Carey Law’s mission as a public educational institution, Professor Gray frequently provides expert commentary for local and national media outlets on topics relating to criminal law, police procedure, and surveillance. He has also written and contributed to amicus briefs filed in state appellate courts, federal courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Gray practiced at Williams & Connolly LLP, was a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law, and served as a clerk in the chambers of The Honorable Chester J. Straub, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and The Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Gray is an elected member of the American Law Institute and is admitted to the Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia bars.

Russell McClain, JD


Law School Associate Professor and Associate Dean Russell McClain graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1995. From 1995 until 2005, Professor McClain was a civil litigator in Los Angeles, California. Professor McClain began teaching in the fall of 2005 as a legal writing instructor at Howard University School of Law. Professor McClain began teaching at the University of Maryland School of Law in 2006, and he received a full-time appointment to the faculty in 2007. Since then, he has worked as the Director of the law school’s Academic Achievement Program, which focuses on assisting with the academic development of law students. In 2016, Professor McClain was promoted to law school associate professor, and he was appointed by the law school Dean to the position of Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. He also is a member of the President’s Diversity Advisory Council of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Professor McClain’s scholarly interest is in the psychological factors that affect academic performance, including stereotype threat and implicit bias. This research explores whether stereotype threat (the fear of confirming negative group stereotypes) and implicit bias (subconscious categorizations that are biased against racial/ethnic minorities and women) work together to suppress the performance of these groups in higher education, including in law school. See Russell A. McClain, Helping Our Students Reach Their Full Potential: The Insidious Consequences of Ignoring Stereotype Threat, 17 RUTGERS RACE & L. REV. 1 (2016); Russell A. McClain, Bottled at the Source, Recapturing the Essence of Academic Support as a Primary Tool of Education Equity for Minority Law Students, 18 MD. L.J. OF RACE, RELIGION, GENDER & CLASS 139 (2018). Professor McClain has made dozens of presentations and conducted numerous workshops for educational institutions and professional groups. Professor McClain is the President of the Association of Academic Support Educators. He also has served as a member of the Law School Admissions Council’s Diversity Committee. Professor McClain was honored by the University of Maryland Chapter of the Black Law Students Association as the 2006-2007 Alumnus of the Year. In 2011 and 2018, the chapter named him Professor of the Year.