Educator of the Year

Richard Boldt bioRichard Boldt, JD 

Francis King Carey School of Law
T. Carroll Brown Professor of Law

Professor Boldt has been a passionate and dedicated legal educator for more than three decades, having joined the Maryland Carey Law faculty in 1989. He is admired and respected by his students, who have selected him to be their Student Bar Association chapter’s Teacher of the Year multiple times.

Professor Boldt regularly takes on full teaching loads and is willing to teach as many courses and students as needed in a particular year. He teaches subjects that comprise the core of the law school’s curriculum: Torts; Advanced Torts; Constitutional Law I: Governance; Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights; and Criminal Law.

He also teaches a popular Mental Disability Law seminar, in which he supervises students with advanced writing, and has a special research interest in the legal issues surrounding drug use and drug use disorders. His work has been published in leading law journals, including the Maryland Law ReviewJournal of Health Care Law & PolicyWashington University Law Quarterly, Criminal Justice EthicsMichigan Law ReviewUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review, and more.

Professor Boldt received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College and earned his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. After practicing at the Legal Action Center, a public interest law firm in New York, he began his academic career at Northern Illinois University College of Law. He also held a faculty position at City University of New York Law School at Queens College and was a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School. Professor Boldt served as associate dean at Maryland Carey Law from 2002 to 2006.