Friday, July 28, 2006
This week, the CrimProf Blog spotlights Jose F. Anderson from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Professor Anderson joined the faculty in 1993. Prior to joining the faculty he engaged in the private practice of law in Baltimore and served for nine years in the Maryland Public Defender's Office where he was an assistant public defender and supervising attorney in the Appellate Division. From 1991 to 1993 he served as special assistant public defender, responsible for a number of statewide litigation and legislative matters, and was counsel to Stephen E. Harris, the state Public Defender for Maryland. During his tenure at the Public Defender's Office, he represented clients in major felony and death penalty litigation in the state trial and appellate courts and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Anderson played a key role in the development of the University of Baltimore Appellate Practice Clinic. He is the elected chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Section Council on Criminal Law and Practice in 2000-2001, and a member of the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, the Monumental Bar Association Judicial Selection Committee, the Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, and the Maryland General Assembly Criminal Code Revision Committee. He is a member of the faculty of the Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL) and frequently speaks at local and national attorney and judicial training conferences. He has also served as a special consultant to the Maryland Commission on the Future of the Courts and was appointed by Chief Judge Robert M. Bell as a member of the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office Advisory Board. He is a member of the Maryland, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court bars.
He has published articles in the Nebraska, Loyola Los Angeles, New England and University of Baltimore law reviews, and in the Rutgers and Howard University law journals.