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Leigh S. Goodmark


Teaching for the bar exam since 2014.


J.D., Conferred with Distinction, Stanford Law School (1994)
B.A., Summa Cum Laude and with Distinction, Political Science, Yale University (1991)

Teaching Experience

Professor of Law and Director of the Gender Violence Clinic, University of Maryland School of Law (2014 - present)
Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Education, University of Baltimore School of Law (2003-2014)
Associate Professorial Lecturer in Law, Public Interest Lawyering, The George Washington University School of Law (2002)
Clinical Instructor, Families and the Law Clinic, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (1999 – 2000)
Adjunct Professor, Legal Methods Program, American University Washington College of Law, (1997-1998)
Teacher for Shemer Bar Review since 2015.

Professional Experience

Assistant Staff Director, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law (2000-2003)
Staff Attorney, Bread for the City & Zacchaeus Free Clinic (1996-1999)
Staff Attorney, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (1995-1996)
Law Clerk, United States Disctrict Court, Eastern District of Virginia (1994-1995)


Stanford Law School, Hilmer Oehlman, Jr. Award for outstanding legal research and writing (1992)
University of Baltimore School of Law, UBSPI Judge Robert M. Bell Award for Leadership in Public Interest (2013)
University of Baltimore School of Law, WBA Professor of the Year (2013, 2007)
University of Baltimore School of Law, SBA Professor of the Year Award (2009)


Author, Numerous Books and Articles on Gender Violence and Family Law issues.