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Odeana R. Neal


Teaching for the bar exam since 1999.


J.D., Harvard University (1986)
A.B., Cum Laude, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges (1983)

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor of Law, Property, Juvenile Justice, University of Baltimore School of Law (1989 – Present)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Syracuse University College of Law (1993 – 1994)
Supervising Attorney, DC Law Students in Court Program (1987 – 1989)
Teaching for Shemer Bar Review since 1999

Professional Experience

Law Clerk, District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1986 – 1987)
Student Attorney, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (1986)
Summer Associate, Dickstein, Shapiro and Morin (1985)


Chair-Elect, AALS Provisional Section on Children and the Law (2006 – present)
Consultant, Ministry of Justice, Santiago, Chile (July 2004)
Member, ABA National Juvenile Defender Training, Technical Assistance and Resource Center. Advisory Board for Mid-Atlantic Region (appointed 2001 – 2003)


Review of Two Voices on the Legal Rights of America’s Youth, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 14 No. 8 (August 2004), pp. 688-691.
Review of Youth on Trial, A Developmental Perspective, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 11 No. 1 (January 2001), pp. 48-50
Review of Hostile Environment: The Political Betrayal of Sexually Harassed Women, Law and Politics Book Review, Vol. 10 No. 7 (July 2000) pp. 398-401.
Writing Rules Does Not Right Wrongs, 7 Temple Pol. & Civ. Rights L. Rev. 303 (1998)
The Limits of Legal Discourse: Learning From the Civil Rights Movement in the Quest for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights, 40 New York Law School
Law Review 679 (1996)
Speaker, AALS Annual Meeting, Workshop on a Search for Balance in the Whirlwind of Law School (2006)
Presenter, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Scholarship Conference (2005)
Presenter, Critical Race Theory Workshop, American University Washington College of Law (2003)
Facilitator, Workshop on Zero Tolerance, Disproportionate Punishment: School Policies and Racial Disparities, Symposium on Disproportionate Minority Representation (2002)