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2013-2014 Teaching Scholars



Your peers are here to help.

The School of Law believes strongly in the value of collaboration.  We all learn from one another. To this end, every academic year, upper-level students are available to first year students who would like additional one-on-one assistance.  If you would like to make an appointment with one of the students below, please email Claudia Diamond.

  • Hannah Levin

    Hannah is a third year student from Owings Mills. She majored in English and Philosophy at University of Maryland and graduated in May 2011. She now lives in Federal Hill with three roommates by Riverside Park. She is an active member in the legal fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, ("PAD'") and a production editor on Law Review . In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, trying new restaurants, and traveling. Her guilty pleasure?  "Watching bad cooking shows on Hulu."  Hannah looks forward to working with students on perfecting law school time management and studying skills.
  • Mallory Bitar

    Mallory is a third year student who survived first year by getting muddy and exploring the woods on her 4-wheeler as well as spending time with her two pit-bulls. She graduated in 2007 from Keene State College in New Hampshire where she majored in Business Management. Because of her background in business, Mallory intends to practice business law.  Although she is originally from New Hampshire ("YES I am a Patriots fan and do say "wicked."), she "does not hate on the Ravens, but [does] draw the line for [her] alliance once playoffs start!"  Mallory spent this past summer interning with Judge Brian Green who is a judge in the District Court of Carroll County; this fall, she'll intern with the Securities Exchange Commission and the Office of the Attorney General. Sh also is the Business Editor for Law Review. Mallory lives in Baltimore County and intends to stay in the area to practice law after graduation.
  • Tonya Bland

    Tonya, a third year student, was born and raised in Clinton, Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park where she majored in criminology and criminal justice. Not surprisingly, upon applying to law school and up until the end of her 1L year, she was certain that she wanted to practice public interest law.  Although she is still very interested in these fields, after she interning for the past two summers in the Prince George’s County Attorney’s Office, she is now interested in other areas of law too! Tonya currently serves as an Associate Editor on Law Forum, as well as on the Executive Board for the Black Law Student Association. Summing up her first year experience, Tonya remarked that "it was an incredibly rewarding experience and I am still amazed at how much learned; I also tried to take advantage of as many academic resources as possible as you need all the assistance you can get!" 
  • Kenneth Kirkwood

    Kenneth, a  third year student, was born in Mississippi and grew up in Maryland "for the most part."  When he's not doing work for school,  he loves to play guitar.  Kenneth went to UMBC for college where he majored in history with a concentration in African and African-American history.  He is the first in his family to attend law school and understands how intimidating the whole process can be.  When asked about what was great about his first year, Kevin said "the good news is [that] no student has to go through it alone; I certainly didn't. I was fortunate to have upper-level students who guided me during my first year."  He now looks forward to giving back to 1Ls coming in.
  • Nora Truscello

    Nora,  a second year law student, was born and raised in Baltimore. She majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish at the University of Maryland, College Park and graduated in 2011. Nora is a member of the Journal of International Law, Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, and the Family Law Association. Nora strongly advises incoming 1Ls to “ask upperclassmen for help and advice; they are one your best resources.” Nora currently lives in Fells Point and is looking forward to the Raven’s season in Baltimore