J.D.,University of Michigan Law School
M.A., Drexel University
B.A., summa cum laude, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Family Mediation, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Restorative Justice.
Hanan joined the Mediation Clinic for Families at the University of Baltimore in April of 2013. Prior to joining the faculty, Hanan worked for the Community Conferencing Center of Baltimore City as a conflict resolution facilitator and as the Center’s outreach coordinator to the juvenile justice system. A long-time public defender, Hanan practiced as an appellate attorney for the D.C. Public Defender Service and as a trial attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Service in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hanan received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was the recipient of the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award. As a student attorney, she worked on post-conviction proceedings in an Illinois death penalty case and represented clients in political asylum, family law and social security benefits cases through the Michigan Clinical Law Program and the Poverty Law Clinic. Hanan also earned an MA in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel University where she conducted the first qualitative research study of the use of dance/movement therapy with transgender adults. As a student therapist, she interned in a variety of psychiatric facilities, providing group and individual therapy sessions to adult and adolescent patients.