Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore

Michele Gilman

Michele Gilman conducts research at the intersection of digital technologies and low-income communities.

Michele Gilman is the Venable Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She directs the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, in which student attorneys represent individuals and community groups in a wide array of civil litigation and law reform projects. She also teaches Administrative Law and Evidence. In addition, Michele serves as a co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism, which works to apply the insights of feminist legal theory to legal practice and policy. Her recent scholarship focuses on the intersection of data privacy and poverty, with articles published in the California Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Washington University Law Review, among others, as well as in the media, including The Huffington Post, Salon, and The Conversation.

Previously, Michele was a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice; an associate at Arnold and Porter in Washington, D.C.; a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Frank A. Kaufman of the District of Maryland; and an editor of the Michigan Law Review. She is involved in numerous groups working on behalf of low-income Marylanders. She is a member of the Committee on Litigation and Legal Priorities of the ACLU of Maryland and the Judicial Selection Committee of the Women’s Law Center. She is the past president of the board of the Public Justice Center, as well as a past member of the Maryland Bar’s Section Council on Delivery of Legal Services. She received the 2010 University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Award for Public Service. Additionally, Michele is a past co-chair and member of the Scholarship Committee of the AALS Clinical Legal Education Section, and a former editor of the Clinical Law Review and The Journal of Legal Education.