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Graduation Speaker

Phoebe A. Haddon, L'77

Dean, University of Maryland School of Law

2013 Law Graduation Speaker

Phoebe A. Haddon, dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, is a nationally recognized leader in legal education and an expert in jury participation, the courts and diversity. She leads the nation's third-oldest law school. Haddon is an accomplished scholar on constitutional law and tort law, co-author of two casebooks in those fields and author of numerous scholarly articles on equal protection, jury participation, academic freedom and diversity issues.

Dean Haddon has provided leadership to numerous organizations dedicated to American legal education. In 2012, National Jurist magazine named her as one of top 25 most influential people in legal education in the nation. In 2011, she received Great Teacher Award from the Society of American Law Teachers. She previously served on the Council of the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, the official accrediting body of American law schools.

In addition to her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Duquesne Law Review, Haddon holds an LL.M. from Yale Law School.