Elected Member

Professor Leigh S. Goodmark

Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Yale University
Stanford Law School

Leigh Goodmark joined the Maryland Carey Law faculty in 2014 and teaches the Gender Violence Clinic, which she launched while a visiting professor here at the law school during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Previously, Professor Goodmark was the Director of the Clinical Education and Family Law Clinic and Co-Director of the Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she had been a faculty member since 2003.  Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Baltimore, she directed the Children and Domestic Violence Project at the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law. She previously taught in the Families and the Law Clinic at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. She also practiced family law in the District of Columbia at Bread for the City and Zacchaeus Free Clinic, a holistic neighborhood service center, and was the recipient of a Skadden Arps Fellowship. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Professor Goodmark clerked for the Hon. Robert G. Doumar of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

Professor Goodmark’s scholarship has appeared in numerous journals and law reviews, including the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Violence Against Women, Florida State University Law Review, and the Yale Journal on Law and Feminism.  Professor Goodmark is a former president of CLEA and former president of the Board of Directors of the Women's Law Center of Maryland.  She is a member of the Editorial Board of Violence Against Women and serves on the Advisory Board for NVRDC, a victim service organization. Professor Goodmark is a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia and California bars.

Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Domestic Relations (Family Law)
Family Law