Introducing Guest Blogger Gilbert A. Holmes

I am delighted to welcome Gilbert A. Holmes, Professor of Law and former Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law, as a guest blogger.  Professor Holmes joined the University of Baltimore School of Law in the summer of 2001, serving as Dean until 2007.  He previously served on the faculty of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, where he was associate dean for academic affairs and budget (1999-2001). Professor Holmes also served on the faculties of Southern Methodist Law School (1995-1996), and Seton Hall University School of Law (1990-1994).  Professor Holmes’ principal teaching has been in family law, contracts, and property.  He was twice named Day Division Teacher of the Year at Texas Wesleyan, and was nominated for Teacher of the Year by the Seton Hall Law Student Bar Association on three occasions.

Professor Holmes has published articles on a range of family law and constitutional issues in such journals as The Maryland Law Review, The University of Miami Law Review, Temple Law Review and the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, and has presented on a host of topics at conferences and symposia across the country. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the Association of American Law Schools. He is admitted to practice in New York and before the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Selected Publications

Conversations About the Intersecting Institutions of Marriage, 4 Texas Wesleyan L. Rev. 143 (1998)

The Extended Family System in the Black Community: A Child-Centered Model for Adoption Policy, 68 Temple L. Rev. 1649 (1995)

Student Initiated Prayer: Is It Speech or Religion, and Does it Matter Which, 49 U. Miami L. Rev 301 (1995)

The Tie That Binds: The Constitutional Right of Children to Maintain Relationships with Parent-Like Individuals, 53 Md. L. Rev. 358 (1994)


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