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Law Professor Awarded Elkins Professorship

July 27, 2012
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Phone: 410.837.5739

Michael Meyerson, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, is one of three faculty members in the University System of Maryland to receive the USM's Wilson H. Elkins Professorship for 2012-13.

Meyerson teaches contracts, constitutional law, and American legal history. Meyerson is also the co-founder and director of the Baltimore Scholars Program, an initiative that works with four historically black colleges in Maryland to prepare minority students for law school. In addition to his outstanding contributions at UB, Meyerson has published four books. He will use his Elkins award to support and expand the Baltimore Scholars Program. The upcoming academic year marks the third occasion in which Meyerson has received an Elkins award. UB's Piper & Marbury Faculty Fellow, Meyerson has been a member of the law faculty since 1985.

First established at the University of Maryland in 1978 and later extended to the newly created USM in 1988, the Wilson H. Elkins Professorships support professors and researchers who demonstrate exemplary ability to inspire students and whose professional work and scholarly endeavors make a positive impact beyond the USM.
This year, Elkins Professorships awards have been offered to faculty at Salisbury University, Coppin State University, and UB.
The Elkins award nominees represent the USM's commitment to closing the achievement gap, increasing STEM initiatives, and ensuring environmental sustainability. Awarding of the Elkins professorship is a fitting way to perpetuate the name and honor the contributions of Wilson H, Elkins, a former Rhodes Scholar who led the University of Maryland, College Park to new levels of distinction, as its president from 1954 to 1978.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.