B.A., Middlebury College
J.D., George Washington University National Law Center
Professor Maurer teaches courses in Negotiating for Lawyers and Legal Issues in Medicine and is the former director of Albany Law School’s Field Placement and Pro Bono Scholars programs. Professor Maurer founded and for many years directed the Civil Rights and Disabilities Law Clinic in which law students, working under faculty supervision, represented clients in discrimination, public entitlements, education or other disability rights matters. She co-developed Albany’s Introduction to Lawyering course--designed to expose first year law students to essential research, writing, and lawyering skills in context, and to teach them to think like professionals. She is an editor of the 3rd edition of LEARNING FROM PRACTICE: A TEXT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEGAL EDUCATION. She is also co-editor of the New York State Bar Association three book series DISABILITY LAW AND PRACTICE. Professor Maurer received the AALS Clinic Section William Pincus Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Legal Education in January, 2021. She is also the 2015 recipient of the Albany Law Faculty Excellence in Service Award.
Prior to joining the Albany Law faculty, Professor Maurer practiced law with Legal Services in Charleston, S.C. and later served as staff attorney for New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for People with Disabilities. She is a member and former co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Disability Rights and former member and chair of the Board of Directors of Disability Rights New York, Inc. She also serves on the Boards of Bethlehem Youth Court and the Legal Equity Advocacy Firm, Inc.