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Biography

B.A., Middlebury College
J.D., George Washington University National Law Center

Professor Maurer Directs Albany Law School’s Field Placement and Pro Bono Scholars programs and teaches courses in Negotiating for Lawyers and Legal Issues in Medicine. 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 which is 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 writes and lectures in the areas of legal education and disability law. She is an editor of the 3rd edition of LEARNING FROM PRACTICE: A TEXT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEGAL EDUCATION. She is also an editor of the New York State Bar Association three book series DISABILITY LAW AND PRACTICE (book three forthcoming in 2016). Professor Maurer is 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 Serves on the Board of Directors of Disability Rights New York, Inc.