Professor J. Amy Dillard is a member of the permanent law faculty at the University of Baltimore. She previously served on the faculty of American University, Washington College of Law, as the Director of the Legal Rhetoric Program. She spent the first decade of her legal career as the Deputy Public Defender of the City of Alexandria, Virginia, and she currently serves as counsel for a defendant charged with capital murder in Virginia.
Professor Dillard actively consults with and supports the work of the Prosecutorial Accountability Project at Civil Rights Corps, and her scholarship focuses on prosecutorial accountability, police reform, and mental illness in criminal law.
Professor Dillard teaches criminal law; constitutional criminal procedure; introduction to lawyering skills; a #MeToo seminar; a race, crime, and media seminar; professional responsibility; and torts.