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Alan D. Hornstein
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Telephone: (212) 585-4055

Job Experience

Alan D. Hornstein is Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he serves on the Board of Visitors, the only faculty member ever to sit on the Board.  From 2004 to 2009 he was Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Touro Law Center.

After a two-year clerkship with Judge Frederick vanPelt Bryan of the federal district court for the Southern District of New York, Hornstein joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law in 1972, earning tenure in 1975.  While at Maryland, he taught almost a score of courses, socratic lecture, clinic and seminar.  He served two terms as Associate Dean (1987-1991, 2001-2002).  He was Interim Dean in 1991-92. 

Hornstein served as General Editor of “JD, the University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Magazine.”  He was instrumental in the design and implementation of Maryland’s initial technology network as well as for the technology in its new building, dedicated in 2002.  Hornstein  played a major role in all architectural design aspects and furnishing of the building, from infrastructure to offices, classrooms and public spaces.

In 1986, Hornstein earned a Master of Arts from the Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, where he subsequently served as a visiting faculty member.  He held the Paschal P. Vacca Chair in Liberal Education, the first eminent scholar’s chair at the University of Montevallo.  Hornstein has offered humanities seminars as continuing judicial education at the Maryland Judicial Institute, the Alabama Judicial College and the Federal Judicial Center.  He offers similar programs, “Humanities Seminars for Professionals,” as continuing professional education for lawyers, physicians, business executives and others.  In 2009, in conjunction with the University of Maryland and LA Theater Works, Hornstein developed and moderated an interdisciplinary program for professional schools based on recorded dramas.

Hornstein was a reporter and consultant to the Evidence Subcommittee of the Maryland Rules Committee, drafting a Code of Evidence for the state. 


Juris Doctor from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark) (1970), 

Master of Arts from the Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, St. John’s College, Annapolis (1986)