Professor Gilman is visiting Georgetown Law beginning in Fall 2023 from the University of Baltimore.
Before joining the University of Baltimore faculty, Gilman was a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice; an associate at Arnold and Porter in Washington, D.C.; a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Frank A. Kaufman of the District of Maryland; and an editor of the Michigan Law Review. Her scholarship focuses on issues relating to poverty, privacy, economic inequality, and feminist legal theory, and her articles have been published in the California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review and the Washington University Law Review, among others. She was a visiting associate professor at the William and Mary School of Law during the 2005-06 academic year and a professor in the University of Aberdeen summer program in summer 2009. In 2009, she received the award for Outstanding Teaching by a Full-Time Faculty Member.
Gilman directs the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic, in which student-attorneys represent individuals and community groups in a wide array of civil litigation and law reform projects. She is involved in numerous groups working on behalf of low-income Marylanders. She is a member of the Committee on Litigation and Legal Priorities of the ACLU of Maryland and the Judicial Selection Committee of the Women’s Law Center. She is the past president of the board of the Public Justice Center, where she served from 2004-2014, as well as a past member of the Maryland Bar’s Section Council on Delivery of Legal Services.
She received the 2010 University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Award for Public Service. Gilman is the former co-chair and a member of the Scholarship Committee of the AALS Clinical Legal Education Section, and a former editor of the Clinical Law Review Review and the Journal of Legal Education. She is also a co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism, which works to apply the insights of feminist legal theory to legal practice and policy. She is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
Gilman was a faculty fellow at Data & Society in New York during the 2019-2020 academic year. She focused on the intersection of data privacy law with the concerns of low-income communities.