Kurt L. Schmoke "has been Dean of Howard University School of Law since January 1, 2003. From 1999 to 2002, Dean Schmoke was a partner with the international law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Dean Schmoke served as Mayor of Baltimore from 1987-1999. Highlights of his administration include adult literacy programs, educational initiatives, housing improvement and neighborhood revitalization. The Clinton administration recognized Baltimore as a “top performer” among Empowerment Zone cities. Dean Schmoke started his legal career with Piper & Marbury in 1976. In 1977, he was a member of President Carter’s White House Domestic Policy Staff. After returning to Baltimore in 1978 as an Assistant United States Attorney, Dean Schmoke was elected State's Attorney in 1982.
"Dean Schmoke has a bachelor’s degree in History from Yale, attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.“ 
- Director, Global Rights
- Honorary Director, Drug Policy Alliance
- Advisory Board, Just Democracy
- Advisory Board, PeacePlayers International 
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.