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Erin Fitzsimmons, MAS, JD

Adjunct Instructor
Academic AreaReal Estate
Areas of InterestReal Estate Legal Environment, Business Law, Business Leadership & Human Values

Erin M. Fitzsimmons joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2015 as an adjunct instructor. Previously, she served as the special assistant attorney general for the Environment in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. She spent many years working as an environmental policy advocate and attorney in the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Coastal regions. With more than 25 years in practice, her work includes land use, environmental and natural resources protection, local government, legislation, regulatory and ethics issues, as well as teaching law and policy. Her extensive policy development experience includes chairing the Maryland State Wetlands Steering Committee and serving on the Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Commission. She received her JD, with a Certificate in Environmental Law, from the University of Maryland School of Law, and a Master of Administrative Science degree from Johns Hopkins University. Courses taught at Carey include Real Estate Legal Environment and Business Law.   


  • JD, Environmental Law, University of Maryland School of Law
  • MS, Administrative Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, Political Science and Environmental Science, American University


  • Real Estate Legal Environment

Honors and distinctions

Bar Admissions:
  • State of Maryland, 1991 
  • United States Supreme Court 2012