Nancy has been practicing law since 1989. She received her undergraduate degree from UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), majoring in Political Science, and her law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the school's Law Review, an associate editor, and published a Casenote. She also received the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Criminal Procedure. Following law school, Nancy did a 1-1/2 year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Cornelius F. Sybert, Jr., Circuit Court judge for Howard County.