February 10, 2011
Contact: University Relations
The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center for Families, Children and the Courts—home to a number of pathbreaking initiatives to reform the country's family justice system, foster therapeutic interventions in resolving family crises, and improve the management of everyday issues that lead to serious community problems like truancy—will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with two special events on Thursday, March 3. Both events will take place in the School of Law's Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room, located in the school at 1415 Maryland Ave.
Beginning at noon, the school will host a Lunchtime Law session entitled "Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Family-Friendly Approach." The Hon. Peggy Fulton Hora, a retired judge from the Superior Court of Alameda County, Cal., and David B. Wexler, distinguished research professor emeritus of law at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law, will discuss the use of non-punitive techniques designed to assist families going through the legal process. Hora will speak on "Healing Families Through the Courts." Wexler's topic is "Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Family-Friendly Criminal Law Practice." Lunch will be served.
This program is free and open to the public, and no R.S.V.P. is required.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a celebration of CFCC's first decade will take place, also in the Moot Court Room. Invited guests who will briefly offer reflections from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. on the center's successes include the following:
Barbara A. Babb, associate professor in the School of Law and director of the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, will be joined by Joseph S. Wood, provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the University of Baltimore, and John A. Lynch, Jr., associate dean of the School of Law, in offering a welcome and opening remarks at the start of the program.
A cocktail reception in the law school lobby will follow from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
The evening event is free and open to the public; an R.S.V.P. must be received no later than Feb. 25.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.