Jessica Emerson, director of the Human Trafficking Prevention Project at the University of Baltimore School of Law, says the ongoing case against Jeffrey Epstein may, despite his suicide earlier this month, increase public awareness and understanding of human trafficking in all of its forms. Trafficking is "not a simple issue," Emerson says. She focuses less on capturing data and more on the factors that can lead people to be targeted for trafficking. "I don't talk about data. I talk about vulnerability," Emerson says.
Orientation is under way for the University of Baltimore School of Law entering class of 2019. The class is 53 percent female and 40 percent non-white, hailing from 23 states and representing 99 colleges and universities.
Diedre L. Badejo, professor of Comparative African and African Diaspora Literature, Women's Studies and Oral Historiography in the University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design, says teaching the literature of Toni Morrison, who died on Aug. 5, "reveals a vision and voice guiding pathways toward our infinite humanity and truths."
Despite reporting declining revenue, Maryland businesses say they remain optimistic about their future growth. That is one finding in the latest Maryland Business Climate Survey, which measured local business sentiment in the second quarter of 2019.
The University of Baltimore and Loyola University Maryland have been selected to host the 2021 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Annual Meeting in Baltimore. This worldwide gathering of experts, representing higher education and its connections to policymakers, business leaders and consumer interests, is designed to "advance excellence in entrepreneurship through the unique role" of university-based centers where entrepreneurship is taught and nurtured.
Two students from the University of Baltimore School of Law earned the opportunity to work as Walter Sondheim Public Service Law Fellows this past summer. The program, administered by the Shriver Center at UMBC, provides $3,000 grants for students to do public interest work during their summer break. Students with GPAs of 3.0 and above are eligible to apply in the spring. Autumn Lee, a 2L, worked with the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Project. Isabelle Ferraro, a 3L, worked with the Maryland Attorney General's Office.
Appearing on the online CBS news outlet CBSN, University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. Kim Wehle says that gun rights are less of a constitutional matter than one that is best addressed through the legislative process.
In an analysis of the social and economic problems that persist in Baltimore, The Economist quotes Seema Iyer, associate director and research assistant professor for the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute, home of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance. Iyer says the city is lagging in any number of modern systems, like fast broadband and stable water pipes, that make life easier.
Novelist and essayist Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and countless other accolades, passed away on Aug. 5. In 2011, Morrison served as keynote speaker for the University of Baltimore School of Law's Applied Feminism Conference, hosted by its Center on Applied Feminism. Today, UB faculty are remembering Morrison's appearance at the University and recognizing her impact on literature and culture.
Starting law school this fall? Got everything you need? At the University of Baltimore School of Law, we believe that a successful career in the law starts early and remains a constant part of the conversation for each and every student. At the UB School of Law orientation, beginning Aug. 13, you'll find out why.