May 16, 2012
Contact: University Relations
The Maryland State Bar Association has named University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Byron L. Warnken, J.D. '77, as the 2012 recipient of its Robert C. Heeney Award. The award is the MSBA's "lifetime achievement award" in the field of criminal law. It is selected annually by the 500-member MSBA Criminal Law & Practice Section, which consists of judges, prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys.
Warnken is the 25th recipient since the inception of the award. The MSBA's Heeney Award dinner will take place on Thursday, May 31 at Martin’s West in Baltimore.
Warnken has been a member of the UB law faculty since 1977, when, while practicing tax law, he began teaching as an adjunct professor. In 1978, he joined the faculty full-time and was tenured in 1982. He teaches primarily criminal law and constitutional criminal procedure. For 33 years, Warnken served as director of the Judicial Internship Program and Judicial "EXPLOR" program, placing more than 3,000 law students with judges, including a record-setting 164 students in summer 2010. He is faculty adviser to the School of Law's Moot Court Board, which manages the Byron L. Warnken Moot Court Competition, from which UB selects the members for its 21 interschool appellate advocacy teams for competitive meets against other law schools.
Learn more about Byron Warnken.
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