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Law Review Symposium to Examine Law Enforcement Advances, Constitutional Safeguards, March 28

March 20, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The University of Baltimore Law Review and the UB Student Chapter of the Criminal Law Association will co-host a symposium, "Privacy Rights and Proactive Investigations: Emerging Constitutional Issues in Law Enforcement," on Thursday, March 28. Featuring a panel discussion among several leading lights in law enforcement, prodsecution and defense, and law enforcement-related technology, the symposium will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room at the University of Baltimore School of Law, 1415 Maryland Ave.

Emerging technologies and investigative techniques have spawned a new wave of opportunities for law enforcement as well as constitutional challenges for defense attorneys and prosecutors. The symposium will examine growing tensions between constitutional safeguards and effective law enforcement in Maryland and across the nation.

The symposium assembles leading scholars and practitioners to explore, through scholarship and debate, three issues that have thrust Maryland to the forefront of law enforcement: the validity of DNA databases, new approaches and the latest thinking on witness identification, and the use of tracking devices after United States v. Jones. All sessions will be moderated by Thiru Vignarajah, chief of the Major Investigations Unit at the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office.

Learn more about the symposium and the Law Review.