Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice, says the recently passed First Step Act, a federal bill designed to correct inequities in the prosecutions of federal drug cases, is an important step toward systemic reform.
In front of a packed courtroom, Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Geller granted a joint petition for writ of actual innocence that was submitted by the University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic and the State's Attorney for Clarence Shipley Jr.
To help equip lawyers with the in-depth and cross-disciplinary knowledge they will need to excel in the field, the University of Baltimore School of Law created the nation's first post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law. It's designed for new attorneys just beginning to practice family law, and for experienced practitioners seeking to add this expertise to their practice. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 1.
The University of Baltimore is widely known for its engagement in social issues, whether it's addressing injustices through the clinics in the School of Law or empowering people to share their experiences in various writing programs in the Klein Family School of Communications Design. But two long-term initiatives - the Second Chance program and the Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland - are breaking down barriers in new ways.
Sonce Reese, a graduate student in the University of Baltimore's Global Affairs and Human Security graduate program, has been named the Clinton Global Initiative University Campus Representative at UB for 2018-19. In this role, Reese will promote the CGI U 2019 application and event on the UB campus.
Steve Isberg, associate professor in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, will serve as a panelist on a free one-hour webcast focused on the potential for economic problems to trigger a recession, on Dec. 13.
WYPR-FM is broadcasting a series on the environmental importance of Baltimore's historic Jones Falls, and the University of Baltimore's Stanley J. Kemp, associate professor in the Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies and director of the B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology program, is serving as a key resource. Check out the multi-part series on WYPR's website, now through Dec. 13.
The University of Baltimore's Fall 2018 M.F.A. Reading Series will host its final event of the semester - the M.F.A. Student Reading - on Dec. 7. The event will feature new writings by the current cohort of Creative Writing and Publishing Arts M.F.A. students.
Jane C. Murphy, the Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of its Juvenile Justice Project, writes in The Baltimore Sun that "Over the past three decades, the number of people jailed in America has tripled to almost 2.3 million, more per capita than any other country in the world. The racial disparities in our criminal justice system are flagrant and well documented."