The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic has had many successes assisting veterans with a variety of legal challenges. Now the team is celebrating several recent achievements, thanks to the persistence of clinic student-attorneys and the guidance of clinic director Prof. Hugh McClean and clinical teaching fellow Katy Clemens.
Three University of Baltimore School of Law professors - Elizabeth Keyes, Garrett Epps and Michael Hayes - are providing analyses of back-to-back U.S. Supreme Court cases that may signal a change of direction in the nation's treatment of LGBTQ workers and young immigrants.
Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice and a fellow in its Center for International and Comparative Law and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, is the recipient of the 2020 John Howard Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' Division of Corrections.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will begin a virtual assessment on July 6 to examine all aspects of the University of Baltimore Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The UB Police Department has been CALEA certified since 2013.
Four winners, including undergraduates and alumni, emerged from the "Rise to the Challenge" Business Pitch Competition on June 10, each receiving their own virtual version of "the big check" and a portion of the more than $23,000 in prize money. The event, conducted entirely online for the first time, is supported annually by the University of Baltimore's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to showcase many of the UB community's most talented and driven entrepreneurs.
The University of Baltimore School of Law Discussion Series continues on June 18, with a talk entitled "Voting Rights Under Threat: Will There Be a Free and Fair Election in November?" UB Law Prof. Gilda Daniels, director of litigation at the Advancement Project and author of Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America; UB Law Prof. Kim Wehle, author of What You Need to Know About Voting – And Why; and Jennifer Nwachukwu, J.D. '15, counsel on voting rights at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will serve as panelists. This online event is free and open to the public.
As she retires after more than 30 years of teaching at the University of Baltimore School of Law, Prof. Jane Murphy reflects on her support of the thousands of students who passed through her classroom, through the school's clinical law program, and into the halls of justice as advocates, attorneys and leaders of change.
With the votes still being counted in the race for Baltimore's next mayor, University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs Dean Roger Hartley is considering the factors - especially the COVID-19 pandemic, which promoted election officials to set up mail-in voting - that are in play in this election cycle.
The UB Law in Focus Discussion Series continues on June 9, with the topic "To Protect and Serve: Changing the Culture of Policing." What can ordinary citizens, alongside the experts, do to change law enforcement to ensure the rights of minorities? What challenges do police face in these racially charged times? On June 18, the state of voting rights will be discussed.