Writing in The New York Times, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Dionne Koller says the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to welcome a team of 10 refugees from troubled nations exemplifies the best of the Olympic movement and comes at a time when that movement's fundamental values seem under siege. Koller, the director of UB's Center for Sport and the Law, writes that the IOC must address issues such as the Russian doping controversy if it is to maintain its credibility as a proponent of clean sport.
Michael Higginbotham, the Dean Joseph Curtis Professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, contributed an op-ed to The Baltimore Sun that describes the presumptive Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump match-up as "nothing less than a battle for America’s racial soul."
David Jaros, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, has been quoted in national and international news outlets over the past several days in coverage of the latest trial following last year's death of Freddie Gray. Outlets ranging from The New York Times to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. have tapped into Jaros's expertise on the matter.
A Baltimore man serving a life sentence in a murder case had his conviction overturned as a result of the work of the University of Baltimore School of Law's Innocence Project Clinic. The exoneration, announced at a city news conference on May 12, capped off eight years of work by
Michele Nethercott, director of the clinic.
The University of Baltimore School of Law will host a commencement ceremony for its graduating class on May 16. Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver a keynote address to the graduates and their guests.