Robert Knowles, associate professor in The University of Baltimore School of Law and an expert in national security law, writes in The Baltimore Sun about "the Great Redistribution" of resources and economic power that followed the attacks of 9/11—and, in the 20 years since, how much has changed for Baltimore and its neighbor, Washington, D.C.
The number of ransomware attacks in recent years raises serious questions about the vulnerabilities within businesses, utilities and municipalities due to inadequate cybersecurity. On Sept. 14, The University of Baltimore School of Law will host a Law in Focus webinar, "Ransomware Reality: Protecting IT Infrastructure From Crippling Malware Attacks," featuring Jerry Bodman, J.D. '03, an adjunct professor in the law school and senior counsel and privacy officer at Dragos, a Maryland company focusing on Industrial Control System cybersecurity; Baltimore Law alumnus David Katz, J.D. '99, a partner and cybersecurity team leader at Adams and Reese LLP in Atlanta; and Todd Carter, chief information and chief digital officer for the City of Baltimore. Moderating the discussion will be Prof. William Hubbard, director of the school's Center for the Law of Intellectual Property and Technology.
Vicki Schultz, associate dean for administration at The University of Baltimore School of Law, has been named chair of the Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force. The task force was created in the 2021 legislative session by HB18, the passage of which made the Maryland General Assembly the second state legislature in the country to provide statewide access to counsel in eviction proceedings for income-eligible tenants.
Three University of Baltimore School of Law alumni were named to judgeships by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Aug. 12. Currently, more than one-third of the state's judges are Baltimore Law alumni. Victoria J. Cyr Lobley, J.D. '02, was named to the Maryland District Court in Washington County. Wendy Anne Zerwitz Schenker Epstein, J.D. '89, was appointed to the Baltimore County Circuit Court. Michael Edward Malone, J.D. '92, was named to the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Emeritus Steven Grossman takes a critical look at an increasingly common form of case disposition in his new book, Plea Bargaining Made Real. "Although 95 percent of criminal cases are disposed of through some form of negotiation, the plea-bargaining process receives nowhere near the attention it deserves," he says.