In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore School of Law Assistant Professor Colin Starger comments on the reported record number of wrongful convictions overturned in the United States last year. Starger says the justice system is simply "overwhelmed" by a policy of mass incarcerations, and the time is right for reform.
University of Baltimore School of Law Associate Professor Byron L. Warnken has filed a request with the United States Supreme Court, seeking a hearing in hopes of overturning a criminal conviction against a client whose constitutional rights were violated, Warnken claims, through the use of so-called "sweat-test" evidence—DNA collected surreptitiously by police prior to the person's arrest.
The 21st University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest auction will take place on Feb. 13 in the John and Frances Angelos Law Center. UBSPI is a student-run organization dedicated to advancing public interest law. For two decades, the organization has inspired students to pursue careers focused on serving the less fortunate by helping them obtain equal representation in the justice system.
The University of Baltimore School of Law's chapter of the national Innocence Project is receiving attention due to the overwhelming popularity of the Serial podcast. Prof. Michele Nethercott, director of the Innocence Project Clinic in the School of Law, speaks to WMAR-TV about the work of the project.