The University of Baltimore School of Law's 86th commencement ceremony will take place on May 20. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will serve as commencement speaker. The University System of Maryland Board of Regents will present her with an honorary doctor of laws degree.
The fifth annual Urban Child Symposium, "A Holistic Approach to the Urban Child’s Trauma: From the Eyes of the Beholder," will takje place on April 4. The symposium will address the importance of considering exposure to childhood trauma when developing more effective means to address the problems that urban children and their families face. It is hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law's Center for Families, Children and the Courts.
The University of Baltimore Law Review and the UB Student Chapter of the Criminal Law Association will co-host a symposium, "Privacy Rights and Proactive Investigations: Emerging Constitutional Issues in Law Enforcement," on March 28. It will feature a panel discussion among several leading lights in law enforcement, prosecution and defense, and law enforcement-related technology.
University of Baltimore School of Law alumnus Peter Angelos, LL.B. '61, has donated $5 million more to the school's new John and Frances Angelos Law Center, strengthening an ongoing effort for the building to attain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council - a status that will help it become a national model for sustainability in law-school building design. This marks the third major gift from Angelos to the project, which is named for his parents, and brings his total project support to $15 million.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will join Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and a host of state, local and federal officials and legal luminaries for several grand opening events for the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center, home to the University of Baltimore School of Law. Throughout the month of April, a number of invitation-only and public events will take place to mark the building's debut.