The incoming full-time first-year class of the School of Law represents its highest level of collegiate grade point average and law school aptitude test results in 15 years, according to newly announced statistics. Nearly a third of the 212 full-time day program students in this new class qualify for merit-based scholarships.
Maryland's Administrative Office of the Courts has awarded the School of Law's Center for Families, Children and the Courts a grant for two major initiatives: a major report on a recent national summit on Unified Family Courts and a quarterly newsletter that will report on UFC developments across the country.
Cassandra Jones Havard, associate professor of law, recently testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee concerning the Pigford Consent Decree, a lending discrimination lawsuit that black farmers brought against the U.S. Department of Agriculture nearly a decade ago.
A grant from the Md. Administrative Office of the Courts will allow the Truancy Court Program developed by the School of Law's Center for Families, Children and the Courts to increase the number of elementary and middle schools that can make use of this innovative, holistic approach to addressing truancy.
The complete agenda has been announced for a national conference on Unified Family Courts, to be held in Baltimore May 2-4. The conference's goal is to help states create a "seamless" system of adjudicating family law matters.