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New Full-Time Law School Class Shows Highest LSATs, Grades in 15 Years

New Full-Time Law School Class Shows Highest LSATs, Grades in 15 Years

August 21, 2007

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.

Law Center Receives Grant to Continue Work on Unified Family Courts Following National Summit

Law Center Receives Grant to Continue Work on Unified Family Courts Following National Summit

July 12, 2007

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.

Law Professor Testifies on Failed Consent Decree

Law Professor Testifies on Failed Consent Decree

July 3, 2007

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.

Truancy Court Program Receives $170K State Grant

Truancy Court Program Receives $170K State Grant

June 19, 2007

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.

Complete Agenda Available for Unified Family Courts Summit, May 2-4

Complete Agenda Available for Unified Family Courts Summit, May 2-4

April 16, 2007

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.

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