This month marks the 50th anniversary of Thurgood Marshall's swearing-in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall, who was born and raised in Baltimore, served on the Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Don't miss two events this week at the University of Baltimore that honor Justice Marshall and feature two films about him.
The latest edition of Baltimore Law - the official magazine of the University of Baltimore School of Law - explores the topic of diversity and its positive effects on the legal profession. A close look at the school's Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence is featured.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor J. Amy Dillard is the co-author of a New York Times op-ed concerning the case of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself in prison after being convicted of murder. An autopsy determined that Hernandez had an advanced case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease. In the op-ed, Prof. Dillard considers whether C.T.E. could be cited in a criminal defense.
Five law students have been appointed as Legal Writing Fellows for the University of Baltimore School of Law's Legal Writing Center for the 2017-18 academic year. They will help their fellow law students navigate the many writing assignments that come with law school.
Kenneth Lasson, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, writes in a Baltimore Sun op-ed that UB's invitation to have U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speak at Commencement is in keeping with the understanding that "universities should countenance different, even controversial, points of view."