The University of Baltimore continues its "Journey to Justice: The 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education" series, a yearlong celebration marking the landmark decision that ended legal segregation in public schools. The next events in UB's series, spearheaded by the University's libraries, include the following. All events are free and open to the public.
University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Gilbert A. Holmes announced today that the National Association of Administrative Law Judges (NAALJ) will move its headquarters from Chicago to the School of Law. The move coincides with the naming of John Hardwicke, former chief administrative law judge for the State of Maryland, as executive director of NAALJ. Hardwicke, who led the administrative law component of the state's executive branch for more than 12 years before retiring in 2002, will have an office in the School of Law. From there he will conduct various NAALJ affairs, including the organization and promotion of the group's national conference, which will be held in Baltimore this coming November.
February 17 brought the who's who of the Baltimore legal community to the John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore `School of Law for a historic forum on the Brown v. Board of Education litigation that concluded with another landmark event: the presentation of the inaugural Charles Hamilton Houston Award for Lifetime Achievement in Litigation to former Judge William H. Murphy Jr.
The University of Baltimore School of Law will host the annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, in the School of Law. Leading legal scholars from institutions such as Dickenson University, Temple University, the University of Louisville, American University, and a number of others, will gather to discuss a wide range of topics, including bioethics, family law, the teaching of business law, access to legal services, and the state of the reparations movement.
The University of Baltimore School of Law's new Family Justice Building will provide a central location for family law advocacy and a national resource for the establishment of unified family courts. The newest addition to the University of Baltimore's urban campus, located at 5-7 W. Chase Street, will house the Family Law Clinic and the university's Center for Families, Children and the Courts.