F. Michael Higginbotham, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law and a nationally known scholar and commentator on the impact of race on the law and vice versa, has been named a recipient of the 2004-05 Wilson H. Elkins Professorship. The professorship, named in honor of former University of Maryland President Wilson H. Elkins, was awarded to four faculty members from across the University System of Maryland (USM).
Recognizing that its alumni have achieved a national reach not only in the practice of law but in dozens of professions whether related to the law or not, the University of Baltimore School of Law will host its second annual homecoming and reunion for all alumni on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3 in Baltimore. The two-day event will feature a special symposium on important white-collar crime as well as social events for alumni and their families.
A new multi-state study by the Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) at the University of Baltimore School of Law shows a clear advantage in incorporating juvenile delinquency jurisdiction into a unified family court. Bringing together all legal issues that impact families, from divorce to child custody to problems affecting juveniles, is at the forefront of ongoing court reforms in Maryland. The issue is particularly relevant in Baltimore City, where juvenile crime continues to be handled separately from other family matters.
Jane C. Murphy, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, received a University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence at its meeting on April 16. The regents recognized 11 faculty members from across the USM for their outstanding contributions in one of five categories: research/scholarship/creative activity; teaching; public service; collaboration; and mentoring.
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.