Speaking on Detroit's NPR affiliate, WDET, as part of that outlet's WDET Book Club project to read the U.S. Constitution, Michele Gilman, The University of Baltimore School of Law's Venable Professor of Law, director of its Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic and co-director of its Center on Applied Feminism, says the Constitution provides a flexible framework, via amendments, for addressing social issues as they evolve. Still, she asserts, "We still have a long way to go" to address a significant social problem like gender equity.
Sakinah Tillman, clinical teaching fellow in The University of Baltimore School of Law's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, was sworn in June 22 as president of the Monumental City Bar Association. Tillman joined the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic in July 2020. Over her career, she has represented numerous clients in matters before the IRS. Prior to joining the law school faculty, Tillman was a senior state and local tax associate at RSM US, LLP, where she represented clients on technical state and local tax issues, prepared complex returns on behalf of partnerships and S corporations, and wrote memoranda, matrices and other client deliverables.
The University of Baltimore School of Law's next Law in Focus webinar, on July 13, will consider how "bad" forensic evidence has become a staple of prosecution cases against criminal defendants. Brandon L. Garrett, the L. Neil Williams Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law and author of the new book Autopsy of a Crime Lab, poses questions that should be asked in courtrooms every day: Where are the studies that validate the basic premises of widely accepted techniques such as fingerprinting? How can experts testify with 100 percent certainty about a fingerprint, when there is no such thing as a 100 percent match? Where is the quality control in the laboratories and at the crime scenes? Garrett, who directs the Wilson Center for Science and Justice at Duke, will be joined by Erica J. Suter, director of the Innocence Project Clinic at Ubalt for this free webinar.
Prof. Dionne L. Koller, associate dean in The University of Baltimore School of Law and director of its Center for Sport and the Law, says the U.S. Supreme Court "left no doubt" that the NCAA is subject to antitrust law in its recent unanimous ruling in the case known as National Collegiate Athletic Ass'n. v. Alston. Prof. Koller calls the ruling "remarkable" in a recent post for the law school's Updates blog.