Lyle Denniston, long-time Supreme Court reporter and unofficial dean of the Supreme Court press corps and now the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Academic Transformation with the University of Baltimore's Bank of America Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology, will deliver the first in a series of lectures about the court and its role in American life on Sept. 19. Denniston's "Citizenship and Freedom: The Supreme Court and American Politics" series will kick off as part of UB's celebration of Constitution Day.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Charles Tiefer's expertise in government contracting and procurement has led him to be a valuable source in two national news articles this week—one regarding a major federal facility at the south Texas border, and the other a growing proxy war involving India and Pakistan.
Professor José Anderson contributed an op-ed to The AFRO about a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that invalidated a North Carolina voter law enacted by the state legislature. As other states' similar laws are struck down, Anderson says, "We can only hope this trend continues to banish forever such anti-democratic, unconstitutional illegal practices."
Middle school students taking part in Higher Achievement Baltimore's six-week Summer Academy gathered at the University of Baltimore's John and Frances Angelos Law Center on July 22 for a discussion of professional ethics, moot court arguments and meetings with UB law students, faculty and staff. Many of these students go on to top high schools and nearly 95 percent progress to college.
Writing in U.S. News & World Report, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Dionne Koller says that the leaders of international sport must overhaul their governance structure and rules to "sincerely promote clean, authentic competition."