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."
Lyle Denniston, long-time Supreme Court reporter and unofficial dean of the Supreme Court press corps, will join the University of Baltimore this fall as the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Academic Transformation with UB's Bank of America Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Technology.
Writing in The New York Times, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Dionne Koller says the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to welcome a team of 10 refugees from troubled nations exemplifies the best of the Olympic movement and comes at a time when that movement's fundamental values seem under siege. Koller, the director of UB's Center for Sport and the Law, writes that the IOC must address issues such as the Russian doping controversy if it is to maintain its credibility as a proponent of clean sport.
Michael Higginbotham, the Dean Joseph Curtis Professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, contributed an op-ed to The Baltimore Sun that describes the presumptive Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump match-up as "nothing less than a battle for America’s racial soul."