U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will join University of Baltimore School of Law students and leadership for a discussion on the importance of a "fully functional" Supreme Court and the responsibilities of the Senate and president in regards to the court's operations on April 8. The session is open to the public.
"The consideration of Supreme Court nominee Chief Judge Merrick Garland is not a matter for the next president and the next Congress – it is a matter for this president and this Congress," Cardin said.
The University of Baltimore School of Law will host a two-day conference, "The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools," beginning March 31. Keynote speakers include Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School; and Kellye Y. Testy, the 2016 Association of American Law Schools president and the Toni Rembe Dean Professor at the University of Washington School of Law.
In an op-ed co-authored in The Washington Post, University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Ronald Weich says that reforms proposed in the Maryland legislature will support efforts to reduce the state's prison population and assist former inmates as they return to society.
Charles Tiefer, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, writes in Forbes that President Obama's nomination of a moderate for Supreme Court justice may prompt Senate Republicans to moderate their stance on not giving the nominee a hearing.
The University of Baltimore School of Law's Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts' eighth annual Urban Child Symposium will take place on April 7. This year's symposium will examine some of the most difficult challenges facing Baltimore and other large urban areas in the effort to strengthen troubled schools and improve outcomes for the children and families they serve.