The University of Baltimore School of Law office for Kids In Need of Defense - a national organization that provides quality pro bono representation to immigrant children in removal proceedings by training and mentoring pro bono attorneys - will host a pro bono training opportunity for UB alumni on Dec. 16.
Five middle schools in Montgomery County schools are lowering their truancy rates for students through the Truancy Court Program, created by the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children, and the Courts in the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Dionne Koller, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of the school's Center for Sport and the Law, writes in an opinion piece in The Baltimore Sun that the game of football can be hazardous for children - and that means that the culture that surrounds it must come together to reform the game to make it safer.
"[M]any law students will graduate - and pass the bar - with very little, if any, experience providing direct legal services. ... It's time for a change - a change that will benefit not just new lawyers but our society as well."
So says Claudia Diamond, director of Academic Support in the School of Law and an advocate for a pro bono requirement for all newly minted lawyers, in an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun.
In an opinion piece in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Daniel Hatcher examines the impact of a government practice of claiming foster children's monetary benefits as a way of offsetting the cost of their care.