University of Baltimore School of Law alumnus Peter Angelos, LL.B. '61, has donated $5 million more to the school's new John and Frances Angelos Law Center, strengthening an ongoing effort for the building to attain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council - a status that will help it become a national model for sustainability in law-school building design. This marks the third major gift from Angelos to the project, which is named for his parents, and brings his total project support to $15 million.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will join Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell and a host of state, local and federal officials and legal luminaries for several grand opening events for the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center, home to the University of Baltimore School of Law. Throughout the month of April, a number of invitation-only and public events will take place to mark the building's debut.
Changes to the nation's patent system, currently known as "first to invent," may make it more difficult and expensive for small companies to adapt, according to University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Max Oppenheimer in an interview in the Baltimore Business Journal.
The sixth annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference will be hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law on March 7-8. This year's conference will focus on "Applied Feminism and Families." Both family law specialists and experts from other areas of the law will examine the important issue of applied feminism's impact on families in the United States and in other countries.
In an op-ed in the Feb. 28 edition of The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Kenneth Lasson calls for the release of Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted in 1985 for passing sensitive information to Israel.