Ted Turner, founder of one of the world's leading television news outlets, and a legendary businessman and philanthropist, will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary degree during the 2009 University of Baltimore School of Law Commencement, to be held on May 11.
Garrett Epps, professor in the School of Law, will discuss his critically acclaimed book Peyote vs. the State: Religious Freedom on Trial, on April 23. The book recounts a 1990 Supreme Court case that curtailed Native Americans' rights to use peyote in religious ceremonies.
Some of Maryland's and the nation's most respected banking regulatory officials, joined by consumer advocates, law professors and financial practitioners, will discuss what must be done to improve the outlook of banking and investment, as the School of Law and the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition present "Beyond the Credit Crisis: Financial Institution Regulation for the 21st Century," on April 14.
James Carr, chief operating officer of the National Community Reinvestment Corporation, will deliver the keynote address at "Why Fair Housing? The Modern Face of Housing Discrimination," a symposium to be held on April 3 and co-sponsored by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. and the University of Baltimore School of Law.
The Center for Families, Children and the Courts' innovative Truancy Court Program will receive $500,000 in new funding from the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, approved March 10 by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Obama on March 11.