A new multi-state study by the Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) at the University of Baltimore School of Law shows a clear advantage in incorporating juvenile delinquency jurisdiction into a unified family court. Bringing together all legal issues that impact families, from divorce to child custody to problems affecting juveniles, is at the forefront of ongoing court reforms in Maryland. The issue is particularly relevant in Baltimore City, where juvenile crime continues to be handled separately from other family matters.
Jane C. Murphy, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, received a University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence at its meeting on April 16. The regents recognized 11 faculty members from across the USM for their outstanding contributions in one of five categories: research/scholarship/creative activity; teaching; public service; collaboration; and mentoring.
The University of Baltimore continues its "Journey to Justice: The 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education" series, a yearlong celebration marking the landmark decision that ended legal segregation in public schools. The next events in UB's series, spearheaded by the University's libraries, include the following. All events are free and open to the public.
University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Gilbert A. Holmes announced today that the National Association of Administrative Law Judges (NAALJ) will move its headquarters from Chicago to the School of Law. The move coincides with the naming of John Hardwicke, former chief administrative law judge for the State of Maryland, as executive director of NAALJ. Hardwicke, who led the administrative law component of the state's executive branch for more than 12 years before retiring in 2002, will have an office in the School of Law. From there he will conduct various NAALJ affairs, including the organization and promotion of the group's national conference, which will be held in Baltimore this coming November.
February 17 brought the who's who of the Baltimore legal community to the John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore `School of Law for a historic forum on the Brown v. Board of Education litigation that concluded with another landmark event: the presentation of the inaugural Charles Hamilton Houston Award for Lifetime Achievement in Litigation to former Judge William H. Murphy Jr.