Monthly Archives: December 2016

Nethercott, Starger on Maryland’s overloaded public defenders

Professors Colin Starger and Michele Nethercott are quoted in a Dec. 16 story that appeared in The Washington Post, “In Maryland, public defenders bear uneven burden.” While public defenders are overloaded throughout the state, the situation in some areas is … Continue reading

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In video, Bessler discusses death penalty and the Constitution

Professor John Bessler took part in the National Constitution Center‘s Bill of Rights Day Book Festival on Dec. 15, the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Bessler participated in a videotaped segment titled “The Death Penalty and the Constitution.” … Continue reading

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ScholarWorks, the law library repository, hits 100K downloads

Library Director Adeen Postar reports that ScholarWorks, the law school’s institutional repository, has achieved 100,000 downloads in the 18 months that it has been active. A bit more than 80,000 of those downloads were generated by the UB School of Law’s … Continue reading

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Shapiro’s swan song: ‘I’m your professor, oh I’m the rule man’

By way of saying farewell, retiring Professor Stephen Shapiro serenaded his colleagues at the end of Wednesday’s faculty meeting. Shapiro, who accompanied himself on guitar, sang two original songs, one that he’s been performing for his students for years — … Continue reading

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Wake-up call: Epps on ‘sentimental Electoral College twaddle’

Professor Garrett Epps has a message for anyone who hopes that electors pledged to President-elect Donald Trump will change their minds: Snap out of it. The Electoral College “remains the dishonorable, botched, terrifyingly fragile lash-up it has always been,” Epps … Continue reading

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Annapolis lawyer Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi, J.D. ’85, dies at 56

Kim DiGiovanni Aluisi, J.D. ’85, a divorce lawyer in Annapolis, died Dec. 5 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday. She was 56. DiGiovanni Aluisi was known to urge potential clients to try to resolve their marital … Continue reading

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Prof. Havard in The Sun: U.S. must insist on financial inclusion

In a Baltimore Sun op-ed published today, Professor Cassandra Jones Havard urges the United States to pay attention to the 27 percent of U.S. households that are “un-” or “underbanked” — that don’t have access to the full range of … Continue reading

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