Monthly Archives: December 2018

After 27 Years Behind Bars, Man is Exonerated of All Charges, Thanks to UB School of Law Innocence Project Clinic

Clarence Shipley Jr. is going to have a very special Christmas this year. That’s because on Dec. 18, after spending 27 years in prison — more than half of his life — he was exonerated on all charges against him and … Continue reading

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Expand Your Knowledge of Family Law with a Post-J.D. Certificate; Applications Accepted Through Jan. 1

Family law is an exploding field, with over 40 percent of trial court filings in Maryland relating to family law. In addition, family law cases are becoming extremely complex, as they so often involve social and behavioral issues, individuals in … Continue reading

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As His Second Term Begins, Gov. Hogan Faces Pressure to Give Juvenile Lifers Opportunities for Parole

There are an estimated 2,100 people in prison nationwide who were sentenced to life for crimes they committed when they were 17 or younger. States have begun to eliminate sentences of life without parole for juveniles. Others have implemented alternative sentencing programs … Continue reading

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Bronfein Family Law Clinic Student-Attorneys Make Progress on Providing Dignity to Menstruating Inmates

Women are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. prison population. In Maryland, the female inmate population has more than tripled since 1978. Yet correctional facilities have fallen short in responding to the unique personal hygiene needs of this population … Continue reading

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Prof. Wehle on What Michael Flynn’s Cooperation with the Mueller Team Might Say About the Larger Investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and related intrigue at the U.S. Justice Department, have kept Prof. Kim Wehle hopping between radio and TV legal analyst gigs, sometimes making several appearances in the same … Continue reading

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Law School Alumna Gets Inside View of Brett Kavanaugh Hearings as Senate Judiciary Committee Staffer

When UB School of Law alumna Bryanna Spann, J.D. ’18, began her job as a law clerk to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in August, she had no idea she would have a front-row seat — literally — at one of … Continue reading

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‘Ungers’ Study Provides Blueprint for Reform to Address Problem of Mass Incarceration

The American public is finally becoming aware of the problem of mass incarceration, but not enough is being done to address it. Reform efforts have focused on non-violent offenders, as UB School of Law Professor Jane Murphy wrote in a … Continue reading

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