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‘Traumatic’ open parole hearings highlighted in column, letter

Dan Rodricks’s April 26 Baltimore Sun column, “Pain, anger and a plea for parole,” described an open parole hearing for Carleana Kirby, a client of UB’s Juvenile Justice Project. Kirby was 15 in 1998 when, during a botched robbery of … Continue reading

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Zina Makar is recognized as Public Interest Lawyer of the Year

Zina Makar, clinical fellow and co-director of the Pretrial Justice Clinic, has been named the Public Interest Lawyer of the Year by the Bar Association of Baltimore City. (See news release here.) In a message to UB law faculty and … Continue reading

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Malcolm Bryant dies at 42 after less than a year of freedom

Less than a year after he was freed from prison, Malcolm Jabbar Bryant died of a stroke a few weeks shy of his 43rd birthday. Bryant died March 8, according to a notice from the Beverly D. Cromartie funeral home. Born … Continue reading

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Grossman to assess nominees to Inter-American rights body

Professor Nienke Grossman, deputy director of UB’s Center for International and Comparative Law, been named to an independent panel that will assess six nominees competing for three positions on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The Inter-American Commission, established in 1959, is … Continue reading

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C.J. Peters named dean of University of Akron School of Law

Associate Dean Christopher J. (C.J.) Peters has been selected as the next dean of the University of Akron School of Law. The Ohio university announced in a news release Wednesday that its board of trustees had approved the appointment and … Continue reading

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Monday: Author to discuss new book, ‘Locking Up Our Own’

Yale law professor and author James Forman Jr. will discuss his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, on Monday evening at UB’s John and Frances Angelos Law Center. Monday, April 17, 2017 7-9 p.m. … Continue reading

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Thursday: A discussion about the definition of sex trafficking

Click here or on the image above to RSVP for the Journal of International Law‘s discussion about efforts to expand the definition of sex trafficking in Maryland. Thursday, April 13, 2017 6 to 9 p.m. 12th floor John and Frances … Continue reading

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