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UB School of Law LLM Tax Student Wins Federal Bar Association’s Tax Law Writing Competition

Elizabeth Burlington, J.D. ’12, has won first place in the Federal Bar Association’s (FBA) 2020 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition. Burlington is currently enrolled in UB’s LLM Tax program and is assistant director of UB’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. … Continue reading

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‘Broken Trust’ Filmmaker and Former Gymnast Visit UB School of Law to Screen Film and Discuss Abuse of Amateur Athletes

Over the past few years, the news media has reported numerous stories of coaches who preyed upon young athletes. The film “Broken Trust: Ending Athlete Abuse,” to be shown at UB School of Law on Thursday, Feb. 6,  gives voice … Continue reading

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UB School of Law Alumnus Eric Backes Heads Back to Jeopardy! Set for Tournament of Champions

As you may recall, UB School of Law alumnus Eric R. Backes, JD ’12, was a contestant on Jeopardy! back in February, winning over $100,000. He was called back to the show in September to tape the two-week Tournament of … Continue reading

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UB Establishes Law School Scholarship in Memory of Katrina Dennis, J.D. ’04, Member of USM Board of Regents

The University of Baltimore community is mourning the loss of Katrina J. Dennis, a 2004 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a member of the University of Maryland Board of Regents. Dennis died on Aug. 30 following a battle … Continue reading

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UB School of Law Alumni Who Are Opioid Litigators React to $572 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

On Aug. 26, an Oklahoma judge concluded that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries had intentionally misled consumers about the addictive nature of the drugs, action that, in his words, “compromised the health and safety of thousands of Oklahomans” and … Continue reading

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Jack Rubin, Beloved Criminal Defense Attorney and UB School of Law Alumnus, Passes Away at Age 78

The Baltimore bar lost a beloved and respected colleague this month with the passing of Jack B. Rubin, J.D. ’64, a prominent criminal defense lawyer whose career spanned more than 50 years. Rubin was 78 when he died Aug. 9 … Continue reading

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UB School of Law Alumnus Brad Shear Leads Charge to Protect Digital Data Privacy of Students

When Brad Shear, J.D. ’98, learned that his son was accused of making an inappropriate online search by his second grade teacher, Shear, a digital privacy lawyer, immediately became concerned that this incident might haunt his son’s digital reputation indefinitely. So … Continue reading

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