Good news on a slushy morning: UB’s clinical law and part-time J.D. programs did exceptionally well in the annual U.S. News law school rankings, which were made public today. In a note to the faculty, Dean Ronald Weich wrote: “U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of law schools and specialty programs within […]
You’re invited to attend the Center on Applied Feminism’s 10th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference on March 30 and 31, 2017. Jocelyn Frye, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, will be the keynote speaker. Frye was formerly deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and director of policy and special projects for First Lady Michelle […]
In a Baltimore Sun op-ed, Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law Jane Murphy urges Maryland decision makers to take a close look at the state’s parole process as it applies to inmates serving life sentences for crimes committed when they were children. Murphy, who directs UB’s Juvenile Justice Project, writes that most of the clinic’s […]
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month and our very own Human Trafficking Prevention Project Professor, Jessica Emerson, is speaking on a panel at Howard University School of Law on January 31, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you want to attend this free presentation, please click here.
Human Trafficking Prevention Project Professor, Jessica Emerson, is serving on a panel in an upcoming ABA Webinar Vacatur and Expungement Relief for Human Trafficking Victims on January 31, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
During this program, participants will:
- Receive a national overview of vacatur and expungement laws
- Learn about the process of vacating criminal records in Maryland, New York, and Florida
- Learn about the ABA’s Survivor Reentry Project, led by the New York Legal Aid Society, which conducts national advocacy, training, and technical assistance on these issues
The work of UB’s Pretrial Justice Clinic was featured in a Dec. 27, 2016, story in The Washington Post that discussed the experience of client Shannan Wise. Wise, 27, who had no criminal history, spent five days in jail in 2015 after she couldn’t post $1,000 bond. The single mother of two was arrested after […]
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 dire, which means indigent defendants have a greater chance of receiving ineffective counsel, according to […]