Free panel presentation: Breaking Down the Barriers: A Practical Guide for Lawyers in the United States Fighting Human Trafficking

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.




Vacatur and Expungement Relief for Human Trafficking Victims

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

  • List Price: $25.00
  • Sponsor Member Price: $25.00
  • To register: Click here

Pretrial Justice Clinic work featured

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 […]

via Pretrial Justice Clinic’s work featured in The Washington Post — UB School of Law UPDATES

Law Clinic faculty quoted in The Washington Post

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 […]

via Nethercott, Starger on Maryland’s overloaded public defenders — UB School of Law UPDATES