Welcome to the first issue of Baltimore Law, the magazine of the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Baltimoreâ€†Law The magazine of the University of Baltimore School of Law Fall 2013 Brilliant new law center reflects contemporary approach to education. Lit Up Vol. 1, No. 1 Baltimore Law is published for alumni and friends of the University of Baltimore School of Law. Dean RONALD WEICH email@example.com Editor & Director of Communications HOPE KELLER firstname.lastname@example.org Director of External Relations LAURIE TERBEEK email@example.com Assistant Director of Communications & External Relations HEATHER COBBETT firstname.lastname@example.org Art/Design Direction LANIE BOLOGNA Today Media Custom Communications Reporters HEATHER COBBETT CHARLES COHEN HOPE KELLER JOE SURKIEWICZ Photographers JIM BURGER CHRIS HARTLOVE KEVIN WEBER Please send correspondence to: Hope Keller Director of Communications University of Baltimore School of Law 1420 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21201 Baltimore Law welcomes letters from readers. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Please include your address, phone number(s) and email address. (This information is for contact purposes only and will not be published.) To read the magazine online, please visit law.ubalt.edu. Fall 2013 | 1 | welcome From the Dean Ronald Weich we serve, law schools today must partner with other disciplines. They must equip students to work with the information technology that is transforming the profession. They must give students the chance to gain real-world lawyering experience before graduation. Above all, law schools must be willing to adjust course and remain nimble as the profession is buffeted by change. It’s been a year of hard work but also a year of celebration. Guests who helped open our new law center included Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, as well as Gov. Martin O’Malley, Chief Judge Robert Bell and scores of other Maryland leaders. Many other prominent legal figures, including my former boss, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, visited Baltimore during the year to speak to UB students. We are delighted to share these and other exciting developments with you in this first issue of Baltimore Law. I hope this publication makes you as proud to be a part of the UB community as I am. M y first year at the University of Baltimore School of Law has been a fascinating whirlwind of activity and change. I’ve loved every minute of it and learned a lot about this great school. The most unmistakable sign of change at UB is the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center, a sunlit, state-of-the-art, sustainable marvel of design. Though the building is 12 stories tall and clad in white aluminum and glass, it is no ivory tower in the traditional sense. Nor is there any stodginess in the law school’s approach to teaching law at a time when the legal profession is evolving dramatically. The challenges are daunting, but UB is well-positioned to meet those challenges, and I’m proud to be a part of that endeavor. After 30 years of legal practice in the public and private sectors, I wanted an opportunity to help prepare the next generation of lawyers. And I wanted to do that at a school that doesn’t simply adjust to changes in the marketplace but anticipates and helps to shape them. These aren’t small goals, but they’re necessary. To do well by students, and by the communities Ronald Weich Dean | 2 | Baltimore Law fall 2013 in this issue: 10 LIT UP The new John and Frances Angelos Law Center reflects and highlights the modern education offered within. 18 On the Map Professor Colin Starger plots the genealogy of U.S. Supreme Court decisions. departments Legal Briefs............................ 04 14 Annual Giving Report............. 20 The Unconventional Dean Notes .................................... 26 In Closing.............................. 32 Ronald Weich didnâ€™t come up the academic pipeline. Legal experts call him just right for the job. Fall 2013 | 3 | legalbriefs UB School of Law Joins Forces With KIND to Help Young Immigrants H ere’s the scene: A small boy —in his Sunday best and clearly nervous—sits in a large, formal chamber in Baltimore. All around him, other youngsters, some as young as 2 or 3, are standing, sitting, talking, moping. All of them wear an expression that seems to ask: When will this be over? What am I doing here? The children, who are awaiting a hearing in the federal courthouse, have been apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and are facing deportation. According to KIND—Kids In Need of Defense—23,000 children will arrive alone in the United States in 2013. The national nonprofit, founded by actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie and the Microsoft Corp., provides pro bono legal services to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States. In June, UB became the first law school in the nation to house KIND, which works with the Immigrant Rights Clinic. (The group has had an office in Baltimore since 2009.) The problem of children left to fend for themselves is becoming epidemic. According to U.S. Border Control statistics, nearly 25,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended in fiscal year 2012—up from about 8,000 in FY 2008. Most came from Central America, KIND says. The children leave home because of violence, poverty, political turmoil, abandonment and other factors. Most of the children can’t comprehend the legal procedures they face and the options open to them, advocates say. And they do have options: roughly 40 percent of unaccompanied minors detained in federal shelters were eligible for some form of legal status, a 2012 report by the Vera Institute of Justice in New York said. But to fight for legal status—to fight being returned to the places they fled—these children need lawyers. More than half of the unaccompanied minors detained do not have legal representation, according to KIND. Back to our scene: An important extra sits next to the boy—a UB law student who is determined to persuade a judge to let the child remain in the United States. The student, too, is nervous. A lot is on the line. But University of Baltimore law clinic leaders say that in most such cases, the government, the judge and the other parties involved find a way for the child to stay. “Generally, we find that the government does not want to just send kids back over the border without knowing what’s going to happen to them,” said Professor Elizabeth Keyes, director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, or IRC. “The technical standard is that the child is abused, abandoned or neglected. Once that is established and the child has legal status, we all work together to find a solution.” Liz Shields, supervising attorney for pro bono programs for KIND in Baltimore, said she hoped the nonprofit could serve as an example of a “different kind of law practice” that offers clinical and nonclinical students the chance to gain practical experience by helping pro bono attorneys. She also said she enjoyed working with the clinic. “I love placing cases with the IRC because rather than wanting one of the ‘neatest’ or most straightforward cases, the IRC welcomes the most difficult and challenging cases which allow for nuanced arguments, often contain ‘bad’ facts and ultimately provide an opportunity for the students to create new legal arguments,” Shields said. “Being located next door to the IRC means they are the first folks I think of when a new case comes through the door.” | 4 | Baltimore Law A Sampling of News from the Centers n The Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts received several grants in 2013 to support its Truancy Court Program: $83,751 from the Department of Family Administration’s Special Projects Grant Program of the Maryland Judiciary and $15,000 from the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund. In late 2012, CFCC received a $300,000 grant from AT&T, as well as $60,000 from the Charles Crane Family Foundation. The fifth Urban Child Symposium, “A Holistic Approach to the Urban Child’s Trauma: From the Eyes of the Beholder,” attracted 200 people on April 4. Rain Pryor—singer, actress, producer and daughter of the comedian Richard Pryor—gave the keynote address. n The School of Law and the Center for International and Comparative Law were the hosts May 21 to 23 to the annual meeting of the European-American Consortium for Legal Education and its academic colloquium on “Multi-level-governance and Federalism.” On April 3, Anne Peters, professor at the University of Basel and president of the European Society of International Law, gave the University of Baltimore Stead Lecture, “Transparency in International Law.” The 2012 Stead Lecture, “Drones, Kill Lists and American Values,” was presented on Nov. 13 by Scott Shane, a national security reporter for The New York Times. n The Sixth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference, sponsored by the Center on Applied Feminism, was held March 7 and 8. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota and Professor John Bessler’s wife, gave the keynote address. New Fannie Angelos Program: Encouraging Diversity in the Law $1 million gift from Peter Angelos, LL.B. ’61, has permitted the expansion of the School of Law’s Baltimore Scholars program, an intensive, one-onone approach to enhancing diversity in legal education and in the wider legal community. The five-year-old program has been renamed the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence after Angelos’ sister, a 1951 UB School of Law graduate. The program, directed by Professors Michael Higginbotham and Michael Meyerson and administered by Lenora Giles, is a partnership with Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs: Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The program has helped 36 HBCU students enter law school. Each year, eight undergraduate HBCU juniors and seniors are chosen as Baltimore Scholars to take part in a two-week “boot camp,” in which they attend classes, read cases and write assignments for review by law school faculty. The scholars also meet with law students, visit law firms and speak with lawyers and judges. The scholars then enroll in a semester-long Princeton Review LSAT preparation class paid for by the University of Baltimore School of Law. Each scholar is assigned a law faculty adviser and a law student mentor. The scholars are not required to attend law school at the University of Baltimore, but those who complete the program successfully, maintain a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 and score 152 or higher on the LSAT receive a full, three-year scholarship to the University of Baltimore School of Law. This year, four scholars attend the UB School of Law on full, three-year scholarships. A second part of the program provides an LSAT preparation class to more students. A Above: The 2013 Baltimore Scholars (from left): Joshua Dowuona (Morgan State University), Chanel White (Coppin State University), T. Feweh Dempster (Coppin State University), Sandy Sellman (Bowie State University, now a 1L at UB), Glenn George (Morgan State University), Antioneya Hall (Bowie State University), Matthew Bradford (Morgan State University, now a 1L at UB) and Melody Clark (Bowie State University). Fall 2013 | 5 | legalbriefs commencement House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Baltimore native, delivered the School of Law’s commencement address on May 20, 2013. Here are excerpts: Today, you graduate at a time when public service is not only commendable, it is essential; when our common values of fairness and equality must not only be restated, but they must be strengthened. What we need now is the courage— your courage—to face, confront and overcome some of the challenges of our time, the challenges to our democracy. […] [T]he challenges that we face today … threaten the middle class and we must strengthen it, as I keep saying, in keeping the American Dream alive. We must honor the spirit of the great motto of this university, it’s fabulous: “Knowledge that works.” … Right now, the doors of opportunity are closed to many in our society. We must restore confidence in our economy, this is one of our challenges—to restore confidence in our economy by creating good-paying jobs for our workers, by making it in America and reigniting the American Dream. We must address this challenge, but I think it’s important for us to recognize that it is the issue of income disparity. We must close the gaping hole—40 years ago, those who measure such things determined that the average CEO ... made about 40 times what the average worker made. ... Today, the average CEO ... makes about 350 times the average worker. ... Productivity continues to increase, but the workers do not get the rewards. So, this is something that we have to address because income disparity undermines the middle class. … And one of the ways that we can address the disparity in income is to address the disparity in education. To make sure that every person can participate in our country’s prosperity, we must end disparity in education by supporting our teachers, by supporting education and by making college more affordable to many more people. … We must decrease the deficit. But nothing brings more money to the Treasury than investing in education. […] So, it’s up to you to have the courage to stand up for our values and keep the doors of opportunity open to all. Throughout our history, from the Bill of Rights to Brown v. Board of Education to the present, the realization of individual, political and economic rights has been central to the strength of our democratic ideals. My charge to you today is to build on that tradition and to make that legacy your own; to know that you have the confidence, you have the legal education … and the moral wherewithal to pursue the work of justice. From left: Marie Van Deusen, J.D. ’89; USMD Regent Thomas Slater; UB Provost Joseph Wood; UB President Robert L. Bogomolny; U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; and UB School of Law Dean Ronald Weich. | 6 | Baltimore Law legalbriefs alumni profile Jessica Emerson Jessica Emerson, J.D. ’13, already had a career when she applied to the University of Baltimore School of Law. A social worker at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in New York, Emerson worked with young survivors of sex trafficking. Observing the adolescents and the staff as they worked with attorneys to craft and eventually pass the New York State Safe Harbor Act, which decriminalizes prostitution for minors, Emerson had an “aha” moment. “I realized then the terrific partnership that law and social work can make and became inspired to put my social work skills to similar use,” said Emerson, who has a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. Emerson jumped into law school—and extracurricular activities—with vigor. She served as president of UB Students for Public Interest, or UBSPI, which raises money for stipends that allow students to work for a public-interest organization over the summer. She was awarded the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association’s Carole Bailey Scholarship, an award given law students with a demonstrated commitment to public service, as well as the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Samuel I. “Sandy” Rosenberg public-service scholarship. Emerson competed for and won a two-year Equal Justice Works fellowship at the Women’s Law Center of Maryland, where she is working to implement a new Maryland law that allows survivors of sex trafficking to vacate their prostitution convictions. “It is truly my dream job,” Emerson said. “After three years in law school, I am finally able to immerse myself in an issue I have been passionate about for the better part of a decade.” Emerson is also developing a training program for attorneys that will teach them how to use the new Maryland legislation to aid sex-trafficking survivors. In return, the lawyers agree to take the cases on a pro bono basis. Even though Emerson is a New York native, she’s committed to doing her fellowship in Baltimore. “The public-interest providers in this community remain as deeply committed to the integrity and advancement of the city’s residents as any I’ve ever seen,” she said. Emerson said she looks forward to returning the favors done for her at the University of Baltimore School of Law: “The mentoring I received from both the faculty at UB and the public-interest community was invaluable to me, and I can’t wait to be a part of offering that same support and encouragement to another student like me.” bythenumbers 03 Of the region’s nine law schools, UB ranked third in the percentage of first-time test takers who passed the Maryland bar in July 2012, behind GWU and Georgetown. 23 In 2012, UB ranked 23rd in the country in the percentage of students employed at graduation. 28 The UB School of Law’s clinical program was ranked 28th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2014. Fall 2013 | 7 | legalbriefs distinguished visitors is not a Democratic issue. This is not a Republican issue. This is not an issue for Independents. This is [The new an issue for everyone. “ ” “ [The right to vote] What is unclear is whether [globalization] will positively or negatively affect human rights … for the bottom billion of the world’s population. law center] is a modern testament to that hunger and thirst for justice that Marylanders throughout the generations have always had. Gov. Martin O’Malley, April 16, 2013 “ Thomas E. Perez, thenassistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Jan. 23, 2013 (Perez is now the U.S. secretary of labor) Harold Hongju Koh, former state department legal adviser, langenberg Lecture, March 12, 2013 ” ” the will of the American people. They’re going to continue to evolve. | 8 | Baltimore Law Vice President Joe Biden, April 16, 2013 “ Our laws evolve—they have to evolve to reflect ” legalbriefs “ The foundation of this democratic republic is the rule of law—the most fragile aspect of our system. Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, April 30, 2013 (Bell retired in July) ” “ [A]ll of you will be called upon to fulfill the ideal that has always been at the center of your legal education and the heart of your chosen profession: not merely to serve clients or win cases, but to do justice. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Nov. 8, 2012 ” A society is only as good as its lawyers, and its lawyers are only as good as its law schools. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, April 30, 2013 “ ” Laws need to be as sophisticated as the people breaking them. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), March 8, 2013 “ ” Fall 2013 | 9 | UBâ€™s brilliant new law center is a 3-D metaphor for the contemporary education offered inside | 10 | Baltimore Law Fall 2013 | 11 | t he new John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore is an ivory tower all right—it’s white and 12 stories tall—but it bears no resemblance to the fusty academy of the popular imagination. It might bear no resemblance to any building you’ve ever seen. A juxtaposition of cubes, the school fills the compact site of a former parking lot at the corner of Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street in midtown Baltimore. From a distance the building’s white-and-black checkerboard façade makes it look like a monochrome Rubik’s Cube, but up close the structure is more dazzling than minimalist. In the lobby, strings of confetti-like LED lights lead the eye up through an atrium that runs the full height of the building like a stalk. The open core is crisscrossed by catwalks and free-standing stairs that link the two, asymmetric sides of the building. The dominant materials are glass, concrete and blond wood, set off by shots of lime, yellow and orange on walls, floors and furniture. But it’s the use of glass that most characterizes the new law school. Classroom and office doors and walls are see-through. So are the front elevators. Even the dean’s office is transparent. The building is an open book. With cutting-edge technologies for heating and cooling and a system to capture and reuse rainwater, it’s also a highly sophisticated structure that is expected to earn LEED Platinum status from the U.S. Green Building Council. No Powdered Wigs German architect Stefan Behnisch, who won an international design competition to land the job, said University of Baltimore President Robert L. Bogomolny was “looking for something to give students a feeling that the future is different, the future is changing”— and that the future is in their hands to create. (Chancell0r William E. “Brit” Kirwan lauded the president’s efforts, saying he thinks of the new building as “the house that Bob built.”) Above all, Behnisch said in an interview, the University of Baltimore did not want a law center that was “stuffy like the British lawyers with their hairdo.” School of Law Dean Ronald Weich finds the new building anything but stuffy or staid, and says its design is an apt metaphor for the rigorous, practical and modern legal education provided by the law school. “I saw it the first time I toured the building,” Weich said in a December 2012 interview in The BuildUp, a university newsletter that chronicled the construction of the law center. “This is more than an innovative, dramatic design—it’s also a symbol of legal education in the 21st century. In fact, it’s a reflection of law itself, creating order out of complexity.” Weich added that there was “a statement” in the use of concrete and glass: “We teach our students that law is about real people and live problems. There’s a grittiness to the building that’s going to bring a lot of energy and creative thinking to our whole community.” Behnisch, whose practice is based in Stuttgart, Germany, with offices in Munich and Boston, is the son of prominent postwar German architect Günter Behnisch. Behnisch père rejected authoritarian Nazi architecture and sought to counteract its pomposity and heaviness by creating structures stripped down to their essential elements, according to architect and commentator Klaus Philipsen. Stefan Behnisch, too, seeks this “lightness of being” in his buildings, wrote Philipsen of Baltimore’s ArchPlan Inc. in a blog post. With wide expanses of glass, free-floating stairways, thin tubular railings and bright colors, as well as unpainted materials and exposed ductwork, Behnisch’s creations are open and cheerful—but they are more than that. In a 2011 interview with the World Intellectual Property Organization magazine, Behnisch said he sought to bring people together with his T | 12 | Baltimore Law he John and Frances Angelos Law Center, at the corner of North Charles Street and Mount Royal Avenue, is named after the parents of School of Law alumnus Peter Ange- los, LL.B. '61, who donated $15 million to the project. UB raised a total of $22 million in private funding for the building, which cost $119 million. Here are some particulars about the law center, for which ground was broken on Aug. 26, 2010: By Hope Keller designs. (Behnisch designed an extension of the group’s Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters.) “I like creating spaces where people can work and live together; where they can communicate, interact and work in an interdisciplinary way,” Behnisch said. “Such buildings have a great impact on our society, and designing them is a great honor.” At the law center, students study at counters overlooking the atrium, or sit and talk together in the clusters of colorful upholstered chairs scattered throughout the building. Faculty, staff and students mingle in the tangle of said. “We can make sure that our law graduates are prepared to contribute to the tectonic shifts we’re seeing in the global economy and in our national institutions. Or we can marginalize ourselves by sticking to old beliefs and old ways of doing things.” So far, the building has earned rave reviews from the people who use it. Professors said the striking design had improved morale. “It’s not just aesthetics,” said Robert Rubinson, director of clinical education. “It’s how students feel about their learning experience. I think the building clearly enhances that. “It’s time for law to be innovative,” she said. ‘The Best Of Disinfectants’ Weich recalled the words of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, who remarked that sunlight “is said to be the best of disinfectants.” “Like Brandeis, I like transparency,” Weich said in the newsletter interview. “I want people to know what’s going on in the law and in our school.” Continued Weich: “The building is undoubtedly complex. It’s multifaceted and multidirectional. But it’s also systematic and intentional, and to me that’s a symbol of how the law brings order to our chaotic lives. The fact that it’s also a highly sustainable building shows that we can leverage a measure of control over our environment. I think that’s just inspired.” Professor William Hubbard, who teaches intellectual property law, said that the school’s design was indeed inspirational—and that it reminds students and faculty of why they went into law in the first place. “Sometimes claiming physical spaces can affect the activity within [is] a concept that is given lip service,” he said. “But here I think it’s true.” Charles Cohen contributed reporting to this article. “ n The University of Baltimore did not want a law center that was “stuffy like the British lawyers with their hairdo.” Architect Stefan Behnisch “There is a rush of excitement when you walk into a building and it makes you feel good about yourself and what you are doing. You are more open to learning.” Professor Barbara White, who teaches business law, said the building was a reminder that the legal profession is changing and that it’s time legal education changed with it. catwalks and stairs, and co-workers wave to each other through glass walls and doors. Weich, who said buildings should “facilitate” the work of the people who use them, said in the BuildUp article that the law center’s design represented a new way of thinking about the law and legal education. “We face a stark choice,” Weich 1 2 stories n 1 92,000 square feet n 1 5 classrooms n 2 9 large- and small-group study spaces 3 2,000-square-foot library n 3 00-seat moot courtroom n n G reen roofs and terraces with n C entral atrium featuring natural light, greenery and areas for contemplation and collaboration n I ndoor and outdoor water plantings and trees n C utting-edge technologies for features n R ainwater capture and reuse heating and cooling Fall 2013 | 13 | Dean Ronald Weich By Joe Surkiewicz Unconventional candidate reflects after a year T he view from atop the University of Baltimore School of Law’s gleaming new building encompasses some of Baltimore’s major arteries: Charles and St. Paul streets, Interstate 83, Mount Royal Avenue. Across the highway is Pennsylvania Station. “From the 12th floor, looking out across Baltimore, you realize where you are,” said Dean Ronald Weich. “It’s the proverbial crossroads.” The law school sits at a metaphorical crossroads as well. With the legal profession confronting a sharply straitened marketplace, legal education is facing unprecedented challenges. Applications are down and class sizes are shrinking at law schools across the nation. Newspaper articles raise the specter of law schools closing and graduates reduced to working at Starbucks because they can’t find jobs as attorneys. Into this breach comes Weich. At 53, he has served multiple stints on Capitol Hill, advising some of Washington’s most powerful politicians, and has also spent time in private practice. Until last year, the one area he hadn’t worked in was academia. He’s perfect for the dean’s job, those who know him say. “I know the challenges law schools are facing,” said U.S. District Court Judge James K. Bredar, who met Weich shortly after they both graduated from Yale Law School. “UB Law couldn’t have found a better person to lead it.” Weich, Bredar said, is “incredibly talented with people and intelligent about relationships. He can figure out how to make a deal happen and has a talent to make people comfortable. He’s disarming, very funny, quite sharp, engaging, energetic and creative.” It is Weich’s unconventionality that makes him the right person to lead the law school now, said Bredar, who serves on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division in Baltimore. “[He’s] what the school requires at this point,” Bredar said, citing Weich’s stature in Washington. “UB has two assets other schools would like to have: an extraordinary physical plant and a visionary new leader with a fresh perspective. Ron is a uniquely gifted guy who will sort out those challenges.” Weich acknowledged that the traditional model for a law dean is a law professor who’s worked his or her way up to the top spot. “There’s a growing recognition that the job isn’t about teaching,” said Weich, | 14 | Baltimore Law Fall 2013 | 15 | Dean Ronald Weich with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the University of Baltimore School of Law in November 2012. seated in his light-filled, seventh-floor office. “It’s about representing the university in these different times, presenting its case to the applicants, the donors, the administration and the faculty.” He listed some of the political talents he learned over his 30-year career in the public and private sectors: building consensus, forging compromise and holding the attention of an audience. “So far, I’ve found all these skills transferable,” he said. Before becoming dean at UB in July 2012, Weich served as the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs in the U.S. Department of Justice, a position to which he was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. “It’s a very high position at the DOJ, with very challenging and complicated work,” said Judith C. Appelbaum, who met Weich when they both worked for Sen. Edward Kennedy and who later served as one of Weich’s deputies at the Justice Department. “He manages difficult situations well,” continued Appelbaum, now a visiting professor of law and the interim director of the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center. “He has a set of values that transfers anyplace. He understands competing interests. He keeps people motivated and satisfied. It was a brilliant selection by UB.” Martin Himeles, managing partner at Zuckerman Spaeder’s Baltimore office, got to know Weich when the latter worked at the law firm’s Washington office in the 1990s after serving as chief counsel to Sen. Kennedy. Weich, Himeles said, is “[the most] humble guy you could ever meet—he’s just a regular guy.” Himeles said the dean is also a pragmatist. “He’s a leader who people want to follow and he gets things done in a way that doesn’t ruffle feathers,” Himeles said. “He just inspires people.” And he seems to like them too. Himeles recalled that shortly after Weich became dean the two attended a game at Camden Yards. “I was chatting with Ron, asking him how things were going,” Himeles said. “A guy sitting in front of us in the stands turned around and asked Ron if he was the new dean. The guy had just graduated. Ron really engaged with him and asked him to stop by his office.” Another Weich trait is knowing his own mind. Herbert Better, who also worked with Weich at Zuckerman Spaeder, said Weich called him last year to discuss the UB job offer. “I said, ‘Do you really want to do this?’” Better recalled. “His answer was ‘yes.’ It was clear to me he was really serious—that he had thought about it and viewed it as a tremendous opportunity.” Better said Weich fully grasped the challenges facing the institution. “If there’s ever been a low point in law schools, this is it,” Better said. “But he saw it as an opportunity to make a difference. For Ron, this is the time to do this—a special opportunity to make a difference.” A year after he started, Weich has settled into his corner office in the brand-new John and Frances Angelos Law Center and into the job. “They were looking for something different—and that’s me,” he said with a laugh. “The problems facing UB Law are varied. But the situation isn’t dire— or as bad as [it is at] other law schools around the country.” For one thing, the school is on solid financial footing. “State funding has remained level,” Weich said. “Other states have seen significant funding cuts.” One of his first decisions was to shrink the class of 2013 by 50 students, or by roughly 15 percent. “The class will have a better educational experience and there will be less competition for [students] when they enter the job market,” Weich said. “It’s a sensible reaction. We also won’t be digging deeper into a smaller applicant pool, which means we’ll get people | 16 | Baltimore Law who will succeed.” Looking ahead, Weich said that the School of Law will make sure students get hands-on, practical experience, especially when it comes to technology. “They need to be sophisticated about the ways technology is changing every aspect of law practice, from complex litigation to business transactions. They need to understand how lawyers solve problems in the 21st century,” Weich said. “The new building reflects that. Of course, our classroom technology is state-of-the-art. And beyond that, this may be the most contemporary law school building in America.” Weich’s vision for the school recognizes that UB can serve populations beyond J.D. students, such as practicing lawyers who seek specialized post-graduate training and foreign-trained lawyers, who can sit for the bar examination in Maryland, New York and Washington, D.C., after receiving an LL.M. degree in the Law of the United States. And, with a nod to the nearby railroad station that puts Capitol Hill less than an hour away, Weich said he has been tapping his Washington connections. “I’ve begun to open some internship opportunities in D.C.,” he said. “And I want to work with UB alumni in D.C. to broaden the availability of jobs and strengthen UB Law’s stature.” The law school’s reputation as a place where students get a solid, practical education is “an important asset,” Weich said, but he stressed that it doesn’t fully describe the rigorous academic training He can figure out how to make a deal happen and has a talent to make people comfortable. He’s disarming, very funny, quite sharp, engaging, energetic and creative. students receive from the school’s expert faculty. “We don’t just offer a practical education. We offer an excellent education,” Weich said. “It’s not just vocational. It’s also teaching students how to think and analyze and apply legal theory.” But the University of Baltimore will always keep its eye on the real-world practice of law, he said. “That’s why UB Law grads succeed in ages all to take advantage of hands-on experience before graduation. Weich said his first year has gone by quickly and he’s happy with the team he assembled to move the law school forward. “We’ve got a good group working on this project,” he said. “We’re feeling good. It’s a tough time and the job market is very tight for graduates. But we’re so much better positioned than other law schools to thrive.” “ a rough job market,” Weich said. “For example, it’s no accident that our students get a disproportionate number of Maryland judicial clerkships. The judges know that UB students have the skills to be effective.” He noted that the law school seeks to provide every student an unpaid clerkship after their first year and encour- ” Get to Know Ron Weich n B orn in New York City in 1959, raised in the Bronx. n A ttended Bronx High School of Science (“despite no aptitude for science whatsoever,” Weich says). n P layed a gangster in two musicals, “Kiss Me Kate” and “Guys and Dolls,” at Yale University. n B egan his career in 1983 as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan, where he acquired the nickname “Dis Con Ron” for his propensity to let sympathetic defendants plead guilty to disorderly conduct. n S erved as counsel, general counsel and chief counsel to Sen. Edward Kennedy from 1990 to 1997. n Represented the Oneida Indian Nation of New York and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, among other clients, while in private practice from 1997 to 2004. n B egan work for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid in 2005 on the same day Barack Obama became a senator. n Completed the New York City Marathon in 1984 (3 hours, 52 minutes) and 1985 (4 hours, 21 minutes). n M arried to Julie Stewart, president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and father of Sophie, 13, and Sara, 10. n Enjoys tennis, running and touch football. Fall 2013 | 17 | on the map Colin Starger plots SCOTUS genealogy M Man has made maps for thousands of years to help people navigate their world, the better to understand it. Some of the earliest maps, on the walls of France’s Lascaux caves, are dots representing the stars. With inventions such as the compass, sextant, telescope and printing press, maps became more precise and more widely used. Today, with computers, mapmaking has taken another gigantic leap forward. Professor Colin Starger has a cartographic idea of his own: He is mapping Supreme Court decisions —majority opinions, dissents and concurrences—using computer software to plot relationships that show how various lines of precedent have evolved. That is, he’s mapping the arguments in long-running legal controversies. “It’s about how Supreme Court doctrine works,” said Starger, 43, who joined the UB law faculty in 2010. “In any Supreme Court controversy, litigants will advance many arguments and cite competing precedents. And then the court will choose a winner in the case by choosing one line of precedent over another.” Then that case itself becomes precedent for future litigants to cite. “This creates a chain of precedent,” Starger said. “Opinion A cites Opinion B, which in turn cites Opinion C, and so on all the way back to the Constitution.” The genesis of the mapping project— which has been subsidized by a University of Baltimore grant and law school support—was Starger’s research on dissenting opinions in the high court’s due-process jurisprudence. “I wanted to figure out a way to show how dissents contribute to the development of the law and to visually show it,” Starger said. “I want dissent to be part of the story.” Starger, a New York native, took a circuitous route to Baltimore. His father was an international banker and Starg- er lived abroad from ages 2 to 16, with eight years in Hong Kong and stays in Australia, Greece and Malaysia. He finished high school in northern California, where he continued developing a passion for computers conceived in ninth grade. Enrolling at the University of California at Los Angeles, he planned to be a math major but quickly changed direction. “It was way too intense,” said Starger, who switched to history and got involved in competitive debating. After graduating summa cum laude, Starger was hired by a California startup that was developing derivatives-trading software. “It was an exciting time to work in Silicon Valley and I was financially independent right out of college, but at the end of the day I wasn’t interested in derivatives,” Starger said. He soon discovered what he was interested in: prisons and the pursuit of | 18 | Baltimore Law By Joe Surkiewicz justice for innocent prisoners. His watershed moment came in 1992, when he was arrested during a demonstration in San Francisco. The protest was called after the acquittal of four L.A. police officers charged with savagely beating black motorist Rodney King, a 1991 incident recorded on videotape and widely viewed around the world. “The police arrested everyone within a square block,” Starger said, recalling the Mission District rally. “I spent two and a half days in jail and it completely changed my worldview.” After being slapped in plastic handcuffs and hustled onto a bus, Starger and other demonstrators were taken to the Alameda County jail. “My first memory of that place is of the intake,” Starger said. “You had to take off all metal—earrings and so on. The punk rocker in the line right in front of me took about 30 minutes to get all the studs and rings out of his face.” A National Lawyers Guild attorney represented Starger at his arraignment. “There was no charge, just release,” said Starger, who recalled that he and a friend who’d also been arrested were shipped back across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco and dropped off near a freeway. “The experience was eye-opening,” Starger said. “I was treated like a criminal. We were all scum in the eyes of the authorities. I developed a very strong suspicion that what I understood of the world was wildly incomplete, that I had not glimpsed the whole truth and that I should try to find out more.” Said Starger: “If they treated a middle-class white guy like that, what about others?” He set out to investigate, working with the American Friends Service Committee and volunteering on prison visits. After these experiences, Starger applied to law school. “I decided to make my money where my mouth was,” he said. Starger said he’d sworn never to go into law, as most of his friends from the UCLA debating team had done. “But I was wrong,” he said. “I saw how incredibly helpful lawyers were when I was arrested.” Fast forward: Starger was accepted at Columbia. After graduating in 2002— he served as graduation speaker for his J.D. class—Starger clerked for Magistrate Judge Michael Dolinger in the Southern District of New York and in 2003 was hired as a staff attorney by the Innocence Project at the Cardozo School of Law. “It was a phenomenal job,” said Starger, who was the lead counsel on four DNA exonerations, including one off Oklahoma’s death row. Starger then moved on to the Lawyering Program at New York University, where he taught legal research, writing and lawyering skills to first-year students. Doing so helped him make the transition from practice to academia. “The academic thing made sense and deepened my study of rhetoric— what persuades, which goes back to Aristotle,” he said. It was at this point that he began conceiving a way to represent doctrinal thought visually. “The computer programmer side of me kicked in,” Starger said. “I could picture how the software could work.” He got in touch with his high school friend Darren Kumasawa, a programmer. “As we went to work I realized it could work for the Supreme Court and I saw its potential,” said Starger, who in his second year at UB received a provost’s technology grant to develop the mapping technology for use in the classroom. “It mixes the things I love, debate and rhetoric, drawing connections and relationships, using computer schematics and math,” Starger said. The maps are genealogical, showing the different lines of argument that led to a decision. They distill arguments that can run 30 pages or more and they clearly locate the controversy. Practically, the maps help law professors teach any area of doctrine, Starger said, adding that appellate advocates also could use maps to determine the essence of competing traditions. Professor Amy Sloan, associate dean for academic affairs, has used Starger’s mapping technology. “As a professor I have to look at the whole body of law on a particular subject to see what to emphasize and deemphasize to help students see the big picture,” Sloan said. “[The maps] help me put together a course that will make sense to students.” Sloan said being able to follow the “trail” of jurisprudence visually from one point to the other allows students to more easily grasp the development of doctrine and, moreover, gives them a look at how U.S. legal institutions operate. Starger said creating a doctrinal map is far from sketching out a kind of legal Cliff’s Notes. “It’s not automated,” he said. “It requires reading and interpreting lines of authority and then presenting it in a way that’s nearly instantaneous. It’s a way to present the basic business of law.” Hope Keller contributed reporting to this article. To see Professor Colin Starger’s SCOTUS maps, visit law.ubalt.edu/stargermaps Fall 2013 | 19 | annual giving report “Being a lawyer, we would learn, was to embark on a lifelong series of daily challenges, entrusted with finding solutions that would make a difference in the life of someone willing to put those challenges in your hands. UB uncovered the practical side of law, in an almost clinical approach, underscoring the need to focus attention on the single, exclusive importance of each and every case in turn.” – Nathaniel C. 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Walz, J.D. ’95 Mollie Wander, J.D. ’10 , M.B.A. ’10 Roxanne L. Ward, B.S. ’90 , J.D. ’00 Ann Doherty Ware, J.D. ’95 Deborah Y. Warner, J.D. ’98 Tracey P. Warren, J.D. ’02 Paul Wartzman, LL.B. ’51 Eleanor Wascavage Bradley A. Wasser, J.D. ’10 Dale E. Watson, J.D. ’74 Genelle R. Watts, J.D. ’88 Thomas J. Waxter, III, J.D. ’91 Joseph M. Weeda, J.D. ’08 H. Charles Weigand, LL.B. ’68 Jesse S. Weinberg,** LL.B. ’40 John S. Weiner, J.D. ’75 Harvey M. Weisberg, J.D. ’65 Heather M. Welch, J.D. ’10 Marcie B. Wendell, J.D. ’90 and Gregory T. Wendell, M.S. ’91 Nancy C. West, J.D. ’80 Stan Whiting, J.D. ’75 Kristina B. Whittaker, J.D. ’81 Sarah E. Widman, J.D. ’04 Albert R. Wilkerson, J.D. ’65 Jennifer K. Williams, J.D. ’97 Melinda G. Williams, J.D. ’95 William L. Williamson, J.D. ’70 Christian B. Wilson, J.D. ’76 Roger M. Windsor, LL.B. ’65 Susan Winestein, J.D. ’89 Alan M. Winner, A.A. ’48 , J.D. ’39 William J. Wiseman, III, J.D. ’66 Lisa I. Wojeck, J.D. ’97 Christopher Dale Wolf, J.D. ’00 Cyd B. Wolf, J.D. ’82 Shawn C. Wolsey, J.D. ’02 Ronald R. Wolz, J.D. ’91 Kristin H. Woolam, J.D. ’96 Steven P. Wright, J.D. ’06 Michael T. Wyatt, J.D. ’89 Susan M. Wyckoff, J.D. ’96 Lacey D. Yegen, J.D. ’09 Edward W. Yoder, J.D. ’66 Lauren Young James S. Zavakos, J.D. ’97 Robert S. Zelko, LL.B. ’59 Lauren Ziegler, J.D. ’11 Christopher Ziemski, J.D. ’04 Craig L. Zissel, J.D. ’05 M. Trent Zivkovich, J.D. ’06 Emily L. Zychowicz, J.D. ’09 Claire D’Antonio Caroline N. Dewey Claudia A. Diamond,* J.D. ’95 Downtown Dog Resort and Hospital Eric B. Easton* Oleg Fastovsky, J.D. ’08 Federal Hill Fitness Federal Hill Main Street Susan M. Gerhart Michele E. Gilman* Jill Green,* J.D. ’94 The Greene Turtle of Hunt Valley Grilled Cheese & Co. Nienke Grossman* John Hagenbrok F. Michael Higginbotham* William R. Hubbard* Indigma Indian Restaurant David Jaros* Kali’s Restaurant Group Kaplan Bar Review Elizabeth Keyes* Parag Khandhar* Jennifer S. Kim* Dionne K. Koller* Jeri Lande Robert H. Lande* Kenneth Lasson* Jaime Lee* Patricia M. Lesnick, J.D. ’88 Lexis-Nexis Matthew Lindsay* Liv2Eat Katie Loncarich* Matthew John’s Hair & Nail Salon Meadow Mill Athletic Club Leslie S. Metzger,* B.A. ’84, M.P.A. ’92 Michael I. Meyerson* Minato Sushi Bar Anne T. Modarressi Crystal Moll MOM’s Organic Market Mother’s Federal Hill Grille Noble’s Bar & Grill Lydia Nussbaum Pandora’s Locks Hairbraiding Residence Inn by Marriott Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Jason Ritterstein Ropewalk Tavern S.A.F.E. Management Sammy’s Trattoria Renee Sanchez Schifanelli & Associates, LLC Shapiro’s Café Shemer Bar Review, LLC Shucker’s Soup’s On Baltimore Spirit Cruises Starbucks Coffee Company Colin P. Starger* Supano’s Steakhouse Ten Thousand Villages Thai Arroy Angela M. Vallario,* J.D. ’91 Bonnie L. Warnken, J.D. ’90, and Byron L. Warnken,* J.D. ’77 Eleanor Wascavage Ronald H. Weich* Zelda Zen Zena’s Spa & Salon * UB faculty or staff ** Donor is deceased Gifts in Kind A People United, LLC Elizabeth Anderson Peter G. Angelos, LL.B. ’61 Sabrina Balgamwalla* Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company, Inc. Baltimore Comedy Factory Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Blue Agave The Brewer’s Art Brown, Goldstein, Levy, LLP Kimberly N. Brown* Captain Larry’s Center Stage Continental Title Group Louis Curran Todd Czapski Dan Brothers Shoes Danielle Cover Photography Fall 2013 | 25 | notes president of the Baltimore Bar Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of the Bar Association of Baltimore City. MELISSA M. BOYD, J.D. ’99 Boyd, a partner with High Swartz LLP, based in Norristown, Pa., was appointed to the WILLIAM HOLZMAN, J.D. ’94 Holzman was promoted to vice president of retail leasing for St. John Properties Inc., a Baltimore-based real estate development and management company. GREG P. JIMENO, J.D. ’99 In June, Jimeno was named the 82nd president of the Anne Arundel Bar Association. ROBERT KASUNIC, J.D. ’92 In April, Kasunic was appointed associate register of copyrights and director of registration policy and practice at the U.S. Copyright Office. Previously he was deputy general counsel of the Copyright Office. In his new role, Kasunic serves as the principal adviser to the register on legal and business issues relating to the administration of the national registration system. He will also play a major role in implementing the office’s forthcoming Compendium of Copyright Office Practices. DAVID A. “SKIP” PRICHARD, J.D. ’96 Prichard was named president and CEO of OCLC, an online library cooperative based in Dublin, Ohio. MARK SCURTI, J.D. ’91 Scurti, an adjunct professor at the UB School of Law, was named to a Baltimore City District Court judgeship by Gov. Martin O’Malley in August. KEVIN SHEA, J.D. ’91 Shea was recently promoted to administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. He had served as acting administrator since June 2012. Baltimore Law seeks to keep you informed about news from alumni, faculty, staff and students. Alumni are encouraged to fill in the update form at law.ubalt.edu/alumniupdate. We welcome your news! alumni 1970s JOSEPH PERSICO, J.D. ’75 Persico, managing partner of Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald LLP in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2013 in the area of real estate law. THE HON. THOMAS G. ROSS, J.D. ’78 Queen Anne’s County Circuit Judge Ross has begun a two-year term as chair of the Maryland Conference of Circuit Judges, or CCJ. The CCJ serves as a policy advisory body to the chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. LLP. He is the first managing partner to be chosen from the Baltimore office, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. WILLIAM MCCARTHY, J.D. ’87, LL.M. ’92 In its list of CEO/CFO “Dream Teams of Baltimore,” the Baltimore Business Journal recognized McCarthy for his work at Catholic Charities of Baltimore, where he is the executive director. Vicki Schultz, J.D. ’89, joined the law school in November 2012 as the associate dean for administration after serving as deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Schultz previously served as senior adviser at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and has worked in Maryland in the community development and legal services field during her legal career. ALAN S. SCHWARTZ, J.D. ’84 Schwartz was promoted to partner at Ingerman & Horwitz LLP in Baltimore. MARTIN WONG, J.D. ’85 Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section executive committee. MARTIN DORSEY, J.D. ’97 Dorsey was named to a Baltimore City District Court judgeship by Gov. Martin O’Malley in August. NEIL DUKE, J.D. ’98 Duke, a principal in Ober Kaler’s Employment Group, was named to the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, the governance board for Maryland Public Broadcasting. THOMAS P. DWYER, J.D. ’94 Dwyer joined the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. DAVID ELLIN, J.D. ’97 Ellin, of the Law Office of David Ellin P.C., was named to The Daily Record’s “Successful Before 40” VIP list. DAVID GILDEA, J.D. ’93 Gildea was named by The Daily Record as one of the “Most Admired CEOs” for private companies with fewer than 50 employees. LAWRENCE S. GREENBERG, J.D. ’94 In May, Greenberg was inducted as the 60th president of the Maryland Association for Justice (formerly the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association). RODNEY E. HILL, J.D. ’96 Hill was named chief of internal affairs for the Baltimore Police Department in May. 1980s BRIAN P. DARMODY, J.D. ’81 Darmody has been named associate vice president for corporate and foundation relations at the University of Maryland. ROBERT N. GROSSBART, J.D. ’86 Grossbart was elected to the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service board of directors. ANNE COLT LEITESS, J.D. ’88 In June, Leitess was sworn in as the first female state’s attorney for Anne Arundel County. BARRY LEVIN, J.D. ’84 Levin has been named managing partner at Saul Ewing Wong was hired by Think Finance as the company’s first chief integrity officer. 1990s Robert D. Anbinder, J.D. ’92 Anbinder has been elected | 26 | Baltimore Law 2000s RONALD J. ALLEN, J.D. ’02 SuperiorReview, a Houstonbased document-review firm, has named Allen regional sales director, in charge of expanding and developing the firm’s service offerings. He will also focus on large corporations and law firms involved in global litigation. H. BRIGGS BEDIGIAN, J.D. ’02 Bedigian, partner at Gilman & Bedigian LLC, received the Maryland Association for Justice’s Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. The award recognizes the Maryland trial lawyer, or team of trial lawyers, that made the greatest contribution to the public interest by trying or settling a case of precedential value—precedential because it changed the law to benefit Marylanders or because the case “sent a message” to those who might seek to trample the rights of Maryland citizens. Geoffrey G. Hengerer, J.D. ’02 Hengerer joined the Baltimorebased firm of Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White as a member in September. JONAS JACOBSON, J.D. ’00 Jacobson has joined the new government relations firm of Perry, White, Ross & Jacobson in Annapolis. NICOLE PASTORE KLEIN, J.D. ’00 Klein was named to a Baltimore City District Court judgeship by Gov. Martin O’Malley in August. JIM LIANG, J.D. ’06, LL.M. IN TAXATION ’07 Liang has been elected a partner of Baltimore’s Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP, representing individuals and entities in federal and state tax controversies and litigation. Previously, Liang was employed as a certified public accountant. Liang also volunteers with the Maryland Defense Force, which provides supplemental professional and technical support to the Maryland Military Department and the Maryland National Guard. KIMBERLY NEAL, J.D. ’07 Neal, an associate with Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP in Baltimore, was named to The Daily Record’s “Successful Before 40” VIP list. DENNIS ROBINSON JR., J.D. ’02 Robinson, partner at Baltimore’s Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, was named to The Daily Record’s “Successful Before 40” VIP list. TARA SHOEMAKER, J.D. ’07 Shoemaker, principal of Tara Shoemaker & Associates in Frederick, received the Small Firm Award in the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s annual Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards. E. HARRISON STONE JR., J.D. ’02 Stone joined ConnectYourCare as general counsel. The Hunt Valley-based organization specializes in health care savings account administration. BOB VAN GALOUBANDI, J.D. ’05 Galoubandi has been elected a partner of Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP. Galoubandi represents banks, lending institutions, private lenders and businesses in all aspects of real estate lending and troubled loan workouts. He was named a Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights in 2013. BARBARA J. WILKINS, J.D. ’00 Wilkins has been appointed government relations officer for Anne Arundel County by County Executive Laura Neuman. publications Books John Bessler Cruel and Unusual: The American Death Penalty and the Founders’ Eighth Amendment (Northeastern University Press, 2012). Eric Easton Mobilizing the Press: Defending the First Amendment in the Supreme Court (Vandeplas Publishing, 2013). Garrett Epps American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2013). Wrong and Dangerous: Ten Right-Wing Myths About Our Constitution (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012). Leigh Goodmark A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System (New York University Press, 2012). F. Michael Higginbotham Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America (New York University Press, 2013). Lynn McLain Emerita Professor McLain completed the manuscripts for the third edition of her threevolume treatise on Maryland and federal evidence law, and for the fourth edition of her volume on the Maryland Rules of Evidence. They are slated for publication by Thomson West in late 2013. Michael Meyerson Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America (Yale University Press, 2012). 2010s ALYSSA BROWN, J.D. ’12 A University of Baltimore Law Review note by Brown was cited in a report to Congress prepared by the Congressional Research Service. Her note addressed antitrust issues that can arise when pharmaceutical companies settle patent infringement cases. It was cited in the report before the Supreme Court ruled on FTC v. Actavis in June. MICHAEL DODD, J.D. ’10 Dodd, an attorney with Simmons & Dodd LLP, in Cambridge, Md., was named to The Daily Record’s “Successful Before 40” VIP list. CHRISTINE R. HOGAN, J.D. ’12 Hogan was hired as an associate attorney at Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler LLC in Baltimore. ALAN LAZEROW, J.D. ’10 Lazerow, a member of Whiteford Taylor & Preston’s Business Reorganizations and Bankruptcy Litigation group, was a 2013 recipient of The Daily Record’s “20 in Their Twenties” award. Jana L. Ponczak, J.D. ’12 Ponczak opened her solo practice, The Law Office of Jana L. Ponczak, in Pikesville. RACHEL SEVERANCE, J.D. ’12 Severance was hired as an associate at Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP in Baltimore. Fall 2013 | 27 | Wendy Gerzog “Koons: Interest Deduction and FLP Valuation Practice Pointers” (140 Tax Notes 375, July 22, 2013). “Valuing Fractional Interests in Art for Estate Tax Purposes” (139 Tax Notes 1073, May 27, Mortimer Sellers Parochialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Foundations of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2012). “The Constitutional Thought of Alexander Hamilton” is to be published as a chapter in Denis Galligan (ed.) Constitutions and the Classics (Oxford University Press, 2013). 2013). “When Sommers Are Winters: Do Blanks Denote Revocability?” (138 Tax Notes 1477, March 25, 2013). “Wimmer Wins FLP Annual Exclusions” (138 Tax Notes 489, Jan. 28, 2013). “Valuation Discounting and the Lottery Cases” (137 Tax Notes 917, Nov. 19, 2012). “Another Turn with Turner” (136 Tax Notes 1613, Sept. 24, 2012). Byron Warnken, J.D. ’77 Maryland Criminal Procedure: A Treatise is scheduled for publication this fall. The threevolume work is intended as a comprehensive resource for Maryland’s judges, prosecutors, defense counsel and law students. Michele Gilman “The Poverty Defense” (47 University of Richmond Law Review 495, 2013). “The Class Differential in Privacy Law” (77 Brooklyn Law Review 1389, 2012). Leigh Goodmark “Transgender People, Intimate Partner Abuse, and the Legal System” (48 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, 2012). Nienke Grossman “The Normative Legitimacy of International Courts” was Neil Dilloff “Law School Training: Bridging the Gap Between Legal Education and the Practice of Law” (24 Stanford Law & Policy Review 425, 2013). Dilloff, an adjunct professor, is a partner at DLA Piper’s Baltimore office. selected for presentation at the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, which took place at Yale Law School in June. David Jaros “Perfecting Criminal Markets” (112 Columbia Law Review 1947, December 2012). “Not All Defined Value Clauses Are Equal” (10 Pittsburgh Tax Review, 2012). Elizabeth Keyes “Examining Maryland’s Views on Immigrants and Immigration” (43 University of Baltimore Law Forum 1, 2013). “Beyond Saints and Sinners: Discretion and Narrative in Immigration Law” (26 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 207, 2012). Robert Lande “Cartels as Rational Business Strategy: Crime Pays,” cowritten with John M. Connor (34 Cardozo Law Review 427, 2012). “A Traditional and Textualist Analysis of the Goals of Antitrust: Efficiency, Preventing Theft From Consumers, and Consumer Choice” (81 Fordham Law Review 2349, 2013). “Toward an Empirical Assessment of Private Antitrust Enforcement,” co-written with Joshua P. Davis (36 Seattle University Law Review 1269, 2012). Lande also co-wrote “Comparative Negligence With Joint and Several Liability: The Best of Both Worlds” (1 University of Baltimore Law Review Online 1, Dec. 13, 2012). Clement Lau “American Public Library Law Lydia Nussbaum “ADR’s Place in Foreclosure: Remedying the Flaws of a Securitized Housing Market” (34 Cardozo Law Review 1889, July 2013). Max Oppenheimer “Patents 101: Patentable Subject Matter and Separation of Powers” (15 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law 1, 2012). “Four Things Every Inventor Should Do by March 15” (Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology’s blog, Feb. 28, 2013). notes Elizabeth Samuels “Surrender and Subordination: Birth Mothers and Adoption Law Reform” (20 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 33, 2013). Mortimer Sellers “International Legal Positivism” (Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, 2012). Charles Tiefer In February, the American Federation of Government Employees released a legal memorandum—“Reducing Spending on Service Contracts In Order to Comply With Sequestration”—by Professor Tiefer that was quoted in The Washington Post, among other news outlets. Articles & Reports Gilda Daniels “Lining Up: Ensuring Equal Access to the Right to Vote” was published in August by the Advancement Project and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. (美国公共图书馆法研究)” appeared in the Tushuguan zazhi (图书馆���志), a library journal in China. Matthew Lindsay “Immigration, Sovereignty, and the Constitution of Foreignness” (45 Connecticut Law Review 743, February 2013). faculty At the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, held in January 2013 in New Orleans, Professor | 28 | Baltimore Law José Anderson was elected national chair of the nearly 800-member section on litigation for 2013-2014. Professor Barbara Babb, director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts, spoke May 31 at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts in Los Angeles. She discussed changes and trends in family courts. Professor John Bessler spoke Dec. 8, 2012, to the 2nd Oslo International Symposium on Capital Punishment. On Feb. 14, Bessler provided written testimony to Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee about the repeal of the state’s death penalty. Professor Gilda Daniels served as a guest speaker at the discussion group A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) on Nov. 4, 2012, and discussed voter suppression and the 2012 election. In March, Professor Eric Easton completed a three-year term as chair of the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the Maryland State Bar Association and became immediate past chair of the section. In April, Easton was named Faculty Member of the Year by the Black Law Students Association. Professor Michele Gilman, director of the Civil Advocacy Clinic and co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism, presented “The Return of the Welfare Queen” at a symposium titled “Gender Matters: Women, Social Policy PROFESSOR GILDA DANIELS Professor Daniels was the author of an op-ed that appeared in The Baltimore Sun on Feb. 27, the day the Supreme Court heard arguments in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. She argued that the court must not roll back voting rights, specifically Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires “covered jurisdictions” to get federal approval of voting changes before they can implement them. Wrote Daniels: “Many of the outlawed acts of the past have comparable companions in this new millennium. Poll taxes are the forefathers of voter ID laws, and the old literacy tests are similar to proof of citizenship laws. These contemporary methods of voter suppression may not be as overt as George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door or Bull Connor refusing to register African-American citizens to vote, but the impediments to voter registration and Dean Ronald Weich In an op-ed published in The Daily Record on Feb. 21, Dean Weich addressed concerns about upheaval in legal education and in the legal marketplace and described the School of Law as well-positioned to flourish despite the changes. Wrote Weich: “Increasingly, lawyers work in tandem with other professionals on multi-faceted assignments. They must be fluent in the sophisticated information technology that dominates both litigation and commercial matters today. They are often judged—and compensated—according to the outcomes they achieve rather than the hours they tally. And in this fastpaced, competitive atmosphere, law school graduates don’t always have the luxury of on-the-job training. Not all law schools will successfully adapt to this brave new world, but I’m confident the University of Baltimore will do so.” voter participation are very much the same in intent and impact.” PROFESSOR DIONNE KOLLER Professor Koller was quoted in an April DC Bar cover story titled “Playing It Safe: Are Concussions Ruining Sports?” Koller said she believed football could adjust its rules and still thrive. “The NFL … can change the expectations of the fans by evolving the game and emphasizing passing, catching, running, kicking, and strategy,” she wrote. “There’s a lot that goes on in that sport. It doesn’t have to be marginalized because it loses some of the violence. Look at [Olympic] hockey—people start appreciating the strategy and the team aspects when you take out the fights.” PROFESSOR MICHAEL MEYERSON Professor Meyerson published an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun on April 21 about cyberbullying. Wrote Meyerson: “Cellphones and the Internet have not only altered the way we communicate, they have changed the way we can injure one another. The telecommunications revolution has created the capability of causing far greater harm to children than the bullying many of us remember from when we were young.” PROFESSOR CHARLES TIEFER Professor Tiefer was quoted in a June 20 Bloomberg News story about the growing use of contractors to vet job-seekers for security clearances. “The notion that government officials have the final decision about granting or denying clearances is a mere fig leaf, and a pretty small one at that,” Tiefer said in the article, which appeared in The Washington Post’s business section. Tiefer is a former member of the U.S. Commission on Wartime Contracting. in the news Fall 2013 | 29 | Professor Gilbert Holmes was selected as dean of the University of La Verne College of Law in Ontario, Calif. He began his tenure this past summer. Professor Margaret Johnson has been appointed chair of the Planning Committee and the 2012 Election” on April 2 at American University Washington College of Law. Gilman became president of the board of the Public Justice Center in June. Last spring, Professor Leigh Goodmark was named Faculty Member of the Year by the Baltimore Women’s Bar Association and also received the Robert M. Bell Award from UBSPI. In addition, Goodmark presented a talk titled “Rethinking State Intervention in Intimate Partner Violence” at the American Association of Law Schools’ annual meeting in New Orleans on Jan. 7. Her article “Transgender People, Intimate Partner Abuse, and the Legal System,” published in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, was the focus of the Harvard journal’s annual fall colloquium, held Nov. 5, 2012. A month earlier, Goodmark was a keynote speaker at the University of Buffalo School of Law’s Conference on Intimate Partner Violence. In 2012, Professor Nienke Grossman served as a legal adviser to the government of Chile in a maritime dispute (Peru v. Chile) in the International Court of Justice and in December attended oral hearings in The Hague, Netherlands. The CALA Committee for the Jing Liao Award for the Best Research in All Media chose Clement for the 2014 American Association of Law Schools’ Section on Clinical Legal Education Conference, which is the largest section of the AALS and hosts the annual conference for clinical law professors. Professor Elizabeth Keyes spoke on U.S. clinical legal education at the 2013 Law and Legal Education in the Americas Conference, held in June by the University of Detroit Mercy. Professor Robert Lande was one of three recipients of the 11th annual Jerry S. Cohen Award for the best antitrust scholarship of 2012. He received his award at the American Antitrust Institute’s Annual Conference on June 12. Lande and John M. Connor, coauthors of “Cartels as Rational Business Strategy: Crime Pays” (34 Cardozo Law Review 427), split an $8,000 prize and each received an original piece of artwork. Professor Kenneth Lasson spoke at a conference at Goodenough College, University of London, on Dec. 2, 2012. The title of his presentation was “Antisemitism on Campus.” The conference was sponsored by the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism. Lau, associate director for technical services and administration in the law library, as the 2013 recipient of the Jing Liao Award. Lau was selected for his publication “American Public Library Law (美国公共图书 Internationale de Droit Constitutionnel. In addition, Sellers has been selected, with Professor Stephan Kirste of the University of Salzburg, as the general editor of the Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. In July, Sellers was a plenary speaker at the biennial conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He was also invited to speak in October at the European University Institute and the Alberaccio Macchiavelli to honor the 500th anniversary of the publication of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince. To mark the retirement of the Hon. Robert M. Bell, chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, Professor Byron Warnken, J.D. ’77, along with 50 law students and lawyers, compiled a 250-page book covering Judge Bell’s 209 criminal law opinions—majority, concurring and dissent—during his 23 years on the Court of Appeals. notes 馆法研究),” which appeared in the Tushuguan zazhi (图书 馆杂志), a library journal in China. The award came with a $500 prize. Professor Audrey McFarlane spoke at a symposium at Fordham Law School in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Fordham Urban Law Journal. Her panel was titled “What Is Urban Law Today?” Professor Jane Murphy’s legal scholarship was cited in a June 12 New York Times online op-ed titled “Is Forced Fatherhood Fair?” The article concludes: “Policies that punish men for accidental pregnancies also punish those children who must manage a lifelong relationship with an absent but legal father.” Professor Max Oppenheimer served as a judge for the Emmy Awards and for the University of Maryland, College Park’s Inventor of the Year award. In April, Professor Elizabeth Samuels testified in favor of an adoption law reform bill before the Ohio Senate Committee on Medicaid, Health and Human Services. In March she submitted written testimony to the Ohio House Judiciary Committee. Professor Mortimer Sellers has been elected a member of the Association adjunct faculty The Hon. John F. Gossart Jr., U.S. Immigration Judge of the Baltimore Immigration Court, retired in August after 32 years on the bench and 42 years of federal service. Judge Gossart has taught immigration law at UB for 17 years. He plans to continue teaching at the law school in retirement. President Barack Obama’s | 30 | Baltimore Law nomination of federal magistrate Paul Grimm to a seat on the U.S. District Court in Maryland was confirmed by the Senate on Dec. 3, 2012. Judge Grimm is a long-serving member of the UB adjunct faculty. On April 10, Alan Nemeth took part in a panel discussion— “Trending Topics in Animal Law”—at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Nemeth talked about the intersection of animal law and family law. He pointed out that 25 states and the District of Columbia have passed domestic violence bills designed to protect pets and that family law could develop to include joint custody and visitation of pets. 2012 as the assistant director of communications and external relations. Cobbett has a master’s degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s in communication studies from Canisius College. She previously worked as the community services assistant for Finger Lakes Health in Geneva, N.Y. Hope Keller joined the law school in November 2012 as the director of communications after leaving The Baltimore Sun, where she was an editor. She has worked as a reporter and editor at several other newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Daily Record. Katie Rolfes, administrative assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs, received a 2012 UB Staff Recognition Award. scholarly paper “The Collective Bargaining Chips Are Down: How Wisconsin’s Collective Bargaining Restrictions Place the U.S. in Violation of International Labor Laws.” students Ebony Thompson, J.D. ’13, received a 2012 Marjorie Cook Endowed Scholars Program award, which is given to women graduate students studying law or public policy who are committed to empowering women and advancing their social status through a career in law or as a policymaker. Katie Gallagher, J.D. ’14, testified March 7 before the Judiciary Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates on a bill to prevent cyberbullying. Tiffany Fountaine, J.D. ’14, was named to Lawyers of Color’s Inaugural Hot List, which recognizes successful early- to mid-career attorneys under 40. Caroline Mapp, J.D. ’14, earned the position of senior editor on the Southern Region Black Law Students Association Law Journal, based on her participation in the publication’s summer “write on” competition. Amanda Webster, J.D. ’13, took third place in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2011-2012. Webster was honored for her Tawny Holmes, J.D. ’13, was named to the board of directors of the National Association of the Deaf for the 2012-2014 term. Holmes was appointed to serve as an adviser on education and early-intervention issues. She focused on education law at UB. Five 2013 graduates have been chosen by the Law Career Development Office as the first class of University of Baltimore School of Law Apprentice Fellows. The fellows work as paid, full-time law clerks with nonprofits or government organizations that provide legal services. This year’s fellows are Rebecca Simpson, Free State Legal Project; Katheryn Anderson, Maryland Disability Law Center; Rexanah Wyse, Catholic Charities, Esperanza Center, Immigration Legal Services; Michael Stone, Homeless Persons Representation Project; and Greg Kuester, Office of the Maryland Attorney General, Associate Program. staff Ethel Banks joined the Office of Finance and Administration at the School of Law in September as an accounting clerk. She has 15 years of accounting experience and most recently worked in the Finance Department of American University. Jernee Bramble, associate director of law placement, was chosen as June’s “Member Spotlight” for WALRAA, the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association. Bramble serves as the 2013 co-chair of the association’s Diversity Committee. Heather Cobbett joined the law school in December Laura Panozzo joined the Office of Law Admissions as admissions counselor in March. Previously, Panozzo spent five years at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich., as an admissions representative and an assistant women’s basketball coach. She has a bachelor’s degree in sport management and a master’s in organizational leadership from Siena Heights, where she was a four-year starter for the women’s basketball team. Emily Rogers, J.D. ’12, joined the law school in 2012 as the assistant director of the Law Career Development Office, where she helps manage the externship programs and coordinates public-interest programming and events. Rogers is experienced in immigration law and public policy. in memoriam Third-year law student John Minderhout died suddenly on April 16. He had planned to practice law on the Eastern Shore, where he lived with his wife, Tui. Before enrolling in law school, Minderhout worked as an editor, writer, translator and teacher. Fall 2013 | 31 | m in closing By Garrett Epps any years ago, William Faulkner had an epiphany. “One day,” the author said later, “I seemed to shut the door between me and all publisher’s addresses and book lists. I said to myself, Now I can write.” As a law professor, I’ve spent nearly two decades fretting about law review editors and webmasters. One day about four years ago, I decided I would write something just for myself. Maybe only I would ever read it, but the writing would be fun. Thus, for nearly two years I read the Constitution’s text every day, and wrote— for my own satisfaction alone—an analysis of what the Constitution really says, article by article, clause by clause, amendment by amendment. It was fun, and more than fun: It was the most satisfying work I have done in my 20 years as a legal scholar. It was the kind of experience law teaching is supposed to provide and too seldom does—the chance to think about the law and the Constitution independent of the latest headlines and the vagaries of five justices of whatever Supreme Court is current. Remarkably, what I wrote has now been published by Oxford University Press as American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution. That fact astonishes me; no one should get paid for having that much fun. I didn’t read the Constitution seeking light on the subjects of the day—the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act. Instead, I just read, in all the ways I know how. I used the modes of Bible reading I learned in a Christian school decades ago; I used my training as a lawyer, with specific techniques in interpreting contracts and statutes. I used ways of reading I learned many years ago as a folklore major in college. And finally, I read the Constitution as lyric poetry. I learned something from each way of reading. Some parts of the Constitution are Homeric; some are as dry as the English Statute of Frauds. Some are as elusive as a poem by Emily Dickinson, and some—for example, the “thou shalt nots” of the Bill of Rights—echo the thunder atop Mount Sinai. Sometimes we find the meaning in the thunder—and sometimes in the still small voice. I think most citizens should take time to give the Constitution—even the “boring parts”—a careful read. Though it contains many disparate parts, “we the people” need to read the entire text—and, whoever we are, to read it with our entire selves. “Law, say the gardeners, is the sun,” the poet W.H. Auden once wrote; and gardeners may see in the Constitution a diagram of growth; engineers a blueprint; scientists the ongoing record of an experiment. All these modes of reading should play a part in our national game of interpretation. The Constitution is not just for judges and lawyers, nor for historians. It is for all of us. The Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov once suggested that a good reader does not need specialized training but does need a dictionary, some imagination, a good memory and some artistic sense. When I read the Constitution as this kind of reader, it says some surprising things to me. It says some of them in the words it chooses; it says some of them in the way it places words and ideas in conjunction, or separates them; it says some in the words it doesn’t say and the places where it doesn’t say them. Here are some things the Constitution, one way or another, says to me: n It seeks to create a powerful national government, not to restrain it. n It aims to restrain state governments, not to empower them. n It contains seven amendments enacted since 1787 that further restrict the states, and further empower Congress to enforce them. n Congress is the most important political institution in American political life—not the president, not the state governments and certainly not the Supreme Court. n N either state nor federal governments have any power to supervise our spiritual lives. n T he right of citizens to vote, mentioned more often in the text than any other right, is the central right of our form of government. I can’t find anything in the text that allows the Supreme Court to decide that Congress has protected it too much. I could go on, but my reading is my own. You may read it differently. If so, you have my respect as long as you are reading this Constitution. Not Magna Carta; not the Articles of Confederation; not the Declaration of Independence; not Madison’s Notes or The Federalist or The Road to Serfdom. This Constitution, not common law. This Constitution, not “natural law.” This Constitution, not “divine law.” If you are a reader of this Constitution, then I welcome your disagreement; to quote Walt Whitman, our greatest constitutional poet, “every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” Garrett Epps is a professor at the School of Law. A former reporter for The Washington Post, he is the author of two novels and four books of legal nonfiction. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The Nation and the Los Angeles Times. He is a contributing editor at The American Prospect and legal correspondent for theatlantic.com. 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