From the 2010 News Archive
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NEW! READ TEN TOP MARYLAND LAW SCHOOL STORIES OF 2009
There were more than 100 great stories about the School of Law in 2009. Read summaries of 10 top stories, and browse through the full archive.

NEW! JOIN US FOR A SCREENING OF THE LAW-SCHOOL BACKED FILM "THE RESPONSE" IN NEW YORK
Jan. 20
6 p.m.
Join Marjorie Cook Professor of Law Karen Rothenberg in New York City for a screening of "The Response," a 30-minute courtroom drama that takes viewers inside the U.S. military tribunals in Guantanamo, Cuba, followed by a panel discussion featuring stars of the film, Aasif Mandvi ("The Daily Show") and Peter Riegert ("Animal House"). The School of Law partnered with Sig Libowitz '07, an experienced writer, actor and film production executive, to create the film. Last month "The Response" was named as one of only 10 live action short films to advance in the voting process for a 2010 Academy Award nomination. Read more.

NEW! ALUMNI INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE ALUMNI BOARD ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY BY FEBRUARY 10
Members of the Alumni Board are lead/key volunteers for the School of Law and help to shape programming for alumni and students. Find out more about volunteering on the Alumni Board and submit your application of interest to the Nomination Committee by February 10 to be considered. Learn more and apply.

NEW! LAWYERS NEEDED TO JUDGE UNDERGRADUATE MOCK TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Feb. 20 and 21
The School of Law is hosting the regional round of the national undergraduate mock trial championships and needs alumni to serve as judges! Anyone with a JD can serve as judge. This event is traditionally an excellent opportunity to help Maryland Law recruit outstanding undergraduates. Please lend three hours of your Saturday or Sunday to help the Law School and encourage these aspiring advocates. Learn more and register.

NEW! ALUMNI INVITED TO FIRST ANNUAL APALSA BANQUET
Feb. 12
6:30 p.m.
Network and learn more about the issues facing the Asian legal community with the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) during its first annual banquet, "Asian-Americans Effecting Positive Change in the Legal Community." Learn more and register.

35TH ANNUAL BLSA BANQUET TO HIGHLIGHT COMMITMENT TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Feb. 19
6:30 p.m.
The Black Law Students Association's 35th annual scholarship and awards banquet, “Young, Gifted and Black: Honoring our Responsibility to Underserved Communities," will be held at the University of Maryland’s SMC Campus Center. Learn more and register.

NEW! SEC INSPECTOR GENERAL H. DAVID KOTZ TO SPEAK ABOUT BERNARD MADOFF SCANDAL
Feb. 25
5:15 p.m.
H. David Kotz, Inspector General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will speak about the Bernard Madoff scandal, share why the SEC failed to uncover it sooner, and discuss reforms his office has implemented to prevent such incidents in the future. The lecture is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Learn more and register.

EVENING PROGRAM GRADUATES INVITED TO RECEPTION
Feb. 26
6 p.m.
Evening Program graduates are invited to connect with fellow evening program alumni and current students over appetizers and cocktails. Register online.

HAVE FUN WHILE SUPPORTING A GOOD CAUSE AT THE ANNUAL MPILP AUCTION
March 4
6 p.m.
The Maryland Public Interest Law Project invites you to donate items and purchase tickets for its annual dinner and auction. Have a good time while supporting a great cause, and provide support for students pursuing summer public interest work. Learn more and purchase tickets.

NEW! LEARN MORE ABOUT MARYLAND’S NEW LL.M. DEGREE PROGRAM AND FELLOWSHIPS
If you're looking to retool for a new career direction, to enhance your ability to practice in a specialized area, or to re-enter the legal employment market, Maryland's new LL.M. Program could be right for you. The program builds on the Law School's nationally recognized specialty programs to provide an academically rigorous advanced legal degree. The School of Law recently announced the establishment of the David Hoffman Fellowship, which will provide significant tuition support to highly qualified individuals. Read more.

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Thanks for your continuing support and interest in the School of Law. We look forward to seeing you this year.

Best regards,
Teresa K. LaMaster, ’95

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Teresa K. LaMaster ’95
Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement
University of Maryland School of Law
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Baltimore, MD 21201
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