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School of Law to Mark Miles & Stockbridge Gift with "Great Lawyering" Panel and Unveiling of New Journal

Created through the generosity of the School of Law’s alumni and friends in practice at the leading Mid-Atlantic law firm Miles & Stockbridge, the Fund for Excellence in Business Law is helping the law school provide substantial preparation for graduates who go on to represent corporations and not-for-profit organizations in a wide range of fields.

The School of Law will mark the creation of the Fund on Thursday, Nov. 9, with a celebration that includes a 5 p.m. panel discussion, "Great Lawyering: A Client’s Perspective," in the Ceremonial Moot Court Room, followed by the unveiling of the inaugural edition of the Journal of Business & Technology Law.

"A large number of lawyers at our firm are graduates of Maryland, and we are extraordinarily impressed with the quality of students who are continuing to join us as associates," said Miles & Stockbridge’s chairman John Frisch ’83. "We look forward to partnering with the Law School as it continues to develop and graduate highly talented business lawyers."

The panel will provide students a unique perspective on what makes an effective business lawyer – that of the clients’ themselves. The panel, featuring clients of Miles & Stockbridge, will include:

David Abramson, President of Martek Biosciences Corporation;

Megan Arthur, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, University of Maryland Medical System;

Charles Berardesco, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Constellation Energy Group; and

David Eberhardt, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of U.S. Foodservice.

School of Law initiatives supported by the Miles & Stockbridge Fund include the annual business law conference, which this year brought together dozens of legal scholars, lawyers and jurists to discuss "The Fall and Rise of Federal Corporation Law." The Fund also helped make possible the creation of the Journal of Business & Technology Law, the newest scholarly publication edited and operated by students at the University of Maryland School of Law. The first publication to examine matters at the intersection of business and technology together, the Journal seeks to add an important voice to the nation’s legal scholarship.

Following the panel discussion’s conclusion, the Journal’s editors will unveil their inaugural issue at a 6 p.m. celebration in the law school’s atrium.


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