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U.S. Senate Holds Confirmation Hearings on Davis and Perez

Three members of the Maryland Law community were the focus of Capitol Hill attention on Wednesday, April 29, as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings together on the nomination of Andre Davis ’78 to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the nomination of former Maryland Law faculty member Tom Perez as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a 1967 graduate of the School of Law, was the presiding officer at the 2 p.m. hearings. Click here to watch a webcast of the hearings.

Judge Davis, an adjunct faculty member at the Law School, serves on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He was a member of the Maryland Law faculty for several years before he was appointed to the State District Court of Maryland for Baltimore in August 1987. As a student at the School of Law, Judge Davis won Best Advocate in the Myerowitz Moot Court Competition, and he chaired the Honor Board. The faculty awarded him the prestigious Roger Howell Award at graduation. In 2008, Judge Davis received Maryland Law’s Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award, established in 1990 to recognize alumni for outstanding public service.

Tom Perez is a nationally recognized consumer advocate and civil rights lawyer who was appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley in January 2007 to serve as Maryland's Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. From 2001 until 2007, he was a professor at the School of Law, where he taught in the nationally recognized Clinical Law and Law & Health Care programs. From 2002 until 2006, Secretary Perez was a member of the Montgomery County Council.

"Everyone at the Law School is tremendously proud of Judge Davis and Secretary Perez. That Senator Cardin will preside over their hearings is a testament to the ever-increasing impact that Maryland Law makes at the highest levels of our nation’s judiciary, executive, and legislative branches," said Dean Karen H. Rothenberg.


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