From the 2010 News Archive
Dean Haddon's Statement on the UMB Legislative Audit
The Maryland Office of Legislative Audits recently completed its regularly scheduled audit of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
for the period beginning December 1, 2005 and ending November 30, 2008. Among the findings of the audit are several related to compensation of a senior executive within the University. A Feb. 20 article in The Baltimore Sun
identified the person whose compensation is discussed in the audit as a law school employee.
An investigation of the findings is underway. University System of Maryland Chancellor Kirwan has directed us not to comment on the findings or the audit report while the investigation is pending. I think it is important to withhold judgment, as all the facts are not known to us.
As an institution, we remain focused on the important work of our Law School. This past week has been a rich one. We were privileged to host Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin
in our Distinguished Visitors program, we convened a thought-provoking discussion on faculty scholarship with leaders in the field as part of our strategic planning process, and the IP Program featured a speaker on current federal legislation
. Meanwhile, students held the 35th annual Black Law Student Association banquet
, and this morning the Law School is overflowing with college students participating in a mock trial tournament. As I attended the BLSA banquet last night, I was reminded again of the intellect, passion and commitment of our students. Our service to them, the institution, and our community deserves our full energy and attention.
I am proud of this Law School. I remain enthusiastic for all the opportunities that lie ahead and appreciate your support as we continue to move forward.
Phoebe A. Haddon
Posted February 20, 2010