From the 2010 News Archive
State Senate Praises School of Law's Legal History Seminar
The University of Maryland School of Law’s Legal History Seminar
was applauded on the floor of the Maryland State Senate on March 3 during the presentation of the First Citizen
Awards. The seminar was mentioned as
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), was recognized as "First Citizen," in part due to the innovative partnership held between the history department at UMBC and the School of Law in regularly offering the course.
Instructed by Professor Emeritus Garrett Power
, Adjunct Professor Ed Papenfuse
, Director and Commissioner of Land Patents for the Maryland State Archives, Bill Sleeman
, Assistant Director for Technical Services at the School of Law, and Professor Kriste Lindenmeyer
of the UMBC Department of History, the seminar provides a unique opportunity for collaboration between law students and graduate students specializing in history.
Seminar topics have included the exploration of Baltimore’s environmental history, landmark legal cases and controversies from twentieth century Baltimore, and the legal concept of "navigability."
Posted by Carrie Oleynik on March 4, 2010.