From the 2010 News Archive
Prof. Blom Honored for Public Service by Board of Regents
Citing her as "a tireless advocate for justice for the state's most vulnerable citizens," the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has named School of Law Professor Brenda Bratton Blom
, Co-Director of the Clinical Law Program, a recipient of its 2010 Faculty Award for Public Service. The Regentsí Award
is the highest honor presented to faculty members who have achieved excellence in five areas including teaching; scholarship, research or creative activities; public service; mentoring; and collaboration.
In nominating Professor Blom, Associate Dean Michael Van Alstine emphasized Professor Blomís work with the School of Lawís Community Justice Initiative, which has supported communities affected by over-incarceration. Associate Dean Van Alstine
wrote, "Under Professor Blomís leadership, nearly 50 regional and national partner organizations, ranging from neighborhood associations to the Maryland General Assembly, the City of Baltimore, and the Baltimore Police Department, are collaborating to develop strategies that utilize effective alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system to help curtail crime and improve the quality of life in our community. A fundamental responsibility of law and legal institutions is to pursue justice in society. Professor Blomís guidance and vision have helped make the University of Maryland School of Law a leader in this pursuit."
The Board of Regents established the Faculty Awards fifteen years ago to publicly recognize distinguished performance by educators and researchers in the University System. The Board announced the 16 recipients that were selected for the 2010 award on April 16, during a meeting at the University of Maryland University College.
Posted by Carrie Oleynik on April 21, 2010