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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Professor Robert Percival

The Daily Record – An adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center is teaching a class this spring called "The Law of ‘24,’" which discusses legal issues of counterterrorism raised in the show’s plot. Taunya Lovell Banks, JD, professor at the School of Law, said "no one looked at me twice" when she proposed the Law in Film class seven years ago, a seminar course that explores the function of law in society by examining legal decisions, statutes, and legal commentaries in the context of films. Banks said the School will be hosting a symposium in February about the portrayal of the criminal justice system in documentaries. Robert Percival, JD, MA, professor at the School and director of the Environmental Law Program, approaches the concept from the other side: he turns his environmental law students into filmmakers. Each year some of his students form groups and make a short documentary film about an environmental issue of their choosing.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Professor Robert Percival

The Baltimore Sun – A former World War II hospital ship that has spent much of its retirement languishing in Baltimore will soon be towed to Greece, under a plan that’s raising concerns from a Seattle environmental group. The group has contacted the U.S. Coast Guard, the Maryland Port Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency with allegations that the ship contains polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, thought to cause cancer. The EPA would have to give an exemption to the ship for it to be sent abroad and broken up, which can net the owner millions if it were done in a developing nation where labor is cheap. "One of the big loopholes with these ships and other things, is [people will] claim they're not really waste," said Robert Percival, JD, MA, professor at the School of Law and director of the Environmental Law Program.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Professor Roger Wolf

The Daily Record – Over the past 15 years, lawyers have increasingly relied on mediation as an alternative to complex litigation. A mediator must balance the confidentiality pledge made to each party against a commitment to a conscionable agreement emerging from the mediation, according to Roger Wolf, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Dispute Resolution. Louise Phipps Senft, JD, adjunct professor at the School and founder of Baltimore Mediation, said a mediator must be mindful of anything he or she has a strong opinion about, or anything that is "still raw" from a recent event, such as a lawsuit. She said "self-awareness" and "one’s own transparency of process" is the only way to remain impartial.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Adjunct Professor Louise Phipps Senft

The Daily Record – Over the past 15 years, lawyers have increasingly relied on mediation as an alternative to complex litigation. A mediator must balance the confidentiality pledge made to each party against a commitment to a conscionable agreement emerging from the mediation, according to Roger Wolf, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Dispute Resolution. Louise Phipps Senft, JD, adjunct professor at the School and founder of Baltimore Mediation, said a mediator must be mindful of anything he or she has a strong opinion about, or anything that is "still raw" from a recent event, such as a lawsuit. She said "self-awareness" and "one’s own transparency of process" is the only way to remain impartial.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Professor Max Stearns

The Daily Record – Max Stearns, JD, professor at the School of Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute, a group that publishes model codes, restatements of the law, and recommendations for legal reform.

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