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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Professor Lawrence Sung

The Lawyer.com – Newly formed law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has made its first new hires, adding four partners in Washington, D.C. Lawrence Sung, JD, PhD, professor and director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the School of Law, has joined the IP practice, having left Nixon Peabody’s partnership earlier this year.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Professor Douglas Colbert

The Baltimore Sun – "Bondsmen are the most powerful, and least scrutinized, players in the criminal justice system," said Douglas Colbert, JD, a School of Law professor who has studied the industry for more than eight years. Colbert said it is "unusual to charge a leading bail bondman with a criminal offense," and he urged more judicial oversight of the bond industry.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Dean Karen Rothenberg

The Daily Record – Karen H. Rothenberg, JD, MPA, dean of the School of Law, will receive Equal Justice Works’ Dean John R. Kramer Award for 2007 at the organization’s awards dinner in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11. Rothenberg is the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law, and founding director of the Law & Health Care Program. The award honors her dedication to nurturing an outstanding spirit of public service at the School, according to the announcement.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill

The Chronicle of Higher Education.com – Clarence Thomas roiled academe during his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court. Now his new autobiography, My Grandfather’s Son, is sparking rancorous response from professors. Revisiting his journey from poverty in Georgia to the highest court in the land, Thomas also reviews his contretemps with Anita Hill, claiming the black law professor who accused him of sexual harassment was used by his political foes to "lynch" him. At the group blog blackprof.com, Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, professor at the School of Law, writes: "Everything that remained unanswered about Thomas is, for me, answered by the fact that he felt compelled to publish this book repeating his incredible [by that I mean, lacking in credibility] claim that Anita Hill’s testimony was false, dragging out the trope of the high-tech lynching, and just altogether showing that he is a man of too many complexes and too much anger to ever be a great Supreme Court justice."

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Professor Douglas Colbert

WYPR, 88.1 FM, WYPR.org – A convicted felon who controls a substantial majority of the bail bonds business in Baltimore was found not guilty on charges of conspiracy, perjury, bribery, and obstruction of justice by a Circuit Court jury. Although prosecutors failed to prove their case, Douglas Colbert, JD, a School of Law professor who is a long time critic of Baltimore’s bail bonds system, said he hopes the acquittals will put more attention on the bail bonds industry.

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