Faculty in the News - Archive



Saturday, January 27, 2007

Professor Susan Leviton

The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Examiner – At least four youths at a private residential school for juvenile offenders have independently told their lawyers that they watched as Isaiah Simmons suffered an excruciating death at the Carroll County facility, Maryland’s chief public defender said. Simmons, 17, died Tuesday during a struggle with staff at the Bowling Brook Preparatory School. "My experience with Bowling Brook had always been that it’s a great program," said Susan Leviton, JD, professor at the School of Law.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Professor Michael Greenberger

eMaxHealth.com – The Baltimore City Healthcare Mutual Aid system has been announced by Mayor Sheila Dixon. Eleven area hospitals, including the University of Maryland Medical Center, have agreed to share staff and resources during an emergency, such as a major hurricane or terrorist attack. The plan calls for the Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management to act as coordinators and gives participating hospitals access to up-to-date information from the city’s emergency management center. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director

Friday, January 26, 2007

Adjunct Professor James Astrachan

The Daily Record – Haute Diggity Dog (HDD), a manufacturer and distributor of designer dog collars and other pet items, recently caught the eye and ire of French fashion designer Louis Vuitton when it launched a series of designer collars it called Chewy Vuiton, writes James Astrachan, JD, adjunct professor in the School of Law, in a Daily Record column. Vuitton filed suit against HDD and its retailer, alleging copyright and trademark infringement.

Friday, January 26, 2007

School of Law Students

WBAL-TV – Volunteers from the School of Law and the School of Social Work took part in a census of Baltimore’s homeless, part of a nationwide survey federally mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and taken every two years.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Professor Abraham Dash

The Baltimore Sun – A recent case in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court hinged on a thorny legal problem divining intent. Saying he couldn't "delve into the mind of Mr. [James] Darnell," Judge Joseph Manck acquitted Darnell of attempted rape but convicted the man of attempted robbery, felony assault, and five other charges in the Feb. 13 crime. Experts say questions of intent can be difficult legally because gut feelings are not evidence, and suspicions absent actions are not proof. A judge can draw inferences but cannot speculate. "I can’t fault the judge," said Abraham Dash, JD, professor at the School of Law. "There is a gray area," he said.

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