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Friday, June 20, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

The Sacramento Bee – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has yielded a 68 percent return in the past year thanks to playing the commodities market, and capitalizing on ballooning food and oil prices. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), says "CalPERS has always had a policing role in the equities markets, in making them honest," but "when it comes to these speculations in futures, they seem to be fighting regulation. They want to keep engaging in this massive speculation."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

Financial Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram – In response to soaring oil prices and new revelations that help point a finger at market speculators, U.S. regulators have asked the Atlanta-based IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (ICE) to put greater limits on positions traders can take on U.S. oil futures contracts. Some investors claim the United States is overstepping its bounds. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), says "no matter how you slice and dice it, [the CFTC] has brought many more enforcement actions."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Professor Michael Millemann

The Baltimore Examiner – The School of Law has begun an unprecedented new program, called the Leadership, Ethics and Democracy Initiative, to provide students more real-world experience and help them cope with ethical conflicts. Michael Millemann, JD, a law school professor and director of LEAD, says the program develops the same passion for law that he discovered when he joined the civil rights movement in the South in 1967. "It put me on a course I’ve stuck with ever since," Millemann says. "It was a formative experience for me. I told the students when they went down: ‘This could be the same opportunity for you.’ " Diane Hoffmann, JD, associate dean at the law school, says she hopes the new curriculum will "start a movement" at other law schools throughout the country, many of which may now only offer an ethics class.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Associate Dean Diane Hoffmann

The Baltimore Examiner – The School of Law has begun an unprecedented new program, called the Leadership, Ethics and Democracy Initiative, to provide students more real-world experience and help them cope with ethical conflicts. Michael Millemann, JD, a law school professor and director of LEAD, says the program develops the same passion for law that he discovered when he joined the civil rights movement in the South in 1967. "It put me on a course I’ve stuck with ever since," Millemann says. "It was a formative experience for me. I told the students when they went down: ‘This could be the same opportunity for you.’ " Diane Hoffmann, JD, associate dean at the law school, says she hopes the new curriculum will "start a movement" at other law schools throughout the country, many of which may now only offer an ethics class.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

St. Petersburg Times - With the price of gas at more than $4 a gallon and climbing each day, lawmakers and financial experts are questioning the role oil speculators play in driving up costs. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said, "Right now the market is overwhelmed by speculators. %85 If they’re not policed, speculators will distort the market and drive the price in any direction they want to take it."

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