Faculty in the News - Archive



Sunday, June 15, 2008

Professor Paula Monopoli

The Daily Record - Jessica Morrison was about to quit her job. After her first son, Hunter, was born in 2004, Morrison had gone back to work as a litigation associate at McGuireWoods LLP. But when Mikey was born in September 2006, she panicked at the thought of hopping back on the partnership track. Morrisonís situation occurs at law firms all over the country. Lawyers often, but not exclusively, women lawyers an struggle with balancing work and family. That goes double for those with more than one child, said Paula Monopoli, JD, a professor at the School of Law who studies gender and the law. Often, women lawyers leave firm life for government or in-house counsel work; some leave the practice of law altogether. Though law schools churn out around the same number of male and female attorneys, fewer than 20 percent of law firm partners are women.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

The Tennessean, North Platte Bulletin, Cherry Hill Courier Post, USA Today - Experts argue that excessive oil futures trading by large financial institutions on unregulated markets is driving up the cost of gas, and consumers are paying the price. Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said "there is clearly a supply and demand problem in the oil markets %FD but there is also clearly a speculation premium. We're paying a tax that is being collected by speculators."

Friday, June 13, 2008

Professor Michael Millemann

The Daily Record - A new program at the School of Law aims to train lawyers to become leaders by following the LEAD. The Leadership, Ethics and Democracy Initiative, which organizers say is the first of its kind, will help law students develop ethical and social skills by integrating those professional traits throughout the curriculum. The program will be formally announced Friday night by Dean Karen H. Rothenberg, JD, during the Maryland State Bar Associationís annual meeting. "Itís really a culling of courses, projects, and workshops that seek to create model programs to teach professionalism, leadership and clinical education," said Michael Millemann, JD, a law professor who was named director of the initiative. Millemann spoke Wednesday from Mississippi, where he was helping set up a law clinic.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

SeekingAlpha.com - In December 2000, Congress passed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which experts say created the so-called "Enron Loophole" a provision that effectively exempted from regulation energy trading on electronic platforms in the United States. The resulting excessive trading and speculation was a catalyst for the energy crisis in California in 2001 and could be to blame for record-high oil prices today. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said the Enron Loophole led to the development of "dark markets" where commodity speculators engage in uninhibited trading, devoid of federal regulation

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

Portland Press Herald, The Guardian - Senators Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, are demanding that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) exercise its existing authority to bring transparency and safeguards to all U.S. oil and gas futures markets, and both lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would regulate oil speculation on those markets. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the CFTC, joined the senators to make that announcement at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday. "It is the foremost obligation to prevent speculators from dominating markets and the classic control on that is to limit the participation of speculators," Greenberger said.

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