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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dean Karen Rothenberg

RedOrbit.com, WBALtv.com – Bernard Manekin, co-founder of the eponymous commercial real estate firm, is the first to admit he was not the best student when he attended the School of Law in the 1930s. "There was this saying: The ‘A’ students became judges and teachers and the ‘B’ students ended up doing the legal work for the ‘C’ students," Manekin, Class of 1936, said recently in an e-mail. "I was one of those ‘C’ students and during my real estate career, I paid a lot of legal fees to those ‘B’ students." Manekin, 94, will be honored Thursday night during the School’s annual Honors Banquet with the Star Award, given to a graduate who has made contributions to the law school and the greater community. He becomes the fifth person to receive the award and first businessman honored, which Karen H. Rothenberg, JD, MPA, dean of the School, said demonstrates how the skills learned in law school are applicable in many fields. Manekin backed Joseph C. Howard’s successful 1968 campaign to become the first black judge for what is now Baltimore City Circuit Court, and gave the first contribution to former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke’s first political campaign, in 1982 for Baltimore state’s attorney, said Larry Gibson, LLB, a professor at the School who managed both campaigns and has known Manekin for 40 years.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Professor Larry Gibson

RedOrbit.com, WBALtv.com – Bernard Manekin, co-founder of the eponymous commercial real estate firm, is the first to admit he was not the best student when he attended the School of Law in the 1930s. "There was this saying: The ‘A’ students became judges and teachers and the ‘B’ students ended up doing the legal work for the ‘C’ students," Manekin, Class of 1936, said recently in an e-mail. "I was one of those ‘C’ students and during my real estate career, I paid a lot of legal fees to those ‘B’ students." Manekin, 94, will be honored Thursday night during the School’s annual Honors Banquet with the Star Award, given to a graduate who has made contributions to the law school and the greater community. He becomes the fifth person to receive the award and first businessman honored, which Karen H. Rothenberg, JD, MPA, dean of the School, said demonstrates how the skills learned in law school are applicable in many fields. Manekin backed Joseph C. Howard’s successful 1968 campaign to become the first black judge for what is now Baltimore City Circuit Court, and gave the first contribution to former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke’s first political campaign, in 1982 for Baltimore state’s attorney, said Larry Gibson, LLB, a professor at the School who managed both campaigns and has known Manekin for 40 years.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Professor Larry Gibson

WBAL-TV, Ch. 11 – With the delegate race for the Democratic presidential nominee remaining close, will Maryland’s superdelegates play a role in picking the party's official nominee? School of Law Professor and political analyst Larry Gibson, LLB, who was also a delegate in the past, said, "If there's a candidate who leads on all three parameters popular vote, number of states won, and number of delegates I think it’s not likely that the superdelegates would give the nomination to the other candidate."

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Professor Mark Graber

The Baltimore Sun – Opponents of an old, little-known custom in Mount Airy of providing free water for churches and other nonprofits say that the policy violates the separation of church and state. The Supreme Court has held that tax exemptions for religious organizations, while not mandatory, are constitutional, said Mark Graber, JD, PhD, a professor of law and government for the School of Law.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Professor Taunya Lovell Banks

The Baltimore Sun – These are among the few remaining vestiges of the city’s Chinatown, a Park Avenue block that once had bustling restaurants, stores, and meeting halls, as well as exuberant Lunar New Year's parades. "The first Chinese-Americans were mostly bachelors because harsh federal immigration laws prevented them from bringing a wife to this country or marrying an American citizen," says Taunya Lovell Banks, JD, a professor at the School of Law who led a project to preserve the history of Baltimore’s Chinatown. "One wonders what Baltimore would have looked like without these immigration laws," Banks says. "It would have been a much more ethnically diverse city."

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