Faculty in the News - Archive
Friday, February 8, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Daily Record
– Working from transcripts of the U.S. military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Sig Libowitz crafted a 30-minute screenplay. The Response imagines one such tribunal, then follows three military judges into the deliberation room, where they try to answer the key question about Guantanamo: How do you balance civil liberties and national security? That debate was enough to lure three well-known actors Kate Mulgrew, Aasif Mandvi, and Peter Riegert to join Libowitz in a mock courtroom at the School of Law, where The Response was shot over three days. "This is really something that takes a look at what’s going on there from a very fair-minded perspective," said Libowitz, who graduated from the School in 2007. Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School, director of its Center for Health and Homeland Security, and former Justice Department counterterrorism official who consulted with Libowitz on the script, said "Guantanamo has inspired debate about the constitutional guarantee of habeas corpus the right of individuals being detained to challenge their detention before a judge." The film was funded by the School’s Linking Law and the Arts Series, which attempts to address complex legal issues through theater and art. Karen H. Rothenberg, JD, MPA, dean of the School, envisions it as an educational tool to be shown at other law schools, colleges, and high schools. But she and Libowitz also plan to shop it around to film festivals and seek television distribution.
Thursday, February 7, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerWWWT
– Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, spoke live concerning shortcomings in the emergency evacuation plan that has been prepared for the National Capital Region and what needs to be done about it. "A lot of money was expended to come up with whatever the document was going to be. It was a $1.4 million contract %85 and apparently it was a 70-page guide of resources," said Greenberger. "From what I heard it didn’t reflect $1.4 million worth of work."
Thursday, February 7, 2008Professor Roger WolfThe Associated Press (published in three additional newspapers and two Web sites)
- VirtualCourthouse.com, a Web site that allows parties to work out their differences online with an arbitrator or mediator, is part of a movement toward online dispute resolution, or ODR, of basic alternative dispute resolution cases. Many lawyers are enthusiastic about ODR, but some say its utility is limited. Others question whether disputes may be settled fairly without the arbitrator or mediator the "neutral," in Virtual Courthouse parlance seeing the parties. Roger Wolf, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, said the neutral’s inability to interact personally with the parties is a common criticism of ODR. "The downside is that the parties aren’t face-to-face and particularly in mediation, one of the real goals is to try and get the people talking to each other and, in many cases, trying to establish some kind of social discourse," Wolf said.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008Professor Larry GibsonThe Baltimore Sun
– Another sign that Maryland presidential primaries could count: Larry Gibson, LLB, a professor at the School of Law, and Ronald Shapiro have just gone out and had thousands of "Maryland for Obama" signs printed up, with their own cash, and without consulting the senator's campaign. "It was something we just wanted to do, and we did it," said Gibson, who was state chairman of Bill Clinton’s campaign in 1992. "This is not anti-Clinton," he said. "This is pro-Obama."
Tuesday, February 5, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Baltimore Sun
- Sig Libowitz, JD, is an attorney who, not so coincidentally, has also played one on Law and Order. But when he came across a transcript of a Guantanamo tribunal as a student at the School of Law several years ago, it literally was an eye-opening experience. "His eyes got wider and wider," Professor Michael Greenberger, JD, recalled yesterday. All of which led Libowitz to the one conclusion that makes perfect sense given his dual background in law and entertainment: "There’s a movie in this." The film shot last week on campus is part of the School’s Linking Law and the Arts project, which uses the latter to explore the former, and is funded by the France-Merrick Foundation. The filmmakers are hoping to have a premiere of the movie in Baltimore in September.
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