Faculty in the News - Archive



Monday, January 7, 2008

Adjunct Professor James Astrachan

The Daily Record – In his Op-Ed titled "Legal Advice," James Astrachan, JD, adjunct professor at the School of Law, discusses why actor Andy Griffith lost the lawsuit he filed against a man who changed his name to Andy Griffith and ran for sheriff in a Wisconsin town.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Professor Douglas Colbert

The Daily Record, TheDailyRecord.com – Nearly 80 students from the School of Law are spending part of their winter vacation working on legal cases and home rebuilding projects with Hurricane Katrina survivors in Louisiana and Mississippi. "Katrina added to the deficiencies in New Orleans’ access to counsel," said Douglas Colbert, JD, professor at the School. "Most people were in jail for the better part of the year before finding their way to a courtroom," Colbert said. Anne Deady, a third-year student, said the trip changed her career. "I never envisioned myself doing criminal defense work," she said. "But what New Orleans taught me is that people who are arrested can be anybody. These are just normal, regular people that need help." As one of the trip’s founders, Alicia Welch, a third-year student, said she is excited that the concept has grown each year and that she would love to see that continue.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Professor Douglas Colbert

The Baltimore Sun, BaltimoreSun.com – In two letters to the Editor, Douglas Colbert, JD, professor at the School of Law, and Anne Deady, a third-year student at the School, commented on a story that described Baltimore County’s move to video bail hearings broadcast from jail. "Are video bail hearings conducted without a lawyer a step toward guaranteeing equal justice for the poor or toward silencing the accused in the name of efficiency?" asked Colbert.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Professor Larry Gibson

WJZ-TV, Ch. 13, WJZ.com – After his win in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, Sen. Barack Obama hopes to capture the vote tomorrow in New Hampshire. His supporters are being called a new breed of voters, those who pay attention to issues and not race. "I think the country is beginning to overcome this racial issue both ways," said Larry Gibson, LLB, a professor at the School of Law.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill

State News Service – Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, professor at the School of Law, is co-chair of the Task Force on Voting Irregularities, which will hold a first public hearing Tuesday night at the Montgomery County Council Office Building in Rockville. Created last year by Attorney General Douglas Gansler, the Task Force on Voting Irregularities is holding hearings across Maryland to find if citizens encountered problems when voting in the 2006 primary and general elections. The task force will compile a report detailing any irregularities and make recommendations to resolve those problems.

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