Faculty in the News - Archive



Thursday, January 3, 2008

Professor Irving Breitowitz

Washington Jewish Week – Increasingly, a living will has become a viable alternative for Washington-area Jews of all denominations, according to rabbis, attorneys, and others with experience in this area. The trend, they said, is driven largely by high-profile, end-of-life cases that have illustrated wrenching problems that can result when a patient has failed to clearly communicate―in legally binding fashion―his or her final-stage care wishes. "Cases like these have sensitized families as to the need for a way to initiate certain actions when patients are not capable of making the decision themselves," said Yitzchok "Irving" Breitowitz, JD, associate professor at the School of Law and rabbi of Orthodox Woodside Synagogue-Ahavas Torah.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Professor Douglas Colbert

The Baltimore Examiner – School of Law students plan to travel to the Gulf Coast this week and give up their winter vacation to offer their legal smarts and rebuild broken lives. Hurricane Katrina hit during the first week of law school for Alicia Welch, who, along with other students, wanted to take a break from the theory-heavy first year of law school to put her knowledge to practice. "When people are remaining in jail for many months before they are able to see an attorney, that does a great harm to the criminal justice system," said Douglas Colbert, JD, professor of criminal law at the School and the project’s faculty advisor. Third-year student Melissa Martinez, 25, will lead the home-rebuilding effort. "Whole neighborhoods are still abandoned so sometimes it feels like we’re only helping a small part," she said.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

WUSA-TV, Ch. 9 – For the first time in nearly 70 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving the Second Amendment, concerning the rights of Americans to "bear arms." Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, discussed how this case will determine if the District of Columbia handgun ban is constitutional or not.

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