Faculty in the News - Archive



Thursday, August 6, 2009

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill

infozine.com - Four legal experts discussed the impact of diversity in U.S. courts Tuesday, as the Senate debated Judge Sonia Sotomayor's impending confirmation to the Supreme Court. This process can ultimately produce better decision making that "is as sound as it can be because it's been as informed as possible by the variety of perspectives that exist in our legal community," said Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, a professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law. Read more

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill

CNS News - A panel at the National Press Club on Tuesday described the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a "lost opportunity" to promote the benefits of ethnic and gender diversity on the bench. Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, professor at the School of Law, said a justice brings more to the bench than knowledge. Read more

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Professor Michael Greenberger

MarketWatch - Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and a former director at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), testified this week at a CFTC hearing on position limits in energy markets. In two articles, (Article 1) and (Article 2), he discusses how a federal crackdown on excessive speculation in commodities markets could affect exchange-traded funds.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill

WEAA-FM, Center for Emerging Media - Prof. Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, of the School of Law, appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss the societal implications of the arrest of Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dean & Professor Phoebe A. Haddon

Targeted News Service - Phoebe A. Haddon, JD, LLM, dean of the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, said she thought about Justice Thurgood Marshall when Sotomayor was nominated, and what experiences and stories the first African-American Supreme Court judge was able to relate to his fellow jurists. "We all live different experiences," she said. "And having a diverse court is very important for that reason." Read more

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