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Top 5: ‘No money today’ (access required)

The resignation of Phillip J. Closius as dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law and subsequent fallout dominated The Daily Record's law stories for the week. But stories about an untimely closure of a new courthouse in Rockville and a lawyer disbarred  Those stories and more in this week Top 5. 1. Closius resigns as UB Law dean - by Danny Jacobs Phillip J. Closius was still sorting out his emotions hours after informing the University of Baltimore School of Law community that he had resigned as dean. One, however, clearly rose above the others. “I feel a relief,” he said. Closius stepped down after four years leading the law school, citing longstanding differences with university President Robert L. Bogomolny over the amount of law school revenue the university keeps for itself. 2. UB president responds to Closius resignation - by Danny Jacobs The decision to remove Phillip J. Closius as dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law was not about “financial matters” but a desire for new leadership, the university’s president wrote. Robert L. Bogomolny, in an email to law school faculty and staff, said he and Provost Joseph S. Wood came to “the overwhelming conclusion … that change in leadership was in the best interests of the School of Law and the University of Baltimore” after conversations with a dozen senior faculty members, “select alumni” and UB Foundation officials.