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Faculty, staff levels remain steady at Md.’s two law schools


Faculty and staff levels have remained steady at Maryland’s two law schools, though recent retirements mean both will be looking to hire in the next year, the schools’ deans said. The University of Baltimore School of Law reported 61 full-time ...

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200 years later, a treason trial in Baltimore

At rehearsals Tuesday, from left, retired State Archivist Edward C Papenfuse plays defendant John Hodges, law professor Byron L. Warnken portrays defense attorney William Pinkney, and U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein steps into the shoes of U.S. Attorney Elias Glenn. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

In the wake of the British burning of Washington and the end of the War of 1812, a Maryland lawyer and businessman who returned four British soldiers to the enemy stood on trial for treason in 1815. Almost 200 years later, local judges, attorneys and members of the legal community gathered to recreate the scene in which defense attorney William Pinkney delivered the closing argument that resulted in the jury’s acquittal of John Hodges.

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Warnken keeps old-fashioned ways for first class at new UB Law building

Byron Warnken teaches the first class at the John and Frances Angelos Law Center at University of Baltimore School of Law. Warnken also taught the first class at the old law building more than three decades ago.

When Byron Warnken taught the first class in the original John and Frances Angelos Law Center in 1982, students took notes with paper and pen.

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