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Racism kept him out of the Maryland bar in 1857. Now he might gain posthumous admission.

Texas lawyer John G. Browning will petition for posthumous entry to the Maryland bar for Edward Garrison Draper, shown in this portrait. (Contributed photo)

If it weren’t for the color of his skin, Edward Garrison Draper would have become a practicing Maryland attorney in 1857. Now, a new effort could get him posthumously admitted to the Maryland bar.

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Vicki Schultz leaving UB Law to lead Maryland Legal Aid

Vicki Schultz, an associate dean at the University of Baltimore School of Law, will replace Wilhelm H. Joseph Jr. as Maryland Legal Aid’s executive director May 31, MLA announced Thursday. “Maryland Legal Aid is an important organization with a long, ...

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UB Law launching Center for Criminal Justice Reform with event examining Gun Trace Task Force

The University of Baltimore Center for Criminal Justice Reform's first event will examine a recently released investigation into the disgraced Gun Trace Task Force unit of the Baltimore Police Department.

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Deceased exoneree’s family wins $8M settlement with Baltimore police

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved an $8 million settlement with the family of a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1999 and served 17 years in prison before being exonerated. The man, Malcolm J. Bryant, was ...

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July’s remote bar exam brought solid pass rate despite COVID-19 pandemic

Donald Tobin, Ronald Weich

More than two-thirds of test-takers passed the Maryland bar during the July examination, the first summer test to take place as scheduled since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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New Maryland law lets low-income taxpayers get help with state taxes

Clinics designed to assist low-income Marylanders with tax disputes can offer legal guidance on state as well as federal issues under a new law the General Assembly passed earlier this year. For Donald B. Tobin, dean of the University of ...

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Deans downplay law school rankings in light of pandemic

One of Maryland’s two law schools saw a rise in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, while the other stayed level with last year’s ranking. The numbers were released Tuesday.

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