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Texas lawyer John G. Browning will petition for posthumous entry to the Maryland bar for Edward Garrison Draper, shown in this portrait. (Contributed photo)
Feb 17, 2023

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

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.

Sep 6, 2022

Byron Warnken, beloved UB law professor, dies at 76

Byron L. Warnken, a beloved longtime University of Baltimore School of Law professor whose students never forgot him or he them, died Monday.

Apr 14, 2022

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, storied history” of helping low-income Marylanders in civil matters, Schultz said Thursday. “I believe there […]

Apr 4, 2022

UB Law makes strides in US News rankings

The University of Baltimore School of Law gained seven points in the latest U.S. News and World Report law school rankings.

Feb 17, 2022

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.

Jan 5, 2022

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 freed from prison in 2016 and died in 2017, less than a year after his […]

Donald Tobin, Ronald Weich
Nov 16, 2021

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

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.

Oct 25, 2021

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 Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a key champion of the new legislation, […]

Mar 27, 2020

UB Law professor, Klobuchar’s husband, home after virus hospitalization

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's husband has been released from a hospital where he was being treated for low oxygen and pneumonia as a result of the coronavirus, the senator said Thursday.

The University of Baltimore School of Law. (File Photo)
Mar 17, 2020

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.

Dec 17, 2019

J.D. background benefits president of Timonium real estate firm

After one semester of law school, Dani Rush realized being an attorney was not for her. But Rush refused to quit. Bolstered by people who told her that practicing law would be different from studying it, she graduated in less than three years and passed the bar exam. “I don’t like the idea of quitting […]

Sep 13, 2019

Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission begins work to address atrocities

At least 40 African Americans were lynched in Maryland between 1850 and 1950, according to research presented Thursday at the kickoff meeting of a statewide commission charged with examining each killing and recommending what Maryland should do as a form of reconciliation. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission, created last spring by the Maryland […]

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