Elephant in the Mirror: One Elephant’s Legal Journey to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

*Torra Hausmann I. From Animal Welfare to Animal Rights For more than two decades, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), a Florida-based animal rights group, has advocated for judicial recognition of legal personhood for nonhuman animals.[1] Although animal law traditionally focused on animal welfare and protection, NhRP has pushed animal law to expand and include aContinue reading “Elephant in the Mirror: One Elephant’s Legal Journey to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”

Highest Case Note from Write-On 2021: State v. Sayles, 244 A.3d 1139 (Md. 2021)

*Jeffrey Neuman The Court of Appeals of Maryland held that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion when it instructed jurors that jury nullification is a juror’s willful dismissal of evidence or refusal to apply the law and that the jurors are not authorized to engage in such a practice. State v. Sayles, 244Continue reading “Highest Case Note from Write-On 2021: State v. Sayles, 244 A.3d 1139 (Md. 2021)”

From Concert Venue to Your Couch: How the Changes in Music Performances are Presenting Complex Copyright Issues

*Kari Martiniano In a world where the COVID-19 pandemic has halted nearly all large gatherings, many industries have had to drastically change the ways they function.[1]   In particular, the music industry was required to cease nearly all live performances, which is a main source of income for a majority of artists.[2]  What constitutes a liveContinue reading “From Concert Venue to Your Couch: How the Changes in Music Performances are Presenting Complex Copyright Issues”

Post-Decriminalization Era: Maryland Court of Appeals Holds that the Mere Odor of Marijuana is Not Enough for a Probable Cause Search of a Person

Madison Buchness*   In 2014, the Maryland General Assembly decriminalized the possession of less than ten grams of marijuana.  See Robinson v. State, 152 A.3d 661, 673 (Md. 2017).  Possession of less than ten grams of marijuana is now a “civil offense” under Maryland law and results in the issuance of a civil citation and a fine.  Id.  The decriminalization of marijuana in Maryland has brought to light the issue of an illegal searchContinue reading “Post-Decriminalization Era: Maryland Court of Appeals Holds that the Mere Odor of Marijuana is Not Enough for a Probable Cause Search of a Person”

Help UB Law Host an Exceptional Academic Event: Fall 2019 Symposium

In conjunction with the publication of University of Baltimore Law Review, Vol. 49, the School of Law will host a two-day symposium on Nov. 15 and 16, 2019 Chosen by the Law Review student staff the Black Law Student Association and the Criminal Law Association, the theme of the conference is the history of American enslavement,Continue reading “Help UB Law Host an Exceptional Academic Event: Fall 2019 Symposium”