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Article: Sitting By The Well: The Case For Intercultural Competency Training In International Experiential Learning


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By Jeffrey Blumberg¹

“Sit by the well.” This was the guiding principle by which a friend and fellow returned Peace Corps volunteer, who served in Africa in the 1960s, conducted her volunteer service. She explained that volunteers were instructed to listen, learn, adapt and integrate culturally, and understand their cultural settings. Volunteers were given permission to not immediately “accomplish” but first understand the context of their volunteer assignments and the nuances of local players’ inter-relationships, cultural norms, and community needs. It was only after having this period of reflection that volunteers would be considered ready to roll up their sleeves and go about undertaking their assignments. This concept of sitting by the well is tantamount to obtaining intercultural competency before setting out to conduct community development work.

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Archive Issues, Issues, Volume 42

Volume 42 Issue 3


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Our March 28, 2013 symposium, Privacy Rights and Proactive Investigations: Emerging Constitutional Issues in Law Enforcement, brought together leading scholars and practitioners to explore three issues that have once more thrust Maryland to the frontier of law enforcement: the validity of DNA databases, new approaches and the latest thinking on witness identifications, and the use of tracking devices after United States v. Jones. Issue 3 is dedicated entirely to the articles that served as fodder for both sides of the debate that day, with a foreword by symposium moderator Thiru Vignarajah, Chief of the Major Investigations Unit at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office; article synopses are available here.

Post-Jones: How District Courts Are Answering the Myriad Questions Raised by the Supreme Court’s Decision in United States v. Jones by Jason D. Medinger

Back to the Future: United States v. Jones Resuscitates Property Law Concepts in Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence by Nancy Forster

Location, Location, Location: Balancing Crime Fighting Needs and Privacy Rights                       by Nancy K. Oliver

Research and Reality: Better Understanding the Debate Between Sequential and Simultaneous Photo Arrays by Frederick H. Bealefeld III

Research and Reality: Better Understanding the Debate Between Sequential and Simultaneous Photo Arrays  by Rebecca Brown & Stephen Saloom

Indecent Exposure: Genes are More than a Brand Name Label in the DNA Database Debate by Jessica D. Gabel

 Why DNA Databasing is good for Maryland – A DNA Analyst’s Perspective by Rana Santos

 

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Volume 42 Issue 2


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Here’s a look at our latest issue:

1) A Q&A with Keynote Speaker Senator Barbara Mikulski, moderated by Professor Margaret E. Johnson.

A full transcript of Senator Mikulski’s remarks at the 2012 Feminist Legal Theory Conference, Applied Feminism and Democracy, is available here.

2) Reflections on VAWA’S Strange Bedfellows: The Partnership between the Battered Immigrant Women’s Movement and Law Enforcement, by Alizabeth Newman, Clinical Professor at CUNY School of Law.

Professor Newman argues that while legal work and enforcement should be included in the panoply of approaches to eradicating domestic abuse, those approaches will be ineffective and even damaging as the exclusive tactics to the extent that these laws do not reach the root causes of domestic violence and are thus incapable of achieving the primary objective on their own.  This article is intended to contribute to an ongoing dialogue of reflective practitioners and advocates.

3) Beyond a Beautiful Fraud: Using a Human Rights Framework to Realize the Promise of Democracy, by Janel A. George.

Ms. George’s article suggests that the most fitting framework to include the issues of women “historically overlooked by the reproductive rights movement is a human rights framework.”  A full synopsis is available here.

4) Luogo e Spazio, Place and Space: Gender Quotas and Democracy in Italy, by Rachel A. Van Cleave, Dean and Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law.

Dean Van Cleave’s article examines the use of law to exclude women from political space and place in Italy and the impact this has had on women’s citizenship rights as well as the impact on democracy.  A full synopsis is available here.

5) The Case of Two Biological Intended Mothers: Illustrating the Need to Statutorily Define Maternity in Maryland, by Catherine Villareale, Staff Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review. 

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Volume 42 Issue 1


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Here’s a look at Volume 42 Issue 1:

1) A Critique of Best Practices in Legal Education: Five Things All Law Professors Should Know, by Michael T. Gibson, Professor of Law at the Oklahoma City University School of Law

Professor Gibson has written a critique of four of the central claims in Best Practices in Legal Education, a 2007 publication that he argues can increase the rigors of legal teaching but “barely touches” current empirical research on legal education and teaching in general.

A synopsis of the article is available here.

2) The Romantic Corporation: Trademark, Trust, and Tyranny, by Malla Pollack, Associate Professor of Law at the Florida Coastal School of Law

Professor Pollack has written a piece which casts doubt on the historical notion that “the welfare of large corporations is central to the United States’ national interest.” The piece discusses and illustrates several ways corporate personhood is used to “manipulate” the public.

A synopsis of the article is available here.

3) The “Walkaway Shop”: Long-Term Union Avoidance And Management Decisions to Open New Facilities As Lawful Conduct under the National Labor Relations Act, by Garrett Wozniak, Comments Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review

This Comment develops a framework for determining when management decisions to create new work should be considered unlawful under the NLRA in light of Boeing’s decision to open a South Carolina plant in 2011. The Comment explains why Boeing did not transfer work from one facility to another and suggests that a management decision to create new work should not be considered violative of the NLRA unless the decision is made with the purpose of discouraging union activity. The piece argues that union avoidance should not be per se unlawful and proposes that management conduct be analyzed under a modified version of the test for partial closings.

A synopsis of the article is available here.

4) Estate Planning for the Posthumously Conceived Child: A Blueprint for the Sperm Donor, by Brooke Shemer, Staff Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review

Given the ability to preserve frozen sperm for at least ten years and the growing use of reproductive technology, an increasing number of children are being conceived from their father’s banked sperm after that parent’s death. Whether these posthumously conceived children may inherit through the deceased father’s estate implicates numerous concerns for legislators, families, and estate planners. Under the proposed solution, Maryland donors would complete a consent form at the time of the donation, creating a signed, written, and witnessed record that expresses the unequivocal intent for the posthumous reproduction to occur and the desire to financially provide for the child. Further, the donor would be required to engage in estate planning during his lifetime to ensure a source of funds for the child’s inheritance.

A synopsis of the article is available here.

As always our most recent issues are available on the University of Baltimore School of Law’s website.