The University of Maryland Law School announced a new eight-week course and discussion series beginning in September that “will examine the unrest in Baltimore as well as its causes and possible solutions.”
“Freddie Gray’s Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward” will be open to U Md.’s law school students and students at the university’s School of Social Work.
According to Donald B. Tobin, dean of University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, the course will put a big focus on practical application. “We see this course as an opportunity for our students to grapple with important issues in their backyard,” Tobin said. “We want not only to educate our students but to inspire them to act on what they’ve learned and work with our neighbors in West Baltimore to strengthen our community and city.”
Students will also be constantly updated on opportunities to volunteer locally as the course go on.