Practitioner Series: How to Choose Your Economic Expert

By Robert Carter¹

Simply put, choosing an economic expert is hard. How are you supposed to pick the best expert in a field you don’t know? It’s the equivalent of trying to find the next Michael Jordan when you’ve only played or followed soccer. By gaining an understanding of an expert’s educational and professional background, experience, and potential presence on the stand, you can perform a thorough evaluation of a potential expert allowing you to make a well-informed decision.

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Practitioner Series: When Should You Retain an Economic Witness?

By Robert Carter¹

In the litigation arena, it’s more likely than not that a time will come when you need an economic expert. Even if pursuing mediation, arbitration or a collaborative approach, obtaining an expert may be essential for success. Even if a case is destined to settle, a report from an economic expert may speed the process along or give added weight to your argument. The key is to determine when an expert should be retained.

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Call For Papers: Applied Feminism and Work

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism and Work.”  The conference will be held on March 5 and 6, 2015. For more information about the conference, please visit law.ubalt.edu/caf.

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

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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Volume 44 Masthead

Members of the University of Baltimore Law Review, Volume 44.

Law Review Executive Board, Volume 44
Editor-in-Chief: David Shafer
Managing Editor: Kaitlin Del Vecchio
Production Editors: Samantha Freed, Laura Gagne, Katharine Helfrich, Kyle Kushner
Articles Editor: Marie Long
Comments Editor: Ryan Horka
Executive Editor: Kaitlan Folderauer
Business Editor: Karen Smith
Symposium Editor: Jennifer Harris
Technology Editor: Stuart Smith

Law Review Associate Board, Volume 44
Associate Managing Editors: Tim Carey and Keith Ferrier
Associate Articles Editor: Adam Bosse
Associate Technology Editor: Morgan Gough
Associate Comment Editors: Alex Dobrusin, Niki Holmes, Caitlin McAteee, Philip Smith, and Bryce Ziskind

Law Review Staff Members, Volume 44
Abbey Ray, Erin Hanrahan, Jennifer Daly, John MacLellan, Myles Poster, Stephanie Maddox, Kathryn Huff, Maria Iliadis, Michael Leeb, Chelsae Endzel, Chris Merrill, Nate Titman, Samantha Ardinger, Taylor Beckham, Graham Bennie, Michael Berman, Katherine Bloom, Meredith Boram, Michael Brook, Paul Burgin, Alexander Castelli, Jacob Deaven, Ashley Ensor, Brittany Favazza, Nicholas Fearnow, Catherine Florea, Margaret Fogarty, Thomas Geddes, Sonya Grabowski, Emily Greene, Logan Haarz, Allen Honick, Alex Hughes, Harry Jones, Nida Kanwal, Nicole Kozlowski, Lauren Lake, Frank Lozupone, Rebekah Mears, Devon Miller, Christopher Monte, Philip Motsay, Alexander Powell, Alexandra Queener, Lawrence Rachuba, Kelly Raynaud, Edward Richardson, Brittany Strickland, Kris Vallecillo, Meaghan Vernick, Lisa Walker, Lauren Wood.

Faculty Adviser: Venable Professor of Law Robert Lande.

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