Professor John Brittain has long been involved as counsel in the Maryland Historically Black College and University (HBCU) federal law suit. He reports a big win
this week with plaintiffs winning the unnecessary duplication
of education services claim. While they lost the unequal funding count, the court favorably merged the dual
missions claim into the remedy. Judge Catherine Blake, of the United States District
Court in Baltimore, ruled that the remedy
must provide the HBCUs with unique, high demand academic programs, revised
missions, and adequate funding and facilities.
Professor Brittain started this lawsuit as chief counsel of
the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and remained a part of the
lead counsel team since joining the UDC Law School faculty.
and counsel are pleased with the judge's
decision. We deem the result a victory," said Brittain. Read an Inside Higher Education article on the decision HERE and the full District Court decision itself HERE.