Law Prof on Duke’s Motion contains University of Maryland Law Professor Jason Trumpbour’s explanation and assessment of a motion recently filed in federal court by attorneys acting on behalf of Duke’s President Richard (“We had no way of knowing.” ) Brodhead and other Duke defendants in a civil rights violation suit brought by 38 members of Duke’s 2006 Men’s lacrosse team and some of their family members.
Trumpbour also serves as spokesperson for Friends of Duke University, a volunteer organization formed to seek justice for the Duke students who were the targets of a frame-up attempt and to encourage Duke to be part of the justice-seeking process.
While I’ve mentioned Trumpbour here often, it occurred to me today I’ve not provided you with much information about him. So from the University of Maryland’s Law School’s Web site this:
Jason Trumpbour,Quite impressive, isn’t it?
Adjunct Professor of Law
Courses: Lawyers and Legal Systems and Their Social Context;
A.B., 1988, A.M., 1991, J.D., 1991, Duke University; Ph.D., 1996, Cambridge University.
Following law school, Professor Trumpbour completed a Ph.D. in law at Cambridge University, studying the development of the Court of Exchequer in the Fourteenth Century.
After a brief stint in private practice, working mainly in the areas of corporate and real estate law, he joined the Maryland Attorney General's Office where he served in the Criminal Appeals Division from 1998 to 2001.
Professor Trumpbour is currently pursuing research interests in criminal law and legal history, including additional work on Fourteenth Century law. He has taught LAWR II, LAWR III, and currently teaches Lawyers and Legal Systems in Perspective.
He also teaches several courses in the Legal and Ethical Studies graduate program at the University of Baltimore.
Why didn't President Brodhead listen to Trumpbour in July 2006 when he urged Brodhead to speak out for justice and do other things Duke could and should have done?
IMO - By July Brodhead was too deeply involved in the cover-up of the frame-up attempt, if not in the attempt itself.