Rothenberg should give the whole $410,000 back

March 09, 2010

The problem with former University of Maryland School of Law Dean Karen Rothenberg can be (and should be) resolved quite simply ("The $410,000 question," Mar. 7). She should return the full $410,000 that was inappropriately given to her by the university. It does not matter how great a fundraiser she was, or how accomplished she was as a scholar, or how much money she could have earned at another job (see letters by Larry Gibson and Paul Bekman). What matters is that she lives up to the same high standards that are required of the law students and the faculty. The money should not have been given to her in the first place; she should not have accepted it; now she should give it back.

Justin Brown

The writer is a 2005 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.

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