John Trasviña is the dean of the University of San Francisco
School of Law. Most recently, he was the assistant secretary for
fair housing and equal opportunity in the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development. Dean Trasviña was appointed by
President Obama in 2009, and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S.
Senate. Previously, he was president and general counsel of the
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund(MALDEF) and
served in the Clinton administration as a special counsel for
immigration related unfair employment practices at the U.S.
Department of Justice. A native San Franciscan and a graduate of
Harvard University and Stanford Law School, Dean Trasviña also
taught immigration law at Stanford Law School and was director of
the Discrimination Research Center in Berkley.