Andy Worthington Screens New Guantanamo Documentary.Story
Andy Worthington Screens New Guantanamo Documentary
In November, freelance journalist and historian Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of 776 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, presented a screening of his new documentary film to USF law students.
Class of ’09 Posts 81.3 Percent Bar Pass RateStory
Class of ’09 Posts 81.3 Percent Bar Pass Rate
The USF School of Law Class of 2009 achieved an 81.3 percent pass rate on the July 2009 California Bar Examination, exceeding 80 percent for the third straight year.
End Life Without Parole for JuvenilesStory
End Life Without Parole for Juveniles
The efforts of Professor Connie de la Vega and Director of Human Rights Programs Michelle Leighton to abolish juvenile life sentences without parole (JLWOP) by courts in the United States have been rewarded with a $140,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.
Graduate Earns White House InternshipStory
Graduate Earns White House Internship
This fall, Jennifer Baker '09 is interning in the Office of the Counsel to Vice President Joe Biden. She is working with Counsel Cynthia Hogan and her two deputy attorneys.
USF Ranked High by Super Lawyers
The USF School of Law received high rankings from Super Lawyers magazine in recognition of alumni professional achievement.
Leo's Book Wins Criminal Justice AwardStory
Leo's Book Wins Criminal Justice Award
Associate Professor Richard Leo received the prestigious Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for his book Police Interrogation and American Justice.
CERD Adopts General Recommendation 32Story
CERD Adopts General Recommendation 32
Several suggestions proposed by Professor Connie de la Vega to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) were adopted at its 75th session in August.
McCarthy Symposium Examines New Challenges to Trademark LawStory
McCarthy Symposium Examines New Challenges to Trademark Law
The USF School of Law hosted a gathering of intellectual law professors and practitioners from around the world on Nov. 4 to grapple with emerging issues in trademark law.
USF Advocacy Competition Impresses Audience
Achal Srinath 3L, who competed against Bryan Clifton 3L in this year's Advocate of the Year Competition, earned the 2009 Advocate of the Year Award. Jonathan Shugart 2L won the award for Best Brief.
Estate Planning Society’s Attorney PanelStory
Estate Planning Society’s Attorney Panel
The Estate Planning Society hosted a panel discussion Oct. 15 offering students firsthand accounts from lawyers working in estate planning.
Pemberton Leaves Mark on USF
Professor Emeritus John de J. "Jack" Pemberton, a civil rights activist and distinguished leader in labor and employment law, died Oct. 21. He was 90 years old.
USF Promotes Pro Bono Service
In conjunction with nationwide activities, the USF School of Law will present the National Pro Bono Celebration the week of Oct. 25.
Reunion Builds Upon Alumni NetworkStory
Reunion Builds Upon Alumni Network
Approximately 200 people gathered at the Westin San Francisco Market Street for the 2009 Reunion Gala Dinner Dance on Oct. 17.
EFF Provides Lesson on Fair Use
Electronic Frontier Foundation's Fred Von Lohmann, a leading authority on intellectual property law, presented on online copyright infringement and the doctrine of fair use to a USF audience on Oct. 6.
Class of 1969 Reunites After 40 YearsStory
Class of 1969 Reunites After 40 Years
The Class of 1969 celebrated its 40th reunion on Sept. 26.
California State Bar Foundation AwardsStory
California State Bar Foundation Awards
Seven USF law students and graduates were honored with scholarships from the California State Bar Foundation at the 2009 Scholarship Reception.
USF Symposium Explores Antitrust Enforcement in Pharmaceutical IndustryStory
USF Symposium Explores Antitrust Enforcement in Pharmaceutical Industry
On Sept. 25, the USF School of Law hosted Lawyers, Drugs, and Money, a symposium exploring antitrust enforcement in the pharmaceutical industry.
Symposium Examines Changing Job Market for Lawyers
Nearly 300 people gathered at the University of San Francisco Sept. 17 for a day-long symposium examining the changing legal employment landscape.
Public Interest Internships Enrich Students
This summer, 26 USF law students engaged in Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) sponsored internships at locations as diverse as the San Francisco Public Defender Office, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Homeless Action Center, and the Children's Law Center in Los Angeles.
USF Ranked in Top 10 Law Schools for HispanicsStory
USF Ranked in Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanics
Hispanic Business magazine recognized the University of San Francisco School of Law as one of the top 10 law schools for Hispanics in 2009.
1Ls in the CommunityStory
1Ls in the Community
More than 100 USF law students, faculty, and family members volunteered at Law In Motion's annual Service Saturday event on Aug. 22.
Iglesias Participates in Immersion Trip to El SalvadorStory
Iglesias Participates in Immersion Trip to El Salvador
USF School of Law Professor Tim Iglesias joined University of San Francisco faculty and staff during a summer immersion trip to El Salvador that brought participants face-to-face with their own economic privilege.
Larger, Diverse Class of 1Ls Join USFStory
Larger, Diverse Class of 1Ls Join USF
The USF School of Law welcomed a new class of 272 first-year law students last week who were chosen from nearly 4,000 applicants.
The New Yorker Reports on Richard Leo's Book, The Wrong Guys
In the Aug. 24 issue of The New Yorker magazine, writer Jeffrey Toobin chronicles Richard Leo's work on the case known as the "Norfolk Four," in which four Navy men were wrongfully convicted of murder and rape.
Around the World in a SummerStory
Around the World in a Summer
Internship, volunteer, and study opportunities brought more than 120 USF School of Law students around the world this summer.
Maritime Law Event Explores Longshore ActStory
Maritime Law Event Explores Longshore Act
On July 17, the University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal will sponsor its annual continuing legal education (CLE) event at the USF School of Law in conjunction with the Longshore Institute, a leading source of information on the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
LIM Joins Michelle Obama in Community ServiceStory
LIM Joins Michelle Obama in Community Service
On June 22, USF School of Law students, administrators, and staff participating in the Law In Motion Service Program worked beside first lady Michelle Obama and first lady of California Maria Shriver to build a new playground for youth and seniors at Bret Harte Elementary School.
Leo Wins 2009 Herbert Jacob Book PrizeStory
Leo Wins 2009 Herbert Jacob Book Prize
USF School of Law Associate Professor Richard Leo received the prestigious 2009 Herbert Jacob Book Prize from the Law and Society Association at the organization's annual meeting in May.
USF Students Excel in Advocacy CompetitionsStory
USF Students Excel in Advocacy Competitions
During the spring semester, USF School of Law students competed in numerous regional, national, and international moot court competitions, with many earning first-place finishes.
NBC Nightly News Reports on USF Law Clinic
The USF School of Law's Investor Justice Clinic is receiving national attention for its work on behalf of small investors.
Alumni Graduates Dinner Salutes Class of 2009Story
Alumni Graduates Dinner Salutes Class of 2009
Alumni Graduates Dinner Salutes Class of 2009 More than 300 USF School of Law students, alumni, faculty, and administrators gathered at San Francisco's Mark Hopkins Hotel May 20 to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2009.
Shatz Presented Sarlo PrizeStory
Shatz Presented Sarlo Prize
At the 33rd Annual Service and Merit Awards of the University of San Francisco on May 13, Professor Steven Shatz received the Sarlo Prize for teaching excellence, promoting the common good, and furthering the university's vision, mission, and values.
232 Receive Degrees at May 23 CommencementStory
232 Receive Degrees at May 23 Commencement
The university welcomed 232 students into the ranks of USF School of Law alumni at the commencement ceremony held May 23 in St. Ignatius Church.
Nelson Receives Meehan AwardStory
Nelson Receives Meehan Award
Christina Gallagher Nelson '88 recently hosted an estate planning seminar for the University of San Francisco, volunteering her time to share sound estate planning practices.
Honigsberg's Book Explores War on Terror
In his new book, Our Nation Unhinged: The Human Consequences of the War on Terror (UC Press, 2009), Professor Peter Jan Honigsberg recounts in vivid detail the stories of detainees in Guantanamo Bay and other prisons who have endured torturous interrogations and inhumane conditions.
Four Accomplished Scholars Join USF Faculty
The USF School of Law has announced the lateral appointments of four new faculty who are accomplished legal scholars and award-winning teachers from law schools around the country.
USF Law Ranked Among Best in NationStory
USF Law Ranked Among Best in Nation
Touting a bar pass rate of nearly 88 percent and a student body that is among the most diverse in the nation, the USF School of Law is listed as one of the top 100 law schools in the new 2010 U.S. News and World Report rankings.
Law School Marks Fair Housing MonthStory
Law School Marks Fair Housing Month
In conjunction with Fair Housing Month, the University of San Francisco School of Law and Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) published a 12-page guide to mortgage foreclosure prevention in April. The law school also hosted a presentation by leading fair housing attorney John Relman this month.
Law School Teams Up For DiversityStory
Law School Teams Up For Diversity
The USF School of Law has joined the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) in an attempt to recruit more minority students to become lawyers.
WLC Career Panel Offers Advice to Legal PractitionersStory
WLC Career Panel Offers Advice to Legal Practitioners
On March 19, the USF School of Law Women Lawyers Committee (WLC) presented "Managing Your Career in a Challenging and Rapidly Changing Economy."
USF Bestowed National Community Service Honor
The University of San Francisco earned placement on the 2008 Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) President's Honor Roll for Community Service, with distinction, in part due to law school centers and programs.
Law Students as HeroesStory
Law Students as Heroes
The USF School of Law's Investor Justice Clinic is receiving national attention for its work on behalf of small investors.
Estate Planning Reception Explores Career ChoicesStory
Estate Planning Reception Explores Career Choices
USF law students with an interest in estate planning joined alumni and estate planning practitioners for a networking reception hosted by Christina Gallagher Nelson '88, partner at Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP; Visiting Professor John Osborn; and the USF Estate Planning Society.
Call for Cities to Fight Global WarmingStory
Call for Cities to Fight Global Warming
The fight against global climate change must be fought and won by America’s cities and towns, not only through federal initiatives, according to Alice Kaswan, USF professor of environmental law.
Public Interest Retreat Draws Large USF NumbersStory
Public Interest Retreat Draws Large USF Numbers
Professors Connie de la Vega and Dolores Donovan, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Erin Dolly, and 17 USF law students attended the Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat at Stanford University in February.
Law Review Symposium Focuses on Plight of Immigrant Workers
More than 150 lawyers, professors, students, and community members gathered Feb. 27 for the University of San Francisco School of Law's annual Law Review Symposium.
Events Honor Life of Art ZiefStory
Events Honor Life of Art Zief
Passionate, difficult, compassionate, and stubborn were among the
many words used to describe Arthur C. Zief, BA '41, JD '47, at a
memorial service in St. Ignatius Church Feb. 14.
EJS Raises Awareness of Global PovertyStory
EJS Raises Awareness of Global Poverty
The USF School of Law chapter of the Equal Justice Society (EJS) is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Creative Justice Art Show to raise awareness of poverty and those ignored by the political process, especially women and children in developing countries.
Panel Highlights Importance of Civility in LawStory
Panel Highlights Importance of Civility in Law
At a recent USF School of Law presentation, a panel of practicing attorneys and a judge urged students to be mindful of the importance of maintaining civility in their careers as legal professionals.
Thomas Tang Team Advances to International FinalsStory
Thomas Tang Team Advances to International Finals
For the first time in school history, a USF School of Law Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition team advanced to the international finals, which took place in Seattle Nov. 22.
USF Law Students Assist Rural Communities
On Jan. 8 and 9, 13 USF law students participated in the Rural Education and Access to the Law (REAL) winter break trip, co-sponsored by the Public Interest Clearinghouse and the USF School of Law.
Honigsberg's Guantanamo Truth CommissionStory
Honigsberg's Guantanamo Truth Commission
Peter Jan Honigsberg outlined his proposal to establish a truth commission that will gather the stories of Guantanamo survivors in a column published this month in The Huffington Post.
Talbot Discusses BART Shooting Case on KQEDStory
Talbot Discusses BART Shooting Case on KQED
Professor Robert Talbot spoke on KQED’s Forum about the legal questions presented by the case of Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer charged with murder in the New Year’s Day shooting death of an unarmed man in Oakland.