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Prof. Honigsberg Secures $500,000 Grant for Witness to Guantanamo ProjectStory
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Second Annual Legalpalooza! Introduces Students to Career Options and PractitionersStory
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318 USF Alumni Named 2014 Super LawyersStory
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USF School of Law April 2008 E-Newsletter
Students Go To Moot Court
Nearly 250 first-year students completed their Moot Court requirement the weekend of April 5 and 6. The students argued before three-judge panels, drawn from a pool of local alumni judges and attorneys.
Students Pursue Social Justice in San Quentin
A group of USF law students are putting their research skills to work on behalf of San Quentin inmates who are aiming to turn their lives around.
San Quentin
Commemoration of the Black Exodus of 1858
Professor Rhonda Magee is working with the African American Historical Society of San Francisco to commemorate the black exodus from San Francisco in 1858. A number of events will honor the role of black settlers in local history, and their journey to British Columbia.
Professor Rhonda Magee
Protecting Senior Citizens from Investment Fraud
Students in the USF School of Law Investor Justice Clinic held a series of seminars at San Francisco senior centers to help the elderly avoid falling victim to investment scams.
Talbot and Students
JLSC Symposium Explores Corporate Responsibility
Approximately 100 people gathered in Kendrick Hall April 4 for the 2008 Journal of Law and Social Challenges Symposium. The symposium evaluated the future of U.S. corporate responsibility and discussed how policy, law, and the judiciary can influence corporate oversight.
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Events
Alumni and Graduates Dinner
Awards Celebration for Graduating Students
This dinner and awards celebration is an annual rite of passage for graduating law students. The event is generously hosted by the alumni organization USF Law Society. By invitation only; advanced response required.
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Time: 6 p.m. (no-host cocktails), 7 p.m. (dinner)
Location: The Mary Hopkins Hotel - One Nob Hill, San Francisco
For information, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (415) 422-5457.
2008 Douglas M. Raskin Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser
Help Raise Funds and Honor the Memory of Douglas M. Raskin
All are welcome to attend this fundraiser to support the Douglas M. Raskin Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to the law student who best exemplifies his spirit of adventure, sense of humor, love of life, and caring for others.
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Gordon-Creed, Kelley, Holl & Sugerman - 222 Kearny St., Suite 650, San Francisco
For more information, call (415) 422-5457.
USF Women Lawyers Committee 20th Anniversary Panel and Fundraiser
The Effective Lawyer: A View from Corporation and Courtroom
Join the USF Women Lawyers Committee for a "fireside chat" with Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens ’85 and Justice Daniel M. Hanlon (Ret) ’64. The panel will be moderated by John J. Osborn Jr., USF law professor and author of The Paper Chase.
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Date: 5:30 p.m. (registration), 6 p.m. (panel), 7 p.m. (reception)
Location: Academy of Art University - 79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco
For more information, call (415) 422-5457.
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Press Clippings
Legal Aid for Music Downloaders
Featuring Professor Bob Talbot and the Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Project.
San Jose Mercury News
Judge Hopeful for Settlement in California Prisons Overcrowding Suit
Featuring discussion of the USF Law Review symposium.
Sacramento Bee
1858 Black Exodus Series
Podcasts featuring Professor Rhonda Magee, Nicole Bryson 2L, Chester L. McGensy III 4L, and USF Political Science Professor James Taylor.
The Justice Foundation
Interrogation or Child Abuse?
Video clip from the National Geographic Channel program Science of Interrogation featuring Professor Richard Leo. Science of Interrogation will air at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., April 23, and April 30 (time TBA), on the National Geographic Channel.
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On the Job
Thomas Brandi ’72, head of the Brandi Law Firm, was named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon.com. Elisabeth A. (Beth) Pepper ’93 was promoted to the rank of Captain (O-6) in the U.S. Coast Guard in July 2006 and is currently the Chief of the Coast Guard’s Office of Claims and Litigation in Washington, D.C. Bradley Jameson ’00 was recently named a partner of Phillips, Spallas and Angstadt, LLC, located in the firm’s main office in San Francisco.
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Deans Corner

Dean Jeffrey Brand

In this issue of @USF Law you’ll learn about students helping seniors protect themselves against investment fraud, a law school symposium on corporate accountability, students interacting with prisoners at San Quentin, and alumni making their mark professionally, among other stories. These activities underscore our strength as a school with a focused mission that is making a difference hopefully for our students, but also in the local, national, and international communities to which we connect. I am lucky to be the dean of a terrific law school with great students, a wonderfully talented faculty, a dedicated staff, and engaged and generous alumni. Thanks for being a part of this community.

- Dean Jeffrey Brand

Faculty Focus

Reza Dibadj

Reza Dibadj Granted Tenure, Promotion
Reza Dibadj joined the ranks of USF School of Law tenured faculty members when he was granted tenure and promoted to full professor in March.

Giving Back

Douglas M. Raskin

Since it was founded 13 years ago, the Douglas M. Raskin Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to more than a dozen USF School of Law students, helping them focus on academics and worry less about finances. The scholarship is named for a 1987 graduate of the law school, who died in 1994 at age 33 during a climbing expedition on Mt. Fuji.

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