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USF Law April 2010 E-Newsletter
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USF Advanced Advocacy Competitions Program teams earned top placements in moot court competitions this academic year. Students placed second in the Pacific round of the renowned Jessup International Law Competition and won 15th best brief in the international finals. USF teams also earned second place in the San Francisco region during the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Trial Skills Competition, third place in the regional National Moot Court Competition team, and second place in the regional Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. More »
Manian, Price Receive Tenure
Maya Manian and Bruce Price have been granted tenure and promoted to full professor, Dean Jeffrey Brand announced in April. More »
Employment Law Scholar Joins Faculty
Tristin K. Green has joined the faculty of the USF School of Law as a tenured professor. Green has been visiting USF during the 2009-2010 year from Seton Hall University School of Law. More »
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Freiwald Presents Oral Argument on Cell Site Tracking
Professor Susan Freiwald participated in an oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in February arguing that government investigators must obtain a warrant before they may compel cell phone providers to disclose cell site tracking information.
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USF Receives Award for Campus Internationalization
The USF Law Society is hosting the annual Alumni Graduates Dinner in May to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2010.
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Events
2010 Alumni Graduates Dinner
The USF Law Society is hosting the annual Alumni Graduates Dinner in May to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2010.
Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time: 6 p.m., no-host cocktails | 7 p.m., dinner
Location: InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco
Cost is $75 for alumni who graduated in the past three years and $150 for all other alumni. Free for graduating students. Additional guests may attend for $75. RSVP by contacting Anita Ayers at (415) 422-5457 or lawalumni@usfca.edu.
The Advanced Jones Act Seminar
The USF Maritime Law Journal presents the Advanced Jones Act Seminar, which will focus on current cases and trends in seamens litigation. The single-day course will explore U.S. Supreme Court decisions on vessel status, punitive damages, and maintenance and cure.
Date: Friday, April 23
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: USF School of Law, Kendrick Hall, Room 102
Cost is $275 for standard entry; $250 for USF law alumni, government, and nonprofit guests; and $50 for students. Registration includes course materials and lunch. To register, click here. For information, visit the USF Maritime Law Journal website or contact Kenji Quijano at (415) 422-5896.
Estate Planning Society Annual Student-Alumni Mixer
This event is an opportunity for students interested in estate planning to network with attorneys who practice in the field. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Generously sponsored by Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP.
Date:Thursday, April 22
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP, Four Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
Please RSVP to Pamela Palpallatoc 3L at ppalpallatoc@usfca.edu by April 22.
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Press Clippings
"USF Center Seeks Justice for Small Investors"
Featuring Professor Robert Talbot and the Investor Justice Clinic
San Francisco Chronicle
Broadcast on Arizona immigration law
Featuring Professor Bill Hing
KRON 4 News Weekend
"Tainted Drug Lab Could Lead to Dismissal of 1,400 Narcotic Cases"
Featuring Professor Robert Talbot
KTVU News at 5
"Gay Marriage Ban Repeal Fails to Make Ballot"
Featuring Professor Julie Nice
KTVU Channel 2 News
"Mind the Climate Gap: New Study Highlights the Need to Design GHG Cap-and-Trade Policies to Improve Local Air Quality"
By Professor Alice Kaswan
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"Confessions Prompted by Lies, Prisoner Fights for Freedom"
Featuring Associate Professor Richard Leo
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"Law Schools Adjust Curricula to Changing Profession"
Featuring Dean Jeffrey Brand
San Francisco Business Times
"Tax Code May Offer Relief for Some Domestic Partners"
Featuring USF Law Review Symposium "The Future of Same-Sex Marriage"
Bay Area Reporter
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Faculty Focus
Professor Bill Hing is the author of Ethical Borders: NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration. Professors Maria Ontiveros, Michelle Travis, and Tristin Green organized the Jack Pemberton Legacy Event. Associate Professor Richard Leo co-authored the book chapter "The Three Errors: Pathways to False Confession and Wrongful Conviction." Professor Jesse Markham hosted a visit from Mandakh Dashdorj, chairman of the Authority for Fair Competition and Consumer Protection in Mongolia. Professor Alice Kaswan presented "Climate Change Federalism and Regional Equity" at the Association of Property, Law, and Society Annual Meeting. Professor Susan Freiwald’s article "First Principles of Communications’ Privacy" was republished in State Surveillance and Privacy Exception.
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On the Job
Sarah L. Tobocman ’79 has been included in the legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Gregory Baka ’89 has been appointed San Francisco field division counsel for the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. David J.S. Ahn ’95 was promoted to vice president and chief legal officer of LG Philips Displays Group at the global headquarters in Hong Kong. Allyson Cook ’03 of Burnham Brown was recognized in The Recorder’s New Partners 2010 listings. Whitney McCollum ’07 co-authored "A Statistical Analysis of Trade Secret Litigation in Federal Courts" with her colleagues from O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Abbey Glenn ’09 was profiled in the Daily Journal’s "Deferred but Not Deterred."
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Deans Corner

Dear Alumni and Friends:

On Monday, April 19 from 12 to 7 p.m., the University of San Francisco will hold a community-wide teach-in on Haiti, bringing together many of the nation’s leading experts on the history of and challenges facing Haiti. This event is free and open to the public and I extend a special invitation to USF School of Law alumni and friends. Just three months after the catastrophic earthquake that killed tens of thousands, it’s critical that Haiti remain in the public consciousness. The teach-in will explore the context in which the disaster happened, including impossible national debt loads, widespread poverty, a complicated U.S. engagement policy, and dysfunctional humanitarian aid distribution. It will include panels on the medical, humanitarian, and legal response, and provide ideas about how to get involved. The teach-in is at the core of the shared mission of the university and the law school– educating minds and hearts about issues that demand our attention. I hope to see you on Monday. Find the full program and list of speakers here or RSVP on the event’s Facebook page here.

- Dean Jeffrey Brand

Giving Back

2010 Law Firm Challenge Pub Quiz
The 2010 Law Firm Challenge, which concludes on April 30, brought together firms who employ USF law alumni in a friendly competition to raise funds for the Law Assembly. Thus far, 15 law firms have participated and more than 50 graduates have donated. To celebrate this year’s success, participants and their colleagues are invited to one last challenge—a final party and pub quiz. Represent your law firm and show off your smarts at The Elephant and Castle, 424 Clay at the Embarcadero Center on May 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP at (415) 422-5457 or via email. To learn more about the challenge or check out your firm’s standing in the competition, click here.

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