Professor Joshua Davis Named Associate Dean of the USF School of Law

As associate dean for academic affairs, Davis will oversee the law school’s academic programs and be responsible for curricular and program development and implementation. Davis succeeds Ronald Micon who stepped down after 20 years to return to the faculty.

Two USF Students Honored at American Association for Justice’s Annual Convention

At the American Association for Justice (AAJ) annual convention in July, Shauna Madison 3L received the AAJ Women for Justice Education Fund’s Mike Eidson Scholarship, and Adam Birka-White 2L was presented with the Leesfield Scholarship.

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Class Notes

Charles Louderback ’79 has opened his own firm, the Louderback Law Group. Louderback focuses on employment lawand business litigation. He is joined bySean Broderick ’01Beverly Wood ’83was elevated to judgeship in the Marin County Superior Court. Wood formerly served as a commissioner at the court since 2005. Carlos Rincon ’88, founding partner of Rincon Law Group, P.C., was awarded the 2013 DRI Sheryl J. Wilert Pioneer Diversity Award for his lifetime work in demonstrating and embracing inclusion and diversity in the legal profession.Rochelle East ’96 was appointed to judgeship in the San Francisco County Superior Court. East was formerly chief deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice. Ashley Gould ’99was appointed chief legal officer of Hyperion Therapeutics. She will serve in the company's in-house legal counsel and leading public and governmental affairs activities. Cameron Cloar ’09, litigation associate in Nixon Peabody's San Francisco office, won a discrimination case in partnership with the ACLU of Southern California against Hesperia school district, resulting in new policies to support gay and lesbian students. Michael McQuinn ’12has been appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. as assistant general counsel at the Department of Business Oversight, California’s securities and financial services regulator. More »

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Press Clippings

Herbst Foundation Prof. Julie Nice “Live Broadcast Analyzing Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision” ABC 7 News

Prof. Susan Freiwald “NSA Leaker's Claims Doubted By Tech, Intelligence Analysts” NPR

Prof. Tim Iglesias “California City Seizes Homes to Save Them” CBS MoneyWatch

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Dean's Corner

Jeff BrandIt’s an exciting time at the law school, as our students new and returning fill the classrooms, clinics, and moot court room here on campus. As I begin my first year as dean, I share the excitement our new students are feeling and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the law school forward into its second century. As you read about the latest news and achievements of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni, I urge you to support our current students. We are making your School of Law relevant to meeting the needs of students and recent graduates alike entering a rapidly changing profession. Now is the time to invest in our vision and program so that our students have the opportunities and preparation that enabled us to serve in the law. We greatly appreciate your support, and I look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming “Meet the Dean” receptions or at Reunion on October 26th.


Dean John Trasviña


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Tuesday, September 17

Meet the Dean Reception in San Francisco
Nixon Peabody LLP
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1800
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Saturday, October 26

Reunion Celebration 
For classes ending in 8’s and 3’s 
All alumni welcome 
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Holiday Lunch and Alum of the Year Award
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Faculty Spotlight

Professor David Franklyn co-authored “Trademarks as Search Engine Keywords: Much Ado About Something?” published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. Professor Jay Folberg contributed to two chapters in the book: Educating Negotiators for a Connected WorldProfessor Alice Kaswan authored "Seven Principles for Equitable Adaptation" for the XIISustainable Development Law & Policy Journal. More »

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