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USF School of Law: December 2010 E-Newsletter
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Justice Maria P. Rivera Named
Alum of the Year


California Court of Appeal Justice Maria P. Rivera '74 was named the 2010 USF School of Law Alumna of the Year during the law school's annual Holiday Luncheon. Read More »


PILF Auction Supports Student Internships

The USF School of Law Seventh Annual Public Interest Law Foundation Gala and Award Ceremony raised approximately $48,000 to support students working in the public interest field. Read More »

Law Graduates Join the Bar

Hundreds of alumni, family, and friends gathered in St. Ignatius Church Dec. 3 as alumni who passed the July 2010 California Bar Examination were sworn in as licensed attorneys. Read More »

ACS and Pride Law Host Prop. 8 Panel

Approximately 100 students and community members attended the "Prop 8 Update," co-sponsored by the USF School of Law American Constitution Society and Pride Law. Read More »

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday, March 25 to Saturday, March 26

    USF Law Review Symposium "Democracy, Inc.: Citizens United and the Future of Campaign Finance Law"

    Kendrick Hall, USF School of Law

  • Thursday, Feb. 24 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    The USF School of Law Third Annual Diversity Reception

    Bingham McCutchen LLP
    850 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

  • Friday, Feb. 18 | 6 to 10 p.m.

    Equal Justice Society Creative Art Show

    Kendrick Hall, USF School of Law


Faculty Focus

Professor Reza Dibadj published an article on how the government interacts with business. Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic Patricia Fitzsimmons presented "Juvenile Dependency Law–Attorneys Collaborating with Clinicians" to post-doctoral candidates and clinicians at San Francisco General Hospital. Associate Professor Richard Leo co-authored articles in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, The Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Professor Dolores Donovan delivered lectures on United States legal education in Bangalore, India, and Bangkok, Thailand. Professor Bill Ong Hing was the honoree and delivered the keynote address at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant Annual Dinner.

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Press Clippings

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Dean’s Corner

_ Jeffrey S. Brand

The USF School of Law community has much to be thankful for during this holiday season: alumni, like our alum of the year Justice Maria Rivera, making a difference locally and globally; a promising new crop of USF-trained lawyers sworn in to the bar this month; faculty who are making their mark through outstanding scholarship and teaching. I could go on and on. At the same time, I don't have to remind any of you that these are difficult times. Affordable legal education is an endangered species. Student spirits that soar during law school while they work on human rights and law reform projects are at risk in the face of a collapsed job market. The law school's aspirations to offer a relevant curriculum in a changing profession and for a faculty large enough to support it are challenged by limited resources. Yet the work of our students, faculty, and so many alumni provides ongoing inspiration to work to ensure that the this law school is true to its storied tradition, true to our shared vision, and prepared for the enormous challenges we face. Thank you for your support of our work. Happy holidays to you and yours.


Jeffrey S. Brand


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Meet Professor Susan Freiwald, who publishes and presents widely in the areas of cyberlaw and information privacy.

On the Job

Gary Bendinger '75 has joined the firm Sidley Austin LLP as a partner in the New York City office. Ross Madden '79 has published The Three Poisons: A Buddhist Guide to Resolving Conflict. James A. Kowalski Jr. '89 testified on the housing foreclosure crisis before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. Warren Dranit '92 has been elected chair of the State Bar of California's Intellectual Property Section. Judi McManigal '98 has joined the immigration practice at Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP's San Francisco office. Leslie A. Keil '04 has been promoted to senior counsel at Hanson Bridgett LLP.

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