Students Assist Rural Seniors

USF law students recently assisted low-income seniors prepare Advance Health Care Directives and simple wills on a OneJustice trip to the rural towns of Orosi and Earlimart in Tulare County. More »

CLGJ Report Addresses Haitian IDP Camp Closures

Two years after a devastating earthquake, hundreds of thousands of Haitians are still living in camps in and around Port-au-Prince, and a new report from the Center for Law and Global Justice aims to help the resettlement process. More »

Recent Alum Fights for Refugee Rights

The University of San Francisco Center for Law and Global Justice is sponsoring a fellowship in Tanzania this academic year in partnership with Asylum Access. More»

Social Justice Lawyer Shares Insights with Students

Director of the Center for Law and Ethics Joshua Davis led a conversation with social justice lawyer Kelly Dermody, partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and president of the Bar Association of San Francisco. More»

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Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 24

Law Review Symposium: Big Brother in the 21st Century? Reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

University of San Francisco, Fromm Hall, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco

Thursday, Feb. 23 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Fourth Annual Diversity Reception

Bingham McCutchen LLP, 3 Embarcadero Center, 27th Floor, San Francisco

Wednesday, February 29 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Dean’s Reception in Orange County

Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa

Thursday, March 1 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Dean’s Reception in Los Angeles

The California Club, Sunset Room, 538 South Flower Street, Los Angeles

Saturday, March 17

Scottsdale Spring Training Event and MCLE Program

The Saguaro Hotel, 4000 North Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, Ariz. (MCLE program) Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, Ariz. (spring training) 

Thursday, March 29 | 6:30 p.m.

Eighth Annual Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 95 Seventh Street, San Francisco Thursday, March 29

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Faculty Focus

Professor Tristin Green co-authored Sex-Based Discrimination: Text, Cases, and Materials. Professor Connie de la Vega authored a book chapter in New Challenges for the Human Rights Machinery, and co-authored The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers with Professor Emeritus Eldon Reiley. Center for Law and Global Justice Assistant Director for Haiti Programs Nicole Phillips co-authored Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake. E.L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor in Tax Daniel Lathrope co-authored Federal Income Taxation of Individuals in a Nutshell. Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Joshua Davis co-authored “A Questionable New Standard for Class Certification in Antitrust Cases.”

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Press Clippings

“USF Professor Analyzes Prop. 8 Ruling”
Featuring Herbst Foundation Professor of Law Julie Nice
CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.

“Professor Weighs in on Next Legal Step in Prop. 8 Case”
Featuring Herbst Foundation Professor of Law Julie Nice
KRON 4 Evening News

“Closer Look: Parental Notification Likely Headed Back To California Ballot”
Featuring Professor Maya Manian
CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.

“Dog Therapy Easing Students’ Stress on College Campuses”
Featuring Director of the Dorraine Zief Law Library Ronald Wheeler and Professor Rhonda Magee
NBC Nightly News, NBC Today Show

“Sources: California to Join National Foreclosure Settlement”
Featuring Professor Tim Iglesias
The Bay Citizen

Broadcast featuring California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye discussion moderated by Dean Jeffrey Brand
Featuring Dean Jeffrey Brand
KLIV 1590

“District Attorney to Decide on Mirkarimi Charges This Week”
Featuring Professor Robert Talbot
New York Times, The Bay Citizen

“Bonds Avoids Prison Time for Giving Evasive Testimony”
Featuring Professor Robert Talbot
New York Times

“Barry Bonds Avoids Prison, Gets House Arrest and Probation”
Featuring Professor Robert Talbot
Los Angeles Times

“Insight: Sacramento’s Human Rights Violations”
Featuring Professor Connie de la Vega
Insight Capital Public Radio

“In Haiti, Cautious Hope Around Effort to Find Families New Homes”
Featuring Center for Law and Global Justice Assistant Director for Haiti Programs Nicole Phillips
The Christian Science Monitor

“New Taxation of Frequent Flier Miles”
Featuring Adjunct Professor Dominic Daher

“Waiting for the GHG New Source Performance Standards: A Good Start, But Will EPA’s Power Plant Controls Make a Difference?”
By Professor Alice Kaswan

“Prop. 8 Case and the Message for Immigration Reform”
By Professor Bill Ong Hing
The Huffington Post

“Kohler Co. Steamed Over Arizona Firm's Name”
Featuring Senior Professor J. Thomas McCarthy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Reinventing USF”
Featuring Associate Professor Richard Leo
San Francisco Business Times

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Dean's Corner


From assisting rural seniors with legal needs to reporting on conditions in Haiti to providing analysis of key court decisions, the news you’ll find in this issue of @USFLAW is emblematic of the good work being done by our students and the impact our faculty are having on critical legal issues across the country and around the world. The law school and our professors have recently been featured in national and international media—the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, and the Los Angeles Times to name just a few—in stories examining everything from same-sex marriage to housing foreclosures. All of this work underscores our strength as a school with a focused mission and a vibrant faculty intent on making a difference for our students and the communities we serve. It is the same mission that has distinguished the USF School of Law throughout its 100-year history and one we will celebrate as we mark our centennial year beginning in fall 2012. You will soon be hearing much more about what’s in store for the centennial, and we look forward to celebrating with you. In the meantime, you can check for updates at: www.usfca.edu/law/centennial.


Jeffrey S. Brand



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On the Job

Kenneth A. Feingold ’75 has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Bruce Ring ’81, Chris Hunter ’93, and Kristin Schenone ’96 have opened a new real estate, litigation, and land use firm in Lafayette. Arthur Hartinger ’85 was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of its “Top 25 Municipal Lawyers.” Joshua A. Bloom ’90 has been elected vice-chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Environmental Law Section. Erik Morrison ’02 has been promoted to partner at Carroll, Burdick & McDonough. Jennifer Brady ’04 has been promoted to partner at Reed Smith. Sarah Kern ’11 has joined Kaye · Moser · Hierbaum LLP as an associate.

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