LIM Electronic Communications Privacy Explored in Law Review Symposium

The USF Law Review symposium “Big Brother in the 21st Century? Reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act” brought together members of the bench, practitioners, government officials, activists, and others to discuss electronic communications privacy and legal reforms. More »

Trademark Law Leaders Meet in New York for USF Symposium

Nearly 300 gathered in New York for the third annual symposium on trademark law sponsored by the McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corp. More »

McCarthy Inducted in IP Hall of Fame

Senior Professor J. Thomas McCarthy was one of six global IP leaders to be inducted into the 2012 Intellectual Property Hall of Fame. More»

Reception Highlights USF Diversity Efforts

The USF School of Law’s Fourth Annual Diversity Reception highlighted efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession. More»

Upcoming Events

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

Friday, March 16 | 6 p.m.

Equal Justice Society Eighth Annual Creative Justice Art Show

USF School of Law, Kendrick Hall, 2190 Fulton Street, San Francisco

Saturday, March 22 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Estate Planning and Tax Society Alumni Student Mixer

Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP, 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 4000, San Francisco

Thursday, April 26 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

USF Women Lawyers Committee Pure Networking Lunch

Offices of the Marcled Foundation, 435 Pacific Avenue, Suite 200, San Francisco

Wednesday, May 16 | 6 p.m.

USF Law Society’s 2012 Alumni Graduates Dinner

The InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco

Faculty Focus

Center for Law and Global Justice Assistant Director for Haiti Programs Nicole Phillips co-authored a chapter in Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake. Dean Jeffrey Brand moderated a Commonwealth Club event featuring California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakayue. Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Joshua Davis filed an amicus brief before the California Supreme Court on reverse payments. Professor Dolores Donovan authored “The New Cambodian Civil Code,” published on East Asia Forum. Professor David Franklyn participated in a panel at the recent McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corporation symposium. Professor Susan Freiwald served as faculty advisor to the USF Law Review symposium on electronic communications privacy. Professor Alice Kaswan authored a Center for Progressive Reform blog posting on GHG performance standards.

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Press Clippings

“Feds Argue Using a Fake Name Can Deprive You of Rights”
Featuring Professor Susan Freiwald
Wall Street Journal

“Prop. 8: Supreme Court May Redefine Gay Rights”
Featuring Herbst Foundation Professor of Law Julie Nice
San Francisco Chronicle

“State Court to Examine 'Pay-for-Delay' Deals by Drugmakers”
Featuring Marshall P. Madison Professor of Law Jesse Markham Jr.
California Times, North County Times

“Two Years After the Earthquake, Haiti is Trying to Clear Tent Cities”
Featuring Center for Law and Global Justice Assistant Director for Haiti Programs Nicole Phillips
Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The New Cambodian Civil Code”
By Professor Dolores Donovan
East Asia Forum

“Lessons to Remember From Japanese Internment”
By Professor Bill Ong Hing
The Huffington Post

“FBI Chief Describes GPS Problem from Court Ruling”
Featuring the USF Law Review Symposium
San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press

“Supreme Court Ruling Prompts FBI to Turn Off 3,000 Tracking Devices”
Featuring the USF Law Review Symposium
The Note (ABC News blog)

“FBI Turns Off Thousands of GPS Devices After Supreme Court Ruling”
Featuring the USF Law Review Symposium
Digits (Wall Street Journal blog)

“Law Students Conduct Clinic for Low-Income Residents this Week”
Featuring USF School of Law students
Chico Enterprise-Record

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Dean's Corner

Jeff Brand

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:


Jeffrey S. Brand


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The USF Law Review symposium “Big Brother in the 21st Century?: Reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act” explored how legislation could be changed to better address today’s technology.

On the Job

Carl Shapiro ’50 was profiled in the Marin Independent Journal. Hon. Leeland J. Cole-Chu ’78 was appointed a superior court judge in Connecticut. Gladys H. Monroy ’86 was recognized as the Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year at the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards. Tania Chozet ’09 was appointed to the El Paso County Commissioners Court representing precinct 3. Aldo DeAmicis LLM ’09 has been hired as vice president of manufacturing at Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation. Eric S. Almon ’11 has joined the business section of Holland & Knight LLP in Tampa, Fla.

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