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USF Law March 2009 E-Newsletter
Law Review Symposium Focuses on Plight of Immigrant Workers
More than 150 lawyers, professors, students, and community members gathered Feb. 27 for the University of San Francisco School of Law's annual Law Review Symposium. Throughout the day-long series of panel discussions and the keynote address, attendees grappled with legal issues related to immigration and employment. More »
Events Honor Life of Art Zief
Passionate, difficult, compassionate, and stubborn were among the many words used to describe Arthur C. Zief, BA ’41, JD ’47, at a memorial service organized by the USF School of Law in St. Ignatius Church Feb. 14. More »
St. Ignatius Church
Public Interest Retreat Draws Large USF Numbers
Professors Connie de la Vega and Dolores Donovan, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Erin Dolly, and 17 USF law students attended the Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat at Stanford University in February. More »
Call For Cities to Fight Global Warming
The fight against global climate change must be fought and won on a local level by America’s cities and towns, not only through federal initiatives, according to Alice Kaswan, USF professor of environmental law. More »
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Maritime Law Journal Long Shore Seminar
The University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal will sponsor its annual continuing legal education (CLE) event at the USF School of Law in conjunction with the Longshore Institute, a leading source of information on the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. This one-day seminar, which is open to attorneys, insurance professionals, and law students, will provide a detailed explanation of the Longshore Act and its extensions. Six CLE credits are available to participants.
Date: Friday, April 3, 2009
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: USF School of Law, Kendrick Hall, Room 103, 2199 Fulton Street, San Francisco
Marin Alumni Lunch with Dean Brand
Join Dean Jeffrey Brand in Marin for cocktails and lunch. Event hosts are Scott Philips ’83, Paul Cohen ’90, and Jordan Lavinksy ’97
Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m., no host cocktails | 12 p.m., lunch
Location: Maria Maria, 651 E. Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley
Class of 1964 45th Reunion
Class of 1964 alumni are invited to celebrate the 45th anniversary of their graduation from the USF School of Law. The event is free of charge.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009
Time: 6 p.m., cocktails | 7 p.m., dinner
Location: USF School of Law, Kendrick Hall Rotunda, 2199 Fulton Street, San Francisco (valet parking is available at the Kendrick Hall parking garage)
For information on the Class of 1964 45th Reunion, including how to join your class committee, contact the Office of Development at lawalumni@usfca.edu or (415) 422-5457.
Press Clippings
"Prop. 8 Argument"
Featuring Professor Julie Nice
KCBS News Radio
"Seeding the Plaintiffs Bar With New Graduates"
Featuring Will Birnie 3L
The Recorder
"Does Any 11-Year-Old Deserve Life in Prison?"
Featuring Director of Human Right Programs Michelle Leighton
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Why It’s Hard to Fight Brokers"
Featuring Professor Robert Talbot
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
"Did He Lie? Barry Bonds on Trial"
Featuring Professor Robert Talbot
The San Francisco Examiner
Faculty Focus
Professor Rhonda Magee authored "Toward an Integral Critical Approach to Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Race," published in the USF Law Review. Professor Reza Dibadj wrote "Markets Need Viable Rules," published February in The National Law Journal and The Recorder. Professor Alice Kaswan presented at the University of San Diego School of Law Climate and Energy Law Symposium. Professor Steven Shatz led a workshop on "Narrowing Death Eligibility" at the Capital Case Defense Seminar sponsored by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the California Public Defenders Association. Professor Tim Iglesias testified on housing opportunities for people with disabilities and children at the California Assembly Committee on Human Services. Professor Susan Freiwald presented "Electronic Communications Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment" at the Colloquium on Information Technology and Society series, administered by New York University's Information Law Institute and the Department of Culture and Communication.
On the Job
Martin E. Karlinsky ’76, who specializes in complex civil litigation, has joined Butzel Long as a shareholder in the firm’s New York City office. John Callan Jr. ’82, a partner at Luce Forward, will lead the firm’s real estate group. Darrick T. Chase ’90 was selected from more than 1,300 volunteers as an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service by the Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program. Ely Juarez ’03 has been appointed director of legal and business affairs of South America at Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. Jeeni Phillips ’08 has been selected as a Soroptimist International of Modesto’s Women of Distinction.
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Deans Corner

In this issue of @USFLaw you'll read about students attending a social justice retreat at Stanford Law School, the recent student-organized USF Law Review Symposium examining labor and immigration issues, and an upcoming Maritime Law Journal CLE event, also organized by students. You'll also find highlights from recent news coverage of the USF School of Law, including articles on the Investor Justice Clinic and a third year student selected by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers association for its first diversity fellowship. At the heart of all of our efforts is maximizing opportunities for our students to engage with the legal community because during these challenging economic times, students need our support and inspiration more than ever. Thank you for being a part of our community.

- Dean Jeffrey Brand

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