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Second Annual Legalpalooza! Introduces Students to Career Options and PractitionersStory
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318 USF Alumni Named 2014 Super LawyersStory
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USF Law March 2010 E-Newsletter
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USF law students spent spring break in Miami where they helped Haitians apply for temporary protected status in the United States. The program offered practical experience for participants while serving Haitians affected by January's 7.0 earthquake. More »
Ronald Wheeler Named Director of Zief Law Library
The USF School of Law has announced that Ronald Wheeler, associate director of the Georgia State University College of Law Library, accepted the position of associate professor of law and director of the Dorraine Zief Law Library effective July 1. More »
The Future of Same-Sex Marriage
The University of San Francisco Law Review Symposium Feb. 26 featured leading practitioners and scholars exploring the future of same-sex marriage from legal, political, and cultural perspectives. More »
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USF Hosts Annual Water Law Symposium
On Jan. 30, the USF School of Law hosted the California Water Law Symposium, an annual event created and implemented by law students from USF, Hastings College of the Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, and Golden Gate University School of Law. More »
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Events
2010 MLB Spring Training Events
Register now and celebrate spring in Scottsdale, Ariz., with Dean Jeffrey Brand, fellow alumni, family, and friends. Events include a family BBQ, a CLE presentation by the general counsels for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants, and a spring training game between the Giants and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including an all-you-can-eat and drink buffet lunch.
Date, Time, and Location:
Family BBQ | Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. | Home of Thomas Asimou ’98
CLE Program | Friday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. | Location TBD
Giants and Angels Game | Friday, March 26 at 1 p.m. | Charros Lodge, Scottsdale Stadium
Location details to be announced. No charge for BBQ or CLE program. $100 per person for the game and buffet. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve your space. To register, visit www.law.usfca.edu/scottsdale or call Anita Ayers at (415) 422-5406.
Sacramento Social Hour
Join USF law alumni for a social gathering in Sacramento hosted by Angela Kim ’09 and Karen M. Goodman ’84. The event will take place at the wine bar and bistro 58 Degrees & Holding Co.
Date: Thursday, April 8
Time: 6 to 7p.m.
Location: 58 Degrees and Holding Co., 1217 18th Street, Sacramento
For information, contact Anita Ayers at (415) 422-5457.
2010 Alumni Graduates Dinner
The USF Law Society is hosting the annual Alumni Graduates Dinner in May to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2010.
Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time: 6 p.m., no-host cocktails | 7 p.m., dinner
Location: InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco
Cost is $75 for alumni who graduated in the past three years and $150 for all other alumni. Free for graduating students. Additional guests may attend for $75. RSVP by contacting Anita Ayers at (415) 422-5457 or lawalumni@usfca.edu.
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Press Clippings
"School District is Accused of Webcam Spying"
Featuring Professor Susan Freiwald
Associated Press story ran in numerous media outlets including the Washington Post and NPR
"Cell Phones Have Tales to Tell"
Featuring Professor Susan Freiwald
The Morning Call
"Chambersburg Man Gets 20-40 Years for Killing"
Featuring Associate Professor Richard Leo
Chambersburg Public Opinion
"Fight Over Sanctuary Policy Continues"
Featuring Professor Bill Hing
SF Appeal
"Fees, Deadlines Loom for Haitians in Florida"
Featuring University of San Francisco law students
National Law Journal and Daily Business Review
"Some Students Plan Spring Break in Haiti, Despite Warnings"
Featuring University of San Francisco law students
USA Today
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Faculty Focus
Associate Professor Richard Leo co-authored "Police-Induced Confessions: Risk Factors and Recommendations," published in Law and Human Behavior. Professor Steven Shatz testified as an expert witness on the California death penalty in Ashmus v. Wong. Professor Rhonda Magee published "Slavery as Immigration?" in the University of San Francisco Law Review. Assistant Professor Henry Brown received the 2009 Hon. Robert Keeton Faculty Award from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Professor Michelle Travis is the author of "The Future of Work-Family Policy: Is ‘Choice’ the Right Choice?" Professor David Franklyn presented "Basic Principles of Trademarks" at the World Intellectual Property Organization/Unitar Seminar on International Intellectual Property.
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On the Job
Hon. Neal Cabrinha ’67, a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, was featured in the Daily Journal. Hon. Maria Rivera ’74 will speak at the March 24 Bar Association of San Francisco event "California Supreme Court Trends." Aaron H. Jacoby ’88 has joined Arent Fox as a partner and co-chair of the automotive industry group. Tamara F. Lawson ’95 received tenure and was promoted to professor of law at St. Thomas University in Florida. Andrezza Oikawa ’00 has assumed the financing coordinator position with the Department of Paraná, State Industry Federation in Brazil. Kristofer B. Motola ’07 is an associate in the corporate practice group at the San Francisco office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
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Deans Corner

Dear Alumni and Friends:

As you’ll read in this issue of @USFLaw, there’s a lot happening at the law school. We recently held our annual Law Review Symposium, which brought together a dynamic line-up of scholars and practitioners to examine the future of same-sex marriage; hosted the annual California Water Law Symposium, a unique collaborative event organized by students from multiple Bay Area law schools; and sent students to Miami for an "alternative spring break" to assist Haitians applying for temporary protected status in the U.S. Meanwhile, faculty are publishing and presenting their scholarship and our work is attracting national media attention. These activities represent our mission to create a more humane and just world, a mission that is making a difference for our students, as well as in the local, national, and international communities to which we connect. Thanks for being a part of our community.

- Dean Jeffrey Brand

Giving Back

USF Receives Shook, Hardy & Bacon Diversity Grant
The USF School of Law is one of four U.S. law schools that received a grant from the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Foundation to support diversity programs. The grant will support USF's Academic Support Program, which aims to assist otherwise qualified individuals in adjusting to and excelling in law school and to increase the retention rates of diverse law students. More »

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