_
_


John Trasviña Named Dean of USF School of Law

The Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been appointed dean of the University of San Francisco School of Law. More »

_

Class of 2013 Celebrates Graduation

Alum Grad Dinner Celebrates

Hundreds gathered in St. Ignatius Church May 18 to watch the USF School of Law Class of 2013 graduate. About 220 graduates received JD degrees, six received JD/MBA degrees, and 18 received LLM degrees. More » 

_

Alum Grad Dinner Salutes Class of 2013

Alum Grad Dinner Celebrates

More than 300 graduating students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered at the InterContinental Hotel May 15 to present a number of faculty and student awards. More» 

_

Professor Rhonda Magee Wins USF’s Ignatian Service Award

Amanda Solter

Professor Rhonda Magee is recognized for her exceptional commitment to the service of students, the university, and the community at large. More »

_

Find More News »

_
_
_

Upcoming Events

_
_
_
Saturday, October 26

Reunion Celebration for classes ending in 3’s and 8’s

InterContinental San Francisco,
888 Howard Street, San Francisco
 

 

_
_

Faculty Focus

Read the Faculty Blog: lawblog.usfca.edu/faculty

Professor Jack Garvey authored Nuclear Weapons Counterproliferation: A New Grand Bargain (Oxford University Press, 2013). Professor Richard Leo was named the 2013 winner of the William J. Chambliss Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Alice Kaswan was elected as a member of the American Law Institute. Herbst Foundation Professor of Law Julie Nice authored “Whither the Canaries?: On the Exclusion of Poor People from Equal Constitutional Protection,” in the Drake Law Review. Professor Connie de la Vega co-authored a report titled “Issue Submission for the Review of the United States of America” for the U.N. Human Rights Committee.

Read More »

SSRN

Subscribe to our eJournal on SSRN and you will receive an email several times a year with links to the latest scholarly work produced by our faculty. Registration with SSRN and eJournal subscriptions are free.

In The News

“University of San Francisco Finds Next Law Dean at HUD”
Featuring Dean John Trasviña
The National Law Journal

“Immigration Reform Too Late to Fix One Big Problem, Studies Say”
Featuring Prof. Bill Ong Hing
The Christian Science Monitor

“California Supreme Court Allows Cities to Ban Weed Dispensaries”
Featuring Prof. Julie Nice
San Jose Mercury News, The Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times

“Guantánamo ‘Torture’ Fears Over Force-Feeding”
Featuring Prof. Peter Jan Honigsberg
The Times

Read More »

_
 

Join the USF School of Law
LinkedIn Mentor Today!

_
_
_

Dean’s Corner

_
_ Jeffrey S. Brand

It's a moment that had to come sometime, no matter how much I love our community and my work. Over my 14 years as dean of the University of San Francisco School of Law, a tenure I’ve proudly held, we have seen changes that the world could never have imagined, including significant ones to our noble profession and the law school we love. The law school is lucky to have the leadership of John Trasviña, someone whose extraordinary career in public service, commitment to USF values, and deep roots in the community will serve us well as we begin our second century. If I’ve achieved anything in my time as dean, it’s only because of the incredible support that I’ve gotten from all of you, whether it be time, money, or counsel. For that, our law school is the better and I am forever grateful. Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving our students and you. To be continued...

Sincerely,

Jeffrey S. Brand

Connect

Stay connected with the University of San Francisco School of Law Community

_

On the Job

Paul Vapnek ’64, senior counsel at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, recently received the State Bar of California’s 2013 Harry B. Sondheim Professional Responsibility Award. Charles Louderback ’79 has opened his own firm, the Louderback Law Group. Tamara F. Lawson ’95, professor at St. Thomas University School of Law, published “A Fresh Cut in an Old Wound – A Critical Analysis of the Trayvon Martin Killing: The Public Outcry, the Prosecutors’ Discretion, and the Stand Your Ground Law” in the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy in December 2012. Michon Martin ’98 was appointed General Counsel in the Governor's Office by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. Dana C. Tsubota ’02 joined the construction group at Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP. Anne Costin ’08 opened Costin Law Inc., an employment law practice.

Read More »

_

Reunion Committee

Join the 2013 Alumni Reunion Gala Committee to make your reunion a fun and successful event. Open to those alumni whose class years end in ’3 or ’8, the 35 committee members participate in a brief monthly conference call, attend the Oct. 26 reunion, and encourage 10–15 other alumni to attend. Email Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations Mynor Aragon or call (415) 422-4450 for information.

Read More »

 

Giving Back

Legacy Giving

A charitable planned gift offers several benefits, including simplicity, flexibility, versatility, and tax relief. USF also offers gift planning ideas that produce income during your lifetime. Learn more about supporting the USF School of Law.

_

Featured Video

Scott Turow and John J. Osborn Jr. at USF Law Centennial Gala

As part of the USF School of Law Centennial Gala, Dean Jeffrey Brand sat down with author Scott Turow (One L) and USF Visiting Professor John J. Osborn Jr. (The Paper Chase), to discuss the future of legal education.

_