Esteemed Alumni Judge AYC

California Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming Chin BA ’64, JD ’67 was among several distinguished alumni judges of the Advocate of the Year Competition that spanned several weekends in September and October. More »

CLGJ Report Documents Violence Faced by Haitian Journalists

The law school’s Center for Law and Global Justice has co-published a report documenting trends of hostility and violence against Haitian journalists. More »

Yale Professor Presents Scholarship to Students, Faculty

Yale Law School Professor Vicki Schultz spoke to students on ways to balance work and other commitments to have a meaningful life, and presented research to faculty. More »

Students Teach Basics of Copyright Law to High School Students

USF law students taught more than 60 Redwood High School music students the basics of copyright law in Marin County in October. More»

Upcoming Events

Friday, Dec. 7 | 6 p.m.

Swearing-In Ceremony
Kendrick Hall, USF School of Law | St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco

Friday, Feb. 5

California Supreme Court Session
McLaren Center, University of San Francisco

Thursday, Feb. 7 | 6 p.m.

Centennial Gala
San Francisco City Hall, 1 Polk Street, San Francisco

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Press Clippings

“Mourdock Rape Comment Adds to Election-Year Furor Over Social Issues”
Featuring Professor Maya Manian
Washington Post

“San Francisco: David Boies Predicts Prop. 8 Win in U.S. Supreme Court”
Featuring the USF School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation
San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, and other papers

“A Touch of Class: Certification, Says One Brief, ‘Is the Ballgame’”
Featuring Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Joshua Davis
ABA Journal

“The American Law Institute Elects 68 New Members”
Featuring Professor Alice Kaswan
American Law Institute

“Apple Leads Legal Battle Over E-Commerce vs. Privacy Rights in California Supreme Court”
Featuring Professor Susan Freiwald
San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, and other papers

“How Did Lance Armstrong Avoid Doping Prosecution?”
Featuring Adjunct Professor Kevin Ryan
All Things Considered (NPR)

“Yoo Says Obama—Not Bush— Exceeded Constitutional Powers”
Featuring Professor Bill Ong Hing
Politics Blog (San Francisco Chronicle)

“False Confessions Taint Many Cases, Temple Law Forum Told”
Featuring Professor Richard Leo
Philadelphia Inquirer

“Despite Lawsuit and Numerous Glitches, New Jersey Voted, But it Wasn’t Pretty”
Featuring Adjunct Professor Robert Brownstone
All Things Digital

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Faculty Focus

Read the Faculty Blog:

Professor Reza Dibadj published “Brokers, Fiduciaries and a Beginning” in the Boston University Review of Banking and Financial Law. E.L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor in Tax Daniel Lathrope co-authored Black Letter on Corporate and Partnership Taxation. Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Joshua Davis filed a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Comcast v. Behrend. Professor Richard Leo co-authored a book chapter in Investigative Suggestibility: Theory, Research, and Applications. Professor Susan Freiwald presented an oral argument on the government’s application for cell site data before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Dean's Corner

Jeff Brand

We are in the midst of celebrating our centennial, 100 years of training the finest in skilled, ethical lawyers concerned for others. As part of our centennial events, we recently welcomed three of our esteemed alumni judges—
California Supreme Court Associate Justice Ming Chin ’67, California Court of Appeal Justice James A. Richman ’65, and Federal District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong ’77—to judge our annual Advocate of the Year Competition, the cornerstone of our skills training and emblematic of the quality of education that we provide our students. It is only fitting that such a distinguished panel presided as we celebrate our 100th birthday. As proud as we are of our alumni who grace the bench, we are equally proud of our students who are an inspiration to all of us: smart and working hard to join the generations of great USF lawyers and judges that precede them. They are what’s really at the heart of our centennial celebration.


Jeffrey S. Brand


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A dynamic calendar of events is planned for the centennial year beginning now through spring 2013. These events include a weeklong celebration in February with a gala dinner for the entire alumni community, a California Supreme Court session on campus, and much more. Join us as we celebrate the law school’s storied history and exciting future.

On the Job

Joseph M. Alioto Jr. ’68 has been included in the Daily Journal’s list of “Top 100 Lawyers in California.” Hon. Mary Jane Theis ’74 has been elected to the Illinois Supreme Court. Aileen Casanave ’84 has received a Bar Association of San Francisco Unity Award. Ron Knecht ’95 was re-elected to the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents. David Raczkowski ’05 and Robert Tadlock ’05 have been promoted to partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP effective January.

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Featured Video

Kennedy Joins Centennial Celebration

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joined the law school for the kick-off to its centennial year on Sept. 19.

Centennial Book on Sale

Click here to purchase The University of San Francisco School of Law Century: 100 Years of Educating for Justice.

Linkedin Mentor Program

The USF School of Law LinkedIn Mentor Program connects students, alumni, faculty, and USF-affiliated legal professionals seeking information on a wide range of topics, from areas of practice to job search advice to navigating a career transition. The program is a valuable resource to network with alumni in your practice area or geographic region, expand your professional contacts, and provide support to the next generation of USF legal professionals. Click here to join.

Giving Back

Although we are only half-way through our centennial year, the calendar year is coming to a close. Please take this opportunity to make a year-end, tax deductible gift online and send the message that you support the legal education USF has proudly provided for 100 years. You can also learn how to make a year-end gift of stock hereThank you for supporting the USF School of Law!


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