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Second Annual Legalpalooza! Introduces Students to Career Options and PractitionersStory
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USF Trustees Welcome New MembersStory
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318 USF Alumni Named 2014 Super LawyersStory
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Dean Honored With 2014 SF Latino Heritage AwardStory
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La Raza Job Fair Attracts Employers to USF

Juliana Garcia 3L and Maria Becerra 3L played a pivotal role in organizing the Northern California La Raza Law Students Coalition First Annual Job Fair, which took place at the USF School of Law Oct. 8. More » 

 

First-Year Students Honored with Scholarships

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First-year students Everardo Mora and Raymond Rollan have been honored with scholarships from the Bar Association of San Francisco and California Bar Foundation. More » 


Adjunct Professor Bestowed Shanghai Award

Alum Grad Dinner CelebratesAdjunct Professor Tom Klitgaard, a 1956 graduate of the University of San Francisco, was bestowed the Magnolia Silver Award by the Shanghai Municipal Government. More »

 

Traylor Earns CEDAW Award

TraylorAssociate Director of International Programs Julianne Cartwright Traylor has earned the Legacy CEDAW Women’s Human Rights Award. More »

 

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, Oct. 22 | 6 p.m.

2011 Reunion Gala Dinner Dance

InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco

Friday, Nov. 4 | 5:30 p.m.

Eighth Annual Public Interest Law Foundation Gala Auction and Award Ceremony

USF School of Law, 2199 Fulton Street, Kendrick Hall, San Francisco

 

Thursday, Oct. 27 | 5:30 p.m.

Fifth Annual Alumni Student Mixer

Kells, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 5:30 p.m.

USF Women Lawyers Committee Fall Panel

Sedgwick LLP, 333 Bush Street, 30th Floor, San Francisco

 

Thursday, Nov. 17 | 11:30 a.m.

Dean’s Luncheon in Palo Alto

Zibibbo, 430 Kipling Street, Palo Alto

 

Friday, Dec. 2 | 11:30 a.m.

Holiday Luncheon and Alumni of the Year Award

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, 757 Market Street, San Francisco
 

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Faculty Focus

Herbst Foundation Professor of Law Julie Nice’s article "How Equality Constitutes Liberty: The Alignment of CLS v. Martinez" was selected as the best equality essay of the year by Jotwell. Professor Reza Dibadj authored "Dodd Frank: Toward First Principles?" published in the Chapman Law Review. Assistant Professor of Legal Writing Grace Hum co-published "Legal Writing Professors Morphing into Contract Drafting Professors." Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Joshua Davis co-authored an article in the BYU Law Review. Adjunct Professor Mark Tuft authored a book chapter in Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Literary Property Course Handbook Series. Dorraine Zief Law Library Director Ronald Wheeler is serving as a convening member of the Digital Public Library of America Content & Scope Workstream. 

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Press Clippings

"Fowl Language: Companies Squawk About Who Gets ‘Tweet’"
Featuring Senior Professor J. Thomas McCarthy
Wall Street Journal

"Suit: Government is Failing to Protect Earth’s Atmosphere"
Featuring Professor Alice Kaswan
Daily Journal

"FAQ: Which Social Networks Fight for Your Rights?"
Featuring Professor Susan Freiwald
PCWorld

"U.S. Sweep Nets Private Email Addresses"
Featuring Professor Susan Freiwald
Al Jazeera

"San Francisco’s Special Education Classes Disproportionately Filled with Minority Students"
Featuring Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic Patricia Fitzsimmons
San Francisco Examiner

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Dean's Corner

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_ Jeffrey S. Brand

The University of San Francisco School of Law has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1912 when it opened its doors in a small building on Market Street. There, a few faculty members taught just 39 students. Nearly 100 years and three locations later, the law school is now housed in two beautiful buildings, with more than 700 JD and LLM students, and approximately 40 full-time faculty and program directors who inspire students to make a difference in a the world, as thousands of our graduates have done for nearly a century. As legal educators, we have a responsibility to fan those flames despite the challenging economic and political times. Indeed, we are all lucky and privileged to engage in the study and practice of law with the opportunity to become the kind of lawyers that this law school has trained for nearly 100 years. To commemorate this tradition, the USF School of Law Centennial Celebration will kick off next fall. A full year of events for our community is being planned and you can stay up to date on everything at the law centennial site. A centennial book of history and photos is in the works, so if you have stories, photos or other historical items to share please email us at lawcentennial@usfca.edu. We look forward to connecting with you as we toast 100 years of educating for justice.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey S. Brand

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Professor Tim Iglesias, an expert in housing and property law, has served on the USF law faculty since 2001.

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On the Job

Hon. Robert L. Dossee ’60 (Ret.) was featured in the Daily Journal. Hon. Maria Elena James ’78 was featured in The Recorder. Gregory Wood ’87 has joined the board of directors of Steinway Musical Instruments. Stephen Akerley ’92 has joined Dechert LLP’s Silicon Valley office as a partner. Tanya Tudor ’95 joined Nixon Peabody LLP’s global tax practice as counsel. Matthew Hawk ’03 has been promoted to partner at Gordon & Rees LLP. John H. Corcoran ’07 has launched the San Rafael-based Corcoran Law Firm.

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