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USF Law December 2009 E-Newsletter
Seven USF law students and graduates were honored with scholarships from the California State Bar Foundation at the 2009 Scholarship Reception. USF is one of only a few law schools to receive seven or more scholarships in a single year since the program’s inception. More »
Symposium Examines Changing Job Market for Lawyers
Nearly 300 people gathered at the University of San Francisco Sept. 17 for a day-long symposium examining the changing legal employment landscape. More »
Symposium Explores Antitrust Enforcement in Pharmaceutical Industry
The USF School of Law’s Lawyers, Drugs, and Money symposium featured antitrust enforcement leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, including Columbia Law School Professor C. Scott Hemphill and UC Hastings College of the Law Professor Robin Feldman. More »
2009 Reunion Gala
The law school’s annual fall reunion will bring together members of all classes ending in ’4 and ’9. The celebration will feature dinner, live music, and dancing at the Westin San Francisco.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m., Cocktails | 7:30 p.m., Dinner
Location: Westin San Francisco | 50 Third Street (at Market), San Francisco
Tickets are $60 per person. To see who else is coming and to register click here.
McCarthy Institute Symposium: The Brand as Property: Trademark Law and Its Challenges in the New Era
This conference will explore cutting-edge issues in domestic and international trademark law. Panel discussions will address the trademark use doctrine, the Madrid Protocol, the recent eBay decisions, and advances in Chinese trademark law. The conference is sponsored by the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Microsoft Corporation, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and Unitalen.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009
Time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: McLaren Complex, University of San Francisco
For information or to register, click here.
Public Interest Law Foundation Gala Auction and Award Ceremony
The Sixth Annual PILF Gala Auction and Award Ceremony will honor California Supreme Court Associate Justice Carlos R. Moreno and raise funds for public interest internships.
Date: Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: Kendrick Hall
For information or to register, click here.
WLC Networking Cocktail Reception
The USF Women Lawyers Committee invites alumni to attend a networking cocktail reception sponsored by Hanson Bridgett LLP. The 2009 USF Women Lawyers Committee Scholarship for Transitional Students will be presented by the Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong ’77 to Maya Kevin 1L.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanson Bridgett LLP, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor
Alumni/Student Mixer
Join fellow alumni and students for a happy hour networking event. See old classmates, connect with law students, and find out about law school developments from faculty and staff.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
Time: 5 to 7 p.m. (Stay later for Bar Night)
Location: Ducca at Westin San Francisco, 50 Third Street, San Francisco
Admission is free and includes appetizers and one drink ticket per USF law alum or student. No need to RSVP.
Press Clippings
"Virtual Law Firms Thinking Outside the Legal Box"
Featuring Dean Jeffrey Brand
Nashville Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times, and other regional business journals
"Boxer-Kerry: Integrating Regulation and Cap-and-Trade"
By Professor Alice Kaswan
"Stay Granted in Double-Murder Trial"
Featuring Associate Professor Richard Leo
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus
Faculty Focus
Professor Emeritus Paul McKaskle authored "Rights to Thoughts, Speech, and Assembly," published in the Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Professor Tim Iglesias authored the book chapter "Our Pluralist Housing Ethics & Public-Private Partnerships for Affordable Housing," which was published in Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships in September. Associate Professor Deborah Hussey Freeland presented "Speaking Science to Law: Ethical Considerations" at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division. Associate Professor Maya Manian authored "The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making," published by the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy (2009).
On the Job
Martin "Pete" Murphy Sr. ’61 was profiled in a Catholic San Francisco article. Hon. Ming W. Chin ’64, associate justice of the California Supreme Court, was recognized as Jurist of the Year at the California Judicial Council’s 2009 Winners of Distinguished Service Awards. Paul S. Speranza Jr. ’71, general counsel of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., was recently featured in the business section of The National Law Journal. Rena Denham ’82 is the associate dean of instruction at the Table Rock campus of Rogue Community College. Mark F. Bruce ’92, a partner at Bruce & Trachok, P.C., was elected president of the 1,300-member Washoe County Bar Association in Reno, Nev. Troy C. Ware ’07 serves as one of three counsels to Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) on the Senate judiciary committee.
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Deans Corner

Dear Alumni and Friends:

The USF School of Law is hosting a number of dynamic symposia this semester, bringing leading scholars and practitioners to campus to discuss pressing legal issues, from antitrust enforcement in the pharmaceutical industry to emerging questions in trademark law. On Sept. 25, distinguished speakers from great law schools, offices of attorneys’ general, respected law firms, public agencies, and NGO’s gathered on campus for Lawyers, Drugs, and Money: A Prescription for Antitrust Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Their willingness to fight the good fight made me particularly proud to welcome them to our law school, where we teach students that courageous lawyering can make us a better country. In this issue of @USFLAW, you’ll also read about our Sept. 17 legal employment symposium, which brought together law students, lawyers, headhunters, and media. Some were seeking jobs, some were looking to hire, and all were curious about what the new landscape means for the practice of law. Read more about the symposium on my blog here or check out my ‘tweets’ here. And next up is The Brand as Property: Trademark Law and its Challenges in the New Era on Nov. 4, which the law school is hosting with support from Microsoft, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and leading Chinese law firm Unitalen. I am proud of these and other engaging symposia taking place at USF. They are diverse but share a common goal of working for the common good and for the good of our profession, particularly during this time of economic crisis.

- Dean Jeffrey Brand

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