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USF School of Law: October 2011 E-Newsletter
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CLGJ Report Explores Conditions in Haiti


The Center for Law and Global Justice has co-published a report that explores conditions in Haiti's displacement camps after the devastating earthquake in January 2010. Read More »


USF Symposium Examines Clean Technology and the Law

Legal practitioners, professors, policymakers, and private industry leaders gathered at the University of San Francisco on Oct. 1 for the symposium "Clean Technology and the Law: The Legal Infrastructure for Promoting the Development and Dissemination of Clean Technologies." Read More »

American Lawyer Recognizes McCarthy

The American Lawyer named Senior Professor J. Thomas McCarthy one of the 25 most influential persons in the intellectual property field.
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PILF Grantees Gain Experience, Knowledge

This summer 27 law students participated in local, national, and international internships funded by the USF School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation. Read More »

BLSA Retreat Emphasizes Academic Success

The Western Regional Black Law Students Association's Northern Sub-Region Academic Retreat took place at the University of San Francisco School of Law on Sept. 25. Read More »

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Faculty Focus

Associate Professor Richard Leo co-authored an article on false confessions published in the Journal of Psychiatry and Law. Associate Professor Deborah M. Hussey Freeland presented "Lawyers and the Ethics of Representation" at Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Joshua Davis co-authored "Antitrust, Class Certification, and the Politics of Procedure," published in the George Mason Law Review. Professor Bill Ong Hing is the author of "Systemic Failure: Mental Illness, Detention, and Deportation," published in the spring 2010 UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy. Professor Alice Kaswan presented "Sea Level Rise and Equity: A Domestic Perspective" during a University of Oregon Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics Conference.

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Dean’s Corner

_ Jeffrey S. Brand

Next week the law school will hold its annual Fall Reunion Gala and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Hundreds have registered already (click here to see who's coming), and I look forward to seeing many of you there.

The reunion coincides with the university's Fall Fest weekend Oct. 22–24 for all alumni and families featuring a host of events, from athletic events to luncheons to lectures. As part of the weekend's activities, I will give a Fall Fest Community Lecture titled "Educating With a Global Perspective: Multimedia Notes from the Field" on Saturday. I invite you to join me for coffee and conversation, and through photos, videos, blogs, and tweets, to hear from my perspective about how the law school and the university are preparing our students to be global citizens for their own well being and hopefully to promote the common good.

As you'll see in this edition of the e-newsletter, there's a lot happening at the law school—from academic symposia, panel discussions, and debates to the publication of a critical report on Haiti and national recognition of our faculty and programs. I hope you find the vibrancy of our community inspiring. We could not do it without your help. Please stay in touch.


Jeffrey S. Brand


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Meet Professor Rhonda Magee, who focuses her scholarly work on race law and policy as well as on humanizing legal education and the practice of law.

On the Job

Hon. Mary E. Wiss BA '72, JD '81, and Hon. Maria Elena James '78 were honored by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Hon. Mary Jane Theis '74 has been selected to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court. Barbara W. Moser '90 was selected by the readers of J., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, as San Francisco's Best Attorney. Tobias Lester '02 is one of five candidates running for the Walnut Creek School District Board. Sun Kim '08 has been hired as an associate legal officer for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Phillip Seltzer '09 has joined the MBV Law LLP's intellectual property practice as an associate in San Francisco.

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