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New JD and LLM Students Join USF

A new JD class, composed of 53 percent women and 46 percent students of color, and 15 LLM students from 12 countries began classes in August. More »

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Selects USF Clinic for Pilot Program

The USF School of Law is one of nine law schools nationwide recently selected to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program. More »

Library Construction Creates New Space for Faculty and Students

Substantial construction at the library this summer created additional study rooms and offices for faculty, programs, and clinics.  More »

USF School of Law Marks Centennial with New Book

The University of San Francisco School of Law Century: 100 Years of Educating for Justice describes the significant changes that have occurred since the law school’s inception in 1912. More»

Human Rights in Criminal Sentencing Project Advocates for Reform

The USF School of Law Human Rights in Criminal Sentencing Project is advocating for sentencing reforms based on its research that U.S. penal laws are out of step with the rest of the world. More»

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sept. 19 | 5 to 6 p.m.

Centennial Convocation Featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco

Thursday, Oct. 4 | 6 p.m.

Fifth Annual Diversity Reception Featuring Justice Maria P. Rivera ’74
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 405 Howard Street, San Francisco

Friday, Oct. 12 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dean’s Reception at the California Bar Association Annual Meeting
Monterey Marriott, Los Angeles Room, 350 Calle Principal, Monterey

Saturday, Nov. 3 | 6:30 p.m.

Annual Reunion Celebration
Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco

Friday, Nov. 9 | 5:30 p.m.

Ninth Annual Public Interest Law Foundation Auction and Award Ceremony Featuring David Boies
Kendrick Hall, USF School of Law

Friday, Dec. 7 | 5 p.m. registration (alumni only) | 6 p.m. ceremony

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

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Press Clippings

“Twitter and Your Privacy”
Featuring Professor Susan Freiwald
Marketplace Tech Report

“Hitting the Road: Legal Status Can Bring Driver's Licenses for Immigrants”
Featuring Professor Bill Ong Hing
KQED News

“Immigrant Driver License Bill Goes to Gov. Brown”
Featuring Professor Bill Ong Hing
San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and other papers

“Deferred Action Gives Hope to Asian Immigrants”
Featuring Professor Bill Ong Hing
Voice of America

“Red Flags: Early Warnings of Wrongful Convictions”
Featuring Professor Richard Leo
Pacific Standard

“A Porn Stash and a False Confession: How to Ruin Someone’s Life in the American Justice System”
Featuring Professor Richard Leo
Pacific Standard

“Housing a Movement: Adverse Possession in California”
Featuring Professor Tim Iglesias
Utne Reader

“Feds Join Fight to Turn Nursing Home into Apartments for Disabled Homeless”
Featuring Professor Tim Iglesias
New Orleans Times Picayune

“Attorney: Judge Going Too Far to Settle San Bruno Fire Case”
Featuring Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Joshua Davis
San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, and other papers

“Transportation Agency Might Ban Disputed Ads”
Featuring Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship Joshua Davis
San Francisco Chronicle

“400,000 Haitians Still Displaced”
Featuring Center for Law and Global Justice Assistant Director for Haiti Programs Nicole Phillips
MediaGlobal

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Dean's Corner

Jeff Brand

One hundred years ago today, on Sept. 18, 1912, the University of San Francisco School of Law opened its doors downtown in the Grant Building on the corner of Market and Seventh Streets. On that day, the school counted fewer than 50 students and just three faculty members. This week we celebrate our centennial with an official kick-off event—a Sept. 19 convocation in St. Ignatius Church featuring university and state officials and a keynote address by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. You’ll hear much more about the centennial celebration throughout the year, but for now know this: The heart of it all is a recommitment to our mission of Educating for Justice to Change the World from Here! Our mission is reflected in the work of the law school and in the work of our community, including alumni and friends like you. For that we thank you 100 times over. Happy 100th to all of us!

Sincerely,

Jeffrey S. Brand

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2012–2013 CENTENNIAL EVENTS

A dynamic calendar of events is planned for the centennial year beginning fall 2012 through spring 2013. These events include the Centennial Convocation featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a week-long 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

Charles B. Lewis ’76 and Andrew K. Gordon ’81, partners at Duane Morris LLP, have been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Alan Wilhelmy ’85 is co-author of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide. Rebecca “Bekki” Van Voorhis-Gilbert BA ’87, JD ’90, and Jason Lurie ’02 are each running for the Orinda Union School District Board of Trustees. Ron Knecht ’95 is running for reelection to the Nevada State Board of Regents in District 9.

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Featured Video



Dean’s Roundtable

On the occasion of the USF School of Law centennial, Dean Jeffrey Brand moderates a roundtable featuring former deans on the past, present, and future of the law school.

Faculty Focus

Associate Professor Deborah Hussey Freeland authored an article on the professional identity of lawyers in the Saint Louis University Public Law Review. E.L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor in Tax Daniel Lathrope published an updated edition of Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation. Marshall P. Madison Professor of Law Jesse Markham Jr. authored “Does Criminalization of Cartels Work?” in the New Journal of European Criminal Law. Professor Connie de la Vega co-authored an amicus brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court. Senior Professor J. Thomas McCarthy updated McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition.

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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.

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