New Clinic Project Provides Legal Assistance to Start-Ups 
Budding entrepreneurs and start-up companies on a budget now have access to free legal services thanks to the USF School of Law’s new Entrepreneurial Ventures Legal Services Project. The project is a collaborative effort between the school’s Investor Justice, Employment, Internet and Intellectual Property, and Mediation law clinics. 

Dean's Corner

John TrasviñaDear Friends,

I’m excited to share the news about our latest law clinic project, which brings together the expertise of four clinics to provide start-ups with coordinated legal support. The law clinics are central to our hands-on legal training program, providing students with real-world lawyering experience. At the same time, they expand access to justice in the community and were among the key attractions for me in becoming dean. I encourage you to read our latest Clinics Report for highlights from the past year in all seven of our clinics. 

I hope you will join me at one of our upcoming events, either locally at Reunion and our Holiday Luncheon, or at our many regional alumni events. I look forward to getting to know you and many of our alumni so we can best support you as we together navigate changes in the legal profession.

John Trasviña 



Professor Michelle Travis Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship
Professor Michelle Travis has been named associate dean for faculty scholarship, replacing Joshua Davis, who is the new associate dean for academic affairs.

Prof. Nice Featured in Harvard Book on Best Law Teachers
Herbst Foundation Professor of Law Julie Nice is one of a select set of law professors nationwide profiled inWhat the Best Law Teachers Do, published this month by Harvard University Press.


Save the Date: Holiday Luncheon and Alum of the Year Award
Join us to celebrate the holidays and honor Alum of the Year Stephen A. Hamill ’78. We honor him for serving as an inspiration as a lawyer and engaged community member, and for his and his family’s incredible generosity to the USF School of Law, enhancing students’ skills training opportunities through diverse clinics and faculty opportunities.

Call for Volunteer Judges for the Advocate of the Year Competition
The Moot Court Board of the USF School of Law invites you to participate as a judge in the 2013 Advocate of the Year Competition (AYC). To register, visit our AYC Volunteer registration page. If you are interested in coaching one of our competition teams or volunteering for a future competition, please check out our Moot Court Volunteer page.






October 11
Alumni and Friends Reception at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California in San Jose

October 26
Reunion Gala – All classes invited

October 30
Meet the Dean Alumni Reception in Reno, NV

Class Notes

Kathleen E. Foote ’75will be honored as Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California in October 2013. Hon. James Mize ’74 has been selected as Judge of the Year by the Family Law Section of the State Bar. J. Gregg Miller Jr. ’98 has joined the land use and real estate group at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass as a partner.

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Faculty Spotlight

Professor Susan Freiwald authored “The Davis Good Faith Rule and Getting Answers to the Questions Jones Left Open” for the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology. She authored “Managing the Muddled Mass of Big Data,” discussing the nature of large databases and how they can be organized for legal needs, and was selected to present her insight of the article at the Big Data and Privacy: Making Ends Meet forum offered by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. She also participated in numerous media interviews regarding recent government surveillance, including in The Washington PostNPRPC World New Zealandand KTVU Channel 2.

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Law Blogs

The Link Between Guantanamo and Syria
Prof. Peter Jan Honisgberg identifies the intersection between America’s threatening events in Syria and our treatment of the men in Guantanamo. In both scenarios, he argues, the rule of law is ignored and abandoned.

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In the News

Videotaping Bill Hopes To Quash Coerced Confessions
Featuring Prof. Richard Leo
San Diego Union-Tribune

2 Years for Law School? 
Featuring Dean John Trasviña
Inside Higher Ed
Interview Discussing Undocumented Law Graduate (Part 1)(Part 2) 
Featuring Prof. Bill Ong Hing
KGO Radio

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