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Three Law Faculty Members Receive University Merit Awards

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Stephen Hamill ’78 Elected Chair of USF Board of TrusteesStory
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USF Law December 2009 E-Newsletter
The USF School of Law welcomed a new class of 272 first-year law students who were chosen from nearly 4,000 applicants. More »
USF Ranked in Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanics
Hispanic Business magazine recognized the University of San Francisco School of Law as one of the top 10 law schools for Hispanics in 2009. More »
Iglesias Participates in Immersion Trip to El Salvador
USF School of Law Professor Tim Iglesias joined University of San Francisco faculty and staff during a summer immersion trip to El Salvador that brought participants face-to-face with their own economic privilege. More »
Public Interest Internships Enrich Students
This summer, 26 USF law students engaged in Public Interest Law Foundation sponsored internships at locations as diverse as the San Francisco Public Defender Office, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Homeless Action Center, and the Children's Law Center in Los Angeles. 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
Legal Employment Symposium
As the global recession sends shockwaves through the legal sector, altering operating procedures for law firms and the expectations of law students and lawyers alike, the USF School of Law presents the "Legal Employment Symposium: How to Navigate the Changing Legal Landscape from the Ground Up." The symposium will feature four panels with prominent legal commentators and practitioners, including those who have pursued alternative careers.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: McClaren Conference Complex, University of San Francisco
Lawyers, Drugs, and Money: A Prescription for Antitrust Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry
This symposium, sponsored by the USF School of Law Center for Law and Ethics, will include five panels addressing cutting-edge issues relevant to the enforcement of antitrust laws in the pharmaceutical industry.
Date: Friday, Sept. 25, 2009
Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Fromm Conference Center, University of San Francisco
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
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 to Maya Kevin 1L.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hanson Bridgett LLP, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor
Press Clippings
"The Talk of the Town: The Wrong Guys"
Featuring Associate Professor Richard Leo
The New Yorker
"Obama Moves to Repeal Same Sex Marriage Ban"
Featuring Professor Julie Nice
KFSN ABC 30 (Fresno)
"The Witness to Guantanamo Project: In-Depth Filmed Interviews of Former Guantanamo Detainees"
By Professor Peter Jan Honigsberg
The Huffington Post
"Gascon Urges More ‘Creative Ideas’"
Featuring Professor Bob Talbot
San Francisco Examiner
"Why a Cap-and-Trade System Needs a Regulatory Backstop"
By Professor Alice Kaswan
"Housing Fair Offers Help"
Featuring Adjunct Professor Shirley Hochhausen
San Mateo Daily Journal
Faculty Focus
E.L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor in Tax Daniel Lathrope published Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation with James J. Freeland, Stephen A. Lind, and Richard B. Stephens (Foundation Press, 2009). Professor Rhonda Magee authored "Competing Narratives, Competing Jurisprudences: Are Law Schools Racist? And the Case for an Integral Critical Approach to Thinking, Talking, Writing, and Teaching About Race," published in the University of San Francisco Law Review (spring 2009). Professor Jack Garvey authored "Resolving Boundary Disputes in California: A Radical Reassessment in Light of Proposition 13," published in the University of San Francisco Law Review (spring 2009). Professor Michelle Travis presented "The Legal ‘Back Door’ to Work-Family Balance" at the Sixth International Carework Conference held at UC Hastings College of the Law.
On the Job
James P. Collins ’65 has returned to the O’Reilly Law Firm in San Mateo. Florence C. Fee ’73, founder and president of No Health Without Mental Health (NHMH), is seeking law graduates for the NHMH board of directors. Jill Ravitch ’87, a Mendocino County chief deputy district attorney, has announced her candidacy for Sonoma County district attorney. Tamara Lawson ’95 authored "A Shift Towards Gender Equality in Prosecutions: Realizing Legitimate Enforcement of Crimes Committed Against Women in Municipal and International Criminal Law" in the winter 2009 edition of Southern Illinois University Law Journal. Peter Roos ’01 wrote the score for the short film Look Both Ways, which won Best Music at the Seven Day Film Festival in San Francisco.
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Deans Corner

Dear Alumni and Friends:

The work we do as legal educators is not to be taken lightly: we are stewarding the great tradition of this law school and preparing our students for the critical role that they will play in society, the importance of which is emphasized by the serious challenges to the rule of law in this country and around the globe since the turn of the new century.

Few will forget the momentous events of the last year including the economic collapse as school got underway. The crisis dramatically affected the way we went about our business, prompting concern for students and alumni as the job market deteriorated. Our efforts to support students and alumni continue this week at our legal employment symposium titled "Navigating the Changing Legal Landscape from the Ground Up."

The presence and participation of so many distinguished practitioners in this symposium makes us hopeful that the legal profession, though buffeted by the crosswinds of an unfriendly economy and substantial changes in employment opportunities, will emerge more exciting, diverse, and in tune with the lives of those of us who choose to practice and pursue justice into the future.

- Dean Jeffrey Brand

Loan Repayment Program Assists Alumni
The USF School of Law's Keta Taylor Colby Public Interest Program, also referred to as the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), has funds available to individuals who received their JD degrees between December 2004 and May 2009 and are working in the public interest field. If eligible, the program assists with law school and undergraduate loan payments. The LRAP guidelines and application are available here. The deadline to apply for the program is Oct. 1.


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