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Publications

The USF School of Law publishes a variety of publications for the academic, student, and alumni communities.

To obtain copies of law school publications, contact the Office of Communications at lawcommunications@usfca.edu or (415) 422-4409.

Viewbook

Read the Viewbook

2014–2015 Issue

The Viewbook is published each year for prospective students and provides an overview of the law school's mission, degree programs, facilities, faculty, student life, and admission requirements. Click the image to the right to view an electronic version of this publication. To receive a print copy of the Viewbook, please contact the Office of Admissions at lawadmissions@usfca.edu or (415) 422-6586.

USF Lawyer

The USF Lawyer is a full-color magazine published biannually for alumni, students, and supporters of the law school. It includes feature articles on current trends in law and legal education, law school news, faculty scholarship listings, and alumni news.

Spring 2014 Issue

A Family Tradition
A USF School of Law education is a tradition for many families, passed down from one generation to the next. Meet six families whose members share a lasting connection to the law school.

Reshaping Criminal Justice
As Alameda County Public Defender, Brendon Woods ’96 is doing more than representing indigent criminal defendants. He’s also making broader policy changes that enhance the community.

Closing Argument
Learning to Celebrate You, by Cameron Cloar ’09 

 

Fall 2013 Issue

Opening Doors to Justice
With a distinguished career in public service, Dean John Trasviña is setting a path for USF's second century.

Big Battles, Big Victories
With a small legal team driven by her smart strategies, trial attorney Jessica Grant '95 prevailed recently in two hard-fought class action suits, winning verdicts totaling more than $989 million.
 
Closing Argument
Building a Career on Your Integrity, by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong '77

 

Spring 2013 Issue

Reflections on a Deanship
Faculty, students, and alumni pay tribute to Dean Jeffrey S. Brand as he steps down after 14 years.

The Road Less Traveled
Many with legal backgrounds pursue creative employment options that draw upon skills honed during their JD education. USF School of Law graduates demonstrate how their law degree opened doors to innovative and rewarding careers.
 
Closing Argument
Alone in the American Legal System, by Anna Ciesielski '06

 

Fall 2012 Issue

The First 100 Years
A look back over a century of USF legal education reveals a remarkable transformation since its founding in a small building on Market Street. 

Looking Forward
Former deans and current faculty spanning five decades explorecritical issues in legal education as part of centennial roundtable discussions.
 
Closing Argument
The Opposite of Poverty, by Peter Toren '85

 

Fall 2011 Issue

Scholarly Justice 
From the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons to immigration reform to death penalty law, USF faculty scholarship is making an impact and driving reform. 

Heavy Hitter 
As assistant general manager of the New York Yankees, Jean Afterman ’91 is one of the most powerful women in Major League Baseball. 

Closing Argument 
Liberty and Individual Responsibility, by Justice Ming Chin BA ’64, JD ’67

Previous Issues

Spring 2011Fall 2010 | Spring 2010 | Fall 2009 | Spring 2009 | Fall 2008 | Spring 2008 | July 2007 | December 2006 

Student Publications

USF Law Review

The USF Law Review is a quarterly journal of legal scholarship staffed and edited by students of the University of San Francisco School of Law. USF Law Review serves as USF's voice in the ongoing academic debate regarding the evolution of law. Each issue is typically comprised of articles by professors and practitioners and several student notes and/or comments. All articles are subjected to a rigorous editorial process in order to strengthen substance, polish tone, and ensure citation accuracy. Visit their site here.

USF Maritime Law Journal

The University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal is a student-run, biannual law journal focusing on practical legal issues arising out of navigable waters as well as an annual survey of Ninth Circuit maritime cases. It is designed as a practical guide where practitioners may gain information on the latest developments in maritime law. The journal's student editorial board selects topics that incorporate practitioners' concerns about current maritime issues, recent statutory changes, and case law developments. Visit their site here.

Intellectual Property Law Bulletin

The Intellectual Property Law Bulletin is a student-run law journal focusing on current trends in intellectual property law. It includes articles from professors, practitioners, and law students on diverse areas of intellectual property law ranging from patents to cyberspace law. It also includes a survey of key intellectual property cases in the country. Visit their site here.