Faculty

Our work law and justice faculty go beyond the classroom, sharing their years of research, thinking, and practice on the most pressing matters of today. You’ll learn from faculty who are testifying before Congress, starting initiatives to reduce discrimination and harassment, writing notable books, including casebooks, and practicing in industries and courthouses across the country to make a difference in the field. You’ll partner with our faculty in passionate discussions and writing, advocacy, and evidence-based work, honing your skills and deepening your knowledge.

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Tristin Green

Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-6583

USF Law Professor, Dean’s Circle Scholar, and Co-Director of USF's Work Law and Justice Program, Tristin Green specializes in laws affecting inequality, especially employment discrimination law. She brings to her teaching and her scholarship a background in journalism and sociology, and an interest in human relations and in the ways in which laws and contexts shape those relations. Her research and teaching interests include feminist legal theory, employment discrimination, race, gender and...

Education:

BS, UC Los Angeles, MSJ, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, JD, UC Berkeley

Expertise:

Employment Discrimination, Equality - Race, Sex, Disability

Maria L Ontiveros

Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-5365

Professor Maria Linda Ontiveros is the Co-Director of USF's Work Law and Justice Program and focuses her scholarly work on employment law with an emphasis on immigrant workers' rights. She publishes and presents regularly on a variety of related topics, including the history of immigrant workers, workplace harassment of women of color, organized labor, immigrants and the Thirteenth Amendment, and access to education for children of undocumented workers. Ontiveros is co–author of Employment...

Education:

AB, UC Berkeley, MILR, Cornell University, JD, Harvard University, JSD, Stanford University

Expertise:

Discrimination - Race, Employment Law, Immigration, Labor and Employment Law, Latino Issues

Michelle Travis

Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-5869

Professor Michelle Travis is a Dean’s Circle Scholar and Co-Director of USF's Work Law and Justice Program. She specializes in employment law with a focus on disability discrimination, sex discrimination, and work/family balance. Her interdisciplinary scholarship uses social cognition and sociology research to reveal how antidiscrimination law could be used to eliminate structural, organizational, and cognitive biases in the workplace. She regularly speaks on these topics around the country,...

Education:

BA, Cornell University, JD, Stanford University

Expertise:

Employment Law, Employment Discrimination Law, Work/Family Law

Donald C. Carroll

Part-Time Faculty
(415) 362-0241

Professor Carroll is president of the Law Offices of Carroll & Scully, Inc., San Francisco, representing unions and workers for some 55 years. The firm also represents trustees of Taft-Hartley trusts for pension, health, apprenticeship, and other types of plans providing employee benefits. 

Education:

BA, St. Patrick's College, JD, University of San Francisco, LLM, Georgetown University

Shounak S. Dharap

Part-Time Faculty
(415) 801-9934

Shounak Dharap is a plaintiffs’ attorney at The Arns Law Firm. Shounak represents working families, consumers, and other injured people through complex litigation in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration. His practice areas include labor and employment, consumer privacy and fraud, and financial elder abuse. He also represents families in wrongful death actions, as well as wildfire cases against PG&E. His passion is in the area of labor and employment, where he has litigated gig...

Education:

USF School of Law, JD, 2016, UC Santa Cruz, BA in English, 2012

Julie Erickson

Part-Time Faculty

Julie is a founding partner of Erickson Kramer Osborne. Julie’s practice focuses on all phases of complex class action litigation. She exclusively represents plaintiffs in a diverse set of state and national class actions involving consumer fraud, employment/wage and hour violations, and elder abuse disputes in both federal and state courts. Her areas of expertise include employment misclassification, false advertising, and the issue of forced arbitration.