Publications & Webinars
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 422-4409.
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. To receive a print copy of the Viewbook, please contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or (415) 422-6586.
As a center for legal discussion and debate, USF Law is proud to host a webinar series showcasing our esteemed faculty and alumni as they share insights from their fields of study and practice.
Please visit USF School of Law's Webinar Playlist on Youtube to view the full list of recordings.
The USF Lawyer is a full-color magazine published semiannually 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.
Fall 2020 ISSUE
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Alumnus Ming Chin's Career of Service, From Vietnam to the California Supreme Court
Accomplished litigator and advocate Matthew Liebman named Justice for Animals chair.
A Tale From Two Cities
David Sutton ‘08 takes a holistic approach to advocacy in the Federal Public Defender’s Office.
Eli Wagner ‘11 keeps Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on the straight and narrow.
Fall 2019 ISSUE
A New Era
Susan Freiwald is the 19th dean of the School of Law — and its first female dean.
Before they came to law school, they excelled at most anything they pursued. Now, they are the USF Law Provost Scholars.
Josh Binder '01 walks the leading edge of entertainment law.
One to Watch
Linda Szabados ’20 is a first-generation college graduate who came to USF School of Law to pursue her passion for antitrust, consumer protection, and privacy law.
Fall 2018 ISSUE
Meeting their Match
USF’s Alumni Mentor Program builds connection and launches law students’ careers
Shaping Tomorrow by Leading Today
Susan Freiwald gets to work as USF School of Law’s interim dean
Michael Withey ’71 writes about the long journey for justice after the murder of two of his friends
SPRING 2018 ISSUE
Law on the Edge
USF lawyers are paving the way for the latest in tech
Changing the World, Worldwide
Across 46 states and 60 countries, USF School of Law graduates are making their mark in the legal profession and beyond
Linda Chan ’78 remembers how her father, the first Asian American to practice law in California, fought discrimination — and won
FALL 2017 ISSUE
Open Minds Open Doors
To thrive in today’s legal industry, embrace your options, advises leading recruiter Stacy Miller Azcarate ’96
Her Dream Career Began with an LLM in Taxation
Cassandra Banks LLM ’16 launched her dream career with a USF LLM in Taxation
Edward J. Imwinkelried ’69 says it’s time to rethink the rules of evidence
Spring 2017 ISSUE
From Cases to Courses
Alumni turned adjuncts give back in the classroom
We are what we believe by Jonathan Madison ’16
Fall 2016 ISSUE
Write an Article, Make an Impact
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the USF Law Review
Rescued from the Brink of Death: A Refugee’s Gratitude by Lauren Vuong '99
SPRING 2016 ISSUE
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Rising and Shining
How six alumni found opportunity right outside our door
Breakthrough Nonprofit Helps Neighbors in Need
USFers bring universal legal aid to the poor and marginalized in Bayview-Hunters Point
From a Personal Tragedy, a Global Remedy by Alex Gerould '92
FALL 2015 ISSUE
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Can Taxes Change the World?
In a global economy where everything is connected, taxes are everyone’s business. Here, leading experts from USF’s new graduate tax program tackle the myriad implications of tax law.
“You Have to Learn to be a Leader"
Sal Torres ’88 places law at the center of his eclectic career.
There’s No Guarantee of Anonymity: Genetic databases hold risks for genetic identity theft and privacy invasion, by Ifeoma Ajunwa ’07
Fall 2014 Issue
Civil Rights Roundtable
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, leading lawyers and legal scholars consider what’s needed for true equality.
Mediating for Stronger Start-ups, by Carole Bellis ’96
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former deans and current faculty spanning five decades explore critical issues in legal education as part of centennial roundtable discussions.
The Opposite of Poverty, by Peter Toren '85
Fall 2011 Issue
From the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons to immigration reform to death penalty law, USF faculty scholarship is making an impact and driving reform.
As assistant general manager of the New York Yankees, Jean Afterman ’91 is one of the most powerful women in Major League Baseball.
Liberty and Individual Responsibility, by Justice Ming Chin BA ’64, JD ’67
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.
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.
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.