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The road to graduating law school for Katiuska Pimentel JD ’23 has been filled with financial hardships and family losses, and that has fueled her commitment to use her USF law degree to support others.

March 2, 2023
Passion for Justice

The 2023 Law Review Symposium, titled The Future of Prosecution, brought together panels of distinguished experts to discuss the role of the prosecutor.

February 15, 2023
Faculty & Staff Achievements

As labor and employment law Professor Maria Linda Ontiveros considers retirement in May, she points to her Mexican grandparents, Houston-born parents, and icons including farmworker advocates Dolores Huerta and Monica Ramirez as seminal influences leading her to hone in on immigrant workers' rights.

January 31, 2023
Engaged Learning

The ink is barely dry on paperwork to ensconce the Blockchain Law for Social Good Center within USF, and founder Professor Michele Neitz’s Spring 2023 class on Blockchain Technology and the Law is already at capacity, with 8 students on a waitlist.

January 19, 2023
Engaged Learning

As a young lawyer feeling the stress of competing client and senior attorneys’ demands, Professor Rhonda Magee recalls getting calls on a Thursday night with new deadlines that would upend her weekend. Add the fact she was one of only a handful of women and the only Black lawyer in the law office, plus the demands of a relationship. In this storm’s eye, Magee found mindfulness essential in prioritizing obligations, acknowledging when to demand more time or seek assistance.

November 15, 2022
Engaged Learning

There are law professors who identify as scholars first. Other professors identify as practitioners first. I identify as a teacher first. For me, teaching is the greatest job in the world. Nothing could have been more exhilarating.

November 1, 2022
Passion for Justice

The six USF Law alumni serving as chief public defenders in California are changing the system from the inside out.

October 26, 2022
Engaged Learning

What do you do when your dreams are big but your budget is small?

October 24, 2022
Engaged Learning

In a new program, USF Law brings better writing to the field of tax law.

October 21, 2022
Equipped to Lead and Succeed

Growing up, Sophia Abebe didn’t know a single lawyer. Raised in Northern Virginia by parents who immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia, she believes her self-discipline has helped her achieve many goals, including becoming a law student.

October 20, 2022