Passion for Justice

Four Accomplished Scholars Join USF Faculty

The new faculty are Julie Nice and Bill Hing, who were visiting professors at USF this year, Daniel Lathrope, who joins USF from UC Hastings, and Tristin Green, who will be visiting from Seton Hall University School of Law.

"The new hires join a great faculty and bring with them of wealth of expertise including constitutional law, poverty law, employment law, immigration law, evidence, and tax," Dean Jeffrey Brand said. "The fact that all are coming from well-respected institutions to be at USF demonstrates the quality and dynamism of our law school and the fact that it is a true 'destination' law school for faculty who rank among the best in the country. We are thrilled and proud."

Nice, who previously held the Delaney Chair at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, is a constitutional law scholar who specializes in poverty law and sexuality law. She joins USF as the Herbst Foundation Professor of Law. She has received 10 awards for her teaching and has made more than 80 scholarly presentations. Her publications include articles in Cornell Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, Georgetown Journal on Poverty & Policy, and Denver University Law Review. She is lead author of Poverty Law: Theory and Practice (West).

"I'm honored and delighted to be named the Herbst Foundation Professor of Law at USF," Nice said. "The entire USF community exudes a genuine commitment to both excellence and justice--a truly rare combination. Aspiring to achieve the highest level of skill to make the world a better place--that's what USF is all about."

Hing is a USF School of Law alumnus (class of 1974) who formerly taught at the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he is now a professor emeritus. He is the author of numerous publications on immigration and race relations. These include Ethical Borders-NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration (Temple University Press, 2009), Deporting Our Souls—Morality, Values, and Immigration Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Defining America Through Immigration Policy (Temple University Press, 2004), and To Be An American: Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation (NYU Press, 1997), winner of the Outstanding Academic Book by the librarians' journal Choice. He is the founder of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

"USF has a bright and energetic faculty that I look forward to joining," Hing said. "I have been very impressed by the school's goal of training lawyers with a commitment to professionalism and excellence."

Lathrope, a former dean and professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, is a preeminent tax law scholar. He will be the E.L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor in Tax, a new endowed chair position at USF. Lathrope has taught in the graduate tax programs at New York University and the University of Florida. He is author of Global Issues in Income Taxation (Thomson West, 2008), The Alternative Minimum Tax: Compliance and Planning with Analysis (Warren, Gorham and Lamont, 1994–2008), and co-author of Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation, Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation, Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation, and Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation (Foundation Press, 2008).

"The quality of the students and faculty combine to make the Law School a wonderful place to teach and do research," Lathrope said. "I am extremely excited to have the chance to come to USF to be part of the tradition and mission of the law school."

Green, a Bay Area native, specializes in employment discrimination law and civil procedure. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between organizational structures and individual biases and stereotypes and on the legal implications of understanding discrimination as a relational problem. Her articles have appeared in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, California Law Review, and North Carolina Law Review. She was also recently a visiting faculty member at University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

"USF manages to maintain a truly unique balance on its faculty between commitment to scholarship and dedication to teaching," Green said. "The diversity of the student body and the strong culture of public service among the students and faculty alike are also big draws."