Thursday, September 11, 2014
Thinkers & Doers
Thinkers & Doers: Sept 11, 2014
UC Hastings community news September 5-11, 2014.
3L Clifton Smoot, part of this week's SF Weekly feature story.
Go to News Archive
- Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu was featured in the cover story of SF Weekly which reported on his bold leadership and generosity along with his motorcycle collection, his views on race, and several innovative programs taking place at UC Hastings. Professor Marsha Cohen, Board of Trustee Secretary Debra F. Bogaards ‘81, 3L Clifton Smoot, Morgan Muir ’12, and former Startup Legal Garage Fellow Nnena Ukuku were all quoted in the article. Schooled, Indebt, Struggling & Broke: There Are Too Many Lawyers. What’s One Law School Dean To Do? Above The Law also included mention of the story in Non-Sequiturs: 09.10.14.
- Professor Hadar Aviram joined Against the Grain on KPFA to discuss her new book from University of California Press, Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment. Listen: http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/1011/wed-91014-realpunitik.
- Jeff Adachi ‘85 announced on September 10, 2014 that the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office will help scores of homeless and low-income veterans clean up their criminal records and lift outstanding warrants and fines on Saturday at East Bay Stand Down. See: http://eastbaystanddown.org/
- Dan Cunha ‘09 was mentioned in an article in The Recorder in his position as corporate counsel for the restaurant reservation service Open Table. Impact GC: John Orta, OpenTable
- Professor Joan C. Williams authored an article in Harvard Business Review about how to increase diversity in the tech sector: Hacking Tech’s Diversity Problem
- Juliana Maio ’78 was featured in a profile on the blog Career 2.0 about launching her first work of historical fiction after decades working in entertainment law. Juliana Maio: From Hollywood Contracts to Espionage on the Nile
- Professor Richard Zitrin was profiled in the Fall 2014 issue of San Francisco Attorney. The article discussed his role in drafting bipartisan legislation for the U.S. Senate, his pro bono activities and his work life balance. (Not available online.)
- Matt Derstine ’87, a member at Roshka DeWulf & Patten in Phoenix, AZ was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton added Adjunct Professor James Smith '97 as Counsel on the Labor and Employment Team in San Francisco.
- Blaine Bookey ‘09, Associate Director and Staff Attorney at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies appeared on NPR, speaking about the immigration board ruling stating that domestic violence can be a reason for political asylum. Ruling grants first-ever asylum on grounds of domestic violence. She also was quoted in an article in the L.A. Times: Domestic violence ruling may help thousands of immigrants get asylum. Also in the Fresno Bee: Rekha Basu: U.S. grants Guatemalan woman sanctuary from abusive husband.
- Provost & Academic Dean Elizabeth L. Hillman and two other legal experts shared their most recent submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council in advance of its Universal Periodic Review of the United States. The submission “identifies major compliance issues” with the United States’ military justice system under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and “calls on reviewing States parties to make recommendations to the United States for remedial action.” New Submission on US Military Justice Noncompliance with the ICCPR.
- Professor Michael B. Salerno and Professor David Jung co-wrote an op-ed for the Sacramento Bee about Prop 49. Viewpoints: California Supreme Court’s Prop. 49 ruling shows arrogance.
- United Nations Plaza was positively transformed by food trucks and an open air bar last Friday night, September 8, 2014: San Francisco launches trial run of Friday night markets in UN Plaza.
- Carmelita Miller '13 has been hired by The Greenlining Institute as Legal Counsel for their Energy and Telecommunications team, focusing on energy policy.
- Lee P. Bardellini ’72 joined Hoge Fenton in San Jose. He focuses on complex real estate litigation. Hoge Fenton Real Estate Practice Grows.
- Alan Oshima ’76 was named President and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company.
Know someone who should be in Thinkers & Doers?
Please send your story tips here.
Academic Freedom at UC Hastings
The Faculty Executive Committee adopted this policy in 2011 after consultation with individual faculty members.
UC Hastings is committed to the principle that the pursuit of knowledge and the free expression of ideas is at the heart of the academic mission, whether in the classroom, in the selection of clinical projects and clients, and in research, scholarship, public presentations, and contributions to public fora. This is especially true when the ideas or subjects are unpopular or controversial in society, as orthodox ideas need no protection. No person or organization outside the academic community should be permitted to determine which ideas or projects may be explored, expressed, supported or endorsed. Read the full policy here.