Friday, September 26, 2014

          Thinkers & Doers: Sept 26, 2014

          UC Hastings community news September 19-26, 2014.
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          Professor Hadar Aviram, appointed to National Science Foundation's Law and Social Sciences advisory panel.

          The Roundup

          • Professor Hadar Aviram has been appointed to National Science Foundation's Law and Social Sciences advisory panel.

          • 2015 Best Lawyers of the Year: Best Lawyers released its list of San Francisco’s top legal brass in an insert with the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, September 26, which includes the following alumni:
            • Antitrust Law: Bruce Simon ‘80
            • Bankruptcy Law: Randy Rogers ‘80
            • Ethics & Professional Responsibility Law: Mark Tuft ‘68
            • Health Care Law: James Dutro ‘94
            • Legal Malpractice Law- defendants: Ronald Mallen ‘67
            • Litigation- Construction: Charles Sink ‘77
            • Litigation- Labor & Employment: Leslie Levy ‘82
            • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action- Plaintiffs: Steven Sikkos ‘90
            • Non-profits/Charities Law: Cynthia Rowland ‘88
            • Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants: Matthew Conant ‘80
            • Product Liability Litigation- Plaintiffs: Khaldoun Baghdadi ‘97
            • Public Finance Law: Ronald Lee ‘94
            • Real Estate Law: David Van Atta ‘69
            • Trusts & Estates Law: John Hartog ’79 & W. Scott Thomas ‘74
            • Workers Compensation Law- Claimants: Brett Borah ‘79

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