Friday, October 03, 2014

          Thinkers & Doers: October 3, 2014

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves September 27 through October 3, 2014.
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          As the Founding Director of The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, Professor Joan C. Williams has been studying gender discrimination in the workplace for well over a decade.

          Media Roundup

          Professor Joan C. Williams wrote an article for BRW. Reduce your gender bias, the lean start-up way.

          Professor Rory Little wrote an argument preview for SCOTUSblog: How many brake lights need to be working on your car?

          Judge Wu of the Central District cited two of Jeffrey Lefstin’s works in a recent opinion on subject matter eligibility under § 101, McRo, Inc. v. Activision Publishing, Inc. 

          Adjunct Professor Mark D’Argenio wrote an article for the Recorder about in limine motions. Get Specific With In Limine Motions.

          Professor Robin Feldman’s "Coming of Age for the Federal Circuit" was featured in SSRN's Weekly Top 5 Papers.

          The Honorable Lois Haight ’65, Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge, and The Honorable Lisa Hart Cole ‘85, LA County Superior Court Judge, were profiled in the Recorder. Not available online.

          Coralie Matayoshi ’81 was featured in an interview with PBS Hawaii.

          Bob Teaze ’58, an attorney who helped get the San Diego stadium built, passed away at the age of 88. His obituary in the U-T San Diego.

          Professor Ahmed Ghappour was interviewed for a segment on APR’s Marketplace radio show: The Battle Over Which Company Has Your Number.

          The Startup Legal Garage’s pro bono client Stacklead, was acquired by LinkedIn. Stacklead is Joining Linked In.

          The AALS is featuring the Startup Legal Garage on its list of "Innovative & Other Outstanding Programs."

          A Media Matters article about the unaccompanied minors crisis cited the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies. No Civil Rights For Them: Right-Wing Media Don't Think Unaccompanied Minors Deserve Lawyers.

          George Roberts ’69 was mentioned on AbovetheLaw.com as one of the Richest Lawyers in America. Meet the Richest Lawyers in America (2014).

          Adjunct Professor Mark Perlmutter wrote a JDSupra post. Don’t Try This Law School Trick at Home: How to Squelch Emotions.

          Professor David Levine was quoted in an article about renegade defense attorney Tony Serra. A Platform for a Cause.

          Timothy M. Kratz ‘81 joined Jackson Lewis, one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, in the firm’s Denver office as shareholder.

          KCG and Kohler Law Group Partner to Provide Affordable Legal for Startups mentions that many of the participants in the program attended UC Hastings.

          Professor Karen Musalo was quoted in an article about U.S. immigration policy for Central American refugees, The US wants to help Central Americans — by letting fewer refugees in.

          College Scholarships for Morongo tribe members funded by the late Rodney T. Mathews, Jr. ‘83 were announced. 4 Students Who Won College Scholarships from the Morongo Band.

          The LA Times announced that Hilary Potashner ’93 was appointed federal public defender for L.A. region. Hilary Potashner appointed federal public defender for L.A. region.

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