Friday, October 10, 2014

          Thinkers & Doers: October 17, 2014

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves October 11 - 17, 2014.
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          Ciarán O’Sullivan '98 was honored by the California State Bar Association for his longstanding commitment to pro bono work.

          Media Roundup

          Professor Rory Little wrote 2 posts for SCOTUS blog: Argument analysis: Sometimes oral argument does not produce clarity and Argument preview: What can a federal habeas petitioner argue when defending a judgment in his favor?

          The Center for Worklife Law published a new legal treatise (available for pre-order now, publication date Nov. 2014): Family Responsibilities Discrimination by Cynthia Thomas Calvert, Joan C. Williams, and Gary Phelan (Bloomberg BNA). See http://worklifelaw.org/ for more information.

          Professor Joan C. Williams appeared on The Today Show, speaking about "the CEO of Microsoft's silly comments about women negotiating for raises." 
          She was also quoted in an article in the Globe and Mail. These dads say long work hours are costing them a full family life – so they’re opting out. She was also cited in multiple articles on Facebook and Apple's decision to offer egg-freezing benefits to female employees. Facebook, Apple to pay for fertility benefits.

          Professor Hadar Aviram published an article about the impact of same-sex marriage on the poly marriage movement in Life of the Law magazine. Smart Stuff: What Nonmonogamous Relationship Activists Can Learn from Same-Sex Marriage Success.

          Ciarán O’Sullivan '98 was honored by the California State Bar Association for his longstanding commitment to pro bono work. State Bar of California Honors Members for Pro Bono Work.

          Santiago Fernandez '80, Counsel to the LA Dodgers, and David Gan '99 from AECOM will be recognized at the 5th Annual Corporate Counsel Awards in LA on October 21st. 

          Loren Hillberg '85 joins Thinknear, a location technology company. Loren Hillberg Named as Thinknear President & General Manager.

          Christine E. Kuriyama '78
          was appointed district family court judge in Honolulu, Hawaii. Governor appoints Crabtree, Kuriyama to First Judicial Circuit.

          Professor Brian Gray co-authored a post on the California Water Blog about the drought. Modernizing drought water conditions.

          Jerome Pandell '08 is running for school board in San Ramon Valley. San Ramon Valley: Newcomer hopes to shake things up on school board.

          Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss authored a new blog post on The freedom to not vaccinate in France–a court case.

          Professor Richard Zitrin published a Viewpoint in The Recorder. Viewpoint: State Supreme Court Resets Ethics Rewrite.

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