Friday, October 24, 2014

          Thinkers & Doers: October 24, 2014

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves October 18 - 24, 2014.
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          1L Michael Slater works with a student at UC Santa Cruz as she fills out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals paperwork including an employment authorization application Saturday. (Jon Weiand -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)

          Media Roundup

          Professor Keith Hand was quoted in the New York Times’ article, China Moves to Enact Rule of Law, With Caveats.

          Professor Richard Zitrin was quoted in an article in the Recorder about a case he has recently argued. Plaintiffs Shop Slammed by Appeals Court for Suspect Fees.

          San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi '85 will debate San Mateo County District Attorney and Adjunct Professor Steve Wagstaffe about Proposition 47 on  Monday, Oct. 27 at Harrington’s Bar & Grill, 245 Front St., San Francisco 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

          Randy Shaw '82 wrote an article about the Tenderloin McAllister Street project in BeyondChron that mentions Chief Financial Officer David Seward and Board President Carin Fujisaki. Tenderloin Street Revival.
          Professor Ugo Mattei will participate in the 2014 General Meeting of the Legal Culture of European Technocracy, Nov. 14-15, at the International University College of Turin, in Turin Italy.

          Professor Chimene Keitner published a post on Opinio Juris. Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”

          Stanley T. Kanetake '68 participated in a Hawaii State Bar Association roundtable on “When Civility Was Young,” available on video here: The Living Legend Lawyers, Ep. 3 (10/14/2014).

          UC Hastings Students for Immigrants Rights participated in a day of action on behalf of undocumented students at UC Santa Cruz that was written about in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Law students, lawyers help UC Santa Cruz students avoid deportation.

          UC Hastings Trustee Mike Kelly appeared on KPIX (CBS Bay Area). Interview: A Proposition 46 Advocate Makes His Case.

          Professor Hadar Aviram wrote an article about soccer field politics for Life of the Law Magazine. Who Owns the Soccer Field? A Parable of Gentrification, Law and Economics.

          Professor Bill Dodge wrote a post about the recent Samantar v. Yousuf Supreme Court case for Samantar v. Yousuf: What Happens Next? and also contributed  to Opinio Juris. Guest Post: A CISG Question.

          Lisa Kleiner Chanoff ’85 directed the film "Watchers of the Sky", which was favorably reviewed by Watchers of the Sky.

          John Maata ’77 segues from the CW to the entertainment and media practice at Greenberg Traurig. CW Veteran John Maatta Joins Entertainment Arm of Greenberg Traurig.

          Professor Mark Perlmutter wrote a post for JD Supra. How to Drink, A Skill That May Have Been Pre-Learned and Finely Honed in Law School.

          Stacey Rappaport joined the Board of the Center for WorkLife Law. Milbank Litigation Partner Stacey Rappaport Named to Board of UC Hastings Center for WorkLife Law.

          Juliana Maio ’78 was featured in an article on discussing her recent novel. Compelling 'City of the Sun' reveals Middle East: Author Juliana Maio speaks.

          Jessica Carew Kraft, Temp. UC Hastings Editorial Director, published an article on about a Jewish religious startup. Give Me That New Old Religion.

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