Thursday, December 04, 2014

          Thinkers & Doers: December 19, 2014

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves December 5 - December 19, 2014.
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          Judge Anita Santos '91 was appointed to the Contra Costa Superior Court.

          Media Roundup

          Chancellor & Dean Frank Wu made the list of National Jurist's Most Influential People

          Professor Rory Little wrote a post on SCOTUSBLOG about Reasonable mistakes of law by police do not violate the Fourth Amendment.

          Anita Santos ’91 was appointed to the Contra Costa Superior Court.

          Professor George Bisharat's blues band, Chromaticism, has been nominated for a Blues Music Award - Best New Artist CD. 36th Blues Music Award Announced.

          Whitney Curtis, the Law Library Deputy Director, recently published a piece on SSRN on Legal Research Using Technology.

          Bob Whalen ’78 was featured in an article about his plans for Laguna Beach as its new mayor. New Laguna Mayor Puts Focus on the Arts. 

          Professor Robin Feldman was featured on the radio program Marketplace Tech on Implications behind Swedish police raid of Pirate Bay's servers.

          Professor Ahmed Ghappour and Dean Van Cleave '89 appeared on CBS SF speaking about the CIA torture report. CIA Torture Report Set To Be Released.

          George Roberts '69 was nominated for the SF Chronicle Visionary of the Year Award. 

          Professor Clark Freshman was the plenary speaker on " Reading Emotions and Thoughts Across Cultures" at the World Mediation Congress in Des, Moines, Iowa in October. Not available online.

          Joe Cotchett '64 was mentioned in Judge Orders Martins Beach To Open. 

          Milt Mayers '67 in Memoriam.

          Professor David Levine was cited in an article in the San Jose Mercury News. Oakland ordered to hand over disputed police documents.

          Ancer Haggerty '73 was featured in a profile on OregonLive.com. Portland busboy who became federal judge with reputation for holding government, defendants accountable retires.

          Professor Thomas E. Duley joined the Board of Directors and Audit Board of Parnell Pharmaceuticals. Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings Announces Key Senior Management and Director Appointments.

          Robert Luft '64 became a Neutral Mediator/Arbitrator for JAMS. Robert Luft, Esq.is a Fair and Effective Mediator.

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