Friday, January 16, 2015

          Thinkers & Doers: January 16, 2015

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves January 10, 2014 - January 16, 2015.
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          Attorney General Kamala Harris '89

          Media Roundup

          Kamala Harris ’89, California’s Attorney General, has announced her candidacy to replace Barbara Boxer in the Senate. "I Want to be a Voice for Californians:” Kamala Harris Announces Run for Barbara Boxer's Senate Seat.

          Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza is interviewed about her influential scholarship in the area of transitional justice. Lawyer Limelight: Naomi Roht-Arriaza.

          Professor Carol Izumi is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Professor Chris Kando Iijima Teacher and Mentor Award, which honors an outstanding law professor who has achieved excellence in the areas of public service, teaching and scholarship. She will be honored at this year's 2014-2015 CAPALF Conference, to be held at Northeastern University School of Law from March 6-7, 2015.

          Professor Ahmed Ghappour discussed privacy and state surveillance in the context of the Silk Road trial. Trial for Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Is About to Begin in Manhattan.

          Liz Morris, Deputy Director of the WorkLife Law Center, was quoted in a Citizen-Times article discussing workplace accommodations for pregnant women. Battling for the Right to Work While Pregnant in NC.

          Professor Rory Little was quoted in two articles:
          • Sex online: Police target lucrative Internet prostitution trade.
          • Convicted ‘Eco-Terrorist’ Freed Because Of Dispute Over Evidence.

          and posted on SCOTUS blog: Opinion analysis: Even habeas appellees may argue any ground fairly presented by the record so long as it does not enlarge the appellee’s rights.

          Professor Hadar Aviram contributed two comprehensive notes to an annotated version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes’ story “The Norwood Builder,” which will appear in The Greenbag Reader’s 2015 Almanac & Reader.

          Acting Editorial Director Jessica Carew Kraft appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. S.F. Writers' Grotto Grows Up.

          Professor Ben Depoorter spoke on the Bloomberg Law Podcast. Bloomberg Law Brief: Google, Oracle Suit and High Court.

          Robert P. Silverstein ’96 is profiled in a Bloomberg article for his work with community groups seeking to stem the tide of development in Los Angeles. Hollywood Deals Stop as David Fights Goliath.

          Ilana Waxman ‘06 will lead Galiher DeRobertis Waxman’s new Maui office.  Galiher DeRobertis Waxman Opens Law Office on Maui.

          Leo M. Pruett ‘72 has joined the Frutkin Law Firm in Scottsdale, AZ as Senior Counsel Attorney. Local Law Firm Adds New Attorney to Practice.

          Robert Nolan ‘04 has been promoted to partner at Carroll, Burdick & McDonough. Carroll, Burdick & McDonough Elevates Three to Partner.

          Haig Baghdassarian ’01 interviewed a U.S. immigration judge for an article profiling federal judges of Armenian descent. Black Robes in the Armenian Bar Association.

          Allen Trant ’53, who died in 2001 , is profiled in a Fox Sports feature story about his rowing club’s quest to compete in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Motley Crew: The incredible story of the Dirty Dozen Rowing Club.

          The UC Hastings Moot Court team is one of the top 16 moot court teams in the country competing in the Andrews Kurth National Championship in Houston from January 23-25. Nation's 16 best moot court programs vie for Andrews Kurth National Championship trophy.

          Work is progressing on the UC Hastings McAllister Streetscape project, which will improve pedestrian safety and help green our campus, but has caused some disruption to residents at the Tower.  http://buildinguchastings.tumblr.com/post/108186012194/work-is-progressing-on-the-uc-hastings-mcallister

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