Friday, January 30, 2015

          Thinkers & Doers: January 30, 2015

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves January 24, 2014 - January 30, 2015.
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          Media Roundup

          Professor Scott Dodson is the editor of The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which has just been published by Cambridge University Press and is featured on New & Forthcoming Books on the Supreme Court.

          Professor Joan Williams was featured and quoted in several articles.

          Provost & Academic Dean Elizabeth L. Hillman commented on President Obama’s and Senator Feinstein’s opposition to federal prosecutors’ recommendation that former CIA Director David Petraeus be charged for disclosing classified information. Obama, Feinstein Oppose Prosecution of Leaker—Petraeus.

          Professor Ahmed Ghappour was quoted in several media outlets.

          Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss was quoted in two articles about the latest measles outbreak and how to hold parents who don’t vaccinate liable for negligence.

          Lisa Frydman, Associate Director & Managing Attorney of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, was quoted in an article about the challenges of obtaining asylum for victims of gang violence. Migrants Seeking Asylum from Gangs Have a Lot to Prove. 

          Professor David Levine was quoted in two articles.

          Professor George Bisharat wrote an article for E-International Relations positing that the challenges and hardships faced by Palestinian citizens of Israel and external Palestinian refugees are complicated by a Palestinian leadership deficit. Political Leadership in Times of Agony for Palestinian Citizens. 

          Professor Rory Little was quoted in a couple of articles.

          Professor Evan Lee is also quoted in the same article about the Corte Madera shooting case. Marin grand jury indicts doctor in Corte Madera shooting.

          Professor Jill Bronfman commented on the FTC’s push to have tech companies improve consumers’ data privacy. FTC Calls for Better Tech Consumer Data Protection.

          Professor Hadar Aviram commented on the legality of the arrest of Public Defender Jamie Tillotson '96 outside a San Francisco courtroom.

          Adjunct Professor Sigrid Irias wrote an opinion piece advocating for the end of billable hour quotas. Viewpoint: It's Time to End Billable Hour Quotas.

          Erin Schneider ’01 has been named the Associate Regional Director for enforcement in the SEC’s San Francisco Office. SEC names Erin Schneider as Associate Regional Director in San Francisco Office.

          Nanci Clarence '85 confirmed that she is representing Uber in a lawsuit that alleges the company misled customers about the background checks it does on its drivers. Uber Turns to Criminal Defender to Handle DA Suits.

          Wally Knox ’77 is running for L.A. City Council. Candidates for L.A. City Council, District 4.

          Les Bock ’79 has joined The Centro de Comunidad y Justicia as a staff attorney.

          Edith R. Matthai ’75 was featured in an article about the experiences of women who became lawyers in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Hey Chick, Want to Go to Court? 

          Eric Spears ’14 has joined Boutin Jones in Sacramento. On the Move. 

          The Rev. Dr. James D. Prendergast ’74 has been appointed Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Bishop Announces Appointment of Treasurer, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor. 

          Juan Dominguez ’87 has received the 2015 Latino Business Award. LABJ 2015 Latino Business Awards.

          Mike Wood ‘79 was mentioned in an article about struggling toymaker Leap Frog, which he founded in 1995. Emeryville Educational Toy-Maker LeapFrog in Earnings Slide. 

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