Friday, March 06, 2015

          Thinkers & Doers: March 6, 2015

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves February 21, 2015 - March 6, 2015.

          Sample alt tag.
          Professor Joan C. Williams appeared on Bloomberg News.

          Media Roundup

          Professor Robin Feldman’s study (conducted with Professor Mark Lemley of Stanford), “Does Patent Licensing Promote Innovation?,” was highlighted in several articles.

          Professors Robin Feldman and Alice Armitage have written an opinion piece in The Recorder postulating that antitrust rules should not be imposed on certain patent misuse issues, such as those pending before the U.S. Supreme Court in Kimble v. Marvel. The professors have filed an amicus brief in the case. Viewpoint: Supreme Court Confuses Patent and Antitrust Issues.

          George R. Roberts '69, co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), published an opinion piece in the Wall Street JournalBringing a Business Approach to Doing Good.

          Chancellor & Dean Emerita Mary Kay Kane has been elected to the Board of the International Association of Law Schools. IALS Governing Board.

          Professor and Associate Academic Dean Heather Field presented her paper, “Aggressive Tax Planning and the Ethical Tax Lawyer,” at the University of Toronto’s James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series. Field Presents Aggressive Tax Planning and the Ethical Tax Lawyer Today at Toronto.

          Professor David Levine was quoted in an article about the plaintiffs’ standing in the Affordable Health Care Act case before the Supreme Court. Twist in Obamacare Supreme Court Case: Weak Plaintiffs.

          Professor George Bisharat penned two opinion pieces about this week’s $665 million terrorism judgment against the Palestinian Authority.

          Professor Scott Dodson continued to receive great press coverage for his new book, The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

          Liz Morris, Deputy Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, has co-authored an article on about discrimination against women who are forced out of the workplace because they are pregnant. Pregnant Workers’ Rights.

          Professor Marsha Cohen was interviewed for a segment on public radio’s Marketplace program about the popularity of the use of the word ‘natural’ to describe food flavors. Finding the Natural in Natural Flavors.

          Professor Rory Little was featured in a story about his work on the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice in the Daily Journal. Not available online. 

          Provost & Academic Dean Beth Hillman was quoted in an article on about a growing movement, in the wake of heightened awareness about college sexual assaults, that advocates for the right to carry concealed weapons on college campuses. Women with Guns: Is it a Solution ot Rape on Campus?

          Professor Joan Williams continued to be in high demand to discuss the Center for WorkLife Law’s “Double Jeopardy” study and the tech industry’s gender gap issues.

          The Center for WorkLife Law’s “Double Jeopardy” study continues to receive press coverage.

          Professor Jill Bronfman appeared on ABC News to discuss privacy concerns in a segment about San Francisco museum workers protesting the use of a thumbprint time clock. SF Museum Workers Protest Thumbprint Time Clock.

          Professor Rory Little appeared in several places.

          Professor Dorit Rubenstein Reiss was quoted in an article about the California legislature’s efforts to curtail vaccination exemptions except for medical reasons. Measles outbreak: California bill would end all vaccination loopholes except medical.  She will also be speaking on panel at UC Berkeley School of Public Health on March 3 to discuss “The Vaccination Gap: The Causes and Consequences of Undervaccination in California.”

          Professor Ahmed Ghappour appeared in a couple of articles.

          The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies’ recent report, Childhood and Migration in Central and North America: Causes, Policies, Practices and Challenges, was highlighted in an American Immigration Council article. What is Driving Children to Leave Central America?

          Samorn Selim, Associate Director for the Graduate Class, was invited by the Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association to give a presentation about how to find and be a sponsor in the world of legal recruitment and career services.

          The Honorable Willie Brown, Jr., ‘58, former mayor of San Francisco and speaker of the California State Assembly, has joined the ecoATM advisory board. The Honorable Willie Brown, Jr. Joins ecoATM Advisory Board.

          Mark Charles Hardie ‘97, a candidate for the U.S. Senate in California (2016), is now blogging for the Huffington Post. His first post is about racial identity. President Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, Kamala Harris, and the New World Order of Race in America.

          Knoxville native 3L Hali Ford was profiled in her hometown paper for her participation in the new season of ‘Survivor.’ Knoxville Woman Debuts on ‘Survivor’ Tonight.

          Ali Marquart ’10, co-founder of Marquart & Small, a law firm that represents models and fashion designers, was profiled in the Park Record for her unique career path, which was forged while a student at UC Hastings and has garnered her a spot on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the law and policy category. Forbes-Recognized Lawyer Finds Fashion Industry Is Just Her Style.

          Paul Vapnek, a former UC Hastings Professor who specialized in legal ethics, died on March 1. Mark Steiner ’79 was quoted in Vapnek’s obituary. Paul Vapnek, 86, Advanced Legal Ethics in California.

          A.J. Brady ‘04, Marin County Deputy District Attorney, was interviewed by the Marin Independent Journal. Marin Snapshot: Corte Madera’s A.J. Brady Thinks Outside the Pox.

          Tim Harmon ‘88, CEO of the Moana Restaurant Group based in San Rafael, was profiled in the San Francisco Business Times.  

          John Norton Pomeroy, one of UC Hastings’ founders, was profiled in an article. Commentary: Rochester’s Most Famous Attorney – One You’ve Never Heard Of.

          Damon Nagami '01 will participate on a panel on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30pm at the Hammer Museum addressing the effects of fracking on the quality and quantity of the nation’s water. Fracking and Our Water.

          UC Hastings was mentioned in several articles on a diverse array of topics.

          Know someone who should be in Thinkers & Doers?

          Please send your story tips here

          Academic Freedom at UC Hastings

          The Faculty Executive Committee adopted this policy in 2011 after consultation with individual faculty members.

          UC Hastings is committed to the principle that the pursuit of knowledge and the free expression of ideas is at the heart of the academic mission, whether in the classroom, in the selection of clinical projects and clients, and in research, scholarship, public presentations, and contributions to public fora. This is especially true when the ideas or subjects are unpopular or controversial in society, as orthodox ideas need no protection. No person or organization outside the academic community should be permitted to determine which ideas or projects may be explored, expressed, supported or endorsed. Read the full policy here.


          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Friday, June 22, 2018

          Professor Chimène Keitner Announced as Inaugural Scholar-In-Residence at Orrick

          The “Orrick scholars program,” believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, is an innovation of collaboration that will support attorneys focusing on numerous areas of practice, including cyberlaw issues.
          Friday, June 15, 2018

          The “Great Facilitator” Sammy Chang Leaves a Lasting Legacy at UC Hastings

          Recent graduate Samuel “Sammy” Chang ’18 identified many problems facing UC Hastings law students and facilitated the change needed to fix them throughout his law school career.
          Thursday, June 07, 2018

          Valerie McGinty '06 Leads a Push to Elect Progressive Women in California

          The UC Hastings alumna founded Fund Her after the 2016 election to achieve gender parity in the California State Legislature.
          Friday, June 01, 2018

          Thinkers & Doers: May 2018

          Professor Karen Musalo & actress Jane Fonda co-author New York Times piece – Can Trump block people on Twitter? – Alum builds 25-foot art installation on the Embarcadero – The health care merger arms race – Highlights from the 137th Commencement – Pride Law Fund honoring Professor Matthew Coles – Orrick Attorneys & UC Hastings Students Step Up to Help Homeless – and much more
          Friday, May 18, 2018

          UC Hastings Students Speak at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

          Members of the Hastings Human Rights and International Law Organization attended the 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to meet diplomats, engage in discussions on human rights issues, and deliver advocacy statements during proceedings.
          Go to News Archive