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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

{ advancement } UC Hastings Receives $340,000 from the estate of Ethnea and William M. Auslen ’52 William M. Auslen ’52, was an assistant district special master, and as a who passed away in attorney in San Francisco, member of the American 2010, had a distinguished where he conducted more Arbitration Association. career as an educator, than 150 jury trials in the At 77, he became a member prosecutor, and judge. Superior Court. of the bar of the Supreme A San Francisco native, Auslen was also a law Court of the United States. he was a graduate of San professor at San Francisco Auslen and his late wife, Francisco City College, San City College and a frequent Ethnea, generously named Francisco State College, lecturer at San Francisco’s UC Hastings as a benefi- and UC Hastings. He served police academy. He contin- ciary of their estate, which in the Korean War as a ued his career as a Superior recently awarded an initial consultant to the Judge Court judge pro tem, on the disbursement of $340,000 to Advocate General, U.S. Superior Court Arbitration the law school. A portion of Army. After the war, Auslen Panel, as a Superior Court the gift will be used to fund a scholarship in the Auslens’ names, and the remainder will be directed toward areas of greatest need. “William valued educa- tion very much,” recalls his cousin, Gregg Auslen. “He believed firmly in giving back to those institutions that helped him advance in his career, and his experi- ence at UC Hastings meant a great deal to him.” The UC Hastings Law Library director suite has been named in the Auslens’ honor. UC HaSTINGS 13


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