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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

{ FRoM tHe DeA n } welcome Assistant Dean for Institutional| Frank H. WuUC HastingsChancellor and Dean Advancement | Shino Nomiya Director of Communications & Public Affairs | Alex A. G. Shapiro Dear Alumni and Friends, Editorial Director for Communications & Public Affairs | University of California Hastings College of the Ami Dodson Law was founded by a judge and continues to Senior Communications Writer | lead in the training of jurists. Our strength as a Susan Kostal school is reflected in our representation on the Editors | Susan Kostal DCP bench. We are proud of the many officials who Writers | Leslie Gordon began their training in our classrooms. They DCP serve with every type of court: state and federal, Design | DCP trial and appellate, administrative and special- Photography | Jim Block ized, inside California and beyond. Board of Directors Donald Bradley ‘68 Judges are charged with the greatest responsibil- Tina Combs ‘88 Maureen Corcoran ‘79 ity. An independent judiciary is the foundation of the rule of law. In the Anglo-American Marci Dragun ‘86 common law tradition, judges not only apply the rules by which we have agreed to be Carin T. Fujisaki ‘85 Thomas Gede ’81 bound but also develop the precedent that gives abstractions their meaning. When they Claes H. Lewenhaupt ‘89 put on their robes, they assume a role that is different from their individual identities. Carl W. “Chip” Robertson Jr. ‘98 Bruce L. Simon ‘80 Sandra Thompson ‘01 As professors and students, we devote ourselves to studying their reasoning. Lawyers, Contact Us too, are called upon to interpret the words of judges, whether arguing to them or Alumni Center predicting their likely actions for the benefit of clients. We understand that analysis of University of California Hastings College of the Law cases requires consideration of their context. Judges remain human beings who are 200 McAllister Street influenced by the world around them. San Francisco, CA 94102 415.565.4892 We celebrate our alumni who are the crucial decision makers of this branch of alumni@uchastings.edu www.uchastings.edu government as well as support the institution that guarantees rights for all of us. Send change of address to Our democracy depends on the work of these thoughtful leaders. We present their updates@uchastings.edu. accomplishments and advice in the pages that follow. Please submit your class notes at classnotes@uchastings.edu. Please enjoy this special issue of our magazine. UC Hastings is published by the University of California Hastings Sincerely, College of the Law. ©2012 All rights reserved. Correction: The Spring 2012 issue contained erroneous information in Class Notes about Art Macomber ’03. We regret the error. Please see Frank H. Wu page 45 to learn what Art has really Chancellor & Dean been up to. 2 FALL 2012


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