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{ class notes } financial institutions in a in print variety of consumer finance Recently published books by litigation matters. UC Hastings faculty and alumni has been an 93 Robin Feldman, Rethinking Patent Law (Harvardfaculty regina brown administrative law judge University Press, 2012) Professor Robin Feldman’s look with the California State at the inadequacies of the patent system has been called “a Personnel Board since beautifully written, engaging account of the bargain aspect 2008. ~ Joshua evett is of patent entitlements.” In the work, Professor Feldman describes “the bargain aspect of patents,” explaining why the managing director of the patent system is in such disarray. She urges lawmakers Elam & Burke, a Boise, to focus on crafting rules that anticipate future bargaining, Idaho, litigation firm. not on the impossible task of assigning precise boundaries to rights when an invention is new. , a 92 Calvin Massey, Massey’s Property Law: Principles, david Z. ribakoff Problems, and Cases (West Law School, 2012) partner at Enenstein & Emeritus Professor Calvin Massey’s latest textbook focuses on property law. The narrative thread, in introduction and Ribakoff, was lead trial note commentary, reveals the doctrine while promoting counsel for the plaintiffs inquiry and debate about the policy rationales. Provocative in a legal malpractice and case studies introduce the societal contingency of the fraud action that resulted concept of property, while underscoring the importance of in a $34.5 million jury efficient, stable, and fair rules. verdict, one of the largest alumni such verdicts in California Nathan Fox ’11, Breaking the LSAT (Avocado history. Books, 2012) Nathan is the founder of Fox Test Prep, an LSAT educational company. Fox Test Prep publishes irrev- , who riscoll 91 private tutoring. Breaking the LSAT shows students a newerent instructional books and DVDs, and offers classes and James Coy d way to approach the test, with methods that teach them practices at his own firm how to be better students of law, not just better test takers. in San Francisco, writes that he continues “to fight Katy Chase ’08, Celebrate America! Northern for tenants against greedy California Fifth-Graders on Why They Are Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants (AILA NorCal, landlords! I defend tenants 2012) An attorney at Weaver Schlenger Mazel, Katy was an who are being wrongfully editor of this anthology, which features poems, stories, and evicted and sue landlords (continued on page 42) UC HaSTINGS 41


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