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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

{ in brief } “yOu cAn’t ArGue WitH nO. 1” Tby the UC Hastings Moot Court success to our generous alumni From left: Alumni Coach Teri Nguyen ’09;years, and we owe much of ourhe resounding success enjoyed competition teams—ranked No. 1 in donors and competition sponsors.” Julia Heming ’12, and Madihha Ahussain ’12;Prince Evidence Team members Judy Yang ’12, the country—is due in no small part Joseph Creitz ’92, an adjunct and Student Coach Kelly Matayoshi ’12. to the generosity of donors who have professor at UC Hastings since “adopted” competitions. 1994, adopted the Evan A. Evans and Emily Burns, an adjunct “We have seen increased Constitutional Law Competition. professor at UC Hastings, who sup- support from alumni,” says Toni Creitz says the teams are perform- ports the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Young ’76, director of the Moot ing so well, “it made me want to Law Competition. Court program. “Not only do they back them up.” The program is also supported help financially, they participate as Other “adoptive parents” include by longtime donors, such as Mike coaches, teachers, and judges. We Gary Olimpia ’66, who sponsors Kelly ’76, who designate their have been ranked among the top five the Wagner National Labor and contributions to go to the areas of teams in the country for the past five Employment Law Competition, greatest need. BrinGinG naTiOns TOGEThEr fOr alTErnaTiVE DispuTE rEsOluTiOn in June, uc Hastings’ center for negotiation and dispute resolution offered its second annual court Adr institute for non–u.s. judges, attorneys and court administrators. the institute—envisioning, designing & implementing court Adr: a Practical & theoretical Program—was designed to prepare participants to implement court Adr programs in their respective countries. funded in part by a grant from the JAMs foundation, this year’s institute was attended by participants from Bhutan, Brazil, Clockwise from above left: co-instructor Claudia Bernard, Judge Jane Ngobeni of South Africa, and chile, egypt, israel, italy, Mozambique, south Africa, Judge Drora Beit-Or from Israel. turkey, and uganda. uc HAstinGs 5


Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012
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