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Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2013

“Students are learning how to partner across disciplines, outside the typical legal framework. My hope is they will become more thoughtful and reflective as individuals, not only in their legal practice, but in every part of their lives.” - Yvonne Troya - YVONNE TROYA Clinical Professor of Law and Legal Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors - Background - Yvonne Troya has an extensive background developing legal services programs for underserved populations. Before becoming legal director of the Medical- Legal Partnership for Seniors, a partnership between UCSF and UC Hastings, she served as clinical supervisor and staff attorney of the Health Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center, the community-based component of UC Berkeley Law’s Clinical Program. There, she served low-income adults with HIV/AIDS and low-income families. She also helped create a law school-based medical-legal partnership in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She earned her law degree from UC Berkeley in 2006. - specialty - Troya specializes in elder law, medical-legal partnerships, health care decision making, public benefits, and poverty law. - courses taught - Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic. - fun facts - Someday, Troya would love to pursue an alternate career as a guide in the Amazon rainforest. jodi short Associate Professor of Law - Background - Jodi Short comes to UC Hastings from Georgetown Law, where she was an associate professor and a senior policy scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business. She has a law degree from Georgetown and a doctorate in sociology from UC Berkeley. - specialty - Short’s interests include the regulation of business, specifically the intersection of public and private regulatory regimes, and the theory and practice of regulatory reform. - courses taught - Administrative law, government processes, introduction to legislation and regulation, transnational enforcement of labor standards in global supply chains, and the private role in public governance. - fun facts - On her days off, she often goes to the beach in the morning, hikes in the afternoon, and makes a locally sourced dinner at night. “Regulation touches just about every aspect of our lives, both as citizens and as lawyers. My students learn to navigate the legal and political complexities of the modern regulatory state.” - Jodi Short - 12 Spri ng 2013


Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2013
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