Professors Robin Feldman testifies before the House Ways & Means Subcommittee; 2L wins highly-competitive Peggy Browning Fellowship; Professor Marsha Cohen in an article on California’s Green Rush; and much more in this month's Thinker's & Doers.

THE FACULTY BUZZ:

“You have this one man right there in Sonoma, and by luck of the draw his case has the potential to move the needle,” said Professor David Levine in an article from the Press Democrat on the weed killer Roundup case. (http://bit.ly/2VkFU5c)

Professor Levine spoke on the weed killer case to NBC Bay Area (http://bit.ly/2Vk3gYn) and provided commentary to KSBY for a story about a Central Coast school that planned to use the weed killer Roundup (http://bit.ly/2OHgkor).

— Outside of the weed killer case, Levine discussed the Mueller Report with KTVU and a Humboldt County case with the North Coast Journal (http://bit.ly/2K38bvR).

Levine’s “Civil Procedure in California: State and Federal, 2019 Edition” was published and is now available for Fall 2019 courses (http://bit.ly/2FVX8jQ).

Professor Levine and Professor Dorit Reiss co-authored a piece for Law titled, “Lessons From the Measles Outbreak: Protect Your Students or Pay the Price.” http://bit.ly/2UyiT1c

Professor Reiss spoke at length on the anti-vaccination movement, publishing Op-Eds in the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2uJI6HG), Shot of Prevention blog (http://bit.ly/2uIJWIC), the National Post (http://bit.ly/2Vkdxnp), and CNN (https://cnn.it/2CTwtSN).

-Professor Reiss was quoted in several articles on vaccinations and New York’s measles outbreak, including Politico (https://politi.co/2K3widW), the Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/2HvMb9P), CNN (https://cnn.it/2TUU8bg), The Buffalo News (http://bit.ly/2YQgpKS), and was cited in a blog post from Science Based Medicine (http://bit.ly/2IaV1Ky).

Professors Robin Feldman and Veena Dubal also spoke with numerous media outlets.

Professor Feldman conducted a Q&A with Outsourced Pharma blog on her forthcoming book, Drugs, Money & Secret Handshakes” (http://bit.ly/2uIKsq2).

Feldman discussed the book with Bloomberg and on the Center for Biosimilars’ podcast. Feldman also appeared on the Money Life podcast, was also quoted in an article on the high cost of medicine in the U.S. for an article on S&P Global (http://bit.ly/2HW3sKw), and testified before the House Ways & Means Subcommittee (see below).

Professor Dubal provided commentary on the gig-economy giants like Lyft and Uber for stories from OneZero (http://bit.ly/2WMSXg3), NBC News (https://nbcnews.to/2YHRCsF), The Intercept (http://bit.ly/2UqNxtz), and the New York Times (https://nyti.ms/2IaiMSX).

Professor Dubal was also quoted in an article on The Nation, titled “Move Fast and Build Solidarity.” http://bit.ly/2HWWAN2

“This strikes me as legally aggressive in ways that could be disruptive,” said Professor Zach Price in a Bloomberg article titled, “Trump’s Emergency Sets Stage for Future Spending Standoffs.” http://bit.ly/2CUgnbU

Professor Alice Armitage shared her vision of what “practice-ready” and “think like a lawyer” means today and what those two phrases could mean in the future on LexBlog’s podcast. Listen: http://bit.ly/2YMeIOQ

“States have just gone ahead and legalized something that is a violation of federal law. We just have a mess. It really is, legally, just a mess,” said Professor Marsha Cohen in an article on California’s Green Rush. http://bit.ly/2CTxN8m

Professor Cohen appeared on KQED and also spoke to the media about the Boeing 737 crashes multiple times, including to the LA Times (https://lat.ms/2CPpDh5)

“Will Whites Be Stereotyped as Corrupt Because of Felicity Huffman?” writes Professor Frank H. Wu in his regular column in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. http://bit.ly/2UkGbss

Professor Jared Ellias was quoted in an article from GreenTech Media on PG&E’s bankruptcy. http://bit.ly/2HUJb85

Professor Ellias also added commentary to a Wall Street Journal story on a case involving OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma LP. https://on.wsj.com/2uIrX5h

A paper co-authored by Professor John Crawford was reviewed in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. http://bit.ly/2CTAwyC

Professor Reuel Schiller published an opinion piece for the Regulatory Review titled, “The Ideological Origins of Deregulation.” http://bit.ly/2U6cdby

Professor Clark Freshman, who specializes in lie detection, lent his expertise to the BBC for a story titled, “What if we knew when people were lying?” https://bbc.in/2WMHZal

Professor Rory Little helped untangle the complexities of the Mueller report on KQED (http://bit.ly/2OKg5c6), The Hill (http://bit.ly/2HYvqoN), and on KQED Forum (http://bit.ly/2YQiXZR).

Professor John Leshy published an OpEd in The Hill titled “A paradigm shift in the politics of public lands.”

Professor Hadar Aviram received a visiting fellowship to Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program for Fall 2019.

Professor Aviram wrote an op-ed about the death penalty moratorium for The Conversation (http://bit.ly/2uGuEEo) and spoke about the moratorium on KQED, ABC7, KTVU and CNN. Aviram gave interviews about the Mueller report to ABC7 and KTVU, and appeared on episode 234 of InDeep Radio’s podcast alongside Professor Joel R. Paul (http://bit.ly/2TZ0CpO).

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IN VIDEO:

Professor Feldman testified before the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health on Mar. 7 regarding her research on pharmaceutical pricing.

In another video, Hassan Minhaj, host of the Netflix series “Patriot Act,” references Feldman’s research on drug pricing when explaining the intricacies of drug patents.

ON CAMPUS

UC Hastings landed in the top 40 of the 2019 Go-To Law Schools, according to Law. http://bit.ly/2V9tZa9

Visiting scholar Andrea Lollini was the focus of an article on UCSF’s Student Voices blog Synapse. http://bit.ly/2CUlBo1

Richelle Gernan, 1L, was selected as a recipient of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California Women’s Committee and Foundation Pinay Powerhouse 3 Scholarship.

“My experience in the corps motivated me to continue protecting and advancing the rights of youth,” said 2L Claire Baugher on how her Teach For America experience in the classroom shaped her focus as a future lawyer. http://bit.ly/2uJL8eV

Swaaliha Abdul-Rahman, 2L, was awarded a highly-competitive, 10-week Peggy Browning Fellowship. Abdul-Rahman will spend the summer fellowship working at Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll in San Francisco.

The Medical-Legal Partnership published a national report on legal needs facing older adults (http://bit.ly/2YLIwel). The partnership also hosted a related webinar on advanced care planning.

Cynthia Thomas Calvert, senior adviser for Family Responsibilities Discrimination at The Center for WorkLife Law, was quoted in an article from the New York Law Journal on lawyers who have increasingly turned to egg freezing due to busier schedules. http://bit.ly/2WHpoMP

Research from the Center for WorkLife Law was cited in articles from Education Week (http://bit.ly/2HXKR0G) as well as the Harvard Business Review (http://bit.ly/2rdl76m).

UC Hastings held its annual leadership awards, which recognizes “faculty, staff and alumni who most supported and contributed to student in life the past year.” The award ceremony was cited briefly in the San Francisco Chronicle. http://bit.ly/2WKKE42

ALUMNI-LAND:

Joe Cotchett ‘64 was interviewed by the Nob Hill Gazette, where he discussed cases, money, philanthropy, as well as the 2020 race for the White House. http://bit.ly/2WItELR

Aria Ghafari ’14, legislative director for Senator Tom Umberg, was named one of two CUE Advocate’s of the year. http://bit.ly/2Ib96I7

Framroze Virjee ’85 was named to “the permanent presidency” by California State University’s Board of Trustees. http://bit.ly/2TTIb5B

Retired judge Jim Smith ‘62 was profiled in a piece from the Orange County Register on his passion for running marathons. http://bit.ly/2YOf5rZ

Phil Ginsburg ‘93 wrote an opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle titled, “Busting the myths about summer camp in San Francisco.” http://bit.ly/2TPOLu0

Liz Masson ‘05 was named a new partner at Hanson Bridgett⁩ LLP. http://bit.ly/2FY1erR

Ryan Roberts ’03 is one of the world’s top 30 startup gurus, according to Global Gurus. http://bit.ly/2TWiUb4

Shirin Oloumi ’11 is known as the Queen of Car Break-ins — not because she smashes car windows and swipes what’s inside, it’s because she prosecutes the people who do. http://bit.ly/2uHKezA

GAMECHANGER

This month, we’re introducing our GameChanger section, which highlights some of the amazing work from our game-changing alumni.

The Juliana v. United States plaintiffs—a group of 21 Americans between the ages of eleven and 23— represented by lawyers Philip Gregory and alumna Julia Olson ’97, were featured in an article from Vogue titled, “Do Americans Have a Constitutional Right to a Livable Planet? Meet the 21 Young People Who Say They Do.” http://bit.ly/2I6sl5w

Vien Truong ‘06 sat down for a Q&A with nonprofit organization Bioneers where she discussed equity, social justice and climate justice. http://bit.ly/2CTXh5w

Adelmise Roseme Warner ’01 will spend a month in China over the summer as part of the Zhi-Xing China Eisenhower Fellowship Program.

Anthony McCusker ’95, co-chair of Goodwin Procter’s Technology practice, was named one of The American Lawyer Dealmakers Of The Year. http://bit.ly/2IbchiM

TOP REFERRING SITES:

The Atlantic
The Regulatory Review
Medium

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