University of San Diego School of Law
Advocate Fall 2014 Issue

Fall 2014

Celebrating 60 Years of Success Stories

60 Years of Success

Exemplary achievements of more than 13,000 USD law alumni are the hallmark of the school’s success. A retrospective glimpse of the accomplishments of just an emblematic few. …

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Hon. Shelley Berkley '76 (JD)

As you do well, I hope you do good.

Shelley Berkley, ‘76 (JD), former U.S. Representative for Nevada’s First District, inspired new graduates at USD's 2014 Law School Commencement, declaring they are now members of the “single most fundamental part of our great nation.” …

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Campus Briefs

Veterans Initative and Clinic at USD Law

USD Veterans Legal Clinic Expands Assistance to San Diego Veterans

In January 2014, USD’s Veterans Legal Clinic expanded services for veterans living in California. The clinic now offers free legal services to those needing assistance with discharge upgrades an…

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Alumni Spotlights

Jeffrey T. Thomas '82 (JD)

IP Litigator

Jeffrey T. Thomas, ‘82 (JD), was honored with the Author E. Hughes Career Achie…

Julie Fellmeth, Prof. Bob Fellmeth, and Tessie Abraham

Rising Stars

Tessie Abraham, ’07 (JD), legislative counsel for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.),…

Judge Aksne and Dean Ferruolo at the 2013 DAA Awards Luncheons

Distinguished Alumni

San Diego Superior Court Judge Lorna A. Alksne, ’92 (JD), and Procopio, Cory, H…

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Faculty Spotlights

Professor Orly Lobel

Lobel Challenges Wisdom of Noncompete Agreements

In her new book, Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding, (Yale University Press, 2013), Professo…

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Professor Jack Minan

New Edition of Minan’s Popular Little Book of Golf Law

Professor Jack Minan’s second edition of his popular book The Little Book of Golf Law (American Bar Association, 2013) was released in…

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Professor David McGowan

McGowan Inducted Into Prestigious American Law Institute

USD’s David McGowan was inducted into the American Law Institute (ALI) in April 2014. McGowan, the Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competit…

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Professor Michael Rappaport

New Co-Authored Book by Rappaport Defends Originalism

In their book, Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard University Press, 2013), John McGinnis and Professor Michael Rappaport maintai…

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Professor Steven Smith

Smith Examines History of U.S. Religious Freedom

In his new book, The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom (Harvard University Press, 2014), Professor Steven D. Smith refutes fami…

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Dean's Message

Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo

Dean Ferruolo with Rising Star Alumni Award honoree Bibianne Fell, ’04 (JD).  This issue of the Advocate highlights some of the notable achievements of our alumni, students and faculty as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of our law school. While many of the article… Read more. Dean Ferruolo