University of San Diego School of Law
Advocate Fall 2017 Issue

Fall 2017


Power to the Public

Since 1980, the Center for Public Interest Law has leveraged change throughout California regulatory agencies and the legislature…

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Mark Brnovich

Keep on Knocking

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, ’91 (JD), urged members of the Class of 2017 to stay true to their passions…

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Legal Clinics

The Clinical Advantage

USD School of Law’s legal clinics give students invaluable real-world skills while providing assistance to underserved members of the community…

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Revisiting a Landmark Case

Bergman memorial lecture commemorates the 50th anniversary of 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case In re Gault…


Tribute to a Legendary Professor

Robert Stein Delivers Nathanson Memorial Lecture and honors the late Carl Auerbach…

Harvey Levine Reception

New Scholarship Announced

Top torts attorney celebrates namesake of the Harvey Levine Scholarship Fund, established in his honor…

Campus Briefs

Campaign Committee

Campaign for USD

In February 2016, USD announced “Leading Change: The Campaign for USD,” a $300 million comprehensive campaign focused on fundraising in five critical areas: capital projects, scholarships,…

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Alumni Spotlights

Pro Bono for Human Rights

Park is a senior managing associate at Dentons US LLP, where he specializes in busine…

Presidential Inauguration Planner

Barrack, who is chief executive of the privateequityreal estate firm Colony Capital, …

Mohammad Al-Moqatei

Comparative Law in Kuwait

Al-Moqatei, who also holds a PhD from the University of Warwick in constitutional law…

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Faculty Spotlights

Michael Devitt

Devitt, Bell, Hirsch and Ramsey Recognized with Thorsnes Prizes

Professor Michael Devitt received the 2017 Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching, which is awarded annually based on a vote of upper-div…

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Mila Sohoni

Sohoni Receives Junior Scholars Award and Honorable Mention

In December 2016, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) announced its 2017 award for excellence in legal education. Among the winne…

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Dean Ferruolo

Ferruolo Appointed to Two-Year Term on Civic Education Committee

Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo has been appointed to a two-year term on the Power of Democracy Steering Committee, which oversees follow-up to the…

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Larry Alexander

Three Professors Receive USD Honors

Three law professors have been selected recipients of the 2017-18 USD faculty awards. Professor Larry Alexander was named University Profess…

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Alexander Celebrated with Roundtable at Yale Law School

In celebration of Professor Larry Alexander and the forthcoming book Moral Puzzles and Legal Perplexities: Essays on the Influence of Larry …

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In the News:

Professor Shaun Martin was quoted in a New York Times article that reported on President Trump’s postelection agreement to pay $2…

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In the News:

Bob Fellmeth was quoted in a San Diego Union Tribune article that reported on the Commercial Child Rape Prevention Act, which has been intro…

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In the News:

Michael Ramsey was quoted in a San Diego Union Tribune articlethat reported on amicus briefs, citing two amicus curiae briefs related to nat…

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Dean's Message

Lawyers are changemakers. The University of San Diego is one of 41 universities around the world designated as a “changemaker” institution by the international organization, Ashoka. There is a great deal of changemaking going on at our university, but none more significant, impactful and… Read more. Dean Ferruolo