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The Docket: USD School of Law Monthly eNewsletter

The alumni enewsletter from USD School of Law December 2015

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The Perfect Climate for Studying Law™

Upcoming Alumni Events

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Alumni Needed for Spring Mock Interviews

Tuesday, January 26

USD School of Law's Office of Career and Professional Development is recruiting alumni to conduct mock job interviews with students for the Spring Alumni Mock Interview Program January 26-29. Office of Career and Professional DevelopmentWarren Hall Room 113 Tuesday, January 26 - Thursday, January …

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Careers in the Law

Careers in the Law

Tuesday, February 23

Attend the 34th Annual Careers in the Law program—the law school's largest and most important alumni and student networking event. More than 20 practice areas, including nontraditional legal careers, are represented.…

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Golf ball

Golf Tournament & Dinner with Alumni, Students & Faculty

Saturday, February 27

The USD Golf Law Society invites you to the Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at the Sycuan Golf Resort. This event is open to all USD law students, alumni and faculty. It is a great networking oppotunity for everyone attending in addition to a fun, relaxing break from…

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Applications for 2017-18 Law Alumni Board of Directors

San Diego (December 13, 2016) – The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law nominating committee of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is accepting applications for the 2017-18 Law Alumni Board.  Applications may be submitted online and are due by Wednesday, …

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Nominations

Nominations for 2017 Distinguished Alumni & Rising Star Recent Alumni Awards

San Diego (December 13, 2016) – The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law nominating committee of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is calling for nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2017 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award. Nominations may…

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USD Law Alumnus Erik Greupner ‘04 (JD)

Thomas Barrack ’72 (JD) Featured in San Diego Union Tribune Article on Role in Presidential Inauguration

San Diego (December 7, 2016) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Thomas Barrack, ’72 (JD), was featured in a San Diego Union Tribune article today that reported on President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for his January 20 inauguration.…

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2016 DAA Honoress

USD School of Law Honors Distinguished Alumni

San Diego (November 18, 2016) – Today, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law honored four alumni at the school’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards and Rising Star Recent Alumni Awards Luncheon held in San Diego. Judge Irma Poole Asberry, ’79 (JD), and Robert S. Brewer…

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Knut Johnson ’86 (JD)

Knut Johnson ’86 (JD) Appointed Vice Chair of the Practitioners Advisory Group

San Diego (November 16, 2016) – The United States Sentencing Commission has appointed University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Knut Johnson, ’86 (JD), as vice chair of the Practitioners Advisory Group (PAG), effective October 2016. The PAG is a standing advisory group to …

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SDCBA

Congratulations SDCBA President Loren Freestone ’97 (JD), President-Elect Kristin Rizzo ’06 (JD), New Member Garrison “Bud" Klueck ’85 (JD)

San Diego (November 15, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law congratulates alumnus Loren Freestone, ’97 (JD), who served as president elect for the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) in 2016 and who will assume office on January 1, 2017, and alumna Kristin…

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Professor Lisa Ramsey

Professor Lisa Ramsey Presented Paper at Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, Ind. (November 10, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Lisa Ramsey presented her new paper, “A Free Speech Right to Trademark Protection?," to faculty and students at the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington on Thursday, …

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USD Law Alumnus Erik Greupner ‘04 (JD)

Erik Greupner ‘04 (JD) Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Padres

San Diego (November 9, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Erik Greupner, ‘04 (JD), was featured in the San Diego Business Journal following his promotion to chief operating officer of the San Diego Padres.…

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USD Law Alumnus Theo Epstein ’00 (JD)

USD School of Law Congratulates Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein ’00 (JD) on Winning the 2016 World Series

Cleveland, Ohio (November 3, 2016) – Congratulations to University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Theo Epstein, ’00 (JD), president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.  The Cubs became the 2016 World Series Champions on Wednesday, November 2, beating the Clevelan…

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Alumni Recognized as "Outstanding Trial Lawyers" by Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

San Diego (October 24, 2016) – Four University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumni were recognized last week as "Outstanding Trial Lawyers" at the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s (CASD) annual Evening with the Trial Stars Awards Dinner held at the U.S. Grant Hotel.…

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Katie Lepore '16 (JD)

Katie Lepore ’16 (JD) Receives Honorable Mention in Annual Mary Moers Wenig Writing Competition

San Diego (October 24, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law recent alumna Katie Lepore ’16 (JD) received an honorable mention in the American College of Trust and Estate Council's Annual Mary Moers Wenig Writing Competition for a paper she wrote while a 3L student at …

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Jae Park ’04 (JD)

Jae Park ’04 (JD) Honored for Pro Bono Legal Work

San Diego (October 21, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Jae Park, ’04 (JD), was featured in a San Diego Union Tribune article on Casa Cornelia Law Center naming him its 2016 Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney of the Year during its ninth annual La Mancha Awar…

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Los Angeles Daily Journal

USD School of Law Alumni Named Los Angeles Daily Journal's Top 100 Lawyers in California

Los Angeles (October 5, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumni have been honored as 2016 Top Lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Highlighting the state’s most influential legal practitioners, the list is compiled each year by Da…

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Peter Fagan ’76 (JD) ’88 (LLM)

Peter Fagan ’76 (JD) ’88 (LLM) Named Commissioner in San Diego Superior Court

San Diego (September 23, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Peter Fagan, ’76 (JD), ’88 (LLM), was sworn in Monday to serve as commissioner in the San Diego Superior Court.…

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Best Attorneys

Nominate USD Law Alumni for Best Lawyers in America

San Diego (September 13, 2016) - Best Lawyers, the oldest and most highly respected guide to the legal profession, is currently accepting nominations for the 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in America.     …

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Bridget Gramme

Bridget Gramme '03 (JD) Quoted in Daily Journal and Capitol Weekly on State Bar

San Francisco (September 13, 2016) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna and assistant administrative director of USD's Center for Public Interest Law was quoted in a Daily Journal article that reported on the State Bar Board of Trustees vote Monday to direct its staff …

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USD Law Alumnus David S. Casey Jr. ’74 (JD)

David S. Casey Jr. ’74 (JD) Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

San Diego (September 8, 2016) –University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus David S. Casey Jr., ’74 (JD), has been inducted into the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego's Past Presidents’ Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. The award will be presented at a special reception hel…

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USD School of Law Alumnus Paul Junge ’93 (JD)

Paul Junge ’93 (JD) Joins St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce as President

San Diego (August 30, 2016) - The Board of Directors of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Paul Junge, ’93 (JD), as the Chamber’s new president/CEO, effective August 24, 2016.…

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USD School of Law Alumnus Paul M. Jonna ’09 (JD)

Paul M. Jonna ’09 (JD) Elected Named Partner at LiMandri & Jonna LLP

San Diego (August 16, 2016) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Paul M. Jonna, ’09 (JD),was elected to named partner at San Diego law firm LiMandri & Jonna.…

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USD Law Alumnus Garrison Klueck  ’86 (JD)

Garrison Klueck ’86 (JD) Named Mensa National Ombudsman

San Diego (August 9, 2016) - University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Garrison Klueck ’86 (JD) was recently elected. National Ombudsman for American Mensa. The national election was held during the ntire month of June and the results were announced at the Annual Gathering…

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USD School of Law Alumna Lyn Semeta ’85 (JD)

Lyn Semeta ’85 (JD) Featured in Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles (August 3, 2016) - University of San Diego School of Law alumna Lyn Semeta, '85 (JD), was the feature of a Los Angeles Times article reporting on her second run for city council and her work on the Huntington Beach planning commision. …

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Sharon Cheever ’82 (JD) and Karen Hewitt ’89 (JD)

Alumni Recognized in National Diversity Council’s 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers

Los Angeles (July 7, 2016) - Sharon Cheever, ’82 (JD), and Karen Hewitt ,’89 (JD), were recognized by the National Diversity Council in its 2016 Top 50 Women Lawyers, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the legal field. These women have reach…

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USD Law Alumnus Dick Semerdjian ’85 (JD)

Dick Semerdjian ’85 (JD) Receives James K. Carroll Leadership Award from American Bar Association

Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2016) - The American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) announced today it will honor University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Dick A. Semerdjian with its James K. Carroll Leadership Award, which honors members who …

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USD School of Law Alumna Fran Townsend '85 (JD)

Fran Townsend ’85 (JD) Named Senior National Security Analyst for CBS News

New York (July 26, 2016) - CBS News announced today that University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Fran Townsend, '85 (JD), has been named senior national security analyst for the broadcast network, effective immediately.  Townsend has more than two decades of experience in intel…

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USD School of Law Alumni Named Daily Transcript’s 2016 Top 40 Under 40

San Diego (June 29, 2016) - The San Diego Daily Transcript announced its annual “Top 40 Under 40” list, honoring emerging developers, brokers, lawyers, and public officials who are helping to shape San Diego’s future. Included in the list are University of San Diego (USD) Sch…

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USD School of Law Alumnus Nathan G. Leedy ’03 (JD)

Nathan G. Leedy ’03 (JD) Named Superior Court Judge

Sacramento (June 28, 2016) - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Nathan G. Leedy, ’03 (JD), to a judgeship in the Tulare County Superior Court.…

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SDBJ

Alumni Named 2016 General Counsel Finalists by the San Diego Business Journal

San Diego (June 15, 2016) - Several University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumni have been honored as General Counsel of the Year finalists by the San Diego Business Journal.  The fourth annual celebration will take place on June 30, 2016.  …

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Frederick Schenk ’78 (JD)

Frederick Schenk ’78 (JD) Completes Two-Year Term as President of Board of Directors for San Diego County Fair Board

San Diego  (May 26, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Frederick Schenk, ’78 (JD), was recently lauded for his community service work at the San Diego County Bar Association’s 2016 Annual Service Awards Luncheon, held earlier this month …

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2016-17 Law Alumni Board Members

USD Law Alumni Board Welcomes New Members

San Diego (May 18, 2016) - The USD Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is pleased to welcome the following new board members for the 2016-17 academic year: Ben J. Coughlan ’12 (JD)Gomez Trial Attorneys Kirsten F. Gallacher ’12 (JD)Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP Jonatha…

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Ryan S. Kirby ’07 (JD)

Ryan S. Kirby ’07 (JD) Joins Atlas General Insurance Services as Chief Legal Officer

San Diego (May 3, 2016) – Atlas General Insurance Services announced today that USD School of Law alumnus, Ryan S. Kirby, ’07 (JD, was hired as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel.…

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Catherine Strouse

Catherine Strouse ’15 (LLM) Named Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow

Washington, D.C. (April 18, 2016) – The American Bar Association Section of Taxation has named University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Catherine Strouse, ’15 (LLM), one of its 2016-18 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellows. The Fellows will be providing servic…

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Professional Network Directory

USD School of Law Launches Professional Network Directory

San Diego (April 11, 2016) – USD School of Law is launching an online Professional Network Directory for alumni and students. Using this private network, alumni and students can search for connections in specific practice areas and regions, identify potential mentors and expand their…

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President Derek Aberle '96 (JD)

Law Commencement 2016: Qualcomm Inc. President Derek Aberle ’96 (JD) to Give Address

San Diego (March 24, 2016) – Qualcomm executive, Derek Aberle, '96 (JD), President of Qualcomm Inc., will deliver the Commencement address at the University of San Diego School of Law on Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m.…

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Jonathan Bloch ’79 (JD)

Jonathan Bloch ’79 (JD) Joins Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Los Angeles Office as Shareholder

Los Angeles  (March 29, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Jonathan Bloch, ’79 (JD), joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Los Angeles office as a shareholder to lead nationally recognized EB-5 team.…

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Hon. David Camp ’78 (JD)

Hon. David Camp ’78 (JD) to Receive the 2016 Author E. Hughes Award

San Diego (March 4, 2016) – The University of San Diego (USD) will present Hon. David Camp, ’78 (JD), with the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award on April 30, 2016. Camp is one of 10 distinguished alumni who will be honored by USD at its annual Alumni Honors Gala.…

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Teodora Purcell ’01 (LLM)

Teodora Purcell, ’01 (LLM), Named KPBS’s Women’s History Month Local Hero

San Diego (March 1, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Teodora Purcell, ’01 (LLM), is being honored as a KPBS Women's History Month Local Hero.…

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Frederick Schenk ’78 (JD)

Frederick Schenk ’78 (JD) Completes Two-Year Term as President of Board of Directors for San Diego County Fair Board

San Diego  (February 21, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Frederick Schenk, ’78 (JD), recently completed a two-year term as president of the board of directors for 22nd District Agricultural Association, San Diego County Fair Board.…

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USD Law Alumna Janet Duliga '97 (JD)

Janet Duliga ’97 (JD) Appointed Senior VP of Human Resources for Jo Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Hudson, Ohio (February 16, 2016) – University of San Diego School of Law (USD) alumna Janet Duliga ’97 (JD) was appointed senior vice president (SVP) of human resources (HR) for Jo Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer in America.…

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USD Law Alumnus David S. Casey Jr. ’74 (JD)

David S. Casey Jr. ’74 (JD) Appointed to National Steering Committee Overseeing Litigation Against Volkswagen

San Diego (February 10, 2016) –University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus David S. Casey Jr., ’74 (JD), has been appointed to the national VW Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Plaintiff’s Steering Committee overseeing litigation targeting Volkswagen over its diesel emiss…

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Tara Lee ’96 (JD)

Tara Lee ’96 (JD) Joins Quinn Emanuel as Partner

Washington, D.C. (February 3, 2016) –University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Tara Lee, '96 (JD), joins Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s Washington, D.C. office as partner.…

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Michael Liu ’06 (JD)

Michael Liu ’06 (JD) Elected to Partner at Baker & McKenzie

Palo Alto, Calif. (January 20, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Michael Liu, ’06 (JD), was one of 26 associates elected partner at Baker & McKenzie.…

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Cang Le ’06 (JD) ’09 (LLM

Cang Le ’06 (JD) ’09 (LLM) Elected to Partner at Adams Stirling, PLC

Los Angeles (January 13, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Cang Le, ’06 (JD), ’09 (LLM), was elected to shareholder at Adams Sirling’s Inland Empire office.…

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Michael Leggieri ’07 (JD

Michael Leggieri ’07 (JD) Elected to Shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C.

Walnut Creek , Calif. (January 5, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Michael Leggieri, ’07 (JD), was elected to shareholder at Littler Mendelson’s Walnut Creek office.…

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Nominations for Law Alumni Board, Distinguished Alumni Award and Rising Star Recent Alumni Award

San Diego (December 7, 2015) – The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law nominating committee of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is calling for nominations for the 2016-17 Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2016 …

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Francis Bennett II ’90 (JD)

Francis Bennett II ’90 (JD) Named Superior Court Judge

Sacramento (December 23, 2015) – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Francis Bennett II, ’90 (JD), to a judgeship in the Los Angeles Superior Court.…

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USD School of Law Honors Distinguished Alumni

San Diego (November 20, 2015) – Today the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law honored four alumni at the school’s 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards and Rising Star Recent Alumni Awards Luncheon held in San Diego. Judge Louisa S Porter, ’77 (JD), and Michael J. Weaver, &rsquo…

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Law School News

Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo

Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo's OpEd on Adopting Uniform Bar Exam Published in Daily Journal

San Diego (December 15, 2016) – The Daily Journal published an opinion editorial written by University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Dean and Professor of Law Stephen C. Ferruolo titled “Time to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam.” In the article, Ferruolo discusses the low bar pas…

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Orly Lobel and Mila Sohoni

Professors Lobel and Sohoni Nominated for 2016 Woman of Impact Award

San Diego (December 8, 2016) – Congratulations to University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professors Orly Lobel and Mila Sohoni for being nominated for the 2016 Woman of Impact Award. …

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Stanley Legro Visiting Professor in Environmental Law Tim Duane

Professor Duane Works on New Report Released by the Risky Business Project

New York (December 7, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Stanley Legro Visiting Professor in Environmental Law assisted with a new report released by the Risky Business Project today, claiming that reducing the risk posed by climate change is both economically and te…

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EPIC Director Scott Anders

EPIC Director Scott Anders Quoted in San Diego Union Tribune Article on Residential Solar in San Diego

San Diego (December 6, 2016) – Scott Anders, director of Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law, was quoted in a San Diego Union Tribune article reporting on growth of residential solar in San Diego County in recent years.…

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Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law Orly Lobel

Professor Lobel Presents at Fischman Foundation Anniversary in Jerusalem

Jerusalem (November 30, 2016) – Last week, University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel gave a TED-like talk at the Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem at an event marking the 20th Anniversary of the Fischman Foundation. Lobel’s talk, “Loose Lips Build Ships,&rdqu…

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Warren Hall

USD School of Law Launches New Special Education Law and Advocacy Series

San Diego (November 4, 2016) –  Today, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law announced its new Special Education Law and Advocacy Series (SELAS), designed to help professionals and parents in the special education arena learn to navigate this highly specialized field of law…

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Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law Orly Lobel

Professor Lobel Interviewed on Bloomberg Law Regarding Lawsuit Against Amazon for Overtime Pay

Chicago (November 4, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel joined Bloomberg Law to discuss a lawsuit against Amazon that was brought by a group of delivery drivers in Chicago, Illinois, who are suing the company for overtime pay. Amazon is challenging th…

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Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law Orly Lobel

Professor Lobel Research Impacts White House Call to Action

Washington, D.C. (October 26, 2016) – In August 2016, University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was invited to the White House to present her research on non-compete restrictions. Since then, Lobel has served as a member of a White House working group to put to…

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Mike Ramsey

Professor Ramsey Presented at Foreign Relations Law Roundtable at Yale Law School

New Haven, Conn. (October 15, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Michael Ramsey spoke at a roundtable on foreign relations law at Yale Law School on Saturday, October 15.…

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Howard Abrams Quoted in The Washington Post on Tax Loophole for Real Estate Investors

Washington (October 3, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Howard Abrams was quoted in The Washington Post article reporting on Donald Trump's ability to legally avoid paying income taxes for almost two decades.…

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Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo

Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo Appointed to Two-Year Term on Power of Democracy Steering Committee

San Diego (September 28, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law 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 Civic Learning California Summit: Making Democracy Work.…

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Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law Orly Lobel

Professor Lobel Quoted in Chicago Tribune on Lawsuit Against Silicon Valley Company of Alleged Hiring Bias

Chicago (September 27, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was quoted in a Chicago Tribune reporting on a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating a…

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Gail Heriot

Professor Heriot Commended in The Wall Street Journal and in U.S. Senate for Her Stance on Religious Freedom

Washington (September 16, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Gail Heriot, a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, was commended in an article published in the September 13th edition of The Wall Street Journal about the Commission’s recent…

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Professor Roy Brooks

Professor Brooks's Editorial on Patriotism Published in San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego (September 16, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Roy Brooks published an opinion editorial in the San Diego Union Tribune titled “Patriotism much more than knee-jerk flag waving.” …

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Janet Madden

Janet Madden Retires After 29 Years of Dedicated Service

San Diego (September 1, 2016) – After 29 years of dedicated service, Janet Madden is retiring. Janet has held a number of roles at USD School of Law for nearly three decades, including Director of the Academic Support Program, Professor of Legal Writing, and most recently, Academic Servic…

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Warren Hall

USD School of Law Announces New Workers' Rights Clinic

San Diego (August 30, 2016) – Today, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law announced that it launched the Workers’ Rights Clinic, a collaboration with the state-wide Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. The new Clinic will expand access to free legal advice on employme…

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Larry Alexander

Yale Law School to Hold May Roundtable to Celebrate Professor Larry Alexander

San Diego (August 23, 2016) – In August, the Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy announced that Cambridge University Press will publish Moral Puzzles and Legal Perplexities: Essays on the Influence of Larry Alexander. Various esteemed colleagues of Alexander will be contributing chapte…

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Howard Abrams Weighs In On Whether Olympians Should Be Taxed For Their Medals in San Diego UT

San Diego (August 22, 2015) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Howard Abrams was quoted in the San Diego Union Tribune on whether olympians should be taxed for their medals.  …

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Stanley Legro Visiting Professor in Environmental Law Tim Duane

Tim Duane Named Stanley Legro Visiting Professor in Environmental Law at USD School of Law

San Diego (August 18, 2016) – Today, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law announced that Tim Duane has been named Stanley Legro Visiting Professor in Environmental Law for 2016-2017. During the fall semester, he will teach Climate Change Law and Policy and Land Use Regulation.…

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Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law Orly Lobel

Professor Lobel Invited to the White House to Present Talent Wants to Be Free

Washington D.C. (August 8, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was invited to the White House last week to present her book Talent Wants to Be Free and her research on non-compete restrictions. …

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Professor Miranda Perry Fleischer

Professor Miranda Fleischer Quoted in New York Times Article "Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Line"

Washington, D.C. (August 7, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Miranda Fleischer was quoted in a New York Times article reporting on the influence corporations have on think tanks. …

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Professor Vic Fleischer

Professor Vic Fleischer Featured in Bloomberg Politics Article on Appointment to Senate Finance Committee

Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Vic Fleischer was featured in a Bloomberg Poltics article titled Mr. Higher-Tax-on-Carried-Interest Goes to Washington, reporting on his appointment to Senate Finance Committee.…

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Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon

USD School of Law Announces 2016 Distinguished Alumni and Rising Star Recent Alumni Award Honorees

 Sold Out! San Diego (July 12, 2016) - The University of San Diego School of Law and the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and Rising Star Recent Alumni Award honorees. This year's Distinguished Alumni Award honorees …

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Blanchard Krasner & French

Law Firm Challenge Raises More Than $140,000 for USD School of Law

San Diego (July 8, 2016) - The Law Firm Challenge has wrapped up another successful year, raising more than $140,000 for University of San Diego (USD) School of Law from alumni at participating law firms. …

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EPIC Director Scott Anders

EPIC Director Scott Anders Quoted in KPBS Article Inside The Deal That Shaped San Diego County’s Power Picture

San Diego (June 22, 2016) –University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) director Scott Anders was quoted in a KPBS article reporting on the power deal in 2003 that approved San Diego's two biggest sources of electricity  -- the Escondido and Ota…

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Warren Hall

Lawdragon Campus Visits USD School of Law, Describes USD As Premier Law School in San Diego

San Diego (June 6, 2016) – Lawdragon Campus visited University of San Diego (USD) School of Law on their campus road trip. Read an excerpt of their review below.…

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Warren Hall

USD School of Law Faculty Ranked 35th Most Cited Law Faculties

San Diego (June 3, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law faculty ranked 35th in the Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015. Among the top 10-most cited tax professors on the list was USD School of Law Professor Vic Fleischer.…

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Professor Vic Fleischer

USD Law Professor Vic Fleischer Quoted in an OpEd in The Washington Post

Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Victor Fleischer was quoted in a Washington Post OpEd that discussed the "carried interest loophole."…

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Mike Ramsey

Professor Michael Ramsey Served as Panelist on “Justice Antonin Scalia: An Exceptional Legacy”

Berkeley, Calif. (April 21 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor and former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Michael Ramsey was a panelist on “Justice Antonin Scalia: An Exceptional Legacy” organized by The Federalist Society California…

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Professor Vic Fleischer

USD Law Professor Vic Fleischer Quoted in New York Times Article on Income Inequality

New York (May 6, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Victor Fleischer was quoted in a New York Times article reporting on the problem of income inequality and what President Obama can do to help narrow the widening gulf between rich and poor before the end of his pres…

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USD School of Law Raises $275,000 in Third Annual Big Give Campaign

San Diego (May 6, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law announced the results of the third annual Big Give, a 36-hour online fundraising campaign that took place on April 27 and 28 to raise funding for scholarships and other key initiatives at the law school. 281 alumni and …

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Warren Hall

Cleantech San Diego and Regional Partners Win $5 Million Grant

San Diego (April 14, 2016) – Cleantech San Diego today announced it has been awarded a $5 million grant over five years from the California Energy Commission to further advance the San Diego region’s energy innovation industry. This award represents the largest grant Cleantech San D…

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Mike Ramsey

Professor Ramsey Joins We the People for a Podcast Debate on the Senate’s Duty to Consider Supreme Court Nominees

San Diego (April 8, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Michael Ramsey joined We the People podcast with fellow constitutional expert Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine School of Law, to debate whether or not the…

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Learn More About USD School of Law Named Scholarship Program

San Diego (April 6, 2016) – USD School of Law offers a variety of scholarships based on merit to entering students. Students with strong academic backgrounds, outstanding professional or extracurricular achievements, financial need and significant undergraduate cumulative GPAs and LS…

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Dov Fox

Professor Dov Fox Authors Huffington Post Article "From Chance to Choice to Court"

New York (April 6, 2016) – The Huffington Post published an op-ed article by University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Associate Professor of Law Dov Fox titled, “From Chance to Choice to Court.”…

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Law School to Raise $31.5M in "Leading Change: The Campaign for USD"

San Diego (March 29, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) President James T. Harris III, DEd, announced “Leading Change: The Campaign for USD” in February 2016, a $300 million dollar comprehensive campaign focusing on fundraising in five critical areas: capital projects, scho…

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Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law Orly Lobel

Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in Ecommerce Times Regarding FTC Charges against DirectTv for Alleged Deceptive Advertising

San Francisco (March 16 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was quoted in a Ecommerce Times article regarding the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  charging DirecTV with deceptive advertising practices in a complaint filed in the United St…

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USD School of Law Announces New Exchange Program with Seoul National University Law School

San Diego (March 15, 2016) – The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law has signed a student exchange agreement with the Seoul National University School of Law (SNU Law) in Seoul, Republic of Korea.…

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Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law Orly Lobel

Orly Lobel Quoted in a Bloomberg Article About Twitter Potentially Dodging Challenge to Anti-Recruiting Pacts

San Francisco (March 14, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was quoted in a Bloomberg article reporting on an ex-Twitter Inc. engineer who, after suing the company over alleged gender bias, probably won’t get to expand her case to challenge…

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CPIL's Bob Fellmeth Quoted in Daily Journal Article on California State Bar Investigation

San Diego (February 24, 2016) – USD School of Law professor Robert Fellmeth was quoted in a Daily Journal article on the recent investigation of internal complaints about former California State Bar executive director Joseph L. Dunn.…

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Professor Orly Lobel

Professor Lobel Selected to Deliver Annual Pemberton Lecture at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

San Francisco (February 17, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was selected to deliver the annual Pemberton Lecture at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.…

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Qualcomm Intellectual Property Scholarship Program

USD School of Law Announces New Qualcomm IP Scholarship Program

San Diego (February 16, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo announced today the launch of the Qualcomm Intellectual Property Scholarship Program to support law students with backgrounds in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.…

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USD Announces 2016 Named Professorships: Wiggins, Ramsey, and Claus Receive Awards

San Diego (February 10, 2016) – The University of San Diego (USD) announced today the annual university-wide honors that includes three law school professors. Vice Dean and Professor Mary Jo Wiggins was named University Professor; Professor Michael Ramsey, Herzog Endowed Scholar; and Prof…

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Mike Ramsey

USD Law Professor Michael Ramsey Weighs in on Ted Cruz “Birther” Movement

Washington (January 15, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Michael Ramsey commented this past week in a variety of news articles and on PRI’s The World radio program on the latest contention from Republican presidential nominee hopefuls that Senator Ted Cr…

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Robert Fellmeth Quoted in Daily Journal Article on Recent Complaints Against State Bar's Outside Investigator

Los Angeles (January 14, 2016) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Robert C. Fellmeth was quoted in a Daily Journal article regarding a recent State Bar investigation into Chief Trial Counsel Jayne Kim. Leaders of the State Bar employees' union recently told …

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Professor Orly Lobel

USD Law Professor Orly Lobel Quoted in NYT Article Reporting on the Tech Industry’s Intense Corporate Culture and Labor Practices

San Diego (December 26, 2015) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Orly Lobel was quoted in a New York Times article reporting on the current corporate culture of intensity in the tech industry, and its effects on the labor force.…

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Dean Stephen C. Ferruolo

Dean Stephen Ferruolo Quoted in Daily Journal Article on Implementing Practical Skills Requirement for Law Students

Los Angeles (December 21, 2015) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Dean and Professor of Law Stephen C. Ferruolo was quoted in a Daily Journal article reporting on New York’s new mandate that requires applicants for bar admissions to complete a skills competency component…

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Professor Lisa Ramsey

Professor Ramsey Weighs in on Trademark Rights and Free Speech on TWiT's "This Week in Law"

San Diego (December 4, 2015) – University of San Diego School of Law (USD) Professor Lisa Ramsey was a guest speaker on TWiT Radio show "This Week in Law" in a discussion about trademark rights and free speech.…

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Stephen C. Ferruolo

Dean Ferruolo OpEd on Law School Debt Crisis Published in Daily Journal

Los Angeles (November 25, 2015) – The Daily Journal published an opinion piece by University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Dean and Professor of Law Stephen C. Ferruolo on the law school debt crisis and how deans are confronting obstacles in legal education.…

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Professor Fellmeth's OpEd Published in San Jose Mercury News

San Jose, Calif. (November 25, 2015) – San Jose Mercury News published an opinion article by University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Professor Robert C. Fellmeth on Governor Brown's veto of Assembly Bill (AB) 573, a bill that would have provided financial assistance to stude…

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Dov Fox

Professor Fox Quoted in San Diego Union Tribune Article on Genetically Engineered Malaria-Blocking Mosquitoes

San Diego (November 24, 2015) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law Assistant Professor of Law Dov Fox was quoted in a San Diego Union Tribune article reporting on malaria-blocking mosquitoes genetically engineered by a team of scientists in San Diego and Irvine. …

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