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Professor Fred Zacharias Named Donald Weckstein Summer Research Professor
SAN DIEGO (July 10, 2009) – University of San Diego School of Law Professor Fred Zacharias has been named the inaugural holder of the USD School of Law Donald Weckstein Summer Research Professorship.
The professorship honors Donald Weckstein, who served as dean of the USD School of Law from 1972 to 1981 and remained with the law school as a faculty member until his death in 2002.
“In light of his widely recognized work in the field of legal ethics, Professor Zacharias was the clear choice when selecting the inaugural holder of this professorship,” said USD School of Law Dean Kevin Cole.
Professor Zacharias teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, professional responsibility and criminal procedure. Among his many articles are "The Uniqueness of Federal Prosecutors," Georgetown Law Journal; "Waiving Conflicts of Interest," Yale Law Journal; "Structuring the Ethics of Prosecutorial Trial Practice," Vanderbilt Law Review; "Flowcharting the First Amendment," Cornell Law Review; "Federalizing Legal Ethics," Texas Law Review; and "The Politics of Torts," Yale Law Journal.
Before joining USD School of Law in 1990, Professor Zacharias clerked on the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia and practiced public interest law in Washington, D.C. He also taught at the Cornell University and George Washington University law schools.
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