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12/9/2013 - Kassie Cardullo (JD 14) publishes article in California Litigation magazine
Kassie Cardullo's "Gene Majeski's 10 Key Lessons to Becoming a Successful Trial Attorney" was published in California Litigation magazine. The article profiles Eugene Majeski and features the top ten lessons his long-time friends and colleagues learned from him. Cardullo authored the article while working as a law clerk at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley. Read the article. (This article first appeared in California Litigation, published by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California, and is posted with permission.)
11/11/2013 - Adjunct Professor Dan Devoy addresses the needs of veterans in Viewpoint: Giving Back to the Veterans, The Recorder, Nov. 11, 2013.
11/4/2013 - GGU Litigation Celebrates Tremendous Achievements
This fall, GGU competed in five mock trial competitions. Our teams won two (SFTLA & ABA Labor), advanced to a national (Labor), finished 2nd out of 24 schools in a national competition (CACJ), and had a strong showing in a national Pretrial Civil competition at Stetson. Twenty-three different students, 5 coaches, and 2 Baxter fellows represented our law school.
GGU also hosted our second annual (highly successful) GGU-BLS In Vino Competition and an innovative "mock trial collaboration" with McGeorge and Southern Illinois. Read all about it.
11/1/2013 - The Daily Journal Profiles the Hon. Gail Dekreon (JD 81). Read the article.
10/21/2014 - Dean's Newest Perspective Piece on Legal Education and the Profession
Dean Rachel Van Cleave's newest article on legal education and the profession.
GGU Law Mock Trial Team Success
GGU Law's mock trial team scores great victory! At the California Association for Criminal Justice (CACJ) National Mock Trial competition, GGU Law's team placed 2nd out of 24 teams from across the nation. Congratulations to students Brooke Perkins, Aseil Mohmoud, Brent Kling and Jaclyn Merkis on your fine work.
GGU Professor Appointed to City Commission!
Professor Peter Keane was appointed to the San Francisco Ethics Commission by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and sworn in on Monday, October 21, 2013.
10/11/2013 - GGU Law hosts Second Annual In Vino Veritas National Mock Trial Competition, October 11-13, 2013
GGU Law's Litigation Center hosts this national competition and 12 teams from established advocacy programs from around the country. The winner advances to the ABA National Criminal Mock Trial Competition in Chicago, IL each April. The second place team is invited to compete in the Puerto Rico Inter-American University Trial Advocacy Competition in the Fall of 2014. The 2013 problem is based upon an actual federal criminal case and, this year, involves an assault on two U.S. Marshals. We provide each team with two students who will play two witness roles and serve as a team ambassador during your stay in the Bay Area.
In Vino Veritas consists of three guaranteed rounds of mock trial competition and a semi-final round in San Francisco, with the final round in Sonoma County. All teams are invited to the trip north for a bus tour and wine tasting. This competition, organized by Professor Wes Porter and the Litigation Center, brings together GGU Law students, local alumni, litigators, judges, and student teams from across the United States for a highly competitive, very enjoyable weekend.
- American University Washington College of Law
- Barry University School of Law
- Catholic University Columbus School of Law
- University of Denver School of Law
- Florida State University School of Law
- Fordham University School of Law
- Hastings College of Law
- John Marshall Law School
- Pace Law School
- St. John's University School of Law
- Stetson University College of Law
- University of Texas School of Law
9/11/2013 - Golden Gate University School of Law and the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) have selected their fourth annual International Women Judges Graduate Fellow for 2013-14. This year’s Fellow is Hon. Angela Maria Benedict Teye, a Deputy Registrar at the High Court Commercial Division, Arusha, Tanzania who will pursue an individualized course of study and earn a graduate law degree at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. The International Women Judges Graduate Fellowship was created to advance issues involving international women’s rights and the role of women in justice systems around the world. Read the press release.
7/10/2013 - The Environmental Law and Justice Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law) has received the ABA’s Dedication to Diversity and Justice Award. The award recognizes and honors the accomplishments of leading organizations in the areas of environmental justice and who embrace a commitment to gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in the environment, energy, and natural resources legal area. GGU Law’s ELJC received the award for its achievements in significantly reducing pollution in numerous under-represented communities living amidst manufacturing and power plants. Read the press release.
4/1/2013 - The Golden Gate University School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation has selected GGU Law Alumna Kirsten Keith (JD 94), City Council Member and former Mayor of Menlo Park as its second recipient of the Drucilla Stender Ramey Public Interest Achievement Award. The award, named in honor of GGU Law’s former dean and public interest champion, honors individuals in the GGU community whose outstanding work has advanced justice and social change in the lives of vulnerable populations. Read the press release.
12/11/2012 - After a national search, Golden Gate University President Dan Angel is proud to announce the appointment of Rachel Van Cleave, Interim Dean, as the new Dean of Golden Gate University School of Law. A Fulbright Scholar, GGU Law Professor since 2004 and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs since 2008, Van Cleave brings extensive experience as an international scholar, professor and law school leader to her new role. Read the press release.
10/29/2012 - LGBT Issues in the Judiciary. On Monday, October 29, Golden Gate University School of Law will hold the Fourth Annual Chief Justice Ronald M. George Distinguished Lecture, a program that explores the experiences of justices who serve on some of the most influential courts in the nation. This year, the Lecture and panel discussion that follows proudly feature LGBT jurists, including, as the 2012 Distinguished Lecturer, Former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, who heard arguments in the landmark federal trial on California’s Proposition 8 and ruled that the initiative’s denial of marriage rights to gay couples violated the U.S. Constitution. Read the press release.
8/24/2012 - 2012-13 International Women Judges Graduate Fellow Announced
Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law) and the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) have selected their third annual International Women Judges Graduate Fellow for 2012-13. This year’s Fellow is Hon. Farjana Yesmin, a Senior Judicial Magistrate in Mymensingh, Dhaka, Bangladesh who will pursue an individualized course of study and earn a graduate law degree at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Read the press release.
8/1/2012 - Professor Rachel Van Cleave has been appointed Interim Dean of the School of Law. Read the press release.
7/2/2012 - GGU Law Professors Awarded Fulbright Fellowships
Golden Gate University School of Law Professors Helen Hartnell and Eleanor Lumsden awarded Fulbright Fellowships. Read the press release.
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