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11/7/2014 - Professor Marc Greenberg is interviewed by Channel 7 News (KGO) about local and global police efforts to shut down hundreds of Darknet (See also: Deep Web) websites that traffic illegal drugs, arms, and services. Last year, another local Bay Area resident was arrested for running Silk Road, which primarily trafficked drugs and counterfeit documents. Read the article and see Professor Greenberg's interview here.

11/1/2014 - GGU Law Litigation Center wins the San Francisco Trial Lawyer Association's annual Mock Trial competition, beating out Stanford, UC Hastings and Santa Clara law school. This is GGU Law's third victory in a row, having won four out of the past five years. Click here to learn more about the SFTLA competition, and click here to learn what makes GGU Law's Litigation Center the best in the Bay.

10/16/2014 - Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes an article in The Recorder about the essentials of mindfulness and other habits that are key to truly "thinking like a lawyer." In a profession that constantly espouses this concept, but fails to define it, Dean Van Cleave provides a clear foundation for the term and how one can successfully, and sustainably "think like a lawyer." Read the article here here.

10/16/2014 - Adjunct Professor Judi Cohen is interviewed by JDSupra, a law career site, about her experiences teaching Mindfulness for Lawyers at GGU Law and abroad through her company, Warrior One, LLC. Read more here.

10/13/2014 - Professor and Dean Emeritus Peter Keane speaks about persons working as police officers and moonlighting as private security for professional sports teams. Peter Keane states, "They need to make sure that the team isn't hiring police officers to run interference for them with the law." Read more here.

9/30/2014 - Dean Rachel Van Cleave weighs in on California's new "Yes Means Yes" and its implications for university processes for sexual assault suspects. Read the article here - and here.

9/29/2014 - Professor Cynthia Chandler drafts historic Senate Bill 1135, which ends the illegal practice of forced sterilization of female inmates in California. Read the article here.

9/17/2014 - Professor Hina Shah writes about California Assembly Bill 1522 and how it will affect sick leave for low-income workers in some very surprising ways. Read the article here.

9/11/2014 - GGU Law to Welcome Former Clerk for the United States Supreme Court, Bill Suter to speak at the annual Chief Justice Ron George Distinguished Lecture Series on October 23, 2014. Details for the event are here.

9/11/2014 - The Second Annual Veterans' Law Conference will take place at Golden Gate University School of Law October 23, 2014. The conference will focus on veteran issues concerning the law, education, health and employment. Speakers include Will Gunn, former General Counsel to the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and John Keker, former Marine and Partner at Keker & Van Nest, LLP. Details for the event are here.

9/4/2014 - Rocío Alejandra Avila, a Senior Fellow at the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law reflects on the power of transformative social change on the one year anniversary of the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Read the article.

9/3/2014 - Dean Rachel Van Cleave and Professor Daniel Devoy were featured in Lawdragon's expose of Golden Gate University School of Law's Veterans' Legal Advocacy Clinic. Read the article.

8/25/2014 - Judy McKelvey, beloved Dean Emerita and Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, died on August 10, 2014. She is fondly remembered for her kindness and for championing the movement of women into legal practice in the 1970s. Her obituary may be read here.

8/25/2014 - Faculty Scholarship Updates

  • Professor Laura Cisneros's article, entitled "Paging Dr. Derrida: A Deconstructionist Approach to Understanding the Affordable Care Act Litigation" was published in Volume 54 of the Santa Clara Law Review. Read the article.
  • Professor Benedetta Faedi Duramy's new book, Gender and Violence in Haiti, was published by the Rutgers University Press. Read about the book.
  • Professor Marc Greenberg's new book, Comic Art, Creativity and the Law, was published by Edward Elgar Press. Read about the book.
  • Professor Helen Kang has had a book chapter entitled "Clinical Education in South Korean Law Schools," accepted for publication in Clinical Legal Education in Asia: Accessing Justice for the Underprivileged, which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Professor Alan Ramo's latest article, "U.S. Military Accountability for Extraterritorial Environmental Impacts: An Examination of Okinawa, Environmental Justice and Judicial Militarism," has been accepted for publication in Volume 28 of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.

Three Strikes Justice Center Fundraiser
Thursday, Sept. 18
5:30-7:30 pm
Room 5309

Golden Gate University School of Law welcomes you to a Benefit & Reception for the Three Strikes Justice Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in San Francisco. TSJC's mission is to alleviate the over-crowding of prisons and give inmates sentenced to "life-in-prison" a chance at new beginnings. GGU Dean Rachel Van Cleave will give the welcome speech and introduce Keynote speaker and former San Quentin Warden, Daniel B. Vasquez, who will address prison reform issues and what we can do to fix this hot topic issue. TSJC was founded by two of our alumnae, Angeli Fitch and Givelle Lamano, two social justice attorneys practicing criminal defense in the Bay Area. All donations are tax-deductible and the evening will be filled with networking and refreshments. For inquiries or to RSVP, please contact Angela De Claro at angela.declaro@gmail.com.

8/22/2014 - Professor Neitz wrote Hobby Lobby and Social Justice: How the Supreme Court Opened the Door for Socially Conscious Investors, 68 SMU L. Rev. (forthcoming Winter 2015). This piece is about the SCOTUS' Hobby Lobby ruling and how the Court's reasoning paved the way for social impact investors to use the corporate form as a vehicle to achieve their objectives. Read the article.

Professor Neitz also wrote Juvenile Court Judges, in the Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice, Forthcoming Fall 2014.

6/18/2014 - LOTS OF NEWS TO SHARE!

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law along with the law firm of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of in-home and facility caregivers in the California Superior Court, Alameda County against Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and affiliated companies Professional Healthcare at Home, LLC and NP Plus, LLC, alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime and various meal and rest period violations, among other claims. Read the press release. Listen to an interview with Prof. Hina Shah.

Professor Neitz wrote Shades of Enron: the Legal Ethics Implications of the General Motors Scandal on the blog legalethics.com, June 9, 2014.

Dean Rachel Van Cleave's published What Law Schools and Lawyers Can Do for Veterans in The Recorder, May 22, 2014; and Engaging Work, Work While Engaged on law. com on June 9, 2014.

Professor Alan Ramo's letter to the editor regarding Coal Pollution and Climate Change was published in the New York Times, June 3, 2014.


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