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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.

5/29/2014 - The Advocacy Teaching Blog praises GGU Law's 1st STEP program. Read it here.

5/20/2014 - Students enrolled in the Juris Doctor (JD) program at Golden Gate University’s (GGU) School of Law recently earned several prestigious accolades. Read the press release.

5/5/2014 - Jackie Speier, Congresswoman for the 14th Congressional District, with a public service career spanning three decades, will deliver Golden Gate University School of Law’s 2014 Commencement address at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on May 15, at 11:00a.m. Congresswoman Speier has more than 29 years of representative public service, and has been a fierce advocate for veterans, the prevention of gun violence, and in 2012 was named among Newsweek’s “150 fearless women” in the world.  Additionally, Golden Gate University President Dan Angel will present Paul T. Vince (JD 94) with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony. Read the press release.

4/25/2014 - GGU recently named the Honorable Marshall Whitley (Ret.) as Director of the School of Law's LLM Tax program, and Lindsay Jester as the program's Assistant Director. Read the press release.

4/21/2014 - On behalf of Friends of the Earth, the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic and Earthjustice filed a petition on April 21, 2014, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requesting the agency to address the largest source of lead emissions in the country – lead emitted from small aircraft. The groups have been urging the federal agency to address these emissions since 2003. Given the abundant evidence of the deleterious health effects of lead, the petition asks EPA to find that lead emissions from aircraft endanger human health and welfare. This finding is required before other actions are taken to protect the public. Our students Justin Hedemark, Alex Hoyt-Heydon, Sunita Popal, and Ellen Billingsley drafted parts of the petition. Read the news release from Friends of the Earth.

3/25/2014 - GGU Law's LLM in Taxation Ranked Among Top 10 in Nation Again!
For the past three years, TaxTalent has provided annual rankings of Undergraduate and Graduate Tax and Accounting programs directly from the perspective of corporate tax hiring authorities. By providing these annual rankings of the best U.S Tax programs directly from the employer perspective, TaxTalent bridges the gap between academia and the corporate tax world. The 2014 Educational Survey Series details the highest-regarded Undergraduate and Graduate Tax and Accounting programs in the United States. Read the Survey Results | Read the Press Release

3/12/2014 - National Jurist ranks GGU Law as one of the best law schools for practical training. Read the article. Read our press release.

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