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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
2/28/2014 - The 24th Annual Fulbright Symposium on International Legal Problems: The Effectiveness of International Law will take place on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm Keynote Speaker: Professor Sophie Clavier. Download the flyer.
AB241 Fact Sheet: Helping Californians Implement New Domestic Workers Rights Law
GGU Law's Women's Employment Rights Clinic, which played such a pivotal role in the passage of AB241 has created a Fact Sheet to help employees and employers meet the law's requirements. Read the Fact Sheet.
2/21/2014 - GGU Law recognized by Nat'l Jurist Among Top Programs in Nation for Practical Training
GGU made Nat'l Jurist's list of top 60 programs nationwide for practical training. Read the article.
2/12/2014 - A Nation at Waste: Professor Hina Shah's Reflection on the Long-Term Unemployed
Professor Hina Shah, Co-Director of The Women's Unemployment Rights Clinic, was one of 40 experts selected to contribute to the California Employment Lawyers Association's CELA Voice Project, a project dedicated to promoting the voices of workers' rights attorneys on issues that are important to California workers and the attorneys who represent them. Read her thoughtful contribution to the public conversation on the long-term unemployed and employment discrimination.
1/21/2014 - Two new articles hot off the press! Dean Van Cleave writes about The Courage of Law Students in The Daily Journal, and Susanne Aronowitz, Associate Dean of Law Career Services writes on Your Career: Ten Steps to Making a Career Change, in The Recorder, Jan. 3, 2014.
1/15/2014 - Justice Jesse Carter Lecture featuring renowned civil rights attorney John Burris (BS 67). Lecture, Q&A: "Trayvon Martin & Oscar Grant: The Intersection of Race and Criminal Justice." Read the press release.
1/13/2014 - The Environmental Law and Justice Clinic releases their Fall 2013 Report.
1/6/2014 - Prof. Mort Cohen wins the Jefferson Award for his work on behalf of seniors and nursing home residents. Read the article.
Prof. Wes Porter offers 14 New Year's Resolutions for Law Schools in 2014, and Susanne Aronowitz offers Ten Steps to Making a Career Change, published in The Recorder.
12/19/2013 - Prof. Wes Porter discusses mandatory sentences in the Daily Journal article, "Blame Congress, not prosecutors, for the absurdity of mandatory minimums." Read the article.
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.
Read about GGU students and alumni powering the business and legal communities.