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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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