LAW : FACULTY

Leslie Burton
Leslie Burton
Title:
Professor of Legal Writing

Director, LL.M.  in United States Legal Studies, Intellectual Property, and Environmental Law Programs

School(s):
Law
Campus(es):
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6629

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Introduction to US Legal Systems
  • Writing and Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Post-graduate law degrees, dual degrees, exchange agreements
  • Writing and Editing

EDUCATION

  • LLM (highest honors), Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD (cum laude), Santa Clara University
  • BA (magna cum laude), University of Portland

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Practiced bankruptcy litigation in San Francisco at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin
  • Law Clerk to chief Judge of the US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
  • Deputy District Attorney, County of Sacramento
  • Taught at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Marmara University Law School, Istanbul, Turkey; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; and Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, California State Bar
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • American Association of Law Schools, sections on International Legal Exchange and Post-Graduate Legal Education

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Fulbright Scholar, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Fellow, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Accademic Exchange Service), Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist