LAW : FACULTY

faculty bio
Leslie Burton
Title:

Professor of Legal Writing

Director, LLM in United States Legal Studies Program

School:
Law
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6629

COURSES TAUGHT

Bankruptcy Law

Introduction to US Legal Systems

Writing and Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND 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 AND 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

A Review of Great Legal Traditions: Civil Law, Common Law, and Chinese Law in Historical and Operational Perspective, 60 U. Kan. L.Rev. 1135 (2012).

Editor's Take, 26 Real Property Law Reporter 196 (Sept. 2003).

The Non-Discrimination Principle and Its Effect on the Education of Roma Children in the Czech Republic, 30 Capital Univ. L. Rev. 665 (2002).

Kosovo: To Bomb or Not to Bomb? The Legality is the Question, 7 Annual Survey of Int'l. & Comp. L. 49 (2001).

Saving the African Elephant, 1 Indian J. Envt'l. L. 61 (2000).

An Overview of Insolvency Proceedings in Asia, 6 Annual Survey of Int'l. & Comp. L. 113 (2000).

Toward an International Bankruptcy Policy in Europe: Four Decades in Search of a Treaty, 5 Annual Survey of Int'l. & Comp. L. 205 (1999).

Limitations on Use of the California Homestead Exemption in Bankruptcy Cases: The Case for Following In re Pladson, 21 Calif. Bankruptcy J. 323 (1993). With Jeffrey C. Wurms.

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 AND 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