LAW : FACULTY
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Poverty Law Conference, 2010
Public Interest Law
JD, New York University
BA, Santa Clara University
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Served as Judicial Clerk for the Hon. Napoleon A. Jones Jr., US District Court.
Designed and coordinated the Youth Outreach Project at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego as part of Equal Justice Works Fellowship.
Associate at Morrison & Foerster, LLP, in San Diego.
Hobby Lobby and Social Justice: How the Supreme Court Opened the Door for Socially Conscious Investors, 68 SMU L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming Winter 2015).
Juvenile Court Judges, Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice (forthcoming 2014).
Shades of Enron: The Legal Ethics Implications of the General Motors Scandal, Legal Ethics Forum (June 9, 2014).
co-editor: Vulnerable Populations and Transformative Law Teaching: A Critical Reader. Carolina Academic Press (2011).
San Francisco Chronicle, Letter to the Editor: Compassion Not a Game, Sept. 21, 2013.
Socioeconomic Bias in the Judiciary, 61 Cleveland State L. Rev. 137 (2013).
A Unique Bench, A Common Code: Evaluating Judicial Ethics in Juvenile Court, 24 Georgetown J. of Legal Ethics 97 (2011).
The Plight of the Derivative Plaintiff: Justice Carter's Dissent inHogan v. Ingold, ch. in The Great Dissents of the "Lone Dissenter": Justice Jesse W. Carter's Twenty Tumultuous Years on the California Supreme Court (Carolina Academic Press, 2010).
Key to Successful Independence: State-Funded Post-Secondary Educational Assistance for Former Foster Youth, 23 St. John's J of Legal Commentary 383 (2008).
Crisis on the Immigration Bench: An Ethical Perspective, 73 Brooklyn Law Review 467 (2008). Also in 28 J. Nat'l Ass'n Admin. L. Judiciary 471 (2008).
A Subdued Year for California Lawmakers: The New California Employment Legislation Effective January 1, 2006, 11:17 Employment Law Commentary (Nov. 2005).
An Ounce of Prevention: A Foster Youth's Substantive Due Process Right to Proper Preparation for Emancipation, 9 UC Davis J. of Juvenile L. & Policy 381 (2005).
Happy Birthday, You're Homeless, with Phil Ladew. National Center for Youth Law, Youth Law News (April-June 2003).
Help for Youth Leaving Foster Care, San Diego Union-Tribune (February 13, 2003).
Member, California State Bar
HONORS AND AWARDS
GGU Law John A. Gorfinkel Award for Outstanding Professor, 2008-2009 and 2012-2013 (voted by graduating students).
GGU Law Justice Jesse W. Carter Faculty Scholarship Award, 2009-2010.
GGU Law Multicultural Graduation Diversity Award, 2008-2009.
Fair Truth and Fiduciary Duty: The Power of Corporate Shareholders to Make a Difference. Paper and presentation given at the Elfenworks Unconference, Fair Truth, 11/11/2011.