Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Faculty Activities

Through scholarly publications, an array of professional and community activities, and leadership positions with local and national institutions and organizations, Southwestern faculty members influence and inform the public, the profession and legal education. The following provides a sampling of the research, publications, presentations, media activity and public service involvement.

These activities and other stories about faculty are also posted regularly on the Southwestern Reporter news blog.


SEPTEMBER 2013

PROFESSOR RYAN ABBOTT
  • Complementary and alternative medicine in child and adolescent psychiatry: legal considerations, 22 CHILD ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA 493 (with M. Cohen and S. Natbony; July 2013)
  • Presenter, "Big Data and Pharmacovigilance: Using Health Information Exchanges to Revolutionize Drug Safety," 2013 IP Scholars Conference, Cardozo University, New York, NY
  • Lecturer, "Healthcare Policy and Integrative Medicine," Medicine 180: Integrative East-West Medicine, UCLA
  • "Transforming the Nature of Drug Safety," RegBlog (A Source of Regulatory News, Analysis, and Opinion in Affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation; June 2013)
  • Contributor, Bill of Health Blog (Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School)
  • Peer Reviewer, JOURNAL OF GENERIC MEDICINES (M. Fabiana Jorg, ed.; SAGE Publications)
  • Peer Reviewer, JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE BASED COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (Bruce Buehler, MD, ed.; SAGE Publications)
  • Peer Reviewer, JAMA Internal Medicine (Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSC, ed.; American Medical Association)
  • Quoted in "Ruling on Gene Patents Opens New Avenues for University Research," Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Quoted in "An Alternative Method," The News Star (A Gannett Company)
PROFESSOR DEBRA BASSETT
  • 2013 Annual Supplement, CASES AND MATERIALS ON CIVIL PROCEDURE, 6th edition (with D. Crump, W. Dorsaneo and R. Perschbacher; Lexis Publishing, 2012)
  • 2013 Annual Supplement, FEDERAL COURTS, 13th edition (with C. Wright and J. Oakley; Foundation Press, 2012)
  • Deconstruct and Superstruct: Examining Bias Across the Legal System, 46 UC DAVIS LAW REVIEW (2013)
PROFESSOR JESSICA BERCH
  • The Confrontation Clause and the Border Patrol: Applying the "Primary Purpose" Test to Multifunction Agencies, 96 MARQUETTE LAW REVIEW 793 (with C. Mason; 2013)
  • May I Have A Word with You: Oops, Have I Already Violated the No-Contact Rule?, 6 PHOENIX LAW REVIEW 433 (with M. Berch; 2013)
  • Presentation, "Bending the Rules of Subject-Matter Jurisdiction," Jurisdictional Procedure and Uncertainty Panel, Law & Society Conference, Boston, MA
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Speaker, Justice for All: Conference to Reform Sexual Offence Laws, Reform Sex Offender Laws, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER CAMERON
  • Paper Presentation, "The Rule of Law Goes to Work: How Collective Bargaining May Promote Access to Justice in the United States, Canada, and Around the World," Labour Law Research Network Inaugural Conference, Barcelona, Spain
PROFESSOR LAURA DYM COHEN
  • Appointed Member, National Advisory Committee, Equal Justice Works
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • Presenter, "Performance Pay Mythology," Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles and National Business Law Scholars Conference, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OH
  • Roundtable Participant, Corporate Governance Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility, Institutional Investor Educational Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Guest Columnist, "Dodd-Frank's redundant ratios," Tell It To Al Blog (Al Lewis, Financial Columnist for Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch)
  • Quoted in "AL'S EMPORIUM: Paying CEOs for What Performance?" Dow Jones News Service (and others)
PROFESSOR WARREN GRIMES PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Appointed Advisor, ABA Task Force, ABA International Role
  • Appointed Affiliated Scholar, U.S.-Mexico Law Institute, University of Houston School of Law
  • Speaker, "Building a Successful Corporate Ethics & Risk Management Program," Section of Business Law, ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • Speaker, "The Changing International Legal Profession," ABA International Legal Education Summit, London
  • Speaker, "International Discovery for the Antitrust Lawyer," LACBA Section on Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices, Los Angeles, CA
  • Organizer and Member, NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Dispute Resolution Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
  • Interviewed regarding "Mexico and Other Free Trade Agreements: New Policies and Trade Strategies," Voice America's Emerging and Frontier Markets Investing
DEAN AUSTEN PARRISH
  • Panelist, "What do you expect law schools, legal education in general and the legal profession to look like in the future, in the next 10 years, in the next 20 years, 50 years from now?" Law School Night, Italian American Lawyers Association, Los Angeles, CA
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Quoted in "O.J. Simpson decision: How did he get parole but can't go free?" Christian Science Monitor
  • Interviewed regarding US. Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8, Mark Bernier Show, WNDB (Florida)
PROFESSOR MYRNA RAEDER
  • Editor and Introductory Chapter Author, THE STATE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE (ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2013)
  • Meeting Participant, Youth at Risk Commission and Commission of Domestic and Sexual Violence, ABA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Speaker, "Sentencing Issues," Parental Incarceration in the United States: Bringing Together Research and Policy to Reduce Collateral Costs to Children, White House Office of Public Engagement Research Workshop, Washington, DC
  • Quoted in "Child Who Is Too Frightened to Testify Is ‘Unavailable' Under Hearsay Exceptions," BNA United States Law Week Reporter
  • Quoted in "Crime labs under the microscope after a string of shoddy, suspect and fraudulent results," ABA Journal
PROFESSOR JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ-FEE
  • Webinar Presentation, "The Manifestation Determination Review Process," Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), June 2013
ASSOCIATE DEAN MOLLY SELVIN
  • Paper Presentation, "Loeb & Loeb Firm and the Origins of Entertainment Law in Los Angeles," Law and Society Meeting, Boston, MA
PROFESSOR IRA SHAFIROFF
  • PROPERTY LAW: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND MORAL CONCERNS (Esquire Books 2013)
  • Op-ed article, "The 10(ish) Commandments for Entering 1Ls," Los Angeles Daily Journal
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER
  • 2013 Supplement, WHITE COLLAR CRIME: CASES, MATERIALS, & PROBLEMS (LexisNexis Publishing, 2009)
  • Commenator/Discussion Leader, Workshop on Criminal Justice, AALS Midyear Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Panelist, Participant and Presenter, "Exam Writing Strategies," "Engaging Students Through Skills Exercises" and "Roundtable on Incorporating Race, Gender, and LGBT Issues into the Criminal Law Classroom," 2013 Westlaw Criminal Law Casebook Teaching Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Interviewed regarding former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling's effort to reduce his 24 year sentence and proposal by the U.S. Sentencing Commission to revamp sentencing in white collar cases, Take Two, KPCC
  • Quoted in "Did Halliburton cut a good deal with Justice?" The Washington Post
DEAN EMERITUS LEIGH TAYLOR
  • Participant as a member of Board of Trustees, NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education, San Francisco, CA
  • Participant, ABA Workshop for Chairs of Site Evaluation Teams, Chicago, IL
PROFESSOR WILLIAM WOOD
  • It Wasn’t an Accident: The Tribal Sovereign Immunity Story, 62 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2013)

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR VERONICA JEFFERS
  • IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW: PROBLEMS AND STRATEGIES (with L. Benson, L. Curcio, and S. Yale-Loehr; LexisNexis, 2013)
PROFESSOR MARK JUHAS
  • Op-ed, "Closing Argument: On the Anniversary of Gideon, an Argument for Free Civil Representation," Los Angeles Lawyer (September 2013)
PROFESSOR EDWARD WOLKOWITZ
  • Interviewed regarding about bankruptcy trustee issues, Marketplace, KCRW

SENIOR STAFF

SENIOR REFERENCE LIBRARIAN DAVID MCFADDEN
  • Panelist, "Grassroots Strategies for Success," Legislative Advocacy Training 2013: Advocacy in Practice, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  • Recipient, Special Blue Book Award, Southwestern Journal of International Law


OCTOBER 2013

PROFESSOR RYAN ABBOTT
  • Big Data and Pharmacovigilance: Using Healthcare Information Exchanges to Revolutionize Drug Safety, 99 IOWA LAW REVIEW 225 (2013)
  • Medico-Legal Issues in Cardiology, 21 CARDIOL REVIEW 222 (with M. Cohen; Sep-Oct 2013)
  • Presentation, "Hot Issues in Intellectual Property and Public Health," Quinnipiac Law School, Hamden, CT
  • Appointed, Board of Governors, Valley Community Clinic
PROFESSOR BETH CALDWELL
  • Banished for Life: Deportation of Juvenile Offenders as Cruel and Unusual Punishment, 34 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 2261 (2013)
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER CAMERON
  • LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS: STRIKES, LOCKOUTS, AND BOYCOTTS, 2d, 2013-14 ed. (with D. Ray and W. Corbett; West Group, 2013)
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Against Juvenile Sex Offender Registration, 82 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2014)
  • Keynote Address, "More is Not Always Better: Why Sex Offender Registration Laws are Unconstitutional," Reform Sex Offender Registration Laws (RSOL) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • Speaker, "The Unconstitutionality of Child Sex Offender Registration," La Verne University College of Law Faculty Speaker Series, Ontario, CA
  • Presenter, "A Day in the Life of a Site Visitor," New Site Evaluators Workshop, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Chicago, IL
  • Participant, Standards Review Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Atlanta, GA
PROFESSOR LAURA COHEN
  • Invited Participant, OneJustice California Pro Bono Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Panel Moderator "Upcoming Trends in Public Interest Legal Careers" and "Law Student Pro Bono on Campus and in Your Community," Equal Justice Works 2013 Conference and Career Fair, Washington, DC
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • Speaker, "The Trouble With CEO Pay," Canadian Law & Economics Association, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Speaker, "Performance Pay Mythology," Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles, CA and National Business Law Scholars Conference, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OH
  • Op-Ed, "Congress' Wrong-Way Approach to CEO Pay," Los Angeles Times
DEAN EMERITUS BRYANT GARTH
  • Introduction: The Women at the United States Supreme Court and Panel Discussion Featuring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, 42 SOUTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW 501 (Fall 2013)
PROFESSOR ROMAN HOYOS
  • The People's Privilege: The Franking Privilege, Constituent Correspondence, and Political Representation in Mid-Nineteenth Century America, 31 LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW 101 (Cambridge University Press, February 2013)
PROFESSOR HILA KEREN
  • Consenting Under Stress, 64 HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL 679 (2013)
  • Legal Hopes: Enhancing Resilience through the External Cultivation of Positive Emotions, 64 NORTHERN IRELAND LAW QUARTERLY 111 (with K. Abrams, 2013)
PROFESSOR JOERG KNIPPRATH
  • Participant and Presenter, Professor Richard Redding's The Politically Incorrect University, USC Federalist Society, Los Angeles, CA
PROFESSOR ROBERT LIND
  • 2013 Cumulative Supplement, ENTERTAINMENT LAW (with M. Blaha & Z. Grenier; LexisNexis Publishing, 2013)
  • 2013 Update, ENTERTAINMENT LAW: LEGAL CONCEPTS AND BUSINESS PRACTICES, 3rd ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2013)
  • Panelist, "Copyright Erosion: Peaks and Chasms in the Current Copyright Landscape," USC 2013 Institute on Entertainment Law and Business, Los Angeles, CA
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • The Globalization of Professionalism in THE ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL LAWYER" (P. Haskins, ed.; ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, 2013)
  • Paper Presentation, "ADR Development in the United States - 2012-13," NAFTA Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution, Los Angeles, CA
  • Organizer/Host and Panel Moderator, "ADR and the Entertainment, Media and Sports Industries," NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Dispute Resolution, Southwestern
  • Organizer and Panel Moderator, "Mobilizing the International Legal Profession: The Organized Bar and Non-Governmental Entities," UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Panel Organizer, "The Changing International Legal Profession," International Legal Education Summit, University of Law, London, UK
  • Participant as liaison to the American Law Institute, "Restatement on Foreign Relations Law of the United States (Fourth)," and Commenter, "Report on the Future of Legal Education," ABA Section of International Law Fall Council Meeting, London, UK
  • Participant, Legal Exchange with the Scottish Bar and Law Societies, ABA Section of International Law, Edinburgh, UK
  • Participant as member of ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Leaders Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Appointed Co-Chair, Professional Ethics Committee, ABA Section of International Law
  • Appointed Working Group Chair, ALI Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the U.S., ABA Section of International Law
ASSOCIATE DEAN MOLLY SELVIN
  • The History of Contemporary Law and Policy, 53 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY 502 (2013)
PROFESSOR JUDY SLOAN
  • Panel Discussion Featuring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Closing Remarks, 42 SOUTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW 503 (2013)
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER
  • Presenter, "Mass EnTORTainment: Cultural Storytellers and Mass Tort Litigation in the United States," Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives, Department of Culture Studies, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • Founding Editor, Mass Tort Litigation Blog
DEAN EMERITUS LEIGH TAYLOR
  • Chair, ABA Site Evaluation Team, Concordia University School of Law, Boise, ID

ADJUNCT FACULTY

HON. GARY HASTINGS
  • Speaker, "Civility and Professionalism: Why is it important?" Tri-Counties Local Government Attorneys' Association Meeting, Simi Valley, CA
HON. DARRELL MAVIS
  • Instructor, courses on conducting trials and gang issues in criminal cases, and Seminar Leader, B.E. Witkin Judicial College of California
  • Instructor, gang issues in criminal cases and issues unique to domestic violence cases, Center for Judiciary Education and Research, Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Panelist, "Introduction of Evidence in Court: Exhibits, Foundation and Other Evidentiary Issues," California State Bar Meeting, San Jose, CA
PROFESSOR PATRICK SWEENEY
  • Appointed, Chief Legal Officer, Digital Capital
PROFESSOR EDWARD WOLKOWITZ
  • Interviewed regarding bankruptcy, "Marketplace," American Public Media


DECEMBER 2013

PROFESSOR RYAN ABBOTT
  • Lecturer, "Medical Malpractice & Tort Reform," Health Policy: What Every Physician Needs to Know and UCLA School of Medicine
  • Lecturer, "The Affordable Care Act and the Regulatory Process," UCLA School of Medicine, Noon Conference Seminar Series, Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Panelist, "India's Shifting IP Regime: Balancing Access and Innovation," Symposium: The Global Medicine Challenge, Widener Law School, Wilmington, DE
PROFESSOR MARK CAMMACK
  • Presenter, "Indonesian Islamic Inheritance Law: Testing the Boundaries of Doctrinal Reform," Faculty Colloquium, National University of Singapore
  • Paper Presentation, "The Global and the Local in the Prosecution of Crimes Against Humanity: The Indonesian Human Rights Court for East Timor," Conference: Trials for International Crimes, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore
PROFESSOR LAURA COHEN
  • Appointed, California State Bar Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform (TFARR)
PROFESSOR MICHAEL FROST
  • Participant, West Coast Rhetoric Scholarship Workshop, University of Nevada, LasVegas
VICE DEAN ANAHID GHARAKHANIAN PROFESSOR JOHN HEILMAN
  • Panelist, Cities Using Eminent Domain on Underwater Mortgages, Public Policy Institute, Santa Monica City College
  • Speaker, Preparing for the Bar Exam, BLSA Western Regional Conference, Las Vegas, NV
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Speaker, "Mobilizing Lawyers to Advance the Business and Human Rights Framework: Regional and Global Perspectives," and co-organizer, ABA Delegation, Forum on Business and Human Rights, United Nations Council on Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Appointed, Board of Advisors, ABA Center for Human Rights' Business and Human Rights Project
DEAN SUSAN PRAGER
  • Featured, "Former AALS Presidents and Members of the Executive Committee Praise Outgoing Executive Director Susan Prager," AALS News (November 2013)
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Instructor, "Criminal Attempts," California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Pre-Law Society (in conjunction with the celebration of the new 3+3 program between CSUN and Southwestern)
  • Quoted in, "O.J. Simpson denied new trial: why such appeals almost never work," Christian Science Monitor
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER DEAN EMERITUS LEIGH TAYLOR
  • Re-elected President, Board of Trustees, North Shore Community Resources, North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Re-elected Chair, Board of Governors, Queen Margaret's School, Duncan, British Columbia
PROFESSOR WILLIAM WOOD
  • Panel Presentation, "Sovereignty, Federalism, and Internet Gaming," Internet Gaming Panel, California Indian Law Association Annual Conference, Cache Creek Casino Resort, Brooks, CA
  • Quoted in "In Fight Over Casino, Sovereignty of Indian Tribes at Risk," National Law Journal


FEBRUARY 2014

PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY
  • Appointed, Executive Committee, AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation sections
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • Are CEOs Really Overpaid? 1 WORKSPAN 49 (January 2014)
  • Speaker, "The Trouble with Performance Pay," Fordham Law School, New York, NY
  • Speaker, "Understanding CEO Pay," Hofstra Law School, Hempstead, NY
  • Speaker, "The Myths and Realities of CEO Pay," Athenaeum Lecture and "Early Stage Finance and Business Structure," Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
PROFESSOR DANIELLE HART PROFESSOR JAY GENDRON PROFESSOR WARREN GRIMES PROFESSOR STEVE KRONE
  • Panel Moderator, "Financing 3.0: A New World of Global Television and Content Investment," NATPE 2014, Miami, FL
PROFESSOR EMERITUS JAMES KUSHNER
  • Speaker, Comparative Urban Governance, AALS Annual Meeting, New York, NY
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Appointed, Executive Board, Beverly Hill Bar Association's International Law Committee
  • Organizer, Working Group, Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States (Fourth), ABA Section of International Law
  • Meeting Participant and Attendee, ABA Section of International Law Council; ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Coordinating Council; American Bar Foundation Fellows' Research Advisory Council; ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services (ITILS); ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education; ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism; ABA Center of Human Rights; ABA Midyear Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Quoted in "The Media Psychology Effect," Psychology Today
PROFESSOR ARTHUR MCEVOY
  • Privilege and Responsibility, 42 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLICY 23 (2013)
  • Environmental Law and the Collapse of New Deal Constitutionalism, 46 AKRON LAW REVIEW 881 (2013)
  • The Role of Law in Engineering ‘Natural' Disasters, 3 ONATI SOCIO-LEGAL SERIES 293 (2013), reprinted in DISASTERS AND SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES 155 (S. Sterett ed.; 2013)
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Interview regarding opposing federal court decisions on NSA's telephone mega dating mining decision, "Sunday Morning News Makers," KRLA AM870
  • Interviewed regarding ruling that NSA telephone metadata harvesting violates 4th Amendment Rights, WNDB (Florida)
DEAN SUSAN PRAGER
  • Speaker, Leadership Dinner, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
PROFESSOR GOWRI RAMACHANDRAN PROFESSOR BUTLER SHAFFER
  • A LIBERTARIAN CRITIQUE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Mises Institute 2013)
  • Speaker, "God, the Universe, and Everything," Freedom Summit Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • Sponsor, F.A. Hayek Memorial Lecture, Austrian Economics Research Conference, Mises Institute, Auburn, AL
PROFESSOR J. KELLY STRADER PROFESSOR WILLIAM WOOD
  • Quoted in "Wyoming to fight U.S. over Indian reservation land grant," Reuters, New York Times and Chicago Tribune 

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR JAMES GLADSTONE
  • Speaker, "Everything You Wanted to Know about Entertainment Law But Were Afraid to Ask," Georgetown Entertainment and Media Law Alliance, Washington, DC
  • Speaker, "Pirates of the Internet: Protecting the Rights of Content Creators," The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, Los Angeles, CA
PROFESSOR J. GARY HASTINGS
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy Building Trial Skills, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Presenter, "Ethical Issues Involving Jurors," Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, Los Angeles, CA
PROFESSOR MIRIAM KRINSKY
  • Op-ed, "To Reform the Sheriff's Department, Look to the LAPD," Los Angeles Times (with E. Chemerinsky)
  • Interviewed regarding Sheriff Lee Baca's retirement, "Airtalk with Larry Mantle," KPCC
  • Interviewed regarding Long Beach Police Chief running for LA County sheriff, ABC7
  • "Jail violence watchdog Miriam Krinsky responds to Sheriff's Department indictments," KCRW
  • "18 LA Sheriff's Dept. officials charged with corruption, civil rights abuses," "Which Way LA," KCRW
  • Quoted in "Arrests Challenge Los Angeles County Sheriff's 4-Term Tenure," New York Times 
  • Quoted in "Can L.A. County Sheriff Baca Be Re-Elected Amid Federal Charges?" The Crime Report 
  • Quoted in "Commission on Jail Violence endorses Long Beach chief Jim McDonnell for sheriff," Orange County Register


Spring 2014

PROFESSOR RYAN ABBOTT
  • Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge, WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (2014).
  • Debate (with R. Epstein) re: FDA Involvement in Off-Label Drug Use, Southwestern
    Available for viewing on YouTube
PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY
  • Amicus Curiae participant in “Brief of Environmental Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents” filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on April 2, 2014, in CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, et al. The amicus brief, filed on behalf of eight environmental law professors as amici curiae, addressed an issue arising under CERCLA, the federal “Superfund” environmental cleanup statute.
  • Panelist, “The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013-14 Arbitration Jurisprudence,” ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting, Miami
  • Panelist, “Using Emerging Technology in Simulation-Based Courses,” AALS/ABA Legal Educators Colloquium, Miami
PROFESSOR DEBBIE BASSETT
  • Presenter, “Silencing Our Elders,” American Society on Aging, 2014 Aging in America Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Presenter, “The Subtleties of Silence,” Conference on Psychology and Lawyering:  Coalescing the Field, UNLV School of Law, Las Vegas
  • Presenter, “Examining Bias in the Legal Profession” (MCLE presentation), Crisis in the Public Workplace:  Cutting Edge Issues in Personnel Labor Relations Symposium, sponsored by the Municipal Law, Institute of the League of California Cities and the California Constitution Center of UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA
PROFESSOR BETH CALDWELL
  • Keynote Speaker, “Providing Juvenile Lifers a Meaningful Opportunity for Release: A Global Perspective on California's Youth Offender Parole Hearings,” Globalization of Juvenile Justice, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri
  • Quoted, “Why Has President Obama Deported More Immigrants Than Any President in US History?” The Nation 
PROFESSOR MARK CAMMACK
  • Paper Presentation, “Indonesian Islamic Inheritance Law,” Recent Developments in Islamic Law in Arab Countries and Southeast Asia, Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia 
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER CAMERON
  • LABOR LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE 2D (with K. Dau-Schmidt, M. Malin, R. Corrada and C. Fisk; West Academic Publishing, 2014)
PROFESSOR LAURA DYM COHEN
  • Organizer, Trina Grilla Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat, Southwestern
  • Panelist, “Pro Bono Project Exchange: Ideas for Enhancing and Creating Opportunities” and “Developments on Mandatory Pro Bono,” 2014 Equal Justice Conference, Portland, OR.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • INDISPENSABLE AND OTHER MYTHS:  WHY THE CEO PAY EXPERIMENT FAILED AND HOW TO FIX IT (University of California Press, Forthcoming 2014)
  • The Siren Call of Equity Crowdfunding, JOURNAL OF CORPORATION LAW (forthcoming) 
  • Blog, re: developments in CEO compensation, CEO Pay
PROFESSOR WARREN GRIMES
  • Op-Ed article, “How your rising cable bill is making sports teams and star players rich,” Los Angeles Times 
  • Op-Ed article, “How 100 Million Cable Subscribers Are Forced to Subsidize Professional And College Sports,” Forbes 
  • Op-Ed article, “Competition Will Not Survive the Time Warner Comcast Merger,” Forbes
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Lecturer and Invited Participant, "Functions and Goals of Law Schools in the Context of the Future of Legal Education"25th Anniversary of the Faculty of Law, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, in Kaslik, Jounieh, Lebanon
  • Organizer and Moderator, showcase program on “The Changing International Legal Profession,”  and Meeting Participant, Legal Ed Cme (current Senior Advisor), Senior Lawyers' Interest Network (also current Senior Advisor), Transnational Legal Practice (former chair, Senior Advisor); International Ethics Committee (currently, Co-Chair), ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, New York University School of Law, New York
  • Organizer and Presenter, Blue Ribbon Working Group, American Law Institute's Restatement Of Foreign Relations of the United States, ALI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • Moderator, program on "Careers in International Law," International Law Society and the California Bar's International Law Section, Southwestern
  • Participant, North American Consortium on Legal Education, Biennial ConferenceVancouver, B.C. March (as noted in Lutz’s email, student Jordan Kleinau was invited to present her paper on comparative approaches to the "battered wives' defense" and countries' obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
  • Participant, ABA Day at the United Nations, briefing by UN Legal Counsel, New York
  • Approved, for proposed program re: "The Changing Landscape of the Latin American Legal Profession" Fall ABA Section of International Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Workshop attendant, as Affiliated Scholar, "U.S.-Mexican Legal Services Issues, Problems, Solutions,” US-Mexican Law Institute, U. of Houston Law School, Houston, TX
  • Appointed, NAFTA Roster for Binational Disputes Under NAFTA
PROFESSOR JONATHAN MILLER
  • Commentator, Comparative Law Works-in-Progress Workshop, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles
  • Guest Lecturer, re: Gay Rights in U.S. Constitutional Law (for course Intro to Human Rights: Focus on the Americas) Occidental College, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR CAROLINE NEWCOMBE
  • Similarities Between Early Irish Marital Property Law and California Community Property: The Economic Significance of a Wife's Labor 20 CARDOZO JOURNAL OF LAW & GENDER 33 (2013)
  • “Recent Developments in Education Law 2013” in RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 2013 (J. Lubbers, ed.) American Bar Association (2013)
  • Re-appointed, Chairperson: Education Law Committee, American Bar Association section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
PROFESSOR GOWRI RAMACHANDRAN
  • Lecture, 10th Annual Pemberton Lecture for Workplace Justice, James R. Browning Courthouse of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco
  • Panelist, “Pay Inequality, Access to Work and Discrimination,” Revisiting Sex symposium University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO
PROFESSOR BUTLER SHAFFER
  • The Obsession With Flight 370, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, University of Wollongong, in New South Wales, Australia
PROFESSOR JOHN TEHRANIAN
  • From Debbie Does Dallas to The Hangover: The Changing Landscape of Trademark Law in TINSELTOWN, IN HOLLYWOOD AND THE LAW (E. Carman, P. Drake, E. Hoyt and P. McDonald, eds.; forthcoming 2014)
  • Dangerous Undertakings: Sacred Texts and Copyright’s Myth of Aesthetic Neutrality in THE SAGE HANDBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (M. David & Debora Halbert, eds.; Sage Publications, forthcoming) 
  • Derivative Works 2.0: Reconsidering Transformative Use in the Age of Crowdsourced Creation, 109 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW (with J. Lipton, forthcoming 2015)
  • Selective Colorblindness: The Legal Construction of White Geographies in the Age of Obama, 86 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 1 (forthcoming, 2015) 
  • Guantanamo’s Greatest Hits:  The Semiotics of Sound and the Protection of Performer Rights under the Lanham Act, 16 VANDERBILT JOURNAL OF ENTERTAINMENT & TECHNOLOGY LAW 41 (2013)
  • Critical Legal Activism and Netroots Movements, 31 CARDOZO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL 624 (2013) 
  • Speaker, “Pathways to Success: Career Networking,” University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles
  • Speaker, “The New Censorship,” Arizona State University Legal Scholars Workshop, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe, AZ
  • Speaker, “Selective Colorblindness: White Geographies in the Age of Obama,” 2014 Asian-American Law Journal Annual Symposium: Strangers & Stereotypes, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA
  • Speaker, “Playing Cowboys and Iranians: Selective Colorblindness, Middle Eastern Identity, and the Geographies of Whiteness,” National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Lecture Series, California States University at Fresno (Fresno State), Fresno, CA
  • Speaker, “Demystifying Intellectual Property Law,” Folk Alliance Region West Annual Conference, Irvine, CA
  • Speaker, “Protecting Talent’s Brand,” Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern LLP, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Speaker, “Dangerous Undertakings:  Copyright’s Myth of Aesthetic Neutrality” Institute for Advanced Studies, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
  • Speaker, The Aereo Litigation and the Future of Broadcast Television, New Medial Legal Publishing One-Hour Videotaped CLE Program for distribution through West Group, Los Angeles
  • Named one of Variety’s top 50 entertainment lawyers in the world in its annual Legal Impact Report (2013)
PROFESSOR JULIE WATERSTONE
  • A Solution Hiding in Plain Sight: Special Education and Better Outcomes for Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges, 41 FORDHAM URBAN LAW JOURNAL 403 (with Y.  Cannon and M. Gregory; 2013)

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR ANGELA HASKINS
  • Joined, Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP as a partner in Professional Liability, Elder Care, Product Liability and General Liability Practice Groups
PROFESSOR HOWARD JACOBS
  • Interviewed, re: Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown being cleared to run, CVM TV
  • Quoted, “VCB/Lawyers Clear Air,” The Jamaican Gleaner 
  • Quoted, “Veronica Campbell-Brown cleared,” Associated Press (via ESPN)
PROFESSOR MIRIAM KRINSKY
  • Appointed, California State Bar Civil Justice Strategies Task Force
  • Interviewed, re: LA County Sheriff’s race, KPCC
  • Quoted, “Activists battle jailors’ ‘culture of violence’,” Los Angeles Times 
  • Quoted, “Restoring Sheriff’s Dept. morale by not doing too much or too little,” Los Angeles Times 
  • Quoted, “Candidates vying for seats on Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will face new era of governance,” LA Daily News (and sister publications) 
  • Quoted, “New leader for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department must overcome scandals to rebuild public trust,” LA Daily News 
  • Quoted, “Inspector General Max Huntsman wants more interaction between public, Sheriff’s Department,” LA Daily News 
  • Quoted, “More Charges Filed Against LA County Sheriff's Department,” Malibu Times
  • Quoted, “U.S. charges deputies with beating handcuffed inmate,” Los Angeles Times
PROFESSOR ANTHONY MOHR
  • Reflections on wearing a robe: Working on the bench is the ultimate reality show THE ADVOCATE MAGAZINE (Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles)
PROFESSOR EDWARD STARK
  • Named, Super Lawyer (Top 5% of the lawyers in the state, Superlawyers.com) 2011-2014
  • Presenter, re: Professionals Licensure Defense for CPAs, California Society of CPA's in 2013, Torrance, CA
  • Presenter, Boundary Issues for Health Care Providers and Professional Licensure Defense for Health Care Providers, ASH (American Specialty Health), San Diego, CA  

Fall 2014

PROFESSOR RYAN ABBOTT
  • Balancing Access and Innovation in India's Shifting IP Regime, Remarks, 35 WHITTIER LAW REVIEW 341 (2014)
  • Can Bayesian Extrapolation Improve FDA Regulation of Off-Label Uses of Drugs and Devices?, FDLI'S FOOD AND DRUG POLICY FORUM (with I. Ayres; 4(5), 1-12; 2014)
  • Lecturer, "California's Malpractice System: Fair or Failed?," UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles
    Available for viewing on Youtube
  • Speaker, "The Sentinel Initiative as a Cultural Commons," IASC Thematic Knowledge Commons Conference, New York University School of Law
  • Roundtable Participant, NYU Workshop on Medical User Innovation and Medical Commons, New York University
  • Quoted, "Hobby Lobby Case Tempts Firms to Find Religion, Law Professors Say," Law Dragon
PROFESSOR RON ARONOVSKY
  • Organizer, AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section's 8th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference
PROFESSOR DEBRA BASSETT
  • Paper Presentation, University of Missouri College of Law's Works-in-Progress Conference
  • Paper Presenation, AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference, Southwestern
  • Invited Panelist, "Caperton's Next Generation: Beyond the Bank," Courts, Campaigns, and Corruption: Judicial Recusal Five Years After Caperton, sponsored by the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, the Brennan Center for Justice and the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, New York University School of Law
PROFESSOR BETH CALDWELL
  • Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Release: Graham, Miller & California's New Youth Offender Parole Hearings, NYU REVIEW OF LAW & SOCIAL CHANGE (forthcoming)
  • Keynote Speaker, Globalization of Juvenile Justice symposium, University of Central Missouri
  • Presentation, "Images, Immigration & Whiteness," Whiteness as Property: A Twenty Year Appraisal, UCLA's Critical Race Studies Symposium, Los Angeles
  • Quoted, "Why Has President Obama Deported More Immigrants Than Any President in US History?," The Nation
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER CAMERON
  • Presentation, "Pros or Joes? The Status of Student-Athletes after the Northwestern Case," Orange County Labor Education and Research Association
  • Members' Committee Host, 8th Annual Continuing Legal Education Conference, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Los Angeles
  • Moderator, Careers in Labor & Employment Law Panel, Southwestern Labor and Employment Law Association
  • Moderator, Hispanic Heritage Month Careers Panel, Southwestern Latino Law Students Association
  • Interactive Lecture, "The Tomato Case" Political Science classes at Woodbury University and California State University, Long Beach
  • Presentation, "Gone with the Windsor? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions in Three Key Post-DOMA Areas," Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C.
  • Speaker, Loyola Law School Luncheon for Loyola Student Winners of Mexican American Bar Foundation Scholarships
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Forward, Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE), Tenth Anniversary Annual Report, Fall 2014
  • Presenter, "A Day in the Life of a Site Visitor," New Site Evaluators Workshop, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Chicago, IL
  • Presenter, "Strategic Planning," Southwestern Alumni Board Meeting
  • Moderator, "Lawyers Without Rights: How the Courts Failed Germany," Southwestern
  • Quoted, "This is Law School? Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech," The New York Times
  • Interview, "Curriculum Matters: My Talk with a Law School Dean," Blueprint Prep
PROFESSOR LAURA DYM COHEN
  • Co-Facilitator, SoCal Pro Bono Regional Meeting, Los Angeles
  • Panelist, "Identifying and Working with Public Interest Students on Your Campus," Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, Bethesda, MD
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • INDISPENSABLE AND OTHER MYTHS: WHY THE CEO PAY EXPERIENCE FAILED AND HOW TO FIX IT (University of California Press, 2014); Reviewed in "Executive Pay: Should CEO's really be paid less," The Economist
  • Letter to the Editor, Response to David Sirota's response to Paul Krugman Article, "Our Invisible Rich," New York Times
  • Quoted, "Kickstarter, but with stock," Slate
PROFESSOR MICHAEL EPSTEIN
  • MASS MEDIA LAW - SURVEY OF CONTENT AND CULTURE (Vandeplas Publishing, 2014)
  • Panel Moderator and Speaker, "Drones: Fast, Cheap and Out of Control?" MLRC Cal Chapter Quarterly Lunch Meeting, Los Angeles
  • Interviewed, "Police must reveal names of officers in shootings absent threats, court rules," KPCC
  • Commentary, "The ongoing debate over e-cigarettes," Christian Science Monitor
PROFESSOR SYLVIA FAERMAN
  • Invited Panelist, " The Use of Technology in Teaching and Research," Professional Women and Technology, Sponsored by Microsoft Argentina and Apetura Magazine, Buenos Aires, Argentina
PROFESSOR WARREN GRIMES
  • Op-ed, "Competition, Not Mergers: The Road to Sound Internet and Cable Policy," Forbes
  • Op-ed, "Minus the TV Subsidy, Whither College Sports?" The Bootleg
  • Workshop Participant, "Why Specific Rules on Unfair Trade Practices," sponsored by Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Berlin, Germany
  • Quoted, "NCTA Preview: Comcast-TWC Combo Would Gain Leverage Over Programming, Broadband," Variety
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • International Lawyer of the Year, State Bar of California International Law Section
  • Designed, edited and published, "The International Ethics Committee Newsletter"
  • "Developments, 2014, for International Ethics Law," for year in review, THE INTERNATIONAL LAWYER
  • Speaker/Moderator--EU-US Legal Services Roundtable, Boston, MA
  • Speaker, Blue Ribbon Committee on FOREIGN RELATIONS RESTATEMENT ABA Section of International Law, Council, Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Speaker/Moderator, "The Ethics of Transnational Practice," and "The Changing Landscape of the Latin American Legal Profession," Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Speaker, American Law Institute's Advisor & Consultative Member Meetings on the FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES' RESTATEMENT (Fourth); ABA Liaison to ALI, Philadelphia 
  • Participant, AALS Workshop on Dispute-Resolution Works-in-Progress, Southwestern
  • ABA Midyear Meeting, SIL Council, Co-Char- International Ethics Committee, ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, ABF Fellows' Research Advisory Council
  • ABA Standing Committee on Professional (member) Meeting, Boston
  • ABA SIL Transnational Legal Practice Committee, Sat. Aug. 9, 2014, Boston, MA.
  • Held Committee Meeting, ABA SIL International Ethics Committee, Buenos Aires
  • Organizer, Blue Ribbon Committee on Foreign Relations Restatement (Fourth)--conference calls
  • Awarded as organizer and moderator of the "Outstanding 2014 ABA Section of International Law Spring CLE Meeting Program"
PROFESSOR ARTHUR MCEVOY
  • Quoted, "Surfers Beat Billionaire in Landmark California Beach Case," Time
DEAN SUSAN PRAGER
  • Interview, "Dean Limelight: Southwestern Law's Susan Westerberg Prager," Law Dragon Campus
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Letter to the Editor, "For Pistorius, Five-Year Term May Mean Move to House Arrest," New York Times
  • Quoted, "California court strikes down teacher tenure rules in major ruling," Christian Science Monitor
  • Interviewed, re: Hobby Lobby decision, KRLA and WNDB
PROFESSOR GOWRI RAMACHANDRAN
  • Interviewed, "Ban the Box: LA mulls law to bar employers from asking about criminal past," KPCC
PROFESSOR REBECCA ANN SIMON
  • Elected Member, Board of Directors, National Women's Political Caucus, Los Angeles Westside
  • Elected Member, Pacific Council on International Policy
PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER
  • WHITE COLLAR CRIME: CASES, MATERIALS, AND PROBLEMS (with S. Jordan; Lexis Publishing 3rd ed. forthcoming, 2015)
  • (Re)Conceptualizing Insider Trading, 80 BROOKLYN LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2015)
  • Gay Panic, Gay Victims, and the Case for Gay Shield Laws, 36 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2015)
  • Examining the Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion in White Collar Crime (Essay), 11 OHIO STATE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW 759 (2014) (invited submission) (Symposium on White Collar Crime, Federal Criminal Law, and Business Crimes Pedagogy)
  • Panelist, "Integrating Social Justice Issues Into First Year Courses," Society of American Law Teachers--SALT Teaching Conference, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
PROFESSOR RACHEL VANLANDINGHAM
  • Op-ed, "The military should make everyone in the service follow California's 'yes means yes' laws," The Washington Post (also picked up in the Columbia Daily Tribune and Press of Atlantic City)
  • Quoted, "Brass slow-walk President Obama's marching orders on sex assault," Politico
  • Quoted, "In Ferguson, was it wise to deploy the National Guard?" U.S. News & World Report
  • Interviewed, "Is translating jihadist texts a crime? SCOTUS may take up case this term," Air Talk
  • Panelist, "The Second Public Meeting of the Judicial Proceedings Panel on Sexual Assault in the Military," Judicial Proceedings Panel--Second Public Meeting, Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston
PROFESSOR JULIE WATERSTONE
  • Panelist, "Special Focus: Policy Reform and Charter School," Discipline in Schools: Moving Beyond Zero Tolerance, Loyola University, Chicago
PROFESSOR WILLIAM WOOD
  • Speaker, "History, Theory and Doctrine of Tribal Sovereign Immunity & the Ex Parte Young Analogy," Tribal Sovereign Immunity After Bay Mills, University of Colorado Law School
  • Speaker, "Tribal v. State Jurisdiction Taxati," National Intertribal Tax Alliance annual conference, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians' Reservation

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR NEVILLE JOHNSON
  • Guest Column, "James Garner: A Lawyer Reflects on the Actor's Legal Legacy," The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Remedies for Web Defamation," California Lawyer (A Daily Journal Publication)
  • Book Review, THE MAN WHO SEDUCED HOLLYWOOD (by J. Gladstone), Los Angeles Lawyer
PROFESSOR MIRIAM KRINSKY
  • Quoted, "Competition fierce in Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Race," and "L.A. County CEO William Fujioka retires," Los Angeles Daily News
PROFESSOR KYLE MARKS
  • Elected, Chair, Title Insurance Subsection, Real Estate Section, LA County Bar Association
  • Selected, 2013 and 2014 California Super Lawyers Rising Starts list
  • Speaker, (with R. Marks), Land Contracts and All-Inclusive Deeds of Trust," Los Angeles Escrow Association, Los Angeles
HON. YVETTE M. PALAZUELOS
  • Awarded, Benjamin Aranda III Judge of the Year Award, Mexican American Bar Association, Annual Judges' Night & Awards Dinner, Los Angeles

ABA - American Bar Association
AALS
- Association of American Law Schools
LACBA
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
LSSSE - Law School Survey of Student Engagement
NALP - National Association for Law Placement