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.

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 DEBBIE BASSETT
  • Paper Presentation, University of Missouri College of Law's Works-in-Progress Conference
  • Paper Presentation, 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
DEAN EMERITUS LEIGH TAYLOR
  • Participant, ABA Workshop for Chairs of Site Evaluation Teams, Chicago
  • ABA Site Evaluator, Fordham University School of Law, Summer Program in Ghana
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

SPRING 2015 No. 1

PROFESSOR RYAN ABBOTT
  • Evidence and Extrapolation: Mechanisms for Regulating Off-Label Uses of Drugs and Devices, 64 DUKE LAW JOURNAL 377 (with I. Ayres, 2014)
  • Post-Market Drug Regulation in the Age of Big Data: What Path to the Promised Land?, FDLI's FOOD AND DRUG POLICY FORUM, 4 (10), 1-14
  • Interviewed, possible legal ramifications of not using vaccines/measles outbreak, ABC7 and Bloomberg Law
PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY
  • Appointed, Executive Committee, Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, AALS
  • Appointed, Executive Committee, Section on Litigation, AALS
PROFESSOR DEBBIE BASSETT
  • Class Action Silence, 94 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, 1781 (2014)
  • Paper presentation, "Improving Current Judicial Implicit Bias Education,"  Judicial Education and Art of Judging:  From Myth to Methodology Conference, University of Missouri School of Law 
PROFESSOR LAURA DYM COHEN
  • Grant recipient, Los Angeles Diversity Pipeline Coalition, California Bar Foundation
  • Grant recipient, Modest Means Incubator Project, California State Bar and the California Commission on Access to Justice
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • Are CEO Pay and Performance Linked?, excerpt from INDISPENSABLE AND OTHER MYTHS, Utne Reader 
  • Is Performance-Related Pay for CEOs an Outmoded Idea?, WORK (Dec. 2014)
  • Presentation, “Why Choose a Social Enterprise Form of Business Organization?” Southern California Business Law Workshop, University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Presentation, “Indispensable and Other Myths:  Why the CEO Pay Experiment Failed and How to Fix It,” Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law
  • Presentation, “The Myths of CEO Pay,” Roosevelt Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Presentation, “The Problems with Performance Pay for CEOs,” SBA Research Talk, Southwestern
  • Presentation, “How to Restructure CEO Pay,” Board of Directors meeting of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, Chicago
  • Interviewed, “CEO Pay,” Midday with Dan Rodricks (Public Radio)
  • Interviewed, “Finding CEOs Are Not Indispensable,” The Jefferson Exchange (Public Radio hosted by Geoffrey Riley)
  • Interviewed, “Los Bonos por Desempeño:  ¿Motivadores o Nefastos?” CNNExpansión
PROFESSOR SYLVIA FAERMAN
  • Panel moderator, “Combating Women’s Inequality Through Economic Development,” The Global Struggle for Women’s Equality symposium, Southwestern
PROFESSOR NORMAN GARLAND
  • Quoted, “Pasadena embezzlement suspects’ hearing cancelled,” Pasadena Star-News
PROFESSOR ANAHID GHARAKHANIAN
  • Elected, Board Member, Section on Balance in Legal Education, AALS
PROFESSOR ROBERT LIND
  • 2014 Update, ENTERTAINMENT LAW: LEGAL CONCEPTS AND BUSINESS PRACTICES, 3rd ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2014)
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Linking Trade, Intellectual Property and Investment in the Globalizing Economy: The Interrelated Roles of FTAs, IP and the United States in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION (C. Antons and R. Hilty, eds; Springer, 2015)
  • Commentator, Symposium on “Arctic Governance” Conference,  UC Irvine
  • Meeting Participant, American Bar Foundation Fellows’ Research Advisory Committee, Chicago
  • Participant, ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism (member) Meeting and ABA SIL Transnational Legal Practice Committee, ABA Midyear Meeting, Houston, TX
  • Delegate, AALS House of Representatives, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Moderator/Commentator, “Combating Women’s Inequality with International Human Rights Law,” The Global Struggle for Women’s Equality symposium, Southwestern
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Interviewed, re: 2014 end of year wrap up on legal matters, “Newsmakers,” KRLA Radio
PROFESSOR BUTLER SHAFFER
  • Presentation (via Skype), IN RESTRAINT OF TRADE: THE BUSINESS CAMPAIGN AGAINST COMPETITION, 1918-1938, Liberty.me
  • Presentation and podcasts, BOUNDARIES OF ORDER: PRIVATE PROPERTY AS A SOCIAL SYSTEM and  THE WIZARDS OF OZYMANDIAS: REFLECTIONS ON THE DECLINE AND FALL , Liberty.me
  • Interviewed, re: CALCULATED CHAOS, liberty.me
  • Interviewed, re: libertarian philosophy, The Ernest Hancock Show (radio, Phoenix, AZ)
  • Interviewed: re: Jan. 2015 State of the Union address, Jack Thompson’s podcast, Political Badger  
PROFESSOR REBECCA ANN SIMON
  • Op-ed article, “Studying for the bar? Be a sheep,” Los Angeles Daily Journal
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER
  • Appointed, Board Member and Speaker Event Programming Co-Chair for the Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles
PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER
  • Quoted in “Complexities Multiply for Hollywood Sex Abuse Accuser After Criminal Indictment, Civil Suit,” The Hollywood Reporter 
DEAN EMERITUS LEIGH TAYLOR
  • Chair, ABA/AALS Site Team, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Re-elected Chair, Board of Governors, Queen Margaret’s School, Duncan, B.C. Canada
PROFESSOR RACHEL VANLANDINGHAM
  • Featured on-air guest, “Senate Committee: CIA torture in wake of 9/11 was ineffective and illegal,” Air Talk, KPCC Radio 
PROFESSOR DOV WAISMAN
  • Appointed, Treasurer, AALS Section on New Law Professors
  • Presentation, "Equity Among Persons and Feasibility-Based Regulation," La Verne Law School
PROFESSOR WILLIAM WOOD
  • Co-Chair, California Gaming Law Summit, Los Angeles
  • Presentation, “Constitutionalizing (State and Tribal) Sovereign Immunity” After Bay Mills: The Longevity of Tribal Sovereign Immunity, Section on Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR GARY HASTINGS
  • Guest Lecturer, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Loyola Law School
PROFESSOR ANDREW KNAPP
  • Panelist, “Practicing Immigration Law before the Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court,” Los Angeles County Bar Association  
PROFESSOR ANTHONY MOHR
  • Op-ed articles, “An elated adieu to NBC spoof of LA County judges,” and “High school justice: lingering questions,” Los Angeles Daily Journal


SPRING 2015 No. 2

PROFESSOR CHRIS CAMERON
  • Webinar Moderator, "NLRB Update: New Rule on Representation Case Procedures and Employee Rights Concerning Employer Email Systems,” ABA Section on Labor & Employment Law
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Cited, dissent opinion of California Supreme Court Case No. S209167, James Richard Johnson v. Department of Justice
PROFESSOR LAURA DYM COHEN
  • Program Initiator, LA Incubator Consortium
  • Co-Presenter, "Pro Bono Proposed Requirements", Experiential Learning Workshop, Chapman University
  • Panelist, "Using Pro Bono and Experiential Learning to Launch Your Practice", Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Law Retreat, Santa Clara Law School
  • Quoted in, “State Bar Considers Requiring All Law Students to Do Free Legal Work,” Los Angeles Times
PROFESSOR MICHAEL EPSTEIN
  • Reclaiming the Promise of Free Local Broadcasting: Spectrum Reallocation and Public Interest in the Post-Aereo Age, NOVA LAW REVIEW (forthcoming)
  • Supervising Faculty, Amicus Brief, State of Ohio v. Clark, U.S. Supreme Court, Amicus Project, Southwestern
  • Featured Speaker, "New Media and Old Metaphors", Nova Southeastern University’s Law Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
  • Conducted Conversation with Gordon Smith, NAB President, Southwestern
  • Presentation, “Net Neutrality: What is It? What Are The Legal Issues? Why Should We Care?” Beverly Hills Bar Association 
PROFESSOR WARREN GRIMES
  • Interviewed, re: European Union antitrust investigation of Google, Reuters TV
  • Interviewed, re: possible Time Warner Comcast merger, KNX 1070, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR ROBERT LIND PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Speaker/Moderator, “The Changing Regulation of the Changing Legal Profession”, ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Participant, ABA Section of International Law (ABA SIL) Spring Meeting[Past Chair, ABA SIL; Co-chair, Committee on International Ethics; Senior Advisor/Consultant, Senior Lawyers’ Interest Network, Transnational Legal Practice, Legal Education], Washington, D.C.
  • Participant/Moderator, “International Law and the Courts” Pepperdine Law Review Symposium, Malibu, CA.
PROFESSOR AMY PEIKOFF
  • Paper accepted, Dropping the Criminal Context Between White and Smith: How Overturning Lochner Has Helped Make Privacy Effectively Illegal, Privacy Law Scholars Conference (June)
PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER
  • Cited, dissent opinion of California Supreme Court Case No. S209167, James Richard Johnson v. Department of Justice
PROFESSOR TRACY TURNER
  • Speaker, “Survivor: A Peer Assessment Game,” 2015 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Albuquerque, NM
PROFESSOR RACHEL VANLANDINGHAM
  • Panelist, "Who and what is a legitimate target?", Israel Defense Forces First International Legal Conference: Practical orientation of International law in contemporary armed conflicts (view summary)
  • Quoted in "Top experts for upcoming Shurat HaDin conference on law, warfare discuss thorny issues," Jerusalem Post
  • Interviewed, re: verdict in American sniper trial, Bloomberg Law hosted by June Grasso
PROFESSOR WILLIAM WOOD
  • Quoted in, “Potential legalization of marijuana proves to be a maze for Native American tribes: A DOJ opinion last year appears to open door to tribes entering growing industry,” Daily Journal
  • Quoted in, “2015’s States with the Best and Worst Taxpayer ROI,” Wallet Hub

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR GARY HASTINGS
  • Op-Ed Article (with J. McCabe), “Social Media and Juries: What can go wrong and what to do about it,” Verdict Magazine
PROFESSOR PHOEBE LIU
  • Speaker, “Preventing Sexual Harassment – Understanding the Law,” Pepperdine University Strauss School of Mediation class
PROFESSOR ANTHONY MOHR
  • "Surprise Me!" (Advocate Article), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, CAALA Magazine
  • Speaker, re: general litigation issues, Annual Retreat of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Hawaii
  • Panelist, "A view from the bench", ACI Residential Mortgage Litigation Conference, Los Angeles
  • Panelist, "(Judicial) Ethics by Ambush", CJER Civil Law Institute, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR EDWARD STARK
  • Speaker, “Boundary Issues for Health Care Practitioners” and “Professional Licensure Defense for Health Care Practitioners," American Specialty Health (ASH) Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Speaker, “Risk Management,” Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), Las Vegas, NV
PROFESSOR TIMOTHY WEINER
  • Appointed, Captain, Judge Advocate General Corps, California State Military Reserve (CSMR), California Military Department

SENIOR STAFF

ASSOCIATE DEAN LESLIE STEINBERG
  • Elected, Co-Chair, AALS Institutional Advancement Section


FALL 2015 No. 1

PROFESSOR RON ARONOVSKY
  • Presenter, "Starting Over: Letting States Regulate Adhesion Arbitration Agreements," Law & Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
  • Participant, re: recent arbitration case law developments in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, ABA's "Arbitration Law Update," Webinar
PROFESSOR BETH CALDWELL
  • Miller v. Alabama as a Watershed Procedural Rule: The Case for Retroactivity, 10 HARVARD LAW & POLICY REVIEW ONLINE (2015)
PROFESSOR MARK CAMMACK
  • Democracy, Human Rights, and Islamic Family Law in Post-Soeharto Indonesia, NEW MIDDLE EAST STUDIES 5 (with A. Bedner and S. van Huis, 2015)
  • Book Review, LAW AND RELIGION IN INDONESIA. CONFLICT AND THE COURTS IN WEST JAVA, (by M. Crouch) 171 Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 9 (2015)
  • Presentation, "Lessons from Islamic Law: What Indonesia's General Courts Can Learn From the Islamic Legal Tradition," Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia
PROFESSOR LAURA DYM COHEN
  • Launching the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium, 83 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS LAW REVIEW 861 (2015)
  • Presenter, Summer 2015 Public Interest Boot Camp, June 5, 2015, Los Angeles
  • Panelist, "New A2J Models: How Incubators Train New Lawyers and Provide Affordable Legal Help," Pathways to Justice Conference, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR MICHAEL EPSTEIN
  • Presentation, “Toward a More Open Internet: The Future of Net Neutrality,” Los Angeles Computer Society, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Speaker, "It's a Small World After All: A Global Tour of Transnational Regulatory Changes Affecting YOU," ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago
  • Lectures, "Restatements' and American Lawmaking: The Influence of Academic, Judicial and Practitioner Collaborations," "International Trade, U.S. Trade Policy and T-TIP: An Analysis of Frameworks and Prospects," and “Transnational Dispute-Settlement:  The International Law of Arbitration as it Applies to States, Transnational Enterprises and Persons" University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Recipient of stipends from the U. of Augsburg Center for Economic Law and Regulation and the Augsburg International Relations Program.
  • Awarded Research Stipend from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Discussions with German professors of International Law from:  Munich University (Universitat Munchen), Institute for Public International Law (Institut fur Volkerrecht; German Military (Bundeswehr) College International Law Faculty; Munich Court of Appeals and University of Leipzig Law Faculty; U. of Michigan Law School/U. of Munich Law Faculty, Former Member of the International Court of Justice ("World Court"), and current member of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal
  • Appointed, Co-chair of the ABA-SIL International Ethics Committee
  • Appointed, ABA-Section on International Law Liaison to U.S. Department of State Legal Adviser’s Advisory Committee on International Law; ABA-SIL Liaison to the American Law Institute; ABA-SIL Liaison to the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Appointed, ABA Presidential appointment to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism
  • Appointed, Chair of the ABA-SIL Blue Ribbon Committee on Foreign Relations Restatement of the United States (Fourth)
  • Participant, NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Dispute Resolution, Mexico City
  • Interviewed, re: the immunity of sheiks from Qatar involved in illegal street car racing in Beverly Hills, KCBS
  • Interviewed, re: American lawyer murdered in Venezuela, Miami New Times
  • Interviewed, re: the effects of international economic sanctions, Suddeutsche Zeitung (Southern German Newspaper)
PROFESSOR JONATHAN MILLER
  • Quoted, "Argentine mom hopes pope will get son off death row," Associated Press   
PROFESSOR EMERITUS BUTLER SHAFFER
  • Presenter, "Private Property as a System of Peace, Liberty, and Social Order," and "The Size Theory of Social Misery," 3rd International Seminar, Escuela Austriaca, Bogota, Colombia
  • Speaker, "Private Property As a Social System," Universidad del Magdelena, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Interviewed, re: topical issues, Ernest Hancock Show, Phoenix, AZ
PROFESSOR REBECCA A. SIMON
  • Board Member, Los Angeles Westside Chapter, National Women’s Political Caucus and event co-chair to honor 12 Remarkable Women in law and politics.
PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER
  • WHITE COLLAR CRIME:  CASES, MATERIALS, AND PROBLEMS (with S. Jordan; Lexis Publishing 3d ed. 2015)
  • (Re)Conceptualizing Insider Trading: United States v. Newman and the Intent to Defraud, 80 BROOKLYN LAW REVIEW 1 (2015)
  • Gay Panic and the Case for Gay Shield Laws, 36 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 1473 (with M. Selvin & L. Hay, 2015) 
PROFESSOR JOHN TEHRANIAN
  • From Debbie Does Dallas to The Hangover: The Changing Landscape of Trademark Law in Tinseltown, in HOLLYWOOD AND THE LAW (P. McDonald, E.Hoyt, E. Carman, and P. Drake eds.; Palgrave Macmillan/British Film Institute Press, 2015)
  • The New ©ensorship, 101 IOWA LAW REVIEW (forthcoming, 2015)
  • Playing Cowboys and Iranians: Selective Colorblindness and the Legal Construction of White Geographies in the Age of Obama, 86 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 1 (2015)
  • Cited, supporting federal district court’s decision Petrov v. Hebert Research, Inc., 2015 WL 4508708
  • Cited, Beastie Boys v. Monster Energy Co., 66 F.Supp.3d 424
  • Cited, Fifth Circuit District Court, U.S. v. Richards, 755 F.3d 269
  • Presentation, "The New ©ensorship," 12th Annual International Conference on Law, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece
  • Presentation, "The Creation of a New MENA ("Middle Eastern or North African") Category on the United States Census," Expert Forum on Ethnic Groups from the Middle East and North Africa, United States Census Bureau, Suitland, MD
  • Presentation, "Selective Colorblindness and the Legal Construction of White Geographies," Association for Law, Property & Society Sixth Annual Meeting, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Moderator, Second Annual Online Privacy Conference, Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute, Southwestern
  • Presentation, "Who’s Afraid of Hussein? Racialization and the War on Terrorism in the Age of Obama," Post-9/11 Racialization of Middle Eastern and South Asian Communities, Critical Race Studies Program, UCLA
  • Presentation, "Copyright, Censorship and the Crafting of a Federal Anti-SLAPP Statute," Fifth Annual Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Presentation, "A New York Times v. Sullivan for Copyright Law: Creative Properties and First Amendment Restraints on Intellectual Property Enforcement," Creative Properties Intellectual Property, University of California at Irvine Creative Economies Center, Center in Law, Society and Culture, School of the Humanities and School of Law
  • Presentation, "Dangerous Undertakings: Sacred Texts and Copyright's Myth of Aesthetic Neutrality," SBA Faculty Research Series, Southwestern
  • Presentation, "The History of Whiteness: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Race But Were Afraid to Ask," Fox Entertainment Group, Los Angeles
  • Presentation, "Up in the Air for Aereo: The Supreme Court Decision and the Latest Developments,"   Beverly Hills Bar Association (Entertainment Law Section and IP, Internet & New Media Law Section) and Federal Communications Bar Association, Beverly Hills, CA
PROFESSOR RACHEL VANLANDINGHAM
  • "The Law of War is Not About 'Chivalry'," Just Security
  • Op-Ed article, "Bowe Bergdahl and Imbalance in Military Justice System," Army Times
  • Workshop Participant, The Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford, England
  • Panelist and Presenter, "Towards a New Law of War" Conference, Shurat Ha'Din Israel Law Center, Jerusalem
PROFESSOR JULIA VAZQUEZ
  • Speaker, “Social Justice Lawyering: Liberatory Praxis for Immigration Practitioners,” National Lawyers Guild, Social Justice Retreat, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR JULIE WATERSTONE
  • Presentation, "IDEA & Children in Correctional Facilities," 14th National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Impartial Hearing Officers, Seattle University School of Law
  • Discussant, "IDEA at 40: Roundtable Discussion," Conference of the South Eastern Association of Law Schools, Boca Raton, Fl

FALL 2015 No. 2

PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY
  • Paper Presentation, "Starting Over: Letting States Regulate Adhesion Arbitration Agreements," AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section's Works-in-Progress Conference, Texas A & M School of Law, Fort Worth, TX
  • Panelist, "The Future of CERCLA," Los Angeles County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section's Environmental Law Symposium
PROFESSOR LAURA COHEN
  • Panelist, "Important Partnerships for Student Organizations," Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, Arlington, VA
  • Facilitator, California Incubator Programs, California State Bar, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • Quoted, "Stock buybacks enrich the bosses even when business sags," Reuters  
PROFESSOR MICHAEL EPSTEIN
  • Featured speaker, "Toward a More Open Internet: the Future of Net Neutrality," Los Angeles Computer Society
PROFESSOR NORMAN GARLAND
  • Featured, Author of the Week (Dec. 9), CALI 
PROFESSOR JOHN HEILMAN
  • Panelist, in tribute to Professor Franklyn Haiman, an expert on Freedom of Speech, National Communication Association 101st Annual Convention, Las Vegas
  • Panelist, "Sexuality and Human Rights," University of Southern California
  • Moderator, "The Challenge of Police Misconduct," "Prosecuting and Defending Sex Trafficking Cases," and "There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Reflections on the First Year as Sheriff" (with Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell), Southwestern
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Drafted statement, re: Chinese crackdown on human rights lawyers (defenders), International Human Rights Committee of the ABA Section of International Law 
  • Speaker, "'Restatements' and American Lawmaking: The Influence of Academic, Judicial and Practitioner Collaborations," "Transnational Dispute-Settlement: The International Law of Arbitration as it Applies to States, Transnational Enterprises and Persons", and "International Trade, U.S. Trade Policy and T-TIP: An Analysis of Frameworks and Prospects," with support from Augsburg Center for Economic Law and Regulation (ACELR) and the International Relations Program of the University of Augsburg's Faculty of Law (as recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation "Refresher" Fellowship), Germany
  • Lecture, "Making International Law: The U.S., Its Restatement, Academia and NGOs," University of Debrecen Geza Marton Doctoral School of Legal Studies, Hungary
  • Speaker, "When Failing States Fail: Tools for Business and Legal Professionals," also at ABA Section of International Law, Fall Meeting, Montreal 
  • Meeting Participant, Semi-Annual Meeting, American Bar Foundation Fellows' Research Advisory Council (FRAC), Chicago
  • Convened Blue Ribbon Committee on the RESTATEMENT OF FOREIGN RELATIONS OF US (fourth) to discuss drafts on the subjects of treaties, jurisdiction and sovereign immunity
  • Conference (call) Participant, addressing legal services in the context of  the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services (ITILS)
  • Quoted, "Concern grows over rules for foreign GCs,"Daily Journal
  • Interviewed, re: investor-state dispute settlement provisions of the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, ABA Journal
  • Interviewed, re: John Pate, a colleague who was murdered in Caracas, Miami New Times
  • Interviewed, re: "sanctions" on governments, especially those US sanctions on governments and officials that violate certain U.S. laws, Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)
PROFESSOR ANDREA RAMOS
  • Presenter, "U Visa Hot Topics," Immigrant Legal Resource Center U Visa and Humanitarian Relief training, Southwestern
PROFESSOR REBECCA SIMON
  • Co-Chair, Mindfulness Affinity Group, Balance Section, AALS
  • Chair and speaker, National Women's Political Caucus Los Angeles Westside 2015 event "to honor 12 remarkable women in the Los Angeles community"
PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER
PROFESSOR RACHEL VANLANDINGHAM
  • Co-Editor and Contributing Writer, US MILITARY OPERATIONS: LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE (with Co-Eds. G.Corn, S. Reeves; Oxford University Press 2015) 
  • Keynote speaker, Sexual Violence in the Military: Discipline, Justice, and Command in the U.S. Military, New England Law Review Fall 2015 Symposium, Boston, MA
  • Panelist and Moderator, "Sexual Assault in the Military," Sex Offenses: Lessons from the Front Lines symposium, Southwestern 
  • Amicus Brief, in support of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, on behalf of the National Institute of Military Justice, filed at the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (October 2015)
  • Interviewed, re: Bowe Bergdahl case, Democracy Now! (TV) and AirTalk 
  • Quoted, "The Politics of Military Justice, Bowe Bergdahl Edition," Foreign Policy 
PROFESSOR JULIE WATERSTONE
  • Presenter, "Prevention from Discrimination, Women and Children with Disabilities, CRPD and Turkish Disability Law: Rights of the Persons with Intellectual Disabilities," Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey 
PROFESSOR WILLIAM WOOD
  • Panelist, "Land into Trust in California and Marijuana in Indian Country," California Indian Law Association’s 15th Annual Conference, Jackson Rancheria, Jackson, CA

ADJUNCT FACULTY

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR JEFFREY MAUSNER 
  • Board of Directors, Tarzana Neighborhood Council (Chairman of its Animal Welfare Committee)
  • Featured in the recent book, THE NAZIS NEXT DOOR: HOW AMERICA BECAME A SAFE HAVEN FOR HITLER'S MEN, (by E. Lichtblau, Houghton Mifflin 2015).  
  • Selected, 2006-2015, Southern California Super Lawyer
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR PETER WILLIAMSON
  • Featured, "Killing Them Safely," a documentary about TASERs, which had LA premiere in December 2015
 

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