Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

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Southwestern Welcomes Four New Faculty Members August 13, 2007
Southwestern Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

Four new full-time faculty members have joined Southwestern Law School this semester, all of whom bring outstanding academic and professional credentials as well as tremendous enthusiasm for teaching and research. Professor David Fagundes is teaching courses in Copyright and Property, Professor Julie K. Waterstone is developing our new Children's Rights Clinic and teaching a Special Education Law Seminar, and Professors N. Kemba Taylor and Dov Waisman have joined the Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills faculty.

David Fagundes, Associate Professor of Law

Professor David Fagundes earned his A.B. degree in History, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in 1996 from Harvard College. He went on to serve as articles editor of the Harvard Law Review and completed his J.D. degree, cum laude, at Harvard Law School in 2001. A member of the California State Bar, he clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and then worked as an associate at Jenner & Block for two years in Washington, D.C. His time in Washington included a leave from practice to be a Visiting Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. For the past two years, Professor Fagundes has served as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. His scholarship has been published in the Northwestern University Law Review and Harvard Law Review.

Julie K. Waterstone, Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Julie Waterstone earned her B.A. degree with honors in Law and Society in 1995 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed her J.D. degree in 2000 at Northwestern University School of Law where she served as president of the Student Bar Association and was an instructor in the Street Law Program. A member of the California and Mississippi State Bars, Professor Waterstone worked as a civil litigator for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in Los Angeles for three years. She then served as Clinical Professor and Staff Attorney at the University of Mississippi School of Law's Civil Legal Clinic, where she developed the Child Advocacy Clinic. Three years later, she joined Public Counsel in Los Angeles as a staff attorney, litigating special education cases and training pro bono lawyers and law students. She has also served on the advisory board of the Southern Juvenile Defender Center, the legal advisory committee of the Anti-Defamation League, and the executive board of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, and as a volunteer for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project.

N. Kemba Taylor, Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS)

Professor Kemba Taylor completed her B.A. degree in History in 1993 at Stanford University and her J.D. degree in 1996 at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) where she was the recipient of a Graduate Opportunity Fellowship. She served as Abstracts Editor of the African American Law & Policy Report and as a member of the Berkeley Women's Law Journal. She was also a legal instructor for the law school's Street Law Program and a teaching assistant in the African & African American Studies Department. A member of the California State Bar, she practiced law for ten years in various areas of complex business litigation as an associate in the firms of McKenna & Cuneo; Levene, Neale, Bender & Rankin; and Browne Woods & George. She is the co-author of the "Antitrust" chapter of California Business Litigation, a treatise published by Continuing Education of the Bar.

Dov A. Waisman, Associate Professor of Legal Analysis Writing and Skills (LAWS)

Professor Dov Waisman graduated, magna cum laude, from Harvard in 1995 with an A.B. degree in Philosophy and completed his M.S. degree in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego in 1999. In 2003, he earned his J.D. degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Program and the UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs. Early in his career, Professor Waisman worked as a housing coordinator for Project Renewal in New York. A member of the California State Bar and a certified mediator, he served as a litigation associate representing corporate clients for Sidley Austin, and most recently practiced family law as an associate with the firm of Harris-Ginsburg.