Southwestern's Adjunct Faculty Excel on the Bench
Southwestern is pleased to announce that three of its adjunct faculty members have attained new judicial positions. Hon. Charles McCoy, Assistant Presiding Judge for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, will become Presiding Judge in January 2009. Hon. Jackson "Jack" Lucky '94, former Deputy District Attorney, was recently appointed to the Riverside County Court bench by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hon. Amy Pellman, former Commissioner/Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, has been appointed as Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court by Governor Schwarzenegger and was sworn in at Southwestern on December 2. Dean Bryant Garth said "These wonderful appointments confirm our longstanding position as a law school deeply involved with the bench and the bar."
A 1994 SCALE® alum, Judge Jackson "Jack" Lucky will co-teach Selected Problems in Evidence (Evidence Lab) with Professor Deborah Lucky during the January 2009 Intersession. Judge Lucky served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office for 14 years before being appointed to the bench. As a member of the Gang Injunctions Unit, he was chosen to prepare the first civil abatement injunction for criminal street gangs in Riverside County. He also served on the Identity Theft Unit, Gangs/Hate Crimes Unit, Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit, General Felonies Unit, and Grand Theft Auto Unit, among others. A frequent lecturer and member of numerous committees of the California District Attorney's Association (CDAA), he also published "Rollin' Stolen and a Bag o' Mail: How to address limited resources in an identity theft case," Firewall (May 2006, CDAA). He earned his B.A. degree at DePaul University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Southwestern.
(Continuing Education of the Bar). Judge Pellman has been a featured speaker at conferences and law schools, and teaches Children and the Law at Southwestern, where she was awarded the Adjunct Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005. She has also been a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs since 2004. Judge Pellman earned her B.A. degree at Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. degree at City University of New York, and is a member of both the New York and California State Bars.