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Southwestern Reporter

April/May 2010

Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

A number of practitioners and experts in a variety of fields have joined Southwestern's adjunct faculty for the 2010-2011 academic year.


Professor Kyle Arndt
Kyle Arndt, a transactional real estate attorney and founding partner in the law firm of Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP, is co-teaching Real Estate Transactions with Professor Kenneth Krug in Summer 2010. His experience includes a range of transactional matters in the areas of real estate development, tax credit syndication, private equity real estate investment and mezzanine lending, where he represents developers of multi-family, single family, commercial, retail industrial and office centers throughout the United States, as well as private equity investors, fund managers and mezzanine lenders in a wide variety of real estate transactions. Actively involved with a number of legal and community-based organizations, he is a member of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law and currently serves as the President of the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC) Board of Directors, one of the largest non-profit developers of affordable and special needs housing in Los Angeles County. Professor Arndt's publications include "Defenestrating the Myth of Private Inurement and Public Benefit" in the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and he has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times and L.A. Business Journal on issues relating to housing, economic development and urban revitalization. He earned his bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz, his Masters in Urban Planning from the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and his J.D. from UCLA Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review.

Professor Lisa Callif
Lisa Callif, a partner with the law firm of Donaldson & Callif, is teaching Financing and Distributing Independent Films in the Fall 2010 Semester. Her primary focus is representing independent filmmakers in all aspects of their moviemaking ventures, including financing, production and distribution, as well as clearance work for documentaries, such as rendering fair use opinion letters which permit her clients to use limited amounts of unlicensed material in their films under the fair use doctrine as codified in U.S. Copyright Law. Professor Callif also represents live theater companies around Los Angeles, as well as playwrights and composers. She was previously a member of the Litigation Department of Proskauer Rose, where she practiced general civil litigation, including entertainment matters, and specialized in SEC enforcement and white collar defense. Prior to law school, she worked extensively in the music industry in both New York and Los Angeles. Professor Callif is a frequent speaker with such organizations as Film Independent and American Pavilion. She earned her B.S. in Communications, summa cum laude, from New York University and her J.D. from Southwestern, where she was a lead articles editor on Southwestern Law Review. In addition, her article about the online distribution of motion pictures was published by Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal while she was in law school.

Professor Paul Chancellor
Paul Chancellor, a registered patent attorney with both Coleman Frost LLP and Ocean Law Group, is teaching Patent Law in the Fall 2010 Semester. He specializes in the preparation of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications, infringement opinions and licenses, with technical expertise in mechanical and electrical devices; he is also a frequent consultant in the area of electric power generation. Professor Chancellor has a broad range of legal and engineering experience from managing diverse patent and trademark portfolios to serving in engineering management roles with large multinational corporations. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and his J.D. from Southwestern. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program and received a graduate degree in environmental and applied fluid dynamics from the Von Karman Institute in Brussels, Belgium.

Professor Allan Johnson
Allan Johnson, counsel with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he is a member of both the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations, and the Electronic Discovery and Document Retention practices, will be teaching Legal Profession in Summer 2010. His expertise ranges from representing companies and individuals in criminal prosecutions and investigations by state and federal agencies, and conducting internal investigations on behalf of audit committees, to civil litigation involving alleged theft of trade secrets, environmental pollution and asbestos liability, contract disputes, and landlord-tenant matters. He has a significant amount of experience in the collection of electronically stored information and the management of complex electronic document reviews in a variety of matters, and he advises and trains companies on establishing comprehensive policies and litigation response plans regarding these issues. Professor Johnson has authored several articles, such as "The Illusory Death Penalty" in Hastings Law Journal, and is co-author of Electronic Discovery Practice Under the Federal Rules (E-Discovery Portfolio Series; BNA Books, 2007). Before joining O'Melveny & Myers, Professor Johnson clerked for Hon. Arthur L. Alarcon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from UC Hastings College of the Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Azusa Pacific University.

Professor Jared Jussim
Jared Jussim, Executive Vice President, Intellectual Property Department and Deputy General Counsel of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., is teaching Copyright Law in the Fall 2010 Semester. Currently, Professor Jussim specializes in copyrights, trademarks, privacy and publicity rights, defamation, freedom of speech and expression, and government affairs. His experience at Sony Pictures has involved all aspects of production, acquisition and distribution of theatrical motion pictures and television programs; mergers and acquisitions; bank financing; real estate; corporate practice and securities regulation; broadcasting; Federal Communication Commission practice; music publishing and recordings; and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act and immigration requirements. A major figure in the business of entertainment for over four decades, he has not only dealt with the complex legal and business challenges of major movie studios, but he has also been featured on the other side of the camera as an actor in the film "Jerry Maguire." Professor Jussim was previously associated with the New York law firms of Feldesman & D'Atri and Rein, Mound & Cotton, and was employed by The New York Central Railroad Company. He has also been a featured speaker at programs of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, the Patent and Trademark Office, and numerous other institutions and organizations, and is a graduate of the City College of New York and Harvard Law School.

Professor Janet M. Philibosian
Janet Philibosian, a contract attorney with Byrne & Associates, PC, is co-teaching Defenses in the Law with Professor Sue Kung in Summer 2010. Professor Philibosian practices general civil litigation with an emphasis on representing business owners, property management companies and medical groups. Prior to joining Byrne & Associates, she was a member of the Employment Law Group at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith and an Educational Consultant for Pearson Prentice Hall Publishers, Inc. While in law school, she worked with the L.A. County District Attorney's Office and O'Melveny & Myers LLP; served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Dickran Tevrizian of the United States District Court, Central District of California; and was a lead articles editor on the Southwestern Law Review. Before starting law school, Professor Philibosian was a high school teacher and member of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission of the California Department of Education. She earned her B.A. with honors in Psychology from the University of Southern California, her M.A. with honors in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Southwestern.

Professor William Wood
William Wood, an associate in the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, where he is a member of the Indian Law Practice Group and works with the Private Wealth Services Dispute Resolution Group, is teaching Federal Indian Law in the Fall 2010 Semester. Through his practice, Professor Wood represents Indian tribes in a variety of tribal, federal, and state law matters, with an emphasis on sovereignty and jurisdictional issues. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he gained experience in representing tribal governments and entities while working with Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP. He also has experience with various legal issues of non-profit and non-governmental organizations through positions at the Wishtoyo Foundation, Alternatives for Community & Environment, and the human rights division of the International Labor Organization. Professor Wood has served as editor-in-chief of Federal Indian Law, the quarterly newsletter of the Federal Bar Association's Indian Law Section; editor-in-chief of the UCLA Indigenous Peoples' Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance; and an articles editor of both the UCLA Law Review and UCLA's Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review. He has also authored numerous articles, including "The Trajectory of Indian Country in California: Rancherías, Villages, Pueblos, Missions, Ranchos, Reservations, Colonies, and Rancherias" in the Tulsa Law Review. Professor Wood earned his B.A., cum laude with honors in Political Science, from Williams College; his M.S.E.L., summa cum laude, from Vermont Law School; his M.P.P., with concentration in Political and Economic Development, from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; and both his M.A. in American Indian Students and his J.D. from UCLA.

Professor Jody C. Zucker
Jody Zucker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Warner Bros. Television, will teach the Entertainment Capstone Course in the Fall 2010 Semester. In his position, Professor Zucker oversees a department of six attorneys and 14 additional staff, managing all aspects of development, production, clearance and licensing of scripted prime time television programs, including legal aspects of network license agreements. He also provides legal counsel to the domestic distribution division and production counsel for Warner Horizon, a sister division, in connection with the production of reality programming. Garnering an extensive amount of experience in entertainment law, he previously served as Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, for the Jim Henson Company; Vice President, Legal Affairs, for Paramount Network Television; Senior Attorney, Business & Legal Affairs, for ABC Television; and Of Counsel in the Entertainment Department of Christensen, Miller, Fink, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro. Professor Zucker earned his B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York - Stony Brook and his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York Law School.



  • Speaker/Panel Organizer, "Teaching the ADR Survey Course: Challenges and Innovations," Legal Educators Colloquium, ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • Participant, 87th Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute, Washington, DC
  • Toward a Nonracial Sovereign in SOVEREIGNTY, EMERGENCY, AND LEGALITY (A. Sarat, ed.; Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Reasonableness in E-Discovery, 32 CAMPBELL LAW REVIEW (Symposium Issue; 2010)
  • Expert Reviewer, National Science Foundation Funding Proposals
  • Participant, American Law Institute Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • Appointed, Member of the Board, Academic Support Professionals Association-Western Region
  • Contributing Editor, Law School Academic Support Blog
  • Indonesia's Human Rights Court in NEW COURTS IN ASIA (Routledge, 2010)
    Senior Fulbright Fellow, Indonesia, conducting research for book on Indonesia's Islamic court system
  • Presenter, "The History of Indonesia's Islamic Courts Since the Implementation of the National Marriage Act," Center for the Study of Law and Policy, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Presenter, "Indonesia's Islamic Court System," Islamic Court Judges Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Presenter, "Recent Divorce Trends in Indonesia," Directorate for Islamic Courts of the Indonesian Supreme Court, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Presenter (with T. Heaton), "The Recent Upturn in Divorce in Indonesia," Divorce Trends in Southeast Asia, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
  • Panelist, Indonesia's Compilation of Islamic Law, Islamic Family Law Week, Syarif Hidayatullah University, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Interviewed regarding Indonesian Draft Marriage Law Criminalizing Unregistered Marriages, International Women's Day Program, Indonesian radio
  • Chair/Drafter, "A Survey of Law School Curricula 2002 - 2010," a treatise to update and reexamine law school curricula nationwide (ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, forthcoming 2012)
  • Appointed, Member, National Law Council, Valparaiso University
  • Presenter, "Bringing Interactive Teaching to Mexican Legal Education," Partnership for Advocacy Training, Centro para el Desarrollo de la Abogacía en el Litigio Oral, CEDALIT, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Presenter, "The Bench, The Bar, The Academy: Working Together as We Move Forward," National Conference of Bar Examiners, Austin, TX
  • Presenter, "Not Your Father's Chevrolet: Examining Current Trends in Legal Education," National Law Council, Valparaiso, IN
  • Participant, Accreditation Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, San Diego, CA
  • Participant, Joint Retreat Accreditation Committee and Standards Review Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, San Diego, CA
  • Participant, Accreditation Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Palm Beach, FL
  • Participant, Foreign Programs Subcommittee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Chicago, IL
  • Participant, Curriculum Survey Drafting Group, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Workshop Presenter, "Taking your pro bono program to the next level: An interactive workshop for law school professionals," ABA 2010 Equal Justice Conference, Phoenix, AZ
  • Presenter, "Costly Intellectual Property," Junior Scholars in IP Workshop, Michigan State University College of Law (competitive, blind peer-reviewed submission)
  • Presenter, "Talk Derby to Me: Emergent Property Norms in Pseudonymous Performance Subcultures," West/Southwest Junior Faculty Works-in-Progress Conference, Arizona State University Law School
  • Co-Presenter (with C. Young of Chapman Law School), "Using Supervisor Evaluation Data to Improve Externship Programs: A Collaborative Approach," Externships 5 Conference, Miami, FL
  • Host, Walden School, discussions regarding law and legal process and mock trial, Southwestern
  • Presenter, American Bar Foundation Fellows CLE Research Seminar: Asian Legal Revivals, ABA Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL
  • Presenter, "Colonial Construction and the (Relative) Demise of Law and Lawyers in Asia during the Cold War," Lund University, Sweden
  • Presenter, "MacCrate v. Carnegie: Different Approaches to Legal Education Reform," Workshop, University of Tulsa School of Law
  • Presenter, Selections from Asian Legal Revivals: Lawyers in the Shadow of the Empire, University of Minnesota School of Law
  • Panelist, "The Role of Pro Bono in Legal Education," AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
  • Panelist and Presenter, "Smoke, Mirrors & Contract Law," The Contract Law System and Power: Past, Present and Future Panel, Spring Contracts Conference, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada
  • Presenter, Duke/UNC Corporate Board Diversity Symposium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (89 NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW, forthcoming)
  • Presenter, "Constitutional arguments in McDonald v. Chicago and the history of the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the 14th Amendment," Federalist Society, Southwestern
    Panelist, "The Death Penalty in Modern Society," Southwestern
  • Judge, Moot Court exercise for Alan Gura, attorney for petitioners in McDonald v. Chicago, for Supreme Court argument, UCLA School of Law
  • Interviewed regarding privileges or immunities and Due Process Clause arguments in McDonald v. Chicago, "The Docket," KUCI
  • Quoted in "Healthcare reform: Who wins when governor, attorney general clash?" Christian Science Monitor
  • Op-Ed Articles, "Taking Aim at a Privileged Precedent" (regarding McDonald v. Chicago) and "The Constitutional Labyrinth of the Health Care Law," Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Recipient, Fulbright Scholarship for 2010-2011 Academic Year; presenting lectures on "Policies and Tools for Environmental Sustainability," Politecnico di Torino; Researching Sustainability in Italy, Turin, Italy
  • Presenter, "Affordable Housing in the Time of Global Climate Change," Julian Juergensmeyer Infrastructure Conference, Georgia State Law School
  • Lecturer, "Arguing Takings and Property Rights Cases," Stetson Law School

  • Organizer and Speaker, "Legal Issues re: Judicial Supervision of ADR in the NAFTA Countries," State Department's NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Dispute Resolution, Houston, TX
  • Speaker and Moderator, "Hot Issues of Legal Services Regulation: U.S. and India," and "Deans' Roundtable on Legal Education," ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, New York, NY
  • Presenter, "Crimes Against Humanity," Report and Recommendation to ABA Section of International Law Council, New York, NY
  • Hearing Officer and Commentator, "Outsourcing" Public Hearing, ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, New York, NY
  • Invited Delegate, ABA Delegation to the United Nations' Legal Affairs Office and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY
  • Member/Participant, Meetings of: Center for Human Rights Meeting, Commission on Ethics 20/20, Task Force on the International Trade in Legal Services (ITILS), American Bar Foundation Fellows' Research Advisory Council, and Section of Legal Education Committee on International Legal Education, ABA Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL
  • Participant, Reporter and Member, "Leading Law Firm Forum," ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services, New York, NY
  • Participant, ABA Center for Human Rights, New York, NY
  • Participant, Meeting of the ABA Commission of Ethics 20/20, Washington, DC
  • Participant, Meeting of the ABA Section of Legal Education Committee on International Legal Education, Washington, DC
  • Participant, Meeting with leaders of Law Society of England and Wales regarding transnational legal regulation developments and trends, New York, NY
  • Duplicative Foreign Litigation, 78 GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW 237 (2010)
  • Co-Author, amicus brief, U.S. Supreme Court: Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorar, British American Tobacco v. United States, No. 09-980
  • Storm in a Teacup: The U.S. Supreme Court's Use of Foreign Law, reprinted in THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS (Magaret Haerens ed.; 2010)
  • Guest blogger, PrawfsBlawg, March 2010
  • Editor, THE STATE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010 (ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2010)
  • Speaker, "Forensic Evidence and the Courts," California Forensic Science Institute (CFSI) and Crime Lab Project (CLP) with the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center
  • Speaker, Women Prisoner's Security Classifications Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
  • Invited Participant, National Summit on Youth Transitioning From Foster Care, ABA Youth at Risk Commission, New York, NY
  • Presenter, "Assault and Battery in Property," Injuries Without Remedies Symposium, Loyola Law School
  • Panel Moderator, "Employment Non-Discrimination in a Non-Binary World" and Roundtable Participant, "Intersectional Transnationalities," Fourth Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium, UCLA School of Law
  • Faculty Workshop Presentation, "Assault and Battery on Property," Thomas Jefferson School of Law and "Collapse and Culture," UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Co-presenter (with K. Jackson and E. Cruz ), "Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Theory and Practice," En/Countering Stereotypes, University of La Verne College of Law Immigration Law Symposium
  • The Rise of the Two Year Programs? 38 SOUTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW 539 (2009)
  • Recipient, Samuel Edward Konkin III Memorial Chaunticleer Award, in connection with publication of BOUNDARIES OF ORDER: PRIVATE PROPERTY AS A SOCIAL SYSTEM (Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009)
  • Participant, The Birth and the Death of the Fed Conference, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Jekyll Island, Georgia
  • Interviewed, "Ernest Hancock Show,"
  • Op-Ed Article, "The Church Only Speaks Repentance," Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Founded blog , "Jesus and the Professor,"
  • Lecturer, "Tax Traps in Common Talent Compensation Arrangements: What Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Need to Know about Internal Revenue Code Section 409A," CLE Teleconference, ABA
  • Instructor, "The Surprising Impact of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A on Common Talent Compensation Arrangements, " CLE Program, Southwestern
  • Promotion of Off-Label Use: In Favor of a Regulatory Retreat, 19 ALBANY LAW JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 609 (Symposium Issue, 2009)
  • Presenter, "Examining Litigant Autonomy in Mass Torts: Insights from the Individualism of Ayn Rand," Pluralism in Tort Litigation, Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities Annual Meeting, Providence, RI
    Presenter, "Mass Torts and Bankruptcy," National Teleconference, HB Litigation Conferences
  • Presenter, "Ethics in Mass Settlements," Considering Ethics in Complex Chemical Products Litigation Matters, Conference on Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation, American Conference Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Quoted in "Former Enron CEO could see new trial," Associated Press


  • Instructor, "Presiding Over Gang, Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influence Cases," Criminal Law Overview Course for Judges, San Francisco 
  • Education Law in RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW 2010 (J. Lubbers, ed; American Bar Association, 2010)
  • Re-appointed Chair, Education Law Committee, ABA Administration Law Section
  • Panelist and Discussant, "Comparative Law: From Institutions to Legal Origins" regarding forthcoming articles: Similarities Between California Community Property Law and Early Irish Marital Property Law and The Origin of California Community Property Law, Comparative Law Panel, Cornell Law School
  • Invited Participant, "Lunch with Experience," ABA/Law Student Division, Chapman Law School
  • The Special Case of Oregon: The Heated Debates Regarding Measures 37 and 49 in TAKINGS INTERNATIONAL (R. Alterman; ABA, 2010)
  • Lecturer, "Protecting Ideas," Pasadena City College
  • Speaker, "IP License Agreements," State Bar of California
  • Speaker, "Alternate Billing Methods," Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association Spring Seminar, Las Vegas, NV


  • Appointed, Member of the Board, National LGBT Bar Association
  • Delegate, ABA Coordinating Committee on AIDS and HIV


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- Association of American Law Schools
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- National Association for Law Placement

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