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Southwestern Reporter

August 2007


Southwestern Welcomes Four Full-time Faculty Members

Four Full-time Faculty Members
 
As the Fall 2007 semester begins, Southwestern’s full-time faculty will include four new members who bring impressive academic credentials and practice experience to the classroom. David Fagundes will teach in the areas of copyright and property law, and Julie Waterstone will direct the activities of the new Children's Rights Clinic and teach a related course. Kemba Taylor and Dov Waisman will both teach Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills.

"We are very excited to welcome these talented new teachers to our faculty," said Dean Garth." They have outstanding academic and professional credentials in addition to a tremendous enthusiasm for teaching and research."

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 coauthor of the “Antitrust” chapter of the California Business Litigation 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.

Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

Experts in Workers’ Compensation and Museum law have joined Southwestern's adjunct faculty for the 2007 Fall semester. 

Fredric H. Goldstein - Museum and Art Law Seminar

Frederic Goldstein, the General Counsel of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will teach the Museum and Art Law Seminar. Prior to his position at the museum, Professor Goldstein was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Phoenix House Foundation, the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization specializing in the treatment and prevention of substance abuse, as well as a partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, both in New York. Among his professional associations, he is a member of the American Association of Museums, the International Conference of Museums and the Los Angeles Copyright Society, as well as an active member of the ALI-ABA’s Planning Committee for Conference on Legal Issues in Museum Administration. Professor Goldstein earned his B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan, his J.D. from Yale Law School, and is a member of the California and New York State Bars.

Frank Cannizzaro - Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice

Frank Cannizzaro, a partner in the law firm of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett LLP, will teach Workers’ Compensation Law and Practice. He serves as managing partner of the Workers’ Compensation Section, specializing in workers’ compensation defense, as well as bad faith, coverage, and first party litigation with clients that include major insurance carriers, self-insured corporations and public entities in a variety of industries. Professor Cannizzaro has lectured on Workers’ Compensation throughout Southern California for Lorman Educational Seminars and the Council on Education as well as written on the subject, and is a member of the Professionals in Human Resource Management and the Southern California Defense Counsel. He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles; his J.D. from Southwestern, where he was president of the Student Bar Association and a member of Delta Theta Phi; and is a member of the California State Bar.

FACULTY ACTIVITIES

PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY
  • Reappointed, Executive Committee, and Appointed Vice Chair, Law School, Government and Public Interest Outreach Sub-Committee, Environmental Law Section, LACBA
  • Moderator, Cost Recovery Litigation Roundtable, 12th Annual Spring Roundtables on Contaminated Sites, State Bar of California Environmental Law Section, San Diego 
PROFESSOR PAUL BATEMAN
  • Member, Organizing Committee and Speaker/Workshop Leader, Academic Assistance Workshop, LSAC, University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL
PROFESSOR ALAN CALNAN
  • Acknowledged in Reconciling Strict Liability With Corrective Justice In Contract Law, 75 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 3013 (C. Bridgeman; 2007)
ASSOCIATE DEAN CHRISTOPHER CAMERON
  • Faculty, "International Sports Law," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, London, England
  • Interviewed regarding employer crackdowns on personal Internet/email usage at work, NBC4 News
  • Quoted, "Postal Service settles bias suit; The agency agrees to pay $61 million in a disability discrimination case filed by workers," Los Angeles Times
  • Quoted, "Largest Disability Discrimination Suit Settled by Postal Service," Workplace Prof Blog
PROFESSOR MARK CAMMACK
  • Joint Marital Property in Indonesian Customary, Islamic, and National Law in ISLAMIC LAW APPLIED (with M. Feener; I.B Taurus, 2007)
  • Faculty, "Comparative Constitutionalism," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, co-sponsored with University of New Mexico, Universidad de Guanajuato and Texas Tech, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Participant, Editorial Workshop for ISLAMIC LAW APPLIED, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
  • Presenter, "The Indonesian Human Rights Court," Conference on New Courts in Asia, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives of the University of Victoria and the Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Participant, Accreditation Committee Meeting, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Kalispell, MT
  • Presenter, "Opening the Box - Getting a Handle on Site Evaluation Materials," New Site Evaluators' Workshop on Podcast, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Site Evaluator, Villanova University School of Law and St. Thomas University Law School Summer Abroad Programs, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Rome, Italy
  • Featured in "Reengineering the J.D. Curriculum," The ABA Journal
ASSOCIATE DEAN MICHAEL DORFF
  • The Group Dynamics Theory of Executive Compensation, 28 CARDOZO LAW REVIEW 2025 (2007)
PROFESSOR MICHAEL EPSTEIN
  • Faculty, "International and Comparative Media Law," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, London, England
PROFESSOR SILVIA FAERMAN
  • Program Director, Southwestern's Summer Law Program, Buenos Aires, Argentina
PROFESSOR JAMES FISCHER
  • Quoted in "Former Spector attorney in a rare bind, faces jail," Daily News, San Diego Union Tribune and Copley News Service
PROFESSOR NORMAN GARLAND
  • CRIMINAL EVIDENCE, 5th ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2006)
DEAN BRYANT GARTH
  • International Strategies and Local Transformations: Preliminary Observations of the Position of Law in the Field of State Power in Asia in RAISING THE BAR: THE EMERGING LEGAL PROFESSION IN EAST ASIA (with Y. Dezalay; W. Alford, ed.; Harvard University Press, 2007)
  • Appointed, Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Faculty, "Globalization and the Transformation of Roles of Lawyers and Law in Latin America," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Keynote Speaker, The Legal Education Conclave Committee, Bloomington Indiana
  • Presenter, "Legal Elites and the Construction of the State: From Colonialism to International Human Rights," Universidad de Palermo Faculty of Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina (with Y. Dezalay)
  • Presenter and Panelist, "Lawyers in the Field of State Power" and other panels, Joint Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • Featured in "Preparing young lawyers for law practice; Conclave to examine how bar, academia can better work together," The Indiana Lawyer
PROFESSOR WARREN GRIMES
  • Recipient (with Prof. Emeritus L. Sullivan), Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for THE LAW OF ANTITRUST: AN INTEGRATED HANDBOOK, 2nd ed. (2006), Trustees of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Charitable Trust
PROFESSOR DAVID KOHLER
  • This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us - Or is it? Reflections on Copyright, the First Amendment and Google's Use of Other's Content, 2007 DUKE LAW & TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 5 (2007)
  • "Government's involvement in television programming and privacy suit could impede First Amendment rights," Fulton County Daily Report (American Lawyer Media, 2007)
  • Moderator, 9th Circuit Judicial Conference on Secrecy in the Electronic Age, Honolulu, HI
  • Presenter, "Indecent Exposure and Other Content Malfunctions: The FCC's New Crusade Against Sex and Violence on Television," CLE presentation, Warner Bros., Burbank
  • "Let market set free speech limits," Creative Voices (Newstex Web Blogs)
PROFESSOR JAMES KUSHNER
  • HEALTHY CITIES - THE INTERSECTION OF URBAN PLANNING, LAW AND HEALTH (Carolina Academic Press, 2007)
  • Urban Planning and the American Family, 36 STETSON LAW REVIEW 67 (2006) (lead symposium article)
  • Faculty, "Comparative Urban Planning Law," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PROFESSOR ROBERT LIND
  • Presenter, "Law of Podcasts" and "Law Student Note Sharing - Websites, Copyright and Learning Styles," Legal Education and IT: Mirage or Oasis? 17th Annual Conference for Law School Computing, Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), Las Vegas, NV
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Appointed Chair, ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services (second consecutive term)
  • Appointed Co-Chair, Task Force on Legal Education and Specialist Certification for the ABA Section of International Law (SIL)
  • Appointed Vice Chair, Seasoned Lawyers Interest Network, ABA Section of International Law
  • Appointed, SIL Liaison to ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar and Union Internationale des Avocats
  • Honored as Life Member, Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco
  • Faculty, "Settlement of Transnational Disputes," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Member, Prof. Louis Sohn Memorial Award Committee, ABA Section of International Law
  • Guest Lecturer, "Changes in the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and the Regulation of Foreign Lawyers in the U.S.," Marvel, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Organizer/Moderator, Roundtable Discussion, Second Annual Asian Summit on Legal Services, San Francisco
  • Organizer/Moderator, Roundtable Discussion, Fourth Annual European Summit on Legal Services, San Francisco
  • Participant, American Bar Foundation Fellows' Research Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Listed in Specialties in International Trade and Finance Law, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA, 2008 ed. (S. Naifeh and G. Smith, eds., Woodward/White, Inc.)
PROFESSOR JONATHAN MILLER
  • Presenter, "Litigating the Saldaño Case: An Argentine on Death Row in Texas," Universidad Torcuato De Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Participant, USAID Meeting, Mexico
  • Commentator regarding a bill providing for jury trials, Argentine Association of Bar Associations Committee, Buenos Aires, Argentina
PROFESSOR AUSTEN PARRISH
  • Program Director, and Faculty, "International Environmental Law," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Participant, Inaugural Harvard/Boalt/UCLA Junior Environmental Law Workshop, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • Presenter, Expert Testimony regarding a case involving transboundary pollution litigation, Canadian Supreme Court
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Quoted, "Woman inmate free at last," Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
  • Quoted, "Woman freed after multiple reversals," San Bernardino Sun
  • Interviewed regarding Paris Hilton being remanded back to jail to complete her sentence, ABC Radio News Network and "Air Talk," KPCC
  • Interviewed regarding U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Brendlin v. California, "Dateline Washington," Radio America Network
PROFESSOR MYRNA RAEDER
  • Comments on Child Abuse Litigation in a 'Testimonial' World: The Intersection of Competency, Hearsay and Confrontations After Davis, 82 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 1009 (2007)
  • Featured Speaker, "Confrontation Clause: Crawford and Davis Update," National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
  • Participant, Youth at Risk Commission and Criminal Justice Magazine Board meetings, ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco
PROFESSOR ANGELA RILEY
  • Good (Native) Governance, 107 Columbia Law Review 1049 (2007)
PROFESSOR MICHAEL SCOTT
  • INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY LAW DESK REFERENCE, 8th ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2007)
  • SCOTT ON MULTIMEDIA LAW, 2nd ed., 2008 Supplement (Aspen Publishers)
PROFESSOR BUTLER SHAFFER
  • Additional articles in E-book, THE WIZARDS OF OZYMANDIAS: REFLECTIONS ON THE DECLINE AND FALL
PROFESSOR IRA SHAFIROFF
  • CALIFORNIA WILLS AND TRUSTS, FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPALS, ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS, AND MORAL CONCERNS, 2nd ed. (Thomson West, 2007)
PROFESSOR KATHERINE SHEEHAN
  • Presenter, "Carrying On in the Dark: The Stories of Hickman v. Taylor," The Rights, Ethics, Law & Literature International Colloquium, Swansea University School of Law, Whales, UK
  • Presenter, "I Dismember Mama: What Remains of 'The Woman' after Gonzales v. Carhart?" Law and Justice in the Age of Globalization Conference, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, UK
PROFESSOR KAREN SMITH
  • Quoted, "City atty., D.A. wage heated turf war; Cooley says that Delgadillo, a potential opponent in '08, keeps key cases for himself," Los Angeles Times
PROFESSOR LON SOBEL
  • Program Director, and Faculty, "International Entertainment Law," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, London, England
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER
  • Quoted, "Judicial hopefuls treading the line," Philadelphia Inquirer
PROFESSOR J. KELLY STRADER
  • Faculty, "Comparative Constitutionalism," Southwestern's Summer Law Program, co-sponsored with University of New Mexico, Universidad de Guanajuato and Texas Tech, Guanajuato, Mexico
PROFESSOR EMERITUS LAWRENCE SULLIVAN
  • Recipient (with Prof. W. Grimes), Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for THE LAW OF ANTITRUST: AN INTEGRATED HANDBOOK, 2nd ed. (2006), Trustees of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Charitable Trust


ABA - American Bar Association
AALS
- Association of American Law Schools
LACBA
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
NALP
- National Association for Law Placement

 

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