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Southwestern Reporter

August 2009

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Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

Two experts in the fields of employment and taxation have joined Southwestern's adjunct faculty for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Ed Monsour, an attorney and CPA in private practice, will teach Survey of Federal Income Tax in the Fall Semester. In addition to specializing in federal tax and business valuation, he has served as an expert witness and has an extensive amount of teaching experience. Professor Monsour currently teaches Federal Taxation, Real Property and Constitutional Law at Concord Law School, and previously taught courses at California State University, Los Angeles; Golden Gate University's Master of Taxation Program; and several professional review programs for law and accounting. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer and Legal Counsel at Randall Financial Corporation, a high growth international company dealing with tax planning. Recent publications include "Triocracy and the Dynamics of Standard Setting: A Comparative Study of FASB's Deliberation Process On SFAS No. 133 and SFAS No. 141/142," Journal of Management (with K. Hussein; July 2009) and "Taxes Are Still Certain: Individual Tax Consequences Under Sarbanes Oxley," Journal of the International Society of Business Disciplines (with K. Hansen; Winter 2008). Professor Monsour is active in both professional legal and accounting organizations and frequently lectures and presents papers on the topics. He earned his B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees in Accounting from Cleveland State University and his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Timothy B. McCaffrey, Jr., a solo practitioner in Los Angeles, will teach Employment Discrimination Law in the Fall Semester. In his practice, he specializes in representing individuals and small-to-mid-size companies with respect to all aspects of employment law, including claims for wrongful discharge and unpaid wages, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud, breach of contract and fraudulent or unfair business practices. He also drafts employment contracts, consulting agreements, and separation agreements, as well as conducts investigations of alleged unlawful employment practices. Prior to starting his own practice, he represented a variety of large employers in state and federal court while working as counsel for O'Melveny & Myers LLP and was a judicial extern for both the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Alan M. Ahart, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. A prolific speaker and author, Professor McCaffrey conducts on-site training for clients regarding sexual harassment and is involved in numerous professional organizations. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School, where he was a member of Law Review and Order of the Coif, among other honors.

 
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FACULTY ACTIVITIES

PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY
  • Participant, 86th Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute, Washington DC
  • Re-appointed, Executive Committee, LACBA Environmental Law Section; named Co-Chair, Law Student Outreach Subcommittee
PROFESSOR PAUL BATEMAN
  • Lecturer (with Professor M. Frost), Judicial Opinion Writing Seminar, National Judicial College, Reno, NV
  • Chair, Moderator and Workshop Facilitator, LSAC-sponsored National Academic Assistance Workshop, St. Louis University School of Law, MO
PROFESSOR MARK CAMMACK
  • Legal Aspects of Muslim-Non-Muslim Marriage in Indonesia in MUSLIM-NON-MUSLIM MARRIAGE: POLITICAL AND CULTURAL CONTESTATIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (G. Jones, C. Leng and M. Mohamad, eds; Singapore: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, 2009)
  • Presenter, 'An Inheritance Case from East Java," Islamic Law in the Courts: Judicial Interpretation of Shari'a in Modern Muslim States, University of Washington Law School, Seattle, WA
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Participant, Accreditation Committee Meeting, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Participant, Council Meeting, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Chicago, IL
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • Confident Uncertainty, Excessive Compensation, and the Obama Plan, INDIANA LAW JOURNAL (forthcoming 2009)
  • The Perils of Forgetting Fairness, CASE WESTERN RESERVE LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2009; with K. Ferzan)
PROFESSOR DAVID FAGUNDES
  • Chair and Panelist, 'The Cultural Grounding of Property Regimes," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  • Presenter, 'Explaining the Persistent Myth of Property Absolutism" PrawfsFest! Conference on Public Law and Legal Theory, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, FL
  • Guest blogger, PrawfsBlawg, June-July 2009
PROFESSOR MICHAEL FROST
  • Lecturer (with Professor P. Bateman), Judicial Opinion Writing Seminar, National Judicial College, Reno, NV
DEAN BRYANT GARTH
  • Interview with Bryant Garth and Yves Dezalay re: Dealing in Virtue in CONDUCTING LAW AND SOCIETY RESEARCH: REFLECTIONS ON METHODS AND PRACTICES (S. Halliday and P. Schmidt; Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • Appointed, ABA Special Committee on the Professional Education Continuum
  • Plenary Speaker, 'Yes we CArNegie: Change in Legal Education after the Carnegie Report," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
  • Featured Speaker, Welcome Address for Graduate Student Workshop, and Dinner Speaker, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  • Panelist and Presenter, 'Professional Legal Education and Training in East Asia in the 21st Century," 'Private Practice Lawyers – Career in Transition: JD Lawyers After Seven Years in Practice," 'Realist and Empirical Legal Methods – Roundtable: New Legal Realism," and 'Rule of Law, State Building, and Transitions," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  • Moderator, Mini Plenary, 'From State to Corporate Power and Back," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  • Participant, Roundtable Presentation and Critique of Book Manuscript, ASIAN LEGAL REVIVALS: LAWYER-COMPRADORS AND COLONIAL STRATEGIES IN THE RESHAPING OF ASIAN STATES ( B. Garth and Y. Dezalay), Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  • Summerian, ABA Legal Education Council Mini-Retreat, Indianapolis, IN
PROFESSOR ANAHID GHARAKHANIAN
  • Workshop Presenter, Legal Research and Writing Program for Summer Law Clerks, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
PROFESSOR JOERG KNIPPRATH
  • Op-ed articles, "Dissecting Torture" and 'Background Check," Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Quoted in 'EarthTalk: Does the sun have more impact on climate change? Christian Science Monitor, Scientific American, MSNBC, MidWestBusiness.com, and numerous other print and online news outlets
PROFESSOR JAMES KUSHNER
  • SUBDIVISION LAW AND GROWTH MANAGEMENT, 2009-2010 Supplement to Volume 2 (West Group, 2009)
  • Appointed, Land Use/Code Enforcement Committee, Transition Team for City Attorney Carmen Trutanich
PROFESSOR ROBERT LIND
  • Speaker, 'Copyright Year in Review," 2009 Spring Seminar, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, Lake Arrowhead, CA
  • Speaker, 'Current Issues in Entertainment Law," to attorneys from the Universal Music Group, Santa Monica, CA
  PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Appointed (by ABA President), ABA Center for Human Rights
  • Appointed, ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, to review effects of technological advances and globalization on ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and system of lawyer regulation
  • Appointed, Co-chair, Task Force on Legal Education; Liaison, ABA Section of Legal Education; Vice-Chair, Seasoned Lawyers International Network; Co-chair, Governmental Appointments Committee; Vice-Chair, Task Force on Outsourcing, ABA Section of International Law
  • Appointed, Advisory Committee on International Law, U.S. State Department
  • Re-elected, Board Member, Center for International Conciliation and Arbitration; attended reorganization meeting of the Center in Los Angeles
  • Re-appointed, Roster of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR - the international division of the American Arbitration Association)
  • Moderator and Panelist, "11th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty of the International Criminal Court," International Criminal Court Alliance, Southwestern Law School
  • Presenter, "The Role of Commercial Lawyers in the Profession" APEC Workshop on Legal Services, Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Organization, Singapore
  • Meeting Chair, ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services (ITILS), ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Meeting Participant (as member of Special Committee on International Issues), ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, to finalize report to Section's Council on a Model Rule for Admission of Foreign-Educated Applicants, and on accreditation of LL.M. programs, Chicago, IL
  • Selected, 2010 Edition, International Trade and Finance Law Specialty, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA
VICE DEAN AUSTEN PARRISH
  • Reclaiming International Law from Extraterritoriality, 93 MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW 815 (2009)
  • Panelist, 'The United States in the World/The World in the United States," 2009 Annual Meeting, The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Falls Church, VA
  • Panelist and Commentator, 'Challenges to Transnational Governance," 2009 Annual Meeting, Law and Society Association, Denver, CO
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Interviewed, re: US Supreme Court decision in Ashcroft and Mueller v. Iqbal, 'Dateline Washington," Radio America Network
  • Quoted in "Tests for California's 'pot economy,'" Christian Science Monitor
PROFESSOR MYRNA RAEDER
  • Executive Summary in THE STATE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 2009 (ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2009)
  • Tribute to Professor Margaret Berger, Recipient of AALS Evidence Section's Wigmore Lifetime Achievement Award, 7 INTERNATIONAL COMMENTARY ON EVIDENCE Art. 3 (2009)
  • Introduction, Wrongful Convictions Symposium, 37 SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 745 (2008)
  • Being Heard After Giles: Comments on the Sound of Silence, 87 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 105 (2009; online)
  • Appointed, Advisory Committee, ABA Commission on Youth at Risk
  • Moderator and Panelist, Annual Supreme Court Update, Criminal Justice Section Program, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Presenter, 'Resolution on Incarcerated Parents," Criminal Justice Section Council, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Participant, Work Group on Incarcerated Parents, Edelman Dependency Court
  • Meeting Participant, ABA Juvenile Justice Standards Committee, Washington, DC
  • Meeting Participant, Board of Criminal Justice Magazine, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Quoted, re: decision in Melendez-Diaz, United States Law and Criminal Law Reporter
PROFESSOR GARY ROWE
  • Panelist, "Factors Affecting Courts' Business" and "Judicial Selection," Law and Society Association Conference, Denver, CO
PROFESSOR BUTLER SHAFFER
  • BOUNDARIES OF ORDER: PRIVATE PROPERTY OF A SOCIAL SYSTEM (Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009)
  • Introduction in OUR ENEMY THE STATE (A. Nock; republished by The Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009)
    Appointed, Editorial Board, Libertarian Papers
PROFESSOR KAREN SMITH
  • Appointed, Academy of Justice Committee, Transition Team for City Attorney Carmen Trutanich
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER
  • Another Jackpot (In)Justice: Verdict Variability and Issue Preclusion in Mass Torts, 36 PEPPERDINE LAW REVIEW 715 (2009)
PROFESSOR JULIE WATERSTONE
  • Presenter, 'Advocacy to Promote Dignity in Schools: Addressing the School ‘Pushout Issue,'" ABA National Conference of Children and the Law, Washington, DC
  • Facilitator, Break-out Session on Strategies to Reform School Pushout Problem, Conference for the Dignity in Schools Campaign, Chicago, IL
PROFESSOR KENNETH WILLIAMS
  • Strickland Prejudice Defendants on Death Row? 43 UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND LAW REVIEW 1459 (2009)

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR LAURA DYM COHEN

  • Presenter (with J. Yi & M. Kim), 'Southwestern Law School's Street Law Clinic," 2009 National Pathways to Adulthood Conference, San Diego
  • Presenter (with K. Topor), Southwestern's Teen Court Program, California Youth Court Summit, California State University, Long Beach
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR DARRELL MAVIS
  • Lecturer, 'Gang, Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influence Cases," Criminal Law Overview Course for New Judges, San Francisco, CA

SENIOR STAFF

ASSISTANT DEAN GARY GREENER

  • Quoted in 'Recruiting season is here for law students; where are the firms?" LA Daily Journal
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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