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Southwestern Reporter

Fall 2012, Number 1

Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

A number of practitioners and experts in a variety of fields have joined Southwestern's adjunct faculty for the 2012-2013 academic year.


Allison Brehm - Mass Media Law
Allison Brehm, a partner in the Los Angeles Office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, is teaching Mass Media Law during the Fall 2012 semester. In her practice, she works with entertainment and media clients, helping them to avoid, manage and resolve disputes, and advising them in a variety of areas, including copyright, idea theft, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, right of privacy, contract and employment. She also frequently lectures on and writes about the latest developments in these areas and performs pro bono services in connection with her firm, the Alliance for Children's Rights, and Public Counsel. Professor Brehm previously served a term as Chair of the Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where she has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2005. She is also a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Women in Film and the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law and Intellectual Property Law Section. She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Pamela K. Graham - LAWS I
Pamela Graham, an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, is teaching LAWS I during the Fall 2012 semester. In her practice, she focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on complex commercial matters, including those involving commercial contract disputes, entertainment law and securities law. She also performs pro bono services with the Alliance for Children's Rights and Public Counsel, representing foster parents in the adoption finalization process. She was previously an associate in Irell & Manella LLP's litigation workgroup, clerked for the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew '71 of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and has served as an adjunct faculty member in the business law department at California State University, Northridge. Professor Graham earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola Law School, where she was the chief production editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and recipient of various honors.

Hillary S. Kane '93 - Fashion Law
Hillary Kane, Vice President of Business Development at and an Independent Fashion Consultant, will be teaching Fashion Law during the 2013 January Intersession. Her expertise in branding, marketing, communication and licensing, as well as international business, was developed during more than 15 years at Body Glove International, where she most recently served as Vice President Business Development/General Counsel. Professor Kane earned her undergraduate degrees in theater and psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from Southwestern, completed the Executive Certification Program at UCLA's Anderson School of Management, and is a Certified Mediator through the American Arbitration Academy. She is also an active member of Southwestern's Alumni Association, serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

Andrew Knapp - Appellate Litigation Practicum
Andrew Knapp, Chief Financial Officer of Immigrant Access to Justice Assistance, is co-teaching the Appellate Litigation Practicum with Professor Caleb Mason during the 2012-2013 academic year. In addition to his position with Immigrant Access to Justice Assistance, which provides pro bono representation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to disadvantaged non-citizens who would otherwise go without legal representation, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Joseph A. Vail Center for Immigrant Rights. An experienced attorney who has litigated successful petitions for review before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Professor Knapp was previously an Attorney Advisor with the Board of Immigration Appeals and a Senior Attorney with Cifuentes Knapp & Associates, where he specialized in removal, deportation and bond proceedings, submitting successful appeals, briefs and motions before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Immigration Court. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Westfield College, his M.A. from the University of California, Irvine and his J.D. from Western State University College of Law.


Kyle Marks '10 - Courtroom Procedure 101
Kyle Marks, an associate with Richard D. Marks Professional Corporation, will be co-teaching Courtroom Procedure 101 with Professor Richard Marks during the 2013 January Intersession. He has considerable experience with litigation and discovery issues, including pre-trial motions, demurrers, ex-parte applications and depositions, and has completed 40 hours of mediation training. He has also been specially trained in inter-cultural mediation and negotiation through a program at Humboldt University in Berlin. Former chair of Southwestern's Negotiation Honors Program, he has both competed successfully himself and couched numerous teams to victory, including last year's First Place National Environmental Negotiation Competition team. He is also an active member of both the Los Angeles and Ventura County Bar Associations. Professor Marks earned his undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Communications Arts - Rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and his J.D. from Southwestern.

Richard D. Marks '76 - Courtroom Procedure 101
Richard Marks, an experienced attorney with over 36 years of broad-based trial and litigation experience, will be co-teaching Courtroom Procedure 101 with Professor Kyle Marks during the 2013 January Intersession. Specializing in title insurance litigation, he handles a variety of real estate-related matters in his practice, including investment and property management, escrow representation and litigation, the purchase and sale of both commercial and residential real estate, property damage claims, landlord-tenant disputes, probate litigation involving the characterization of real property, and the resolution and the representation of the financial service and lending industries. Professor Marks has served as an expert consultant and is active in a variety of organizations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he has served as co-chair and member of the Standing Committee for the Title Insurance Subsection, part of the Real Property Section, and as member of the Dispute Resolution Committee. He is also an affiliate member of the California Land Title Association and a member of the California Escrow Association. He earned his B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. from Southwestern.

Jessica Langer and Jennifer Whitman -
The Art of Storytelling

Jessica Langer and Jennifer Whitman, co-founders of Professional Performance Consultants, will be team-teaching The Art of Storytelling during the 2013 January Intersession. Through their company, they work with attorneys, professors, law students, studio executives, business professionals and others to improve communication skills and confidence when presenting before an individual or group. Professor Whitman has been employed as both teacher and performer, and served as the Director of Drama for the Ft. Worth Academy of Fine Arts, where she managed the department and shaped the creative talents of over two hundred young adults. She earned her undergraduate degree in Theater from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and her Masters of Fine Arts in Theater from Brooklyn College. Professor Langer has worked on stage and behind the scenes in a variety of roles. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Theater and Sociology from the University of Oregon and her Masters of Fine Arts in Theater from Brooklyn College.



  • Inside Views: Access to Medicines and Intellectual Property in Jordan, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WATCH (July 2012)
  • Presenter, "Healthcare Policy and Integrative Medicine," UCLA Summer Session A: Medicine 180 - Integrative East-West Medicine for Health and Wellness, Los Angeles
  • Panel Moderator and Organizer, "Integrating Legal Writing Skills Development into ADR Courses," AALS/ABA Legal Educators Colloquium, ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • Panel Moderator and Speaker, "Developments in CERCLA," Environmental Law Symposium, LACBA Environmental Law Section
  • Participant, American Law Institute Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
  • CALIFORNIA LEGAL ETHICS, 8th ed. (with R. Wydick and R. Perschbacher; West Group, 2012)
  • CIVIL PROCEDURE, 6th ed. (with F. James, G.C. Hazard Jr., and J. Leubsdorf; Foundation Press, 2011)
  • 2012 Annual Supplement, CASES AND MATERIALS ON CIVIL PROCEDURE, 6th ed. (with D. Crump, W. Dorsaneo and R. Perschbacher; Lexis Publishing 2012)
  • 2012 Annual Supplement, FEDERAL COURTS, 13th ed. (with C. Wright and J. Oakley; Foundation Press, 2012)
  • PROBLEMS IN LEGAL ETHICS, 10th ed. (with M. Schwartz, R. Wydick and R. Perschbacher; West Group, 2012)
  • Update, LABOR LAW IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE (with K. Dau-Schmidt, M. Malin, R. Corrada and C. Fisk; West Academic Publishing, 2009)
  • Update, LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS: STRIKES, LOCKOUTS AND BOYCOTTS, 2nd ed. (with D. Ray and W. Corbett; West Group, 2009 & Supp. 2011-2012)
  • Lecturer, "The Road to Representation Under the National Labor Relations Act," 50th Annual Short Course on Labor Law, Center for American and International Law, Dallas, TX
  • Director, 21st Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala, Mexican American Bar Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Presenter, Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Los Angeles City Employees Chicano Association, Los Angeles, CA
  • Member, Six Months of Service Completed, Los Angeles Employee Relations Board
  • Explaining the Recent Upturn in Divorce In Indonesia: Developmental Idealism and the Effect of Political Change, 39 ASIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 776 (with T. Heaton; 2011)
  • Presentation, "Indonesian Islamic Inheritance Law," Atma Jaya University, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Presentations, "Marital Property Law," University of Indonesia, Jakarta and Parahyangan University, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Editor and Principal Drafter, A Survey of Law School Curricula: 2002-2010 (ABA; July 2012)
  • The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws, 63 HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL 1071 (with A. Beverlin; May 2012)
  • Findings from the 2010 Curriculum Survey, 81 THE BAR EXAMINER (June 2012)
  • Presenter, "Accreditation Standards and Curriculum," California State Bar Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform, San Francisco, CA
  • Presenter, "Findings from the 2010 Curriculum Survey," ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Presenter, "Findings from the 2010 Curriculum Survey and their Relationship to ABA Standards," Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Boston, MA
  • Presenter, "Lessons from the 2010 Curriculum Survey," Associate Deans Boot Camp, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Las Vegas, NV
  • Presenter, "Predicting Casebooks of the Future," Thomson Reuters Innovation Summit, Minneapolis, MN
  • Presenter, "The Regulation and Structure of ABA-approved Law Schools," ABA Rule of Law Initiative for Tajikistan Deans and Law Professors, Washington, DC
  • Participant, Foreign Programs Committee and Finance Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Boston, MA
  • Participant, Standards Review Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Chicago, IL
  • Quoted in "Job Concerns Influence Changes in Law School Curricula," New York Law Journal
  • Quoted in "Law School Curricula are Changing" and "Law Schools Expanding Clinical Courses," ABA Journal
  • Quoted in "Law Schools Getting the Message on Professional Skills," National Law Journal
  • Quoted in "Schools Expand on Offerings," Chicago Daily Bulletin
  • Leader, Street Law Inc.'s Diversity Pipeline Best Practices Workshop, Washington, DC
  • Presenter and Panelist (with A. Ramos, J. Rodriguez-Fee, J. Vazquez, and J. Waterstone), "Training and Transforming Law Students into Lawyers," AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Los Angeles, CA
  • Speaker, "Evidence-Based CEO Compensation," Board of Directors and Senior Executive Team, Boise, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
  • Presenter, "How to Teach A Blended (Hybrid) Course," CALI Conference, Thomas Jefferson School of School, San Diego, CA
  • Corporate Law Firms, NGOs, and Issues of Legitimacy for a Global Legal Order, 80 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 2309 (with Y. Dezalay; 2012)
  • Speaker, "After the JD and Its Lessons for Studying Lawyers' Careers Within and Outside of the US, Workshop on Standardizing International Research on Legal Careers," The Center on the Global Legal Profession, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, IN
  • Panelist, "Identifying, and Keeping Your Eye on, the Big Picture," "Faculty" and "Students," New Deans' Committee Meeting, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Moran, WY
  • Panelist, "Theorizing Post-Colonial Legal Professions and Politics," Law and Society Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI
  • Selection Committee Member, Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award
  • 'The Toxic Trade': The Legal Landscape of Asbestos Regulation in India, 90/91 WOMEN & ENVIRONMENTS 25 (with D. Jain; Spring/ Summer 2012)
  • Promoting Clinical Legal Education in India: A Case Study of the Citizen Participation Clinic, Joint Report by the Cornell International Human Rights Clinic and the Jindal Good Rural Governance and Citizen Participation Clinic (with E. Brundige and S. Kalantry, July 2012)
  • A Province of Jurisprudence?: The Invention of a Law of Constitutional Conventions in LAW BOOKS IN ACTION: ESSAYS ON THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LEGAL TREATISE (M. Dubber and A. Fernandez, eds.; Hart Publishing, 2012)
  • Elected, Board, Copyright Society
  • A New Role for Free Trade Agreements in International Trade in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASPECTS OF FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION (C. Antons and R. Hilty, eds.; Kluwer-Max Planck, 2012)
  • Comparative Observations about Transnational Legal Education and Legal Scholarship, 46 INTERNATIONAL LAWYER (2012)
  • On Scholarship in the American Legal Academy: An Essay, 46 INTERNATIONAL LAWYER (2012)
  • An Essay on the American Perspective on Lawyer Conduct and Discipline: New Norms and Challenges for the International Legal Profession (translated into French: La conformite: Nouvelles regles et nouveaux defies pour professions juridiques internationals - Une perspective americaine) in LA SEMAINE JURIDIQUE ENTREPRISE ET AFFAIRES (Lexis-Nexis Publishers, July 2012)
  • Speaker, "Impacts of Technology and Globalization on the American Legal Profession - Report of the ABA Commission on Ethics," State Bar Delegations to the ABA House of Delegates, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Speaker, "The Role of the Legal Profession in 'Protecting, Respecting and Remedying Human Rights,'" ABA Section of International Law Council and ABA Center for Human Rights, Chicago, IL
  • Speaker, "Your Passport to Getting Information You Need from Abroad: The Nuts and Bolts of International Discovery," Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Speaker, ABA Section of International Law Council Meeting, New York City
  • Appointed, ABA Task Force, International Trade in Legal Services
  • Appointed, Co-Chair, ABA Section of International Law's Seasoned-Lawyers' Network Division
  • Appointed, NAFTA Chapter 19 Case by the USTR, Confirmed by the Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee to the NAFTA Bi-national Roster of Arbitrators
  • Appointed, Senior Advisor, ABA Center for Human Rights
  • Appointed, SIL Liaison, ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 and ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Invited Participant, "Can't We Just All Get Along: Challenges of Civil Discourse and Mutual Respect," A Fourteenth Intentional Conversation at The Huntington, Sponsored by Marymount College, Pasadena, CA
  • Meeting Participant, ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services, Chicago, IL
  • Meeting Participant, American Bar Foundation Fellows' Research Advisory Council, Chicago, IL

  • Speaker, "The First Amendment: A Constitutional Take on Religion," Barn Gang at the Engineer's Club, Dayton, OH
  • Jay-Z's 99 Problems, Verse 2: A Close Reading With Fourth Amendment Guidance For Cops And Perps, ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL 2012 (the article has resulted in significant media attention)
  • Amicus Curiae Brief in support of petitioners, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of Government of the Argentine Republic
  • Evading Legislative Jurisdiction, 87 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW 1673 (2012)
  • Quoted in "Legal Experts: Kelly Thomas video doesn't tell whole story," Orange County Register
  • Reflections of Who We Were When Joining Conveyed a Message, 80 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY LAW REVIEW 703 (Spring 2012)
  • Editor and Executive Summary Author, State of Criminal Justice (ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2012)
  • Organizer and Intro Co-writer, Criminal Justice Magazine (Forensic Science Symposium Issue; Spring 2012)
  • Guest Editor and Author of the Overview, Family Court Review (Special 2012 edition devoted to children of incarcerated parents; 2012)
  • Reappointed, ABA Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
  • Reappointed, Advisory Board, ABA Youth at Risk Commission
  • Co-chair, ABA Criminal Justice Section's Innocence Committee and Forensic Science Task Force
  • Planning Committee Chair and Panel Facilitator, "National Academy of Science Report: Three Years Later," Third Annual ABA Criminal Justice Section's Forensic Science Conference, Fordham Law School, New York, NY
  • Moderator, "CSI and Beyond," ABA Presidential Showcase Program, ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Presenter and Panelist (with L. Cohen, J. Rodriguez-Fee, J. Vazquez, and J. Waterstone), "Training and Transforming Law Students into Lawyers," AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Los Angeles, CA
  • Presenter and Panelist (with L. Cohen, A. Ramos, J. Vazquez, and J. Waterstone), "Training and Transforming Law Students into Lawyers," AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Los Angeles, CA
  • Would a 'Right of Reply' Fix Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act?, 20 OXFORD INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (2012) and 4 JOURNAL OF INTERNATION MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT LAW (Fall 2011)
  • Webinar Moderator, "The Convergence of Entertainment, Advertising, and Social Media," Media Law Resource Center
  • Appointed, Research Fellow, Center for the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School
  • Op-ed article, "Expo Line's halting start: If mass transit is to succeed in Los Angeles, the MTA is going to have to get its act together," Los Angeles Times
  • Member, Associated Scholars, Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Interviewed regarding his book, THE WIZARDS OF OZYMANDIAS: REFLECTIONS ON THE DECLINE AND FALL, Brian Greenberg Show, WNJC radio, Philadelphia and The Robert Wenzel Show,
  • Presenter, "Case Studies on the Gulf Coast Claim Facility and the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation in the United States: An Interim Report, Fifth Annual Conference on the Globalization of Class Actions and Mass Litigation," The Hague, Netherlands
  • Presenter, "Mass Media and Disparate Culture as Enablers and Obstacles in the Toyota and British Petroleum Litigation in the United States," 2012 International Conference on Law and Society, Honolulu, HI
  • Presenter, "Tort Reform and Individual Justice," Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference," Las Vegas, NV
  • Queer (In)Justice: Mapping New Gay (Scholarly) Agendas, 102 JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY 171 (with G. Shay, 2012)
  • Skilling Reconsidered: The Legislative-Judicial Dynamic, Honest Services Fraud, and the Ill-Conceived 'Clean-Up Government Act,' 39 FORDHAM URBAN LAW JOURNAL 309 (2011)
  • White Collar Crime and Punishment: Reflections on Michael, Martha, and Milberg Weiss, 15 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW 45 (2007), included in the course materials for the First Annual White Collar Crime Institute, New York City Bar Association (May 2012)
  • Selected, LGBT Issues Committee, Society of American Law Teachers
  • Presenter and Panelist (with L. Cohen, A. Ramos, J. Rodriguez-Fee, and J. Waterstone), "Training and Transforming Law Students into Lawyers," AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Los Angeles, CA
  • Op-ed,"Charter Schools Must Educate All our Children," Daily Journal (with M. Waterstone; July 2012)
  • Presenter and Panelist (with L. Cohen, A. Ramos, J. Rodriguez-Fee and J. Vazquez), "Training and Transforming Law Students into Lawyers," AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Los Angeles, CA


  • Copyright Protection for Fictional Characters, BLOOMBERG BNA'S PATENT, TRADEMARK & COPYRIGHT JOURNAL (with E. May; June 2012)
  • Presenter, "Inspired By A True Story: Legal Issues in Works Based On, Inspired By or Depicting Real People," Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Quoted in "Appeals Court Makes It Easier for Writers,"
  • Quoted in "2nd Cir. Ruling May Be A Royal Pain for Movie, TV Studios," Law360
  • Quoted in "Second Circuit: Suit Over Idea for 'Royal Pains' Not Preempted by Copyright Law," National Law Journal
  • Elected, Board of Directors, Peace Over Violence
  • Author, "The Fix Up," Fireworks Festival Summer of One-Acts
  • Presenter, "Litigation Ethics," Joint Meeting of the Burbank Bar Association, Glendale Bar Association and the Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California, and Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Los Angeles, CA


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

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