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Southwestern Reporter

March 2009

 

Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

Experts in the areas of sports law, real estate law, and litigation and appellate advocacy have joined the adjunct faculty for Summer 2009.

 
Howard Jacobs - Sports Law

Howard Jacobs, a solo practitioner, focusing on representing athletes in all types of disputes, with an emphasis on the defense of athletes charged with doping offenses, will teach Sports Law during the 2009 Summer Session. He primarily works with professional, Olympic and amateur athletes in disputes involving doping, endorsements, unauthorized use of name and likeness, salary issues, team selection issues, and other matters. Named one of the leading sports lawyers in the United States, Professor Jacobs is frequently sought after for his expertise in sports law by major newspapers, sports magazines, and both national and international televisions shows. He was previously a partner with Forgey & Hurrell, where he focused on civil litigation in sports law, insurance law, business litigation, personal injury defense, among other areas. He earned his B.S. degree in Political Science from Florida State University and his J.D. degree from the College of William & Mary Law School.

 
Kenneth Krug - Real Estate Transactions

Kenneth Krug, a partner in the Real Estate Department of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, will teach Real Estate Transactions during the 2009 Summer Session. He specializes in Real Estate Finance; Equity Investments and Joint Ventures; Acquisitions and Dispositions; and Affordable Housing and Tax Credits, assists banks and other institutional lenders and investors with the origination and structuring of construction and permanent loans, as well as the private placement and credit enhancement of tax exempt municipal bonds. Professor Krug has also been the principal California lawyer for a major national syndicator of low-income housing tax credits, in addition to structuring and negotiating the acquisition of more than 300 real estate projects that qualified for the low-income housing tax credit. He earned his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

 
Hon. George Schiavelli - Civil Pretrial Practice

Hon. George Schiavelli, Judge of the United States District Court, Central District of California (Ret.) and a Mediator and Arbitrator, will teach Civil Pretrial Practice during the 2009 Summer Session. Judge Schiavelli has a 30-year career in the legal and judicial arena. Prior to serving on the federal bench, he returned to private practice with the Appellate Group of Reed Smith LLP after serving as a Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court for over six years. He had previously specialized in complex commercial and corporate litigation and insurance-related appellate cases as a partner with the firms of O'Melveny and Myers; Ervin, Cohen & Jessup; and Horvitz & Levy. An active member and prolific speaker for several legal organizations, Hon. Schiavelli has also written numerous articles related to the judicial process, including co-authoring "Preserving the Record for Appeal" in the third edition of California Civil Appellate Practice (Continuing Education of the Bar). He earned his A.B. degree in English from Stanford University and his J.D. degree from UCLA Law School.

 

FACULTY ACTIVITIES

PROFESSOR ALAN CALNAN
  • Quoted, "Feuer Bill Seeks Protections for Good Samaritans," Park La Brea News/Beverly Press
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER CAMERON
  • Presenter, Committee on the Developing Labor Law, Midwinter Meeting, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, San Diego; featured in "'Primary Allegiance' of Bankruptcy Judges to Bankruptcy Code, Not NLRA, ABA Told," Daily Labor Report (Bureau of National Affairs (BNA))
PROFESSOR MARK CAMMACK
  • Speaker, "Marital Property in Indonesia and California," Center for International and Comparative Law, Whittier Law School
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Panel Moderator, "A New Place for Flexible Programs," The Evolution of J.D. Programs: Is Non-Traditional Becoming More Traditional? Southwestern Law Review Symposium
PROFESSOR DAVID FAGUNDES
  • Panel Moderator, "What's Needed? Re-envisioning the Copyright Act's Architecture for the Digital Age," Reforming Copyright: Process, Policy and Politics, Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute Conference
  • Presenter, "Indian Law, Property, and the Supreme Court" (with Professor A. Riley), Native American Law Students Association, Southwestern Law School
  • Quoted in "Can a 'Day of Sharing' save the music industry?" Christian Science Monitor
DEAN BRYANT GARTH
  • Presenter, "Exploring Inequality in the Corporate Law Firm Apprenticeship: Doing the Time, Finding the Love" (with Professor J. Sterling), Empirical Research on the Legal Profession: Insights from Theory and Practice Symposium, The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession and the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Georgetown University Law Center.
  • Welcome/Opening Remarks, The Evolution of J.D. Programs: Is Non-Traditional Becoming More Traditional? Southwestern Law Review Symposium
PROFESSOR JAMES KUSHNER
  • Presenter, Principal Address, "Planning for Global Climate Change," Patricia C. Tisdale Symposium,18th Annual Land Use Conference - Sustainability: Beyond the Platitudes, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO
  • Panelist, Presented Perspectives on Local Land Use Laws, "Mapping the Potential Legislation," Climate Change and the Future of California Environmental Law Symposium, Chapman University School of Law
PROFESSOR CHRISTINE LORILLARD
  • Placing Second Parent Adoption along the 'Rational Continuum' of Constitutionally Protected Family Rights, 30 RUTGERS WOMEN'S RIGHTS LAW REPORTER 1 (Fall 2008)
  • Panelist, Presentation on the PLEAS Program, "A New Place for Flexible Programs," The Evolution of J.D. Programs: Is Non-Traditional Becoming More Traditional? Southwestern Law Review Symposium
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Paper and Presentation, "New Paradigms for the Transnational Practice of Law," Asia Regional Meeting, U.S.-India Business Council, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Practising Law Institute, and ABA Section of International Law, New Delhi, India
  • Speaker, "15 Years of NAFTA: An Assessment of Current Issues and Future Challenges," International Law Weekend-West, Willamette University School of Law, Salem, OR
  • Chair, Meeting of the ABA Task Force on International Legal Services (ITILS), Boston, MA
  • Participant, Committee on International Issues Meeting, ABA Section of Legal Education, Boston, MA
  • Participant, "Outsourcing" Task Force Meeting, ABA Section of International Law, Boston, MA
  • Participant, Indo-U.S. Trade Policy Forum Working Group on Legal Services Meetings
PROFESSOR CARRIE MENKEL-MEADOW
  • Is there an honest lawyer in the box? Legal Ethics on TV in LAWYERS IN YOUR LIVING ROOM: LAW AND LAWYERS ON TELEVISION (M. Asimow, ed; ABA Press, 2009)
  • "Integrity in ADR," 30th Anniversary of the Center for Public Resources, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation (International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, January 2009)
  • Presenter, "Lawyers Ethics on TV" and "Asylum in a Different Voice: Judging Immigration Claims and Gender," Annual Law and Society Meeting, Denver, CO; to be published in REFUGEE ROULETTE (J. Nogales-Ramji, A. Schoenholtz and P. Schrag, eds.; NYU Press, 2009)
  • Presenter, "Restorative Justice," to faculties of law at University of California, Irvine, Southwestern and the Barnard Club of Los Angeles
  • Participant, High Level Peace Conference in Israel and conducted a workshop on Conflict Resolution in the West Bank for Parents' Circle-Family Forum, a joint group of Israelis and Palestinians who have lost loved ones in the conflict in the Middle East
  • Panel Moderator, "The Status of Part-Time Evening Programs," The Evolution of J.D. Programs: Is Non-Traditional Becoming More Traditional? Southwestern Law Review Symposium
  • Speaker, "Ethics in Entertainment Practice," Los Angeles Copyright Society
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Quoted in "Keep ex-SLA member here, police ask: L.A: union seeks to keep Sara Jane Olson, who tried to kill two officers, in California for upcoming parole," Los Angeles Times
  PROFESSOR MYRNA RAEDER
  • "Enhancing the Legal Profession's Response to Victims of Child Abuse," 24 Criminal Justice Magazine 12 (Spring 2009)
  • Quoted in "National Academy of Sciences report gives lawyers new argument to keep out forensic evidence," Lawyers USA (reprinted in Minnesota Lawyer)
PROFESSOR HARRIET ROLNICK
  • Panelist, Presentation on the SCALE Program, "The Rise of Two-Year Programs," The Evolution of J.D. Programs: Is Non-Traditional Becoming More Traditional? Southwestern Law Review Symposium
PROFESSOR MICHAEL SCOTT
  • Panel Moderator, "What's Possible? Navigating the Political Landscape of Copyright Reform," Reforming Copyright: Process, Policy and Politics, Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute Conference
PROFESSOR BUTLER SHAFFER
  • Presenter, "Business and the Great Depression: Business Origins of the New Deal," Campaign for Liberty Conference, Minneapolis, MN
PROFESSOR KAREN SMITH
  • Panel Moderator, "The Rise of Two-Year Programs?" The Evolution of J.D. Programs: Is Non-Traditional Becoming More Traditional? Southwestern Law Review Symposium
PROFESSOR LON SOBEL
  • Panel Moderator, "What's Wrong? The Need to Reform the 1976 Copyright Act," Reforming Copyright: Process, Policy and Politics, Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute Conference
PROFESSOR JOYCE STERLING
  • Presenter, "Exploring Inequality in the Corporate Law Firm Apprenticeship: Doing the Time, Finding the Love" (with Dean B. Garth), Empirical Research on the Legal Profession: Insights from Theory and Practice Symposium, The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession and the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Closing Remarks, The Evolution of J.D. Programs: Is Non-Traditional Becoming More Traditional? Southwestern Law Review Symposium
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER
  • Speaker, "Regulating the Cure: Topics Arising Out of the Prescription of Drugs Off-Label," Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology Symposium, Albany, NY
PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER
  • Interviewed regarding Bernard Madoff guilty plea, KNX News Radio
DEAN EMERITUS LEIGH TAYLOR
  • Chair, ABA/AALS Site Evaluation Team, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR
  • Participant, Charlotte Law School Board of Advisors, Charlotte, NC
  • Participant, LSAC Investment Policy Oversight Group, Dallas, TX
  • Participant, LSAC Past President's Meeting, San Francisco
  • Participant, música intima Board of Director's Meeting, Vancouver 
  • Participant, North Shore Community Resources Board of Director's Meeting, North Vancouver, BC
  • Participant, Queen Margaret's School Board of Governor's Meeting, Duncan, BC, Canada

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR JOSEPH ESPOSITO
  • Elected member, Board of Directors and member, Governance Committee, Covenant House California (providing shelters and services to homeless youth)
PROFESSOR DARRELL MAVIS
  • Visiting Instructor, Trial Advocacy, Harvard Law School
  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy, California State Bar's Section Education Institute
  • Instructor, Handling DUI Cases, Criminal Law Overview Course for California Judges I
PROFESSOR CAROLINE NEWCOMBE
  • Morse v. Frederick One Year Later; New Limitations on Student Speech and the "Columbine Factor," 43 SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW
  • "Recent Developments in Education Law" in 2008 DEVELOPMENTS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND REGULATORY PRACTICE (J. Lubbers, ed.; Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, ABA)
  • Appointed Chair, Education Committee, ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section
  • Speaker, "School Speech and the Columbine Factor," ABA Meeting, Boston, MA
PROFESSOR DAVID OSTROVE
  • Seminar Instructor, "Preparing Accountings and Reports for Trusts and Estates" California CPA Education Foundation
PROFESSOR BIANCA PUTTERS
  • U.S.: Some Best Practices of Transferable Development Rights and Comparing the Cases and Planning for the Future of Non-Financial Compensation in NEW INSTRUMENTS IN SPATIAL PLANNING:  AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON NON-FINANCIAL COMPENSATION (IOS Press BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2008)
PROFESSOR JEFF SHELDON
  • Speaker, "Patent Prosecution Ethics," Practicing Law Institute's 3rd Annual Patent Law Institute, San Francisco


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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