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Southwestern Reporter

May 2008

   


Southwestern Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty

A number of practitioners and experts in a variety of diverse fields have joined Southwestern's adjunct faculty for the 2008-2009 school year.

Miriam C. Beezy '86 - Trademark Law

Miriam C. Beezy, a partner and chair of the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practice of Foley & Lardner LLP, will teach Trademark Law in the Spring 2009 Semester. She is a member of both the IP Litigation and International Practices, and the Entertainment & Media, Sports, Golf & Resort and Life Sciences Industry teams. She was also co-founder and former co-chair of Foley's Entertainment & Media Industry Team. Prior to joining Foley & Lardner LLP, Professor Beezy was a partner, as well as founder and chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Department at Greenberg Glusker, and before that, partner, as well as founder and chair of the Trademark Department at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP. At both firms, she maintained a list of prominent entertainment industry clients. Additionally, she served as chief trademark counsel of The Walt Disney Company and was selected to serve on a committee to rewrite MPAA title registry and dispute rules. She was honored with the California Lawyer of the Year Award by California Lawyer Magazine and the WIN Award from the Women's Image Network, honoring outstanding film, television and advertising artists, executives and individuals whose superior achievement inspires others to excel in their respective fields. She is also listed as one of the top 10 trademark lawyers by NameProtect Trademark Insider (Q3, 2003). She is a prolific writer and lecturer, as well as member of numerous legal organizations, and is an advisory board member for the Biederman Institute. Professor Beezy earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. degree from Southwestern.

Meghan Blanco '05 - Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Meghan Blanco, an associate in the Los Angeles Office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, will teach Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions during the Fall 2008 Semester. A member of the firm's Real Estate Department, she specializes in representing real estate funds, lenders, developers and institutional and non-institutional investors in all areas of real estate, including forming and representing limited liability companies, limited partnerships and joint ventures, as well as the acquisition, sale and financing of loan portfolios. She has also served on the Associate Board of the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation and mentored low-income, diverse women members of the Mount Saint Mary's Trial Advocacy Program. Professor Blanco earned her B.A. degree in Women's Studies, with a minor in American Indian Studies (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from San Diego State University in 2002 and her J.D. from Southwestern in 2005, where she was the Special Projects Editor for the Southwestern University Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Honors Program, and a judicial extern for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson of the United States District Court, Central District of California.

DDr. Thomas Eilmansberger - European Union

Thomas Eilmansberger, head of the Department for Labour, Economies, and Euro­pean Law at the University of Salzburg, will teach Law of the European Union during the new Spring 2009 Mini-term. He is currently repre­senting the European Commission in proceedings before the Court of Justice on a regular basis (currently in Case T-492/04, Jungbunzlauer v. Commission) and is acting as special advisor to Commissioner Reding regarding the review of the regula­tory framework for electronic communications. Prior to returning to the Law Faculty at the University of Salzburg in 2000, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Southwestern, and served as resident counsel for the international law firm Bruckhaus Wes­trick Heller Lober (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in Brussels. He was also a member of the Austrian Federal Procurement Review Commission; a member of the group of experts advising the German government on the reform of the GWB (German competition law); and an advisor to the Hungarian Energy Office regarding the application of EC competition and regulatory law to long-term power purchasing agreements. Professor Eilmansberger is also the author of several books and numerous articles on European economic law, including "IP and Antitrust in the European Union," 13 Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas 261 (2007). He earned his degrees at Gymnasium der Jesuiten, Aloisianum Linz; Studies of Law and Communications at the University of Salzburg; and the College of Europe (Bruges).

Alice J. Garfield - Labor Law

Alice J. Garfield, Senior Staff Attorney/Counsel for the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, will teach Labor Law during the Fall 2008 Semester. In her position, she has investigated and tried hundreds of unfair labor practice cases, and heard and drafted decisions in many representation cases. Prior to joining the National Labor Relations Board, she was an Associate with the law firm of Littler, Mendelson LLP and a legal extern to the division of Administrative Law Judges of the National Labor Relations Board. Professor Garfield earned her B.A. in Spanish Literature and Language (with special honors) from George Washington University in 1973 and her J.D. from California Western, where she was Student Chair of the Clinic Law Program, in 1981.

Brandy Jennifer Glad '05 - Journal Seminar

Brandy Jennifer Glad, an associate in the Adversarial Department of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, will teach the Journal Seminar during the Fall 2008 Semester. As a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, she represents various clients in high-profile intellectual property matters, including representing companies in patent infringement actions involving computer software and gaming machines and systems; copyright, trademark, and trade secret disputes, including in a high profile copyright action involving the allegedly improper use of music on social networking sites; and representing the maker of America's most popular line of fashion dolls, related toys, and accessories in trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. Professor Glad earned her B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington. Prior to attending law school, she worked with pharmaceutical companies in researching and developing cancer therapeutics and diagnostics. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Southwestern, where she was an Associate Editor of the Law Review and wrote "Determining What Constitutes Creation or Development of Content Under the Communications Decency Act," 34 Southwestern University Law Review 247 (2004). She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable J. Gary Hastings of the California Court of Appeal, 2nd District, Division 4 and the Honorable Florence-Marie Cooper of the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Nicole H. Husband - Legal Profession

Nicole H. Husband, Employment Counsel with Warner Bros. Entertainment, will teach Legal Profession in the 2008 Summer Session. In her current position, she counsels clients from a variety of the different companies within the Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies regarding a wide range of day-to-day employment issues. She also regularly conducts training programs on various employment-related topics; assists and counsels Human Resources, Employee Relations and Labor Relations professionals in conducting internal investigations of complaints; defends complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour violations at various state and federal administrative agencies; and negotiates favorable resolutions of employment claims with employees, former employees and opposing counsel, among other duties. Prior to joining Warner Bros., she was an Associate in the Labor & Employment Group of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP and an Associate in the Labor & Employment Litigation Group of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She also served as a legal clerk for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and the Honorable Gregory Kellam Scott, Supreme Court of Colorado. She is a member of various organizations, including the Executive Board of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and the Advisory Board of the Western Center on Law and Poverty. Professor Husband earned her B.S. in Finance and International Business, with a minor in Spanish, from the Ohio State University and her J.D. (cum laude) from Howard University, where she was managing editor of the Howard Law Journal and a member of the National Moot Court Team.


 

Lee Levine - Media Litigation

Lee Levine, a founding partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP, will teach Media Litigation during the January 2009 Intersession. He has represented media clients in libel, invasion of privacy, copyright and related First Amendment cases for more than 25 years, including arguing Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. v. Connaughton on behalf of the newspaper defendant and Bartnicki v. Vopper on behalf of the media defendants in front of the United States Supreme Court. A prolific writer and lecturer, he is the co-author, with Professors C. Thomas Dienes and Robert Lind, of Newsgathering and the Law (Lexis Law Publishing, 1999) and is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught media law since 1989. Professor Levine has served as Chair of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law; President of the Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center; Chair of the Media Law Committee; Chair of the Publications Committee of the District of Columbia Bar; and member of the Advisory Board of the Bureau of National Affairs' Media Law Reporter, among others. He has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) and Chambers USA (Chambers & Partners) as a leading media law practitioner. Professor Levine earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1979, where he was Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Deborah A. Lucky '94 - Selected Problems in Evidence (Evidence Lab)

Deborah A. Lucky, a Deputy District Attorney in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, will co-teach Selected Problems in Evidence (Evidence Lab) with Professor Jack Lucky during the January 2009 Intersession. As a member of the Special Prosecutions Section of the Environmental Crimes Unit, she is responsible for criminal and civil prosecution of environmental crimes throughout Riverside County, as well as participation in state-wide prosecutions, which involves working closely with local, state and federal enforcement agencies on issues and cases that include Underground Storage Tank violations, violations of the Hazardous Waste Control Laws, Water Code violations, Fish and Game violations, and violations of OSHA regulations. During her tenure with the office, she has also worked in the Juvenile Division, Domestic Violence Unit, EDP/Narcotics Unit, Adult Sexual Assault Unit, Career Criminal Unit, Felony Trial Team, and Grand Theft Auto Unit, among others. She has also lectured extensively on topics related to enforcement, sentencing and the civil process for various legal organizations. Professor Lucky earned her B.A. degree in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach in 1990 and her J.D. (summa cum laude) from Southwestern in 1994.

Jack Lucky '94 - Selected Problems in Evidence (Evidence Lab)

Jack Lucky, a Deputy District Attorney in the Riverside County District Attorney's Office, will co-teach Selected Problems in Evidence (Evidence Lab) with Professor Deborah Lucky during the January 2009 Intersession. As a member of the Gang Injunctions Unit, he was chosen to prepare the first civil abatement injunction for criminal street gangs in Riverside County. This position requires knowledge of highly specialized areas of civil and constitutional law and procedure, and reviewing police reports and other records to determine the most dangerous members of a criminal street gang and their area of influence in order to issue a complaint seeking a permanent injunction. He has also been a member of the Identity Theft Unit, Gangs/Hate Crimes Unit, Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit, General Felonies Unit, and Grand Theft Auto Unit, among others. A frequent lecturer and member of numerous committees of the California District Attorney's Association (CDAA), he has also published "Rollin' Stolen and a Bag o' Mail: How to address limited resources in an identity theft case," Firewall (May 2006, CDAA). Professor Lucky earned his B.F.A. in Theatre Studies from DePaul University in 1992 and his J.D. from Southwestern (magna cum laude) in 1994.

Sue A. Moravec '99 - Reproductive Technologies and the Law

Sue Moravec, a solo practitioner devoted to family law matters, will teach Reproductive Technologies and the Law during the January 2009 Intersession. Through her practice, she has over three years of practical experience in assisted reproduction law, as well as other family law matters, including surrogacy, egg donation and embryo adoption, child adoption, divorce, and child custody and support issues. She is also a member of various legal organizations, including the Santa Barbara County Bar Association. Professor Moravec earned her B.A. degree in Economics from California State University Northridge in 1997 and her J.D. degree from Southwestern in 1999, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honors Program.

Alison Polin Saros '96 - Criminal Law in Action

Alison Polin Saros, Deputy District Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, will teach Criminal Law in Action during the January 2009 Intersession. As a Felony Filing Deputy in the Torrance Branch Office, she is responsible for reviewing and evaluating cases for filing, as well as assisting and advising police agencies on daily questions involving sufficiency of evidence, procedure and practice, and current case law. She has a wide range of experience handling cases and successfully prosecuted jury trials to verdict, including attempted murder, robbery, carjacking, and complex identity theft and fraud cases. She also has extensive experience with cases involving driving under the influence, including the training of officers, other Deputy District Attorneys, and City Prosecutors, as well as participation in the South Bay DUI Task Force. As a participant in Project L.E.A.D., she introduces at-risk fifth grade students in Inglewood to the dangers and legal consequences of involvement in gangs, illicit drug use, and other crimes. Professor Polin Saros earned her B.A. degree in Social Science, with an emphasis in Psychology, Economics and Spanish, from Michigan State University in 1992 and her J.D. from Southwestern in 1996, where she gained experience as an extern in the Police Litigation Unit of the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and a Judicial Extern for Judge Howard J. Schwab of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

FACULTY ACTIVITIES

PROFESSOR RON ARONOVSKY
  • Panelist, "Clarity or Confusion: The Aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's Landmark 2006-07 Environmental Law Decisions," 22nd Annual LACBA Environmental Law Spring Symposium, Los Angeles
  • Participant, Research Roundtable on "Expansion of Liability Under Public Nuisance," Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL
PROFESSOR ALAN CALNAN
  • Presenter, "Instrumental Justice" at the Imagining Justice and Injustice Conference, Association for Law, Culture, and the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
ASSOCIATE DEAN CHRISTOPHER CAMERON
  • Harry Pregerson, The Real Mayor of Los Angeles, 36 SOUTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW 311 (2007)
  • Speaker, "The Road to Representation Under the National Labor Relations Act," 46th Annual Short Course on Labor Law, Center for American and International Law, Dallas, TX
  • Member, AALS Accreditation Team, Florida International University School of Law, Miami, FL
  • Interviewed regarding wage and hour class action litigation over the status of workers as employees or independent contractors, Marketplace, NPR
PROFESSOR MARK CAMMACK
  • "Joint Marital Property in Indonesian Customary, Islamic, and National Law" in The Law Applied: Contextualizing the Islamic Shari`a (with M. Feener; IB Tauris, 2008)
  • Marital Property in California and Indonesia: Community Property and Harta Bersama, 64 WASHINGTON AND LEE LAW REVIEW 1417 (2008)
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Chair, ABA Site Evaluation team, Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, Montgomery, AL
  • Participant, Accreditation Committee Meeting, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Portland, OR
  • Participant, Special Committee on Outcome Measures, Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Chicago, IL
PROFESSOR MICHAEL EPSTEIN
  • Quality Control: The Daily Show, the Peabody and Brand Discipline in QUALITY TELEVISION: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN TELEVISION AND BEYOND (with M. Rogers and J. Reeves; J. McCabe and K. Akass, eds.; I.B. Taurus, 2007)
PROFESSOR DAVID FAGUNDES
  • Presenter, "Crystals in the Public Domain," Intellectual Property Scholars' Round Table, Drake Law School, Des Moines, IA
  • Presenter, "Property Rhetoric and the Public Domain," Workshop on Property Transactions and Transitions in an Age of Globalization, Chapman Law School, Orange, CA
DEAN BRYANT GARTH
  • "From the Foreign Policy Establishment to the Legalization of Foreign Policy" in The Cambridge History of Law in America Vol. III (with Y. Dezalay; M. Grossberg and C. Tomlins, eds.; Cambridge University Press, 2008)
  • "L'imperialism moral: Les jurists et imperialisme americain; (Philippines, Indonesia)," 171-172 ACTES DE LA RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES SOCIALES 40 (with Y. Dezalay; March 2008)
  • Selected Co-chair (with Professor Peggy Davis, NYU), Working Group on Law Schools and Assessment, Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Meeting chair, AALS Committee on Research, Washington, DC
  • Presentation (with Professor Ronit Dinovitzer, University of Toronto), "Pro Bono as a Strategy to Build Legal Capital," Private Lawyers and the Public Interest: The Evolving Role of Pro Bono in the Legal Profession, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, University of Buffalo Law School
  • Featured on "Champions of Justice," KRLA 870AM
PROFESSOR ANAHID GHARAKHANIAN
  • Presenter, "Transition to Practice: How Externships Relate to the Mission of the School and the Careers its Graduates Typically Pursue," Externships 4 Conference Workshop, Seattle, WA
PROFESSOR DAVID KOHLER
  • Sex and Violence in the Media: Some Thoughts on the Importance of Underinclusion as a Barrier to Medium Specific Regulation, 60 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS LAW JOURNAL 38 (March 2008)
PROFESSOR JAMES KUSHNER
  • LAND USE REGULATION: CASES AND MATERIALS, 3rd ed. (with D. Selmi; Aspen Publishers, 2008)
  • The Unintended Consequences of Consent Decrees and the Case of the Century Freeway Litigation:  Keith v. Volpe, 36 SOUTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW 301 (2007)
  • Presenter, "Urban Neighborhood Regeneration and the Phases of Community Evolution After World War II in the United States," The Fair Housing Act After 40 Years: Continuing the Mission to Eliminate Housing Discrimination and Segregation, Indiana Law Review Symposium, Indiana University at Indianapolis
  PROFESSOR CHRISTINE LORILLARD
  • Placing Second Parent Adoption Along the "Rational Continuum" of Constitutionally Protected Family Rights, RUTGERS WOMEN'S RIGHTS LAW REPORTER (Fall/Winter 2008)
PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Invited Participant, "Lawyers and the Construction of the Rule of Law - National and Transnational Processes," American Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Meeting Chair, ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services, New York, NY
  • Presenter, "The American Legal System and Transnational Legal Practice," Inter-Pacific Bar Association's Annual Meeting, Los Angeles
  • Presenter, "An Analysis of U.S. Legal Developments with respect to Dispute Resolution," NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Dispute Resolution (NAFTA 2022), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Presenter, "International Legal Services Developments," ABA Section of International Law Section's Council, New York, NY
  • Presenter, "Legal Education," Roundtable of Deans and Practitioners on Legal Education, ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting, New York, NY
  • Selected, Co-chair (along with Mexican and Canadian co-chairs), Legal Issues and Strategies Committee, NAFTA 2022 Committee
PROFESSOR JONATHAN MILLER
  • Lecture, "Argentina and the Inter-American Human Rights System," International Human Rights Course, USC Law Center, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Interviewed regarding U.S. Supreme Court's 7-2 decision to uphold lethal injection as a constitutionally permissible form of the death penalty, Radio America Network
PROFESSOR MYRNA RAEDER
  • Appointed, Member of the ABA Criminal Justice Section's Committee drafting Standards concerning the intersection of juvenile justice and other service providers such as child welfare, and participant in first meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Lecture, "Criminal Evidence," National Judicial College, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Meeting Participant, ABA's Youth at Risk Commission and Criminal Justice Section's Magazine Board, Washington D.C.
  • Meeting Participant, Evidence Drafting Committee of National Conference of Bar Examiners, Park City, UT
PROFESSOR ANGELA RILEY
  • Panelist, "Contestations in Indigeneity, Race, Culture and Property," Law, Culture, and the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Panelist, "New Scholarship in Race and Ethnicity: The Human Rights Hierarchy and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC
PROFESSOR MICHAEL SCOTT
  • SCOTT ON OUTSOURCING LAW & PRACTICE, 2008 Supplement (Aspen Publishers, 2008)
  • Tort Liability for Vendors of Insecure Software: Has the Time Finally Come? 67 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW (2008)
  • The FTC, the Unfairness Doctrine, and Data Security Breach Litigation: Has the Commission Gone Too Far? 60 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW (Winter 2008)
PROFESSOR BUTLER SHAFFER
  • Where Matters Stand in THE WIZARDS OF OZYMANDIAS: REFLECTIONS ON THE DECLINE AND FALL (E-book, lewrockwell.com 2008)
PROFESSOR KAREN SMITH
  • Crime, Punishment and the Central District, 36 SOUTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW 323 (2007)
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER
  • Now It's Personal: Punishment and Mass Tort Litigation After Philip Morris v. Williams, 2 CHARLESTON LAW REVIEW 433 (Symposium Issue; 2008)


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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