Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
Southwestern Reporter

September 2005



Bullocks Wilshire Building
Southwestern’s Bullocks Wilshire Building to be featured in Wilshire Boulevard Showcase Program
Visionaries, boosters, and planners have found many ways to praise Wilshire Boulevard, the symbolic spine of the city spanning nearly 16 miles from downtown to the ocean. Between Oct. 2 and Nov. 21, the Los Angeles Conservancy will showcase the history of Wilshire Boulevard through a new educational initiative called Curating the City, which will feature the Bullocks Wilshire building.

With new "exhibits" offered every few years, Curating the City will treat the city as a living museum, presenting a fresh framework with which to view the vivid architectural and cultural heritage of Los Angeles. Wilshire Boulevard is an ideal inaugural project – spanning three cities, it includes the most dense and ethnically diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles, represents virtually every dominant building type of the 20th century, and exemplifies the role of the automobile in the growth of the region. Wilshire embodies the story of L.A.’s architectural, urban, and cultural development.

The exhibit includes a one-day, self-guided architectural tour of Wilshire Blvd. from downtown to the beach, accessible by car or Metro, and accompanied by a trilingual guidebook (in English, Korean, and Spanish) on Oct. 2. At least six sites will be open for docent-led tours, representing different eras, architects, and icons of the boulevard. The tour will be accompanied by a guidebook, covering downtown to the beach. Stops with docent-led tours will include the Bullocks Wilshire building, the Elks Club, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Johnie’s Coffee Shop, the Spanish Colonial Revival Miles Playhouse, and the oldest building on Wilshire Boulevard, the Victorian-styled Wadsworth Chapel.

Other exhibit features of the project include a kid’s activity guidebook, family-friendly activities, and online resources for teachers and families to use the city as a fun learning environment; a permanent website where visitors can create individualized tours of Wilshire, contribute personal stories (or read those of others), and retrieve historical material (available Oct. 2); a series of exciting events presented in conjunction with local cultural, community, and educational organizations, to take place along and about Wilshire Boulevard from Oct. 2 to Nov. 21; and bus "advertisements" that offer historical images and information about several of the architectural gems one can see along the Wilshire route, similar to the labels accompanying objects in a museum. For more details on all of the diverse Curating the City events, visit the Conservancy’s website.


• Appointed, Accreditation Committee, ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
• Quoted in "Lawyers Give Free Help to Environmental Groups," Christian Science Monitor

• Lecturer, Judicial Opinion Writing Seminar, National Judicial College, University of Nevada

• Host, Executive Advisory Committee Meeting, "After the J.D."

• Interviewed regarding the deaccessioning of objects from the Thomas Paine National Historical Association and the standards for such activity, New York Times

Stories That Make The Law Free: Literature As A Bridge Between The Law And The Culture In Which It Must Exist, TEXAS WESLEYAN LAW REVIEW (Fall Symposium Issue – "The Power of Stories: Intersections of Law, Literature and Culture," 2005)

• Chair, Summit of U.S. State and European Bar Leaders on Multi-jurisdictional Practice; Meeting Chair, Committee on International Mediation, ABA Dispute Resolution Section; Meeting Chair, Transnational Legal Practice Committee Meeting, Section of International Law; Presentation, Council Meeting, Section of International Law; Participant, ABA GATS Task Force Meeting; Participant, ABA-Africa (African Law Initiatives Council) Meeting, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Chicago
• Invited Participant, "Multijurisdictional Practice and Ethics: California and Federal Law" and "Enforcing Foreign Judgments in the U.S. and Abroad: A Guide for Lawyers," California State Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Diego
• Visiting Scholar Lecture, "The Future of International Law Practice in a Multi-jurisdictional World," Whittier Law School

Sovereignty, Not Due Process: Personal Jurisdiction Over Nonresident, Alien Defendants, 41 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW (Spring 2006)
Sovereignty’s Continuing Importance? Traces of Trail Smelter In the International Law Governing Hazardous Waste Transport in TRANSBOUNDARY HARMS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: LESSONS FROM THE TRAIL SMELTER ARBITRATION (Cambridge University Press, 2005)


Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Trustworthiness Exceptions After Crawford, 20 Criminal Justice 24 (Summer 2005)
• Reappointed Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Innocence Committee, ABA Criminal Justice Section
• Lecturer, Special Problems in Criminal Evidence, Judicial Opinion Writing Seminar, National Judicial College, University of Nevada
• Presentation on Innocence Policies, Criminal Justice Spring Council Meeting, Minneapolis
• Member, National Working Group on Compensation Legislation, Life After Exoneration Project
• Participant, "After O.J. Simpson - The DNA Revolution & Beyond," California Forensic Science Institute's Public Forum, California State University, Los Angeles (as a member of the Institute's Advisory Board)
• Participant, ALI Sentencing Project Members Consultative Group, San Francisco
• Interviewed as Past President, Oral History Project, NAWL Annual Meeting, Chicago

• Presentation, Property as a System of Social Order, Freedom Summit, Manchester, New Hampshire
• Participant, Eris Society Conference, Aspen, Colorado

• "A Just War or Just a War?" Iraq a Year Later, 9 NEXUS – A JOURNAL OF OPINION 57 (2004)

• Invited Participant, "Justice for All: Public Trust and Confidence in the California Court," Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism – Fred Friendly Seminars and California Judicial Council, San Diego

• Appointed, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Subcommittee, LSAC


• Featured, "Don’t Mess With the Bulldog," Los Angeles Magazine (Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition, 2005)

• Earned LL.M. degree in Administrative Law, American University
• Awarded, Best LL.M Paper, "Implied Private Rights of Action"

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