On September 30, 2015, Professors Jennifer Koh and Sabrina Rivera, along with Western State law student Alfonso Maldonado, spoke during a concurrent session at the Latino/Latina Critical Legal Theory Conference, a national conference attended primarily by law professors devoted to social justice and critical theory. They spoke on immigration relief and enforcement, and were joined by Professors Rachel Settlage (Wayne State Law) and Nina Rabin (University of Arizona Law), as well as attorney Katie Traverso (American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California).
Adjunct Professor John Ohashi published an article, “Managing the Pro Se Hearing: A Suggested Approach,” in The Neutral Corner, the newsletter for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Professor Ohashi, who teaches Corporate Finance & Accounting, is a transactional attorney and serves as an arbitrator/mediator for various dispute resolution forums, including FINRA. FINRA regulates the securities brokerage industry in the U.S.
Professor Jennifer Koh has joined the blogging team at the Immigration Law Professors Blog, a national blog that features immigration-related news and commentary and is widely read by immigration scholars throughout the academy. Professor Koh’s first post brings attention to California’s Assembly Bill 899, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown this week, which prohibits state authorities from disclosing the confidential records of immigrant youth to federal immigration authorities.
Professor Elizabeth N. Jones spoke at the National Center for Victims of Crime 2015 Training Institute in Anaheim today, the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Professor Jones discussed some of the often competing concerns in victim restitution cases and the need for constitutional and legislative change in this area. Her co-panelists were Professor Paul Cassell from the University of Utah College of Law and attorney Tony Sarabia II.
Professor Eunice Park’s article, “Equitable, Gender-Neutral Writing Means More Effective Advocacy,” has been published in California Lawyer‘s August issue. Professor Park is a regular contributor to the magazine’s Legal-Ease column.
Professor Tracie R. Porter’s law review article, “The School to Prison Pipeline: The Business of Imprisoning Not Educating Students in Public Schools,” 66 Ark. L. Rev. 55 (2015), is cited by Journalist Kate Schimel in the online publication Education Dive, a publication primarily targeted at school and district administrators and covering social justice issues through schools. Professor Porter is the Director of the Western State College of Law Business Law Center.
The State Bar of California has selected Adjunct Professor Jonathan Pink as a 2015 IP Vanguard Award Recipient. The IP Vanguard Awards honor outstanding professionals who are spearheading developments in the world of intellectual property. A partner of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Professor Pink will be honored with his award, in the private practice category, at the 2015 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Institute on November 12-13 in Rancho Mirage.