Adjunct Professor William Shapiro has been named to the 2016 faculty of both The National Trial Academy sponsored by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association and American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in Reno, Nevada, and ABOTA’s Trial College at Harvard Law School. The Trial College is offered every two years, and Professor Shapiro was on the faculty in 2012 and 2014 as well. Professor Shapiro also will be a featured presenter at ABOTA’s “Masters in Trial” presentation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in May. Elected 2016 ABOTA National Secretary, Professor Shapiro has been invited and featured in numerous “Masters in Trial” presentations, including in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Arkansas, and Nashville.
On Friday, April 15, Professor Jennifer Koh served as a commentator for an academic article presented at the Southern California Clinical Scholarship Workshop held at UC Irvine School of Law. The purpose of the workshop is to foster critical thinking about clinical education, provide a rigorous and supportive venue in which clinical scholars can present their work, and nurture a sense of community amongst clinical law professors in the southwest region of the United States.
The Virginia Court of Appeals of Virginia cited Professor Stacey Sobel’s article, “The Tsunami of Legal Uncertainty: What’s a Court to do Post-McDonald?,” 21 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y, 489 (2012) in Prekker v. Commonwealth, 782 S.E.2d 604 (Va. Ct. App. 2016). Professor Sobel’s article was cited in the court’s discussion related to the Second Amendment and the appropriate standard of review to be applied to the appellant’s constitutional challenge to a Virginia statute temporarily banning firearm possession by non-violent juveniles who have been adjudicated delinquent for acts that would be felonies if committed by adults.
Professor Cheyanna Jaffke was recently elected Vice President of the Board of Directors for Release Time Christian Education of Orange. Professor Jaffke has served on the Board since 2013. Release Time Christian Education of Orange has shared God’s Word with 4th and 5th grade students in the Orange Unified School District since February 1954. Under the Released Time Religious Education Law (California Education Code section 46014), local school boards may give permission to release students once a week for religious instruction during the school day.