Eunice Park Publishes on Cultural Competence in AALS Section on Teaching Methods Newsletter

Professor Eunice Park’s article, “Establishing Learning Outcomes Under ABA Standard 302: Cultural Competence,” was published in the Association of American Law Schools Section on Teaching Methods Fall 2016 newsletter.  Professor Park discusses how legal writing courses offer opportunities to raise awareness of the importance of sensitivity to diverse cultural mores, and how to assess students’ cultural competence, in order to prepare students “for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession.”

Paula Manning Presents on Feedback for Student Success at McGeorge

Professor Paula Manning’s presentation, “It’s What You Say AND How You Say It:  Autonomy, Supportive Feedback, Mindset, and Motivation,” was held at McGeorge School of Law on October 18.  In this presentation, Professor Manning discussed how faculty at McGeorge can provide feedback to students in ways that increase motivation, foster a growth mindset, and lead to greater student success.

Stephen Moran Nominated for OC Business Journal’s General Counsel Award

Adjunct Professor Stephen Moran, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CalAmp in Irvine, is a nominee for the Orange County Business Journal’s 7th Annual General Counsel Awards. Professor Moran joined CalAmp in 2013 as its first general counsel and has been instrumental in the company’s transformation. Founded in 1981, CalAmp today is a pure-play pioneer in the connected vehicle and broader Industrial Internet of Things marketplace.  The General Counsel Awards Gala & Program will be held on November 2 at the Hotel Irvine, with UC Irvine School of Law’s Dean Erwin Chemerinsky serving as master of ceremonies.

Jennifer Koh Speaks on State Bar Panel on Immigration and Discrimination

On September 30, Jennifer Koh spoke on a panel at the State Bar of California’s Annual Meeting entitled, ““22 Lewd Chinese Women: Immigration and the Inherent Underlying Issues of Discrimination.”” The panel followed a re-enactment of Chy Lung v. Freeman, an 1875 case about Chinese women being detained at the Port of San Francisco as “lewd women” because they were traveling without their husbands. The panel examined the issues of immigration and federalism, as well as the polarizing issues of sexism, racial profiling and human trafficking. Professor Koh was joined on the panel by the Honorable Elizabeth Lee (San Mateo Superior Court), the Honorable Ashley Tabaddor (Los Angeles Immigration Court), and civil rights attorney Kevin Kish (Director, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing). The Honorable Marguerite Downing (Los Angeles Superior Court) moderated the panel.

Andrew Knapp to Appear on Behalf of Noncitizen in Immigration Case Before United States Supreme Court

As a result of the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari on September 29, 2016, Adjunct Professor Andrew Knapp will be appearing before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the noncitizen respondent in Lynch v. Dimaya, a case involving the application of the void for vagueness doctrine to the federal definition of a “crime of violence” at 18 U.S.C. section 16(b), as incorporated into the Immigration and Nationality Act. Professor Knapp, a graduate of Western State Class of 1995, teaches in the Western State College of Law Immigration Clinic, where he is supervising students in the inaugural class of the Clinic’s Ninth Circuit Representation Project. Professor Knapp, who also serves as an adjunct professor at Southwestern Law School, represented Mr. James Dimaya before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals through the Southwestern Law School Ninth Circuit Clinic. He will be co-counseling the case with the law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where the legal team includes former Supreme Court law clerks E. Joshua Rosenkranz and Brian Goldman.