Jennifer Koh Speaks on Panel about Implicit Bias

On October 11, Professor Jennifer Koh spoke on a panel entitled, “Bias in and Outside the Courtroom,” which explored implicit bias in the legal profession.  The panel was organized by the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, and was attended by a number of Western State Law students.  The other panelists were Judge Elizabeth Macias, Judge Andrew de la Cruz, and attorney Daniel Alexander.

Jennifer Koh Interviewed on “Ask a Leader” Radio Show on Immigration Enforcement and the City of Irvine

On October 9, Professor Jennifer Koh was featured on the radio show, “Ask A Leader,” aired on KUCI FM and hosted by Claudia Shambaugh.  She spoke about Irvine Mayor Don Wagner’s attempt to place discussion of the California Values Act (SB 54), a law that limits local and state law enforcement’s involvement in federal immigration enforcement, on the agenda of the Irvine City Council.  The show is available at:  Although the Irvine City Council meeting later that day was subsequently cancelled due to lack of a quorum, SB 54 was listed on its agenda for discussion at the time the show was aired.

Neil Pedersen Speaks on Attorney-Client Contracts at California Lawyers Association Annual Conference

On September 14, Adjunct Professor Neil Pedersen spoke to about 80 lawyers on the topic, “The Attorney-Client Contract: The Intersection of Ethics and Risk Management.”  Professor Pedersen gave the one-hour presentation at the California Lawyers Association Annual Conference, held in San Diego.  The discussion included content related to required and recommended provisions in attorney-client contracts, as well as procedures to assure the most effective use of the agreement.  The content came directly from a portion of the Law Practice Management and Technology class co-taught by Professor Pedersen and Adjunct Professor Carolyn Dillinger at Western State.

Eunice Park Presents on Cultural Competence at Western Regional Legal Writing Conference

Professor Eunice Park presented on “Cultural Competence to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in Practice:  Why, How, & Assessment,” at the 2018 Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, held at UC Irvine School of Law, from September 28-29.  Professor Park’s presentation included discussion of appellate brief problems she drafted for Western State’s 1L Moot Court Competition.