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In San Diego and around the world, through their research and writings, our faculty members shape legal scholarship in a broad array of disciplines, including criminal law, health care reform, and international affairs.

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From time to time, we will profile members of our faculty and their work in the various fields of law. The profiles of featured professors will appear on this page in chronological order. Recently profiled experts include:

PROFESSOR GLENN SMITH | PROFESSOR SUSAN CHANNICK | PROFESSOR NANCY KIM
PROFESSOR NANCY KIM · LAW AND TECHNOLOGY

In her new book, Wrap Contracts: Foundations and Ramifications (Oxford University Press, 2013), California Western School of Law Professor Nancy S. Kim explores non-traditional agreements that look nothing like legal documents. When an Internet user visits a website, checks email, or downloads music, they enter into a digital "wrap contract" that they probably don't know exists.

In light of recent NSA revelations about government monitoring, Kim has weighed in on the issue of personal data collection within the private sector in articles published by the Sacramento Bee and Providence Journal. She contends that the government would not have had this information if companies like Google and Facebook were not collecting it—and consumers weren't forced to agree to their terms of use.

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Nancy Kim
Expertise
Law and Technology                     

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PROFESSOR SUSAN CHANNICK · HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

Health care news will be in the spotlight over the next few months as the nation awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

California Western Professor Susan A. Channick, co-director of the UC San Diego/California Western School of Law MAS Degree Program in Health Law, can answer questions related to health law and policy, the U.S. health care reform debate, the rising cost of health care, and providing care for the elderly.

In a recent two-part interview, Channick discussed the current challenges to national health care reform, and how the debate over eliminating the federal budget deficit, creates an opportunity to discuss the larger problem of the rising cost of health care.

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Susan Channick
Expertise
Health Law and Policy                     

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PROFESSOR GLENN SMITH · CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

The 2012 presidential race offers the first real test of money in politics post-Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court decision opening the door to Super PACs and other forms of unfettered corporate speech.

California Western Professor Glenn C. Smith studies the intersection between law, government, and politics. He can answer questions about campaign finance laws, the effects of Citizens United, and ongoing efforts to strengthen campaign financing laws.

To speak with Glenn Smith about issues related to the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court, please contact Chris Saunders in the Marketing & Communications office.

Glenn Smith
Expertise
Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Current Issues in Constitutional Law

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