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IN THE MEDIA

Mentions and features of California Western School of Law appear in media outlets throughout the U.S. and around the globe. Here is a list of what people are saying about California Western, our experienced and supportive faculty, innovative curriculum, and renowned real-world programs, institutes, and clinics.
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DECEMBER 2011

Legal Writing Prof Blog - December 27
Professor Lisa Black delivered a speech titled “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Turning Students into Life Long Learners” and Professor David Austin met with the Diversity Committee at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

San Diego Daily Transcript - December 21
California Innocence Project attorney Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 and Alumni Association Board President Chris M. Lawson '05 named finalists in the Young Attorneys 2011 competition. Ten of the 50 Top Attorneys finalists graduated from California Western: Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08, Chris M. Lawson '05, Melissa J. DeLeon '10, Brittanie M. McCloskey '10, Robert J. Chambers '06, William M. Concidine '06, Ryan D. Harris '01, Michelle D. Schill '08, Daniel W. Kehr '03, and Jeremiah A. Lowe '05.

San Diego Daily Transcript - December 21
Graduate Kimberly A. Dimino '12 talks about what motivated her to pursue a law degree at California Western and the resources available to older law students.

San Diego Daily Transcript - December 20
American Bar Association President William T. Robinson addressed 75 California Western graduates at the 2011 Fall Commencement. (Also covered by Examiner.com and BlawgSD).

SDSU NewsCenter - December 20
San Diego State University Provost Nancy A. Marlin received an honorary doctor of laws degree at California Western's 2011 Fall Commencement.

U-T San Diego - December 15
Alumna Karen S. Crawford '80 appointed U.S. magistrate judge for the southern district of California. Her confirmation is pending approval by the U.S. Senate. (Also covered by San Diego Daily Transcript)

The Partnership for Safe Medicines - December 12
Professor Bryan A. Liang talks about how social media is being used to market illegal prescription drugs.

Law.com - December 12
Alumnus Joshua D. Odintz '95 joins Baker & McKenzie as a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm's tax practice.

Scam Fraud Alert Blog - December 11
Five major search engines end their relationship with PharmacyChecker after Professor Bryan A. Liang, Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey, and other experts criticize the company and the search engines for allowing unreliable pharmacies to advertise to consumers.

Los Angeles Times - December 9
Judge Gregory A. Dohi will rule on whether to grant California Innocence Project client Edward Contreras a new trial on January 10. (Also covered by San Jose Mercury News, Monterey County Herald, The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, and KHTS)

CBS Los Angeles - December 7
Closing arguments are held in California Innocence Project client Edward Contreras' habeas corpus hearing. (Also covered by The Santa Clarita Valley Signal)

San Diego Union-Tribune - December 6
Professor Janet M. Bowermaster comments on a case involving a local woman who was ordered to pay $47,000 in attorney fees to her ex-husband who is in prison for sexually assaulting her. (Also featured on 10News.com)

U.S. News & World Report - December 5
Professor Bryan A. Liang discusses the lack of preventive health care measures taken by U.S. citizens.

Fierce Pharma Manufacturing - December 5
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey research the number of vaccines online and warn against the dangers of purchasing vaccines from online sellers.

The Palm Beach Post - December 3
Professor Bryan A. Liang comments on the growth of online drugstores that illegally sell narcotics over the internet.

San Diego Daily Transcript - December 2
The State Bar of California admits 159 California Western graduates who passed the July bar exam. Many of the graduates took the Oath of Professional Conduct at the swearing-in ceremony.

NOVEMBER 2011

San Diego Lawyer Magazine - November 2011
Professor Justin P. Brooks and California Innocence Project students Marianne Leleuf and Miguel Penalosa discuss the role California Western students play in the work of the California Innocence Project to exonerate the wrongly convicted.

KPBS Radio and TV - November 30
Professor Justin P. Brooks and California Innocence Project students Marianne Leleuf and Miguel Penalosa discuss the role California Western students play in the work of the California Innocence Project to exonerate the wrongly convicted.

Daily Herald - November 29
Alumnus and Utah State Rep. Kenneth R. Ivory '94 speaks at the Exchange Club of Utah Valley’s weekly meeting.

San Diego Daily Transcript - November 29
Alumnus Daniel L. Essig '07 joins the intellectual property team at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch.

The Partnership for Safe Medicines - November 29
Professor Bryan A. Liang discusses the growing public health threat of counterfeit drugs.

BioTech Blog - November 29
Professor Bryan A. Liang recognized as a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology.

Bleacher Report - November 25
Alumnus Corey P. Hanrahan '08 listed as a member of the inspirational Hoyt Foundation 2012 Boston Marathon team.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - November 22
Professor Timothy Casey explains the motivation behind the STEPPS program and the practical training it offers to students.

Oakland Tribune - November 21
Alumna M. Christine Davi '95 named acting city attorney of Monterey, Calif. (Also covered by the Monterey Herald)

Internationa Law Prof Blog - November 20
Professor Ruth Hargrove delivers the keynote speech and Professor David Austin discusses the contrasting approaches to the display of religious symbols in classrooms at the University of Lucerne Faculty of Law’s International Workshop on Law and Religion. Student David Corneil discussed legislation attempting to block courts from citing Islamic law.

The New York Times - November 19
Dean Steven R. Smith comments on the balance between scholarly research and practical training in American legal education.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - November 18
California Western's "Law Dogs" event is featured in the cover story of the Daily Journal's The New Lawyer special edition.

Lawyers Club News - November 17
Professor Jackie Slotkin moderates the Lawyers Club of San Diego panel entitled "Sharing the Pants: Essays on Work-Life Balance by Men Married to Lawyers." Alumnus Patrick L. Hosey '92 participates in the panel discussion.

Legal Writing Prof Blog - November 17
Professor Lisa Black will give a presentation on "Reflective Writing" at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in Washington D.C. in January, 2012.

San Diego Daily Transcript - November 17
California Western students Angela Porter, Michael Petrivelli, Michaela Delacruz, Danny Horen, Heather Carmody, Rachael Macklin, Desiree Omli, and David Cain will share their law school experience on the school’s student blog. (Also covered by examiner.com)

El Diario - November 16
Professor Justin P. Brooks recently taught a course at the Universidad Católica Argentina Paraná.

PR Web - November 15
Alumnus R. Michael Bomberger '93 is named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers. (Also covered by benzinga)

San Diego Daily Transcript - November 15
Students Anette Radonski and Gregory J. Gianoni win the Western Region of the American Bar Association's Student Division Negotiation Competition.

Pub Med - November 15
Professor Bryan A. Liang and Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey examine the availability of vaccines online and explain the safety risks of purchasing vaccines over the internet. (Also covered by The Partnership for Safe Medicines)

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - November 15
Alumna Rivka S. Israel '00 answers questions about marriage validity for transgendered individuals.

San Diego Daily Transcript - November 14
Professor Kathryn Fehrman encourages U.S. citizens to find a common ground following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and to speak the truth, even if it might offend others.

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - November 14
Alumna Lauren I. Symington '04 is the new director of human resources and administration for Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP.

Today’s News-Herald - November 14
Alumnus Charles W. Gurtler, Jr. '86 is appointed as the next presiding judge in Mojave County by the Arizona Supreme Court.

San Diego Union-Tribune - November 13
Professor Jan Stiglitz comments on a legal claim accusing a former prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office of allegedly pursuing romantic relationships with female defendants. (Professor Mario Conte spoke to 10News about the same story)

Nature.com - November 10
Professor Bryan A. Liang co-authors a study questioning the use of direct-to-consumer advertising of thermography as a sole modality for breast cancer screening. The study recommends regulatory action be taken against companies that continue to mislead the public about the efficacy of thermographic screenings.

Immigration Daily - November 9
Alumnus Jacob Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) offers advice for attorneys and employers who employ workers with L-1B Specialized Knowledge nonimmigrant worker visas.

San Diego CityBeat - November 9
In an editorial praising the ideas behind an amendment by Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) to provide Congress with the power to regulate campaign spending, CityBeat gives kudos to California Western and Professor Glenn Smith for raising the visibility of the proposal locally.

KUSI - November 9
Professor Glenn Smith discusses Mississippi's proposed "personhood" amendment, which was recently rejected by voters in that state.

San Diego Daily Transcript - November 8
Alumna Marianne Barth '88 will head Shustak Frost & Partners new Family Law practice group.

Examiner.com - November 8
Students Anette Radonski and Gregory J. Gianoni will compete against the top student negotiators in the nation this February, after winning first place in Western Region of the ABA’s Student Division Negotiation Competition.

San Diego Daily Transcript - November 2
Professor Kathryn Fehrman discusses the power schools have to regulate student speech, and gives an update on four cyberbullying cases that could be heard by the Supreme Court.

California Lawyer - November 1
Dean Steven R. Smith comments on the American Bar Association’s new rules for how law schools report recent graduates' employment status and salaries.

Los Angeles Times - November 1
California Innocence Project Associate Director Jeff Chinn explains the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Shirley Ree Smith.

OCTOBER 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune - October 25
Judge James F. Stiven comments on a proposed initiative to ban the death penalty in California.

San Diego Union-Tribune - October 25
Professor Glenn C. Smith talks about a lawsuit alleging that SeaWorld’s orcas have been illegally enslaved and should be freed under the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (Also covered by San Diego Daily Transcript and KPBS 89.5 FM)

Bloomberg BusinessWeek - October 25
Alumnus Jacob V. Handy '01 joins the leading life sciences and technology firm of Fenwick & West LLP as a partner.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 24
Alumnus Jeffrey S. Isaacs '68 talks about his work with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and why doing pro bono work is an important part of his life

Ruling Sports - October 20
Alumnus David S. Cohen '04 explains how he became General Counsel for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and offers some good advice about the importance of networking.

The Partnership for Safe Medicines - October 19
Professor Bryan A. Liang and other members of the Partnership for Safe Medicines board oppose proposed legislation that would allow Americans to "obtain unlimited prescription medications without a prescription, even over the Internet, from abroad."

North County Times - October 19
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 represents an Escondido woman who was turned over to immigration authorities after calling police to report a domestic violence incident. (The ACLU is now looking into the case)

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 19
Associate Professor Kenneth S. Klein proposes a home insurance "Coverage Guide" to better educate consumers while protecting the ability of insurers to compete in a free market.

Examiner.com - October 17
California Western teams sweep the San Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Competition. (Also covered by San Diego Daily Transcript)

San Diego Union-Tribune - October 15
Reference Librarian Bobbi A. Weaver comments on a proposal to cut funding for the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Student Lawyer - October
Student David A. Cain discusses his background in aviation and what motivates him to pursue a law degree.

Law.com - October 14
Alumnus Stephen A. Moore '04 is elected to the partnership of Goodwin Proctor.

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - October 13
Students Ashley Arcidiacono, Anastasia Martin, Yunuen Mora and Agustin Peña will be honored during the Casa Cornelia Law Center’s La Mancha Awards event on October 20 for their work as volunteer interpreters and translators at Father Joe’s Villages.

Daily Journal - October 12
In a column commemorating the 100th anniversary of the California Initiative Process, Professor Glenn C. Smith explains why he thinks creating a notice-and-comment process could improve the system.

North County Times - October 11
Alumna Patti L. Zlaket '09 is now an associate at the Casey Gerry law firm. (Also covered by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine and San Diego Daily Transcript)

KPBS-FM - October 10
Professor Glenn C. Smith talks about the centennial of the California Initiative Process, and shares some ideas to improve it. (Also covered by KPBS-TV's Evening Edition)

California Lawyer - October
Alumnus Peter A. Schey '73 talks about his work as a high-profile immigration lawyer and one of his most controversial clients: clothing manufacturer American Apparel.

eJournal USA - October 5
Professor Jamie Cooper is quoted in an article about California Western's Proyecto ACCESO program that trains legal professionals from Latin America, in a U.S. Department of State publication.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 5
Alumnus Michael M. Tsai '89 delivers a speech on human rights and democracy in Taiwan, and how his experience at California Western inspired him to be an advocate for justice in the country. (Also covered by Epoch Times)

Los Angeles Times - October 1
Obie Anthony’s murder conviction is overturned. Anthony and California Innocence Project client Reggie Cole were wrongly convicted of murder in 1995.

SEPTEMBER 2011

Univision - September 30
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 comments on Alabama’s controversial immigration bill. (Google Translate)

KHTS AM 1220 - September 30
Professor Justin Brooks comments on the final testimonies in the habeas hearing for Edward Contreras, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1997.

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal - September 28
Professor Justin Brooks introduces the final witness in the habeas corpus hearing for Edward Contreras, who was wrongly convicted of murder in 1997.

Los Angeles Times - September 27
Professor Bryan Liang comments on the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter for his alleged involvement in the death of singer Michael Jackson. (Also covered by print and broadcast media in Boston, Montreal, Victoria, British Columbia, and several other cities)

San Diego Daily Transcript - September 27
Student Cassandra Carrasco Borjón is awarded the Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric diversity scholarship from the California Bar Foundation.

KPBS-FM - September 26
Professor Justin Brooks talks about a new study that recommends changes to how police departments use photo lineups to identify suspects on KPBS Midday Edition.

CBS 8 - September 24
Local 10-year-old Keila Ditto runs in Race Judicata benefitting the California Innocence Project. Ditto ran in honor of her late mother and her father, who is accused of killing Ditto’s mother.

PrawfsBlawg - September 24
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman explains a recent change to the NFL's collective bargaining agreement that creates added protection for sexual orientation discrimination.

Del Mar Times - September 22
Alumna Nancy J. Bickford '96 is the only certified family law specialist in San Diego County, who also has an active CPA (certified public accountant) license.

Fox 5 San Diego - September 21
Professor Justin Brooks comments on the execution of Troy Davis, and explains some of the problems with the death penalty in the United States.

CBS 8 - September 20
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman talks about the official end to the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and discusses how it could affect gay service members. (Also covered by San Diego 6, 760 KFMB, and La Jolla Light)

ContractsProf Blog - September 19
Professor Nancy Kim is the blog’s new contributing editor.

The Partnership for Safe Medicines - September 19
The Institute of Health Law Studies' Senior Research Associate Timothy K. Mackey '09 is named the 2011-2012 Carl L. Alsberg, MD, Fellow for Safe Medicines.

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - September 16
Alumnus Jerry Gander '98 is named governor-elect of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International.

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - September 14
Adjunct Professor Robin Madaffer '01 and Alumna Rahil Swigart '03 are honored in the magazine's "40 Under 40 Awards."

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals - September
Professor Bryan Liang is quoted in an article about the importance of preventive health services.

ABA Student Lawyer - September
Student Agustin Peña's (3L) background and work to improve the City Heights community is profiled by the magazine.

George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law - September 8
Professor Donald J. Smythe explains how the case of Caterpillar v. Usinor shows some of the problems with the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Univision San Diego - September 8
Professor Jamie Cooper explains some of the legal changes that have happened as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (video not available online)

Journal of Medical Internet Research - September 7
Professor Bryan Liang assesses the impact of the use of direct-to-consumer advertising through social media sites by major pharmaceutical companies. (Also covered by Securing Pharma, Healthcare IT News, and The Street)

The White House - September 6
President Barack Obama nominates Alumna Dana K. (Sammons) Bilyeu '85 to serve as a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. (Also covered by the Chicago Sun-Times)

PrawfsBlawg - September 6
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman writes about the central issues in the Proposition 8 case, currently being argued in the California Supreme Court.

Speak City Heights - September 2
Alumna Araceli Martinez '07 announces her intention to run for the District 9 city council seat. (Also covered by the Daily Aztec)

Santa Clarita Valley Signal - September 1
California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks gives an update on the habeas corpus hearing for Edward Contreras, who was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in 1997.

AUGUST 2011

Los Angeles Daily Journal - August 29
Professor Bryan Liang explains a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling ordering Blue Shield of California to cover a woman's residential treatment for an eating disorder.

San Diego Metro Magazine - August 29
Alumna Susan Mercure '78 is named chairman of the Board of Management of the Mission Valley YMCA.

Santa Clarita Valley Signal - August 28
The California Innocence Project and its work to overturn the first-degree murder conviction of Edward Contreras are profiled by the newspaper.

KOLOTV.com - August 27
Alumnus Rick Trachok '80 is named to the Nevada Board of Regents. (Also covered by RGJ.com and KTNV-TV)

Fox 5 San Diego - August 25
California Innocence Project volunteer Herman Atkins speaks at a local biotech company whose DNA testing kit helped lead to his exoneration. Staff attorney Shannon Sebeckis talks about how CIP chooses its clients. (Also covered by 10News)

Los Angeles Daily Journal - August 25
Professor Bryan Liang comments on the impact of Google’s forfeiture of $500 million in profits for selling advertising to Canadian pharmacies.

North County Times - August 23
Alumnus Matt Holt '07 comments on Rep. Duncan Hunter’s recent proposal to expedite the removal of thousands of illegal immigrants who are waiting for their deportation cases to be heard in immigration court. (Also covered by NBC San Diego)

Mission Times Times Courier - August 23
Alumna Genevieve Suzuki '08 is named editor of the Mission Times Courier.

Jotwell - August 18
Professor Michael Yu, who is contributing editor to the Trusts and Estates section of Jotwell, reviews 2010: It Was A Very Good Year . . . To Die—Or Was It?.

KHTS-AM - August 18
Professor Justin Brooks talks about the habeas hearing for California Innocence Project client, Edward Contreras, who was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in 1997. (Also covered by Santa Clarita Valley Signal)

Health Law Prof Blog - August 12
Associate Professor Joanna Sax's abstract on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Science is suggested as "Worth Reading This Week."

San Diego Daily Transcript - August 12
Dean Steven R. Smith announces his intention to step down as California Western’s dean in August 2012.

The Orange County Register - August 11
California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks gives closing arguments in the habeas hearing for Guy Miles, who was wrongfully convicted of bank robbery in Fullerton in 1999.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - August 10
Professor Glenn Smith talks about the lessons learned from the debt ceiling debate.

NBC 7/39 - August 10
Professor Justin Brooks and student Courtney Fisher discuss the students' role in the California Innocence Project, and the most common problems that lead to wrongful convictions

Southern California's Freelance Attorneys - August 10
California Western's Appellate Advocacy class is highlighted in a blog by the Montage Legal Group. Southern California attorneys Kate Mayer Mangan and Heather Arambarri say our "students' advocacy skills were so developed that it was difficult to believe the advocates were first year law students!"

KPBS - August 10
Alumna Wendy Patrick '94 talks to KPBS Radio's "Midday Edition" about how employers are using social media to keep an eye on current and prospective employees.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times - August 10
Alumna Mary Medary '89 is appointed as the new 347th District Court Judge by Texas Governor Rick Perry.

California Healthline - August 8
Professor Bryan Liang's recent white paper on the potential effects of a merger of the California Department of Managed Health Care into the California Department of Insurance is cited in "The Think Tank" forum.

Inland Empire Courts - August 5
A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge dismisses the criminal charges against Ontario resident, and California Innocence Project client, Rafael Madrigal, Jr., on July 29. The judge’s order came after Los Angeles County prosecutors announced they were unable to proceed with their case against Madrigal. Madrigal was released from prison two years ago after the reversal of an attempted murder conviction for a crime in which he was never involved.

Gohuskies.com - August 4
Former California Western student Lindsay Meggs is the Head Coach of the University of Washington baseball team.

ILW.com - August 1
Alumnus Jacob Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) explains the nuances of the California DREAM Act, and updates readers on another piece of state legislation (AB 131) that would allow undocumented students to receive Cal Grants.

JULY 2011

Concurring Opinions - July 31
In his final blog post for "Concurring Opinions," Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman questions the constitutionality of a Minnesota school district's policy prohibiting teachers from discussing homosexuality inside and outside the classroom.

Metropolitan Daily Enterprise - July 28
Alumna Donna M. Campbell '84 selected as the new deputy secretary for legislative affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency.

San Diego Magazine - July 25
California Western student and exoneree Herman Atkins discusses the circumstances that led to his wrongful conviction and his efforts to clear his name. Professor Justin Brooks featured in a Q & A about why innocent people end up in prison.

NBC 7/39 - July 25
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 talks about her frustration with President Barack Obama’s work on illegal immigration reform.

SDGLN.com - July 25
Alumna Rivka S. Israel '00 talks about the subtle legal differences between civil unions, domestic partnerships and same-sex marriages.

San Diego Union-Tribune - July 24
Alumna Jerrilyn T. Malana '98 named to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Community Editorial Board.

Redlands Daily Facts - July 23
California Western student Heather-Ann Thompson recently married Matthew David Young at the Whispering Oaks Terrace in Pala, CA.

Concurring Opinions - July 22
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman writes about "Comic-Con and Social Networks," "Tragedy in Minnesota," "The Pluses of Google+," and "When We Say 'Stop Cyberbullying,' What Are Our Goals?"

10 News - July 22
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman comments on President Barack Obama’s certification of the repeal of the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

San Diego Daily Transcript - July 21
California Western School of Law alumni tied with UCLA for sixth place among graduates of California ABA-accredited law schools with a 78% pass rate on the February Bar Exam, falling just two percentage points behind Stanford and UC Berkeley.

myMotherLode.com - July 21
Alumnus Hugh K. Swift '85 selected as the new Court Executive Officer for the Superior Court of Calaveras County.

First Amendment Law Prof Blog - July 20
Protecting Scientific Integrity: The Commercial Speech Doctrine Applied to Industry Publications by Associate Professor Joanna Sax is mentioned in the blog's "First Amendment Scholarship Update."

San Diego Daily Transcript - July 20
Career Services Associate Director Angela Kim Zugman named a San Diego County Top Attorneys 2011 Finalist. Click here to see a list of the California Western alumni named as Top Attorneys finalists and semi-finalists, and as San Diego Magazine’s Best Lawyers.

ILW.com - July 19
Alumnus Jacob Sapochnick '99 (LL.M.) explains a recent 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that makes illegal aliens, who have been convicted of simple drug possession, eligible for deportation.

San Diego Union-Tribune - July 14
California Western student Agustìn Peña testifies at the sentencing of the man convicted of contributing to the murder of Peña’s younger brother. (This earlier story about Agustìn Peña recently received a first-place feature writing award from the Society of Professional Journalists for reporter Matthew T. Hall.)

White Mountain Independent - July 14
The law school graduation of Anastasia Martin '10 is covered by her hometown paper.

Sacramento Bee - July 13
In a "Viewpoints" op-ed, Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman supports legislation mandating the California schools include the contributions of gays and lesbians in history and social studies classes.

Daily Journal - June 8
Professor Bryan Liang comments on the FDA’s slowness in providing guidelines for online drug marketing. Research findings from the Institute of Health Law Studies highlighted.

10 News - July 12
Student Dwayne Crenshaw, who serves as Executive Director of San Diego LGBT Pride, talks about the first-ever group of active military members to participate in the annual San Diego Pride Parade.

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - July 12
Two alumni join the Crowley Law Group, headed by Michael L. Crowley ’84, Emily M. Crowley ’10 and Andre L. Verdun ’10 (LL.M.) will handle civil and criminal matters for the newly formed firm. (Also reported by East County Magazine)

Los Angeles Daily Journal - July 8
An excerpt from Dean Steve Smith’s new book Malpractice in Psychology: a Practical Resource for Clinicians is published.

San Diego Union-Tribune - June 8
In a pro-con opinion feature about birthright citizenship, Professor Michal Belknap discusses the constitutionality of granting citizenship to U.S. born children of undocumented immigrants.

Times of Malta - July 6
Professor Ken Klein analyzes the Maltese judicial system as he follows the local case of a Nigerian man arrested for drug importation, during his visit to the island for the Malta summer program.

JUNE 2011

Concurring Opinions - June
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman was invited to blog for the month of June. In several posts, he addresses the fight for marriage equality, internet anonymity, and more.

ProPublica - June 29
The story of California Innocence Project client Kenneth Marsh in included in an investigative report by ProPublica, NPR, and PBS Frontline that explores death investigations and growing questions around diagnoses of shaken baby syndrome.

San Diego Daily Transcript - June 28
The selection of student Latrice Hemphill as one of two national convention specialists for the National Black Law Students Association is reported.

San Diego Union-Tribune - June 24
Columnist Tom Blair mentions California Western’s exemplary February California State Bar pass rate.

Los Angeles Times - June 24
A report by Professor Bryan Liang calling for the state of California to place its two health insurance regulation agencies under the authority of the state Insurance Commissioner is cited in a story questioning whether the state needs two regulatory agencies.

San Diego Daily Transcript - June 23
Professor Susan Channick is recognized for her expertise in health insurance reform in a story appearing in the "Who’s Who in Health" issue.

The Santa Clarita Signal - June 23
The woman who helped put California Innocence Project client Edward Contreras behind bars recants her testimony in a habeas hearing brought by Professor Justin Brooks (also covered by KHTS AM 1220).

San Diego Daily Transcript - June 23
In an interview with publisher George Chamberlain, Wendy L. Patrick '94 talks about issues facing female attorneys.

Journal of the American Medical Association - June 22
An article exploring the health issues surrounding direct-to-consumer cardiac testing by Professor Bryan Liang and Kimberly Lovett is published.

Dr. Oz Show Blog - June 22
As a follow-up to his appearance on the Dr. Oz talk show, Professor Bryan Liang authors a post internet drug safety.

Hennepin Lawyer - June 22
A profile of newly appointed Hennepin County District Judge Jamie L. Anderson '00 is published.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - June 17
An op-ed by Professor Ruben Garcia reflects on the lessons of the 2003-2004 grocery strike as labor and management officials work to negotiate a new contract.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - June 17
The Tijuana orphanage visit by members of the La Raza Law Students Association is included in the "Community Briefs" section (also featured in the San Diego Daily Transcript).

KUSI-TV - June 14 (video not available)
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman discusses whether the personal lives of members of the judiciary are relevant in the hearing of cases, as a judge prepares to rule on a challenge to the Proposition 8 ruling.

KPBS-FM - June 10
Professor Ruben Garcia analyzes the strategic positions of labor unions and grocery companies as the two parties try to hammer out a labor deal and prevent another grocery strike.

Tri-City Herald - June 9
The Washington State Bar Association presents its 2011 Local Hero Award to alumnus Bronson J. Brown '03 in recognition of his dedication to pro bono work.

BroadbandBreakfast.com - June 9
Director of New Media Rights and Adjunct Professor Art Neill explains why the FCC should deny the proposed merger between T-Mobile and AT&T in an op-ed for this news site devoted to broadband issues.

Daily Journal - June 8
Professor Bryan Liang comments on the FDA’s slowness in providing guidelines for online drug marketing. Research findings from the Institute of Health Law Studies highlighted.

Observer & Eccentric - June 5
Alumnus Erik A. Lindquist '98 is among several candidates for City Council profiled by the community paper of Farmington Hills, Mich.

San Diego Union-Tribune - June 3
An op-ed by Professor James Cooper and Raj Bhala of the University of Kansas School of Law welcoming the end of the so-called Doha round of international trade talks, is published.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News - June 2
SDGLN welcomes alumna Rivka S. Israel '00 as a columnist covering GLBT family issues. Her first column focuses on progress in recognizing same-sex partnerships and marriages.

San Diego Daily Transcript - June 1
Director of Diversity Services Marion Cloete welcomes students from College Center Montessori School in La Mesa to campus to hear "the Case of the Big Bad Wolf."

ABA Journal - June 1
California Western’s STEPPS Program and Professor Tim Casey are featured in a story about the need for law school clinical programs focused on ethics.

MAY 2011

Defensoría - May 31
California Western rule of law training program ACCESO Capacitación is mentioned in this Spanish-language article by the Chilean Public Defender Office - South Division.

San Diego Business Journal - May 30 (opens as PDF)
Former Chair of the UC San Diego and systemwide UC Academic Senates Henry C. Powell writes an op-ed encouraging California Western and UC San Diego to continue talks.

The Daily Triplicate - May 27
Alumna Gretchen M. Stuhr ’04 named county counsel of Del Norte County in Northern California. She previously served as deputy county counsel.

Equality Matters Blog - May 25
The online debate between Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman and D.C.-based civil rights litigator Tico Almedia over the likelihood of a presidential order banning employment discrimination among federal contractors is mentioned.

Inside Higher Ed - May 24
Professor Bryan Liang comments on a letter from Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) to U.S. Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius asking that students and student health programs be protected as the department implements the Affordable Care Act.

Detroit Free Press - May 21
Alumnus Arthur F. Orzame '97 appointed tax manager for state and local practice at the Detroit office of BDO.

CBS-2 (Los Angeles) - May 20
California Innocence Project coordinator Alex Simpson '04 is interviewed in a story about CIP client William Richards, who remains in prison two years after a judge ruled that evidence presented by CIP pointed "unerringly to innocence."

Wall Street Journal - May 20
Professor Bryan Liang’s finding that Google and other websites are profiting from online drug sales is cited in an article about a Department of Justice investigation.

Towleroad Blog - May 19
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman explores the reasons behind and lessons of the filibuster of President Obama’s nomination of UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

San Diego Union-Tribune - May 18
President Obama recognizes California Western for community service; school named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, the only law school so honored.

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 18
California Western named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in recognition of pro bono and service learning projects including California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, Pro Bono Honors Program, Street Law San Diego, and Advanced Mediation Program.

La Jolla Light - May 18
President Obama’s recognition of California Western and UC San Diego via the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction is highlighted.

CNN - May 12
Associate Dean William Aceves questions whether popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa will lead to greater civil liberties in those countries.

Towleroad Blog - May 11
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s guest blog focuses on the First Amendment questions around recent anti-gay remarks by Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell.

Daily Journal - May 11
Professor Bryan A. Liang discusses whether California’s Mental Health Parity Act trumps federal law in mandating coverage of residential mental health treatment.

Fox 5 Morning News - May 11
Professor Bryan A. Liang, IHLS Executive Director, and Vice President of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, discusses emerging issues relating to Botox use.

The Dr. Oz Show - May 10
Professor Bryan A. Liang, IHLS Executive Director, and Vice President of the Partnership for Safe Medicines, discusses emerging issues relating to Botox use.

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - May 9
Third year student Dwayne Crenshaw named executive director of San Diego LGBT Pride.

Towleroad Blog - May 5
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s guest blog, "A Nation of Laws… to a Point" explores the fight by one same-sex married couple to postpone an immigration hearing pending resolution of the federal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

San Diego Union-Tribune - May 5
An op-ed by Teaching Fellow Ryan Williams asks whether the United States is safer after the death of Osama bin Laden.

dBusinessNews - May 4
Alumnus Brandon S. Neuman ’00 named partner in Shanahan Law Group, PLLC in Raleigh, North Carolina.

West Hawaii Today - May 4
The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii's Kailua-Kona office names alumnus Charles H. McCreary ’08 as staff attorney focused on foreclosure defense. (also reported in Hawaiian Island News)

Univision - May 3
Assistant Dean James Cooper discusses international terrorism amid the death of bin Laden.

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 3
California Western’s student enrollment bucks national trends, thanks in part to the students the law school attracts.

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 3
Dean Steven Smith is profiled, reflecting on his 15 years at California Western and sharing the law school’s successes.

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 2
California Western and UC San Diego host Legal Pluralism: Challenges and Comparative Perspectives, a conference exploring legal systems in Latin America; Assistant Dean James Cooper comments.

APRIL 2011

Tehachapi News - April 27
Alumnus Cory J. Briggs ’95 represents a non-profit organization urging the Tehachapi City Council to uphold an appeal challenging the construction of a Walmart store.

San Diego Daily Transcript - April 26
Second-year student Anthony M. Medina receives the Peggy Browning Fellowship, one of the nation’s most well-regarded public interest law fellowships.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - April 25
Professor Bryan Liang’s op-ed with Kimberly Lovett, entitled “Two Steps Back,” is published.

San Diego Union-Tribune - April 22
Spring Commencement speakers, Lt. Gen. Scott Black ’80 (Ret.), Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald ’87 (Ret.), and Brig. Gen. Kevin Sandkuhler ’81 (Ret.), are announced.

Rocklin & Roseville Today - April 21
Alumna Karin Bjork ’90 receives a Volunteer of the Year Award from KidsFirst, a Placer County, Calif. organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse.

San Diego Union-Tribune - April 18
Local businessman John Hawkins encourages California Western and UC San Diego to resume affiliation talks “sooner rather than later.”

San Diego Union-Tribune - April 15
Columnist Tom Blair reports that Dean Steven Smith is retained to consult on accreditation of the University of New Hampshire-Franklin Pierce Law Center affiliation.

Northeast Public Broadcasting - April 12
Assistant Dean Jamie Cooper explains the “necessary first step to turn the tide of violence in Mexico.” (also reported on Inside Higher Ed

Mt. Laurel Sun - April 11
Alumnus Alan P. Fox ’84 speaks at the landlord-tenant law update sponsored by Sterling Education Services.

San Diego Union-Tribune - April 10
The Union-Tribune’s Editorial Board publishes, “A Pause on the Road to Greatness,” an editorial explaining why the media outlet is “intrigued with the unique concept” of an affiliation between California Western and UC San Diego.

San Diego Union-Tribune - April 10
Prominent attorney and former University of California regent John G. Davies supports an affiliation between California Western and UC San Diego in his op-ed, “We Must Pursue a UCSD Law School.”

Tri-County Bulletin - April 10
Associate Director Jeff Chinn of the California Innocence Project talks about reforming the California criminal justice system.

San Diego Daily Transcript - April 8
California Western honors students at the Annual Pro Bono and Public Service Honors Society Induction Ceremony for almost 20,000 hours of pro bono and public service; Dean Steven Smith comments.

Business Insider Law Review- April 7
Talks between California Western and UC San Diego are paused.

Inside Higher Ed - April 7
California Western and UC San Diego pause discussions on affiliating the schools.

PR Newswire - April 6
California Western and UC San Diego announce a pause in the discussions regarding establishment of a UC San Diego School of Law. (also reported on numerous national and international news sites and blogs)

San Diego Daily Transcript - April 6
California Western and UC San Diego announce a pause in discussions to affiliate with one another, citing State of California budget woes.

San Diego Union-Tribune - April 6
California Western Board of Trustees Chairman Kenneth L. Greenman ’71 and UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox explain why both schools agreed to pause discussions on establishing a UC San Diego law school amid the State of California budget crisis. (also reported on Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports and The Faculty Lounge)

Towleroad Blog - April 6
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s op-ed, entitled “Marriage Equality in California: Politics, the Ballot and 2012,” is published. (also reported on Gayapolis)

Il Contesto - April Issue
Assistant Dean Jamie Cooper and Professor Timothy Casey share their thoughts on security issues and privacy along the U.S.-Mexico border. (article in Italian) 

MARCH 2011

PrawfsBlog - March 30
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s article, entitled “Statutory Construction is Going to the Dogs,” is published. 

The Loop21 – March 29
Teaching Fellow Andrea Freeman’s 2010 article, “Credit Card Ills,” is referenced in a story about the credit card industry’s targeting of African Americans through predatory lending. 

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 29
The Student Awards Luncheon honors 40 students with 4 awards, including those recognizing students Devin Sreecharana (3L), Porsha Venable (3L), and Jihan Younis (3L). 

The Partnership for Safe Medicines - March 28
The Institute of Health Law Studies hosts the 7th Annual San Diego Health Policy Conference; Professor Bryan Liang is mentioned as one of the conference’s speakers. 

PrawfsBlog - March 28
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s article, entitled “DOMA: Enforcing an Unconstitutional Law,” is published. 

Voice of America - March 27
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman comments on the “dubious constitutionality” of the Defense of Marriage Act in a story about the suspended deportation of the foreign-born same-sex spouse of an American citizen.

Examiner - March 25
Justice Dennis Archer presents at The Future of the Legal Profession speaker series.

These Days on KPBS - March 24
Alumna Patricia L. Zlaket ’09 recounts her experience participating in last year’s LAF-Off, as the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program prepares for this year’s stand-up comedy competition.

Impre.com - March 23
ICDA’s Marco Macklis talks about a recent increase in the number of Mexicans who have been extradited to the United States.

Higher Ed Watch - March 22
Professor Bryan Liang's guest post, entitled "A Win for Students? Not Quite Yet," is published.

Immigration Daily - March 21
Alumnus Jacob J. Sapochnick ’99 (LL.M.) publishes his article, entitled “Hospitality Immigration: What is the H3 Visa?”

Las Vegas Business Press - March 21
Alumna Kimberly R. McGhee ’05 is profiled in an article naming her a Rising Star.

PrawfsBlog - March 21
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s article, entitled “A Triangle Anniversary,” is published.

Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 19
Alumna Kimberly R. McGhee ’05 is honored at the Sixth Annual Rising Star Awards as an “up-and-coming business leader.”

Las Vegas Review-Journal - March 17
Alumna Diana D. Hampton ’00 seeks re-election as municipal judge in Henderson, Nev.

PrawfsBlog - March 16
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s article, entitled “Jane and John Doe,” is published. 

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 16
USC Gould School of Law Professor David B. Cruz presents at the Spring Diversity Speaker Event

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - March 16
Spring Diversity Speaker Event with David B. Cruz is announced.

Daily News Pulse - March 13
Teaching Fellow Andrea Freeman describes the credit card “subsistence user” who uses credit to fund daily living expenses.

San Diego Union-Tribune - March 13
Student Kendra Martinez (3L) is profiled as she winds down her law school career and looks forward to helping people in the nonprofit sector.

American Canyon Eagle - March 10
Alumnus Michael E. Mautner ’91, Napa resident and deputy district attorney, is profiled in a story about his poetic prose. 

Judicial Update - March 9
Alumnus Anthony J. Battaglia ’74 is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Marketwatch by the Wall Street Journal - March 9
Professor Bryan Liang discusses how counterfeiters “rely on the brand name” when selling pharmaceuticals online. 

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 9
The Business of Social Media conference, sponsored by the California Western’s Business Law and Entertainment Sports Law Societies and the San Diego County Bar Association, is announced.

Towleroad Blog - March 9
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s article, entitled “DOMA: Defending the Indefensible,” is published.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - March 8
A
ssistant Dean Jamie Cooper’s op-ed, entitled “The Egyptian iRevolution: 2.0 and Beyond,” is published.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - March 8
Alumnus Hon. Anthony J. Battaglia ’74 is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become a District Judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.

California Watch - March 7
Assistant Director Jeff Chinn of the California Innocence Project discusses the “mess” of filing for compensation after a conviction has been overturned. (also reported on California Independent Voter Network and in San Francisco Chronicle)

PrawfsBlog - March 6
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s article, “Are We Happy to Say…” is published.

Jewish Times of South Jersey - March 4
Alumnus Michael S. Groch ’92 receives appointment as Superior Court Judge of San Diego County by now former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

PR Newswire - March 3
Professor Bryan Liang and Tim Mackey ’09 (MAS) publish a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (also reported on Yahoo! News

Examiner - March 2
California Western’s mediation teams place first and second at regional ABA competition, earning opportunity to compete at nationals.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - March 2
Professor Bryan Laing’s op-ed, entitled “Performance Measures: The Infrastructure of Quality and Safety Efforts Under Health Care Reform,” is published.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 2
Jessup Moot Court Team advances to international competition in D.C.; students Franciesca Balerio (2L), Steve Farquhar (2L), Scott Robinson (2L), Josh Salinas (3L) and Kristen Watson (2L) make up the team. 

Towleroad Blog - March 9
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s article, entitled “DOMA: The Ripple Effects of Heightened Scrutiny,” is published.

PrawfsBlog - March 1
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman is introduced as one of the blog’s newest contributors for the month of March.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 1
California Western’s mediation teams place first and second at regional ABA competition; students Anastasia Martin (3L) and Adam Stone (2L) won first, with Amy Hsiao (2L) and Dwayne Crenshaw (2L) in a close second. 

TaxProf Blog - March 1
California Western’s internship placement through the STEPPS Program is mentioned in reference to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article that featured the program.

California Bar Journal - March Issue
State Bar of California President Bill Hebert thanks Dean Steven Smith and Director of Financial Aid Bill Kahler for their advice.

California Lawyer - March Issue
Professor Justin Brooks of the California Innocence Project comments on what the debate around shaken baby syndrome means for re-examining cases for wrongful convictions.

FEBRUARY 2011

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 28
Professor Timothy Casey of the STEPPS Program explains how the program “reverse-engineers” lawyers to enter the profession; third-year student Erin Dillon shares her positive experiences with STEPPS.

San Diego Union-Tribune - February 25
Professor Bryan Liang’s op-ed, entitled “Don’t Underestimate the Danger of Drugs from Abroad,” is published. 

LaMesaPatch - February 23
California Western students Anastasia Martin and Adam Stone win the ABA’s regional Law Student National Representation in Mediation Competition; Amy Hsiao and Dwayne Crenshaw place second.

NBC San Diego - February 23
Professor Barbara Cox comments on the “significant” implications of President Obama’s announcement that the Department of Justice will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act.

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 23
The Future of the Legal Profession speaker series, with UCLA professor Richard L. Abel, is announced.  

Salt Lake Tribune - February 23
Alumnus Kenneth R. Ivory ’94 is profiled as one of Utah’s newest members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Towleroad Blog - February 23
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s op-ed, entitled “Gays and the IRS: the Tax man Cometh,” is published. 

Towleroad Blog - February 23
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s op-ed, entitled “Analysis on Today’s Memo: The End of DOMA?,” is published. 

Examiner - February 22
California Western welcomes University of California, Los Angeles professor Richard L. Abel’s to The Future of the Legal Profession speaker series. 

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 22
Associate Dean Laura Padilla is appointed by the AALS as a representative to the Consortium of Social Science Associations board of directors.  

Christian Science Monitor - February 21
Professor Ruben Garcia comments on the labor issues surrounding Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s push to pass a bill limiting collective bargaining for public workers.

SanDiego.com - February 21
The California Innocence Project is mentioned in the story of Ray Towler’s exoneration.

Univision - February 21
Assistant Dean Jamie Cooper talks about the Trial Skills Academy.

Diario de Yucatan - February 17
The Trial Skills Academy is featured. 

Del Mar Times - February 15
Adjunct Professor James K. Eckmann wins international screenwriting contest. 

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 15
Professor Ruben Garcia is elected to the leadership of the Law and Society Association's Collaborative Research Network on Labor Rights.  

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - February 13
The California Innocence Project’s help in establishing the Hawaii Innocence Project is mentioned in a story about HIP’s first success.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - February 11
Teaching Fellow Andrea Freeman’s op-ed, entitled “In Wal-Mart we Trust?” is published.

Chronicle of Higher Education - February 10
Professor Bryan Liang suggests that student self-insured plans “should not be exempt” from proposed federal regulations. 

Inside Higher Ed - February 10
Professor Bryan Liang discusses the “big win for students” offered by a proposed regulation announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Los Angeles Daily Journal - February 10
Professor Bryan Liang comments on the possible loss of drug and biotech patent rights in foreign markets. 

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 9
Professor Susan Channick presents at UC San Diego’s Biomedical Ethics Seminar.

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 8
UC San Diego professor Kwai Ng speaks at International Law Speaker Series 

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 8
California Western students donate more than $9,000 to Angels Foster Family Network.

San Diego Metropolitan - February 8
Alumnus Matthew G. Holt ’07 is named to the 2011 San Diego Top Attorneys list for immigration law. 

Legal Writing Prof Blog - February 4
Professor David Austin provides photos from the AALS annual meeting. 

The Recorder - February 4
Alumnus David P. Schwartz ’95 opens law firm in Los Angeles. 

Towleroad Blog - February 2
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman’s op-ed, entitled “The Deep End of the First Amendment,” is published.

BioProcess International - February Issue
Professor Bryan Liang’s op-ed, entitled “Working Together to Keep Drugs Safe,” is published.

JANUARY 2011

Atlanta Post - January 31
Teaching Fellow Andrea Freeman discusses the "overabundance of fast food and the lack of access to healthier foods" in minority communities in a story about the growing trend of race-based obesity.

Del Mar Times - January 28
Alumna Nancy J. Bickford '96, a Certified Family Law Specialist and Certified Public Accountant, is profiled.

Providence Journal - January 27
Assistant Dean Jamie Cooper's op-ed, entitled "Legal Reform, Not Gun Battles, for Mexico," is published.

These Days - KPBS Radio - January 27
Litigation Coordinator Alex Simpson of the California Innocence Project discusses the status of the death penalty in California.

The Informant - January 25
Assistant Director Jeff Chinn of the California Innocence Project explains how non-compliance with statutes on preserving evidence creates challenges for attorneys.

Univision - January 25
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velásquez '81 comments on President Obama's State of the Union Address and his commitment to reforming immigration laws through bipartisan efforts.

The Hawai'i Innocence Project Blog - January 24
As the Hawai'i Innocence Project announces its first vacated sentence of a native Hawaiian, the California Innocence Project is mentioned for its role in starting the project in 2005.

Maui News - January 24
The California Innocence Project's help in establishing the Hawaii Innocence Project is mentioned in an article chronicling the vacating of a 20-year-old rape case in Hawaii.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 24
California Western holds an information session on the Master's in Health Law Program.

New York Times - January 23
California Western celebrates the life of E. Donald Shapiro, health law trailblazer and long-time friend of the law school.

San Diego Union-Tribune - January 23
California Western's Black Law Students Association and La Raza Law Student Association are mentioned in an article about diversity at Mount Miguel High School.

San Diego Union-Tribune - January 22
"Divorces are as big as you can afford them to be," says Professor Janet Bowermaster in a story about the ongoing divorce hearings of San Diego's wealthiest couple.

North County Times - January 20
Alumnus Matthew G. Holt '07 explains the need for a "flexible" immigration in light of the bill introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - January 18
"It will be difficult get the counties to overcome the issues of federal common law," says Professor Bryan Liang in a story about county health clinics and public hospitals that claim to have been denied federally mandated discounts from pharmaceutical companies.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 18
Professor Linda Morton receives the Father Robert Drinan Award from the Association of American Law Schools.

Post-Star - January 15
Alumnus Mark C. Rhem '00 joins Newell & Klingebiel as an associate attorney.

International Law Prof Blog - January 14
Professor David Austin presents on the panel "International Law 2010 Year in Review" at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

Philadelphia Enquirer - January 12
Alumna Elizabeth A. Charlick '10 finds love, and ultimately a husband, thanks to her long hours studying at Jamba Juice.

San Diego Union-Tribune - January 12
Professor Linda Morton receives a national pro bono award from the Association of American Law Schools.

Associated Press - January 11
Distinguished Practitioner Mario Conte shares his thoughts on defense attorney in Tucson shooting, a friend and colleague of his since 1980. (reported in numerous local and regional news media throughout the country)

NPR - January 11
"The ultimate objective is to save his life," Distinguished Practitioner Mario Conte talks about San Diegan Judy Clarke, lead defense attorney for the accused Tucson shooter. (also reported on KPBS News)

Towleroad Blog - January 11
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman's article, entitled "The first Amendment Canard," is posted.

10 News - January 10
Distinguished Practitioner Mario Conte shares his insight into long-time friend and defense attorney Judy Clarke and the late Judge Roll in a story about the Tucson shooting.

Big Island News Center - January 8
Alumnus Jay T. Kimura '79 announces his retirement as a prosecuting attorney for the County of Hawaii. (also reported on Hawaii 24/7)

SAG Actor Blog - January 6
Screen Actors Guild New Media Director, alumnus Mark D. Friedlander '01, discusses the impact of new technology on intellectual property.

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News - January 5
Teaching Fellow Ari Waldman's article, "Ninth Circuit Certifies Key Question to the California Supreme Court, and It's Not a Bad Thing," is published.

San Diego-Union-Tribune - January 5
Alumna Genevive A. Suzuki '08 publishes an article, entitled "Television producer makes career switch to ranger."

International Law Prof Blog - January 3
Professors David Austin, Kathryn Fehrman, and John Noyes, are announced as panelists for the AALS Section of International Law's "Year in Review."

Superior Court of California - January 3
Alumnus Jonathan M. Lehan '71 announces retirement as Superior Court Judge of Mendocino County.

BeLight - The eZine of Kalamazoo College - January Issue
Professor Justin Brooks lectures at Kalamazoo College and describes the work of the California Innocence Project as "mopping up after bad lawyering."

Virtual Mentor - January Issue
Alumnus Tim Mackey '09 (MAS) and Professor Bryan Liang's article, entitled "The Role of Practice Guidelines in Medical Malpractice Litigation," is published on the American Medical Association's online ethics journal.

San Diego Union-Tribune - January 3
Alumnus Michael B. Orfield '77 reflects on the life of his father, the late Superior Court Judge Franklin B. Orfield '48.

ABA Journal - January 1
Professor Justin Brooks of the California Innocence Project describes the challenges facing exonerees after their release from prison; Innocence Project client Timothy Atkins is mentioned.