Fall 2008 Faculty Activities
OUR FACULTY ARE LAWYERS WHO LEAD. They are more than outstanding scholars and teachers of the law; they are engaged and passionate advocates who work to make the world a better place. Following is a partial list of the many achievements, publications, lectures, and activities of our outstanding faculty. For more information on our faculty, including links to profiles, biographies, publications, and works-in-progress, visit law.scu.edu/faculty.
Publications, Lectures, and Academic Engagements
Professor Angelo Ancheta received an award in April from Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education. The award recognizes his past advocacy work on higher education access issues, including affirmative action policies. Other distinguished honorees included Mike Honda, member, U.S. House of Representatives; Warren Furutani, member, California Assembly; and Maeley Tom, member, California State Personnel Board.
Professor Colleen Chien's article, "Patently Protectionist: An Empirical Analysis of Patent Cases at the International Trade Commission," was accepted for publication in Vol. 50 of the William & Mary Law Review (2008).
Art Gemmell, International Law Scholar at Santa Clara Law's Center for Global Law and Policy, is the author of Chinese and Western Arbitration: The Arbitral Chain (University Press of America, 2008).
Professor Gary Neustadter published an article, "Advertising by Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys after BAPCPA," in 2007 Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law 329.
Professor Michelle Oberman recently published "Comment: Infant Abandonment in Texas,"13 Child Maltreatment 94 (2008) (online at http://cmx.sagepub.com) and When Mothers Kill: Interviews From Prison (New York University Press, Spring 2008), with Cheryl L. Meyer. She also delivered many speeches and lectures including: "When Mothers Kill," John FitzRandolph Memorial Lecture, Whittier Law School's Center for Children's Rights (Los Angeles, March 2008); "Judging Vanessa: Mothers, Transgression and the Law," William & Mary College of Law, annual Women and the Law Symposium (Williamsburg, Va., February 2008); and "Pregnant Women and Clinical Research: Legal and Ethical Issues," Stanford University Human Biology Department (May 2008).
Dean Donald J. Polden spoke on the subject of leadership education for law students on a panel of law school deans at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools' annual conference in Palm Beach, Fla., in August. Polden is serving as chair of the Standards Review Committee of the American Bar Association's Section on Legal Education. The committee prepares the accreditation standards and policies for law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. His book review for the ABA's Law Practice magazine was published at on the ABA's Web site (see www.abanet.org/lpm/magazine/articles/v34/is4/pg12.shtml).
Kathleen "Cookie" Ridolfi
Professor Kathleen Ridolfi and NCIP Legal Director Linda Starr presented on a panel "After the Verdict" with Federal District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel and exoneree Antoine Goff at the 2008 Northern District of California Judicial Conference, held in Napa in May. The event was attended by a large audience of federal court practitioners and judges. In June, Ridolfi, California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice Commission member, participated with Professor and Commission Executive Director Gerald Uelmen in a Sacramento press conference regarding the Commission's controversial and hotly debated final report on the administration of the death penalty in California.
Professor Stephanie Wildman and Professor Margalynne Armstrong were on a panel at the University of North Carolina in fall 2007 at a symposium on housing and privilege, One People, One Nation? Housing and Social Justice: The Intersection of Race, Place, and Opportunity. The panel was titled "Is Residential Integration a Remedy? If So, How Can We Pursue It?" Other panelists were Derrick Bell Jr., New York University School of Law, and Carol Brown, University of North Carolina School of Law. Professor Wildman also published an entry, "Critical Feminist Theory," in Encyclopedia of Law & Society (David S. Clark, ed., 2008). Professor Wildman co-authored (with Professor Beverly Moran) a chapter, "Race and Wealth Disparity: The Role of Law and the Legal System," in Race and Wealth Disparities: A Multidisciplinary Discourse (Beverly Moran, ed., University Press of America, 2008).
Beth Van Schaack
Professor Beth Van Schaack's new casebook, International Criminal Law, was positively reviewed by Professor Robert Sloane of Boston University. The review will be published in the Journal of International Criminal Justice, the most widely read journal in the field.
Senior Fellow and Assistant Dean Marina Hsieh was renominated to a three-year term on the State Bar of California's Council on Access and Fairness. Created in 2007, the council addresses issues of diversity and inclusion at all stages of the "legal pipeline," from elementary schools to judgeships. She also continues to serve on the council's subcommittees on law schools and the Carnegie Report on Legal Education.
Lynette Parker, clinical faculty member at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, presented "Immigration Benefits for Victims of Rape, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking" at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault's statewide leadership conference in May in Sacramento.
Senior Fellow Wil Burns spoke at the Japanese and California Climate Change Forum in March in Sacramento. The program is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the University of California Center in Sacramento, and the Office of the Governor. Burns provided an overview of California climate change law and policy and placed it in a global perspective. He also spoke this spring at Widener Law Review's annual symposium, which was devoted to climate change, on the role of international climate change litigation.
David L. Sloss is the new director of the Center for Global Law and Policy. He is a widely recognized international scholar focused on the interface between domestic constitutional and public international law. He earned a B.A. from Hampshire College, an M.A. in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from Stanford. From 1984 to 1991, Sloss served as a foreign affairs analyst with the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; he later served as director of the agency's Nuclear Safeguards and Technology Division. He has also been a consultant to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a litigation associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Previously, he served on the faculty at Saint Louis University School of Law.
"An outstanding teacher and an internationally known scholar and thinker, David L. Sloss will enhance the synergy among our intellectual property and social justice programs and scholars to examine global issues," says Santa Clara Law Dean Donald Polden. "With his vision and energy, he will enhance the national prominence of our international and comparative law programs, curriculum, and scholarship."
In his new role as Director of Santa Clara Law's Center for Global Law and Policy, Sloss will oversee a program that includes the oldest and most robust summer law study abroad program in the nation, with 13 different programs in 17 countries; a respected series of national and international speakers, conferences, and events, including our annual International Humanitarian Law Workshop; an extensive offering of international law courses including LL.M. programs and an international law certificate; a leading international moot court team; and the Journal of International Law, a respected, peer-reviewed publication available both online and in print. For more information, see law.scu.edu/international.
New Visiting Faculty and Fellows
Visiting Distinguished Lecturer
D.Phil, M.A., Oxford University;
LL.M., LL.B., University of Zambia
Visiting Teaching Fellow
BEc, DipEd, Sydney University;
LL.B., University of New South Wales;
LL.M., Sydney University;
MHEd, University of New South Wales
Gilson S. Riecken
Distinguished Research Adjunct in Law
J.D., Boalt Hall/U.C. Berkeley;
M.A., Harvard Graduate School of Design;
A.B., Harvard College
Visiting International Research Fellow
University of Melbourne/Monash University,
Graduate Diplomas in Intellectual Property, College of Law, St. Leonards, Sydney;
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), Bachelor of Law, University of Wollongong
B.A., California State University;
J.D., University of Denver;
M.A., Ph.D., U.C. Santa Barbara
Visiting Teaching Fellow
Dr. iur., lic. iur., University of Basel, Switzerland
Cynthia Tippett is the new assistant director of the High Tech Law Institute. She came to the law school from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she served as coordinator for the nationally ranked Law and Health Care Program and as director of health law externships. In that capacity she administered all aspects of the program; advised health law certificate students; managed conferences, speaker series, and panels; and oversaw print publications and the program's Web site.
She previously worked as an associate with Zuckerman Spaeder and concurrently as an adjunct faculty member in the department of biology at the Community College of Baltimore County. She earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, her master's degree in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, and her bachelor's degree in English and biology from Georgia Southern University.
Vinita Bali is the new associate director for the Center for Global Law and Policy. She earned both her J.D. and her LL.M. in international and comparative law from Santa Clara. She joined the law school in 2002 as director of the Academic Success Program. She has co-directed or directed summer abroad programs in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, and was recruited to establish a faculty enrichment and student exchange program with a law university in India.
Angelo Ancheta has received two one-year renewal awards that provide funding for the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center. The first is a City of San Jose award of $27,539; the second is a County of Santa Clara award of $31,519.
In the Media
This is a selection of faculty in the news from late spring and summer 2008. For a more extensive and updated list of Santa Clara Law faculty in the news, visit law.scu.edu/news/our-faculty-in-the-media.cfm .
Eric Goldman was quoted in a piece on the Lanham Act and what terms are used to generate online ads.
Daily Journal (California)
Linda Starr, NCIP, was interviewed, quoted, and photographed with NCIP students for the a front-page story, "No Easy Prison Exit for Innocent Convicts," in the Daily Journal of California.
The Daily News of Los Angeles
Professor Ellen Kreitzberg was quoted in a piece on the death sentence for 29-year-old convicted murderer Juan Manuel Alvarez.
National Public Radio
Margaret Russell was quoted in a piece on the same-sex marriage ruling of the California Supreme Court.
Los Angeles Times
Gerald Uelmen was quoted in several articles concerning the California Supreme Court's decision to allow same sex couples to wed. He was also quoted in an article on California's administration of the death penalty and the report from the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice.
Ellen Kreitzberg was quoted in a piece on California resuming executions.
San Francisco Chronicle
Eric Goldman was quoted in a piece on Facebook and ConnectU.
San Jose Mercury News
Kathleen "Cookie" Ridolfi was quoted in an article by Howard Mintz, "Clean Slate For Gonzales' Aides: Civil Suit May Follow DA's signing of Innocence Declaration."
Gerald Uelmen was quoted in a story on David Ghent, Santa Clara County's longest serving death row inmate. Steve Diamond was quoted in a piece on eBay's lawsuit against Craigslist.
The Washington Post
Steven Diamond was quoted in a piece on Apple selling movies through its iTunes online store the same day they are released on DVD.