UCHastings Instagram

          What's on your #GratitudeTree? #UCH3
          Instagram Photo Likes feliperomerojr, mnguyen_ltd, alixgutmann and 21 others like this.
          Thursday, October 17, 2013

          UC Hastings Faculty in the News: Professors Lefstin and Zitrin

          Sample alt tag.
          A regular feature of the UC Hastings Engaged Scholarship blog highlighting recent media hits, citations and quotes.

          Media hits this week from Professors Lefstin and Zitrin, and other scholarly activities from Joan Williams, Robin Feldman and Dean Wu.

          Jeffrey LefstinJeffrey Lefstin

          Professor Jeffrey Lefstin has written extensively about the Supreme Court’s ruling in Myriad. Though that case is over, the debate on patents in biotechnology is just heating up. "The Supreme Court's effort to stop specific companies from monopolizing laws of nature seems at odds with the concept of a patent," Lefstin said. "A patent, by definition, always creates a monopoly. It's been perceived as part of the bargain of the patent system."

          Richard ZitrinRichard Zitrin

          An expert on legal ethics, Professor Richard Zitrin is quoted extensively in this Law.com article about automatic disbarment for particular offenses. "I don't agree, in general, with per se disbarment rules," says Richard Zitrin. "They afford no discretion. Rules that don't allow discretion - particularly judicial discretion - tend to be not good rules."

          Other Scholarly Activities

          Patent troll expert Robin Feldman will testify before the Assembly Select Committee on High Technology at an informational hearing convened by Assemblymember Paul Fong on Patent Assertion Entities Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View.

          Professor Joan C. Williams pens an Op/Ed for the blog of the Harvard Business Review. Her work is also cited by the Daily Beast and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.

          Finally, a new blog has been launched by three law deans – one of their first entries was a re-post of Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu’s previous blogpost on the Huffington Post. The new law dean's blog caught the attention of Law.com's Karen Sloane, who quoted Dean Wu in her reporting about the launch.


          Go to News Archive

          Share this Story

          Share via Facebook
          Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

          Other Recent Stories/ RSS

          Monday, November 23, 2015

          UC Hastings Trial Team Wins ABA San Francisco Regional

          “There are teams that script themselves, with a speech they memorize word for word, and there are rare teams like ours, that don’t come with scripts.”
          Thursday, November 19, 2015

          Wu to Step Down as UC Hastings Chancellor and Dean

          Joint announcement from the UC Hastings Board of Directors and Chancellor and Dean Frank H. Wu
          Wednesday, November 18, 2015

          Manoj Viswanathan to Join UC Hastings Faculty

          Professor Viswanathan's research focuses on tax policy, economic development, and the regulation of tax-exempt organizations.
          Wednesday, November 18, 2015

          Thinkers & Doers: Nov. 18, 2015

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves.
          Tuesday, November 17, 2015

          Can more stable work schedules help employees and businesses thrive?

          A groundbreaking study launches in 30 Gap stores this month to pilot best practices aimed at promoting schedule stability for hourly workers.
          Go to News Archive