Friday, September 05, 2014
Thinkers & Doers
Thinkers & Doers: Sept 5, 2014
UC Hastings community news August 28th through September 5th, 2014.
Sher Kung '09, best known for her work on civil rights advocacy cases, including the American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit that helped overturn the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy for gay service members, was killed on Friday while bicycling to work in downtown Seattle. Photo/story from The Am Law Daily.
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- California Attorney General Kamala Harris '89 was named to The Politico 50: "Our list of the thinkers, doers and dreamers who really matter in this age of gridlock and dysfunction." For Saving the Golden State.
- Sher Kung ’09, an attorney for Perkins Cole in Seattle and a member of the trial team that successfully challenged the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was tragically killed in a bicycle accident on Friday, August 29. Article from The Am Law Daily.
- Professor Karen Musalo was quoted in the New York Times article on Friday, August 29 about the immigration board ruling stating that domestic violence can be a reason for political asylum: In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse.
- Provost Beth Hillman was quoted in an article about Senate Bill 967, governing student sexual conduct at federally-funded universities. Campus sexual assault: 'Yes means yes' bill clears California Legislature.
- The San Jose Mercury News quoted Professor Rory Little on PG&E’s regulatory fine from San Bruno blast cases. PG&E moves to alter criminal indictment and plans to appeal regulatory fine in San Bruno blast cases.
- UC Hastings’ next neighborhood hotspot will be a temporary food hall amidst all the boarded up buildings on Market Street. 'Super pop-up' food hall feeds into plans for S.F.'s Mid-Market.
- Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu was quoted in an article on the Voice of America website and also made an audio clip for Chinese Americans: Don’t Call Us 'Model Minority'.
- Rebecca Jackson, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at San Francisco General Hospital and a member of a group at the Center for Work Life Law at UC Hastings discussed the conflicts between some jobs and pregnancy in an article on Fosters.com. For some, pregnancy is heavy-duty work.
- Professor Brian Gray was quoted in an article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper about California’s groundwater regulation. As water crisis deepens, California finally passes groundwater regulation.
- The widely read legal blog “Above the Law” noted that 3L Clifton Smoot, whose grandfather died of ALS, completed the ice bucket challenge to benefit ALS research and then challenged Dean Frank H. Wu. The Ice Bucket Challenge Takes The Legal World By Storm.
- Carrie-Lee Early ‘85 joined Dickstein Shapiro LLP in their Public Policy & Political Law Practice in Washington, D.C.: Dickstein Shapiro Bolsters Public Policy & Political Law Practice with Addition of Two Seasoned Hill Advisors.
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