February 4, 2014
In an opinion published on Jan. 30, 2014, The Court of Appeal of the State of California First Appellate District cites a McGeorge Law Review (MLR) comment by Abagail Maurer, '12.
Abigail Maurer contributed "Searching for Sense in Serna: The Sixth Amendment Right to a Speedy Trial in California Misdemeanor Cases," which examines the confusion surrounding appellate decisions regarding the presumption of prejudice in trial delays in the McGeorge Law Review, Volume 43, Issue 4.
In the Dews v. Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco opinion, Maurer's comment is noted in footnote 2 on page 5 of the document.
"2 - Our analysis is informed by a recent law review article that comprehensively discussed Serna and concludes Bellante was wrongly decided: Maurer, Searching for Sense in Serna: The Sixth Amendment Right to a Speedy Trial in California Misdemeanor Cases (2012) 43 McGeorge L. Rev. 1093, 1118."
The MLR is an entirely student-run journal that publishes four issues annually. Two of these issues include articles written by MLR staff. Membership on the MLR includes not only the opportunity for publication in the journal but also provides students with intensive, high-quality editing and research instruction. Solicitation for the MLR Legislative Staff will be in March this year. To be eligible for solicitation, students must be 1D or 2E students in the top 50% of their class or 2E students who obtained the Witkin Award in their GLS I course.