McGeorge Faculty Early Fall 2015
October 9, 2015
McGeorge Distinguished Professor of Law Stephen McCaffrey, representing "Université
du Pacifique," at the Sept. 16, 2015 informal gathering of the parties to the UN Watercourses
Convention at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, with the representative of (other) non-governmental
Read about McGeorge School of Law faculty scholarly activities, meetings and media
news during fall semester 2015 so far.
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- Raquel Aldana's second edition of Understanding Immigration Law (2015 2nded with Kevin R. Johnson, Bill Hing, Leticia M. Saucedo and Enid Trucios-Haynes),
has been published by LexisNexis. Raquel Aldana contributed a new chapter on crimmigration
and substantially updated her chapters on immigration federalism and citizenship.
- Franklin Gevurtz' chapter, "Attacking Asset Protection LLCs," has been published in Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations edited by Robert Hillman & Mark Loewenstein (Edward Elgar 2015).
- Lawrence Levine's short essay that appears in "Reflections," in Out and About: The LGBT Experience in the Legal Profession (2015), has been published by the ABA.
- Michael Malloy's third 2015 Supplement to his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation (2d ed.) has been published by Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business.
PRESENTATIONS, EVENTS, AWARDS & APPOINTMENTS
- Raquel Aldana is a board member of the newly created AALS Section for Associate Deans for Academic
Affairs and Research.
- Raquel Aldana presented "Sustainable Extraction of Precious Metals in Guatemala?" in a panel to
report on the Guatemala Study Space project at LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference on Oct. 2, 2015. Aldana
also organized the panel.
- Melissa Brown joined UC Davis Medical School Faculty in August 2015, to teach "Foundations of Bioethics,"
a month-long required course for second-year medical students. The course emphasized
the relationships between bioethics and patient care, exposed medical students to
core principles in bioethics and the law, and introduced a framework for ethical decision-making.
- Melissa Brown moderated a panel on the topic "Pricing Decisions for Hospital Services" at the Ethical
Pricing Decisions in Health Care symposium held at McGeorge School of Law on Sept.
- Franklin Gevurtz served as commentator on a draft article by Bill Dodge entitled "Focusing the Presumption
Against Extraterritoriality" at the Northern California International Law Scholars
Works-in-Progress, held at UC Davis on Aug. 28, 2015.
- Clark Kelso organized the Ethical Pricing Decisions in Health Care symposium held at McGeorge
School of Law on Sept. 25, 2015.
- Clark Kelso presented "Identifying Extraordinary Processes" at the Extraordinary Public Policy Processes conference held at McGeorge School of Law on
Oct. 8 2015. He also moderated a panel on the topic "Start and Structure."
- John Kirlin presented "Extraordinary Processes," at the Extraordinary Public Policy Processes
conference held at McGeorge School of Law on Oct. 8 2015. He also moderated a panel
on the topic "Work Processes, Legal Issues and Results."
- Courtney Lee's article, "Changing Gears to Meet the New Normal in Legal Education," was the Featured
Article for August 2015 on the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning website.
- Lawrence Levine received the 2015 Pride Award for Public Policy from the Sacramento LGBT Center on
Aug. 18, 2015.
- Michael P. Malloy has been appointed as one of the U.S. representatives to the Real Estate Market Advisory Group (REM) of the UN Economic Commission for
- Stephen McCaffrey participated in the second day of the "Informal Gathering of the Parties to the UN
Watercourses Convention," held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on September 15 and
16, 2015. The first day was a closed meeting of the parties to the treaty only. The
second day of the informal gathering was expanded to include non-party countries,
organizations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations). McCaffrey was invited to
attend by the organizing countries, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. The "UN
Watercourses Convention" is the 1997 Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational
Uses of International Watercourses, a treaty that was negotiated on the basis of draft
articles prepared by the International Law Commission, for which McCaffrey was the
special rapporteur responsible for the ILC's work on the topic.
- John Myers presented "Latest Case law and Medical and Psychological Research on Child Abuse
and Neglect," on the National Webinar for the California District Attorneys Association
and the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center on Sept. 19, 2015.
- John Myers presented "Children in Court: Four Questions," at a CLE sponsored by the Sacramento
County Bar Association, Family Law Section on Sept. 20, 2015.
- Emily Whelan Parento moderated a panel on the topic "Legal and Ethical Principles Regarding Pricing Decisions,"
at the Ethical Pricing Decisions in Health Care symposium held at McGeorge School
of Law on Sept. 25, 2015.
- Rachael Salcido presented "Rethinking Environmental Impact Assessment in Guatemala," on a panel to
report on the Guatemala Study Space project at the LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary Conference on Oct. 2, 2015.
- Rachael Salcido presented "All Talk and Little Action on Renewable Energy," at the John Marshall
School of Law, 14th Kratoval Conference - Fracking, Energy Sources, Climate Change and Real Estate on Sept. 29, 2015.
- Jennifer Harder was interviewed on Capital Public Radio for the segment "Drought Test California's
Water Rights System," on Sept. 22, 2015. Listen.
- Leslie Gielow Jacobs previewed major cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear for the 2015 to 2016 term
on Capital Public Radio's Insight program on Oct. 8, 2015. Listen.
- Brian Landsberg was interviewed for the Sacramento Lawyer magazine article, "Voting Rights Act of 1965," in the September/October 2015 issue.
- Michael Malloy was quoted in a syndicated Tampa Bay Times/PolitiFact investigative piece, "Huckabee: U.S. is giving Iran the equivalent of $5 trillion,"
on Sept. 16, 2015. Read.
- Francis J. Mootz and Leslie Jacobs were quotes in the Sacramento Business Journal article, "McGeorge taps well-known grad to lead capital jobs initiative," on Sept.
30, 2015. Read.
- John Sims was quoted in the Modesto Bee article, "Defendant in Modesto murder trial speaks directly to jury," on Sept. 4,
- Michael Vitiello was quoted in the Modesto Bee article, "Numerous bizarre twists in murder case against Modesto defense attorney,"
on Sept. 5, 2015. Read.
- Michael Vitiello was interviewed on Capital Public Radio for the segment "State May Finally Get Medical
Marijuana Regulations," on Sept. 21, 2015. Listen.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
- Teresa Weber, Assistant Professor at University of Salzburg, presented "Environmental Protection
in Europe and Austria - Efficient Federalism?," on Aug. 25, 2015, as part of the McGeorge
Distinguished Speaker Series.
- Donald Anton, Professor of International Law at Griffith Law School, presented "The Move To Mine
The Deep Seabed: Continuing Developments in the Legal Framework," on Sept. 3, 2015,
as part of the McGeorge Distinguished Speaker Series.
- Michael M. Gunter, Professor of Political Science at Tennessee Technological University, presented "The
Kurds, ISIS, and the United States: The Mideast in Turmoil," on Sept. 8, 2015, as
part of the McGeorge Distinguished Speaker Series.
- Franklin Gevurtz presented "Globalizing Up Corporate Law," on Sept. 15, 2015 as part of the faculty
and student engagement series Cookies & Conversations.