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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer/Fall 2016

Major Milestone for Levine Beloved professor Lawrence C. Levine is celebrating 30 years of service at McGeorge in 2016. Professor Levine has authored several books and articles on the subject of torts, and is a frequent panelist, lecturer, and speaker on legal issues involving sexual orientation. He has served on numerous national boards regarding the legal rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. His most recent op-ed, “A Different Scalia Legacy: The Gift of Same-Sex Marriage,” appeared on March 20, 2016, in the Sacramento Bee. Recent Accomplishments 22 summer / fal l 20 1 6 E d A s m u s Faculty News The following list is just a small representation of recent publications and presentations by McGeorge faculty. See more at go.mcgeorge.edu/faculty. Publication Highlights • Leslie Gielow Jacobs wrote an op-ed, “Scalia’s Impact Felt Far Beyond His Written Opinions,” in the Feb. 21, 2016, edition of the Sacramento Bee. • Stephen McCaffrey coauthored International Law for the Environment (West Academic, 2016). • Francis J. Mootz III published the chapter “Hermeneutics and Law” in The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics, Keane and Lawn, eds. (Wiley-Blackwell 2016). • John E.B. Myers published Myers’ Mental Health Law in a Nutshell (West Academic Publishing, 2016) and California and Federal Evidence: Cases and Materials (Esquire Books, 2015). • Brian Slocum is the editor of the forthcoming book Inference, Intention and “Ordinary Meaning”: What Jurists Can Learn About Legal Interpretation From Linguistics and Philosophy (University of Chicago Press), based on a May 2015 symposium he organized. • Michael Vitiello published “Teaching Oral Advocacy: Creating More Opportunities for an Essential Skill,” 45 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1031 (2015). • Jarrod Wong published “BG Group v. Republic of Argentina: A Supreme Misunderstanding of Investment Treaty Arbitration,” 43 Pepp. L. Rev. 541 (2016). Professor Lawrence C. Levine Presentations, Events and Awards • Jennifer Harder and her water law students hosted the 12th annual California Water Law Symposium, “Local Action and Global Perspective: Innovation for the New Normal in California Water,” at McGeorge on Jan. 23, 2016. • Lawrence C. Levine received the 2015 Founder’s Award by SacLEGAL, the Sacramento LGBT Bar Association, for contributions to the LGBT community. • Michael Malloy organized the “UTOPIA500” lecture series celebrating the quincentennial of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia, at McGeorge throughout the spring. He also participated as a U.S. representative at a meeting of the Real Estate Market (REM) Advisory Group of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in October 2015. • Stephen McCaffrey traveled to The Hague on Dec. 16, 2015, as part of the delegation of Nicaragua for the reading by the president of the International Court of Justice’s judgment in the joined cases: Certain Activities Carried Out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) and Construction of a Road in Costa Rica Along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica). • Chester “Chet” Newland was honored in March 2016 with the inaugural Visionary Award at the 2016 national conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), for his work advancing human dignity under law.


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer/Fall 2016
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