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A MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM DEAN I am thrilled and privileged to have taken on the

law school most in need and develop a two-year

new role as interim dean of the USF School of Law.

strategic plan.

In addition to spending the past year as associate dean for academic afairs, I have been a member of the faculty at our law school for 20 years, specializing in privacy issues related to new electronic communication technologies.

Our alumni play an essential role in our students’ lives, during school and after graduation. In this issue, we highlight Hon. Martin J. Jenkins ’80, who has served brilliantly on federal and state courts in the Bay Area for the past three decades. He

I am keenly aware of the challenges facing our law

attributes his success to the way the law school

school (and most law schools), and I have confdence

taught him to be a tireless advocate for justice, which

that what makes our school different will enable

inspired him to stay connected to USF, our students,

it to thrive. As a tight-knit community devoted to

and his fellow alumni. We also feature some of the

challenging, inspiring, and supporting our students,

alumni and students taking part in our Alumni

we draw on expertise, commitment, and compassion

Mentor Program. Participants are raving about the

to train law students to practice law with the skills

benefts of the program. We hope you’ll consider

they need and the critical perspective they require.

joining and mentoring a student to guide them on

In this issue of USF Lawyer, we share with you many of our new eforts, as well as recent changes

the path to becoming a successful attorney. Thank you,

happening in the law school. I am proud to welcome Kutansky-Brown ’06 and Assistant Dean for Student will be pivotal players as we improve the areas of the

DONALD E. HELLER Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs SUSAN FREIWALD Interim Dean PAULA KUTANSKYBROWN Associate Dean for Academic Affairs ELIZABETH BENHARDT Assistant Dean for Academic Services STEPHANIE CARLOS Assistant Dean for Student Afairs MICHELLE SKLAR Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations TRISTIN GREEN Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship ANGIE DAVIS Senior Director of Communications and Marketing

our new Associate Dean for Academic Afairs Paula Afairs Stephanie Carlos to our leadership. They both

PAUL J. FITZGERALD, S.J. University President

Susan Freiwald Interim Dean

TALYA GOULD SANDERS Associate Director of Communications and Marketing DESIGNED BY USF Ofce of Marketing Communications

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USF Lawyer Fall 2018  

All Rise - From the NFL to the federal bench, California Court of Appeal Justice Martin J. Jenkins ’80 has made a career of helping others g...

USF Lawyer Fall 2018  

All Rise - From the NFL to the federal bench, California Court of Appeal Justice Martin J. Jenkins ’80 has made a career of helping others g...