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Times of San Diego – February 18
Sally Wong-Avery '83 is one of five women to be inducted this year into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame, chosen from more than 200 nominees. Wong-Avery is being honored as a "bridge builder" for her dedication to assisting the Chinese community in San Diego over the last 30 years.

KUSI TV – February 17
New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill appears on Good Morning San Diego to discuss "ransomware" and explain its role in the hacking of Hollywood's First Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles. Neill also contributed to a KUSI segment on the FBI's order that Apple assist in accessing terror suspects' smartphones.

San Diego Reader – February 17
Professor Glenn Smith weighs in on a legal battle that alleges insufficient notification by the California State Controller to persons and organizations concerning unclaimed funds.

KPBS – February 16
Professor Glenn Smith explains potential repercussions in California resulting from the sudden death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

KUSI TV – February 11
Professor James Cooper examines the Hispanic population's role in the current political climate.

KNX Radio Los Angeles – February 11
New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill appears on KNX Money Hour (at minute 19:30) to discuss an ongoing lawsuit against the band Led Zeppelin, which claims that "Stairway to Heaven" is guilty of copyright infringement.

KPBS – February 10
Professor Glenn Smith explains the constitutionality surrounding the Supreme Court's decision to halt enforcement of President Obama's historic global climate change agreement.

Reuters – February 9
California Innocence Project Staff Attorney Alissa L. Bjerkhoel '08 is mentioned in this story about Suzanne Johnson, behind bars for 17 years resulting from a "shaken baby syndrome" conviction. Johnson's defense team, led by Bjerkhoel, has presented new expert medical opinions pointing to her innocence.

Los Angeles Daily Journal – February 4
In this op-ed, Professor James Cooper discusses the Latino community's "deep division on immigration," a challenge that has become more evident as election season heats up.

San Diego Union-Tribune - January 23
Professor Scott Ehrlich says that an agreement approved by a Delaware bankruptcy court judge that shields the former owners of San Diego-based Millennium Health from liability in future lawsuits "strikes me as wrong." The company has been under investigation for alleged fraudulent billing practices with the government.

Daily Californian - January 21
Professor Greg Reilly comments on a gene-editing dispute between UC Berkeley and MIT scientists, saying he believes the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will act as promptly as possible, however because there is "so much at stake, the losing party will likely lengthen the process by filing appeals."

KPCC Los Angeles - January 20
Art Neill, the executive director of California Western's New Media Rights clinic, is interviewed on KPCC Los Angeles public radio on a case involving a passenger who allegedly assaulted an Uber driver. The passenger is suing the driver for posting dash-camera video of the assault on YouTube, claiming his right to privacy was violated and he lost his job due to the public posting of the video. Neill talks about the frontier of what is a reasonable expectation of privacy for video and audio recording in personal transportation like taxis and Uber in 2016.

KUSI TV News - January 20
Professor Glenn Smith outlines the myriad issues involved in the constitutionality of President Obama's executive order on immigration. Smith also offered his expertise on KPBS and in JURIST online.

Zocalo Saltillo - January 13
Professor Justin Brooks signs a collaboration agreement with UA de C University Autonoma of Coahuila in Mexico where the California Innocence Project and the Mexican university will work together.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 12
Brittney Dobbins '14 joins Wilson Turner Kosmo as an associate.

San Diego Union-Tribune - January 11
The newspaper features the 10th anniversary of the Community Law Project and the people it helps at its five free legal clinics.

CBS 8 News - January 4
Adjunct Professor Abbas Kazerounian '07 explains California's new equal pay law that mandates the same pay for men and women in the same position.

NBC San Diego - January 4
Professor Michal Belknap explains the constitutionality of President Obama’s new executive order tightening gun control in the U.S.

KUSI News - December 30
Adjunct Professor Ricardo Ochoa discusses new California laws for 2016 that affect the workplace, including equal pay for men and women, California's minimum wage, and family leave.

Los Angeles Times - December 22
Professor Nancy S. Kim discusses the difference between U.S. and European privacy laws, saying, "The difference is that Europeans haven't bought into the 'market knows best' philosophy. In the U.S., the words 'free market' and 'free speech' are powerful rhetorical tools that businesses use to fend off nationwide privacy regulation."

Los Angeles Daily Journal - December 22
Professor Daniel B. Yeager says he wonders why Miranda rights are still being frequently argued in court as an issue in criminal cases 50 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

San Diego Metro Magazine - December 21
Three 2015 California Western graduates, Rachel E. Moffitt, Joseph J. Kagan, and Joseph A. Gonnella have been named as associates at Higgs Fletcher & Mack.

Filipino Press - December 15
Melissa Deleon '10 of the CaseyGerry law firm has been appointed as 2016 governor-at-large of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association. Deleon is also serving as the 2016 chair of the San Diego County Bar Association's Ethnic Relations & Diversity Committee.

San Diego Business Journal - December 10
California Western's Community Law Project receives a substantial grant from the Bankruptcy Foundation to support the five free legal clinics it operates.

San Diego County News - December 6
Higgs Fletcher & Mack is named top contributor in California Western's "Law Firm Challenge," where alumni in law offices throughout the county made donations to support the law school.

Quartz - December 9
Associate Dean Joanna Sax discusses bioethical questions associated with agriculture and issues facing consumers when making food choices based on product labeling. She feels that the ethical issues in science are often misunderstood by those without a scientific background—which can be "detrimental to the advancement of science."

Los Angeles Times - December 9
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 says that when a prosecutor quoted the Bible as "demanding the ultimate punishment" in his closing argument in a death penalty case, he erred by citing biblical authority instead of facts and evidence. Simpson commented after a judge reversed the death sentence of the defendant in the case, which involved an Oceanside murder that took place more than 25 years ago.

KPBS Radio and Television - December 1
Community Law Project Executive Director Dana Sisitsky and 3L Mariza Lockhart are interviewed on the 10th anniversary of the free clinics that the law school operates and the clinics’ achievements during the first decade of the program.

Jurist - November 26
Professor Glenn C. Smith publishes a column for the legal news service, discussing the latest legislative challenge to the Affordable Care Act and the constitutional issues it raises. Smith contends that this attempt to overturn ACA is "a long shot…longer than most."

Los Angeles Times - November 24
The exoneration of Luis Vargas by the California Innocence Project at California Western receives major national and international news coverage throughout Thanksgiving week. In addition to the Los Angeles Times, the Vargas story appears in USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, KCBS News Los Angeles, San Diego Union-Tribune, KPBS Radio, and many more media outlets in the U.S. and overseas, including the New York Times.

San Diego Union-Tribune - November 23
Adjunct Professors Tilisha T. Martin '02 and James A. Mangione have been appointed as Superior Court judges by Governor Jerry Brown. The story also appears on CBS News 8 and San Diego Newscape.

KPBS Radio - November 19
Professor William J. Aceves discusses possible government actions following the terrorist attacks in Paris, saying that it "would be regrettable not to allow Syrian refugees to resettle in the U.S. because it targets them unfairly based on their national origin." He also explains how refugee foreign nationals are strictly screened before being allowed to settle in the U.S.

Epoch Times - November 13
California Western students and alumni participate in a free legal clinic for San Diego's Chinese community. Among them: Amy Y. Hsiao '12, Thomas Wang '14, John J. Kang '97, 1L Wing Lu, and 3L Julia Y. Yu.

Forbes - November 11
Idan Ravin '96 is a trainer for some of the top names in the NBA, including Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Chris Paul, to name a few. Although Ravin has a juris doctor from California Western, he gave up a career as a lawyer to work with superstar players. Some call Ravin "The Hoops Whisperer."

Monterey Herald - November 7
California Western graduate Erik Weber '15, who has autism, runs in the Big Sur Half-Marathon in Northern California. Weber has been making news since he graduated from law school and passed the bar exam earlier in the year.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - October 30
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 agrees with a Stanford Justice Advocacy Project report that concludes Proposition 47—designed to reduce prison overcrowding by releasing inmates convicted of lesser crimes—is doing what it was designed to do.

The Davis Enterprise - October 30
Professor Justin Brooks is the keynote speaker at the Vanguard Court Watch’s annual dinner November 14 in Sacramento, discussing how to prevent wrongful convictions.

KUSI TV News - October 23
Alexia E. Peters '08, managing attorney at the Justice Center Alliance at the San Diego Family Justice Center (FJC), is honored with the Breaking Away Award of Excellence. Peters, among other community efforts, created a foundation to save the FJC from possible closure in 2013.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - October 23
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 says a neighborhood-centered diversion program for low-level crimes in Los Angeles can be a more effective process for victims of such crimes than the traditional criminal justice system.

Radio Poland - October 22
Professor James M. Cooper appears on Polish national radio and television, explaining that the European Union has much to learn about border management during the current immigrant crisis. Cooper also authored a Los Angeles Daily Journal op-ed column on the state of affairs in the EU.

KPBS Radio and Television - October 21
Adjunct Professor Anne Bautista '97, director of the VAWA Legal Program at Access Inc., which represents immigrant victims of domestic violence, talks about the fear many of these victims have of coming forward to seek help.

San Diego Business Journal - October 15
California Western's New Media Rights program receives a $24,000 small business enhancement grant from the City of San Diego to support the program's efforts to work with the arts and creative communities as well as Internet startups.

El Latino - October 15
Professor James M. Cooper, in a Spanish-language op-ed column, compares the overthrow of Guatemala's president to the Arab Spring.

San Diego Union-Tribune - October 14
California Western's October 1 body camera debate was highlighted as the setting where San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman announced that 11 officers have been terminated and others have resigned as the department continues to hold officers strictly accountable for their actions.

KPBS Radio and Television - October 13
New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill weighs in on new laws signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, including one that is being touted by Wired Magazine as the nation's best digital privacy law. Officers will need a court order before they are allowed to search for messages, photos, and/or other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the state, under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - October 9
Professor Kenneth S. Klein comments on a lawsuit against JustMugShots.com, a website that charges people who have been arrested to remove their mug shots from the site. Klein says the company cannot claim the practice is protected by the First Amendment and California’s Anti-SLAPP free speech law because they are profiting from removal of the photos.

KUSI TV News - October 5
Professor Susan A. Channick discusses the meaning of “right-to-die” legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

San Diego Union-Tribune - October 3
New Media Rights Staff Attorney Teri Karobonik is quoted in an article on a European court decision on a citizen’s “right to be forgotten,” saying that delisting something from an Internet search engine is like removing a book's card from the library card catalog.

San Diego 6 - October 1
Five television news stations covered the police body camera debate at California Western, including San Diego 6, FOX 5 News, CBS 8, KUSI, and Univision. The San Diego Union-Tribune also covered the debate, which focused on public access to video recorded by the body-worn cameras.

San Diego Union-Tribune - September 22
Professor Robert Bohrer says that genetic health screening should not have an effect on medical insurance costs because the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from basing premium costs on risk and/or preexisting conditions.

CBS News 8 - September 21
Professor Kenneth S. Klein discusses the "inherent risks" of putting the children on the witness stand in the case of Julie Harper, who is on trial for the murder of the 11- and 9-year-old's father while they were in the house. Klein says that in a case like this the children's testimony may be less reliable, and both sides could be seen as using them to manipulate the jury.

San Diego Union-Tribune - September 17
Professor James Cooper and Marcelo Rivas '15 co-author an Op-Ed column on the recent events in Guatemala, where the country's congress voted to strip its resigned president's immunity from prosecution for his alleged crimes. Rivas is a first-generation immigrant from Guatemala.

KPBS Radio and Television - September 17
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04, associate director of the California Innocence Project, discusses a proposed ballot measure that would abolish the death penalty in California. Simpson says a lot of death penalty opponents are against it because of the high cost involved in maintaining the system.

Univision Los Angeles - September 14
California Innocence Project staff attorney Raquel Cohen '09 discusses why their client Luis Vargas is innocent of a rape and kidnapping for which he has served 17 years in prison.

Univision San Diego - September 11
Chile's Consul General in Los Angeles Jorge Tagle made an appearance at California Western to discuss Chilean legal reform efforts and the leadership role that the law school has played in facilitating such reform.

San Diego Daily Transcript - September 10
Professor Robert R. DeKoven proposes in an Op-Ed column that restraining orders against school bullies may be more effective than using the justice system. DeKoven believes that imposing criminal penalties against bullies feeds the "school-to-prison"pipeline.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - September 10
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 says that despite an appeals court ruling that the social media content of a murder victim may not be subpoenaed during discovery, such content is going to eventually play a greater role in criminal proceedings. The appeals court ruling leaves the door open for social media information to be introduced as evidence at trial.

Univision San Diego - September 3
Professor James Cooper comments on the rapidness of the change in Guatemala's political situation, where the president resigned, was arrested, and appeared in court all within 24 hours.

KCRW Radio Los Angeles - September 1
Dean Emeritus Steven R. Smith discusses the issue of doctors overprescribing painkillers in relation to the case of Lisa Tseng, a Los Angeles physician on trial for murder in the deaths of patients for whom she prescribed these narcotics. Smith says the case could have "a chilling effect on physicians."

California Lawyer - September 1
California Western's Access to Law Initiative (ALI) is featured by the magazine in an article about how incubator programs like ALI are training lawyers to close the "justice gap" by providing low-cost legal services to people who are unable to afford an attorney.

KUSI TV News - August 31
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 discusses the issues in the hearing held by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the constitutionality of California's death penalty system. A lower court ruled that the system is essentially "broken" because inmates sit on death row for so many years.

Los Angeles Times - August 31
Dean Emeritus Steven R. Smith talks about the implications of Los Angeles physician Lisa Tseng going on trial for murder for allegedly fatally overprescribing painkillers. Smith says the case could have a "chilling" effect on doctors who prescribe painkillers and he cautions them: "Don't get reckless." Smith also was interviewed on the Tseng case by KNX Radio in Los Angeles.

KOGO Radio - August 28
On the DeMaio Report, Professor Glenn C. Smith talks about the implications of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, which struck down a city ordinance that prohibited a church from placing signs advertising its services. According to Smith, this decision may result in many laws being struck down that limit free speech, but he thinks it depends on how the lower courts interpret the decision. The interview takes place approximately 45 minutes into the podcast.

San Diego Daily Transcript - August 26
Vice Dean Barbara J. Cox comments on the lack of lesbian and gay judges in California's Superior Courts. Cox believes that efforts to expand judicial diversity often focus solely on the appointment of people of color and women, rather than on LGBTQ people. She also believes many judges do not publicly identify themselves as lesbian and gay, which could be a factor in the statistics.

The San Diego Reader - August 20
The California Innocence Project is the cover story—a special report that focuses on the program's efforts to free Kimberly Long, who is serving a prison sentence for the murder of her boyfriend. CIP names Long among the "California 12," a group of wrongfully convicted prisoners the program is hoping to convince Gov. Jerry Brown to free.

The Intercept - August 20
Professor Jan Stiglitz, Distinguished Practitioner Mario G. Conte, and California Innocence Project Associate Director Alex J. Simpson '04 are featured in an investigative report on the reliability of bite marks as evidence in criminal cases. The article focuses on the case of California Innocence Project client William Richards, who is serving a 25-years-to-life sentence for the murder of his wife in 1993.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - August 18
Professor Daniel B. Yeager explains why the California Supreme Court ruled that the Sixth Amendment requires that a defendant must personally waive his or her right to a jury trial, and that this decision cannot be made solely by their attorney.

KUSI TV News - August 17
Professor James M. Cooper discusses GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposed immigration policy. Cooper thinks it is unlikely that, if elected president, Trump could repeal the 14th Amendment, which grants citizenship to children born in the United States regardless of their parents' nationality. The interview appears after a report on the GOP candidates at the Iowa State Fair.

KPBS Radio & Television - August 13
Assistant Dean for Admissions Traci Howard responds to a Stanford Law School report that Latinos are severely underrepresented among prosecutors in California. Howard discussed California Western's efforts to recruit minority students, including Latinos.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - August 5
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 discusses the constitutionality of sex offender residency restrictions under Jessica's Law, the central issue in a lawsuit against the City of Arcadia that challenges these restrictions. Simpson believes the lawsuit may be successful.

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine - August 5
Melissa J. Deleon '10 joins the firm CaseyGerry as an associate. The story also appears in the San Diego Daily Transcript.

San Diego Union-Tribune - August 1
Professor Daniel B. Yeager discusses a case where police improperly searched a San Diego defendant's cellphone without a warrant, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. Yeager said it is hard to tell whether the defendant would have been convicted without the evidence from the cellphone.

KPBS Radio & Television - July 30
Professor Susan Channick comments on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and how these laws completely changed access to health care for senior citizens and lower-income Americans.

NBC San Diego - July 26
Professor Glenn C. Smith appears on the program Politically Speaking and expresses his opinion about whether the transfer of the land beneath the Mt. Soledad cross to private owners will end the decades-long dispute. Smith says the outcome depends upon how the challengers and the federal court view the details of the transfer, including whether the reasonable observer clearly sees that the cross now sits on private property.

KUSI TV News - July 24
Dean Emeritus Steven R. Smith outlines the issues involved in a right-to-die lawsuit heard in San Diego Superior Court. The case was dismissed by the judge the same day.

KUSI TV News - July 22
New Media Rights executive director Art Neill explains how Uber’s new privacy policy will affect customers, including whether they want the company to have access to their smartphone's address book contacts and their location at all times.

San Diego Union-Tribune - July 17
Adjunct Professor Gary Gibson '91 analyzes why the motion to dismiss charges against Chase Merritt in the murder of the Fallbrook's McStay family has little chance of succeeding. Merritt is on trial in San Bernardino County, and Merritt’s attorneys claim that county has no jurisdiction.

San Diego Union-Tribune - July 17
Adjunct professor Alex J. Simpson '04 claims that the insanity defense used by lawyers for accused Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes has little chance of succeeding as the case goes to jury. Holmes was later convicted of multiple counts of murder.

KPBS Radio and Television - July 15
Adjunct professor Alex J. Simpson '04 explains the elements of the insanity defense being used in the James Holmes case—that if the jury finds Holmes not guilty by reason of insanity, he was not able to distinguish right from wrong when he killed twelve people in a Colorado movie theater.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News - July 13
California Western's Access to Justice Initiative (ALI) is holding a free legal clinic at the San Diego LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest. ALI holds regular clinics at the center.

Los Angeles Daily News - July 4
Adjunct professor Alex J. Simpson '04 comments on why the move by the Los Angeles County District attorney to create a unit to investigate wrongful convictions is a major change where prosecutors will help inmates prove their innocence. Simpson is the associate director of the California Innocence Project at California Western.

Univision San Diego - July 1
Supervising attorney Veronica Ayesta speaks about the services offered by the Community Law Project and its free legal clinics in this Spanish-language story.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - July 1
In Vice Dean Barbara Cox's Perspective column, she calls the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the right of same-sex couples an "important milestone to marry." She also recounts her own involvement in the movement over the years to help make it a reality.

Associated Press Los Angeles - June 30
California Innocence Project Staff Attorney Michael A. Semanchik '10 is interviewed for a story on the Los Angeles District Attorney setting up a special unit to investigate wrongful conviction claims by inmates that were prosecuted by their office. The story also appeared on the KABC TV Los Angeles website.

KPBS Radio and Television - June 29
Professor Glenn C. Smith appears on Midday Edition and Evening Edition to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that favors Arizona's congressional redistricting panel.

San Diego Daily Transcript - June 29
Vice Dean Barbara J. Cox and Professor Glenn C. Smith are interviewed for an article about the U.S. Supreme Court upholding same-sex marriage.

San Diego Union-Tribune - June 29
Professor Glenn C. Smith is quoted in an article about California's recently passed law disallowing parents to deny their children vaccinations based on personal beliefs and religious exemptions, and whether the bill—if signed by Gov. Jerry Brown—will set a national trend.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - June 29
Professor Glenn C. Smith writes a Perspective column on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.

KPBS Radio and Television - June 26
Vice Dean Barbara J. Cox appears on Evening Edition to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold same-sex marriage. She was also interviewed by KOGO Radio (mp3), The National Journal, and KUSI. Professor Michal R. Belknap was interviewed by NBC7 San Diego about whether clergy can be compelled to perform same-sex marriages.

KPBS Radio and Television - June 25
Professor Glenn C. Smith discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding the tax subsidies portion of the Affordable Care Act. He also appeared on KUSI's Good Morning San Diego.

San Diego Daily Transcript - June 18
Associate Dean Phyllis C. Marion is elected to the American Association of Law Libraries Hall of Fame.

San Diego Union-Tribune - June 20
Professor Daniel B. Yeager and Adjunct Professor Gary Gibson are quoted in a story about whether there is enough evidence to convict Charles "Chase" Merritt in the murder of the McStay family of Fallbrook, who were found buried in the desert in San Bernardino County.

El Mercurio - June 15
Professors James M. Cooper and Ruth M. Hargrove co-author a column discussing California's challenges with prisons and how they can be of use in Chile, while that country goes through a second generation of legal reforms.

City Heights Life - June 15
A feature devoted to the Community Law Project legal clinic in City Heights.

KUSI - June 15
Professor Glenn C. Smith appears on Good Morning San Diego to discuss upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including cases involving same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act.

Metropolitan News-Enterprise - June 10
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Ann Murphy '78 is elected secretary/treasurer of the California Judges Association for 2015-2016.

KPBS Radio and Television - June 8
Erik N. Weber '15 and his mother Sandy are guests on both Midday Edition and Evening Edition to discuss Erik's success as a law student and on the California Bar Exam after being diagnosed with autism as an infant.

Voice of San Diego - June 5
A feature on California Western's Community Law Project and the pro bono work the clinics are doing to assist people with their legal issues.

KPBS Radio and Television - June 4
California Innocence Project Associate Director Alex J. Simpson '04 discusses an agreement between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the families of murder victims that would tie the state's execution procedures to a ruling in an Oklahoma death penalty case to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the summer of 2015.

Fast Company - June 3
Professor Nancy S. Kim is quoted in an article about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in an Internet case involving defendant Anthony Elonis, who was convicted of making death threats against his wife on Facebook. The high court reversed Elonis' conviction based on his First Amendment rights.

KUSI - June 2
Professor Glenn C. Smith appears on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the ruling in the Elonis case.

U-T San Diego - May 28
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 examines the likelihood that a teen responsible for the 2014 Cocos wildfire will ever be able to pay the $6 million in damages caused by the blaze she started.

KPBS Radio and Television - May 27
Adjunct Professor Lilia S. Velasquez '81 discusses the impact of a federal court ruling to effectively block President Obama's executive order preventing deportation of undocumented immigrants.

Fox 5 News - May 20
David A. Cain '13 of California Western's Air Law Institute Collaborative Center is interviewed for a story about a mysterious drone flying at night in Del Mar.

NBC San Diego - May 20
A profile of Erik N. Weber '15, diagnosed with autism as a child, who recently passed the California Bar Exam.

Coachella Valley Independent - May 18
An article about California Innocence Project client Kimberly Long, accused of second-degree murder in the 2003 death of her boyfriend.

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 12
New Media Rights Executive Director Art Neill is reappointed to the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee for a third term, and Adjunct Professor Teri J. Karobonik of New Media Rights has been appointed to a second term as an alternate representative to the FCC committee.

Telemundo Los Angeles - May 12-13
California Innocence Project staff attorney Audrey McGinn '10 explains how clinic client Rafael Madrigal was proven innocent in a two-part series aired by the Spanish-language station. View part one and part two.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News - May 11
An article with details about the free legal clinic offered by California Western's Access to Law Initiative at the LGBT Center in Hillcrest.

Los Angeles Times - May 5
Professor Nancy S. Kim is quoted in an opinion column about Bank of America charging fees for bounced checks deposited into customers' accounts, even though the check writer is at fault.

10News San Diego - May 4
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 of the California Innocence Project is interviewed in part two of an investigative series on Brandon Price—convicted of murder 14 years ago—who is trying to convince the courts to reverse his conviction based on new evidence that may indicate his innocence.

San Diego Business Journal - May 4
A story about the two-year anniversary event held by the California Innocence Project of its Innocence March to Sacramento to support the "California 12"—clients awaiting action from Governor Jerry Brown on their factual claims of innocence.

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 4
California Western's Access to Law Initiative (ALI) is one of the legal incubator programs supported by San Diego City Councilmembers Todd Gloria and David Alvarez. Gloria was instrumental in launching ALI's legal clinic in Hillcrest.

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 1
Five stories on California Western School of Law appear in the newspaper's special Law Week section, including pieces on students honored for pro bono and public service contributions, the California Innocence Project's efforts to free the "California 12," the job market for new graduates, new experiential learning requirements for law students, and bar exam scoring transparency.

Washington Examiner - April 30
Professor John E. Noyes contributes his expertise in maritime law to an article examining complex shipping rules in the Strait of Hormuz—the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean.

KPBS - April 28
Professor Glenn C. Smith was a guest on Midday Edition and Evening Edition to analyze the oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage cases. Smith also appeared on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego and their 5 p.m. newscast, as well as KOGO radio.

San Diego Daily Transcript - April 27
An event marking the two-year anniversary of the Innocence March by California Innocence Project (CIP) attorneys in an effort to persuade Governor Jerry Brown to free the "California 12" also received coverage from U-T San Diego, San Diego 6 News, NBC San Diego, KNX Radio (Los Angeles), and Univisión San Diego.

The Guardian - April 26
The U.S. edition carried an article featuring Professor James M. Cooper speaking on the privatization of "James Bond-like" surveillance techniques used to counter illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border.

U-T San Diego - April 23
Professor Laurence A. Benner is quoted in an article about the crime rate in San Diego County hitting a 35-year low.

Los Angeles Times - April 22
The exoneration of CIP client Michael Hanline resulted in worldwide media coverage. Hanline, who had murder charges against him dismissed by a Ventura County judge on April 22, was the longest-serving wrongfully imprisoned inmate in California history. Among the media that also carried stories were: The Huffington Post, Associated Press, The Daily Mail, The Daily Beast, and several television stations, including San Diego's 10News.

NBC San Diego - April 21
This story about the Ventura County DA's decision to ask for a dismissal of murder charges against Michael Hanline also highlighted a video produced by CIP about Hanline's release from custody in November 2014, which has garnered more than 1.1 million views on YouTube.

U-T San Diego - April 11
Professor David Austin's op-ed on the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act appears along with several other pieces on the same topic. Austin asserts that rights of the LGBT community are inherently not at odds with religious liberty.

ABC Australia - April 21
Professor Justin P. Brooks is interviewed by an Australian network about the FBI admitting that hair analysis evidence was flawed in hundreds of criminal cases over several decades.

Los Angeles Times - April 20
The California Assembly voted to give CIP client Brian Banks $142,000 in a proposed settlement for his five-year wrongful incarceration.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - April 16
President and Dean Niels B. Schaumann is interviewed for a story on law school graduates' increasing success in the legal job market. California Western's 2014 graduates were hired as full-time lawyers at a 13.6 percent higher rate than 2013 graduates.

Riverside Lawyer - April 10
A column by CIP Staff Attorney Michael A. Semanchik '10 calls for an overhaul of California's new evidence standards for reversing wrongful convictions.

KPBS Radio and Television - March 30
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 is interviewed on the impact of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's decision to ease restrictions on where registered sex offenders can live. The new rules do not apply to high-risk sex offenders or offenders whose crimes involved children. The residency restrictions are part of Jessica's Law, passed by California Voters in 2006.

New York Times - March 27
Eric Volz, who was wrongly accused of murder in Nicaragua, and who works closely with the California Innocence Project, is profiled in the New York Times. Volz is with the David House Agency in Los Angeles, which works to free others who have been wrongly accused.

National Jurist - March 2015
An article about legal incubator programs that includes California Western's Access to Law Initiative.

U-T San Diego - March 20
A feature about 2014 California Western graduate Erik Weber, diagnosed with autism at the age of two, who runs in the "Race for Autism" on March 21 and completes in the Special Olympics in April.

San Diego 6 News - March 19
Brittney Dobbins '14 is a guest on San Diego 6 in the Morning to talk about Women's History Month and inequities in salary between men and women in private industry.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 18
An article on the second annual Air & Space Law Symposium hosted by California Western March 13, surrounding the reaction by the commercial unmanned aircraft industry to the FAA's proposed regulations on the use of these aircraft within the U.S.

San Diego 6 News - March 13
A story on the second annual Air & Space Law Symposium hosted by California Western, focusing on the issue of unmanned aircraft.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 12
California Western signs a cooperative agreement with the Organization of American States to develop joint training activities and legal cooperation projects, among other programs.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 11
A preview story of the second annual Air & Space Law Symposium hosted by California Western on March 13.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - March 10
Professor Glenn C. Smith's perspective piece on the Supreme Court and the King v. Burwell case is the featured Guest Column.

KPBS Radio - March 4
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 is a guest on Midday Edition to discuss the California Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of Jessica's Law that restricted locations where registered sex offenders can reside.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 4
A series of five articles providing in-depth coverage of the conference "Enhancing Social Justice Through the Development of Incubators & Residency Programs," hosted by California Western.

preLaw Magazine - Winter 2015
PreLaw magazine names California Western among the top 25 law schools in the nation for diversity.

National Jurist Magazine - February 2015
California Western is ranked in the top 12 in an article "Best Law Schools for Bar Exam Preparation." The article features Brittney Dobbins '14, Shane Dizon, assistant dean for academic achievement, and William Aceves, vice dean for academic affairs.

KUSI TV News - February 26
New Media Rights program director Art Neill is interviewed about the FCC’s decision to create Internet neutrality by regulating the Internet as a utility. Neill was also interviewed on net neutrality by U-T San Diego.

KCBS Television - February 24
An in-depth profile of California Innocence Project client Kimberly Long, who is wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of her boyfriend in 2003.

Super Lawyers - February 23
Super Lawyers magazine honors the California Innocence Project as a recipient of its 2014 Super Lawyers Pro Bono Awards, one of only two law school programs recognized.

KPBS Radio - February 23
California Innocence Project staff attorney Michael Semanchik is a guest on the program Midday Edition to discuss the use of familial DNA to identify the suspect in a series of child molestations.

Times of San Diego - February 20
David A. Cain '13 authors a story on the FAA's efforts to adopt regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly called drones.

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 17
Brittney Dobbins '14 is named an associate at the Brown Law Group.

ABC News - February 15
Professor Jan Stiglitz is interviewed by the Associated Press about William Richards, a client of the California Innocence Project serving a 25 year to life prison sentence for the murder of his wife in 1993. New legislation may prompt the California Supreme Court to reconsider Richards' case. This story was carried by ABC News and several newspapers around the U.S., including U-T San Diego.

Univision San Diego - February 13
Professor James M. Cooper appears in a story about the need for members of Congress to be more proactive in reaching out to the Hispanic population to represent their interests nationally.

KPBS-TV - February 10
The public television station airs a story on the new Hillcrest legal clinic operated by California Western's Access to Law Initiative.

KUSI TV News - February 10
Four television stations cover the die-in organized by California Western students to protest recent police shootings, which preceded the Spring Diversity Speaker, Professor Stefan Bradley of Saint Louis University. In addition to KUSI, San Diego 6, Fox 5, and Univision San Diego covered the event.

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 10
California Western's Air Law Institute Collaborative Law Center is launched.

U-T San Diego - February 9
Professor Jan Stiglitz is featured in an article about the perils criminal defendants may face when they represent themselves in court.

U-T San Diego - February 7
Adjunct Professor Teri Karobonik of New Media Rights is interviewed for an article about the laws that apply to "revenge porn" websites.

KPBS Television and Radio - February 5
Art Neill, director of New Media Rights, is interviewed about the meaning of the FCC chairman's proposal for Internet neutrality.

New York Times - February 3
Professor James M. Cooper, cited as an expert in Latin American legal reform, comments on recent developments in the accusation that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was involved in the cover-up of a 1994 bombing. The AP story ran in myriad outlets internationally.

Voice and Viewpoint - February 2
The newspaper carries a story about the new Hillcrest legal clinic offered by the Access to Law Initiative. The story also appears in the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, and U-T San Diego.

U-T San Diego - January 31
The Access to Law Initiative begins offering monthly legal consultations in Hillcrest at the LGBT Center. The story also appeared in the San Diego Daily Transcript and San Diego Metro magazine.

ABC10 News - January 31
Coverage of the California Innocence Project's 10th Annual Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser to help free wrongfully imprisoned inmates.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 28
Vice Dean Barbara J. Cox is interviewed for a story on a recent California Supreme Court decision that prevents state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, especially as the Boy Scouts of America.

NBC San Diego - January 28
California Innocence Project Director Justin P. Brooks is interviewed about the increase in exonerations for wrongfully convicted prison inmates across the nation.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - January 27
Professor Glenn C. Smith publishes a perspective commentary on a new approach to same-sex marriage cases, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will decide the issue.

New York Daily News - January 24
A feature story about California Innocence Project exoneree Brian Banks, a former Long Beach Polytechnic High School football player who served five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Banks is now working for the National Football League commissioner's office in New York.

New York Times - January 22
Professor James M. Cooper is quoted in an article about Argentina's president Cristina Fernández reversing herself and saying she is convinced the death of a prominent prosecutor is not a suicide. Cooper is also quoted in U.S. News & World Report and several other media outlets.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 21
Adjunct Professor Ricardo Ochoa comments on upcoming changes to labor law that make it easier for unions to organize.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 21
A headline story on the upcoming international conference on legal incubators—Enhancing Social Justice Through the Development of Incubators & Residency Programs—being hosted by California Western's Access to Law Initiative in February.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 15
The City Heights clinic of California Western's Community Law Project receives a major grant from The Price Philanthropies Foundation.

U-T San Diego - January 4
Professor Kenneth S. Klein is interviewed in a story about the San Diego County Sheriff's Department asking for a judgment as a matter of law in a court decision that went against the department in a case that involved the death of a jail inmate.

KIRO Television News - December 25
Seattle TV station profiles California Innocence Project client Scott McMahon, imprisoned in the Philippines for a crime he did not commit.

San Diego Daily Transcript - December 24
An obituary on the late George N. Gafford, professor emeritus and longtime Board of Trustees member at California Western. The article outlines his critically important role in the development of the law school over the years. The Los Angeles Daily Journal also printed an obituary for Professor Gafford on December 17.

Los Angeles Times - December 20
Adjunct Professor and California Innocence Project Associate Director Alex J. Simpson '94 is interviewed in a special report on compensation for wrongfully imprisoned inmates who have been freed. California Innocence Project exonerees Timothy Atkins and Rafael Madrigal are highlighted in the story.

KCRA LA Public Radio - December 18
The program Which Way LA? provides coverage of the Los Angeles City Hall Innocence March Vigil conducted by the California Innocence Project. The story includes an interview with exoneree Michael Hanline, who spent 36 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Jurist - December 18
Professor Glenn C. Smith spoke to the web-based legal newsletter about the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' split decision, Peruta v. County of San Diego, a case which deals with concealed weapons permits.

NBC San Diego - December 16
Graduating student Erik N. Weber '14 is profiled in a story as part of California Western's 108th Commencement.

Navy Times - December 14
Professor William J. Aceves comments on the legal debate over U.S. interrogation methods.

KABC TV News - December 13
The California Innocence Project holds an Innocence March Vigil at Los Angeles City Hall calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to grant clemency to 11 inmates who are innocent of the crimes for which they were convicted. The vigil also receives coverage from KCBS/KCAL TV, FOX11 Los Angeles, The Washington Post, LA Observed, and other media outlets.

Voice & Viewpoint - December 11
California Western is named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

San Diego Daily Transcript - December 10
Local law schools release bar exam results. California Western exceeds statewide rate for first-time ABA-accredited law schools with 71.2 percent passing.

Del Mar Times - December 10
Professor Scott B. Ehrlich is interviewed about a homeowners' dispute in a condo complex.

Washington Post - December 5
An article on Matthew and Grace Huang, whom California Innocence Project attorneys helped to free after they were wrongfully convicted of murder in the death of their 9-year-old daughter in Qatar. California Innocence Project director Justin P. Brooks and associate director Alex J. Simpson made several trips to Qatar to argue the case, prepare witnesses, and participate in the trial. The Huang case also received coverage from the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, and other media outlets across the nation.

San Diego Daily Transcript - December 5
San Diego County Supervisors recognize Deputy District Attorney Brendan J. McHugh '05 for his contributions to public service.

San Diego Lawyer Magazine - November-December 2014
California Western trustee Michael J. Whitton and alumnus Charles E. Bell Jr. '07 are highlighted in the magazine of the San Diego County Bar Association.

USA Today - December 3
California Innocence Project clients Matthew and Grace Huang declared innocent in the death of their 9-year-old daughter and allowed to return home to Los Angeles.

CBS Los Angeles - November 30
Extensive coverage of the Huangs declaration of innocence and the delay by the Qatari government in lifting travel restrictions to allow the couple to fly back to the United States.

U-T San Diego - November 29
Professor Glenn C. Smith is interviewed for a story about whether writing rap songs and posting Facebook comments that glorify gang violence is a crime under a California gang conspiracy law being used for the first time in San Diego.

U-T San Diego - November 27
An interview with Professor Justin P. Brooks, director of the California Innocence Project, on what it is like to free wrongfully convicted people from prison.

CBS Los Angeles - November 24-25
The California Innocence Project receives extensive media coverage on the release of Michael Hanline, the longest-serving wrongfully imprisoned inmate in California history. Coverage includes The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal, The Huffington Post, KPBS Radio, all major Los Angeles television network news affiliates, and media outlets across the nation.

City News Service - November 25
Professor Justin P. Brooks comments on the decision of a grand jury not to prosecute Darren Wilson, the police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. This reporter also appeared on the CBS 8 site and other outlets in San Diego.

San Diego Daily Transcript - November 25
Julie A. Westerman '09 is the newest partner at the family law firm Moore, Schulman & Moore.

Voice of San Diego - November 21
A podcast features Alex J. Simpson '04, associate director of the California Innocence Project, on his involvement in the Michael Hanline case, after he fought for years to prove Hanline's innocence.

KUSI TV News - November 20-21
Adjunct Professor Yvette Lopez-Cooper is interviewed for the program Good Morning San Diego on two consecutive days to discuss President Obama's executive order setting new immigration policy.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - November 20
Professor Justin P. Brooks is featured in a cover story on the impending release of Michael Hanline from prison as well as the ongoing work of the California Innocence Project.

MGoBlue - November 19
Caroline K. Gregory '06 is highlighted in the University of Michigan newsletter.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - November 18
Professor Ruth M. Hargrove writes a Perspective column on the recently passed California Proposition 47 and the effect it will have on local law enforcement agencies.

KUSI TV News - November 16
A California Western trial team appears on Good Morning San Diego after winning a three-way competition between San Diego's law schools. The victory is also covered by the San Diego Daily Transcript and San Diego Business Journal.

KPBS Radio - November 13
Professor Susan A. Channick is on Midday Edition to discuss enrollment in Covered California, the state's online health insurance exchange.

Metropolitan News-Enterprise - November 13
Shirley K. Watkins '82 is among six new judges appointed by Governor Jerry Brown.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - November 11
Professor James M. Cooper writes a Perspective column on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, pointing out that walls and fences are still being built in different parts of the world.

Providence Journal - November 5
Professor James M. Cooper has a commentary titled "Fistful of Dollars" that discusses the drug wars in Mexico and the resulting violence.

San Diego Daily Transcript - November 4
Erin L. Benler-Ward '12 becomes an associate at Balestreri Potocki & Holmes.

U.S. News & World Report - October 25
Professor James M. Cooper comments on the runoff election in Brazil between incumbent president Dilma Rousseff and challenger Acio Neves, and public discontent with how much money the Brazilian government spent to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

San Diego Lawyer - September/October 2014
Latest issue of the magazine features California Western 2L Heather S. Ray, alumni Wendy L. Patrick '94, Wendy M. Behan '98, Gerrilyn T. Malana '98, Dino J. Paraskevopoulos '97, and trustees Judith L. Haller '75 and Howard Wiener.

WORLD - October 31
California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks is interviewed for an online magazine story about Matthew and Grace Huang, a Los Angeles couple charged in Qatar with starving their 9-year-old daughter to death.

National Post - October 30
Commentary in Canadian publication cites the work of the California Innocence Project.

Agencia Fronteriza de Noticias - October 29
Tijuana publication highlights a news conference by California Western's Proyecto ACCESO announcing that law students are invited to participate in the first National Competition in Preliminary Hearings and Oral Trials that aims to train future lawyers in the U.S. modeled-adversarial criminal justice system. The story also appears in Tijuana Informativo. (Articles in Spanish)

National Post - October 27
Canadian publication has a feature story on 3L Alexa "Lexi" Leibl and her role in helping to free Roeling Adams, a California Innocence Project client who was paroled after serving 28 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 27
The Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) is sponsoring a mock trial tournament between San Diego's three law schools; California Western, the University of San Diego, and Thomas Jefferson.

Huffington Post - October 27
Adjunct Professor Anne S. Bautista '97, Supervising Attorney of California Western's Immigration Clinic, appears on the national program HuffPost Live to discuss issues facing immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence.

KPBS Radio & Television - October 25
Professor Glenn C. Smith and California Western Trustee Howard Wiener, a retired California Court of Appeals justice, discuss the role of politics in judicial elections.

New York Times - October 23
Professor Nancy S. Kim is interviewed about Internet companies that have "clickable" online contracts that prohibit users from suing them or making negative comments on the company's site. A similar version of the story also appears in the Economic Times.

Los Angeles Times - October 23
Professor Nancy S. Kim is interviewed in a story about how Verizon Wireless uses a program that lures its customers into giving up their privacy so their personal information can be used by marketers.

KPBS Radio and Television - October 23
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04, associate director of the California Innocence Project, discusses the legal status of the death penalty in California.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 21
Charles E. Bell Jr. '07 has been elected president of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association. A story also appears in San Diego Metropolitan magazine.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 20
Attorney Michael J. Whitton of Troutman Sanders is elected to the California Western Board of Trustees.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 15
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) appears at California Western to talk about women making their voices heard to advance their role in society.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 14
California Innocence Project client Roeling Adams is paroled after spending 28 years in state prison for a crime he did not commit.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 7
A panel of professors, Glenn C. Smith, Jessica K. Fink, Laurence A. Benner, and Michal R. Belknap hold a lively discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court's new term at an event called First Monday.

San Diego Daily Transcript - October 7
Lisa A. Haile '92 is named as one of the "LawDragon 500"—the top 500 attorneys in America.

New York Daily News - October 16
California Western's New Media Rights program director Art Neill is interviewed about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and online video piracy.

KUSI Television News - October 6
First Monday was highlighted in a series of live reports and also received coverage from San Diego 6 News, Fox 5 News, and Univision San Diego.

KUSI Television News - October 2
The California Innocence Project marks Wrongful Conviction Day on the California Western campus with several events. Univision San Diego also covered the event.

Calaveras Enterprise - October 1
Calaveras County Superior Court Judge Hugh K. Swift '85 faces a challenge in his election campaign.

San Diego Daily Transcript - September 30
Gerissa Conforti ’09 has been named as an associate in the family law group at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. Conforti serves on the California Western Alumni Association Executive Board.

Sacramento Bee - September 27
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04, associate director of the California Innocence Project, authors an article on a new state law, Senate Bill 980, that allows greater access to DNA testing for prisoners trying to prove their innocence. The new law was co-sponsored by the California Innocence Project.

Cal Watchdog.com - September 26
Governor Jerry Brown signs Senate Bill 980, co-sponsored by The California Innocence Project, to expand DNA testing access for prisoners.

Las Vegas Sun - September 26
Clark County, Nevada District Attorney Steven B. Wolfson ’80 is profiled as he runs for re-election.

San Diego Daily Transcript - September 23
A judicial delegation, led by California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, visits the offices of California Western’s Access to Law Initiative to learn about how successful solo-practice incubator programs work.

Calaveras Enterprise - September 23
Calaveras County Superior Court Judge Hugh K. Swift ‘85 has a challenger in his election campaign.

La Verdad Sureste - September 21
Professor Justin P. Brooks and Adjunct Professor Audrey A. McGinn ’10 of the California Innocence Project are featured in an article on the launching of the Innocence Project in Tabasco, Mexico. An earlier article appears on September 19. (Articles in Spanish)

U-T San Diego - September 17
Columnist Steven Greenhut writes about the California Innocence Project and the "California 12" in a commentary about the conviction and sentencing of California Senator Rod Wright.

NBC San Diego - September 11
Professor Nancy S. Kim is interviewed for a story about a new California law that protects users who make disparaging comments about businesses on the Internet.

San Diego Daily Transcript - September 9
Professor Nancy S. Kim is named as the ProFlowers Distinguished Professor of Internet Studies at California Western.

U-T San Diego - September 6
California Western’s Access to Law Initiative is now offering legal services in North County San Diego with a new office in San Marcos, California.

ABA Journal - September 1
Professor Justin P. Brooks is interviewed for a story on how prisoner exonerations in the U.S. are at an all-time high.

For the Record - September 2014
California Western Career and Professional Development Assistant Director Matthew Lab writes a column for the San Diego County Bar Association's newsletter about best practices for attorneys using social media and texting.

Global Post - August 2014
Professor James M. Cooper is interviewed in an article about intellectual property piracy and rampant crime in Paraguay.

San Diego Daily Transcript - August 26
Article highlights the completion of the renovation work on California Western’s administration building at 225 Cedar Street.

Univision San Diego - August 22
California Western’s new LL.M. Program in Spanish for Latin American Lawyers is launched, with 33 attorneys and judges from six different countries. LL.M. Adjunct Professor Audrey McGinn '10 is interviewed in Spanish.

Los Angeles Times - August 22
A judge in Los Angeles makes a finding that California Innocence Project client Timothy Atkins is factually innocent of murder. Atkins served 23 years in prison before he was exonerated through the efforts of CIP, making him eligible for compensation from the State of California, according to CIP director, Professor Justin P. Brooks.

U-T San Diego - August 7
Professor Robert Bohrer talks about ethical questions raised by the use of an experimental drug to fight the Ebola virus, based on a recent outbreak in West Africa. The serum, developed by a San Diego-based company, has not undergone clinical trials.

San Diego Business Journal - August 4
Attorneys Gayle M. Blatt ‘85 and Rahil K. Swigart ‘03 are elected to the California Western board of trustees. U-T San Diego carried a story on the new trustees on August 5.

WBUR Public Radio - August 6
Professor Nancy S. Kim is a guest on the WBUR Public Radio program Here and Now to discuss her work on “wrap contracts,” which are the type of contracts people enter into when they click “Accept Terms” on an Internet site.

The Wrap - August 6
Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels will direct The Brian Banks Story, a movie about former California Innocence Project client Brian Banks. An ex-football player who recently joined the office of the National Football League commissioner, Banks served five years and two months in prison for a crime he did not commit.

San Diego Lawyer Magazine - July-August 2014
Dean Niels B. Schaumann writes a column on “bioprinting,” a new development in medicine that promises to benefit drug trials, organ transplants, and other areas of health care. Dean Schaumann writes from his area of expertise in copyright law and its application to bioprinting.

Orange County Attorney Journal - August 2014
Eric J. Dubin ’92 is the magazine’s High Profile Attorney of the Month for his work as a plaintiff’s attorney. Dubin is recognized as one of the top attorneys in California.

The New York Times - July 31
The United States has formally asked Qatar to lift travel restrictions on Matthew and Grace Huang, a Los Angeles couple charged with starving their 9-year-old adopted daughter to death in that nation. The California Innocence Project is part of the Huang’s defense team. The Huangs are out of custody, but still face charges in the death of their daughter.

San Diego Daily Transcript - July 28
Gayle M. Blatt ’85 and Rahil K. Swigart ’03 are elected to the California Western School of Law Board of Trustees.

Black Entertainment Television - July 27
The BET program Vindicated goes in-depth on the case of Timothy Atkins, who was exonerated by the California Innocence Project. The program highlights the work of alumna Wendy J. Koen ‘06 as a law student to set Atkins free.

RT America - July 24
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 appears on Russian Television America to discuss the recent botched execution of a death row inmate in Arizona.

San Diego Daily Transcript - July 22
California Western third-year student Mary Naoom won the George Bennett Closing Argument Tournament, competing with more than 30 other interns who work at the San Diego County District Attorney's office.

RT America - July 22
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 discusses a recent federal court ruling that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.

KPBS Radio and Television - July 17
Professor Laurence A. Benner is interviewed about a ruling a federal judge made that the death penalty process in California is unconstitutional. Professor Benner is also interviewed about the death penalty ruling on 10 News.

GLR Radio Networks Los Angeles - July 17
California Innocence Project attorney Audrey A. McGinn ’10 is interviewed on Spanish language radio on the federal court ruling on the California death penalty, by prominent journalist Neida Sandoval.

KUSI News - July 16
California Innocence Project attorney Michael A. Semanchik '10 is interviewed about the federal court ruling on the death penalty in California being unconstitutional.

NBC San Diego - July 16
Professor Nancy S. Kim is interviewed by consumer reporter Bob Hansen about “wrap contracts,” which are contracts Internet users often enter into unknowingly by clicking “Agree” when viewing terms and conditions of use on a website. The story also appeared on other NBC-affiliated stations around the country.

KPBS Radio and Television - July 10
Art Neill, Director of California Western’s New Media Rights program was interviewed about San Diego State University’s attempt to trademark a cheer—“I believe that we will win”—heard often at the school’s athletic contests.

Los Angeles Daily Journal - July 7
Professor Glenn C. Smith writes a Perspective column on the recently completed term of the United States Supreme Court.

preLaw Magazine - July 3
California Western is named as one of the 22 top schools for the practical training of part-time law students.

About Town Magazine - July Issue
California Innocence Project Director Justin P. Brooks was profiled by his son Alec in this digital magazine.

KUSI Television News - June 30
Professors Glenn C. Smith and Joanna K. Sax are interviewed regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case involving the contraception mandate for employers under the Affordable Care Act. They were also interviewed by San Diego 6 News. In addition, Professor Smith was interviewed by KOGO Radio.

KPBS Radio and Television - June 30
Professors Glenn C. Smith and Susan A. Channick are interviewed on the Hobby Lobby case on Midday Edition and Evening Edition. They are also interviewed by the San Diego Daily Transcript on the same case.

KUSI Television News - June 25
Professor Laurence A. Benner is interviewed for a story about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that law enforcement agencies must obtain a warrant to view the information on a citizen’s cellphone.

San Diego Jewish World - June 24
California Innocence Project Director Justin P. Brooks is quoted in an article on the good working relationship between his program and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

U-T San Diego - June 24
Professor Justin P. Brooks is interviewed for a column by commentator Steven Greenhut about the California 12, whom the California Innocence Project is urging California Governor Jerry Brown to release from prison.

Courthouse News Service - June 20
Ralph W. Wyatt ‘74 of Bakersfield is appointed to Kern County Superior Court by Governor Jerry Brown. He served as a commissioner on that court starting in 2008 after 24 years in private practice and previously served as a Kern County Public Defender from 1975-1981.

From Words to Deeds Blog - June 19
Professor David Austin’s presentation is included in a blog post about the Global Legal Skills conference in Verona, Italy. The conference was attended by 150 people from more than 20 countries.

KPBS Radio and Television - June 17
Professor Glenn C. Smith is interviewed on a recent Ninth Circuit decision invalidating on First Amendment grounds a California election law requirement that initiative sponsors list their names on the petitions submitted to voters.

KUSI Television News - June 17
Vice Dean William Aceves is featured in a story on the arrest of a suspect in the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

San Diego Daily Transcript - June 17
Kristina A. Fretwell ’14 is named as an associate at the San Diego law firm Mazzarella & Mazzarella.

San Diego Business Journal - June 16
Kristi Blackwell ‘07 is named the first partner at the firm Tyson & Mendes. She is a member of the professional liability, general liability, and business litigation team.

San Diego Daily Transcript - June 10
Nearly 40 California Western graduates are sworn in to the California and federal bars, after a breakfast hosted by the school in their honor where they took the Oath of Professional Conduct.

Gomez Trial Attorneys Newsletter - June 3
Carlie Meyer, Kristen K. Barton, Victoria J. Lazar—
all 2014 graduates—are featured in the newsletter of the firm where they have been law clerks since their graduation from California Western in May.

CBS 8 San Diego - May 27
A story about California Western third-year student Erik Weber, carrying the Special Olympics torch on its first leg from Chula Vista to Downtown San Diego. U-T San Diego prominently featured Weber on May 28.

San Diego Lawyer Magazine - May-June 2014
Director of Alumni Affairs Lori Boyle and Melissa J. Deleon ’10 are featured in the magazine for being selected for Law Week Awards by the San Diego County Bar Association. Boyle received the Distinguished Citizen Award and Deleon received the award for Service by a New Attorney. Also highlighted is Carl M. Balediata ’00, who volunteers at California Western’s Community Law Project.

Voice of San Diego - May 27
The online new source publishes an in-depth feature on Cory J. Briggs ‘95, who was involved in the effort to get former Mayor Bob Filner to step down, and has also sued several “big box” developers such as Wal-Mart over their plans to build stores, using the state’s environmental laws.

KQED Radio - May 23
Professor Robert A. Bohrer is interviewed on the public radio station about a lawsuit filed against several pharmaceutical companies by two California counties, claiming that the sale of prescription painkillers is creating a population of addicts. (Must register to listen to interview)

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 20
Dean Niels B. Schaumann is interviewed for a story about the value of a law school education.

San Diego Daily Transcript - May 20
California Western 3L Marko Radisavljevic and May 2014 graduate Kyle C. Welch helped to draft important consumer recommendations adopted by the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Consumer Advisor Committee while they served as legal interns with California Western's New Media Rights program.

San Diego 6 News - May 19
Professor Kenneth S. Klein is interviewed on the issue of being properly insured in case of wildfire—as many homeowners are underinsured. Having lost his home in the 2003 Cedar Fire, Prof. Klein also had important advice for homeowners who are in the recovery process.

KPBS Radio and Television News - May 19
Professor Klein appears on Midday Edition and Evening Edition to discuss the issue of homeowners being properly insured. Klein also appears on KUSI News and San Diego 6 News during the weekend of May 17-18, was interviewed by East County Magazine’s radio service, and is interviewed by City News Service and the Times of San Diego.

The Desert Sun - May 11
Adjunct Professor Alex J. Simpson '04 is interviewed for an article about a triple-homicide in Riverside County on the issue of the value of circumstantial evidence in the case.

U-T San Diego - May 6
Professor Glenn C. Smith is quoted on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a small town in New York can have prayer at its public meetings.

The Social Network Station KWDN Radio - May 4
Professor Nancy S. Kim is interviewed on this Las Vegas based radio station about "wrap contracts", which are non-traditional agreements such as online contracts that can be created by clicking “Agree” on a website.

SDSU Newscenter  - May 5
Professor Robert R. DeKoven receives a special award for his support of LGBT students and studies at San Diego State’s Lavender Graduation for LGBT students. DeKoven is the former president of the university’s Associated Students.

San Diego Daily Transcript - April 30
San Diego’s law school deans, including California Western Dean Niels B. Schaumann, discuss what they feel are the flaws in the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings.

San Diego Daily Transcript - April 30
Professor Michal R. Belknap is interviewed about the decision by a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that calls San Diego County's restrictions on gun carrying unconstitutional and also how the decision may have ramifications beyond California.

State Journal Register - April 26
Brian Banks, who was exonerated by California Western's California Innocence Project is the special guest at the Illinois Innocence Project dinner, as reported by this Springfield newspaper.

Daily Titan - April 21
Cal State Fullerton’s newspaper writes about Orange County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth G. Macias '99 returning to her undergraduate alma mater to inspire students with her story of success despite the many obstacles she faced as a Chicana.

Despierta San Diego - April 21
Fred Rooney, who helped establish the Access to Law Initiative (ALI) at California Western, along with ALI attorney Michelle J. Stavros ’13, appear on the Univision Spanish-language morning news program to discuss the program and how it provides access to justice for citizens who can’t afford a lawyer.

Gay San Diego - April 18
Paul D. McGuire '11, who writes a law column for the publication called Legally LGBT, comments on several states passing religious freedom laws as a way of protecting them from claims of discrimination against same-sex couples.

San Diego Daily Transcript - April 15
Professor Kathryn Fehrman writes a column on the value of teaching music to law students and other because of its effect on developing the right brain, which enhances many other skills.

Sacramento Bee - April 13
Adjunct Professor Yvette Lopez writes an op-ed piece on the issue of immigration reform - “Half an Enchilada is Better Than No Enchilada.”

San Diego Daily Transcript - April 8
One hundred thirty-five California Western students are honored for their pro bono and public service work, by being inducted into the Pro Bono and Public Service honors programs at the law school in a special ceremony.

Government Technology - April 2
The online publication has an article on Senate Bill 280, co-sponsored by the California Innocence Project, that would allow prison inmates to have easier access to DNA testing as a means of proving their possible innocence.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 28
California Western alumna Melissa J. Deleon ’10 of Gilliland and Burgess is very active doing charity work as well as mentoring students.

New York Times - March 27
A report on the decision by a court in Qatar to sentence Americans Matthew and Grace Huang to three years in prison for the death of their daughter Gloria in 2013. The California Innocence Project at California Western is on the Huang’s defense team.

Los Angeles Times - March 27
A report on the Huang case sentencing, and the efforts of the California Innocence Project to free them.

Univision - March 27
The Death Penalty Debate presented by the Criminal Law Society and XONR8 at California Western is covered by a Spanish-language news station.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 27
Two attorneys, Jeffrey S. Isaacs '68 and Janine A. Sarti are elected to the Board of Trustees of California Western.

KCAL Television - CBS Los Angeles - March 26
An interview with Professor Justin P. Brooks on the decision of the authorities in Qatar to sentence Matthew and Grace Huang to three years in prison.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 25
Four California Western students win the regional American Association for Justice regional trial advocacy competition in Seattle and will move on to the national competition later in April.

The Celebrity Cafe - March 27
Web publication carries an article on the Huang case and the California Innocence Project's involvement.

U-T San Diego - March 26
Professor Glenn C. Smith writes a short commentary on the oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius case involving the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

KPBS Radio and Television - March 25
Professors Glenn C. Smith and Susan A. Channick are guests on the radio program Midday Edition to discuss the arguments in the Hobby Lobby case. Channick is also interviewed for the KPBS television program Evening Edition.

The Christian Science Monitor - March 20
Professor James M. Cooper is interviewed by the newspaper’s online Cyber Conflict Monitor for a story on transnational criminal activity involving the Internet.

KPBS Radio and Television - March 19
Professor Justin P. Brooks appears on the KPBS programs Midday Edition and Evening Edition to discuss a decision by Governor Jerry Brown to release inmates serving life sentences to reduce prison overcrowding in California.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 18
The first Air and Space Law Symposium, held at California Western, explores the future of unmanned aircraft and other issues.

San Diego Business Journal - March 17
An article on the Air and Space Law Symposium.

San Diego Daily Transcript - March 11
Professor Kathryn Fehrman writes an amusing commentary on the social impact of Facebook titled "Facebook and the Secrets of the Universe."

U-T San Diego - March 2
An in-depth profile of Uriah Courtney, a San Diego County man exonerated and freed by the California Innocence Project after spending eight years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

10News - February 28
Professor Justin P. Brooks of the California Innocence Project is interviewed on the case of Matt and Grace Huang, who face murder charges in Qatar in the death of their 9-year-old daughter. CIP is calling for Qatari authorities to investigate possible falsified lab results in the girl's autopsy.

The Verge - February 26
Assistant Dean Arnold S. Rosenberg is interviewed by the online tech publication about whether the pricing practices of the San Diego car and driver-providing company Uber may be deceptive.

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 26
California Western alumnus Stephen J. Estey '92 is named Trial Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.

New York Times - February 25
The California Innocence Project, part of the defense team for Matthew and Grace Huang, charged in Qatar with murdering their 9-year-old daughter, is part of the effort to get Qatar authorities to investigate the possible falsification of autopsy results in the case.

KPBS Radio- February 25
Professor Alex J. Simpson discusses the impact of social media on criminal cases, especially confessions on social media outlets such as Facebook.

10News San Diego - February 24
Professor Ruth Hargrove is interviewed about the suspension of a group of students from Sweetwater High School for re-tweeting messages from a Twitter Account that has negative posts about San Diego County schools, teachers, and students.

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 18
California Western's team of third-year students Rachel M. Ferguson and Susan M. Sindelar win a national moot court competition: the19th National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa.

Del Mar Times - February 18
Adjunct Professor Bradley A. Weinreb, who is a deputy state attorney general, spends two weeks this winter educating law students in the Czech Republic about crime victims' rights.

10News San Diego - February 16
Adjunct Professor Duane E. Bennett is interviewed for a story on women's rights when stopped by a police officer and what to do if the officer is making improper advances.

10News San Diego - February 11
Professor Timothy M. Casey is interviewed for a story on a San Diego Police volunteer under internal investigation for allegedly soliciting business for a law firm where she works while working with accident victims in her capacity as a volunteer.

San Diego Daily Transcript - February 7
Vaughn Walker, the judge who decided that California's voter-approved Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional appears at California Western to discuss his decision and the issues around it.

Legal.Com - February 6
The online publication features California Western's first annual Air and Space Law Symposium March 14-15.

San Diego 6 News - February 1
The annual California Innocence Project Dodgeball Tournament is featured in a television story that captured the fun in this colorful event.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 29
California Western receives a California Bar Foundation grant to support A.I.M. for Law, a diversity outreach program the law school operates jointly with UC San Diego and San Diego State University.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 28
Professor Nancy S. Kim is elected to the American Law Institute, the only legal professional in San Diego to be named to the prestigious organization

U-T San Diego and San Diego Daily Transcript - January 28
San Diego Superior Court Commissioner Keri G. Katz '86 is appointed as a Superior Court judge by Governor Jerry Brown. Katz is also an adjunct professor with California Western's STEPPS Program.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 21
Professor Greg Reilly joins the California Western faculty in July. Reilly is currently a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Univision San Diego - January 15
Professor James M. Cooper and retired Chilean judge Juan Guzmán appear on the morning news program "Despierta San Diego" to discuss Guzmán's prosecution of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Judge Guzmán visited California Western to deliver the 2014 S. Houston Lay Lecture.

San Diego Business Journal - January 6
California Western School of Law appoints three new members to the Board of Trustees, Imran Jaswal, Robert Richley, and Eberhard Röhm.

San Diego Lawyer - November-December Issue
The magazine of the San Diego County Bar Association features a cover story on Jon R. Williams '92, the SDCBA's newly elected president. Several other California Western alumni are also prominent in the magazine, including Marcella O. McLaughlin '98 and Karla C. Pinckes '01. Michael A. Semanchik '10, and Alyssa L. Bjerkhoel '08 are also featured In a colorful article on the California Innocence Project's march to Sacramento, written by Elizabeth Blust '09.

San Diego Daily Transcript - January 2
STEPPS Program Director Professor Timothy M. Casey is interviewed about a California Supreme Court decision allowing undocumented immigrant Sergio Garcia to obtain a law license.

preLaw Magazine - Winter 2014 Issue
California Western is selected as a "Diversity Star" in a special article about diversity in U.S. law schools.