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From the Newsroom
In the Media - California Innocence Project and Traci Howard

In the Media

Mentions and features of California Western appear throughout the U.S. and around the globe. These are a few of this month's highlights. Click to view a full compendium of our presence in the media.

Los Angeles Times – August 31
Dean Emeritus Steven R. Smith discusses the implications of Los Angeles physician Lisa Tseng's murder trial for allegedly fatally overprescribing painkillers. Smith says the case could have a "chilling" effect on doctors who prescribe such medications and he cautions them: "Don't get reckless."

The San Diego Reader – August 20
The California Innocence Project is featured in 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.

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 discusses California Western's efforts to recruit minority students, including Latinos.

New Media Rights and New Students


From campus news and events to alumni and student success, the California Western community has a lot of information to share. These are some of this month's stories. To read more, visit our online newsroom.

California Western welcomes hundreds of new students during orientation week, including those enrolled in our two major LL.M. programs for international students.

Dr. Kevin Tsai—the 2015 Castetter Visiting Scholar—explores emerging trends in intellectual property law at a presentation on campus.

New Media Rights launches their Fair Use App to help content creators on the Internet navigate perpetually murky film and video re-use laws.

Avenue CWSL and an Inspiring Student Tweet

Social Reach

We recognize the importance of social interaction and are represented on all major social media outlets. These posts were the most successful in creating the buzz that grows California Western's diverse online community.

On social media, the grand opening of Avenue CWSL—the law school's new self-serve mini-market on the lower level of the 350 building—gathered quite a bit of traction, engaging students and alums alike on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Additionally, this tweet by a grateful 1L summarized the spirit of community that we cultivate at CWSL, and our re-post of Voice of San Diego's piece on the California Innocence Project encouraged constituents to further the conversation about the plague of wrongful convictions.

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