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Faculty News
11/10/2020 10:31:26 AM
Will Barrett Confirmation Undermine SCOTUS' Essential Role?
Professor Glenn Smith

In a commentary published late last month in JURIST, California Western constitutional law professor and Supreme Court expert Glenn Smith lamented the lack of principled conservatives to defend the Supreme Court and the rule of law in the face of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's opportunistic confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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Faculty News
11/5/2020 6:43:00 AM
Faculty Research Highlights
Cooper, Aceves, and Jefferis

In addition to preparing the next generation of lawyers to fight for justice, California Western faculty are using their expertise to effect change now. Here we highlight three such efforts from Professor Danielle Jefferis, Professor William Aceves, and Associate Dean James Cooper.

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Faculty News
10/15/2020 8:22:00 AM
Advancing Human Rights at Home and Abroad
Professor William Aceves

As a tireless advocate for human rights, California Western Professor William Aceves continues to engage in the practice of law alongside his teaching and research responsibilities. Here he discusses several pro bono activities he undertook this past summer, including submitting an expert declaration on behalf of the plaintiffs in Black Lives Matter Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles.

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Faculty News
9/29/2020 3:07:05 PM
Choosing a Ginsburg Successor Should Not be Rushed
Professor Glenn Smith

In a recently published commentary in the San Diego Union-Tribune, California Western’s Professor Glenn Smith, a constitutional law expert, argues that the proposed rushed replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court threatens to undermine the perception of the Court as the one institution that can rise above short-term politics.

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Faculty News
9/22/2020 1:33:57 PM
Coming Home
Liam Vavasour

Liam Vavasour graduated from California Western No. 1 in the Class of 2014. Following years in private practice as a civil litigator, Professor Vavasour joins California Western’s faculty full-time this fall teaching Legal Skills and the Legal Scholarship Training Seminar. Here he discusses what it means to be part of California Western’s community, both as an alumnus and now as a member of the faculty.

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