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					                                                    Split decision for Lodi defenders
                                                         Hamid Hayat, a 23-year-old Pakistani-American, was found guilty on April
                                                    25 of providing material support to terrorists and lying to investigators probing
                                                    his alleged links to terrorist training camps. He faces the possibility of a 39-year
         Alumnus, student                           prison term when he is sentenced on July 14.
                                                                                                                                                  Volume 9, Number 7                   University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law                              May 2006

         co-author article                               Defense lawyer Wazhma Mojaddidi, ’02, said she would challenge the
               An alumnus and a current
         McGeorge student co-authored an
                                                    verdict. “There are issues with the jury being influenced outside of the court,”
                                                    Mojaddidi told reporters. “An innocent man has been found guilty.”
                                                                                                                                                    International program ranked                                                         DEAN'S MESSAGE
                                                         The Sacramento federal jury verdict came hours after a U.S. District Court
         article that appears in the new issue      judge declared a mistrial in the case of Hayat’s father, Umer Hayat, who had                                                                                                              This spring
                                                                                                                                                        Pacific McGeorge has been ranked among the nation’s Top 20 interna-
         of ENGAGE, The Journal of The              been charged with lying to federal investigators during the same terrorism                                                                                                           has been an
                                                                                                                                                    tional law program in the 2007 U.S. News & World Report annual guide to
         Federalist Society’s Practice Groups       probe. The latter was represented by Johnny Griffin III, ’84.                                                                                                                        exciting whirl-
                                                                                                                                                    “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
         (Volume 7, Issue 1).                            “He knew his son was being held and he believed they would let him and                                                                                                          wind of activities
                                                                                                                                                        Such recognition is long overdue, said Professor Michael Malloy, the
               William P. Cox , ’96D, and           his son go if he cooperated,” Griffin said. “He’s not a terrorist. There is no                                                                                                       culminating this
                                                                                                                                                    director of the Center for Global Business and Development. “This recognition
         David Graulich 3E co-wrote                 evidence he is a terrorist,” Griffin said.                                                                                                                                           Saturday, May
                                                                                                                                                    represents an important milestone for the center, certainly, but also for every
         “Deregulating Cable TV: The Time is             Confessions, which the defense attorneys argued in court were just a                                                                                                            13, with our 82nd
                                                                                                                                                    faculty member, every student, every member of the Pacific McGeorge commu-
         Now!” Their article presents a four-       matter of the two telling investigators what they wanted to hear, were the key                                                                                                       Commencement
                                                                                                                                                    nity who has a genuine commitment to international, transnational and
         part plan that recommends ending           evidence in the separately-tried cases. The FBI arrested Hayat, a Lodi ice cream                                                                                                     ceremony with
                                                                                                                                                    comparative law,” he said.
         the industry’s franchise model and,        truck driver, and his son in June 2005.                                                                                                                                              guest speaker
                                                                                                                                                        The elite status was conferred by experts in international law, and thus is
         in its place, creating a fully-deregu-          Mojaddidi, a young attorney who was a graduate assistant in the Interna-                                                                                                        ABA President
                                                                                                                                                    especially valued. Professor Frank Gevurtz is leading a national effort to
         lated industry in which a consumer         tional Advocacy program just a year ago, was the subject of feature stories in                                                                                                       Michael Greco. The previous day, our
                                                                                                                                                    ‘globalize’ legal education and Dean Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker sees the
         can choose freely among several            several major media outlets during the lengthy, nine-week trial.                                                                                                                     annual Coif Luncheon will feature Jim
                                                                                                                                                    national recognition as validating that focus. She noted that, of the highly
         independent choices.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Heiting, State Bar of California
                                                                                                                                                    ranked international programs in the West, “the top four schools are Stanford,
               Cox, who works in the telecom-                                                                                                                                                                                            president, who has made our Educa-
         munications industry for Abel Band,      Dean's Message...                                                                                 UC Berkeley, UCLA and Pacific McGeorge — in short, good company.”
                                                                                                                                                        Pacific McGeorge was also recognized by the magazine as among the Top            tional Pipeline for Diversity his
         a Florida law firm, was formerly a                                                                                                                                                                                              signature initiative.
                                                  -- continued from page 1                     group of alums in northern Nevada as                 100 law schools in the country and listed as one of the most diverse law
         staff attorney in the Media Bureau of                                                                                                                                                                                                It’s a fitting close to an exciting
                                                                                               several recent alums such as Matt                    campuses in the nation.
         the Federal Communications               schools like NYU, Columbia and                                                                                                                                                         spring semester. In March, our mock
                                                                                               Digesti, ’05, can attest.                                While the magazine’s annual ratings are oft-maligned as a popularity
         Commission, Washington, D.C.             Stanford. I am not a fan of these                                                                                                                                                      trial and moot court teams posted
                                                                                                    More good news on the                           contest, it is nonetheless a popular tool widely used by the public and
         Graulich was a summer intern in the      rankings generally, but here I’ll make an                                                                                                                                              memorable performances in competi-
                                                                                               fundraising front. The Los Angeles-                  prospective applicants as a means of comparing the quality of schools.
         FCC’s Media Bureau in 2004.              exception because the selection is made      based Fletcher Jones Foundation has                                                                                                       tions throughout the country. I had
                                                  by knowledgeable faculty in other            pledged a $500,000 gift to continue our                                                                                                   the opportunity to watch the exciting
         Pederson on bench
              Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn
                                                  similar programs nationally. Congratu-
                                                  lations to every member of our faculty
                                                                                               overhaul of the Gordon D. Schaber Law
                                                                                               Library.
                                                                                                                                                  NAAC team finally stopped in semis                                                     demonstration of the Appellate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Advocacy Final Four Competition held
         appointed Wayne Pederson, ’94, to        for making the international programs             And one final accomplishment that                  Pacific McGeorge advanced to the semifinal round of the ABA National              here on campus. The panel of judges,
         the Third Judicial District bench on     here at Pacific McGeorge outstanding.        I know each of you returning in the fall           Appellate Advocacy Competition, held April 6-8 in Chicago, the law school’s best       Marsha Berzon, Lawrence Karlton and
         April 18 to complete the term of a            Very importantly, our septennial        will appreciate. Thanks to the hard                showing at the prestigious annual event since 1996.                                    Vance Raye, created a very lively
         retiring judge.                          ABA/AALS site visit in mid-April also        work of Associate Dean Christine                        Aaron Avery 3D, Rachel Julagay 3D and Erich Shiners 4E, who swept                 exchange, making for a riveting
              The Yerington attorney is a sole    went off without a hitch. The seven-         Manolakas, web manager Swift Bivens                through five opponents in the New York Regional in February, continued their           evening. The advocacy skills of our
         practitioner who and also a contract     member team was extremely impressed          and many others, you’ll be able to                 winning streak in Chicago until falling to Seton Hall University. Regent University    students never fail to amaze me, and
         public defender for Lyon County.         with our law school community.               register for classes next week on our              School of Law won the national title, beating Seton Hall in the championship           so I was also delighted to be able to
         One of three finalists for the judge-    Although we will not receive the formal      web site.                                          round.                                                                                 feature them in a demonstration to our
         ship along with Kevin Pasquale, ’84,     results for quite some time, in a short           As I reflect on all of this good                   More than 160 teams from law schools across the country began the competi-        spring Regents’ meeting as well. I
         Pederson will have to run for re-        debriefing meeting the team members          news and prepare for our graduates’                tion with only 20 advancing to the national finals. Pacific McGeorge received an       would like to give special thanks to
         election later this year.                were very complimentary of every             Commencement walk, I am reminded                   award for the third best brief in the finals competition while Julagay received an     George Harris and Mary Beth Moylan
                                                  aspect of our school, from faculty, to       that hard work really does have its                award as the ninth best oralist. The team was coached by Professors Geoff              who, with support from a team of
         Groen aims high                          students, to staff and administration.       rewards. I know that out success, and              Burroughs, Ed Telfeyan, George Harris and Mary-Beth Moylan with the latter             coaches, guide our student advocates
              John Groen, ’87, announced his           Nebraska Supreme Court Justice          that of our students and staff – and               accompanying the team to Chicago.                                                      to such impressive results. We are
         candidacy for a seat on the Wash-        John Gerrard, ’81, paid a visit to           that together, we have much of which                    “The students, coaches and other professors who assisted in the team’s            lucky to have so dedicated and
         ington state Supreme Court on April      campus last month and many students          to be proud. On this, my last message              preparation deserve a great deal of credit for the time and focus they put into this   talented faculty as role models.
         7. The Bellevue lawyer, a property-      had the opportunity to meet with him.        to you of this academic year let me                competition,” said Professor Harris, the director of the school’s Center for Legal          By now you also know that our
         rights litigator and partner at Groen,   Later, he accompanied us to a Reno           express many thanks for your commit-               Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.                                                       International Programs were cited in
         Stephens & Klinge, is a senior           Alumni Reception honoring Nevada             ment to our school. Have a wonderful                    The competition involved a hypothetical appeal to the Supreme Court of the        the U.S. News & World Report’s law
         consulting attorney for the Pacific      Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty,        summer!                                            United States. Teams were required to write a 40-page brief as either respondent or    school rankings as the Number 20
         Legal Foundation.                        ’75. There is a large and enthusiastic                 — Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker             petitioner and then argue the case in front of mock courts in the regionals and        program, rubbing shoulders with
                                                                                                                                                  finals.                                                                                         --See Dean's Message, Page 4

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                                              correctional and sentencing reform in
                                              California. Both Professors Vitiello and
                                                                                                California’s Criminal Sentencing
                                                                                           Scheme” at a faculty luncheon and                                                                    She proves it pays to go to class
                                              Kelso spoke as panelists at a confer-        later addressed the student body on                                                                       The City of Elk Grove almost dashed the hopes of Jonette Banzon 4E,
                                              ence at Stanford Law School on May           “The Elements of a Great Appellate                                                                   but her knowledge from Professor George Gould’s Property Law class
                                              4-5 on the same topic.                       Argument.”                                                                                           enabled her to fight back.
   Gevurtz leads                                                                                                                                 Schaff, Takahashi                                   Banzon and her husband applied for a building permit in 2004; the
                                              Malloy in Ireland                            Galves wins prize
   panel at ASI                                     Professor Michael Malloy spoke              Professor Fred Galves was one of                 reach quarterfinals                            response from Elk Grove was approval with stringent conditions: the family
                                                                                                                                                                                                must donate a portion of the land to the city and pay $240,360 in lieu of
        Professor Frank Gevurtz chaired a     on April 8 at the Annual Conference of       eight recipients of a 2006 Faculty                          The team of Jason Schaff 3D and          roadway improvement fees. The couple had originally estimated about
                                              the Irish Association of Law Teachers,       Innovation Award from the University                  Brandon Takahashi 3D advanced to the           $25,000 for the roadway fees, and that figure was built into the financing
   panel at the Annual Meeting of the
                                              held this year in Cork.                      of the Pacific.                                       quarterfinals before falling in the champi-    they’d obtained.
   American Society of International Law
                                                    He delivered a paper on “Transfer           Galves was honored as a national                 onship round of the National Trial                  Banzon felt the council action was unconstitutional based on the
   on March 31 in Washington, D.C.
                                              Pricing Principles and Economic              leader in the use of technology in the                Competition held March 22-25 in Dallas.        “Takings Clause,” and Nollan and Dolan cases that most Pacific McGeorge
        “Globalizing the Law Curriculum”
                                              Development: The Tax Man and a               classroom and also for his work in                          David Graulich 3E, Rashaan Jones         students encounter in Property Law. Other affected homeowners got on
   panelists included Professors Linda
                                              Changing Ireland” as part of a panel on      designing a new course, Street Law                    2D and Maria Wilson 2E also competed           board with Banzon. Eventually the Pacific Legal Foundation filed a complaint
   Carter and Michael Malloy, as well as
                                              law and the economy. The paper               International. He will teach that course              in the prestigious 28-team, mock trial         against the city’s roadway fee policy. This March the city changed its
   Professor John Spanogle of George
                                              examines the phenomenon of transfer          at Sacramento High School with a                      event sponsored by the Texas Young             ordinance so that single-family homes in the eastern Elk Grove area will be
   Washington University School of Law.
                                              pricing and its effect on corporate          group of Pacific McGeorge students.                   Lawyers Association. Loyola Law School,        assessed a maximum of $18,000 in roadway fees. Banzon’s fee was recently
        A roundtable discussion examined
   the burgeoning effort in legal education   taxation within the EU — a single                                                                  Los Angeles defeated Maryland in the           reset at $9,700.
   to expose all students to transnational    internal market with 25 taxing authori-      Pingree draws TV                                      title match.                                        “If it were not for McGeorge, I would never have known what rights I
   legal issues and focused on an initia-     ties.                                            Professor Greg Pingree moder-                                                                    have with respect to government exactions. Thank you, Professor Gould,”
   tive involving faculty at a number of                                                   ated an April 12 campus debate on                     Handley leads MLR                              Banzon said.
   law schools, including Pacific             Taylor on board                              Proposition 82 that attracted media                        Breann Handley 2D has been named
   McGeorge, to facilitate consideration of        Professor Joe Taylor has been           attention.                                            editor-in-chief of the McGeorge Law           tion, held April 6-8 at the John               Gibson shared the Diana P. Scott
   international law problems in basic law    appointed to Davis’ three-person                 The debate featured speakers on                   Review (Volume 38).                           Marshall Law School in Chicago.           Prize for outstanding work in the
   school courses, such as Contracts and      Police Advisory Committee that will          both sides of the June ballot initiative                   The new MLR board will include                 The Pacific McGeorge team           program with fellow finalists Amanda
   Criminal Law.                              review citizen complaint investigations      that would establish free pre-school                  Gina Bowden 2D, chief legislative editor;     swept all the judges’ votes in prelimi-   Alley 2E, John Klotsche 2E and Nate
                                              and provide recommendations to the           education for every 4-year-old in                     Laura Ward 2D, chief comment editor;          nary-round victories over Wisconsin,      Smith 2D. Kerry Stadjuhar 2E, Zeb
   Carter at conference                       city manager on Police Department            California. Two cable TV stations, The                Jeena Jiampetti 2D, chief managing            Lewis & Clark and Richmond before         Young 2D, Daniel Croxall 2E and
                                              policies and training.                       California Channel and the Access                     editor; Justin Wynne 2D, chief technical      getting eliminated in the semis.          Klotsche were honored for best written
        Professor Linda Carter was an
                                                   “I am honored to participate on         Sacramento, filmed the debate and                     editor; Sophia Rowlands 2D, chief articles    Temple won the title with a final-        briefs. Judge Marsha Berzon of the U.S.
   organizer and panel moderator at “The
                                              the Police Advisory Committee, and I         KXTV Channel 10 showed highlights                     editor; and Patricia Eichar 2D, chief         round win over Thomas Jefferson.          Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the
   Faces of Wrongful Conviction,” held
                                              look forward to applying more than 40        on its newscast. Ryan Leggio 3D was                                                                 Leland Washington, ’01, coached the       Ninth Circuit, Judge Lawrence Karlton
   April 7-9 at UCLA Law School.                                                                                                                 symposium editor.
                                              years of service in the legal profession     one of the key organizers of the event                                                              local entry.                              of the U.S. District Court, Eastern
        She oversaw a panel on “Applying
                                              to serving the city of Davis,” said          that was sponsored by the Federalist                                                                                                          District of California, and Justice Vance
   International Models of Justice to the
                                                                                           Society.                                              Jones new editor                                                                        Raye of the California Court of Appeal,
   U.S. System” at the conference, which      Professor Taylor.
                                                                                                                                                       Rashaan Jones has been named            Vis team falls                            Third Appellate District presided over
   examined problems in the state justice                                                                                                                                                            Catherine Gunderson 3D, Jenny
                                              Bricker selected                                                                                   editor-in-chief of the Pacific McGeorge                                                 the competition.
   system. Kelly Bentley 4E, Eli Consilvio
                                                    The Class of 2005 selected                                                                   Global Business & Development Law             Esquivel 4E, Shellie Hughes 4E and
   3E, Heather Heming 3D, Christy
                                              Professor Cary Bricker as its Profes-                                                              Journal (Volume 20), formerly The             Felicia Jafferies 4E represented
   Hernandez-Kalb 3E, Molly Sword 3D,                                                                                                                                                                                                    Badgley top advocate
                                              sor of the Year. It was one of the few                                                             Transnational Lawyer.                         Pacific McGeorge in the 13th Annual
   Kathryn Turner, ’05, and Brian
                                              times in the recent history of the award                                                                 The journal’s new board will include    Willem C. Vis International Commer-            Cori Badgley won the International
   Wanerman 1E acted as exoneree                                                                   INSIDE PACIFIC MCGEORGE
                                              that a faculty member garnered the                                                                 Kendra Pavkovic 2D, chief managing            cial Arbitration Moot, held April 8-13    Advocacy’s Closing Night Competition
   liaisons at the conference.
                                              most votes from both the Day and
                                                                                                        is published monthly by                  editor; Christian Camarce 3E, chief           in Vienna, Austria.                       on April 4, beating out three of her
                                                                                                    Development & Communications
                                              Evening classes.                                                                                   articles editor; Galen Farris 2D, chief             The team competed against law       second-year Day classmates, Ivan
   Kelso testifies                                  In her first year here after joining
                                                                                                         University of the Pacific
                                                                                                        McGeorge School of Law
                                                                                                                                                 comment editor; Jonathan Peters 2D,           school teams from Germany, Croatia,       Griswold, Natalie Jaquish and Jennifer
        Professor Clark Kelso testified                                                                                                          managing editor; Eric Strong 2D, articles     Indonesia and the Urkraine, but did       Phillips, in a case that mimicked the
                                              the Pacific McGeorge faculty from the            3200 Fifth Avenue • Sacramento, CA 95817
   before the Little Hoover Commission at                                                                                                        editor; and Michael Muse-Fisher 2D,           not advance to the quarterfinals. It      current dispute over nuclear prolifera-
                                              Temple University School of Law, she                          (916) 739-7197
   its business meeting on April 27
                                              taught Trial Advocacy and Advanced                                                                 comment editor.                               was the 12th straight year that Pacific   tion between Iran and the United
                                                                                                          Michael Curran, Editor
   regarding the need for the commission                                                                                                                                                       McGeorge has participated.                Nations.
                                              Trial Advocacy.                                     Christine Manolakas, Associate Dean
   to undertake a broad reassessment and                                                                                                                                                                                                      Christopher Delfino, ’93, Downey
   study of California correctional and
                                                                                                           for Academic Affairs
                                                                                                                                                 A strong showing
   sentencing policy in light of similar
                                              Vitiello visits                                            Production: Lori R. Hall
                                                                                                                                                     Richard Ilharreguy 2D, Lauren             Gibson wins honor                         Brand; Kenneth Swenson,’95, LL.M. ’03,
                                                  Professor Michael Vitiello gave                         Volume 9, Number 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Deputy Attorney General, California
   reevaluations taking place nationally.                                                                                                        Kromer 3D, Alexandra McConnell 3D                   Rebekah Gibson 2D was named         Attorney General’s Office; and Profes-
                                              two presentations on March 30 at the
        His testimony furthers the effort                                                     Your comments are appreciated. Please contact      and Kristi Seargeant 4E reached the           the Top Oral Advocate at the Appel-       sor Kojo Yelpaala comprised the
                                              University of Mississippi Law Center.
   begun several years ago by Professor
                                                  He spoke first on “Reforming
                                                                                               Development, Alumni & Public Relations.           semifinals of the 16th annual National        late Advocacy program’s Final Four        “International Court of Justice” panel.
   Michael Vitiello and Kelso to instigate                                                                                                       Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competi-      competition on March 23.

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