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Meeting the Moment
Year in Review
Meeting the Moment
Year in Review
UCLA Law Magazine
FALL 2020 | VOLUME 43
UCLA Law Magazine | Fall 2020 | Volume 43
Leading the Way
From UCLA to the UN: Achiume Amps Up Human Rights Advocacy in Troubling Times
In a year beset by the pandemic and mass protests over systemic racism that started in the United States and spread around the world, Professor E. Tendayi Achiume’s calendar was more packed than ever.
UCLA Law Welcomes Outstanding New Faculty Members
Motomura Q&A: A Vision for the Center for Immigration Law and Policy
Cummings Receives Fulbright Award
In Memoriam: Professor David Binder, Trailblazer in Clinical Legal Education
A towering figure in the creation of clinical legal education, Binder co-founded and was the driving force behind UCLA Law’s experiential education program.
Eleven Professors Receive Faculty Chair Appointments
Leading scholars in civil rights, environmental law, international law and more received appointments to endowed faculty chairs in 2020.
Mnookin Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
UCLA Law’s dean joined one of the world’s preeminent learned societies of scholars, scientists and artists.
Achiume Wins UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award
With her recognition, Achiume became the 31st member of the UCLA Law faculty ever to win the university’s highest honor for classroom excellence.
Faculty Books: Five New Volumes on Lawyering, Latinos, Los Angeles and More
Including examinations of movement lawyering in the U.S. and the use of metrics in academic research, books by UCLA Law professors drive the conversation.
Faculty Highlights: Prolific Scholarship and Recognitions of Excellence
An exhaustive list of the many publications – and well-deserved honors – that our eminent scholars and teachers added to their stellar records this year.
Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Establish Faculty Chairs
Ralph Shapiro ’58 and Shirley Shapiro, UCLA alumni and longtime friends of the law school, built upon their legendary generosity by founding two new chairs.
Samuels Confirmed to Seat on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The Williams Institute executive director departed UCLA Law in the fall to join the federal agency that enforces federal laws barring workplace discrimination.
Thaxton Becomes Faculty Director of Epstein Program
The respected scholar of criminal law, criminal procedure and the sociology of crime and punishment will lead UCLA Law’s public interest program.
Zatz Co-Authors Landmark Report on Court-Ordered Community Service
“Work, Pay, or Go to Jail: Court-Ordered Community Service in Los Angeles” is part of a broad effort addressing inequities in the region’s complex labor environment.
Bussel Named Fellow of American Bar Foundation
The eminent bankruptcy professor joined the global society that has been honoring the most notable attorneys, judges and legal scholars since 1955.
Langer Named President of American Society of Comparative Law
The professor, a renowned authority in criminal law and justice, takes the helm at the leading comparative law organization in the United States.
O’Neill Appointed to Key Police Reform Advisory Committee
UCLA Law’s director of judicial clerkships was appointed to the newly formed committee that will review proposals for police reform, accountability and more.
Verstein Elected to American Law Institute
The corporate law expert is the 18th current UCLA Law faculty member to join one of the most prestigious groups for legal academics and professionals.
Sears Wins Equality California Leadership Award
Equality California honored UCLA Law’s Assistant Dean of Public Interest Law, who was the founding executive director of the Williams Institute.
Wang Honored as ‘Trailblazer’ by Asian Pacific American Bar Association
The Epstein Program's executive director was honored for her decades of leadership and advocacy for immigrants and low-income residents.
Morris Wins Distinguished Emeriti Award
An eminent force in law and philosophy, his latest honor goes to retired UC professors of longstanding influence and leadership.
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