Posts Tagged ‘college of law’

Look Out, Golden Gate University! Former Students are About to Sue Your Law School for Overly Rosy Employment Data

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

I think that’s the right way to describe it.

Here’s the news of the day:

“Attention Golden Gate Law School graduates We intend to sue 15 law schools throughout the country — including 4 in California — shortly after the New Year for allegedly inflating their employment data. One of the schools we intend to sue is the Golden Gate University School of Law (we’ve just added them to our list). Our general rule is that we won’t sue a school unless we have at least three name plaintiffs, and while we’ve secured the requisite number for most of the schools, we still have not reached that number for Golden Gate Law. If you have graduated from the school in the past few years and would potentially be interested in serving as a class representative please visit my law firm’s website (http://www.anziskalaw.com/) to learn more about the Law School Litigation or give me a call at 914-216-3540. Now is the time to make your voices heard and finally hold law schools accountable. Regards. . .David”

Actually, maybe it’s good news that this attorney needs to hunt on the craigslist for GGU grads. (You’d think that former students would be coming out of the woodwork already during this Great Recession.)

Oh, and USF too – you’re gonna get sued as well.

The schools on the list currently:

“1) Albany Law School                                                

2) Brooklyn Law School

3) Hofstra Law School                                               

4) Pace University School of Law

5) St. John’s University School of Law                      

6) Widener University School of Law                        

7) University of Baltimore School of Law

8 ) Florida Coastal School of Law                               

9) Chicago-Kent College of Law

10) DePaul University School of Law                        

11) John Marshall School of Law

12) California Western School of Law                       

13) Southwestern Law School

14) Golden Gate University School of Law

15) University of San Francisco School of Law”

That’s it so far. To Be Continued…

Symposium: “Beyond the Bailout” at UC Hastings on April 16th, 2009

Monday, April 13th, 2009

It’ll be on this Thursday at UC Hastings School of Law in the Civic Center, because the Hastings Business Law Journal is putting on an all-day symposium: Beyond the Bailout. It’s going to be mega.  The Keynote Speaker will be Lynn E. Turner, former Chief Accountant for the SEC, but you’ll also be able to hear from some locals, such as Staff Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle Carolyn Said.

You lawyers might also be able to get some Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit, so why not? Here’s the agenda and there are more deets below.

See you there!

Hastings Business Law Journal Symposium – “Beyond the Bailout”

Start:  4/16/2009 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location:  200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center
You have heard about the credit crisis and the national bailout in the news, now come and listen to esteemed professionals and renowned professors speak on the subject at the Hastings Business Law Journal‘s symposium, “Beyond the Bailout:  Risk, Responsibility and the Road Ahead”

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • The scope and effects of the crisis on the financial real estate markets both in the U.S. and abroad
  • Regulating risk and how regulators failed to make credit-rating agencies, banks, and securities firms rein in their risk before the crisis
  • How to bring values to Wall Street to reduce corruption and fraud
  • Innovation and the resurgence of the Bay Area and beyond

We have the privilege of hosting Mr. Lynn Turner, the former chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the keynote speaker. Turner recently testified at the congressional hearing on the collapse of AIG. 

Come with your questions and expect a fresh, intellectual, and multi-faceted discussion of the economic crisis.

Lunch and snacks will be served. Please click here to view the entire program, including a detailed list of speakers and more.

NOTE: MCLE credit available!

Speakers 

Keynote Speaker Lynn E. Turner, former Chief Accountant for the SEC 

Professor Jo. Carrillo – UC Hastings Law

Professor Joel Paul - UC Hastings Law 

Professor Heather Field – UC Hastings Law 
  
Ms. Rhyen Cooms - Photographic Journalist   

John Hunt – UC Berkeley, Research Director and Law Fellow

Professor Reza Dibadj – USF Law School, author of “Rescuing Regulation”
 
Professor Talbot  – USF Law School, Director of Center of Investor Justice

Carolyn  Said  –  Staff  Writer  for  the  San  Francisco  Chronicle  
 
Professor  Denise  Kleinrichert  –  San  Francisco  State  University:  Graduate  School  of  Business,  
 
Professor  Bruce  McNamara  –  UC  Hastings  Law,  Partner  and  head  of  the  Corporate  Governance   and  Transactions  practice  at  Perkins  Coie 

Professor  Ward  Hanson  –  Policy  Forum  Director  of  Stanford  Institute  for  Economic  Policy  Research    
 
Mr.  Rob  LaFave  –  Chief  Executive  Officer  of  Foodzie 
 
Ilya  Spivak  –  Currency  Analyst  at  Forex  Capital  Markets