Posts Tagged ‘pacific rim’

Meet Frank Wu, the New Chancellor and Dean at UC Hastings College of Law

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

The chair of Morrison & Foerster, Keith Wetmore, hosted a reception down at 425 Market yesterday to mark the first day of Frank H. Wu serving as Chancellor and Dean at San Francisco’s University of California, Hastings College of Law. He’s just beginning his 63-event(!), eight-month tour to settle in at his stint at the oldest and largest law school in the West.

Here’s all you need to know.

A warm welcome back at MoFo, where Dean Wu worked as an associate back in the 1990′s:

Professor Leo Martinez passing the torch:

Conversing with recent grads Shin-Yu Wang and Jessica Leal at the alumni reception:

Will Frank regularly drive his BMW K1200 RS sport/touring motorcycle down from Sutro Heights to get to school, that is, when he’s not too busy writing?

We Can Only Hope.

Bon Courage, Frank H. Wu.

Frank H. Wu Set to Take Over U.C. Hastings Law School Next Year

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The oldest and largest lawschool in the West will be getting a new leader as of July 1, 2010, when Howard University’s Frank H. Wu will become the dean at U.C. Hastings in San Francisco’s gritty Tenderloin

Frank’s no stranger to the bay area, having taught at Stanfoo and also having worked for Mofo (that’s the nickname for San Francisco’s historic white-shoe law firm Morrison and Foerster, srsly) representing tenants against landlords pro bono back in the 1990′s.

Meet Frank Wu:

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Per SFGate:

 
The man has a Plan for Hastings – a three-point plan, actually: 
 
First, he said the curriculum should be structured to ensure graduates have real-world legal skills when they leave, such as taking depositions, negotiating deals, and reading balance sheets.
 
Second, students should be prepared to work in a global economy that is driven by Pacific Rim nations. “The global economy is not the future. It’s here and now,” he said. “I see us recruiting students and placing them in Seoul and Saigon.”

Additionally, Wu said the school is too reliant on state funding and he intends to launch its first capital campaign.”

Bon courage, Frank Wu.

All the deets after the jump.

*How about partially racially-motivated instead? If you kill somebody with a baseball bat in San Francisco these days and then admit it to the cops, you’re going to do some hard time, no doubt. But back in the day if you and your stepson killed somebody with a baseball bat in Detroit, Michigan, well, you might have been able to walk with probation and a $30/week restitution plan. It all had to do with a runaway judge and some county prosecutors who made a plea bargain deal and then no-showed the sentencing hearing, and later on, some feds who got caught committing prosecutorial misconduct. Why do voters support mandatory minimum sentencing and three-strikes type laws in the aughts? Because of cases like that of Vincent Chin in the 1980′s. Just saying.

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