Professor Dylan Malagrinò published Adapting Communal Theories to Urban Property: An Anthropological Look at Using the Elaboration of Common Property Regimes to Reduce Social Exclusion from Housing Markets, 10 U.C. DAVIS BUS. L.J. 33 (2009), in the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal. He was also named the 2009 Professor of the Year by the La Verne Law students.


Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb’s article Writing at the Master’s Table: Reflections of Theft, Criminality and Otherness in the Legal Writing Profession, 2 DREXEL L. REV. 41 (2009), was published in the Drexel Law Review. Additionally, she was named Chair of the Diversity Initiatives Committee, a Committee of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI). LWI is the national organization of legal writing professionals.


Professor Juanda Daniel and Professor Kevin Marshall co-wrote PRINCIPLES OF CONTRACT LAW, published by Vandeplas Publishing in 2009. Their first-year contracts students are currently using this textbook.


The Carolina Academic Press will release Professor Ashley Lipson’s
Spring of 2011.

Professor Lipson also appeared as a guest on the University of California, Irvine’s campus radio station KUCI, where he discussed the pending case and oral arguments now before the United States Supreme Court (Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association). The EMA is challenging a California statute that is attempting to regulate the sale and distribution of violent and/or sexual videogames to minors. Professor Lipson discussed the First Amendment problems and then attempted to read the attitudes of the various justices based on their comments during oral arguments.

Professor Lipson also participated in the “Copyright Law” lecture at the Ontario Public Library. The two-hour session was open to the public and was attended by writers and would-be writers. Topics covered included copyright, infringements, and fair use, with a focus on Sections 106 and 107 of the Copyright Act. Discussions addressed the physical filing of copyrights with the Copyright Office. College of Law Adjunct Professor Rita Laurie, who teaches Cyberspace Law, attended and assisted.


Professor Susan Nauss Exon’s law review article, The Next Generation of Online Dispute Resolution: The Significance of Holography, will be published in the Fall 2010 issue of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. She has another article pending publication in the Fall ABA Dispute Resolution Section Magazine titled, Virtual Virtues: Ethical Considerations for an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Practice, co-authored with Jo DeMars, Colin Rule and Kimberlee K. Kovach. In August, Prof. Exon drafted an Ethics Hypothetical and in September drafted the corresponding Commentary for the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s E-Newsletter. The Commentary will become part of the permanent list of ethical dilemmas available as an ethics resource on the ABA’s Section of Dispute Resolution website.

Professor Exon also has spoken to a number of groups. In April, she served as the session organizer and panel member for “Virtual Virtues: Wrestling with the Ethical Dilemmas of an Online Practice,” presented to the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference in San Francisco. The session was rerun at the ABA’s annual meeting in August. In August, Prof. Exon spoke to the Dispute Resolution Center, Riverside County Community Action Partnership. Her topic was “The Clash of Mediator Standards Creates an Ethical Storm.” Finally, Prof. Exon was part of an Internet panel to manage a dialogue during Cyberweek (week of Oct. 25) regarding ethical issues involved in an online dispute resolution practice.


Professor Kathy Garcia wrote Poison Pens, Intimidating Icons, and Worrisome Websites: Off-Campus Student Speech that Challenges Both Campus Safety and First Amendment Jurisprudence, 22 St. THOMAS L. REV. 50 (Fall 2010). The article addresses the free speech implications of restricting off-campus student speech that is directed toward an on-campus audience and could reasonably be interpreted as threatening the school or any of its constituents.


Professor Diane Klein and Professor Megan Chaney represented La Verne Law at the Society of American Law Teachers Bi-Annual Conference held Dec. 10-11 at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. Professor Klein addressed the desire and resistance to teach and talk about race and sexuality in law school doctrinal and skills courses as part of the panel discussion, “Teaching Race and Sexuality.” Assistant Professor Chaney sat on a panel on “Law Professors as Change Agents: Teaching, Assessment, and Systemic Reform,” where she discussed the challenges of incorporating new methods of teaching and assessment in law school courses.


Professor John Linarelli, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, recently published International Law: Practical Authority, Global Justice, 103 American Society of International Law Proceedings 382 (2010). The Proceedings memorialize the panel presentations of the 103rd annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, held in March 2009. Associate Dean Linarelli was on the panel, “Visions of International Law: Insight from Normative Theory.”