La Verne Law to Host Transgender Studies Conference March 2-4

The University of La Verne College of Law will host the Association for Gender Research, Education, Academia & Action’s “Trans*Studies Conference 2012” March 2-4 at the law school.

The conference, co-organized by La Verne Law Professor Diane Klein, will examine and explore trans-spectrum studies and activism of all kinds, including the issues of identity, class, health, citizenship and rights. A “track” theme will address the area of trans law, with Continuing Legal Education credit available to attorneys.

A preliminary list of speakers includes:

  • The Honorable Phyllis Frye
  • Dr. Sel Hwahng
  • The Honorable Victoria Kolakowski
  • Professor Dean Spade, Seattle University School of Law
  • Dr. Susan Stryker, University of Arizona
  • Willy Wilkinson, MPH

Registration for the event is based on a sliding scale, from $10 for AGREAA members, activist, and low-income attendees, to $175 for nonmember legal professionals seeking CLE credit. For information, visit

Faculty Scholarship Series Addresses Key Topics

La Verne Law Professor Marc Roark, Constitutional law expert Erwin Chemerinski, and La Verne Law Interim Dean Phil Hawkey.

The Faculty Scholarship Series continues to bring in leading experts to speak on various academic topics.

Past presentations include insightful lectures by: UC Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky; David Fagundes of Southwestern School of Law; Daniel Lowenstein of UCLA; and Audrey Latorette of Stockton College.

  • On March 21, Mark Golub of Scripps College will present: Legal Fictions about Racial Facts: Albion Winegar Tougee and the Rhetorical Oroigins of Color-Blind Constitutionalism.
  • On April 18, Rigel Oliveri of the University of Missouri will also speak.

PILF Announces Silent Auction Fundraiser

La Verne Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation Chapter will host its third-annual Silent Auction Fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Ludwick Conference Center on the third floor of the University of La Verne’s Campus Center. Tickets are $15 in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds will be used for summer grants to La Verne Law students who volunteer their time with public interest organizations.

For more information or to register, contact David Malleis at 909-496-2793 or

Dean Dunn Golf Tournament Set for March 30

La Verne Law is pleased to announce its fourth annual Don Dunn Memorial Golf Tournament with a shotgun start at noon on Friday, March 30, a court holiday.

Join us for a great day of golf at the Sierra Lakes Golf Club, 16600 Clubhouse Drive in Fontana. Cost is $100 per player and includes a four-person scramble, box lunch, awards reception and cocktail hour following the tournament.

Click here to register. For information, contact Chris Blaylock at or 951-255-4480. Proceeds benefit The Society of Legal Studies and Business’ Scholarship Fund.

Save the Date: Family Law Symposium May 19

IVAMS, a leading Alternative Dispute Resolution firm, has set the date of Saturday, May 19, for its upcoming Family Law Symposium to be held at the University of La Verne College of Law. The daylong program will be CLE approved and presented by preeminent family law experts addressing the latest developments and issues in the field:

  • Retired Judge Martha E. Bellinger
  • Retired Judge Dennis Cole
  • Retired Judge Richard Montes
  • Commissioner Richard Hughes
  • Pamela Panasiti Stettner

Further details will be available soon. For more information, call IVAMS at 909-466-1665.

Commencement Ceremony Set for May 20

The University of La Verne College of Law 2012 Hooding and Commencement Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the University of La Verne Sports Science & Athletics Pavilion, 1950 Third St., La Verne.

Television host, news anchor, attorney and legal commentator Loni Coombs will be the commencement speaker. Please RSVP by May 10 to Kelly Fragiacomo at 909-460-2004 or

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