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Why Won't People Guard Their Wealth?

Rick Kahler speaks with Time to share his financial expertise on protecting your wealth. His methods of protection include utilizing LLCs, trusts, and other entities.

Professor Laura Cisneros Elected Chair of the AALS Constitutional Law Section

GGU Professor Laura Cisneros has been elected by the Association of American Law Schools to chair the section on Constitutional Law. Founded in 1900, AALS also serves as the learned society for the more than 9,000 law faculty at its 178 member schools, and provides them with extensive professional development opportunities, including the AALS Annual Meeting which draws thousands of professors, deans and administrators. ... Click the link above to read more.

Ex Parte Requirements at the California Public Utility Commission: A Comparative Analysis and Recommended Changes

Professor Deborah Behles recommends changes for the CA Public Utility Commission.

Candlestick Park Will Go Out With a Wrecking Ball, Not a Bang

Professor Helen Kang Champions Environmental Rights in San Francisco

Labor Decision in Security Guard Case May Set New Precedence

"Employees required to stay at a worksite while on call should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court has ruled in a case involving a company based in Gardena. The state's highest court said Thursday that security guards who were obligated to stay in trailers on worksites in case they were needed were entitled to be paid for their time, even if they spent it watching TV, scouring the Internet or dozing... The greater the control a private employer exerted on on-call workers, the more likely that employer would be obligated to pay for all employees' hours, according to The Times. Golden Gate University law professor Hina B. Shah, who sided with employees in the case, representing nonprofit groups as friends of the court, told the newspaper that the ruling was a "a tremendous victory for California workers." "This decision will ensure that absent an explicit exemption, on-call workers in any industry are entitled to payment for all of their time," said Shah, adding that the ruling would particularly affect domestic workers who live in homes while attending to children or the elderly. Hospital and government workers would not be affected, she said. Jim Newman, general counsel for CPS Security Solutions Inc., the defendant in the case, agreed the impact would be "huge."

CNBC, The Lame Duck Network: Shilling For Short Sellers and Hating Obama Are Not Enough Anymore

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, offers commentary on the true bias of CNBC.

Being an Optimist May be Good for Your Heart

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, discusses the link between psychology and health according to extensive research and industry analysis.

Puppy vs. Puppy: Tail of Super Bowl Ads

Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the most popular Super Bowl ads and what factors contribute to their success.

Suit Against State Bar of California Spurs Calls for New Lawyer Discipline Model

The internal warfare at the nation's largest state bar is reviving criticism that its disciplinary system is weak and lets bad attorneys off the hook. Some say the episode shows a broken, dysfunctional institution that needs restructuring to properly police its more than 249,000 members. "The state bar for the last generation has been a completely dysfunctional organization," said Peter Keane, a former state bar vice president who teaches at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. "It seems to survive somehow, but... it gets worse with each iteration." To practice law, attorneys must be members of the bar, a public corporation created by the state legislature. The bar collects yearly dues that largely fund its operations. In November, Dunn -- an ex-Democratic lawmaker from Orange County -- was removed from his $259,000 executive director's post after four years. Within days, celebrity attorney Mark Geragos filed a lawsuit for Dunn alleging "glaring injustices, unethical conduct and massive cover-up that has crippled the State Bar’s ability to function."

Striking at What it Means to be French

On Jan. 7 two gunmen slaughtered 12 people in the center of Paris. The horror would have been the same had they gunned down people at a tourist site or a supermarket, but by attacking the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, they shattered the essence of French identity. Merely hours after the attack, a scroll through Facebook yielded a sea of "Je Suis Charlie" profiles and announcements of protest rallies organized all across France. Collective national grief overwhelmed social media: We were all Charlie, and we were all wounded at our very core. To understand the depth of that reaction, one has to understand what Charlie Hebdo symbolizes.

On-call Workers Entitled to Pay for All Hours Spent at Job, Court Rules

Employees who while on call are required to stay at a worksite should be compensated for all their hours, including sleep time, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. In a decision written by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, the state's highest court said security guards who were obligated to stay in trailers on worksites in case they were needed were entitled to be paid for their time, even if they spent it watching TV, scouring the Internet or dozing. Golden Gate University law professor Hina B. Shah, who sided with employees in the case, called the decision "a tremendous victory for California workers."

Has Technology Killed the Jewelry Industry?

The jewelry industry has experienced a steady decline in sales in recent years. Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the influence technology has on buying decisions via an article on Pacific Standard.

The Business School Dean's Quiz for 2015

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, provides a 33 question quiz that is comprised of questions that won't be answered until the end of 2015. Compare your predictions on the popular news topics with the former Dean's.

Avoid These 5 Pitfalls That'll Undermine Your New Year's Resolutions

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, provides insight on why you may not complete resolutions set at the beginning of the year.

Viewpoint: Time to Abolish the 'Inquisitorial' Grand Jury System

Incidents in Ferguson have exposed an antiquated part of our criminal justice system. Dean Rachel Van Cleave examines the history of the Grand Jury and argues they should be abolished. Click above to read more.

Last Minute Shopping Rush Underway In Bay Area

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly speaks on the economical factors influencing consumer spending during the holiday season. Declining gas prices, holiday sales, and payment plans are some factors utilized.

Can Community Pressure Reverse the Dangerous Secret Lennar-City Decision to Implode Candlestick Stadium?

Professor Helen Kang, alongside Joe Baskin and Raymond Tompkins, published an article regarding the possible demolition of Candlestick Park and the environmental health hazards that may follow such an event. "Although Lennar Urban is reported as saying that the decision about whether to implode the stadium will be made in the spring, in actuality the San Francisco Planning Department made that decision in September. That decision went unreported, and the residents of Bayview did not know about it." The article concludes powerfully by noting that, "Mementos of the old stadium should not lodge in young children’s lungs." Click the link above to read more.

The Fright Before Christmas

Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, uses the poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" as inspiration for a financial themed poem used to depict the stock market, taxes, and financial planning.

Putting Money Lessons for Teens Under the Tree

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, speaks with USA Today to discuss how gift exchanging can become an educational experience for parents and their status-conscious offspring.

The "One Percent" Lead Holiday Retail

Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, uses her psychological expertise to analyze holiday spending among the average consumer.

Christmas Card Tradition Fading

Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, speaks to the connection between technological advancements and the diminishing amount of holiday cards being mailed in 2014.

Life and Experience Make College More Meaningful

Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes a letter to the editor of the New York Times to explain the virtues of having older, non-traditional students and veterans in the classroom.

California Supreme Court to Review North Coast Railroad Environmental Lawsuit

Professor Helen Kang and the Environmental Law Justice Clinic will represent a California environmental group to argue before the CA Supreme Court that publicly owned railroads must comply with California’s Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

A Financial Planner’s Most Important Job Isn’t What You Think It Is

Adjunct Professor, Rick Kahler, shares with time.com one of the most common misconceptions of a financial planners job.

Golden Gate University Appoints Two New Deans

GGU names Fred Sroka as Dean of the Bruce F. Braden School of Taxation and the School of Accounting and Dr. Nate Hinerman as Dean of Undergraduate Programs.