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Golden Gate University welcomes Dr. Gordon Swartz as the new dean of the Edward S. Ageno School of Business. Swartz brings a strong blend of academic knowledge and business savvy.
Consumer psychologist and GGU Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow tells the East Bay Times that, for some consumers, retail's early holiday start overlooks the "spirit" of season.
Golden Gate University (GGU) School of Law will participate in the 13th California Water Law Symposium, to be held January 21, 2017 at the University of San Francisco. The event is an annual collaboration among six Bay Area law schools, in which students discuss and analyze California’s freshwater resources. A leader on environmental legal issues, GGU's Environmental Law and Justice Clinic is one of the first law clinics in the US to prioritize environmental justice in its work.
“Halloween is the ultimate role play day,” said Golden Gate University professor, Dr. Kit Yarrow, who opined that millennials simply like to express themselves in public ways.
Golden Gate University School of Law will hold its fourth Veterans Law Conference on November 3 in an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the legal, health, and employment issues veterans may face as they transition to civilian life.
Professor Jay Gonzalez from Golden Gate university weighed in on the recent announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte to cut ties with the United States during an interview with Balitang America.
Golden Gate University was named Top 10 Online Colleges in California. GGU's distance learning provides students with a virtual classroom in which they will be able receive a well-rounded knowledge of their field of interest. The most beneficial quality of an online degree is the convenience it affords; students will be permitted to study, listen to lectures, and do their homework at whatever pace they are comfortable with.
Renowned Bay Area thought leaders share advice and expertise on business leadership at the Golden Gate University (GGU) Braden Leadership Speaker Series, open to GGU students, alumni, and the general public through December 1, 2016.
GGU Professor of Taxation, Jeffrey Karlin, shares his expertise with WalletHub regarding their recent "Tax Fairness Survey" -- a national inquiry into Americans’ attitudes toward taxation.
Golden Gate University School of Law Celebrates Permanent Overtime Rights for California Domestic Workers
Golden Gate University School of Law’s Women’s Employment Rights Clinic (WERC) has served as legal counsel to the California Domestic Workers Coalition since 2010 in the Coalition’s effort to extend basic wage and hour protections to domestic workers.
President David J. Fike discusses the housing market in San Francisco as institutions of higher learning are struggling to house their students.
Golden Gate University joins thousands of others around the country in celebrating the 16th annual Constitution Day. Staff from the San Francisco Board of Elections will be on campus September 14 and 15 from 3:30 to 6:45 pm to register voters and to answer questions about the November ballot. The table will be located in GGU's student service center (known as the HUB), located at 536 Mission Street. GGU students, employees, and community members are encouraged to stop by to register to vote and pick up a free copy of the US Constitution.
Golden Gate University (GGU) was named the number one university for adult students in the nation by the Washington Monthly in its annual College Guide and Rankings, Best Colleges for Adult Learners Category.
Golden Gate University (GGU) announces the appointment of Bill Lee as its Vice President for Finance & Administration, effective July 1. Lee brings to GGU nearly 20 years of multinational corporate experience, having served as a country chief financial officer (CFO) for Citibank-Asia and as a co-chief financial officer and senior vice president at Visa International. For the past five years, he has held CFO positions at two Bay Area nonprofit organizations: the East Meets West Foundation and Meals on Wheels of San Francisco.
Auburn University has named James O’Connor as its Chief Information Officer effective October 1, following a national search. O'Connor earned an MBA with a concentration in information systems from Golden Gate University in 1991.
Alum Ken Wrede (MSc Telecommunications Management 1986) has just published his first book "6 Rabbit Holes of Leadership" (6RHoL) and is making it available to students and alumni free of charge from today, July 25 until Friday, July 29. In The 6RHoL, Wrede discusses six major leadership glitches that many people unknowingly make that may be harming their careers and introduces a new leadership model he has been developing over the last two years - The EndGame Leadership Model. He also points out bad leadership practices and their sources, offering evidence-based practices that can correct poor behavior. Wede's career has spanned a variety of industries including the military, international business, six startup companies, telecoms, and a stint in international security. He has lived in five different countries and worked in ten.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly explains the Johnson Amendment, and why Trump wants to tell it "you're fired"!
Professor Helen Kang co-authored the constitutional chapter of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2015, a prominent yearly publication of the American Bar Association. Her Research Assistant, Joseph Baskin, is also credited as a contributing author. Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review is the Section's annual summary of important developments in environmental, energy, and resources law.
GGU Dean Emerita, Mary Canning, offers tax advice for those looking to move into their second home.
Professor Kathleen Morris has published a book chapter entitled "Cities Seeking Justice: Local Government Litigation in the Public Interest," in "How Cities Will Save the World" (ed. R. Brescia, J. Marshall, Ashgate 2016). This book chapter explains that an increasing number of city law offices across the U.S. view themselves as platforms for public interest work rather than mere defense litigation firms. "How Cities Will Save the World" brings together authors with frontline experience in the fields of city redevelopment, urban infrastructure, healthcare, planning, immigration, historic preservation, and local government administration. They not only offer their ground level view of threats caused by climate change, population shifts, and economic inequality, but they provide solution-driven narratives identifying promising innovations to help cities tackle this century's greatest adversities. The book is intended for scholarly and non-scholarly audiences alike.
Public Administration Chair Dr. Jay Gonzalez explores the parallels of corruption in the Philippines and the US in many areas such as education and public transit.
Psychology Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why shoppers might pass up the deal for the thrill.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly speaks on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's 'America First' stance and the historical reception of this idea.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow speaks to the impact the rise of online shopping has had on the in-person shopping experience.
Golden Gate University will open its downtown San Francisco doors to CPAs, attorneys, financial planners, and other estate planning professionals for the 2016 Estate and Trust Planning Conference on May 16 and 17. Co-hosted by CalCPA and GGU, this year's conference features content for those who have advanced experience in the field.
California State Controller Betty Yee (MPA 81) talks to 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl about controversial life insurance industry practices.
Consumer Psychologist and GGU Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the role convenience plays in consumer behavior.
Adjunct Professor Elissa Buie, CFP®, co-founder and CEO of Yeske Buie, has been named the Top Wealth Advisor by Washingtonian Magazine as part of the magazine's Top Wealth Advisors listing for 2016.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why topical ads receive greater reception rates among consumers.
Forget a Brokered Convention -- a Third Party Candidate Should Yield a Hung Electoral College and 'Take It to the House' to Pick the Winner!
GGU Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly considers legal, political and historical factors to put forth scenarios for the outcome of the 2016 presidential primary elections.
GGU Schools of Taxation and Accounting Dean Fred Sroka and Professor Dell Hutchinson joined an expert panel to discuss what businesses need to know about navigating today’s complex tax system.
It's the Delegate Count, Stupid! GOP's Tricky Primary Vote Allocation Rules Mean "Get Down to Three or Trump's Home Free"
GGU Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses party allocation rules and the mathematics behind how candidates acquire delegates in the 2016 presidential primary elections.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains why Presidents Day can be a boon for brick-and-mortar retailers.
Golden Gate University ranks among the very best in online degree programs, offering an experience which help to make the students' experience easy and productive.
Adjunct Professor, Rick Kahler, uses his financial planning expertise to define a successful financial adviser.
For living up to a mission that "embraces professional ethics and diversity," Golden Gate University earns a spot as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in America.
Four Ifs by Fed, Two Ifs by Me? Why the Reserve Board Will Likely Keep Its Interest Rate Powder Relatively Dry in 2016
In his latest HuffPost Business blog entry, Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the motivations and effects of the Fed's decision to raise interest rates.
GGU alumna Kari Taylor is named Vice President of Sales & Branch Operations at Benco Dental.
Taxation and Accounting Dean Emerita Mary Canning provides insight on the negative impact that a spouse's debts, low income and poor credit can have on a mortgage deal.
Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler shares pivotal information needed to acquire an effective financial adviser via time.com.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow shares tips to combat customer service woes in the post-holiday season.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow speaks on the low impact gas prices have on the budget of the majority of middle class citizens.
Damon Conklin, Strategic Communications and Policy Advisor, Dewey Square Group, on how effective communication can make or break perception, his passion for being an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, and the mentor who has guided him through his career.
Psychology expert Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow speaks with ABC7 discussing the increasing amount of information businesses retrieve from consumers.
GGU's Master of Science in Taxation program was recognized as the best taxation program in the US in TaxTalent's 2016 Top in Tax Educational Survey, listing the leading undergraduate, graduate and legal taxation programs according to tax employers.
Golden Gate University Alumnus Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Receives 2015 Bay Area Most Admired CEO Award
Golden Gate University congratulates distinguished alumnus Bernard Tyson (BS 82, MBA 84), and celebrates his leadership and commitment to the community.
GGU alumnus Henry Thompson (MBA 02) is named Director of Airports by the Shreveport Airport Authority.
GGU professor emerita Kit Yarrow discusses new shopping trends this holiday season.
The founders and principals of Yeske Buie, Financial Planning Program Director Dr. David Yeske, CFP® and Adjunct Professor Elissa Buie, CFP®, receive the 2015 Trailblazer IMPACT Award™ on behalf of Yeske Buie.
Tax and Accounting Dean Emerita, Mary Canning, tells the Wall Street Journal how classifying a property as an investment can provide significant tax benefits.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow weighs in on the Starbucks red cup controversy.
Daniel Tripp, GGU Master of Science in Financial Planning student and current reservist in the US Air Force, joins KQED'sForumto discuss the post-9/11 GI Bill® and the challenges veterans can face when they transition to civilian life.
Governor Brown appoints GGU alumna Cecily Harris (MBA 88) to the California Boating and Waterways Commission.
Professor emerita Kit Yarrow explains why a car might not be the perfect present.
GGU alumnus Jeffrey A. Brand (MPA 84) profiled in veterans feature by The Sarasota Herald Tribune.
GGU alumnus Ken Keating (BA 05) joins Q4 as the Director of Global Directives.
GGU alumna Michelle Andre is appointed VP of Marketing at Virtual Incentives.
GGU alumna Carrie Larson (MBA 77) seeks to represent District E in an additional two-year term on the Eagle County Board of Education in Colorado.
Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow discusses how consumers react when retailers sell holiday merchandise early.
GGU alumnus Peter Stearns (MBA 12) launches new line of alcoholic beverage called Hard Frescos, made from fermented natural ingredients.
Array Interactive appoints undergraduate marketing alumnus Jeff Dumo as CEO.
Steve Gorman (MBA 85) celebrates a successful 25-year career in property management.
GGU professor Rick Kahler offers expert advice on navigating your financial plan through a serious illness.
The Accounting Degree Review lists Golden Gate University among the 2015 top online accounting graduate programs.
Givaudan appoints GGU alumnus Willem Mutsaerts (MBA 97) as Head of Global Procurement.
Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow provides expert opinion on trends in employer healthcare incentives.
GGU alumnus Larry Miramontes takes Vice President of Marketing position at Always Best Care.
Golden Gate University is named one of the Top 50 Ethnically Diverse Schools in America by Best College Reviews.
With tax season just around the corner, Dean Emeritus Mary Canning and others provide tax advice for homeowners.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly analyzes the present economic status of Twitter amidst news of major downsizing.
GGU Law Associate Dean and Professor Cynthia Chandler Receives Fay Stender Award for Outstanding Legal Advocacy for Disadvantaged Women
Associate Dean Cynthia Chandler was selected by California Women Lawyers to receive the prestigious Fay Stender Award for her advocacy for the rights of women in prison. She received the award at the State Bar Annual Meeting on October 8. According to California Women Lawyers, "The annual award is given to a feminist attorney who, like Fay Stender, is committed to the representation of women, disadvantaged groups and unpopular causes, and whose courage, zest for life and demonstrated ability to effect change as a single individual make her a role model for women attorneys." Dean Chandler joins ranks of prior winners such as Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Drucilla Stender Ramey. The keynote speaker for the event was Amy Weaver, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Salesforce, Inc. To read more about Dean Chandler's world-changing work, click the link above.
Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler analyzes recent CFP certificate qualification changes made by the CFB Board.
Inovar taps GGU alumnus Bernie Schneider as new VP of Operations.
Alumnus Murray Demo (MBA 87, Alumnus of the Year 05) is appointed to the board of directors at Centrify. Demo is the former CEO of Adobe Systems, LiveOps, Postini and Dolby Laboratories.
Psychology Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow discusses the psychological and emotional affects that Disney's brand and characters have on consumers.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly speaks on those who may benefit from a market downturn (via The Huffington Post).
GGU alumnus John Peterson joins Gemini Catamarans as VP of Sales and Marketing.
Financial Planning Program Director Dr. David Yeske talks to Forbes about his research on how well Americans understand Social Security.
The National Law Journal names Patrick Coughlin (JD '83) an Antitrust Trailblazer. Patrick, a partner at Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman Robbins LLP, has an impressive background in securities and antitrust, having served as lead counsel in securities cases like the famous Enron and Joe Camel cigarette ad cases. Recently, Patrick led the charge against major credit card companies in interchange fee litigation and "swipe fees" charged to consumers and the limited negotiating power merchants had in the matter. To read more, visit Patrick's GGU Law profile by clicking the link below, or to read about his recent honor, click the link above.
Yelp appoints GGU alumna Diane Irvine as Chairperson on the Board of Directors.
IT Management Chair Judith Lee speaks on the low number of San Francisco businesses prepared to process credit chips.
GGU alumnus Alexander Reyes (MBA 95) has been named Vice President of Sales at the San Anselmo firm Market Rates Insight.
GGU alumnus Rolf Jourgensen (MBA 84) is named Senior Vice President of Transwestern.
A neighborhood in Sunnyvale, CA is up in arms over the presence of an autistic child whom they claim is violent to the point of being a public nuisance. The plaintiffs in this case further claim that the presence of the child had a chilling effect on home prices in their area. With the judge issuing a preliminary injunction by the judge to block the child from "does not strike, assault, or batter anyone in the neighborhood or their personal property," the child and his family have relocated. Professor Stephen Rosenbaum, a staff attorney with the Women's Employment Rights Clinic (WERC) weighs in on the controversy, stating that this is a matter that should have been settled through mediation. To read more, click the link above.
When is a Fed Rate Hike Not a Rate Hike? Maybe When it Just Drops the Zero and Goes Back to the Future!
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the possibility of an interest rate hike and the current status of the market.
GGU alumnus Larry Calhoun has been named President of Southeastern Technical College in Georgia, Alabama. Calhoun graduated with a master's degree in public administration.
Adams, who holds an MBA from Golden Gate University, will oversee more than 140 Wells Fargo Regional Commercial Banking Offices in 38 states and three Canadian provinces.
Program Director Dr. David Yeske weighs in on the alternative investment training "boom".
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the recent stock market plunge and possible causes with ABC7 News.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow provides her expert opinion on the importance of marketing your products and services to the "Millennials" and how to effectively reach them.
GGU alumnus Aaron Sanders runs for City Council in Charlotte, NC. His top priorities are city services, including streetcar and light rail projects.
GGU alumnus Manjit Sappal has been appointed Police Chief of Martinez. Sappal holds a master's degree in public administration.
The latest novel by GGU Tax alumna Michele Duva explores the relationship between cosmology, math and Mayan beliefs and how they shape the human condition in love and loss.
GGU School of Taxation alumnus Dean Schorno is named CFO and Head of Operations at genomics giant 23andMe.
Braden School of Taxation alumni Fred Schiemann has been named the CEO of Viratech Corporation.
Filipino American political analyst and Golden Gate University Professor, Jay Gonzalez, weighs in on the GOP debate's top performers and the likelihood that this crop of Republican candidates can rally support from Fil-Am voters.
GGU Ageno School of Business alumnus Bill Sy has been inducted into the US Culinary Hall of Fame.
GGU alumnus David McCray is appointed as a Justice on California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel by Governor Jerry Brown.
Ageno School of Business alumnus Dr. Michael Lee joins Realty ONE Group as Managing Broker of the firm's San Ramon office.
Director of financial planning Dr. David Yeske and industry notables discuss 20 fears hindering your financial success.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow advises parents on how to survive the stressful task of back-to-school shopping.
In our competitive environment, law firms and businesses are constantly seeking ways to become more efficient, more productive, and more profitable. Ironically, the stress associated with our fast-paced economy may be causing employees to lose their abilities to work productively. Professor Michele Neitz provides a framework for reducing stress in one's life and in one's workplace. To read more, click the link above.
Program Chair Dr. David Yeske offerss financial advice to newlyweds.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow weighs in on the top brands that best represent American culture and values according to a recent survey.
Financial Planning Director Dr. David Yeske, CFP® weighs in on Greece's financial woes and the reaction of financial advisers via The Wall Street Journal.
Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler examines the four qualities clients believe a financial planner should possess.
Sea Level Rise, Saltwater Intrusion and Endangered Fisheries - Shifting Baselines for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan
As sea levels rise, salt water begins to intrude on endangered fisheries. Professor Paul Kibel provides a legal framework for change in shifting the baselines for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. -- Read more about this proposal by clicking the link above.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave authors a chapter on how to recreate legal education for a modern audience in a book focused on saving higher education in the United States. The book, Margins & Missions... Not Moonshots: Pathways to a Better U.S. Higher Education, states that higher education institutions face unprecedented peril from a perfect storm of economic and demographic challenges. Declining enrollments, drastically reduced state and federal government funding, and excessive growth of support and administration costs have left many universities in a cash-strapped financial conundrum. In addition, student loan debt exceeds U.S. credit card debt and serious questions are being raised about the ROI (cost to value) of a college degree. To address these critical issues, over 30 diverse and prestigious thought leaders contribute innovative ideas to help re-imagine, re-engineer, and re-invent the business of higher education -- with a focus on the pragmatic, the achievable. -- Click the link above to learn more or to purchase the book.
As business leaders. we need to recognize that our policies, our workplace culture and our institutional ethos radically impact the lived experience of equality for our LGBT customers and employees. In a discriminatory world, passivity (i.e. just ensuring you don't actively discriminate) can easily send a mixed or unintended message. Even in progressive places like the San Francisco Bay Area, LGBT folks have an experience of discrimination and disfavor that shapes their expectations. -- To read more, click the link above
Financial Planning Program Director Dr. David Yeske teams up with The Huffington Post to share some insightful tips on how young adults can begin preparation for retirement.
Golden Gate University is now the Proud University Partner of the Golden State Warriors! GGU joins a small group of well-known companies and popular brands across the nation that enjoy a partnership with the Golden State Warriors. The partnership will enable Golden Gate University to reach millions of Warriors fans across the Bay Area and beyond. Golden Gate University and the Golden State Warriors are both deeply rooted in the Bay Area and share a commitment to serving and uniting our diverse community. Click the link above to see photos from the Warrior's Celebratory Parade and Rally, including "The Bay's Team" float sponsored by GGU!
Professor Carrie Rosenbaum writes about the troubling U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Kerry v. Din, pointing to Justice Scalia and Kennedy's reliance on "...national security and hints at the 'political question doctrine' to justify secrecy and no process, or no meaningful process, particularly in the context of a deeply flawed statute..." To read more, click the link above.
Dean Van Cleave interviews Professor Michele Neitz about her Disconnect Challenge 2015 event, where she and four students decided to limit, and schedule, their internet and mobile device use for several weeks. Checking the internet only three times a day, students and faculty found that their concentration and focus improved. To read more about the challenge and the benefits of disconnecting, click the link above.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow uses her expert opinion to explain the supportive nature of a Warriors' fan.
Are lawyers good for business? Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes about the benefits of hiring law school graduates, and attorneys, for one's business, particularly for management roles. Her article, which appears in the San Francisco Business Times, explains the value that a JD brings, including risk management, communications, and more. Read the story by clicking the link above.
Must judges follow children's wishes over their custody in divorce proceedings? A new article by Professor Benedetta Faedi Durami discusses this increasingly common scenario, determining that "allowing children to voice their preferences in family disputes is beneficial for all parties involved." -- Click the link above to learn more.
Depleted fish stocks in California have serious environmental implications. Professor Zeke Grader explains the history of fishing laws as he prepares to fight HR1335, which is before the House of Representatives, which would "gut its key provisions, trading long-term sustainability for ephemeral short-term gains." Read more about Professor Zeke Grader's attempts to defend the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which protects our fisheries by clicking the link above.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes about corporate compensation and the utility of mindful mentorship for C-level executives as both a means of enticing new leaders, and as a means of ensuring positive, ongoing leadership. Click the link above to read the full article.
Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler explores the positive and negative aspects of becoming 'close' to one's clients.
Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, compares the spending habits of consumers with and without coupons concluding that shoppers with discounts tend to spend more.
Professor Helen Kang, who advocated for the environmentally safe demolition of Candlestick Park, learns that the wrecking crew has been using thousands of gallons of clean drinking water a day to simply hose down dust. Finding the waste in face of an ongoing drought of significant proportion, Professor Kang weighs in on the situation alongside other water use advocates. To read more, click the link above.
David Yeske, Director of Financial Planning, provides his expert opinion on properly preparing for retirement.
The Wall Street Journal speaks with Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, on the multi-billion dollar mobile game industry and the strategy behind it's success.
Professor Michele Benedetto Neitz writes about the struggles of work/life balance in today's law firms, using several illustrations of dos and don'ts for law firm management. Her story begins with a law firm that used work/life balance as the punch line of an April Fool's Day joke, which led to a great deal of irritation amongst the firm's employees. After explaining the challenges of achieving a work/life balance, Professor Neitz moves on to how such balance can be achieved, providing illuminating examples of firms that have made it a reality through an innovative approach.
Artist and Sledgehammer Games Creator Glen Schofield Opens "Icons" Exhibit at Alma Mater Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University (GGU) announces "Icons", the first major exhibition of works by Glen A. Schofield -- a California artist, GGU alumnus, and co-founder and CEO of Sledgehammer Games -- on view from May 21 until May 29, 2015.
The Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University (GGU) announces the appointment of David J. Fike, Ph.D., as its new President, effective August 3, 2015. He succeeds Dr. Dan Angel, who will be retiring after a nine-year tenure.
Uber & Lyft, arguably at the center of the "sharing economy," are embroiled in lawsuits over whether their drivers are employees or independent contractors. The court's ruling could make or break the companies, forcing them to change their business model, which in turn could make the ride sharing companies too expensive to compete with local cab companies. Read more about the debate, and the lawsuits, by clicking the link above.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes a letter to the editor about two prior articles that spoke to how we ought to treat our country's students. One article assumed that we ought to allow some students to fail in order to allow others to succeed, while the other reviewed student culture in Palo Alto where failure is not considered an option. Dean Van Cleave argues that there is a middle ground, where we teach our students resilience and grit, while supporting them and helping them to learn from our failures, and from their own. To read the full article, click the link above.
Professor Hina Shah, Director of the Women's Employment Rights Clinic (WERC), recently weighed in on whether workers should be compensated for their mandatory rest breaks. The CA Supreme Court recently decided to hear an appeal brought by security guards hoping to be paid for their rest breaks. According to Matthew Blake at the Daily Journal, "That opinion came just weeks after the state Supreme Court ruled for a separate class of security guards in Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, 217 Cal.App.4th 851 (Cal. App. 2nd Dist., July 3, 2013), a strikingly similar dispute over rest break payment. Justice Carol Corrigan found 'on-call hours constituted compensable hours worked' because the guards remained under the employer's control.'The justices found that remaining available to work is work,' said Hina B. Shah, a professor at Golden Gate University School of Law who filed an amicus brief for the security guards in Mendiola. 'I'm confident that Mendiola will help clarify the court's framing work for reversing Augustus.'" To read the full story, click the link above.
"Oral argument binds no judge. Even when the Justice meet in conference later this week to discuss the case and "vote," the opinions expressed at that point remain preliminary and nonbinding. A Justice can change her or his mind; it's happened in the past and will again. Nevertheless, oral argument does give us some indications of how each Justice is leaning on the day the Court hears the case and it can highlight the elements of the parties' arguments that a particular Justice is unconvinced of or persuadable on. So, what should you listen for when you listen to the oral argument recording? What should you look for in the same-day transcript? What questions or comments from the Justices indicate -- might indicate -- that the conventional wisdom is right or wrong to expect a victory for marriage equality?" Click the link above to find out what you should be looking for.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow attributes an increase in outlandish 'promposals' to possible social media attention.
This story by Lawdragon, an online legal news publication, features Professor Wes Porter, and the GGU Law Litigation Center. Professor Porter has been the Director of the Litigation Center for six years, where he has championed a shift in legal education toward practical skills training. Under his guidance, students train rigorously in essential lawyering skills. This, coupled with continuous feedback in order to foster rapid improvement, a factor missing in traditional legal education, have earned GGU Law an A+ grade from The National Jurist in Practical Skills Training, an area of education deemed essential by the ABA for all future attorneys. To read the feature story, and to learn more about GGU Law's Litigation Center, click the link above.
The Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law (WERC) received an honorable mention in this year's Clinical Legal Education Awards (CLEA) for Best Public Interest Case or Project. WERC serves as legal counsel to the California Domestic Worker Coalition ("Coalition"), providing technical and legal advice to the Coalition. The Coalition consists of eight California based worker center organizations. The Coalition sponsored several bills to end the unfair treatment of domestic workers in California and to create industry-wide standards. On September 26, 2013, California's governor signed into law AB 241, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. The bill extends overtime to approximately 100,000 domestic workers who spend a significant amount of time caring for children, elderly and people with disabilities. It is one of the greatest expansion of overtime in California since the 1970s. Drawing on their expertise in representing domestic workers, WERC provided critical legal analysis to the Coalition on existing rights, gaps in coverage and advice and counseling on strategic decisions. WERC faculty and students drafted bill language based on the Coalition's priorities, helped with messaging, trained Coalition members on the law, reviewed worker hearing testimony, submitted written analysis on the impact of proposed changes and met with legislators and the Governor's staff. WERC brought a client-centered approach to legislative advocacy, providing a framework and structure for the role that lawyers play in grassroots advocacy in empowering the members of the coalition to be leaders in their own campaigns. WERC was an integral part of the community-based, worker-led legislative campaign that is linked to a national movement for transforming rights for domestic workers. For more information, click the link above.
Professor Paul Kibel explains the combined effects of the CA drought and farmers water use on native fish populations. This environmental drama has developed into a power struggle that has found itself in the Third District Court of Appeal, as the future of California water rights are questioned in the name of protecting endangered fish. DailyJournal subscribers may click the link above to read more.
Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, provides his expert opinion on how to pinpoint the perfect moment to lock in a rate.
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, discusses emotional decision making or the 'Backfire Effect' with Ogilvy chairman Chris Graves.
Adjunct Professor Rick Kahler travels to India to report on the universal misunderstanding of financial advice.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow provides her expert opinion on the benefits of retail therapy during stressful periods.
Professor Wes Porter was named as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. He is one of 47 professors and deans nation-wide to earn this distinction this year. According to ACE President, Molly Corbett Broad, "over those five decades nearly 2,000 higher education leaders have participated, with more than 300 Fellows having served as chief executive officers of colleges or universities and more than 1,300 having served as provosts, vice presidents and deans. "Professor Porter is law professor at GGU Law where he is also the director of the school's reputable Litigation Center. He has created nationally recognized programs at the law school and National Jurist Magazine recently recognized GGU Law with an A+ rating in practical training, with a ranking of #12 in the nation. Before joining the academy, Professor Wes Porter served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAG), an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a Senior Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was awarded the Assistant Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service. His scholarship focuses on injustices in criminal law, evidence and procedure from the perspective of the accused and he has emerged as a leading advocate for legal education reform and practical skills training across the curriculum. Click the link above to read the full article an to learn more about ACE.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave examines Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, evaluating both our justice system and what makes a case a "landmark." Finally, she explains what some of the lasting effects of this case may be. Click the link above to read the full article.
Adjunct Professor Michal Longfelder weighs in on Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, a gender discrimination suit that recently concluded and is awaiting a verdict. Ellen Pao was hired at Kleiner Perksins, a venture capital firm well-known in Silicon Valley, as a junior partner venture capitalist and Chief of Staff for the John Doerr, the company's head investor. John Doerr was widely seen as a mentor to Ellen Pao. However, during Pao's time at Kleiner Perkins, she alleges she was discriminated against due to her gender, which ultimately resulted in her termination. The CBS interview, which includes Adjunct Professor Michal Longfelder is available by clicking on the link in the title above.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes a letter to the editor about the use of empathy in understanding combat veterans, and she explains the efficacy of the Veterans Legal Advocacy Center (VLAC) at GGU Law.
'Whatever, Janet' Indeed -- Fed's Yellen Outfoxes the Bond Bullies, Finesses Rate Policy, Buoys Investors
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly speaks to The Hufffington Post about the current fluctuation of the GDP and the resulting investor behavior.
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, spoke with NPR's Linton Weeks to discuss what your junk drawer says about you.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave discusses recent Lyft & Uber cases, which center on determining whether the drivers are employees or independent contractors. This story caught national headlines when federal judges, in two separate cases, denied motions for summary judgment by the defendants in each case. Dean Van Cleave explains that the legal test for determining whether one is an employee or an independent contract, set last year in Alexander v. FedEx, is quite fact-driven, which makes it hard for a judge to rule in favor of a motion for summary judgment in many cases. -- Click the link above to watch the news report.
GGU alumnus and Port of San Francisco Deputy Director Peter Dailey has received SPUR's 2015 Public Managerial Excellence Award for his leadership in managing the design, financing and project implementation of the recently opened James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27.
Professor Emerita and consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow reviews consumer behavior and research findings to conclude behavioral changes are unlikely.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow explains the psychology behind consumers' obsession with Apple's newest technological innovation, the Apple Watch.
Dean Emeritus and economic expert Terry Connelly shares his first impressions of prominent political figures via a blog post featured on the huffingtonpost.com.
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, provides her expert opinion on the benefits of identifying your purpose and it's link to one's health.
Mary Canning, Dean Emerita of the Accounting and Tax Schools, tells The Wall Street Journal how homeowners can use energy-efficient upgrades to reduce their tax burden.
GGU Law adds its voice to the call for IP reform. Professor William Gallagher, and 50 other IP scholars from around the nation, recently sent Congress a letter requesting statutory IP reform, citing the tremendous increase in patent litigation at the hands of Patent Assertion Entities (AKA Patent Trolls). Countering the claims of lobbyists, they write that the "evidence indicates that the net effect of patent litigation is to raise the cost of innovation and inhibit technological progress, subverting the very purpose of the patent system."
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, analyzes techniques used when "upselling" items to current customers in the food industry.
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, speaks with the Daily Herald to analyze the psychological affect item placement has on the average consumer.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly dissects House Speaker John Boehner's actions toward a possible minimum wage increase.
Rick Kahler shares with time.com the emotional benefits of financial advising.
Professor Carrie Rosenbaum explores the effects of preemption of non-federal immigrant laws, like California's TRUST Act. Specifically, she contends that federal law does not preempt state TRUST Acts, which may lead non-federal organizations to regulate immigration law on their own accord. - Click the link above to read more, and to download Carrie Rosenbaum's full scholarly article published in the Chapman Law Review (2015)
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emeritus, provides her expert opinion on whether or not the Taxi Company should partner with Flywheel.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly provides his expert advice on the buying and selling of stocks and bonds when considering international governments.
GGU's Bachelor of Science in Business with an Accounting Concentration makes the 2014-2015 list.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly reviews economic reports to make a conclusion about the Federal Reserve.
Governor Appoints Golden Gate University Professor to the California Board of Accountancy
"I've learned that we can't always have the answers, but with the right mindset and an excellent team, we can find some pretty good -- maybe even very good -- solutions," she said. That she has such a team in her faculty, staff and advisers, she said, enables her to see what are arguably troubled times for law schools including Golden Gate as a "transformative opportunity for legal education that can only benefit students." - Lawdragon Campus. Click the link above to read the full story.
According to a press release issued by Friends of the Earth, Professor Deborah Behles, and an environmental protection cohort, filed a petition on behalf of the Friends of the Earth to address the level of lead in aviation fuel. Recently, "the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a response to a petition filed by environmental groups urging the agency to address lead emissions from aviation gasoline ---- the largest source of airborne lead emissions in the country. Lead has been banned from paints and automobile gasoline, but the toxic chemical still remains in the gasoline used by small, propeller-driven airplanes and other general aviation aircraft. Children are particularly susceptible to the harmful effects of lead, and research shows that children who live near general aviation airports have elevated blood lead levels. The EPA had previously set a deadline of mid- to late 2015 to issue its official determination that lead emissions from aviation gasoline could endanger public health and welfare. But In today's response, the EPA pushed that schedule back by three years, with a final determination not coming until 2018 ---- fifteen years after Friends of the Earth first called on the EPA to address this issue and decades after EPA first recognized the potential impact of lead in aviation fuel." To read the full article, please click the link above.
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.
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.
Professor Helen Kang Champions Environmental Rights in San Francisco
"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."
Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, offers commentary on the true bias of CNBC.
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, discusses the link between psychology and health according to extensive research and industry analysis.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow discusses the most popular Super Bowl ads and what factors contribute to their success.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, provides insight on why you may not complete resolutions set at the beginning of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, uses her psychological expertise to analyze holiday spending among the average consumer.
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, speaks to the connection between technological advancements and the diminishing amount of holiday cards being mailed in 2014.
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.
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).
Adjunct Professor, Rick Kahler, shares with time.com one of the most common misconceptions of a financial planners job.
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.
Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, utilizes principles from her most recent book release, "Decoding the New Consumer Mind" to shed light on ineffective shopping habits and how to spend money wisely this holiday season.
Kit Yarrow, Professor Emerita, shares gift ideas for the health conscious to news-leader.com that include researched backed information to consider when gifting this year.
Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, uses research and her experience in psychology to advise shoppers on how to purchase gifts recipients will love.
As lawyers change firms, they must be careful to protect their clients' interests, which can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. A few takeaways of this article are:1. There are limits on soliciting new clients2. Attorneys may not withdraw from employment until the member has taken reasonable steps to avoid reasonably foreseeable prejudice to the rights of the client3. Lawyers continue to owe past clients a fiduciary duty, including that of loyalty4. Attorneys and firms must notify clients if an attorney is leaving their case
GGU Alumna Sara Matlin is thrilled to join the Alliance for Justice's Bolder Advocacy Initiative in Oakland, CA as the Bilingual West Coast Counsel. In her new role at Bolder Advocacy, Sara empowers Spanish- and English-speaking nonprofit organizations to become more courageous leaders in policy change movements. Through training and coaching, Bolder Advocacy staff demystify and decode advocacy laws, so that community change organizations can be assertive in pursuing their social justice goals. Sara graduated with a JD from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2009 and a BA from Stanford University in 1996. She is the chair of the ACLU of Northern California - North Peninsula Chapter and a founder of the San Mateo County Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Sara began her career in policy change advocacy in 1988. She's excited to use her community organizing and training experience, along with her Spanish/English bilingualism, to broaden the advocacy work of social justice organizations in California and across the country.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly gives insight into the financial implications of the pipeline.
Kit Yarrow, professor emerita, speaks on how to avoid over-purchasing and buyer's remorse by following simple shopping tips.
Kit Yarrow, professor emerita, speaks with Southern California Public Radio to explain why we buy and how to avoid spending too much on the wrong things during the holiday season.
Kit Yarrow, professor emerita, shares her insights discovered through research on the effect apps have on our holiday purchasing.
Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, list 5 shopping mistakes bargain hunters make when trying to save during the holiday season.
Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, speaks on the success of Black Friday from a psychological standpoint.
Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus, sheds light on the good and the bad regarding the American economy focusing on Q4.
Marketing Professor Michal Strahilevitz speaks on the link between donating and our own well-being.
Carrie Rosenbaum, professor of immigration law at GGU, discusses the limitations of Obama's executive order on immigration.
Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Elissa Buie, has been named one of Financial Times' inaugural FT Top 100 Women Financial Advisers for 2014.
Obamacare Dominoes: If Federal Subsidies Fall at the Supreme Court, so Do the Individual and Employer Mandates--Game Over!
Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, speaks on the possibility of Federal insurance subsidies being eliminated and the effect that will have on Obamacare users.
Professor Emerita, Kit Yarrow, speaks on the significance of focusing on consumer viewpoints to effectively market products.
Laura Cisneros presents her paper at the Fifth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola University Chicago
Professor Marc Greenberg is interviewed by Channel 7 News (KGO) about local and global police efforts to shut down hundreds of Darknet (See also: Deep Web) websites that traffic illegal drugs, arms, and services. Last year, another local Bay Area resident was arrested for running Silk Road, which primarily trafficked drugs and counterfeit documents.
Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law)took first place in The San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association's (SFTLA) annual Mock Trial competition, earning the title, "Best of the Bay," for the third consecutive year and fourth first place win in five years. This year, GGU Law beat Santa Clara University, Stanford University and University of California, Hastings in the intense, day-long competition.
Dean Emerita, Mary Canning, gives tips for getting the most from home deductions.
Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, offers his expert opinion to advise those looking to make a profit in the current market.
Elissa Buie, Distinguished Adjunct Professor, is acknowledged for her contributions to the financial industry.
Professor Emeritus, Kit Yarrow, speaks on the effect gas prices has on consumer spending habits.
John Keker and Will Gunn spoke at GGU Law's Second Annual Veterans Law Conference on issues affecting veterans' health, education and employment. The conference also featured a panel led by Colonel John Haramalis who moderated Doctor Robert Owen (UCSF), Keith Armstrong, Keith Boylan, and Mary Wright on major issues affecting our communities veterans
The former Clerk for United States Supreme Court visits GGU Law.
Professor Emeritus, Kit Yarrow, speaks on the link between psychology and business success.
Professor Emeritus, Kit Yarrow, joins the conversation regarding acceptable engagement ring purchasing practices.
Professor Emeritus, Kit Yarrow, shares her professional opinion on the link between psychology and business.
Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus, offers his expert opinion on the topic of Yahoo's recent financial performance.
Professor Michal Strahilevitz offers her expert opinion on the meaning of the pink ribbon.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave writes an article in The Recorder about the essentials of mindfulness and other habits that are key to truly "thinking like a lawyer."
Terry Connelly calls CNBC on the carpet on their gloomy predictions.
A "Hung" Senate with No Majority on November 4? Could Senate Independents Take Charge, Break Gridlock?
Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, speaks on senators, their importance, and the consequences of a "hung senate"
he 7 Questions With… interview series will give you an inside glimpse into the lives of various individuals Judi Cohen involved in the legal profession, but in very different ways. Today we're exited to welcome Judi Cohen, who practiced and taught law for 25 years before founding Warrior One LLC, which offers Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers® trainings and mindfulness-based executive coaching.
Distinguished Adjunct Professor Dave Yeske provides the steps one should take when searching for their ideal financial planner.
Law Dean, Rachel Van Cleave, discusses California's new consent law.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave weighs in on California's new "Yes Means Yes" and its implications for university processes for sexual assault suspects.
California adopted legislation late last week protecting prison inmates from forced sterilization following disturbing reports that female prisoners had been sterilized without their consent. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday, makes it illegal to sterilize inmates for birth control purposes in state correctional facilities. The procedure continues to be allowed in life-threatening medical emergencies, or to treat a previously diagnosed condition.
Terry Connelly adroitly argues an assortment of autumnal affairs.
Ageno School of Business Dean, Paul Fouts, emphasizes the importance the school places on teacher/student engagement during online course sessions.
"When we see the world through the eyes of our consumers, we make better marketing decisions," says Kit Yarrow.
Kit Yarrow explains the marketing psychology behind Starbuck's new flavors.
Kit Yarrow advises brands to woo younger consumers -- even if they don't yet have the means to buy those big-ticket items.
Marcia Ruben discusses the changes in workplace attire over the years.
In the midst of weak earnings, Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly ponders why Larry Ellison is giving up the reins.
Terry Connelly gives an update on "quantitative easing."
Kit Yarrow tells Time that the attention is worth the flak.
U.S. Military Accountability for Extraterritorial Environmental Impacts: An Examination of Okinawa, Environmental Justice and Judicial Militarism
Local resistance to the relocation of a U.S. military base to a Bay threatening an endangered sea mammal off the coast of the island of Okinawa raises important issues regarding the extraterritoriality of U.S. environmental laws, the role of the courts in reviewing military operations and ultimately environmental justice. These issues are being played out in an island community that for centuries has tried to survive by balancing great powers, China, Japan and the United States. Okinawans now find themselves a minority subject to discrimination in Japan and still suffering from the impacts of the legacy of U.S. occupation and continued use of U.S. bases on their culture, economy and environment. Federal courts continue inconsistently to sort out the extraterritoriality of U.S. laws, including environmental laws. Already one federal court has applied the National Historical Preservation Act to this controversy in Okinawa. Strong arguments remain that the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act should also apply to the U.S. military's actions in Okinawa. Although the modern U.S. Supreme Court has reversed earlier cases and given great deference to military operations, a form of judicial militarism, environmental justice demands and case laws allows these environmental laws to shape U.S. military conduct on Okinawa and protect its environment.
Rocío Alejandra Avila, a Senior Fellow at the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law reflects on the power of transformative social change on the one year anniversary of the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.
The killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in 2012 ignited a political firestorm about how well the U.S. protects its personnel, from diplomats to soldiers, serving in dangerous environments abroad.At Golden Gate University's law school, it was the genesis of a different movement: supporting veterans who had already completed their military service. The effort begun by Dean Rachel Van Cleave led to the creation of the Veterans Legal Advocacy Center, which brings together a variety of programs to assist veterans pursuing careers in the law and now includes a clinic in which students help veterans obtain health benefits they're unable to get on their own.
Rocío Alejandra Avila, a Senior Fellow at the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law Writes About Domestic Worker's Rights
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses how the mobility trend affects business.
The killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in 2012 ignited a political firestorm about how well the U.S. protects its personnel, from diplomats to soldiers, serving in dangerous environments abroad. At Golden Gate University's law school, it was the genesis of a different movement: supporting veterans who had already completed their military service. The effort begun by Dean Rachel Van Cleave led to the creation of the Veterans Legal Advocacy Center, which brings together a variety of programs to assist veterans pursuing careers in the law and now includes a clinic in which students help veterans obtain health benefits they're unable to get on their own.
Kit Yarrow says that many young people lack the fear needed to pursue coverage.
Judy McKelvey, beloved Dean Emerita and Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, died on August 10, 2014. She is fondly remembered for her kindness and for championing the movement of women into legal practice in the 1970s.
Rick Kahler gives advice on how to tactfully broach the subject.
Consumer attitudes have shifted around shopping, says Kit Yarrow.
Hobby Lobby and Social Justice: How the Supreme Court Opened the Door for Socially Conscious Investors
In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court upended the traditional foundations of corporate law. By allowing corporations to exercise legally recognized religious rights, the Court changed the very nature of a corporate entity. Moreover, the Court defied the conventional doctrine providing that the purpose of a corporation is to make profit for its shareholders. The case is being both praised and denounced by observers, but no one has yet fully analyzed how the Court's reasoning paved the way for social impact investors to use the corporate form as a vehicle to achieve their objectives.
Michal Ann Strahilevitz notes the importance of a common interest when dating.
Financial planning professor, David Yeske, discusses investment strategies for small business entrepreneurs.
Michal Strahilevitz says that when it comes to our gadgets, batteries are letting us down.
Kit Yarrow discusses the psychology behind the junk drawer.
Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus, speaks on the Ebola epidemic, and how word of the disease is contributing to wide spread panic.
U.S. News features GGU Undergraduate Program's use of portfolio assessments to translate work experience into course credit.
Marketing Professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz recommends businesses change their customer service tactics in the age of easy information sharing.
Psychology Professor, Kit Yarrow, predicts a boon in dog fitness.
Terry Connelly, Dean Emeritus, speaks about questionable behavior from society and even political parties.
Michal Ann Strahilevitz, Marketing Professor, talks about the social function of group selfies.
Professor Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. speaks on consumer manipulation to increase purchases.
GGU Financial Planning Professor, Rick Kahler, explains why he couldn't help his client when she became delusional.
Alumnus Joel McComb, MBA, is acknowledged for past accomplishments and announced as the newest board member for Bio-Rad.
Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, questions the interpretation of the court on federal exchanges.
Kit Yarrow explains how certain values differ in young consumers, and how those differences influence the way they shop.
GGU Law Dean Emeritus, Peter Keane, discusses the legal tactics of the new charge against Yee.
This fall, Golden Gate University will launch its first Small Business Program designed to help its alumni become successful small business owners. The year-long pilot program is free, thanks to a $300,000 grant from Chevron.
GGU Dean Emeritus, Terry Connelly, discusses the June 30, 2014 decision of the United States Supreme Court in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
Bay Area Caregivers File Class-action Lawsuit Against Leading Nationwide Health Care Services Company
The Women's Employment Rights Clinic of the GGU School of Law are bringing a class-action lawsuit against a nationwide health care services company, alleging that personal caregivers need better working conditions, including breaks and at least minimum wage.
The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and the Women's Employment Rights Clinic of Golden Gate University School of Law along with the law firm of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C., filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of in-home and facility caregivers in the California Superior Court, Alameda County against Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and affiliated companies Professional Healthcare at Home, LLC and NP Plus, LLC, alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime and various meal and rest period violations, among other claims.
Michael J. Becker, GGU DBA student, has just been named the 2014 recipient of the Edward N. Mayer, Jr. Education Leadership Award for Marketing EDGE, the educational support arm of the Direct Marketing Association. He will be recognized on October 25th at an awards dinner held during the annual research summit associated with the annual meeting of the DMA. Previous winners are luminaries from the direct and interactive industry and academia, including John Deighton, Harvard professor and editor of the Journal of Consumer Research.
Several recent items have led me to reflect on the meaning of work. Law students often ask my advice about their careers, and I typically ask them what they enjoy. "Do what you love and you'll never work a day" is one of my favorite quotes. Therefore, Gordon Marino's piece in the New York Times, Sunday Review, A Life Beyond 'Do What You Love' (May 18, 2014), gave me pause. Marino questions whether the advice of do what you love is really sound advice, as well as whether it is advice only for the elite who might have the luxury of following their passion. I certainly love my current job, and I have always loved the different jobs I have held. What should I tell these law students and recent graduates, especially when the legal profession is undergoing tremendous transformations and remains a challenging job market?
"Where were the Lawyers?" is becoming a predicable refrain in response to any wide-ranging corporate scandal. General Motors is battling a rising deluge of lawsuits, investigations, and government fines in the wake of its February 2014 recall of millions of cars for a safety defect. The defect, a faulty ignition switch, is allegedly responsible for 13 fatalities and hundreds of injuries. The sorrow of the tragic loss of life in this case is now joined by growing public anger about a cover-up at the company to avoid liability for the defect. GM's engineers and managers may have known of the problem as early as 2004, and OM's in-house lawyers apparently knew about the defect in 2013 or earlier. The facts are still developing in this story, and the release of an internal investigation report last week directed by Anton Valukas answered significant questions. The actions of OM's lawyers clearly raise significant legal ethics ramifications.
Professor Alan Ramo writes a letter to the editor about the environmental effects of coal pollution
Paging Dr. Derrida: A Deconstructionist Approach to Understanding the Affordable Care Act Litigation
Laura Cisneros discusses the defects of sovereignty federalism and cooperative federalism.
The book examines the impact contract law, copyright law (including termination rights, parody, and ownership of characters), tax law and obscenity law has on the creative process. It considers how these laws enhance and constrain the process of creating comic art by examining the effect their often inconsistent and incoherent application has had on the lives of creators, retailers and readers of comic art. It uniquely explains the disparate results in two key comic book parody cases, the Winter Brothers case and the Air Pirates case and offers an explanation for the seemingly inconsistent results in those cases. Finally, it offers a detailed discussion and analysis of the history and operation of the "work-for-hire" doctrine in copyright law and its affect on comic art creators.
With divorce parties on the rise, some bakeries are now making special cakes just for the occasion.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly thinks the Economy will be this summer's main story. What stories do you think will be big?
Making the legal case for sustainability in China, Peter Oniemola sites a GGU Law Review paper.
Dean Rachel Van Cleave of Golden Gate University School of Law writes about what law schools and veterans can do to support veterans in their communities
Kit Yarrow tells CreditCards.com how our brains have changed, and how consumers can avoid the pitfalls of shopping today.
Positively Filipino and Golden Gate University Edward S. Ageno School of Business present a film by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas: Documented.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas' film Documented screened at Golden Gate University April 19 to an audience of nearly 200.
Jay Gonzalez, professor of government and Global Filipino Studies, Ageno School of Business, speaks with Michael Krasny
Dr. Jay Gonzalez observes that, "Filipinos have a long history with guns."
Prof. Gonzalez, chair of GGU's Public Administration dept. in the Ageno School of Business: "Vargas is a rock star in the immigrant-rights community."
Nike and other brands on New York State standardized tests raise concerns of product placement. Professor Strahilevitz comments.
Need wifi abroad? Professor Strahilevitz says travelers would rather pay a bigger overall hotel bill than pay extra for wifi
Professor Strahilevitz comments on the selfish side of charity. Often, giving is motivated by more than a desire to help others. This doesn't mean it won't have an overall positive effect.
GGU Professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz comments on the strategy behind the one day window to buy Google Glass
Terry Connelly takes a look at the troubles facing the stock market this spring.
Prof. Gonzalez comments on the upcoming screening of "Documented" at GGU.
Sledgehammer Games' Glen Schofield Named Speaker for Golden Gate University's Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Glen Schofield, video game guru, will be speaking at GGU Commencement Ceremonies .
GGU Law's emeritus Dean Peter Keane comments on new tactics from "Shrimp Boy's" lawyers in Senator Yee scandal. Keane says it is likely the lawyers are laying the groundwork for an entrapment defense.
With social networks, quality may be more important than quantity. GGU Marketing Profressor Strahilevitz weighs in.
Golden Gate University will screen the award-winning film "Documented" by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas
New Coinstar machines allow consumers to trade in giftcards for a portion of the value in cash. Kit Yarrow explains how this frees consumers.
Dr. Gonzalez's observations on Leland Yee's case
Women in Haiti are frequent victims of sexual violence and armed assault. Yet an astonishing proportion of these victims also act as perpetrators of violent crime, often as part of armed groups. Award-winning legal scholar Benedetta Faedi Duramy visited Haiti to discover what causes these women to act in such destructive ways and what might be done to stop this tragic cycle of violence.
Dr. Jay Gonzalez speaks with Gil Gross about Wilson Sy Lim's arrest and Lim's connection to Leland Yee
GGU professor Jay Gonzalez questions likelihood of Philippine arms deal involving Senator Yee and a Daly City dentist
GGU Alumn Michael G. Harpold recalls his first interactions with Chavez on the Mexican/American border.
Michael Robertson, aid to the President of the United States and a GGU Alumnus, is fighting for Obamacare through stage IV cancer.
GGU Professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz suggests virtual reality has applications outside of gaming -- including long-distance-learning.
Marketing professor Michal Ann Strahilevitz says drinking coffee for many is less about caffeine content and more about ritual.
Cynthia Chandler, an adjunct professor at GGU Law and co-founder of the Oakland-based prisoner rights group Justice Now, pushes for an end to prison sterilizations, gathering data and firsthand accounts from female prisoners about questionable and damaging surgeries.
GGU's Terry Connelly criticizes CNBC for misleading financial reporting. Connelly analyzes the consequences of CNBC's misstep, which led investors to believe that Federal interest rates would increase earlier than expected.
Professor Hina Shah writes about California Assembly Bill 1522 and how it will affect sick leave for low-income workers in some very surprising ways
In light of December's epic data breach at Target, many consumers are questioning the liability that could come with participating in loyalty programs.
Teaming up with another person can improve your odds of keeping a New Year's resolution
Loyalty programs work really well, obviously, if it's something you buy pretty regularly.
In light of December's epic data breach at Target, many consumers are questioning the liability that could come with participating in loyalty programs.
Teaming up with another person can improve your odds of keeping a New Year's resolution
Loyalty programs work really well, obviously, if it's something you buy pretty regularly.
Terry Connelly argues that Downton Abbey mirrors the changing economy in the U.S.
Professor Emerita Kit Yarrow provides advice on savings based on psychological research to CNBC.
At a time of year when many workers anticipate a Christmas bonus check or a holiday ham, some companies say one of the best ways to reward outstanding performance and inspire employee loyalty is a chance to shop til they drop.
Kit Yarrow discusses adult consumer behavior during the Christmas season.
GGU Law Professor Mort Cohen is honored for his public service.
Kit Yarrow discusses adult consumer behavior during Halloween.
Peter Keane, dean emeritus and professor at GGU's School of Law, discusses identity theft.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the markets and Syria.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly anticipates Bernanke's next move.
GGU professor and legendary powerhouse, Martin Pring, discusses his contributions to technical analysis methodology.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the recent trial and controversial verdict.
Kit Yarrow talks about the integration of technology into our lives -- including our clothing.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly analyzes the (ir)rationality of market behavior.
Kit Yarrow explains why the car service Silvercar will appeal to younger professionals.
Professor of Law, Mort Cohen, discusses the geographically-fragmented nature of some California laws.
Marketing professor Michal Strahilevitz discusses the risks of firing your spokesperson.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly parses the Bernanke's words.
Kit Yarrow explores the consumer psychology of processed food prices.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly talks about the power of the Fed's words.
Graduating? Kit Yarrow explains how to get more gifts through social media.
Kit Yarrow discusses the positive impacts of shopping.
GGU Law Professor Roger Bernhardt talks about the fine print of contracts.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the 2016 Republican Presidential Horse Race
GGU Law Professor Peter Keane weighs in on the retirement of the Oakland Police Chief
Tax Dean Mary Canning named one of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly asks if the old adage will ring true this year.
Kit Yarrow explains how the desire to provide well for their children affects parents' spending for prom.
Kit Yarrow discusses why most retailers are unlikely to tack on a charge for credit card purchases.
Kit Yarrow explains how our senses influence shopping decisions.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the possibility of non-government backed insurance on savings.
Kit Yarrow explains that cost often trumps brand loyalty.
Kit Yarrow argues that our confidence in government is weakened by poor communication about sequestration effects.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly offers his thoughts on the effects of the Euro crisis.
Tax Dean Mary Canning explains that mortgage points must be amortized over the life of the loan.
Kit Yarrow explains why we feel such strong emotions when it comes to Disney.
Kit Yarrow helps explain why we make poor choices when it comes to managing our income taxes.
GGU Law Professor Peter Keane explains why Thomas Frazier has his work cut out for him.
Kit Yarrow argues that online reviews may make consumers change their behavior, but probably not dramatically.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly discusses the nuances of messages from Fed members and others.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly gives a few reasons for the behavior of the markets.
GGU Law Professor Myron Moskovitz argues that MUNI would be on solid ground in banning defoulers.
Barry Bonds Faces Uphill Court Battle While Trying to Get His Obstruction of Justice Conviction Thrown Out
GGU Law Professor Peter Keane discusses the judge who presided over the Bonds trial
Kit Yarrow discusses the effects the new credit card surcharge rules will have on the retail industry.
Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly shares his feelings on the debt ceiling law.
Marketing professor Michal Strahilevitz weighs in on GoDaddy's Super Bowl ad.
Marketing professor Michal Strahilevitz explains how quick thinking can make all the difference with social media.
Adjunct professor Larry Goldzband discusses his new role as the executive director of The Bay Conservation and Development Commission
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Dean Emeritus Terry Connelly explains how the financial industry uses consultants to sharpen employee skills.
Golden Gate University, the 110-year old private, non-profit University for working professionals that power the Bay Area and beyond, announced that after an extensive search, the University has selected Paul Fouts as the next Dean of its Edward S. Ageno School of Business.
Kit Yarrow talks to Smart Money about what Gen Y means to moviemakers.
Law School Dean Emeritus and former San Francisco Police Commissioner Peter Keane comments on a new strategy BART says will lead to better policing.
Terry Connelly, dean emeritus of the Ageno School of Business speaks to the potential repercussions of rising gas prices.
Kit Yarrow talks to theBoston Globeabout the psychology behind the rebellion against Valentines' Day.
How much do customers really care about the sometimes-unsavory practices behind the products they love? Kit Yarrow weighs in.
Kaiser Permanente President and Chief Operating Officer Bernard Tyson to lead prestigious Fortune 500 senior leadership group
Michal Strahilevitz tells USA TODAY that the charity must do damage control. ALSO: Listen to Michal's KFPA interview about Komen.
Kit Yarrow notes that shopping is becoming less seasonal.
GGU alumna Christine Gorjanc (MS 91) joins the Board of Directors at Invitae.
Former GGU instructor Ronald Schrotenboer named as a 2015 Tax Controversy Leader by the International Tax Review.
Professor and Dean Emeritus Peter Keane speaks about persons working as police officers and moonlighting as private security for professional sports teams. Peter Keane states, "They need to make sure that the team isn't hiring police officers to run interference for them with the law."