Professor of Law
- San Francisco
Dean of the Law School, 1998-2003.
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Professional Responsibility
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
JD, Southern Methodist University
BA, City College of New York
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Author of San Francisco's Handgun Control Ordinance and of California's Proposition
190 amending the California Constitution and reforming the State Commission on Judicial
Former Vice-President of the State Bar of California.
Former President of the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Former Chief Assistant Public Defender in the San Francisco Public Defender's office
from 1979 through 1998.
Former assistant professor at Hastings College of the Law.
Internationally known legal analyst for broadcast media: has appeared on CBS Evening
News, CNN, BBC, ABC World News, Larry King Live, Nightline, Burden of Proof, MSNBC
InterNight, and other news programs throughout the world.
Provides regular legal analysis on CBS television and radio in San Francisco.
From 1994 to 1997, he hosted "Keane on the Law," a weekly program on KPIX radio in
With Susan Rutberg. Early disclosure would gut judicial complaint system, Daily Journal, May 22, 2013.
Why Cops Lie, March 15, 2011, SFGate.com
Ninth Circuit Strikes out on Hearsay, The Recorder (1/21/2011).
Ulmer vs. Nava and the independence of the court, SFGate.com (Oct. 29, 2010).
Interloper in the Fields of Academe. (First-Time Experiences of a Non-Traditional Dean), Leadership in Legal Education Symposium IV, 35 University of Toledo L. Rev. 119 (2003).
The Jury - Some Thoughts, Historical and Personal, 47 Hastings L.J. 1249 (1996).
Member of California and Texas State Bars