A number of my friends and colleagues at UCLAW have had some recent accomplishments that are noteworthy:
Khaled Abou El Fadl was just recognized in the 2016 List of the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims. The list names about 100 scholars worldwide, however within the United States, they only named six scholars, of whom Khaled was one. Take a look at http://themuslim500.com/
Dan Bussel has been named 2016 Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association, one of five “Lawyers of the Year” awards presented by the Century City Bar Association in five practice areas. For more information, http://www.centurycitybar.com/events/Banquet%202016/CCBA%20Press%20Release%20Banquet%202016.pdf
Luz Herrera’s inspiring story was just featured in a lengthy piece on Counterpunch: "From Tijuana to Harvard to Compton to UCLA Law: the Journey of Social Justice Lawyer Luz Herrera.” Read it at http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/03/02/from-tijuana-to-harvard-to-compton-to-ucla-law-the-journey-of-social-justice-lawyer-luz-herrera/
Neil Netanel has just published From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print . As Professor Michael Birnhack states in his review, From Maimonides to Microsoft is a masterful, rigorous exploration of Jewish copyright law. Netanel weaves past and present, history and theory, into an intricate socio-legal fabric, as he unearths the making of rabbinic copyright law.” https://global.oup.com/academic/product/from-maimonides-to-microsoft-9780195371994?cc=us&lang=en&
Angela Riley was just honored as one of the 2016 Women Inspiring Change by the Harvard Law International Women’s Day Exhibit Committee. This Exhibit showcases the astounding contributions of women around the world to the areas of law and policy. Read about it at https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/womeninspiringchange/2016-honorees/angela-riley/ .