Based on their individual expertise, a different Santa Clara Law School faculty member will teach each of the five classes on major legal issues. Leading off will be Professor Margaret Russell who will address the United States Supreme Court. She will profile the nine justices, explain the implications of recent decisions, and identify major pending cases. The second class will analyze immigration laws. Professor Lynette Parker will address existing laws and the evolving emphasis on legal and illegal immigration. The third class by Ellen Kreitzberg will examine the death penalty and whether California has witnessed its last execution. Former Law School Dean Jerry Uelmen will teach the fourth class with a focus on whether current laws that address illegal drugs really make sense. The final of the five classes will deal with legislating death. Professor Michelle Oberman will provide a perspective on this sobering, but increasingly important topic.
Instructor: Jack Callon, a member of the OLLI@SCU Curriculum Committee, will serve as moderator for this five part series.
Margaret Russell (February 11) has been a member of the School of Law faculty since 1990. Prior to joining the SCU faculty, she was a fellow at the public interest law firm Public Advocates, Inc. in San Francisco. Her undergraduate degree was from Princeton in 1979, and her law degree from Stanford in 1984.
Lynette Parker (February 18) has been teaching and supervising law students handling immigration cases at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center since 2000. Prior to coming to Santa Clara, she worked as a staff attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay for 10 years. She has extensive experience representing asylum applicants, as well as battered spouses and children who are self-petitioning for permanent residence, victims of crimes and victims of human trafficking.
Ellen Kreitzberg (February 25)joined the School of Law in 1988. Prior to that, she was a trial attorney for the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. Her law degree is from George Washington University, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jerry Uelmen (March 4)served as Dean of the Santa Clara School of Law from 1986 to 1994. In 1994-95, he was part of the defense team for the trials of O.J. Simpson. He has served as President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association Law Foundation. In 2008, he returned to full time teaching at the Santa Clara School of Law.
Michelle Oberman (March 11)joined the School of Law faculty in 2004. She earned her law degree from the University of Michigan in 1988, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1983.
Long Course, Other Dates: February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11
Location: Sobrato Residence Hall Building A, Room B & C
Cost: 85.00 Location:
Sobrato Residence Hall, Sobrato Hall A
Room B & C