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Visiting Lecturers

Spring 2017

Hillary J. Allen teaches Business Associations and Securities Regulations.  She has previously taught at Suffolk University Law School, Brooklyn Law School, and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Michael Canzoneri teaches Appellate Advocacy (Moot Court) at UC Davis School of Law. He is a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the California Office of the Attorney General.

Dennis Cota ’86 teaches Advanced Trial Practice. He is a founding partner of Cota Cole LLP and has extensive trial experience representing both private clients and public entities.

Ofelia Cuevas teaches Race, Mass Incarceration, and Policing.  She recently taught as a Lecturer in the American Studies Program and the Department of Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis.

George Demos teaches Securities Enforcement at King Hall. He is a former United States Securities and Exchange Commission prosecutor.  

Stacy Don ’03 teaches Trademark and Unfair Competition. She is a Partner at Toledo Don LLP.

Karen Douglas teaches a Renewable Energy Seminar.  She is a member and former Chair of the California Energy Commission and a former Director of the California Climate Initiative.

Tim Foley teaches a Death Penalty Seminar. He is a criminal defense attorney specializing in capital cases and a Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law.

Suvrajyoti Gupta teaches Regulatory Trust & Corruption. He is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution at Jindal Global Law School.

Theda Heber teaches Pension and Employee Benefits Law. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Fairholme Trust Company LLC and provides legal services to asset management companies out of her law office in Berkeley.

Yoshinori Himel ’75 teaches Pretrial Skills.  He is a retired Assistant United States Attorney and regularly teaches civil pretrial and trial practice as well as legal writing to new attorneys at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center.

James Leet teaches Corporate Tax. He is a shareholder at Boutin Jones in Sacramento, specializing in corporate, partnership, and personal income tax planning.

James Lowy teaches Taxation of Partnerships. He is a principal in the Joint Ventures and Partnership Tax Consulting Group of the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young LLP.  

Shama Mesiwala ’98 co-teaches Appellate Advocacy (Moot Court). She is a senior judicial attorney for California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal, a co-founder of the South Asian Bar Association of Sacramento, and a California Court Commissioner.

Johann Morri teaches Introduction to American Legal Concepts and Methods. He has also taught Legal Writing and Research for international students and served as Academic Coordinator for the CUPL Program at King Hall, and worked as a judge in the Tribunal administratif de Versailles (Versailles administrative trial court) in France.

Ryan Norman teaches Business Planning & Drafting. He is a founding Partner at DN Development and I/O Labs, a Managing Partner at Cloud City Capital, and a business attorney who specializes in start-up clients in the tech, political, and service sectors.

Kyung Sin Park teaches Censorship in the Golden Age. He is a Professor at Korea University School of Law as well as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Open Net Korea.

Donna Petre teaches Juvenile Justice. She is a retired Yolo County Superior Court judge.

Kirupa Pushparaj teaches Patent Prosecution and Practice. He is the Director of Intellectual Property at Square, Inc.

Belia Eugenia Ramos teaches Analytical and Persuasive Writing. She is a former grader of the California Bar Exam. A licensed attorney, she has practiced in the areas of employment counseling and litigation and insurance defense.

Silvio Reggiardo teaches Estate Planning. He is a Partner at Downey Brand.

Julie Rolgado teaches Poverty Law.  She is Deputy Director for Program Operations at Legal Services of Northern California.

Richard Schickle co- teaches Appellate Advocacy (Moot Court) at UC Davis School of Law. He is a career law clerk to the Hon. Consuelo Maria Callahan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Saba Suheil Shatara ’13 teaches Problem Solving and Analysis. He is a Tax Counsel at the California State Board of Equalization.

Gary Smith teaches Public Interest Law.  He is a graduate of Yale Law School and currently serves as Executive Director of Legal Services of Northern California.

Timothy Taylor teaches Land Use Planning.  He is a Partner at Stoel Rives in Sacramento.

Roberta M. Ward teaches Introduction to U.S. Legal Methods. Previously, she served as an Administrative Law Judge in the California Department of Health Care Services.

Stephen White teaches Advanced Criminal Procedure.  He is a Sacramento Superior Court judge.

William Wiecek teaches Remedies.  He is a Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University College of Law.