Professor Francine Lipman and Professor James Williamson of San Diego State University College of Business Administration recently published their paper entitled “Social Security Benefits Formula 101.” The paper, which appeared in the Orange County Lawyer in May 2011, is a comprehensive presentation of the Social Security benefits formula. Read about Professor Lipman’s work on the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog.
In a likely first for an alumnus of the Fowler School of Law, Bryan F. Clavecilla (JD ’07) was appointed to serve as a judge in the Orange County Superior Court by Governor Gavin Newsom on January 29, 2024–filling the vacancy left by Judge Linda Marks’ retirement. Previously Clavecilla served as a Commissioner for the
This July, one hundred and sixteen Fowler School of Law graduates passed the California Bar Exam, posting a remarkable 81% successful pass rate for first-time bar-takers from the school. Placed in context, this achievement is nothing short of exceptional: Of the 7,500-plus bar-takers this July, 49% failed the exam; new graduates from Californian ABA-accredited schools saw