February 1, 2004
Shawbong Fok Walk along one of the fluorescent-lighted hallways of Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa and you will see a row of wood-framed pictures, listing its graduates, year by year in chronological order. At the end of the row, there is the 2003 graduating class frame, in which you see names like Robina Ali, Man Thi Nguyen, Horacio De La Vega, Bradford Cormany Beckett and Jameika Williams. Such diversity underscores the recent change in the legal profession, historically the bastion of white males, according to Robert Wylie, associate dean of Whittier Law School.
January 18, 2004
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September 16, 2003
Student charged with insurance fraud The San Bernardino County District Attorney's office on Monday filed four counts of felony insurance fraud against a 21-year-old Whittier Law School student, officials said. Prosecutors alleged that 21-year-old Roopinder Goraya of Fontana submitted a claim to Safeco Insurance saying his car stereo had been stolen. Officials said Goraya provided a receipt that was fraudulently prepared by a friend, 24-year-old Samir Rai of Chino Hills.
September 27, 2002
The Daily Pilot's list of the 103 Most Influential People of the Newport-Mesa Community (DP 103, Wednesday) should have included the dean of the only fully accredited graduate school in Newport-Mesa: Dean Neil Cogan, of Whittier Law School. I hope you will consider his inclusion next year. TYLER T. OCHOA Costa Mesa EDITOR'S NOTE: Tyler T. Ochoa is a professor and co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Whittier Law School.
August 14, 2002
Deirdre Newman Police officials on Monday arrested a 67-year-old man in connection to a March murder that was previously deemed an accident. Edward Sansing was taken into custody at 2:43 p.m. Monday on suspicion of killing 56-year-old Joanne Stern, whom he lived with in her two-story Costa Mesa townhome in the 2700 block of Longwood Court, near Fairview Park, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Dale Birney. The two were friends, and Sansing rented a room from her, Birney said.
July 24, 2002
More than 3,050 candidates for graduation received their diplomas and certificates during commencement ceremonies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in June. Of the more than 3,000 degrees conferred at two ceremonies, about 210 were master's degrees. Graduates from Costa Mesa include Damien Isaias Alvarado, Rodrigo Ernesto Bolanos, Christopher Howard Boyd, Nicholas David Breslin, Kaitlyn Joann Bourgeois and Michael Thomas Steinfeld. Graduates from Newport Beach include Kari Marie Anderson and Amanda Marie Kent, and Myles Hal Davis from Balboa Island.
July 13, 2002
Ken and Jan Wirgler of Newport Beach would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Wirgler of Newport Beach, to Thomas Kearney of Tustin. The bride-elect graduated from Corona del Mar High School and Concordia University, and is attending Whittier Law School. The future bridegroom, son of Virginia Kearney of Tustin, graduated from Woodbridge High School and Vanguard University. A November wedding is planned at St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach.
July 1, 2002
COSTA MESA - Noted sports attorney Leigh Steinberg will speak on his life, career and best-selling book, "Winning With Integrity: Getting What You're Worth Without Selling Your Soul," Monday at 7 p.m. in Classroom 7 at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa. Steinberg has 25 years of sports business experience and is the founding partner of Steinberg & Moorad, a law firm representing more than 150 high-profile professional athletes. He is also the chairman and CEO of Assante Enterprises, a multi-billion-dollar Canadian wealth management firm that handles financial matters for clients such as Tom Cruise and David Letterman.
June 27, 2002
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT-MESA -- Community members reacted with shock and disbelief at a federal appeals court decision Wednesday that, for the first time ever, declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of the words "under God" added by Congress in 1954. The ruling, if upheld, means schoolchildren can no longer recite the pledge, at least in the nine Western states covered by the court. In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal said the phrase amounts to a government endorsement of religion in violation of the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which requires a separation of church and state.