Attorney at law, practicing in civil rights, civil liberties, international human rights, whistleblower protection, motor vehicle accidents, international trade, and federal income tax. Professor of law. University lecturer in management and liberal arts. Advanced degrees in law and journalism. Published in law reviews and public policy journals. Served on national advisory panels on public policy ethics. Former union official, journalist, energy utility manager, military intelligence officer, national laboratory executive, and media relations consultant.
LL.M. summa cum laude, International Legal Studies, Golden Gate Univ. School of Law, 2000
J.D., John F. Kennedy Univ. School of Law, 1998
M.S., Journalism, Boston Univ. School of Public Communication, 1968
B.S.F.S., International Affairs, Georgetown Univ. School of Foreign Service, 1966
Additional credits in Management, Accounting, and Astronomy
Psychological Impact on Decisionmaking of Legislators and Judges,”
Law School Admission Test Scandal: Problems of Bias and Conflicts of
Security and World Law in the Shadow of Super-Terrorism,”
Live on Their Land: Implications of Long-Ago Takings of American Indian
Property,” Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law,
vol. 6 (2000); presented at the 2001
Testing and a Problem of Inherent Racial Bias: Why Minorities Are Underrepresented
in the Legal Profession,” Mexican American Bar Association Conference
“Star Wars for Peace: Teller Looks to the Future,” National Review (Aug. 9, 1985).
“DOE’s Big Chill,” on government information policy, The Progressive (Apr. 19, 1985).
“Global Energy Crisis,” International Energy Technology Conference (Wash., D.C., Mar. 25, 1980) and State Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin, Feb. 27, 1980).
Quest of Public Understanding: Audience-Oriented Communications,”
“Case Study in Political Communications,” Electrical World (Sept. 15 and Oct. 1, 1977).
Public policy mediation
Active member, Scientific Advisory Council of the Human Rights Conflict Prevention Centre, Univerzitet u Bihacu, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000-), advising on indigenous peoples, security issues, international law.
Organized a series of colloquia that brought leading nuclear weapons scientists and engineers together with religious leaders for synergy and consensus on moral dimensions of U.S. strategic arms policies, at San Damiano Dominican Retreat and St. Mary’s College, Calif. (1984-87).
Organized the Wisconsin Coal Policy Project, bringing industry and environmental leaders together, achieving consensus that led to enactment of state legislation to ameliorate acid rain.
Summary of legal experience
Won judgments or monetary sanctions against multibillion-dollar federal agencies. Helped clients win damage claims against state and municipal government entities and large corporate interests. Won political asylum for survivors of genocide. Practicing in the areas of discrimination, harassment, privacy, free speech, whistleblower protection, domestic and international commerce, federal tax law and tax collection issues. Pro bono work for Native Americans. Admitted to practice before the the Supreme Court of California, U.S. District Court (Northern District of California), and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (District of Columbia).
Enlisted in U.S. Army as private; served as platoon guide, Basic Combat Training (won seven out of eight Best Platoon awards); nominated for American Spirit of Honor Award; graduated from six-month Area Studies course, then served as curriculum coordinator, U.S. Army Intelligence School, Ft. Holabird, Md.; received direct commission as 2d lieutenant, Military Intelligence; declared conscientious and legal objections to U.S. war policy in Vietnam; discharged honorably.
Honors and awards
award (for paper on Japanese Empire bio-terrorism), presented at San
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