law

1986 - Marc Greendorfer

December 04, 2016
Marc Greendorfer (B.A., economics and psychology, ’86) practices corporate law in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, he established the Zachor Legal Institute, a nonprofit foundation combating the Palestinian-based boycott movement against Israel. He also filed amicus curiae briefs in two U.S. Supreme Court cases — Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby Stores in 2014 (where the court ruled family-owned companies cannot be forced to provide contraceptive coverage against their religious beliefs) and Obergefell vs. Hodges in 2015 (which made gay marriage a national right). Language in his second brief was used by Chief Justice John Roberts in his dissent. Greendorfer has had several papers published in prominent law reviews. One article, “The BDS Movement: That Which We Call A Foreign Boycott, By Any Other Name, Is Still Illegal,” was cited by Israel’s Supreme Court in its 2015 decision upholding the nation’s domestic anti-boycott law. 

1983 - Christopher Staring

October 04, 2015

After five years serving as a Superior Court judge in Pima County, Arizona, Christopher Staring (B.A., political science and public service, ’83) was named in October to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II. “Judge Staring has a record of integrity and achievement in the legal profession and has established himself as a well-respected and thoughtful judge on the Pima County Superior Court,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in announcing Staring's appointment.