Caroline B. Newcombe
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Political Science and History, 1970, University of Colorado, Boulder; J.D., 1977, University of Virginia; LL.M., Law and Government, 2005, American University; Member, California State Bar
Phone: (213) 738-5732
Caroline Newcombe has taught Administrative Law, Contracts, and Community Property as a member of Southwestern's adjunct faculty since 2003. She has worked closely with the very successful National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition teams and received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Moot Court Honors Program in 2008. During the 2010-11 academic year, she is teaching Administrative Law, Community Property and Contracts as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law.
A member of the California State Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar, Professor Newcombe was associated for more than a decade with the international law firm of Lord, Bissell & Brook where she handled civil litigation, civil appeals, commercial insurance contract coverage disputes and aviation defense, and was chosen to write the first brief in the U.S. involving jurisdiction over satellites in space. She prepared a community property brief which formed the basis of the California Supreme Court opinion in the often cited case of Elden v. Sheldon.
Professor Newcombe currently serves as Chair of the Education Committee of the Administrative Law Section of the American Bar Association. Her scholarly publications include the chapter on "Recent Developments in Education Law," in Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice (J. Lubbers, ed.; 2008, 2009, 2010) and "Morse v. Frederick One Year Later: New Limitations on Student Speech and the 'Columbine Factor,'" 42 Suffolk University Law Review 429 (June 2009). She was recently a panelist at Cornell University Law School where she discussed her forthcoming articles on Early Irish Law and the Origin of California Community Property Law.
Books and Chapters
Recent Developments in Education Law, in DEVELOPMENTS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND REGULATORY PRACTICE (J. Lubbers, ed.; 2008, 2009, 2010)
The Origin and Civil Law Foundation of the Community Property System; Why California Adopted it; and Why Community Property Principles Benefit Women, 11 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LAW JOURNAL OF RACE, RELIGION GENDER AND CLASS 239 (June 2011)
Morse v. Frederick One Year Later: New Limitations on Student Speech and the 'Columbine Factor,' 42 SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 429 (June 2009)
Business Risk Exclusions, 31 CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTOR 4 (with E. Bauman; Summer 2009)
The Impaired Property Exclusion, 52 FEDERATION OF DEFENSE AND CORPORATE COUNSEL QUARTERLY 365 (2002)
Fronting Arrangements and Cut Through Clauses, LOS ANGELES DAILY JOURNAL (April 2002)
Reinsurance Agreements: How They Work, LOS ANGELES DAILY JOURNAL (January 1992)