Criminology and Justice Studies

Bruce Zucker

Bruce Zucker
Professor
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Phone:
818 677-3964
Office location:
Sierra Hall 130V

Biography

EDUCATION

 J.D., December 1993, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

  • Dean's List and Graduated Top 20% of Class
  • American Jurisprudence Award:  Comparative Law
  • President, Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity

 B.A., December 1989, Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Dean's List
  • President, Anthropology Undergraduate Student Association    

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Professor, Department of Criminology and Justice Studies, California State University, Northridge.  Fall 2017 -

Professor, Department of Business Law, California State University, Northridge.  Fall 1997 –Spring 2017.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Attorney, Post Revocation Defense, Law Office of Bruce Zucker, 2000 to present.  Represent California parolees and prison inmates on appointed and retained bases at hearings before the California Board of Parole Hearings in parole revocation; parole extension; psychiatric return; and lifer consideration hearings (over 3,000).  Represent appellants on direct appeals to the California Court of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and U.S. Supreme Court (appointed through California Appellate Project).  Represent parolees in habeas corpus proceedings stemming from parole revocation hearings.    Federal sentencing consultant.

United States Probation and Parole Officer, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. 1995 to 2000.   Authored pre-sentence reports; supervised other probation officers; coordinated the Financial Investigation Unit, which provided intensive monitoring and supervision for the Central District’s worst financial predators.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2016 to Present, Member, American Criminology Society

2009 to Present, Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association.

2001 to Present, Officer and Director, California Association of Parole Defense Attorneys.

1994 through Present, Active Member, State Bar of California.

1998 through Present, Member, Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

2005 through 2012, Member, Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Zucker, B.; Dosanjh Zucker, K.  (Fall 2016).  Both sides of the fence: legal and ethical implications of dual agency in real estate transactions.  Real Estate Law Journal, 45(2), 153.

Zucker, B., Dosanjh Zucker, K. (2014). Section 8 Choice Voucher Program: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Renting to Residential Tenants Receiving Federally Subsidized Housing. Real Estate Law Journal, 43(1), 38.

Zucker, B. (2014). Jessica's Law Residency Restrictions in California: The Current State of the Law as of 2013. Golden Gate University Law Review, 44(2), 101.

Zucker, B. (2010). Parole Revocation Practice in California. Criminal Law Journal:  State Bar of California, 11(4).

Dosanjh Zucker, K., Zucker, B. (Winter 2009) The Spring of Hope:  Labor and Employment Rights in the Obama Era. Labor Law Journal, 26.

Zucker, Bruce. (Winter 2008).  The Right to Confront Adverse Witnesses at Post-Conviction Release Revocation Hearings.  New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement.  Vol. 34, No. 1.

Zucker, Bruce.  (2005-2006). A Triumph for Gideon:  The Evolution of the Right to Counsel for California Parolees in Parole Revocation Proceedings.  Western State Law Review, Vol. 33, Nos 1-2.

Zucker, Bruce. (June 16, 2005). Valdivia Brings Welcome Changes to Parole Revocation Process.  Los Angeles Daily Journal.  Vol 188, No. 116.

Zucker, Bruce.  (Fall 2004).  Settling Federal Criminal Cases in the Post-Enron Era:  The Role of the Court and Probation Office in Plea Bargaining Federal White Collar Cases.  Florida Coastal Law Review Vol. 6, No. 1.

Zucker, Bruce and Michelle Carey. (2000).  Capturing the Harm: Assessing 'Tax Loss' Under the United States Sentencing Guidelines.  Akron Tax Journal.  Vol. 15, Iss. 1.

Saunders, Kurt and Bruce Zucker. (Spring 1999).  Counteracting Identity Theft in the Information Age:  Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act.  Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.  Vol. 8, Iss. 3.

Zucker, Bruce.  (1999). Attorneys Who Enter Into Business Transactions With Their Clients:  A Presumption of Undue Influence, Malpractice, and Impropriety."  Journal of Legal Advocacy and Practice. Vol. 1.

Zucker, Bruce. (1998). Sentencing Business Organizations Under the United States Sentencing Guidelines: A Survey of the Current Law."  Refereed Conference Proceedings, Academy of Legal Studies in Business.  

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Dosanjh Zucker, K. (Presenter & Author), Zucker, B. (Presenter & Author), Western Regional Association of Business Communication, "Calling out the Bully:  Defining “Abusive Conduct” under California’s new Workplace Anti- Bullying Training Requirements," Association of Business Communication, Los Angeles, CA. (May 22, 2015).

Zucker, B., Dosanjh Zucker, K., CSUN Faculty Retreat:  2015, "The Bullying Colleague:  Lifting a Shadow on the Shine of Campus Diversity," CSUN Academic Senate, California State University, Northridge. (January 12, 2015).

Zucker, B. (Presenter Only), Real Estate Speaker Series, "Section 8 Subsidized Housing," CSUN College of Business and Economics, CSUN College of Business and Economics. (November 21, 2013).

Zucker, B. (Presenter & Author), Dosanjh Zucker, K. (Presenter & Author), Spring 2012 Annual Meeting, "California's Disbarred Lawyers:  A Legal and Empirical Analysis, 2011-2012," Pacific NW Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Portland, OR. (April 2012).

Zucker, B. (Presenter & Author), Parole Hearings for Life Inmates, "Writs and Appeals from Parole Board Hearings for Life Inmates," Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, California. (July 30, 2011).

Zucker, B. (Presenter & Author), Parole Hearing Defense, "Sex Offenders and Residency Restrictions in California," California Association of Parole Defense Attorneys, Los Angeles, California. (May 2011).

Dosanjh Zucker, K., Zucker, B., Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, ""The Tide is Turning: Labor and Employment Rights in the Obama Era"," Pacific Northwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Portland, Oregon. (April 17, 2009).

Zucker, Bruce and Kiren Dosanjh.  “Prison Bars at Work.”  Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Annual Conference, Monterey, California, March 2006).

Zucker, Bruce.  “The Evolution of Federal Sentencing in White Collar Matters:  The Era Before Sentencing Guidelines through the  U.S. Supreme Court’s 2005 Booker-Fanfan  Decision.”  Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, August 2005).

Zucker, Bruce, “A Triumph for Gideon:  The Evolution of the Right to Counsel for California Parolees in Parole Revocation Proceedings.”  Law and Society Association (Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2005). 

Zucker, Bruce.  "Life Sentences for Federal Corporate and White Collar Crime:  Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission React to ‘Enron Genre’ Crime."   Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, August 2003).

Zucker, Bruce and Michelle Carey.  "Capturing the Harm: Assessing 'Tax Loss' Under the United States Sentencing Guidelines."  Academy of Legal Studies in Business (Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 2001.)

Zucker, Bruce.  "Assessing 'Loss' in Fraud Related Matters Under the United States Sentencing Guidelines."  University of Hawaii Conference on Business (Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2001).

Zucker, Bruce.  "Federal Sentencing and Restitution in Real Estate Fraud Matters." California District Attorneys Association (Real Estate Fraud Seminar, Palm Springs, California, November 2000).  Invited Speaker.

Saunders, Kurt and Bruce Zucker.  "Counteracting Identity Theft in the Information Age:  Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act."  The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (Law Tech '99 International Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 9-12, 1999).

Zucker, Bruce. "Sentencing Business Organizations under the United States Sentencing Guidelines: A Survey of the Current Law."  Academy of Legal Studies in Business (National Conference, San Diego, California, August 18-22, 1998).

DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Research/Writing Presentation, "The Engaging Lecture," Faculty Development:  CSUN, Northridge, CA. (September 22, 2011).

Workshop, "Just in Time Teaching: An ELIXR Digital Case Story," CSUN Faculty Development, Northridge, CA. (April 23, 2009).

Workshop, "Social Networking," CSUN Faculty Development, Northridge, CA. (April 14, 2009).

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Panelist, Round Table Discussion, “Is Habeas Corpus Effectively Dead in California?” American Criminology Society Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.  November 2016.

Panelist, “California Parole Revocation Defense.”  California Association of Parole Defense Attorneys.  Los Angeles, California.  January 26, 2008; January 21, 2009; May 21, 2010

Panelist, “Handling Habeas Corpus Matters from Parole Revocation Proceedings.” California Association of Parole Defense Attorneys. Los Angeles, California. September 17, 2005.

Invited Speaker/Presentation, “Parole Revocation Process in California.” California Appellate Defense Counsel 2005 Annual Conference.  San Diego, California. March 4, 2005.

Speaker, “Justice Corps as a Service Learning Program.”  California State UniversityNorthridge Faculty Retreat.  January 2005.

Invited Speaker/Presentation, “Parole Revocation Process in California.”  State Bar of California 2004 Winter Education Institute, Santa Monica, California.  January 22, 2004.

Reviewer, American Business Law Journal.  Spring 2005 through present.

Panelist, “The Future is Now:  Innovations in Legal Services Delivery.”  2003 Equal

Justice Conference, American Bar Association.  Portland, Oregon.  April 10-12, 2003.

HONORS, AWARDS, AND SERVICE

Honors and Awards

Spring 2011, Polished Apple Teaching Award, California State University, Northridge.

October 2002, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year--Government Category, State Bar of California.

Summer 2001, Volunteer Attorney of the Year, San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

August 2001, Distinguished Junior Faculty Award--2001, Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

May 2001, Annual Graduate Faculty Research Award, CSUN College of Business Administration and Economics.

March 2001, Annual Research and Grants Award,  CSUN College of Business and Economics. 

1999-2000, Annual Award for Basic Research (Best Article), CSUN College of Business Administration and Economics.

1999-2000, Annual Award For Applied Research (Best Article), CSUN College of Business Administration and Economics.

September 1997, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services Award for Voluntary Provision of Legal Services to the Poor, State Bar of California. 

University and Community Service

Committee Member, Department of Criminology and Justice Studies Search and Screen Committee (Part Time Faculty Pool), Spring 2017.

Committee Member, Department of Criminology and Justice Studies Search and Screen Committee (Tenure Track Hire), Fall 2016.

Committee Member, Department of Criminology and Justice Studies Establishment, Fall 2015 – Fall 2016.

Committee Member, Educational Resources Committee (ERC), Member. (October 2014 - June 2016).

Committee Member, Honorary Degree Screening Committee, Member. (August 2015 - May 2017).

Chairperson, Exceptional Creative Accomplishment(s) Award Committee. (April 2015).

Invited Manuscript Reviewer, "Dynamic Business Law," McGraw Hill Publishing, 9 reviews. (June 1, 2009 - September 15, 2009).

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, "Proposal on Economics and White Collar," Sage Publications, 1 review. (April 2009).

Coach, CSUN Pre-Law Chapter Mock Trial Team. Washington, D.C.  (November 2006)

Faculty Advisor. CSUN Pre-Law Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta.  (Fall 2006)

Faculty Rights Representative.  California Faculty Association (CSUN Chapter). (2005-2006)

Faculty Supervisor -- Justice Corps Project, Sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts (California), Los Angeles County Superior Court, and California State University (Northridge, Dominguez Hills, and Pomona). (2004-2005)