Hillel of San Diego’s Lawsuit Over UCSD Center


Cooley helped Hillel of San Diego defeat a lawsuit challenging its plans to build the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center, a facility to serve Jewish students at University of California, San Diego.

An organization called Taxpayers for Responsible Land Use has filed multiple lawsuits challenging the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center since 2006. With its latest, filed against both Hillel of San Diego and the City of San Diego in 2017, TRLU sought to invalidate the city’s most recent approval of the center.

Earlier this month, however, San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor denied TRLU’s claims entirely, finding that the city’s approval was supported by substantial evidence.

Hillel of San Diego encourages students of all backgrounds to form deep, personal connections to Jewish life, learning and Israel through exploration, leadership and a sense of belonging.

Cooley advised with a team including Summer Wynn (Picture), Barrett Anderson, Steve Strauss, Dennis C. Crovella, Jessica Wallach, Linh Nguyen, Markie Jorgensen, Jonathan Phillips and Ginny Williams-Walulik.

Involved fees earner: Summer Wynn – Cooley LLP; Barrett Anderson – Cooley LLP; Steve Strauss – Cooley LLP; Dennis Crovella – Cooley LLP; Jessica Wallach – Cooley LLP; Linh Nguyen – Cooley LLP; Markie Jorgensen – Cooley LLP;

Law Firms: Cooley LLP;

Clients: Hillel of San Diego;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti