August 29, 2014
The Authors Alliance boasts a growing number of members, as it helps writers negotiate for control of copyrights to their creative works.
August 27, 2014
Selbin and Ross are the new faculty co-directors of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, a leading player in Berkeley Law’s public mission.
August 20, 2014
The Human Rights Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an exhibit of photographs that capture human dignity in the face of injustice.
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New Home for Clinics
Berkeley Law celebrated its new clinical program offices with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 27. Thanks to a major gift from the Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation, the school’s three in-house clinics now share a modern, professional office suite for students, mentors, faculty, and staff. The renovated space features two large workrooms, several offices, and quiet meeting areas. The clinics previously operated in separate, overcrowded spaces. Alba Witkin attended the event and helped Dean Sujit Choudhry cut the ceremonial ribbon.
Robbins Collection Creates Student Award >>
The Robbins Collection, a leading international center for comparative legal and historical studies, has established the Lloyd McCullough Robbins Award for second- and third-year Berkeley Law students. To become eligible for the award, students need to submit an unpublished research paper on a comparative law or legal history topic of their choice by Jan. 31, 2015. Participants must include Robbins Collection holdings, or the Berkeley Law Library’s foreign, comparative, or international works, as source material for their research. More information about the new award is available here. (8/28/14)
Schraub Named First Darling Fellow >>
David Schraub has been named Berkeley Law’s Darling Fellow, a new annual fellowship funded by a major gift from the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation. Schraub will spend a year at the law school and teach Constitutional Law this spring. A 2011 University of Chicago Law School high honors graduate, he taught Anti-Discrimination Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Illinois before clerking for U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diana Murphy. Schraub then joined Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He has authored several articles, including one in the California Law Review on “sticky slopes”—when social movements act to block, instead of enable, further policy goals. (8/18/14)
Taymor Explains US Corruption Law >>
Ken Taymor, executive director of the law school’s Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, participated in a recent ethics and governance education program for senior-level Indian government officials. The officials—responsible for making policy decisions in areas such as education, health, transportation, and energy—attended the program at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Taymor’s presentation, entitled “From Corruption to Good Governance: Are There Lessons from Abroad?” discussed key elements of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and described potential problem scenarios. (8/15/14)
Christina Swarns is the director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's Criminal Justice Project. She spoke on "Post-Racial America: The View from Death Row" at a recent Henderson Center Rutch Chance Lecture. Watch here »
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September 2: Student Activities Fair
September 3: Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects Informational Lunch
September 3: Reception - Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
September 20-21: Alumni Weekend 2014
- Op-ed by Frank Zimring: Why America needs stories like California Chrome, the dark horse that conquers. (New York Post)
- Prof Dan Farber explains the legal basis for EPA's rules to reduce carbon emissions. (Legal Planet)
- Prof. john powell says economic polarization is not driving political polarization, but rather anxiety, fear, and hostility to the “other.” (Berkeley Blog)