October 2010 eNews
The eNews is the monthly newsletter for the alumni community. Beginning with this issue, it will now also be sent to students in an effort to further celebrate the achievements of the law school community, foster alumni and student relationships, and share highlights of student news and events.
Dean Edley is flanked by former deans Bob Berring '74, Jesse Choper, Herma Hill Kay, and Edward Halbach, as well as 2010 Class Campaign Chair Doug Wolf '70.
Alumni Weekend a Big Success
Virginia Ettinger Phillips '82 Halts 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
California district court judge Virginia Ettinger Phillips '82 recently declared unconstitutional the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law governing gay and bisexual members of the U.S. military. Her opinion described the law as a violation of First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and Fifth Amendment guarantees of substantive due process. Since 1993, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has restricted the military from efforts to discover closeted gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members or applicants—while barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual individuals from military service because "it would create an unacceptable risk" to the military's "high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion."
Cloey Hewlett '79 Adds Excellence in Service Award to Her Honors
The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) recently announced that Cloey Hewlett ’79 has won its annual Excellence in Service Award. The honor recognizes UC Berkeley alumni who have provided outstanding voluntary service to the CAA and/or the University.
A partner at the San Francisco office of Nossaman LLP, Hewlett will receive the award at the university's annual Charter Gala celebration on April 9, 2011.
Read more here.A Conversation with John Burris
John Burris '73 discusses the Oscar Grant case for alumni and students on November 18 at Boalt Hall. In addition to hearing from John about his work, alumni can earn 1 hour of CLE, network with one another, and meet students. Register for the event here.John Phillips '69 and Jason Snyder '02 Discuss the White House Fellow Program
More than 70 alumni and students learned about the White House Fellows Program, one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service, from commission chair John Phillips and program alum Jason Snyder. BHAA Board Member Mike Martinez ’78 and his firm Crowell & Moring very generously hosted this program for the DC Law School community.
For those wanting to volunteer their assistance for student and alumni career programs, including Boalt externships in DC, please contact the CDO Dean Terry Galligan at email@example.com.
Heyman Terrace Dedication Pays Tribute to Former Law Professor
Capping a busy day of Alumni Weekend festivities, members of the Berkeley Law community gathered October 2nd for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that unveiled the law school's sparkling new patio as the I. Michael Heyman Terrace.
Dean Edley spoke at the event along with Roy Eisenhardt '65 and Roderic Park, co-chairs of the I. Michael Heyman Project, which was launched to honor Heyman's distinguished record of service to the University of California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the nation. The project was designed to fund the I. Michael Heyman Chair to support the work of a distinguished scholar, and to name the patio in his honor.
Read the full story and watch video of the dedication here.
For more information on this unique giving opportunity, please contact Bob Sproul at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.643.8170.
To make a gift, please click here and be sure to designate your donation to the I. Michael Heyman Project.
2010 Reunion Campaign Update
Financial aid, faculty recruitment and retention, student organizations, clinics and research centers, career services, building renovations—this is just a sampling of areas supported by money raised through the Boalt Hall Fund by this year's reunioning alumni.
If you are a member of these classes and haven't yet made your gift, please do so online here! The classes of 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1970, 1965, 1960, 1955 & 1950 have raised over $1.3 million for their reunion campaign, and there are still two critical months to go!
Gifts Matched for '06-'11 Grads and Students
The UCB Foundation will match gifts 1:1 for those alumni from classes 2010-2006. Graduating class of 2011 students will also have their gifts doubled!
The matching program began July 1 for all gifts up to $1,000. Act fast to make your gift as a limited amount of matching funds are available! Click here to make your gift online.
Bob Sproul to Head Boalt Advancement Efforts
Dean Edley has named Bob Sproul to serve as acting assistant dean of advancement. Sproul will work closely with the dean in moving forward the school's key development programs, and overseeing the $125 million Campaign for Boalt Hall through its completion.
"Bob brings great strengths from his past experience managing organizations in the marketing and communications area," says Edley. "During his time at Boalt, he has demonstrated great passion and energy in seeking to advance the school's fundraising agenda. We are fortunate to have someone with his talent and expertise."
Boalt is preparing for the third year of its innovative Summer LL.M. Program, where international students earn an LL.M. degree over the course of two consecutive 10-week summer terms. The application deadline for the 2011-2012 Summer Program is December 1st, and information on how to apply is available here.
The only accelerated LL.M. program of its kind is ideally suited for individuals who are already employed and able to take shorter leaves from their careers and home. The condensed but comprehensive curriculum offers students in-depth immersion into essential concepts of U.S. law, and allows graduates to meet the coursework requirements to sit for both the California and New York bar exams.
Sponsors Wanted for 1L Written and Oral Advocacy Course
Sponsorship Opportunities are available for our First Year Written & Oral Advocacy Course. We are looking for 12 law firms to act as sponsors for our 12 sections of Boalt's first year spring skills course—Written & Oral Advocacy (WOA). Each firm will be paired with a government law office or public interest group to sponsor a WOA section. Each section has 23-24 first year students.
Sponsors will be asked to mentor the students as they write, and prepare to argue, their first substantial legal argument. We'll be asking each sponsoring firm to host a reception for the students, give the students a chance to practice their arguments with a mentoring attorney, and help supply attorneys to hear the oral arguments here at Boalt. The course meets from mid-January to mid-April, with oral arguments scheduled for late March - mid-April.
We ask each sponsor to donate $10,000 to Boalt to help us offset the costs of our growing professional skills program.
We hope that this will be attractive to Bay Area law firms, as an opportunity to help mentor students, to help support the growth of professional skills at Boalt, and as a chance to get to know some of our first year students outside the traditional recruitment process.
To discuss this opportunity, please contact Professor David Oppenheimer, Director of Professional Skills, at 510-643-3225 or email@example.com.
Event: Detention, Interrogation Torture and the Legal Profession
This symposium seeks to promote a clear, balanced understanding of the responsibilities of lawyers, the organized bar, and law students, for the foundational values of our legal system which are at stake in United States programs of national security.
Panelists include Bill Roller, Chair, Committee for Ethics and Professional Standards, International Assn. of Group Psychotherapy; Mark Danner, Professor of Journalism, U.C. Berkeley; Robert H. Cole, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Berkeley Law; and Jean Maria Arrigo, PhD, social psychologist, member of the American Psychological Association 2005 task force on ethical guidelines for psychologists in interrogations.
Cosponsored by Berkeley Law's Human Rights Center, the Henderson Center for Social Justice, and the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, in partnership with the Berkeley Group Education Foundation.
For more information, please contact Nancy Donovan in the Dean's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Edition of "Effective Depositions" Published
Lecturer Henry Hecht has published the second edition of his book "Effective Depositions." The book is a comprehensive, practical guide through every stage of the deposition process. It concisely covers the law of depositions and related discovery issues and gives you a clear, thorough understanding of the process and its practical challenges and pitfalls so that you—as either taker or defender—can make the best use of the opportunities the process offers.
Learn more about the book here.
Class of 2011 Student Campaign Kickoff Party
Boalt Hall's graduating student campaign has a long history of strong giving participation and the program is one of the most respected in the nation. Students interested in volunteering for the campaign committee should contact Summer Staino at email@example.com.
As students consider their participation, please note that gifts will be matched 1:1 by the UCB Foundation. Gifts can be made as one-time contributions or multi-year pledges; and among other areas, may be directed to any Boalt student organization, journal, clinic or center. Just click here to learn more and make your gift.
The Graduating Class Gift Campaign is an important tradition and the Law School hopes that students will be inspired by their education and experience and will strive for 100% giving participation.
Ecology Law Quarterly (ELQ)
Ecology Law Quarterly cordially invites all interested alumni to our Fall Alumni Mixer! Please join current ELQ members, alumni, and Berkeley Law faculty for drinks and an update on all that ELQ has in store for its 40th Anniversary.
Date: Wednesday, November 10th
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