Program of Events

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30


4:30-5:30 pm

A CONVERSATION WITH GOODWIN LIU AND DEAN EDLEY
THE PALACE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO
Join California Supreme Court Justice and former Boalt Professor Goodwin Liu and Dean Christopher Edley as they talk about Liu’s nomination to the California Supreme Court by Governor Jerry Brown and provide an update on the law school. No charge.  Please register at rsvp@law.berkeley.edu


6:00 pm

50th ANNUAL CITATION AWARD DINNER
THE PALACE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO
Kick off Boalt’s centennial year at our annual gala, featuring an auction and paddle-raise benefiting financial aid, and honoring Pat Herron ‘64, and Jess Jackson ‘55 with the Citation Award, Mitch Zuklie ‘96 with the Young Alumnus Award, and Kathleen Vanden Heuvel ‘86 with the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, and special recognition of Dick Buxbaum ‘53. For gala sponsorships contact 510.642.2590 or alumni@law.berkeleyedu.


SATURDAY OCTOBER 1


8:30–9:30 am

REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


9:30–10:45 am

STUDENT ORGANIZATION OPEN HOUSE
Boalt’s journals and other student organizations are going strong! Meet the students who lead these groups, hear about their experiences, and learn what’s new with Boalt’s vast array of student activities.


9:30–10:45 am

ALUMNI CAREER COUNSELING DROP-IN
Robert White
, Director of Alumni Career Services at Boalt, will hold open office hours. Stop by to consult on your next step, learn about various career paths, and get expert advice.


9:30–10:45 am

REFLECTIONS FROM DICK BUXBAUM ’53
Professor Buxbaum
will share thoughts and stories from his 50 years of teaching. He has been an integral part of Boalt’s faculty since 1961, so be sure to come hear about law-school life over the past half-century.


11:00–12:15 pm

GOLDEN CIRCLE
Members of the classes of 1960 and earlier are invited to enjoy camaraderie and a catered brunch following Professor Buxbaum’s talk.


11:00–12:15 pm

THE GLOBALIZATION OF BERKELEY LAW
Meet Boalt's international law faculty and hear about their innovative research spanning international comparative law, European Union law, securities regulations, international business transactions, human rights, and international criminal law.  Professor David Caron will introduce Professors Stavros Gadinis, Katerina Linos, and Saira Mohamed as they share how globalization has affected their work.  (One hour general MCLE credit)


11:00–12:15 pm

UPDATE FROM SAMUELSON CLINIC AND BCLBE
Jennifer Urban '00
and Ken Taymor, experts from two of Boalt’s centers and clinics present their cutting edge research. Established in 2001, the Samuelson Law, Technology & Pubic Policy Clinic was the first clinic in the nation to provide law students the opportunity to represent the public interest in sound technology policy through client advoccy and participation in leagislative, regulatory, litigation and technical standard setting activities.  Since 2005, the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy has pursued rigorous, relevant, and empirically-based research and education to inform students, policymakers, and the public. (One hour general MCLE credit)


12:30-2:00 pm

LUNCHEON HONORING PENNY COOPER ’64
Enjoy lunch with alumni, faculty and friends and help recognize Penny Cooper ’64, recipient of this year’s D. Lowell and Barbara Jensen Public Service Award.


2:15–3:30 pm

LOCAL RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY AND JOB CREATION IN CALIFORNIA
Hear Steve Weissman of the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE), former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, CA Senior Policy Advisory Ken Alex, and Solaria VP David Hochschild discuss California Governor Jerry Brown’s pledge to quadruple local energy renewables by 2020 and create new jobs in the state. CLEE is working with Governor Brown’s office to identify the legal and policy barriers and solutions for achieving this goal. Under Governor Granholm, Michigan rose to fourth in the nation for solar industry jobs and first for clean energy patents. (One hour general MCLE credit)


2:15–3:30 pm

BOALT GRADS IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Hear San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee '78, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen '79, Superior Court Judge Ralph Ongkeko'78, former State Bar President Holly Fujie '78, and Hawaii Attorney General David Louie '77 discuss jurisprudence and shared experiences at Boalt that influenced their careers.  Moderated by Dale Minami '71.  (One hour general MCLE credit) 

 

3:45–4:55 pm

 

CY PRES JUDGMENTS PANEL PRESENTATION
Come learn how fluid recovery and cy pres relief can benefit the law school. These doctrines involve distribution of residual class action funds to someone other than victims of the alleged wrongdoing, often to a public interest cause related to the underlying litigation. Join District Judge Charles Breyer '66, Kathryn Duke '81, former director of the Public Health Trust, Angel Garganta '92 and Jessica Pers '77, who will examine the topic from the perspective of judges, lawyers, recipients, and administrators of cy pres relief.  (One hour general MCLE credit)


3:45–4:55 pm

WINE LAW MASTER CLASS
Learn about the legal and public policy issues facing California’s wine industry from our expert wine attorney, Jim Seff of Pillsbury Law. (One hour general MCLE credit)


5:00–6:00 pm

SOUTH ADDITION UNVEILING AND TOURS
Join Dean Edley in raising a glass to celebrate Boalt’s brand new South Addition, and get a behind-the-scenes peek at the beautiful results.


6:30 pm

CLASS REUNION DINNERS FOR YEARS ENDING IN 1s AND 6s
Join your classmates for a cocktail reception and dinner at the Claremont Hotel. This is your chance to reconnect with old friends and celebrate your reunion in style!


REGISTRATION

You can register for the Citation Award Dinner, Alumni Day, and Reunion Dinners online at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/reunion2011.htm. If you require assistance with your registration, please contact the Alumni Center at 510.643.9277 or rsvp@law.berkeley.edu.