Men of Color Alliance

About us:

The Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) provides a supportive space for African American, Asian & Pacific Islander American, Latino, Native American, and other people who identify as men of color at Berkeley Law. Through cultural, social, professional, educational and/or community service programs, MOCA will create a community to support these men of color, thereby enriching their educational experience at Berkeley Law School.

The organization aims to provide a community for men of color to matriculate into and succeed at Berkeley Law. MOCA also serves as a support and mentorship network, linking current students to each other and to Berkeley Law alumni.

The three main foci of MOCA are as follows:

Social/Professional Networking

  1. Planning social events to promote interaction and mentorship between men of color, both at the law school and throughout the University.
  2. Organizing events to facilitate mentorship between and amongst students and alumni/professionals.

Academic/Mentorship

  1. Ensuring incoming first-years are paired up with second-year and third-year MOCA mentors and planning events to establish the mentorship network.
  2. Planning workshops to aid incoming first-years and other MOCA members in their study habits.

Activism/Advocacy

  1. Providing a forum to discuss issues affecting men of color at Berkeley Law and within the legal community as a whole.
  2. Working with existing student groups to increase the number of faculty of color and recruit and retain students of color at Berkeley Law School.
  3. Volunteering with organizations that serve to mentor men of color.

2013-2014 Leadership:

Co-presidents: Aaron Zagory and Famid Sinha

Contact us at moca@law.berkeley.edu.