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Hot Off the Press: Berkeley Law’s Transcript Magazine

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Berkeley Law’s annual Transcript magazine spans the breadth of the law school’s wide-ranging endeavors: from its exceptional students, faculty, and alumni to its ambitious legal clinics, policy-driven research centers, and innovative programs and curriculum. The 2012 issue has just been shipped around the globe to nearly 16,000 graduates who live in all 50 states and more than 70 countries.

Berkeley Law celebrates its 100th birthday this year, a natural time for introspection. As the law school enters a new century, Transcript provides an in-depth view of its mission moving forward. In future endeavors, Dean Christopher Edley, Jr. says the law school will contribute to an emerging global legal culture that seeks to promote prosperity, security, and human dignity. Read more in the cover story “Great Expectations.”

The magazine features an eye-opening look at the faculty’s profound influence on privacy law and policy. It profiles standout class-action litigator Elizabeth Cabraser ’78, introduces Berkeley Law’s newest professors, and salutes civil rights icon John Doar ’49 and same-sex marriage litigator Theodore Olson ’65.

Transcript also reveals buzz-generating research by two 2012 graduates that could lead to compensation for college athletes. Expanded sections include a review of books by Lise Pearlman ’74 and professor Robert Cooter, a profile of the most recent Citation Award winners, and an update on various initiatives to complete the Campaign for Boalt Hall.

In his personal letter to the Berkeley Law community, Edley writes of his ambitions for the law school: “While we have much to be proud of as we look back over the past 100 years, accomplishments are to build on—not to rest on.” As Transcript’s pages plainly show, resting is a rare occurrence inside the walls of Berkeley Law—or across the sweeping landscape of its diverse community.