News & Events
Lecture on "Arctic Stewards: The Role of Alaska Natives in Managing Arctic Marine Resources"
March 13, 2014 (Thursday)
240 Boalt Hall
Dr. Mengerink will discuss the role and rights of Alaska Natives in managing marine resources with a special focus on marine subsistence resources. In particular, she will discuss the basic legal framework including the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the Marine Mammal Pro¬tection Act, and the Endangered Species Act as it relates to Alaska Native subsistence and will highlight innovative and successful approaches taken by Alaska Native communities to achieve stewardship objectives.
Dr. Mengerink is a JD graduate of Berkeley Law and holds a PhD in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She founded the Ocean Program at the Environmental Law Institute, which she continues to lead today, and is also a lecturer on ocean law and policy at Scripps.
Lunch will be served.
Barnes Lecture Given by Harry Scheiber
Professor Harry Scheiber, Director of the Institute for Legal Research, gave the Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture on the topic, "Canadian Diplomacy and the Modern Transformation of the Law of the Sea" on February 6, 2014. This lecture is presented in honor of the late Tom Barnes, Professor of History and Law and founder of the Canadian Studies Program at Berkeley.
The Barnes Lecture is presented by the Canadian Studies Program.
Legal Education Issues Loom in US and Japan
At a time when many countries are scrutinizing the role of legal education, Berkeley Law and one of its global partners convened to discuss emerging issues in the United States and Japan. The December 2013 Sho Sato Conference built on a longtime collaboration between the law school’s Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law and Waseda University’s Institute of Clinical Legal Education in Tokyo.
Legal professionals in both nations share concerns about employment prospects for law school graduates and declining law school applications. And there are some longstanding debates between academia and the bar about how lawyers should be taught. But while many U.S. issues can be linked to the 2008 economic downturn and its impact on our legal marketplace, Japan faces more entrenched obstacles according to conference presenters.
To read more about the conference, click here.
Farewell to David D. Caron
The Institute for Legal Research joins the rest of Berkeley Law in bidding a fond farewell to our dear friend and colleague Professor David D. Caron.
Professor Caron served as the Co-Director of the Law of the Sea Institute (along with Harry Scheiber) from 2002-2013.
We congratulate him and wish him all the best in his new position as Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London.
E-publication of Papers from LOSI-KIOST Conference on “Securing the Ocean for the Next Generation”
The Law of the Sea Institute and the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology is proud to announce the e-publication of papers from the LOSI-KIOST conference, which was held in Seoul, Korea in May 2012. The conference was the seventh in a series of annual international conferences jointly organized and principally sponsored by LOSI and KIOST (formerly known as Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute/KORDI).
To see the conference papers, click here.
New Publications from the Law of the Sea Institute
The Law of the Sea Institute continues to break new ground with the publication of three new books from Brill Publishers:
Regions, Institutions, and Law of the Sea: Studies in Ocean Governance, edited by Harry N. Scheiber, LOSI Co-Director, and Jin-Hyun Paik, Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The book is based on proceedings from the LOSI conference, “Institutions and Regions of Ocean Governance," held in Hamburg, Germany on October 5-6, 2010, and co-sponsored by Inha University. “The book offers fresh perspectives both on issues specific to major ocean regions, and on the nature and functions of institutions that implement the legal order of the oceans. Of special interest is a set of chapters by distinguished scholars and jurists providing nuanced analysis of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea as a key actor in the institutional and regime structure.”
Governing Ocean Resources: New Challenges and Emerging Regimes: A Tribute to Judge Choon-Ho Park, edited by the late Jon M. Van Dyke, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Sherry P. Broder, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Seokwoo Lee, Inha University, and Jin-Hyun Paik, Seoul National University. The book “examines the current state of the Law of the Sea today, offers a variety of new approaches to the field, and serves as a tribute to the late Judge Choon-ho Park, whose profound depth of learning and indomitable spirit of optimism regarding the possibilities of reform and improvement comprised an immense contribution to the study of the Law of the Sea.”