We hope to see you at Reunion 2014!
Save the date for Alumni Weekend, Sept. 20-21, 2014 at Boalt Hall. Reconnect with classmates, check out what is new on campus and enjoy a series of exciting special events. We invite you to join your fellow Boalties in driving support for Boalt Hall amongst your classmates — become a class leader or committee member for your reunion year! Contact Fran Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org / (510) 642-3473 for more information or details.
Standout Trio Honored at Berkeley Law’s Citation Award Dinner
While their backgrounds and legal interests vary greatly, common bonds were evident among the trio honored at Berkeley Law’s Citation Award dinner March 13 in San Francisco. “Each recipient embodies ideals that help distinguish our law school community,” Acting Dean Gillian Lester said of litigator Theodore Olson ’65, Professor Pamela Samuelson, and Assistant Clinical Professor Roxanna Altholz ’99. “Exceptional legal acumen, vigilant attention to detail, and a deep commitment to protecting fundamental rights.” Read more.
Boalt Mourns Loss of Joseph Sax and Henry Ramsey, Jr. '63
Boalt lost two treasured members of its community recently with the deaths of former professors Joseph Sax and Henry Ramsey, Jr. '63. Heralded as the "father of environmental law," Sax died March 9 of complications from strokes. He was 78. Sax began his environmental legal work in the mid-1960s before environmental protection was even recognized as a legal field. He authored the groundbreaking Michigan Environment Protection Act, known the "Sax Act," which identifies natural resources as a public trust that demands protection. The law became the model for similar statutes in a dozen other states and the basis for international environmental law.
Ramsey died March 14 following a stroke. He was 80 years old. A distinguished member of the Boalt family, Ramsey became a Contra Costa County prosecutor and trial lawyer after graduating from law school. He then returned to Boalt, where he was a faculty member from 1971 to 1980. During that time, Ramsey also served on the Berkeley City Council. Later in his career, he served as a judge in the Superior Court of Alameda County, and as dean of Howard University's School of Law. A longtime champion of civil rights and social justice, Ramsey was devoted to public service in many forms.
McBaine Moot Court Competition
End of Campaign Celebration
Boalt Reception with Gillian Lester, Portland
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