February 19, 2015
A new report from Berkeley Law’s Policy Advocacy Clinic shows an alarming rise in the criminalization of the state’s homeless population.
February 17, 2015
Analyzing 35 years of records, renowned criminologist Franklin Zimring calls for a national repository of police information.
February 13, 2015
The annual “Authors’ Prandium” celebrates the publication of 20 recent books written by law school faculty members.
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SCOTUS Cites Edlin Paper
The Supreme Court cited a recent article by Professor Aaron Edlin in its Feb. 25 ruling that state licensing boards are not immune from federal antitrust laws. State boards regulate about 30 percent of U.S. workers. Edlin and co-author Rebecca Haw argue that boards often act like cartels. In North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, the court agreed that such boards should be subject to antitrust when there is no independent state body supervising them.
Lemon ’80 Hailed for Domestic Violence Work >>
Nancy Lemon ’80, who directs the Domestic Violence Practicum at Berkeley Law, was recently given the American Society of Criminology’s Praxis Award. The annual award honors those who increase the quality of justice for groups that have experienced class, ethnic, gender, racial, and sexual disparities in policing and punishment. Earlier in 2014, Lemon also received the Abby J. Liebman Award from the California Women’s Law Center, as well as the Lady Justice Innovator Award from the Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley. Lemon pioneered the study of domestic violence in law schools and authored the subject’s seminal textbook. (1/16/15)
Pineda ’77 Named One of Most Powerful Latinas >>
People en Español magazine has named Patricia Salas Pineda ’77 one of the 25 most powerful Latinas of 2014. The highest-ranking Hispanic executive at Toyota North America, the world’s largest automaker, Pineda is group vice president of Hispanic business strategy. She joined Toyota in 2004 as group vice president of corporate communications and general counsel, and later oversaw its national philanthropy efforts. Previously, Pineda spent 20 years at New United Motor Manufacturing, a corporate joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, where she was vice president of human resources, government, and legal affairs. (1/13/15)
Connolly ’88 Joins Marin County Supervisors >>
Damon Connolly ’88 began his elected position this week on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. Connolly has served in several public policy positions, including chair of the Marin Energy Authority’s Board of Directors, vice mayor and city council member in San Rafael, and president of San Rafael’s Dixie School District Board. A certified mediator, he was a partner at Girard Gibbs before starting his own practice in 2008. As a Supervising Deputy Attorney General for California, Connolly prosecuted energy companies that engaged in fraudulent practices. Those efforts resulted in a $1.6 billion settlement, the largest of its kind. (1/9/15)
March 2: BCLT Spring Career Fair
March 3: Women in Plaintiff-Side Litigation
March 5: 2015 Raven Lecture: Ian Haney López, “Coded Racism and Inequality for All”
- Pope Francis' declaration of Father Serra as a saint is an insult to Native Americans and an injustice to history, says scholar Tony Platt. (LA Times)
- The march for jobs and freedom continues: A daughter walks in her mother's footsteps, by Tirien Steinback, executive director of the East Bay Community Law Center. (CELA Voice)
- Abortion law: Roe was right, but McRae was wrong, says Jill Adams, executive director of the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice. (Ms. Magazine)