December 20, 2013
Seven classes, including Bureaucratic Justice, Forensic Evidence, and E-Discovery will be offered to second- and third-year students.
December 13, 2013
The Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy partners with Russia’s Higher School of Economics to produce a survey on innovation.
December 10, 2013
Berkeley Law’s chapter of the Pilipino American Law Society joins a broad campus effort to support those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
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Columbia Honors Lubman
Columbia Law School will honor Stanley Lubman with the Distinguished Columbian in Teaching Award Jan. 3 in New York City. The annual award is presented to a Columbia Law graduate who demonstrates excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional achievements. A senior fellow at Berkeley Law’s Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Lubman writes a regular column on China for the Wall Street Journal. He has specialized on China as a scholar and lawyer for more than 40 years.
Boggs '84 Joins Presidential Committee >>
Paula Boggs ’84 has been appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The committee advises the White House on cultural issues, supports key cultural programs, and works with federal agencies and the private sector to address policy questions. Boggs was Starbucks Corporation’s executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary from 2002 to 2012. A former vice president at Dell, partner at Preston Gates & Ellis, and assistant U.S. attorney, she served on the White House Council for Community Solutions from 2010 to 2012. The policy expert is also a musician—she's the lead vocalist for the Paula Boggs Band. (12/19/13)
Gómez ’08 Tapped for New York Policy Post >>
Jennifer Gómez ’08 is New York’s new Assistant Secretary for Human Services and Information Technology. She will help oversee several agencies that deliver key services, such as the Office of Children and Family Services and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Gómez was part of the inaugural class of the prestigious Empire State Fellows program, which trains talented professionals to become New York policymakers. She’s been a lawyer at Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett, a fellow at the NYU School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity, and a legislative counsel for the New York City Council’s General Welfare Committee. (12/12/13)
Hulse Joins Career Development Office >>
Kristen Uhl Hulse has joined Berkeley Law’s Career Development Office as associate director for private sector counseling and programs. An attorney with international firm experience, Hulse has an extensive background in law student career and professional development. After working as a career advisor at Georgetown University Law Center from 2009 to 2011, she spent the past year advising LL.M. students at Berkeley Law. Before transitioning to an attorney-counselor role, Hulse worked in the Washington, D.C., and London offices of Dechert LLP, focusing on investment management and aiding the firm’s pro bono and recruitment efforts. (11/15/13)
Christina Swarns is the director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's Criminal Justice Project. She spoke on "Post-Racial America: The View from Death Row" at a recent Henderson Center Rutch Chance Lecture. Watch here »
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- Challenges ahead for International Criminal Court, says Eric Stover, leading war crimes expert and faculty director of Berkeley Law's Human Rights Center. (KPBS)
- 'Green' paving helps the bay and human health, argues Michael Kiparsky, associate director of Berkeley Law's Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy. (SF Chronicle)
- Task force report confirms complicity of U.S. medical personnel in torture, writes Alexa Koenig, executive director of the Human Rights Center. (Huffington Post)