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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8

5:30 - 6:30 pm All-Alumni Welcome Reception, The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
Kick off alumni homecoming over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

6:30 - 8:30 pm Dean's Society Dinner, The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
To express gratitude to donors who have given $10,000 or more over the past year, Dean Christopher Edley, Jr. invites Dean’s Society members to a special dinner with Boalt faculty and the Boalt Hall Alumni Association Board.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

12:30 - 1:45 pm An Inside Look at the White House Fellows Program, Classroom 105, Boalt Hall
Learn about the application process for one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.  Panelists include Diane Yu '77, immediate past president of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, and chief of staff and deputy to the president of New York University, and Jami Floyd '89, White House Fellow alumna and anchor of her own daily program, Jami Floyd: Best Defense on the legal network In Session (formerly Court TV).   

2:00 - 3:15 pm Tea with Student Journals and Organizations, Student Center, Boalt Hall
Socialize with the leaders of Boalt Hall’s student journals and organizations over tea on the newly renovated West Terrace.

2:00 - 3:15 pm Law School Hard-Hat Tours, West Terrace, Boalt Hall
Check out the new Student Center and Koret Interactive Learning Center, which are among the many improvements completed or underway at Boalt Hall. Law school deans and senior staff will be your guide on a behind-the-scenes tour.

3:30 - 4:45 pm CLE Wine Law Master Class with Professor Richard Mendelson, Classroom 105, Boalt Hall
Earn CLE credit and learn about the diverse legal and public-policy issues facing the California wine industry with Richard Mendelson, who directs the new Program on Wine Law and Policy at Boalt Hall. He is the author of the recently published book, From Demon to Darling: A Legal History of Wine in America.

5:00 - 6:00 pm Alumni Wine Tasting, West Terrace, Boalt Hall
Sniff, swirl, and sip an assortment of wines produced by Boalt Hall alumni. Special thanks to current donations from Cam Baker ’61, Larkmead Vineyards; Maribel Delgado ’95, E. & J. Gallo; David Freed ’67, Silverado Growers; Anne and Ellis Hamilton, Two Dog Vineyard (distributed by Graeser Winery); Louis Honig ’63, Honig Vineyard & Winery; Eugene Kirkham ’70, Casa Nuestra Winery and Vineyards; Sam Pelter ’66, Pelter Winery; and Ross Stromberg ’65, Stromberg Vineyards.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

8:00 - 9:30 am Check-in and Coffee Klatch, West Terrace, Boalt Hall
Start the day catching up with classmates over strong coffee and a light breakfast.

8:00 - 9:30 am Golden Circle Reunion Breakfast, Goldberg Room, Boalt Hall
All graduates from classes 1959 and earlier are invited to a reunion breakfast with Boalt Hall Professor Richard Buxbaum ’53 and archivist William Benemann. This special gathering will be hosted by Borden Price ’50.

9:30 - 10:45 am Rebuilding the U.S. Financial System:  The Causes, Consequences and Regulatory Reform and Restructuring Responses to the Credit Crisis, Classroom 100, Boalt Hall
One year after the collapse and bailout of the nation’s largest financial institutions, Congress and the Obama Administration have made financial system regulatory reform and restructuring a top priority.  The panel will discuss the various proposals from the Administration, the Hill and others, their likelihood of successful adoption and implementation, and their effect on existing agencies, laws and regulations.

Professor Eric Talley, faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, moderates the discussion with Michael Halloran '65, Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, and former Counselor to the Chairman and Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Nancy Wallace, Professor, Haas School of Business.

11:00 - 12:15 pm The Fiscal and Governance Crisis in California: Where Now?, Room 105, Boalt Hall
Boalt Hall Alumni Association Board President James McManis '67 moderates a discussion of the challenges facing California with Dean Christopher Edley, Jr., former UC Regent Gerald Parsky, California Senator Joe Simitian ’77 and Professor David Gamage.

12:30 - 2:00 pm All-Alumni Lunch with James McManis '67, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Reading Room, Boalt Hall
Enjoy lunch with friends and faculty and hear from James McManis '67, president of the Boalt Hall Alumni Association. Special seating will be arranged for graduates in class years ending in 4 and 9 who are celebrating class reunions.

2:15 - 3:30 pm U.S. Supreme Court Term Review, Classroom 105, Boalt Hall
Join a panel of experts for this lively discussion of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases that addressed DNA evidence, employment discrimination, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the exclusionary rule, as well as predictions on the influence of newly appointed Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Jesse Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, will moderate and speak. Panelists include Herma Hill Kay, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law; Goodwin Liu, Associate Dean and Professor of Law; and Barry Scheck ’74, Professor of Law and Director, Innocence Project, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

3:45 - 5:00 pm The Future of U.S. Energy and Environmental Policy, Classroom 100, Boalt Hall
Hear the latest developments on environmental, natural resource and energy issues. Daniel Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law; Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, will moderate and speak with Steve Black '89, Counselor to the Secretary at U.S. Department of the Interior; Bill Kissinger ’87, partner at Bingham McCutchen; and Alyssa Koo '95, attorney, Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

6:30 - 11:00 pm Gala Reception and Dinner featuring Jeff Bleich '89, The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
Come mingle with classmates and faculty over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the grand ballroom of the historic Palace Hotel and join reunion chair Terry O’Reilly '69 in recognizing the 2009 class campaign volunteers. Dinner will follow at 7:30 pm and feature remarks from Jeff Bleich ’89, special counsel to President Obama. Special seating will be arranged for graduates in class years ending in 4 and 9 who are celebrating class reunions. Music and dancing afterward!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

9:45 - 11:00 am Farewell Brunch, The Palace Hotel, San Francisco
Before heading home, enjoy Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Palace Hotel. This favorite San Francisco event is held in the world-renowned Garden Court at a cost of $68 per adult. Organize a brunch with your alumni friends and reserve directly with the Palace Hotel by calling 415.546.5089.    

THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND 

"Fun and Games: The Other Side of the Law School" Exhibit, Library Reading Room, Boalt Hall
From pitching pennies at the steps of the old Boalt Hall to the latest impertinent issue of the "Boalt Briefs" law students at Berkeley Law have found ways of relieving the stress of studying. In a anew exhibition now on view in the display cases of the Reading room, see an array of artifacts from the performing arts, sports competitions and literary productions covering nearly eighty years in the life of the law school.

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