Berkeley Law has assembled an impressive all-star lineup for its April 3 Sports & Law Conference. Six months in the making, the event features a who’s-who of sports law giants—from iconic agent Leigh Steinberg ’73 to Major League Soccer President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott ’89 to NBA general managers Pete D’Alessandro and Bob Myers of the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors, respectively.
Leaders of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law—Editor-in-Chief Nick Brokaw ‘15, Managing Editor Zak Welsh ’15, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief Felipe Saltz ’16—worked tirelessly with the law school’s Alumni Center to organize the conference. Together, they designed issue-oriented panels, booked two dozen speakers, secured CLE credit for attending lawyers, and coordinated myriad travel arrangements. Learn about the conference and how to register here, and read more about it here.
Reunion Schedule Posted
Save the date for Reunion Weekend 2015, Sept. 19-20, 2015 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 Laura Ann Charlton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 664-9983 for more information.
John Kuo ’88 Wins Justice in Action Award
Boalt Hall graduate John Kuo ’88 was one of three people to win a 2015 Justice in Action Award from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at a gala in New York on February 23. Kuo, SVP and General Counsel at Palo Alto-based Varian Medical Systems, was praised for his efforts in promoting diversity by “instilling a culture of inclusion at all levels of his company’s business operations”.
Kuo explained that as an Asian American growing up in rural Texas he and his parents faced racism and prejudice. His personal fight to overcome this adversity set the seeds for his future endeavors in helping the underprivileged see justice and fairness. As Kuo described it, affirmative action “leveled the playing field” and gave him the chance to prove his worth and succeed in making a positive difference in the fight for social justice. Read the full story about Kuo and his fellow honorees here.