Berkeley Law Alumni Association

The mission of the BLAA is to strengthen the relationships among alumni, faculty and students and to promote the advancement of the the law school. All graduates of Berkeley Law school automatically qualify for membership in the Berkeley Law Alumni Association (BLAA).

The association is governed by the Berkeley Law Association Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of alumni directors, a faculty representative and a student representative. If you are interested in becoming a Member of the BLAA Board, please contact 


2019/2020 Berkeley Law Alumni Association Board

Executive Committee

Karen Boyd ’96

Past President
John Kuo ’88

Co-Vice Presidents
Duane Valz ’96
Carly Alameda ’06

Fundraising Committee Chair
Tyler Gerking ’02

Outreach/Admitted Student Recruitment Committee Chair
Cara Sandberg ’12

Mentorship Committee Chair
Carly Alameda ’06

Communications Committee Chair
Nancy Fineman ’86





Terms expiring in 2020 
Yury Kapgan ’01
Paul Clark ’80
Karen Boyd ’96
Nancy Fineman ’86

Terms expiring in 2021 
Jay Purcell ’11
David Zapolsky ’88
Tyler Gerking ’02
Duane Valz ’96
Benson Cohen ’04
John Kuo ’88
Sonia Gonzales ’07
Carly Alameda ’06
Cara Sandberg ’12
Michael Charlson ’85
Bill Friedman ’11
David Larwood ’86
Gloria Lee ’04
Jose Luis Lopez ’09
Tam Ma ’11
Nicole Ozer ’03
Spencer Pahlke ’07
Smita Rajmohan ’14

Terms expiring in 2022
Kim Thompson ’90
Jeffrey Harleston ’88
Monique Liburd ’08
Heather Mewes ’99
Karin Wang ’95
Jennifer Romano ’97

Faculty Representative
Jonathan Simon, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Society, J.D., Berkeley Law, ’87, Ph.D., Berkeley Law, ’90

Student Representative
Chip Hall ’21