CLE: Climate & Disasters: Living the Future (1.25 credit)
Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 10:00–11:15am (PT)
From record-breaking heat waves to massive wildfires to mega-droughts, we are living the disaster scenarios that climate change scientists have long warned about. Just about the only thing we know with certainty is that our governance systems need to evolve to meet these threats. Join this discussion about the existing and needed policy frameworks surrounding extreme heat, drought, and climate assessments of the future.
- Jordan Diamond ’08, J.D., Executive Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment
- Louise Bedsworth, Director of the Land Use Program at the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment
- Ted Lamm, Senior Research Fellow – Climate, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
- Nell Green Nylen, Senior Research Fellow, Wheeler Water Institute at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Watch the Video:
- Berkeley Law Center for Law, Energy & the Environment – Report on extreme heat (single report)
- Berkeley Law Center for Law, Energy & the Environment past work on drought policy (multiple reports on this page)
- Professor Daniel Farber’s articles on disaster law
- California’s Fourth Climate Assessment Statewide Summary Report
CLE: Ethical Limits of Advocacy (1.25 credit, ethics)
Friday, September 24, 2021 | 9:30–10:45am (PT)
Lawyers navigate ethical duties that at times can come into conflict, including when representing difficult clients who may try to push the lawyer over the ethical line. Recent high-profile examples demonstrate the risks for lawyers and the need, sometimes, to simply say no. An experienced panel will consider these issues from a variety of perspectives, including criminal defense.
- Moderator: Merri Baldwin ’89, J.D.
Watch the Video:
- King v. Whitmer, 2021 WL 3771875 (E.D. Mich. 2021) and Giuliani, 197 A.3d 1 (N.Y. 2021)
- DOUCB Program Ethical Principles Governing Advocacy
CLE: Confronting Systemic Inequities – Critical Race Theory and Caretaking Responsibilities (1.25 credit, elimination of bias)
Friday, September 24, 2021 | 12:00–1:15pm (PT)
This panel, which will offer one hour of CLE credit on Elimination of Bias, will feature Berkeley Law’s outstanding faculty discussing their work on law and the elimination of structural inequities. Professor Catherine Albiston (’93) will discuss the gender, race, and class equity issues underlying caretaker leave laws and policies and the impact of expanded access to paid leave. Professor Khiara Bridges will describe the origins of Critical Race Theory, explore its foundational commitments, and consider it as a lens for understanding police brutality.
- Moderator: Catherine Fisk ’86, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law
Note: This event will not be recorded and will only be available for CLE credit if attendees participate ‘live’
- The Many Ways Institutional Racism Kills Black People: https://time.com/5851864/institutional-racism-america/
- Covid-19 Reveals Gaping Holes in U.S. Social Safety Net: https://www.californialawreview.org/covid-19-holes-in-us-social-safety-net/
- Precarious Work and Precarious Welfare: How the Pandemic Reveals Fundamental Flaws of the U.S. Social Safety Net: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LimwjNCkJpkro6KtCA_qWbD7Zdkmo8Yx/view?usp=sharing
CLE: Supreme Court Review (1.5 credit)
Saturday, September 25, 2021 | 10:00–11:30am (PT)
At this annual SCOTUS review, Berkeley Law constitutional scholars will discuss trends from the 2020-21 term and look ahead to the new term.
- Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law
- Easha Anand ’14, J.D., Supreme Court & Appellate Counsel at Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Board member East Bay Community Law Center
- Jennifer Chacón, Professor of Law
- Orin Kerr, Professor of Law
Watch the Video: