2022 Schedule of Events

Alumni Reunion 2022 banner - Sept. 30-Oct. 2 with campanile and sunset

 

Friday, September 30, 2022

12:00–1:00 PM (PT)
Virtual

CLE: California and Beyond: What Does the Future of Privacy Regulation Hold? (1.0 credit)

Join Professors Jennifer Urban ’00, Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and Chris Hoofnagle, Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and Professor of Law in Residence, as they discuss the current state of privacy regulation and the important role that California is playing in the development of nationwide privacy policy. They will also discuss the possible futures of worldwide privacy regulation. Presented by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Virtual only.

Moderator:

  • Wayne Stacy, Executive Director, Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

Panelists:

Register Here to Join via Zoom

CLE Materials: The Bipartisan House Privacy Bill Would Surpass State Protections – Lawfare

1:00–2:00 PM (PT)
Virtual

CLE: What’s Happening with Elon Musk and Twitter?(1.0 credit)

Virtual only

Berkeley Law Professor Adam Badawi ‘03 will discuss the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk, Musk’s attempt to terminate the merger, and the litigation in Delaware. Presented by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. This session will be held online, and will be available to view later in October at bcle.berkeley.edu.

Moderator:

  • Adam Sterling ’13, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Business Director of Executive Education at Berkeley Law

Presenter:

Register Here to Join via Zoom

CLE Materials: What the Twitter Whistleblower Disclosure Means for Elon Musk

4:00 – 6:00 PM (PT)
Location: Room 40

Berkeley Law Student Journal Open Houses

Please join CLR and other journals for an open house.

  • Berkeley Business Law Journal: Room 4, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy: Room 6, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law: Room 39, 4-6pm
  • Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law (BJELL): Room 5, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • CLR: Room 40, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • La Raza: Room 20, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

5:00 – 6:00 PM (PT)
Rooftop Terrace

Affinity Groups Mixer

This event is for our alumni who were involved in the following groups when they were students at Berkeley Law. Please note that you will need to register for the BBQ in order to attend the Affinity Groups Mixer. Current students from these groups will also be attending the event. Groups include: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Berkeley Law Muslim Student Association, Christians at Berkeley Law, First Generation Professionals, Jewish Students Association at Berkeley Law, La Alianza Law Students of Latin American Descent (formerly La Raza), Law Students of African Descent, Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association, Military and Veterans at Berkeley Law, Native American Law Students Association, Older Wiser Law Students, Pilipinx American Law Society, Queer Caucus, South Asian Law Students Association, Women of Berkeley Law, Womxn of Color Collective.

5:30 PM (PT)
Meet at Centennial Lobby

Law School Tour

The Law School may have changed since you were last here. Berkeley Law staff will lead you on a tour of the building. Tours will depart from Centennial Lobby on the first floor near registration.

6:00 – 9:00 PM (PT)
Rooftop Terrace

All Alumni BBQ

This all-alumni celebration kicks off our weekend of festivities. Join us outdoors for beer, wine and a BBQ buffet, including vegan and gluten free options. We offer a 20% discount for  graduates from the Class of 2017 and later, and for those who work in public interest. Please contact Berkeley Law for the discount code at: reunion@law.berkeley.edu or (510) 664-4166.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Location: Law School, In-Person Only

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (PT)
Alumni Lounge, West Commons adjacent to Café Zeb

Alumni Lounge: Coffee, Tea, and Refreshments

Check in at registration and grab a cup of coffee, a refreshment or relax with classmates in the Alumni Lounge at any time before the evening reception.

 9:30-10:30 AM (PT)
 West Courtyard

Networking Hour

Kickstart your day with some casual networking with alumni of all class years. After you check in at registration, head on through Café Zeb to the West Courtyard to make new connections, discuss career interests and possibly find other alumni who live in your region.
10:00 AM (PT)
Meet at Centennial Lobby

Law School Tour

The Law School may have changed since you were last here. Berkeley Law staff will lead you on a tour of the building. Tours will depart from Centennial Lobby on the first floor near registration.

10:30–11:45am (PT)
Location: Room 105

CLE: The Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic: Our History and Future (1.25 credit) 

Join Elisabeth Semel, Chancellor’s Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director, Death Penalty Clinic, and Ty Alper, Clinical Professor of Law, Co-Director, Death Penalty Clinic and Co-Director, Clinical Program, as they discuss the history of the clinic and its plans for the future. This session will also highlight the groundbreaking work of alumni of the clinic. This session will be available to view later in October at bcle.berkeley.edu.

Moderators:

Panelists:

CLE Materials:

10:30-11:45AM (PT)
Location: Booth Auditorium

CLE: Student Loans and Debt Cancellation: What Just Happened? (1.25 credit) 

This CLE will explore how we got into the student debt crisis, how we’ve managed to stay in it for so long, and what is finally being done to try and get us out. Presented by Berkeley Law Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice. This session will be available to view later in October at bcle.berkeley.edu.

Moderator:

  • Ted Mermin ’96, Lecturer, Executive Director, Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice

Panelists:

  • Jonathan Glater, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice
  • Amanda Prasuhn, Director of Public Interest Financial Support, Berkeley Law
  • Sophia Wang, Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor/Staff Attorney, Consumer Justice Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center
     

CLE Materials:

11:45 – 1:15 PM (PT)
Alumni Lounge in 131 Commons

Lunch

Enjoy boxed lunches with fellow alumni. Indoor and outdoor open seating will be available.

 
1:30 – 3:00 PM (PT)
Booth Auditorium

CLE: Supreme Court Review with Dean Chemerinsky (1.5 credit)

At this annual SCOTUS review, constitutional scholars will discuss major decisions from the 2021-22 term and look ahead to the new term.

Panelists:

  • Professor Amanda Tyler, Shannon C. Turner Professor of Law
  • Professor Seth Davis
  • Easha Anand ’14, J.D., Supreme Court & Appellate Counsel at Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Board Member East Bay Community Law Center

CLE Materials:

3:00 – 3:30 PM (PT)

Break

Enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack in the Alumni Lounge.

3:30 – 4:30 PM (PT)
Booth Auditorium

Dean’s Town Hall 

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, will provide an update on what is happening at Berkeley Law, will look to our future as he starts his second term as Dean, and will answer questions.

4:45 PM (PT)
Centennial Lobby

Law School Tour

The Law School may have changed since you were last here. Berkeley Law staff will lead you on a tour of the building. Tours will depart from Centennial Lobby on the first floor near registration.

4:30 – 6:00 PM (PT)
Rooftop Terrace

All Alumni Beer & Wine Reception

Enjoy wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and hors d’oeuvres on our rooftop terrace with alumni of all class years.

6:00 – 9:00 PM (PT)
Location: TBA

Class Dinners

Join your classmates for dinner and the chance to catch up. Class years will be grouped together. Alumni of all class years are invited to attend. The purchase of a dinner ticket includes admission to the All-Alumni Reception immediately preceding. We offer a 20% discount for graduates from the Class of 2017 and after, and those who work in public interest. Please contact us for the discount code at: reunion@law.berkeley.edu or (510) 664-4166.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

10:00 AM–12:00 PM (PT)
Bancroft Hotel

Golden Circle Brunch

This brunch gathering is open to graduates from the Class of 1972 and earlier. A brief program with distinguished faculty will be followed by a brunch and time spent with friends and their guests. We offer a 20% discount for those who work in public interest. Please contact us for the discount code at: reunion@law.berkeley.edu or (510) 664-4166.

We would like to thank Berkeley Law Executive Education for producing this year’s terrific reunion CLE program. Did you know that Berkeley Law now offers certificate courses for attorneys and legal professionals? Subjects include leadership, ESG, artificial intelligence, commercial contracts, and much more! Virtual and in-person options are available. Learn more at law.berkeley.edu/executive.