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Thursday, September 23, 2021

10:00–11:15am (PT)

CLE: Climate & Disasters: Living the Future
(1.25 credit)

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

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12:00–1:15pm (PT)

Toward Justice: East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) Alumni Gathering

Join EBCLC Executive Director, Zoë Polk, EBCLC alum and Board Member, Easha Anand (’14), and EBCLC alum and Clinical Director, Seema N. Patel (’06) at a virtual EBCLC alumni reunion gathering.  We will discuss EBCLC’s now 30+ years of work in the community and share details and vision for the work ahead, including our women of color centered platform.  Attendees will have the opportunity to reconnect with representatives from each of EBCLC’s eight community-based clinics from past and present. 

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Friday, September 24, 2021

9:30–10:45am (PT)

CLE: Ethical Limits of Advocacy
(1.25 credit, ethics)

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.


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12:00–1:15pm (PT)

CLE: Confronting Systemic Inequities – Critical Race Theory and Caretaking Responsibilities
(1.25 credit, e
limination of bias)

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.

Note: This event will not be recorded and will only be available for CLE credit if attendees participate ‘live’.


  • Moderator: Catherine Fisk ’86, J.D., Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law
  • Panelists:
    • KT Albiston ’93, J.D., Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law, Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society
    • Khiara M. Bridges, Professor of Law

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

10:00–11:30am (PT)

CLE: Supreme Court Review
(1.5 credit)

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

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12:00–1:00pm (PDT)

Dean’s Town Hall 

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will provide an update on what is happening at Berkeley Law, look to our future, and answer questions.


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