Berkeley Law’s Best: Pro Bono and Public Interest Award Winners Honor the School’s Mission (05/24/2022) This year’s award recipients stand out among extraordinary individual and collective commitment across the legal landscape to improve people’s lives. High Flyer: Blake Mollberg ’19 Taps Proven Resilience and Adaptability as New Patti Legal Fellow (09/10/2021) Given annually to a recent Berkeley Law graduate, the fellowship at UC Legal offers valuable experience in issues faced by public and nonprofit entities. Abbie VanSickle ’11 Key Part of Team Awarded Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting (06/11/2021) VanSickle was the lead reporter of a year-long investigation, conducted by four organizations, into the harms caused by police dog bites. Consumer Protectors: Berkeley Law Grads Make a Major Impact at the Federal Trade Commission (02/03/2021) Robin Wetherill ’18, winner of the agency’s annual award for most outstanding new lawyer, and five other alumni work to protect American consumers. Take Five: Berkeley Law Nabs a Whopping Five Coveted Skadden Public Interest Fellowships (11/24/2020) Dean Erwin Chemerinsky says the total, second most among all law schools, “so reflects our public mission and commitment to public service.” Custom Fit: Michelle Kim ’18 Finds Ideal Match with Patti Legal Fellowship (08/28/2019) The fellowship’s second recipient is eager to help the university advance its commitment to diversity and social justice. Grateful Thread: Citation Award Winners Track Career Success, Joy to Berkeley (06/14/2019) Judge Holly Fujie ’78, James McManis ’67, Benson Cohen ’04, Barry Scheck ’74, and Professor David Lieberman are honored at the annual ceremony. Four Berkeley Law Graduates Nab Prized Equal Justice Works Fellowships (05/31/2019) They will collectively advocate for immigrant children, homeless people, working-class communities of color, and gender-based violence survivors. Supreme Accomplishment: Alumni Trio to Clerk at Nation’s Highest Court (02/14/2019) Jordan Bock ’17, Matt Rice ’16, and Anuradha Sivaram ’14 will clerk for Justices Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, and Sonia Sotomayor respectively. Berkeley Law Trio Receives Coveted Skadden Fellowships (12/10/2018) Sarah Morando Lakhani ’19, Reynaldo Fuentes ’19, and Emma Mclean-Riggs ’17 will be funded for two years of focused public interest work. Sustainability Week Convenes Corporate, Investment, Nonprofit, Academic Leaders (11/20/2018) The event signals how companies are increasingly prioritizing positive societal contributions along with shareholder profits. Melissa Montenegro ’18 Receives Inaugural Christopher M. Patti Legal Fellowship (08/29/2018) Patti, who died last year, worked at UC’s Office of the General Counsel and as Berkeley’s chief campus counsel. Talented Trio: Top Law School Honors Given to Ta ’03, Cooter, Nellis ’66 (06/21/2018) They were honored with the annual Young Alumni Award, Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, and Citation Award, respectively. Trio Honored at Berkeley Law’s Citation Award Luncheon (06/19/2017) Ted Lee ’59, Professor Stephen Sugarman, and Ann O’Leary ’05 receive awards for their exemplary work. Gold Standard: Berkeley Law Lands Most Equal Justice Works Fellowships in Nation (06/07/2017) Six recent graduates who received the prestigious two-year fellowship will serve low-income populations in California, Texas, and New York. Fighting Hate: Anh Truong ’00 Deals Blow to White Supremacist Gang (05/26/2017) The Los Angeles prosecutor steered a multi-agency effort that led to a major award from the Anti-Defamation League. Teaching Trio Celebrated with Boalt Lecturer Awards (05/08/2017) Charles Denton, Janice Kosel ’71 and Antonio Rossmann are honored for their service to the law school. Death Penalty Clinic Alums Achieve Landmark Court Victories (01/13/2017) Mark Feeser ’07 and Van Swearingen ’08 each score major court triumphs that have significant implications for prisoners. Stephanie Llanes ’16 and Classmates Awarded National Fellowships (08/24/2016) Llanes and 11 other members of her class were selected for coveted opportunities to launch their social justice careers. Star Quartet Honored at Berkeley Law’s Citation Award Dinner (10/28/2015) Michele Roberts ’80, John Phillips ’69, Eleanor Swift, and Tirien Steinbach ’99 are recognized for their talent, drive, and willingness to give back. Honor Roll: American Bar Association Hails Death Penalty Clinic Duo (09/21/2015) Attorneys Megan McCracken and Jen Moreno ’06 are recognized for their influential work steering the clinic’s Lethal Injection Project.