Savala Trepczynski ’11, executive director of Berkeley Law’s Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, says white people working to overcome their own fears and uncertainty is essential for bridging the racial divide.
Professor Kristin Luker, recipient of many accolades, is most proud of her work founding the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. She will be honored at a conference celebrating her scholarship on April 1.
Law professor Melissa Murray has been named interim dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. Her appointment, which begins today, was decided with broad input from Berkeley Law faculty, students and staff following the March 10 resignation of former Dean Sujit Choudhry.
Herma Hill Kay, former dean of Berkeley Law and professor for more than 50 years, has received the Association of American Law Schools’ 2015 Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Law.
Berkeley Law’s New Business Practicum is trying to change that equation. Since 2007, the practicum has been the law school’s engine of startup development in the Bay Area, bringing together two groups: entrepreneurs who need early-stage legal advice that they can’t afford, and students who need opportunities to practice.
Working with the Goldman School’s Steve Raphael, Professor Justin McCrary helped to build a new website for the California Attorney General with extensive information on arrests, violence against officers, and deaths in custody. Although there are still gaps, thanks to their work California now has the most comprehensive and user-friendly system in the nation for providing this kind of information. You can check it out here: http://openjustice.doj.ca.gov/