Berkeley Law Students, Supervisors Awarded for Inspiring Pro Bono and Public Interest Work (05/25/2023) Honored at the annual public interest and pro bono graduation ceremony, the recipients exemplify Berkeley Law’s far-reaching work to help disadvantaged people and communities. Excessive Police Use of Force: Experts Push for Legal Solutions Focused on Training and Culture (05/08/2023) A Berkeley Law symposium highlights barriers to officer accountability and victims’ access to the courts, including police department culture and dubious causes of death given by medical examiners. Inspiring, Insightful Symposium Confronts Legal Challenges Facing Military Veterans (04/25/2023) Presented by Military Veterans at Berkeley Law, the event raised awareness of concerning issues and bolstered connections between veteran students and alumni and their supporters. Yun-Hsien Diana Lin, Main Drafter of Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Wins Haas International Award (01/03/2023) The Berkeley Law alum calls the honor “major recognition that what I’ve been doing exemplifies the values of UC Berkeley.” What a Year: Looking Back at the Stories That Made 2022 So Memorable for Berkeley Law (12/21/2022) Twelve Pack: A dozen Berkeley Law homepage stories from 2022 that illustrate the school’s excellence, community, and public mission. Rare Feat: Berkeley Law Students Present Their Research at Major International Forum (12/19/2022) Selected to discuss their work at the recent event in Miami, where the vast majority of presenters were faculty scholars, “is a big deal,” says Professor Katerina Linos. Professor Osagie K. Obasogie Confronts the Intersection of Race, Law, and Public Health (12/07/2022) Obasogie and UC Berkeley School of Public Health Professor Darlene Francis hold a casual but frank conversation about how their field can improve. Timely Trio: Unique Environmental Law Topics Highlight Brand New Fall Semester Courses (09/30/2022) The new offerings include Environmental Justice and Health Equity, Environmental Justice and Advocacy in California, and Environmental Health Law Through Film. Professor Emerita Kristin Luker Details How Roe v. Wade ‘Changed Everything’ in American Culture (06/30/2022) Luker, who co-founded Berkeley Law’s Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, has interviewed hundreds of women about their experiences before and after the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling. Attack on LGBTQ+ Rights: The Politics and Psychology of a Backlash (05/03/2022) Berkeley Law professors Russell Robinson and Sonia Katyal weigh in on the rise of measures across the U.S. aimed at limiting these groups’ rights. Moving Forward: Faculty Approves Race and Law Course Requirement in Order to Graduate (02/18/2022) “This requirement sends an important message about our school’s commitment to equality and justice,” says Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Fieldwork of Dreams: Students Describe Transformative Time as Human Rights Center Fellows (12/21/2021) Four Berkeley Law students detail their memorable experience and how it shaped their career trajectory. 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. Election Implications: Professors Describe What to Expect in Various Areas of Law (11/05/2020) Berkeley Law experts describe what to expect — depending on who wins the presidency and which party controls the Senate — from health care and the environment to immigration and criminal justice. Alumni Secure Release of Immigrant Child Detainees to Shield Them from COVID-19 (06/09/2020) Three Berkeley Law graduates at the National Center for Youth Law play key roles in a court ruling ordering the release of detained children in federal immigration custody. Professors: COVID-19 Highlights Major Holes in America’s Social Safety Net (05/04/2020) Professors Catherine Albiston ’93 and Catherine Fisk ’86 explain how the lack of paid leave in the U.S. reflects a growing inequality among Americans stoked by the COVID-19 crisis.