Former LL.M. Students Honor Memory of Classmate’s Infant Son (12/22/2017) They funded a well that serves a poor community in Pakistan and bears the name of the late son of Mustafa Farooq ’16. Berkeley Law Dominates Privacy Papers For Policymakers Awards (12/20/2017) Chetan Gupta ’16 LL.M. and Professors Paul Schwartz, Kenneth Bamberger, and Deirdre Mulligan are recognized for their seminal privacy scholarship. Business in Society Institute Trains Aspiring GCs to Advocate for Change (12/19/2017) Students hear from prominent GCs about their roles as social change agents. From Student to Mayor, Ed Lee Maintained Strong Connection with UC Berkeley (12/12/2017) From his days as a young law student living on Blake Street to his time as the mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee was deeply connected to UC Berkeley’s community. New Report Spotlights Repression of Women Human Rights Activists (12/11/2017) International law clinic collaborates on report documenting the repression of women and LGBTQI+ human rights defenders. New Intellectual Property Initiative Extends Berkeley Law’s Reach in Asia (12/07/2017) The project will enhance existing partnerships and develop new ones through research, workshops, conferences, and other events. Award-winning Scholar Rachel Stern Sheds Light on China’s Evolving Legal System (12/01/2017) Stern aims to show how the nation’s new judicial transparency is changing its practice of law. Longtime Federal Appeals Court Judge Harry Pregerson ’50 Dies at 94 (11/30/2017) An ardent protector of the underprivileged, Pregerson spent 50 years on the bench, 36 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Up and Away: Field Placement Students Spread Their Wings (11/22/2017) From Geneva to Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., Berkeley Law’s full-semester “away” placements provide valuable hands-on experience. Human Rights Center Fellows Share Stories from Formative Field Work (11/20/2017) Three Berkeley Law students were among those who gave TED-style talks at the center’s annual Fellowship Conference. Experts Differ on How to Best Solve Criminal Justice Crises (11/16/2017) Daylong conference tackles issues including police tactics, race relations, violent crime, and the marijuana legislation debate. Berkeley Law Ramps Up Push to Fill Legal Services Needs in Rural Areas (11/13/2017) The New Business Practicum and a fledgling course are providing vital help in the Central Valley and a potential career option for students. Promise and Pitfalls of Blockchain at Core of New Curriculum (11/09/2017) New course on blockchain technology could result in real-world business applications. Clinic Plays Key Role in Investigation of Death of Honduran Activist (11/07/2017) The International Human Rights Law Clinic aids in the investigation of the murder of a Honduran environmental activist. Media Advisory: States’ Rights v. Federal Power Under Trump (10/26/2017) Federalism Now, a day-long conference on states’ rights versus federal power under the Trump administration, will focus on climate change and immigration law and policy. Driving Diversity: Berkeley Law Lab Accelerates Research Projects, Trainings (10/26/2017) Led by Professor Victoria Plaut, the lab highlights the implications of incorporating diversity and inclusion in businesses, legal institutions, and schools. Executive Branch Overreach Threatens Citizens’ Rights During Wartime (10/23/2017) In her new book, Professor Amanda Tyler looks at the erosion of U.S. citizens’ legal rights during wartime. A Modern Take on Federalism: Balancing State and Federal Power (10/19/2017) Expert policymakers, attorneys, and scholars will gather at Berkeley Law November 3 to explore the doctrine’s growing importance. Lueck-Mammen ’19, Kosmo ’19 Win CEB Legal Research and Writing Award (10/10/2017) The annual award honors the top briefs submitted by first-year students in a hypothetical case. New: Semester at The Hague for Students Pursuing International Law (10/05/2017) Berkeley Law launches a new program at The Hague for students pursuing a career in international law. Renowned Judge Thelton Henderson ’62 Returns to Berkeley to Work with Students (10/03/2017) After 37 years on the federal bench, Henderson takes on a new role as a distinguished visitor. Rock Band Shares Lessons Learned from SCOTUS Win with Berkeley Law Students (09/26/2017) A rock band performs for law students and discusses its years-long First Amendment litigation finally settled by the U.S. Supreme Court. Media Advisory: Vera Jourová to Speak on the Future of Justice on the Internet (09/19/2017) “Between Freedom and Security: The Future of Justice on the Internet,” a talk by Vera Jourová, European Union Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. A Berkeley Law First: Father-Son LL.M. Students to Graduate with the Class of 2018 (09/12/2017) Jean-Luc and Marc Fournier are the first multi-generational family duo to enroll simultaneously in Berkeley Law’s LL.M. program. Berkeley Law Launches New Era under Dean Erwin Chemerinsky (09/11/2017) Highlights include new faculty, flourishing programs, high-impact research, and expanding student opportunities. Professor Fisk: A Passionate Advocate for Workers’ Rights and Economic Justice (09/08/2017) Catherine Fisk ‘86, an expert in labor law and legal history, is Berkeley Law’s newest faculty member. DACA Decision Raises Legal Stakes for Undocumented Students (09/07/2017) Berkeley Law faculty, staff, and students provide legal guidance and support to program participants and other undocumented immigrants. UC Berkeley Law Students Advise State on Water Affordability (08/29/2017) New clinic report offers guidance on how to develop a water affordability program in California. New Online LL.M. Courses Expand Berkeley Law’s Global Reach (08/24/2017) The law school launches a new hybrid option LL.M. program with a mix of online and in-residence courses. Fall Courses Offer Timely Topics from Standout Instructors (08/21/2017) Renowned experts from government and academia illuminate emerging issues in the legal world. New California Bar President Michael Colantuono ’88 Eager to Drive Reforms (08/14/2017) Colantuono plans to help increase transparency and improve relations with the state legislature. Eleven African-American Students and Alumni Nab Prestigious Federal Clerkships (08/11/2017) Record number reflects concerted effort by faculty, staff, and alumni to help offset the lack of racial diversity in America’s judicial chambers. Professor Works to Rescind Hairstyle Policies That Affect Black Women (08/04/2017) Angela Onwuachi-Willig and three colleagues fuel effort to eliminate such policies in a growing number of American schools. From Political Prisoner to International Inspiration: LL.M. Student Wai Wai Nu (07/25/2017) Nu has quickly emerged as a leading voice for human rights in Burma. Startup@BerkeleyLaw Expands Outreach to Underrepresented Entrepreneurs (07/18/2017) New “Access to Entrepreneurship” program partners with Code2040 and Wilson Sonsini to help underrepresented founders find success in Silicon Valley. Media Advisory: New Report Faults Electronic Monitoring of Youth (07/12/2017) A new report analyzes juvenile electronic monitoring programs across California. New Report Faults California’s Electronic Monitoring of Youth (07/11/2017) A new report analyzes juvenile electronic monitoring programs across California. Edward Tom Reflects on Joyful 30-Year Ride as Dean of Admissions (07/10/2017) Through various deans and challenges, Tom has continually delivered exceptional and engaging students to Berkeley Law. Incoming Faculty Cite New Berkeley Law Colleagues as Powerful Draw (07/05/2017) Abbye Atkinson, Adam Badawi ’03, and Joy Milligan begin their new positions this week, with Frank Partnoy to join the school in 2018. Innovative Partnership Brings Positive Change for Bay Area Youth (06/30/2017) Education advocates at Berkeley Law collaborate with local public defenders to help vulnerable minors. Media Advisory: New Report Details Steps to Boost Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in CA (06/29/2017) A joint report from UCLA and UC Berkeley Schools of Law outlines specific policies and steps that California can take to meet its energy goals. David Estrada ’93 Shows Uncanny Knack for Fueling Technological Change (06/27/2017) From YouTube and Google X to Lyft and Kitty Hawk, Estrada has helped usher in a host of transformative technologies. 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. Iconic Professor and Former Berkeley Law Dean Herma Hill Kay Dies at 82 (06/13/2017) Kay, who taught at Berkeley Law for 57 years, wrote seminal works on sex-based discrimination, family law, conflict of laws, and diversity in legal education. 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. Erwin Chemerinsky Is New Dean of Berkeley Law (05/17/2017) Esteemed educator, litigator and legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky has been named dean of Berkeley Law. JD, LLM Students Shine in Major Advocacy Competitions (05/17/2017) A growing roster of student participants and volunteer coaches yield impressive results. Media Advisory: Gavin Newsom to Speak at Berkeley Law Commencement 5/12 (05/10/2017) Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will be the Honored Guest Speaker at the commencement. Q&A: Linos’ Carnegie Fellowship and the Global Refugee Crisis (05/09/2017) Linos will study an urgent global challenge: the European refugee crisis. 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. Closing the Gap: Berkeley Law Student Leads City’s Action on Pay Equality (05/03/2017) Law student leads city of Berkeley’s effort to close the wage gender gap. Clinical Program Celebrates Sax Prize Winner Salena Tiet ’17 (04/28/2017) A two-year standout at Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic, Tiet was honored for her work ethic and legal acumen. Katerina Linos Awarded a Prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship (04/26/2017) Each fellow receives up to $200,000 to fund significant research in the social sciences and humanities—the most generous stipend of its kind. A-list Roster Tackles Hot-button Topics at Sports & Society Conference (04/25/2017) Athletes, agents, team counsel, and other insiders address current issues in the ever-expanding sports world. Saving Lives: Death Penalty Clinic Marks 15th Anniversary (04/17/2017) The clinic has earned a national reputation for diligent, effective work on behalf of indigent capital defendants. Clinic Leads National Effort to End Discriminatory Juvenile Justice Fees (04/13/2017) A new major grant fuels momentum for Policy Advocacy Clinic to extend its work on the issue. New Report Critical of World Bank’s Internal Watchdog (04/06/2017) The International Human Rights Law Clinic says the World Bank’s internal watchdog does not have the authority to enforce its own social and environmental policies. Mary Ann Mason’s Newest Book on Technology and the Changing Family (04/05/2017) Mary Ann Mason looks at the controversies surrounding the growing phenomena of assisted reproduction. Clinic Suit Forces Agency to Release Its Cell Phone Radiation Guidelines (03/22/2017) Clinic wins case against California state agency forcing it to release cell phone radiation guidelines. Alumni and Student Land Plum DOJ Positions (03/17/2017) Six Berkeley Law alums and one student selected for the prestigious program learn their offers will be honored despite announcements of a governmental hiring freeze. Justice Sotomayor: A Passionate Defender of the Rule of Law (03/13/2017) The U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice inspires students to harness their passion, drive and commitment to create a better world. Faculty Trio Files Brief Supporting FTC’s Power to Police Data Security (03/10/2017) The brief explains why Congress gave the agency broad, flexible authority to respond to evolving threats. Law School Ceremony Honors New Faculty Chairs (03/02/2017) Professors Melissa Murray, Kenneth Bamberger, Christopher Tomlins, Sonia Katyal and Angela Onwuachi-Willig were feted at a recent ceremony. Media Advisory: Colombian Drug Lord Hearing 3/3 in D.C. (02/28/2017) Family members of crime victim Julio Henríquez will speak at the sentencing hearing of Colombian drug lord Hernan Giraldo-Serna in federal court. Diversity Pipeline Programs Funnel First-Year Students to Work for Judges (02/24/2017) Saul Rodriguez ’19 and Xiuyuan Hu ’19 are the first Berkeley Law students chosen by their respective programs. Q&A: Professor Zimring Studies Police Use of Lethal Force, Calls for Reforms (02/14/2017) Professor Zimring’s latest book reveals unsettling truths about police shootings in the U.S. Kristen Holmquist to Receive Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction (02/13/2017) The annual award honors a Berkeley Law educator who inspires students and demonstrates a deep commitment to teaching. Symposium: Legal Implications of a New Administration (02/03/2017) The event tackled issues ranging from immigration and domestic surveillance to women’s rights and race relations. Regarding the White House Executive Order on U.S. Entry (01/29/2017) At this time, we are recommending that Berkeley Law students, visiting scholars, and employees from those seven countries who hold a visa to enter the United States, or who are lawful permanent residents, do not travel outside of the United States. Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Greece’s Refugee Camps (01/26/2017) Human Rights Center works to coordinate and improve the response to gender-based violence in Greece’s refugee camps. Professor Scheiber’s New Book Tracks Rise of California Supreme Court (01/25/2017) The book documents the court’s compelling history and far-reaching impact on California’s cultural, socio-economic and political landscape. Big Day for M&A: Top Experts to Assess One of Law’s Hottest Areas (01/23/2017) More than 300 people will convene Jan. 30 for a forum co-sponsored by the law school’s Berkeley Center for Law and Business. 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. California’s Highest Court Takes Center Stage (01/09/2017) Berkeley Law’s California Constitution Center to co-present a daylong conference on the state Supreme Court.