Clinic, Center Safeguard Human Rights Close to Home and Around the World (12/20/2018) The International Human Rights Law Clinic and Human Rights Center fight injustice through litigation, policy suggestions, advocacy, research, and science-based investigations. Students Help Power New ‘Keep Oakland Housed’ Initiative (12/19/2018) The collaborative program provides legal, financial, and supportive services to preserve tenancies and prevent evictions. 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. CLEE Offers Advice to New Governor on Wildfire, Water, and Climate Threats (12/05/2018) Fire zone maps, merging small water systems, and zoning changes are among recommendations sent to the governor-elect. Human Rights Center Student Fellows Gain Transformative Experience (11/29/2018) Berkeley Law students Karin Bashir and Safa Ansari-Bayegon share insights from their memorable work. The Negotiators: Law, Business Students Join Forces in Halloum Competition (11/21/2018) Kurt Kurzenhauser ’19, Elizabeth Hall ’20, and their business school teammates shine in a compelling final-round negotiation. 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. Rachel Johnson-Farias ’12 Back to Lead Center on Reproductive Rights & Justice (11/15/2018) The center’s new executive director describes its priorities and challenges in a Q&A. The use of the Boalt name (11/13/2018) Dean Chemerinsky: I confess that I have changed my mind several times over the course of this process. I find this a very difficult question. Two Decades Later: Assessing Prop 209’s Impact on Legal Education in California (11/08/2018) A Berkeley Law conference explores the proposition’s major impact on legal education, minority students, and campus racial dynamics. Clinic Suit Spurs Oakland to Repeal Public Housing Loitering Ordinance (11/01/2018) Filed by the East Bay Community Law Center and four partner organizations, the suit also addresses other harmful policing practices on public housing property. Clinic Presses Government to Release Documents About Prison Email Monitoring (10/18/2018) Prison employees can monitor the contents of inmate email messages—including those to or from their attorneys. African American Editors-in-chief Bring New Perspectives to Student Journals (10/17/2018) The five journal leaders reflect the growing diversity within Berkeley Law, and within its African-American community. Top Scholars Honor Legacy of David Caron ’83 at International Law Conference (10/11/2018) Caron, who spent 26 years at Berkeley Law, held leading roles as a professor, scholar, dean, arbitrator, and judge. Ansel Carpenter ’20, Emily Miller ’20 Win Legal Research & Writing Awards (10/03/2018) Both taught by Professor of Legal Writing Lucinda Sikes, the students each received a $2,500 prize and a certificate. Judge Week Gives Students Valuable Insights on Clerkships and Beyond (09/28/2018) Judges confer with students in one-on-one meetings, classroom visits, and panel discussions. For Student Teresa Scanlan ’21, Winning Miss America Wasn’t in the Plans (09/20/2018) “It’s truly once in a lifetime,” she says, “so I was kinda like, ‘Well, this is it.’” Then, they called her name. Clinic Study Details How Business Districts Target Homeless People (09/18/2018) The report explains how these districts have expanded in number and power while excluding the homeless from public spaces. Report Targets How to Achieve Full Adoption of Zero-Emission Vehicles (09/14/2018) Researchers from the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment say 100-percent use is critical for California to meet its legislated climate goals. Four Students, All Raised by Immigrant Parents, Help Detainees in Texas (09/11/2018) Brenda Munoz ’19, Kiki Tapiero ’20, Elvia Lopez ’19, and Katie Gonzalez ’19 spent a week conducting intakes and providing guidance. Boalt Name Committee Report (09/11/2018) As you will see from the report, the committee weighs in on three principal issues related to the Boalt name. 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. Four Score: Standout Quartet Joins Berkeley Law Faculty (08/24/2018) Frank Partnoy, Seth Davis, and Erik Stallman ’03 have begun teaching at the school, with Rebecca Wexler to join next year. Major Gift, Matching Challenge to Help Death Penalty Clinic Expand Its Reach (08/20/2018) Inspired by his daughter’s experience at the clinic, Ken Stevens helps fund its clinical supervising attorney position. Research Team Explores Common Beliefs About California’s Housing Crisis (08/15/2018) Professor Eric Biber leads an expanding study of procedural obstacles to affordable housing. Program Expands Access to Law for Disadvantaged High School Students (08/13/2018) The program provides paid law-related internships and classes that integrate a legal curriculum with life and leadership skills. Professor Probes Risks, Rewards of Using Text Analysis Tools on Company Emails (08/09/2018) Frank Partnoy says such tools may let a business gain key insights from employees with minimal encroachment on their privacy. Music to Their Ears: Students Spur Juvenile Fees Victory in New Orleans (08/03/2018) A Berkeley Law clinic’s yearlong effort prods the South’s first court to stop charging administrative fees to families of youth in the juvenile system. Making Their Mark: American Law Institute Elects Professor Tyler, Five Alums (07/30/2018) Tyler is one of 26 Berkeley Law faculty members of the institute, which helps clarify the law and improve how it’s administered. Resilient Students Help Guide Human Rights Center’s Investigations Lab (07/25/2018) The center works to prevent secondary trauma from documenting human rights violations and potential war crimes. Expanding School Initiative Confronts Gender Gap in Corporate America (07/19/2018) It aims to increase business law opportunities for female students through programs, mentoring, and connections. Berkeley Law Places Most Equal Justice Works Fellows for Second Straight Year (07/13/2018) The coveted two-year fellowship supports promising lawyers who develop innovative projects serving low-income populations. Racing Forward (07/12/2018) Clinic leaders, faculty scholars, and student advocates work to level the playing field within America’s legal institutions. Ph.D. Student Given Annual Campus Fellowship for LGBT-related Research (07/06/2018) Mark Leinauer of the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program is leading a study of bias against gay and lesbian parents in child custody cases. Center Director Appointed to California Ocean Protection Council (06/29/2018) Jordan Diamond joins effort to maintain healthy coastal and ocean ecosystems and recommend law and policy reforms. Incoming 1L Wins ‘One Lawyer Can Change the World’ Scholarship (06/26/2018) Oscar Sarabia Roman and two Berkeley Law classmates were among 10 finalists chosen from more than 1,200 entries. 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. Class of 2018 Sets School Records for Judicial Clerkship Placements (06/20/2018) More than 40 percent of those who secured clerkships worked last summer in public-service positions. Inspired Campaign Names Classroom for Professor Jesse Choper (06/18/2018) Friends share fond memories of Choper during a heartwarming ceremony dedicating Classroom 130 in his name. Berkeley Law Claims Highest Number of Latham Fellowships, Scholarships (06/14/2018) Five students are chosen for the coveted positions: Sanjana Parkih ’20, Lana El-Farra ’20, Djenab Conde ’19, Andrew Huang ’19, and Jack Siddoway ’19. Study Shows More Resources Needed to Help Area Human Trafficking Survivors (06/06/2018) Published by Berkeley Law’s Human Rights Center, the study provides a detailed account of anti-trafficking efforts in five Bay Area counties. Youth Justice Experts Target Reforms to Increase Equity, Lower Recidivism (05/31/2018) Public- and private-sector panelists call for more prosecutor discretion, police accountability, and restorative justice programs. Monitoring #MeToo: Unique Event Tracks Sexual Harassment Worldwide (05/25/2018) At a recent Berkeley Law conference, managers, lawyers, scholars, and HR professionals discuss the movement’s global progress and challenges. Students Push for Copyright Exemption to Preserve Online Video Games (05/22/2018) The four students conducted research, recruited expert witnesses, and wrote detailed briefs to help an Oakland museum make its case. With Two Recent Awards in Tow, Jeffrey Selbin Discusses His Clinical Passion (05/15/2018) The director of Berkeley Law’s Policy Advocacy Clinic is honored for his effective, community-driven teaching and research. Berkeley Law’s Financial Fraud Event in New York Highlights Investor Risks (05/11/2018) Presented by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, the conference tackled the rise of digital currency and drew national media coverage. Former Prisoner Credits Mei-Wah Lee ’18, Zahraa Hadi ’18 for His Release on Parole (05/09/2018) Working with Berkeley Law’s Post-Conviction Advocacy Project, Lee and Hadi painstakingly helped Chris Deragon prepare for his parole hearing. Speaking Their Language: Students Help Central Valley Entrepreneurs (05/03/2018) Berkeley Law’s New Business Practicum expands its Spanish services in person, over the phone, and on the air. Robert Bartlett Wins Annual Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction (04/25/2018) A key driver of Berkeley Law’s surging business law program, Bartlett cites clarity, relevance, and inclusiveness as his top classroom priorities. Shelby Nacino ’18, Alison Ganem ’18 Honored for Stellar Clinical Advocacy (04/19/2018) The students were hailed for their work ethic and legal acumen at Berkeley Law’s East Bay Community Law Center and Death Penalty Clinic, respectively. Judges, Scholars Hail Professor Amanda Tyler’s Seminal Book on Habeas Corpus (04/13/2018) Symposium examines the history and enduring challenges of the longtime safeguard against unlawful detention. Journal Board, Breaking Sports Industry Mold, Preps for Annual Conference (04/03/2018) The Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law’s all-female, all-women-of-color board is changing sports-industry norms. Report Details How California Can Make Its Freight System More Sustainable (03/29/2018) The system accounts for one-third of statewide jobs, but is also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. Service Minded: Military Veterans Help Fellow Vets Secure Judicial Clerkships (03/21/2018) Past clerks pay it forward by providing strategies and insights for other veterans who want similar experience. FCC Commissioner Shares Far from Neutral Views on Net Neutrality (03/14/2018) Before a crowded gathering of Berkeley Law students, Mignon Clyburn shares her concerns about the agency’s new guidelines. Closer Collaboration with Courts is Focus of New Law School Institute (03/09/2018) Unique initiative will examine judicial integrity, ethics, political influence, complex legal disciplines, and administration of justice issues. New Executive Education Platform Offers Innovative, Topical Programs (03/06/2018) The pioneering initiative, which provides timely training and flexible options, is the first of its kind to capture the intersection of law, business, and leadership. Berkeley Law Joins Program to Help Diversify Law Schools, Legal Profession (02/27/2018) Anchored in 27 California community colleges, the initiative works to funnel more underrepresented students toward law school. Berkeley Law Professor Emeritus David Caron ’83 Passes Away at 65 (02/23/2018) A prominent international law scholar, judge, and arbitrator, Caron taught at Berkeley Law for 26 years. Southern Exposure: Micah West ’13, Other Alums Shine at Major Civil Rights Group (02/20/2018) Graduates at the Southern Poverty Law Center gain victories in areas such as debtors’ prisons, immigration, and voting rights. Major Gift Launches New Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice (02/13/2018) Launched by a major gift from renowned litigator Elizabeth Cabraser ’78, the center is the first of its kind among top-tier law schools. Berkeley Law Hosts National Convening to Confront Juvenile System Fines, Fees (02/09/2018) Lawyers, researchers, and advocates discuss best practices and strategies for abolishing these regressive charges nationwide. Djenab Conde ’19 Breaks New Ground at California Law Review (01/26/2018) Known as a well-rounded and respected leader, she is believed to be the journal’s first female African American editor-in-chief. Two New Student-led Projects Create More Opportunities for Hands-on Pro Bono Work (01/24/2018) The Homelessness Service Project and Berkeley Police Review Project hit the ground running to help community members in need. Courtroom Experience Makes Law Prof an Expert Instructor (01/22/2018) Assistant Professor Andrea Roth, who specializes in how technology and artificial intelligence will change the law, says she never forgets her experience in court. Berkeley Law Experts Weigh in on New Tax Bill (01/08/2018) Professors Mark Gergen and Alan Auerbach give mixed reviews to the sweeping bill and predict eventual corrective action.