Steinbach, who joined EBCLC in 2001, has been a driving force in its ascension to Alameda County’s largest provider of free legal services. More than 100 Berkeley Law students work each year at the clinic, which serves thousands of clients.
Visiting Scholars Program Director Lauren Webb says international scholars are drawn to Berkeley Law’s expert faculty, especially in key global areas such as environmental law, intellectual property, and business law.
Returning to the practice of law after five years away, I’m less concerned by the changes I see than by those I don’t see. Rather than reducing the number of people who cannot access legal services, the situation has reached crisis level.
One major priority for Kuo: stimulating a more engaged alumni base in the Bay Area and beyond. A cornerstone of that effort is a new portal and database to facilitate networking, collaboration, and mentoring between alumni and students worldwide.
My favorite part is talking to alumni about what’s going on at the school. There’s so much exciting stuff happening that alumni aren’t aware of. Once you give some examples, it’s eye-opening, and people enthusiastically get on board.
As a California delegate to the Vision 2020 Campaign for Equality, a national effort to advance women’s economic and social status, Terheggen developed a think-tank series that focuses on increasing the number of women in leadership positions.
As a proud Richmond native and resident, John Knox is determined to improve quality of life in his oft-maligned East Bay hometown. As Richmond’s bond counsel, his outside-the-box thinking is helping to make that happen.
After earning her JD, Lichter left Berkeley for Los Angeles. From the outset, she represented independent filmmakers, directors, and writers—but artists became a greater focus as the entertainment industry itself became more inclusive.
After considering several top-ranked schools, a visit to Berkeley won him over. “Immediately, I could see myself here,” he recalls. “I’m interested in tech law, and Berkeley is great for that. But really, it was about the people who welcomed me into the community.”
“You’ve got all these books. Why don’t you write something?” So he did— including the 3,000-page The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, for which he won the mystery world’s equivalent of an Oscar, the Edgar Award for the Best Critical/Biographical Work in 2005.
Persistence has its rewards: Ku is making his mark on the small screen, including recent roles in “The Affair” and “Younger;” and on the big screen, where he can be seen in the films Sleeping with Other People and Creative Control.