Judge John Noonan’s commitment to justice and the rule of law shaped his life as a judge and a legal scholar. His scholarship and judicial decisions span more than six decade and cover an amazing range of ethical and legal issues that defined in his view the Western legal tradition. This event will bring together judges, […]
Berkeley Law’s Away Field Placement Program grants J.D. students academic credit for legal work performed for a non-profit or government agency outside the Bay Area. The Robbins Collection provides financial support for students working in a country, region, or city outside the U.S. that is characterized by civil or religious law traditions and institutions. In Spring […]
While Hardeman v. Monsanto was taking place in San Francisco, my clinic team was watching rural North Carolina. In spring 2018, North Carolina artist Yvonne Hegney had called ELC with a question: how could she identify the inert ingredients in a given pesticide?
Part of the value of clinic participation is learning how to advocate for a real-life client, as opposed to the hypothetical clients we deal with in our legal writing courses.
Read about our recent and future events, research, Robbins Fellows, and more in the Robbins Collection 2019 Digest. Our annual Digest provides broad overviews of our work as well as some in-depth coverage of the Robbins Collection and our affiliated scholars. If you would like to submit information to be shared in the next annual […]
“Numbers are not worth the sweat we pour into them.” As a policy student in a program focused on quantitative methods, that sentence … was hard to read. It seemed that my primary interest might not be worth the time. Fortunately, first readings can be misleading.
Not only are dispersants an ineffective oil spill response strategy, but they also harm human health and marine ecosystems.
For those 78,400 Californians who spend nights on streets, in parks, in vehicles, the struggle to access toilets and clean water for drinking and bathing is central to daily life.
I learned many things in [the clinic], but loving the study of economics was not one of them. Instead … I learned to embrace both my role as a translator of complex material to an administrative agency and the general public and to embrace ambiguity and uncertainty in complex public policy issues.
If you told me after my sophomore year in college, that I would voluntarily sign up for a project in law school that required economic research, I would have thought you were crazy.