If the state wants to truly protect its most vulnerable, and also meet its ambitious climate goals, the state and its and electric utilities must ensure that microgrids benefit disadvantaged communities as quickly as possible.
As utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric continue to power society with failing infrastructure due to decades of mismanagement, Public Safety Power Shutoffswill continue to be the reality during California’s fire seasons for the foreseeable future.
Check out Berkeley Law’s recent profile of the Scamhunter Project, a joint effort of the Center and Berkeley Law’s Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society (CAPS) to track down instances of fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. Alexia Diorio, JD […]
Berkeley Law’s Prasad Krishnamurthy and EBCLC’s Miguel Soto have written an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on the need to protect California homeowners from credit card debt collectors trying to foreclose on their homes. Read the piece here. Read EBCLC’s report on the underlying problem here.
By Sarah Weld After months of video meetings, legal research, and document scouring, four International Human Rights Law Clinic students traveled to Liberia in March, culminating a yearlong collaboration. Elise Baker ’20, Ivey Dyson ’21, Raja Krishna ’21, and Allaa Mageid ’21, accompanied by clinic Co-Director Laurel Fletcher and Teaching Fellow Tamara Morgenthau, met with […]
Marking the ten-year anniversary of collaboration between the Robbins Collection and the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, the 2020 Robbins Collection Annual Lecture on Jewish Thought was given by Professor Rabbi Sharon Shalom. Don Seeman, an Anthropologist from Emory University, and Rabbi Shalom discussed the history, customs, and laws of Ethiopian Jews, the […]
April 28, 2020 Where there is any perceived vulnerability in our society, scammers and fraudsters rush in to take advantage of anyone looking for help. The coronavirus pandemic has offered plenty of opportunities for those looking to get money from people, whether it is price gouging, trickery, or outright theft. But, when reports of […]
April 17, 2020 The Center celebrated its second birthday yesterday. Like most two-year-olds, we are growing and determinedly moving forward (and making new friends). Here are reflections on milestones met and opportunities still to come… Convening Scholars On March 5-6, the Center gathered nearly eighty consumer law specialists from around the country and the […]
Due to travel concerns because of the coronavirus situation, this event is being postponed. We will communicate a new date and other updates as soon as logistics have been finalized. Thanks The Robbins Collection is co-hosting an upcoming symposium, “60 Years of Chinese Legal Reform: A Berkeley Perspective,” with the Berkeley Center […]