On April 3rd Kat Taylor came to Berkeley Law to speak with students about her work as C0-Founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a bank based in Oakland focused on offering fair financial services to low-income communities. A video of the talk and Q&A, organized by CAPS, can be viewed here on the Center’s YouTube […]
Photos from the inaugural Consumer Law Scholars Conference this February are available for viewing here! Thanks to the wonderful group of scholars, speakers, and attendees who made it such a success.
In March the Center filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in Zabriskie v. Federal National Mortgage Association, a case centering on the question of whether companies using automated consumer information software should be subject to regulation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In the Center’s brief, Interim Executive Director Ted Mermin and 2L […]
Last month 1Ls Ted Lee, Samson Lim, and Oscar Sarabia Roman of Berkeley’s Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society (CAPS) submitted a public comment to the Federal Communications Commission in conjunction with the Center. Contrary to the claims made by NorthStar Alarm Services in a petition submitted in January, the CAPS students argued that soundboard technology constitutes […]
Jessie Sherwood has joined the Robbins Collection as the Associate Librarian, where she will oversee the complex copy cataloging of the Robbins Collections holdings. She will also update our online resources for manuscript research and contribute to research projects, exhibitions, and trainings. Previously, Jessie was the Manuscript Cataloger at the Robbins Collection, where she processed […]
In 2017, Pablo Echeverri, Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law, and Laurent Mayali co-hosted a symposium a the Robbins Collection, “Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America.” Participants in the conference were asked to write response papers, which we are publishing here as a collection of essays. The essays begin with an […]
The Center turned nine months old in January. And, like any self-respecting nine-month-old, we are on the move…. Launching, with a Splash The big news since our last newsletter: The Center has officially launched! On November 14, Dean Chemerinsky, Elizabeth Cabraser ’78, and a star-studded cast of speakers welcomed an equally luminary group of practitioners, […]
On March 14, Professor Richard Albert, the William Stamps Farish Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, spoke on comparative referendums. His event, “Discretionary Referendums in Constitutional Amendment: A Comparative Perspective,” was hosted by the Robbins Collection. The timing for Professor Albert’s talk was fortuitous, as the U.K. Parliament was in the […]
In October 2017 the #MeToo movement became an internationally viral phenomenon, due to the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other men in media. The movement encouraged women to share their experiences of sexual assault and harassment, to draw attention to the fact that many women face these experiences at some point in their […]
March 19, 2019; 4-5:30 p.m.; Social Science Matrix Conference Room; 8th Floor, Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley. Speakers: Morris Levy, University of Southern California; Cecila Mo, University of California, Berkeley; Cara Wong, University of Illinois; Moderated by Laura Stoker, University of California, Berkeley.