CONFERENCE TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL
Please join other Poverty Law academics, advocates and activists for panels and discussions about work in the field of Poverty Law at Berkeley Law on Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11th. Panels will feature leading academics from around the country as well as Berkeley Law professors. Sessions will cover Welfare Theory, Tax, Family & Children, Disability, Legal Services, Housing & more. Lunch provided.
DRAFT Conference Agenda
|Friday, April 10, 2020|
Welcome to Berkeley!
Berkeley Law professors Abbye Atkinson, Joy Milligan, Jeff Selbin and Karen Tani
Panel Session 1
|10:50 am-12:30 pm||
Panel Session 2
Family and Children
“Fines, Fees, and The Academy: Collaborative Opportunities for Teaching and Advocacy”
Lunch and Keynote
Tirien Steinbach (ACLU of Northern California)
Panel Session 3
Panel Session 4
“State Efforts to Reform Legal Services Regulation”
Panel Session 5
|Saturday, April 11, 2020|
Panel Session 6
Access to Justice
“Immigrants Rising Through Access to Higher Education & UndocuHustle”
|10:40 am-12:00 pm||
Panel Session 7
Lunch and Socializing (informal)
Panel Session 8
“Tribal Economic Development”
Employment and Education
Panel Session 9
“Teaching Technology: Addressing Technological Threats to Marginalized People and Finding Technology’s Promise”
“A New Battleground: Rulemaking and the Role of Lawyers in the Anti-Hunger Movement”
“Access to Justice Advocacy with a Rural Focus”
Panel Session 10
Legal Services 2
Closing & Thanks
Berkeley Locals Cheat Sheet!
BART is quite reliable and it reaches all the way North to Richmond and South to the A’s Stadium and Fremont. On most days it’s a 40-minute ride to downtown SF (sometimes transfer needed at MacArthur station), and in SF it connects with the elevated MUNI to get to all the SF Neighborhoods and sites and, e.g., the awesome Golden Gate Park.
Here are some favorites:
La Note: French
Comal: Gourmet Regional Mexican
Gather: Gourmet Vegetarian (with limited meat)
Great China: Gourmet Chinese
Cornerstone: Comfort Food
Revival: American/California Cuisine
Kirala: Gourmet Japanese and Sushi
Zino: (in the Hotel Shattuck Plaza): Mediterranean
All of the above have entrees in the $17-$25 range. Other cheaper options nearby might include:
Berkeley Social Club: Eclectic Asian American
Jupiter: Pub – Pizza, Burgers, Salads (nice outdoor area)
Venus: California Cuisine
Great places within a short Uber drive:
Zachary’s Pizza: Deep Dish Pizza
Royal Rangoon: Chinese, Burmese, Asian Fusion
Picante: Authentic Mexican
Cheeseboard Pizza Collective: Gourmet pizza and live music
The Ohlone Greenway is a well-maintained running and biking trail running through neighborhoods next to the BART. To find, head west down Allston Way from Hotel Shattuck Plaza for about 8 blocks.
The Bay Trail is also a well-maintained running and biking trail right next to the Bay, with a beautiful view of SF and the Golden Gate Bridge. To find, head West down University Avenue, cross I-80, where you’ll immediately find the sidewalk trail, which you can take North all the way to Richmond, or South all the way to the Bay Bridge. You can go quite far across the Bay Bridge before having to turn around.
UC Berkeley has an actual running track near to Downtown -the Edwards Track.
Strawberry Canyon Swimming Pool is up in the Berkeley Hills in a lovely forest setting.
Tilden Park is an amazing expanse of forests and trails, up a steep hill heading East. It’s basically the whole other side of the hill you find at the edge of campus. Particular highlight is a walking/hiking/ biking trail called Inspiration Point that goes for miles in the beautiful hill country just East of Berkeley.
Lawrence Hall of Science is at the top of the Berkeley hills. At night you see an array of lights along the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, and all the SF city skyline. On a clear night it’s pretty breathtaking.
The campus is pretty nice to walk around. There’s a small but beautiful Redwood Grove right near downtown. There’s the Campanile Tower, and the Sather Gate, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, where you’ll still see lots of speakers and arguments going on. Berkeley Law School is at the corner of Piedmont and Bancroft, a vigorous 12 minute walk up the hill from downtown Berkeley.
If you walk up Bancroft and turn right at Telegraph, and you’ll see several blocks of street vendors (where to get your tie-dye and political t-shirts). Many interesting people afoot. If you walk south away from campus past Dwight Avenue, there are a couple good thrift stores with vintage bargains galore.
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is a couple blocks from the Brower Center and is a great place to explore, especially for film buffs.
Freight and Salvage is a famous folk venue that launched many artists careers.
UC Berkeley, School of Law
2745 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 94720
Warren Room (295 Law Building)[Google Maps]
For Maps & Parking click here
If driving, parking is available at the Maxwell Garage (located at 2175 Gayley Road – Adjacent to Memorial Stadium). Walk South on Piedmont Ave toward street light at corner of Piedmont and Bancroft Way. Make a right onto Bancroft Way. Enter on right hand side at first entrance into the law school. Warren Room is located on the right hand side of the hall.