April 17, 2014
Immigrants targeted by predatory third-party scams risk losing their life savings or triggering deportation.
April 14, 2014
Berkeley Law conference panelists and keynote speaker Larry Sonsini ’66 explain the rise of shareholder activism and its effect on companies.
April 11, 2014
Third-year students Jamie Yood and Joseph Santiesteban face off in a battle of wits and repartee.
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Berkeley Law Online
Registration is now open for Berkeley Law's first online course, Fundamentals of US Law. Taught by William Fernholz, the course is aimed at incoming LL.M. students and international lawyers who want a foundation in the American legal system. The six-week course begins May 12th. Read our story about Berkeley Law Online here. Learn more about the course and register here.
Journal Tackles Forced Workplace Arbitration >>
The Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law co-hosted a recent symposium entitled “Forced Arbitration in the Workplace.” Academics, practitioners, and other experts examined the forced arbitration of employment disputes and its impact on workplace rights. UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, delivered the keynote address: “Why the American Worker is Losing Ground.” Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) general counsel P. David Lopez and Commissioner Jenny Yang discussed efforts to better preserve access to the legal system and how recent court rulings will affect EEOC enforcement. (4/7/14)
EBCLC Hires Racial Justice Senior Fellow >>
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) has hired Sarah Crowley as the Racial Justice Senior Fellow in its Clean Slate Reentry Legal Services Practice. Crowley will lead EBCLC’s new impact litigation project, which seeks to mitigate the lifelong impact of criminal records—a disproportionate percentage of whom come from communities of color—and combat the improper use of criminal history information in employment and licensing decisions. Crowley was a litigator with Gross Belsky Alonso in San Francisco and Neufeld Scheck & Brustin in New York City. She also worked at the Legal Aid Society and Children’s Rights. (4/3/14)
Berkeley Law Hosts Religious Law Workshop >>
Berkeley Law’s Robbins Collection recently hosted a one-day workshop entitled “Implementing Religious Law in Contemporary Nation-States: Definitions and Challenges.” Organized and moderated by Robbins Collection Director Laurent Mayali and Postdoctoral Fellow Lena Salaymeh, the event convened attorneys and scholars from around the world with expertise in Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic legal traditions. Experts presented papers, debated key topics at the intersection of law and religion—such as the state’s role in implementing religious laws—and discussed case studies from Israel, the Arab world, and the United States. (3/31/14)
Christina Swarns is the director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's Criminal Justice Project. She spoke on "Post-Racial America: The View from Death Row" at a recent Henderson Center Rutch Chance Lecture. Watch here »
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April 21: Working Together to Advance Protections for Immigrant Consumers
April 25: 2014 Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference
May 1: Innovation and Intellectual Property: A Tribute to Suzanne Scotchmer's Work
- Professors David Gamage & Mark Gergen propose a better direction for California's climate change policy. (Sacramento Bee)
- Prof. Jesse Choper weighs in on prospects for California's SCA 5 and affirmative action. (California Magazine)
- Prof. Holly Doremus celebrates the life and work of environmental law pioneer Joseph Sax. (Legal Planet)