A pioneering student group helps first-generation professionals find their footing at Berkeley Law. Professor’s study reveals problems with how police killings are documented. A rising number of alumni judges hold court from Hawaii to The Hague. Jim Dempsey explains how Berkeley Law keeps ahead of the tech-law pack.
Eager, ambitious, and grateful, Sujit Choudhry says that leading Berkeley Law represents “the opportunity of a lifetime.” Sports super-agent Leigh Steinberg ’73 recovers from a highly public downfall to stage an impressive fourth-quarter rally. Meet six graduates who have returned to the law school as staff members—and as important mentors for students. New programs enable Berkeley Law students to help military veterans navigate a wide range of legal issues.
Transcript follows Matt McDermott ’03 and three other alums who veered away from the big-firm path to discover new opportunities—and who they are. Boalt’s new California Constitution Center serves attorneys, judges, and students. Corporate law wiz Charles Charnas ’84 finds harmony after a near-fatal injury. And a Q&A with EBCLC leaders Jeff Selbin and Tirien Steinbach ’99 on the center’s meteoric rise.
As Boalt powers into its second century, a vision emerges for tackling the changes and challenges ahead. Oil-spill victims find a tireless champion in star litigator Elizabeth Cabraser ’78. Boalt’s Jason Schultz ’00 explains why lawmakers struggle to keep pace with omniscient technology. And buzz-generating research by two students could lead to compensation for college athletes.
Three years of law school renovations finally pay off. Boalt professor David Caron tackles the state of international law. We profile Irving Tragen, a man of the Americas. And we ask whether privacy is even possible in an online world by exploring the issues around “Do Not Track” legislation.
A pair of UC researchers (and life partners) risk their lives to help bring human rights to the Central African Republic. Also, a Q&A with Jonathan Simon ’87, who thinks California’s penal system is punishing the entire state. And for litigator and restaurateur Stuart Gordon ’65, life’s a banquet. Plus: Welcome aboard! Boalt adds to its faculty ranks.
The Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security helps bring to light a stunning transformation of American society. Featuring a Q&A with Maria Shriver and excerpts from the Shriver Report edited by Ann O’Leary. Veteran California legislator Joe Simitian ’77 wades in to play a leadership role in California’s water reform battle.And President Obama has tapped several Boalt alumni for important administration posts.
Which Boalt alumna is still practicing law well into her eighties? When’s the earliest that the Arctic could experience ice-free summers? Which of Boalt’s clinical programs is entering its third decade of service to the community? How can someone simultaneously be a top member of UC Berkeley’s men’s gymnastic team and a Boalt 1L?And what pastime is Dean Edley too busy to pursue? Find out in this issue of Transcript.
The research of two Berkeley Law human rights scholars reveals the shattered lives of many former Guatanamo Bay detainees. Public education expert and professor of law Goodwin Liu advocates a daring plan for reforming California’s K–12 funding system. Berkeley Law’s first Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law (JMEIL), one of only two U.S.-based law journals dedicated to Middle Eastern, Islamic, and comparative law scholarship. A Q&A with Herma Hill Kay; Berkeley Law’s first women dean (1992 to 2000); named one of the 50 most influential female lawyers in the country.
In this issue, the cover story looks at Erin Murphy’s research, which shoots holes in our hopes for high-tech, DNA-based evidence. Also, a story on Jess Jackson, Boalt’s most famous vintner. And a Boalt think tank gets down to business in China’s supercharged private equity market. Plus, how a Boalt professor helped a Boalt alumnus raise the privacy protection bar.
In this issue, Boalt’s new California Center for Environmental Law and Policy tackles the rising challenges ahead, including climate change. We profile Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery II ’87. The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology is calling for patent law reform. And David Onek is bringing street cred to the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice.
The online version of the Fall 2005 Transcript offers a new, easier to read format. Inside this issue, learn about how Boalt alums and faculty are pursuing myriad issues raised by Hurricane Katrina. As well, get to know one of the 18 displaced Tulane Law School students who joined us this fall as visiting students. Our cover story, The Campaign for Boalt Hall, details the centerpiece of an unprecedented effort to invest in the law school as well as introduces you to five spectacular new faculty members. We also look at innovative faculty research on E-Voting and Sarbanes-Oxley. Catch up on more exciting news about Boalt and alums in sections In Brief and Nota Bene.
The summer 2005 issue highlights research by Boalt faculty, including a study of predictors for lawyering success co-authored by Professor Marjorie Shultz ’76. We also profile the inspiring Joan Samuelson ’77, a leading patient advocate for Parkinson’s disease who serves on the governing board for California’s new $3 billion stem cell initiative. You can catch up on more exciting news about Boalt and our alums in such regular sections as Class Notes, In Brief and Nota Bene.
The Spring 2005 issue of the Transcript profiles Silicon Valley law pioneer Larry Sonsini ’66 and includes a special section detailing the faculty luminaries behind Boalt’s widely lauded Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.
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