Transcript 2016 Online Edition

Forefront: The Leading Edge of Research and Service



Weighing in at a Watershed Moment

There has been no drought in the recent activities and influence of the Wheeler Water Institute, a key initiative within CLEE.

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Volume 48, 2016

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  • Melissa Murray

    From the Interim Dean

    For this community, remarkable is the norm. As interim dean, I am looking forward to working with you to help this school become better than ever.

  • Rising To The Challenge

    The response to our recent transition has been extraordinary, but truth be told, alums helped us achieve great things throughout the past school year.

Creative Works: Notable Contributions From Our Community

  • When The Answer Is Music, Music, Music

    But one year in, she also quietly enrolled in a degree program at the California Jazz Conservatory and began singing again. She earned her JD, but decided against taking the bar exam. 

  • The [Delicious] Horror of It All

    “You’ve got all these books. Why don’t you write something?” So he did— including the 3,000-page The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, for which he won the mystery world’s equivalent of an Oscar, the Edgar Award for the Best Critical/Biographical Work in 2005.

  • Getting Into The Act

    Persistence has its rewards: Ku is making his mark on the small screen, including recent roles in “The Affair” and “Younger;” and on the big screen, where he can be seen in the films Sleeping with Other People and Creative Control.

Fast Forward: Three Berkeley Law Student Action Figures

  • From Boot Camp To Boalt Hall

    While friends back home in Wichita worked typical teenage jobs and partied during the summer of 2009 before senior year, Corea ’17 braved the blistering heat of basic training in Oklahoma. 

  • Finding Echoes Of Home in Berkeley

    After considering several top-ranked schools, a visit to Berkeley won him over. “Immediately, I could see myself here,” he recalls. “I’m interested in tech law, and Berkeley is great for that. But really, it was about the people who welcomed me into the community.”

  • All In A Day’s Work

    Davis was the Coast Guard Academy’s first-ever Truman Scholar, the only African-American woman in her class, and the 2007 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Female Sports Scholar of the Year.

Advancement: News for and by Alums

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A letter from BHAA President John Kuo, alumni support our new interim dean, Jeff Bleich says the law needs to adapt to a globalized world, international alums spread their influence, Partners in Leadership starts, and we hand out awards.

Class Notes: All in the Alumni Family

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John Knox ’87 improves life in Richmond, Sara Terheggen ’07 seeks to advance women’s economic and social status, Amaha Kassa ’12 is an activist entrepreneur, Linda Lichter ’76 is a Hollywood dealmaker extraordinaire, and more updates galore.