Transcript 2017 Online Edition

Forefront: The Leading Edge of Research and Service

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Where Innovation Fuels Investigation

The Human Rights Center has launched a groundbreaking lab that trains students to gather evidence of human rights abuses.

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Volume 49, 2017

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  • Melissa Murray

    From the Interim Dean

    As interim dean, I saw Berkeley Law’s unique culture thriving all over the world—and gained inspiration from so many of you. 

  • Bob Berring Bobblehead


    Bob Berring is wrapping up a distinguished career as a beloved professor, library director, interim dean, China scholar, and alter ego “Uncle Zeb.”

Creative Works: Artistic Contributions From Our Community

  • Dancing Queen

    Dancing Queen Reigns Supreme

    Berkeley Law staff member Natalie Golden shines as a world amateur champion salsa dancer, competing victoriously for elite Oakland dance company Salsamania.

  • Malen

    Big Laughs for the Big Screen

    These are heady times for screenwriter Justin Malen ’01, whose 2016 comedy “Office Christmas Party” and other screenplays have found success.

  • Rolle

    Taking a Poetic Path

    Sojourner Kincaid Rolle ’81 has been Santa Barbara’s poet laureate for the past two years and has enjoyed a prolific career in writing, teaching, and activism.

Fast Forward: Three Berkeley Law Student Action Figures

  • Walker

    A Calling to Protect and Serve

    Kevin Walker ’17 calls his work as a reserve police officer “community service on steroids” and “a meaningful way to give back.” His duties—and risks—mirror those of a full-time cop.

  • Jasleen-Singh

    Bringing Sikh Stories Front and Center

    Jasleen Singh ’17 explores identity, judgment, discrimination, immigration, and domestic violence in the “Sikh Monologues,” spun from interviews with more than 150 Sikh people across the U.S.

  • Zachariah-Oquenda

    Informed Voice on Rural Homelessness

    Zachariah Oquenda’s personal experience with homelessness motivates him to galvanize awareness of the problem and provide hope for rural communities.

Advancement: News for and by Alums

High honor for human rights icon Todung Mulya Lubis ’78, Partners in Leadership expands, B-LINK launches, big love for Big Give, revving up for Alumni Reunion Weekend, our growing international reach, and insights from new BHAA members.

Class Notes: All in the Alumni Family

Securities litigation star Jennifer Bretan ’04 recalls a roundabout route to her destiny, Miles Cooley ’99 tracks his journey from foster child to A-list advocate, four other profiles of notable alums, and updates aplenty from our amazing graduates.