- Q&A: Ty Alper on Berkeley Law’s Ongoing Push for Hands-on Learning (08/28/2015)
- Student Commitment Drives Launch of Innovative Policy Advocacy Clinic (08/20/2015)
- Melissa Murray to Help Steer Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (08/14/2015)
- Capitol Gridlock: Anne Joseph O’Connell Tracks Spike in Failed Nominations and Delayed Confirmations (08/13/2015)
- Sonya Passi ’13 Launches Unique Nonprofit to Help Victims of Abuse (08/11/2015)
Press Releases and Media Advisories
- New Report Highlights Challenges for Undocumented Students at UC Berkeley (05/07/2015)
- New Report Offers Higher Education Roadmap for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Students (03/04/2015)
- Report by UCLA and Berkeley Law Schools IDs Benefits of Energy Data (01/22/2015)
- Saving Mono Lake: Lessons Learned for CA Watersheds, Nov. 17 (10/28/2014)
- Berkeley Law and UCLA examine emerging market for used electric vehicle batteries (09/17/2014)
Teaching and Research at Berkeley Law
Margaret Richardson ’03 is leaving her post as Chief of Staff and Counselor to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to join Covington & Burling. Working in the firm’s global public policy and white collar defense & investigations practices, Richardson will provide strategic advice to clients regarding challenges at the intersection of law and public policy. Before joining Holder’s staff in 2012, she played key roles on President Obama’s 2008 campaign and later joined his presidential transition team. Previously, she worked as a practice director and supervising attorney at Berkeley Law’s East Bay Community Law Center.
The law school’s Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) partnered with Morrison & Foerster to present a seminar on current trends and developments in cybersecurity law. The July 23 event at Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office featured experts from private practice, government, and academia. Speakers included Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Kane ’00 and BCLT Director of Information Privacy Programs Chris Hoofnagle. Panels examined issues such as civil liability arising from cybersecurity incidents and how private companies facing those incidents should coordinate with government authorities.
Davis Mayor Dan Wolk ’05 announced he will run for California State Assembly in District 4. A Democrat, Wolk said his priorities would include “fighting for the middle class, growing the local economy, ensuring a resilient water supply, protecting natural resources, and guaranteeing access to quality education for California’s students.” The primary will be held June 7, 2016. Wolk oversees public finance, contracting, and water issues as Solano County’s Deputy Counsel. He has served on the Davis City Council since 2011, and founded the Legal Clinic of Yolo County, a legal services provider for low-income families.