- Big Data: Berkeley Law Faculty Predict Outcomes by Streamlining Reams of Information (11/24/2015)
- Global Views: Berkeley and Korean Legal Scholars Tackle Tough Issues (11/23/2015)
- New Faculty Member Sean Farhang Happy to ‘Come Back Home’ to Law (11/17/2015)
- Reproductive Rights Center Files Brief in Landmark Fetal Homicide Case (11/12/2015)
- Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects Offer Immediate Client Interaction (11/09/2015)
Press Releases and Media Advisories
- The 4th Annual U.S.-China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity (10/06/2015)
- 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)
Teaching and Research at Berkeley Law
The Berkeley Law Clinical Program has named Olivia Layug Balbarin its new legal case manager. Balbarin had spent the past four years as the Clinical Program’s associate administrator, providing research and teaching support to clinical faculty in the areas of international human rights, technology law and policy, and the death penalty. She earned her law degree in 2010 from Santa Clara University, where she was a founding member and co-president of the Pilipino American Law Society and an Honors Moot Court competitor. During the 2014-15 school year, nearly 200 Berkeley Law students participated in a clinic.
Sohayl Vafai ’17 has received a $10,000 joint scholarship from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and Robert Half Legal. Open to U.S. citizens interested in corporate law, the scholarship also enables Vafai to work with leaders of the MCCA, which promotes the hiring and advancement of minority attorneys in corporate law practice. Vafai, whose parents immigrated to the United States during the Iranian revolution, earned awards for academic achievement and community service while a student at the University of Maryland. After college, he worked as a paralegal for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Berkeley Law Professor Ian Haney-López has been appointed co-chair of the Advisory Council of the AFL-CIO Labor Commission on Race and Economic Justice. The council will advise the new commission as it strives to connect race and class issues over the course of six nationwide hearings during the coming months. A renowned constitutional scholar, Haney-López is one of the nation’s leading experts on racism’s evolution in the United States since the civil rights era. He has authored three books, and his writings have appeared in myriad leading publications, including The New York Times, Politico, and The Nation.