Teaching and Research at Berkeley Law

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    Catherine Albiston, Lauren Edelman, and Joy Milligan propose a new metaphor for the dispute resolution process: the dispute tree. They say it’s better than the dispute pyramid metaphor because it represents the multiplicity of options, while reflecting the living and evolving nature of disputes.

News Briefs

  • Clinical Program Names Legal Case Manager

    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.

  • Vafai ’17 Awarded Corporate Law Scholarship

    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.

  • Professor to Co-Chair AFL-CIO Council on Race

    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.