- Bay Area Legal Incubator Mentors New Lawyers to Narrow Justice Gap (07/29/2015)
- Recent Graduates Nab Major Nationwide Fellowships (07/27/2015)
- Supreme Court Cites Berkeley Brief in Landmark Housing Decision (07/23/2015)
- Claudia Polsky ’96 Chosen to Lead New Environmental Law Clinic (07/20/2015)
- Helping Hands: LL.M. Dinner Raises $3,500 for Earthquake Relief in Nepal (07/16/2015)
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
The subjugation of Muslim women is often called a troubling aspect of Islam. Leti Volpp, analyzing the book Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, explains why author Lila Abu-Lughod replies “no.” Volpp’s review says readers are shown how not all women prioritize the same values, and how “rescuing Muslim women” has been used as a disingenuous rationale for war.
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.
A group of 20 top scholars from around the world has joined the Center for the Study of Law & Society (CSLS) this summer. The visiting scholars will take part in the center’s weekly Summer 2015 Speaker Series, which began June 3. This esteemed group includes noted authors, Fulbright Scholars, and a former European Society of Criminology president. Founded in 1961, CSLS is widely hailed as the world’s leading center for research and analysis of the social consequences of law. The Visiting Scholars Program, one of the center’s most vital initiatives, enriches current scholarship and stimulates new research.