Press Releases

Conservation Groups Hail New Report on Solar Development in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 10, 2016 – The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law today (May 10) published a new report on how solar energy development in the San Joaquin Valley can be “smart from the start” by siting projects on degraded lands with low habitat values for wildlife. The report, A PATH FORWARD: Identifying […]

Berkeley Law Professor Russell Robinson Honored for LGBT Scholarship

Berkeley, Calif., April 21, 2016—UC Berkeley Law Professor Russell Robinson is the Pride Law Fund’s 2016 Trailblazer Award winner for his work as a pioneer and leader in the LGBTQ movement. The nonprofit will honor Robinson during an award ceremony and fundraising cruise in the San Francisco Bay on August 14. The Pride Law Fund […]

UCLA and Berkeley Law Report Urges California to Adopt ‘Pay for Performance’ to Meet Energy Goals

MEDIA ADVISORY March 31, 2016 ATTENTION: Reporters covering the environment, energy, climate change, real estate and housing. WHAT:  A new report, Powering the Savings, reveals that efficiency efforts are not keeping pace with growing electricity demand in California. The report calls for a new ‘pay-for-performance’ approach to unlock capital market investment, simplify the retrofit process […]

New Report: How CA Can Boost Biofuel Production to Cut Pollution and Benefit Economy

Berkeley, Calif., December 2, 2015 – California has not taken full advantage of opportunities to increase its in-state biofuel production, despite state policies that encourage biofuel consumption as a way to switch from high- to low-carbon petroleum fuels, according to a new report. “Planting Fuels: How California Can Boost Local, Low-Carbon Biofuel Production,” is a […]

The 4th Annual U.S.-China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity

WHAT: The 4th Annual U.S.-China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity WHEN: Thurs. Oct. 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fri. Oct. 9, 9:00 a.m.—noon WHO: Lawyers, government officials, scholars, and corporate counsel from China and U.S. Participants include: Chuntian Liu, dean of China Renmin University Ping Liu, dep. director-general, Music Copyright […]

New Report Highlights Challenges for Undocumented Students at UC Berkeley

BERKELEY, CA. – May 7, 2015 – Hunger, fear of deportation, and a lack of financial aid shape the experience of undocumented students at UC Berkeley, according to a new research report. DREAMers at Cal: The Impact of Immigration Status on Undocumented Students at the University of California at Berkeley provides data and recommendations for […]

New Report Offers Higher Education Roadmap for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Students

BERKELEY, Calif., March 4, 2015 – A new report released today finds that California lacks adequate and effective college opportunities for students in—or released from—prison and jail, despite the fact that such access will help the state build safer and more economically viable communities. The report is a joint project of the Stanford Criminal Justice […]

Report by UCLA and Berkeley Law Schools IDs Benefits of Energy Data

Berkeley, CA, January 22, 2015 – Expanding customer access to energy data can bring cleaner, more efficient power to Californians, save money, and boost emerging clean technologies, according to a new report by the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative at the UCLA and UC Berkeley law schools. Greater access to the data can also […]

Saving Mono Lake: Lessons Learned for CA Watersheds, Nov. 17

Contact: Michael Kiparsky | kiparsky@berkeley.edu Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present, Future  ATTENTION: Reporters covering science, environment, water, law WHAT: A symposium and live webcast held on the 20th anniversary of a landmark decision to save Mono Lake and its tributaries in California’s Eastern Sierra. What are the lessons learned from the unprecedented effort to […]

Berkeley Law and UCLA examine emerging market for used electric vehicle batteries

Berkeley, CA Sept. 17… As California searches for cheap energy storage options, a new report by the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative at the UCLA and UC Berkeley law schools suggests that used electric vehicle batteries may be the ideal solution. “Most batteries will retain much of their capacity and value after the use of […]

Envisioning Human Rights photography exhibit opens 8/28 at Berkeley Law

For Immediate Release Berkeley, CA Aug. 13… The images of world-renowned photographers Sebastião Salgado, Gilles Peress, Susan Meiselas, and others will be showcased in Envisioning Human Rights—a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Human Rights Center. The exhibit opens at Berkeley Law on August 28, 2014.  Reporters and the public are invited to the […]

Rep Waxman cites Berkeley Law report, calls on FERC to combat climate change

July 29, 2014 … At a U.S. House of Representatives hearing today, Congressman Henry A. Waxman hailed a new Berkeley Law report as proof that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could step up its efforts to combat climate change under existing statutes. In his prepared remarks to FERC’s commissioners, the congressman said “the statutory […]

New Report: Interior Dept. Can Act on Existing Law to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Contact: Susan Gluss, 510-642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA-June 3, 2014… A new report released today calls on the U.S. Department of the Interior to mitigate the impact of climate change by enacting laws already on the books. The report, Addressing Climate Change Without Legislation, details steps the agency can take under existing law to reduce greenhouse […]

Attorneys Ted Olson ’65 and David Boise to address Berkeley Law graduates

Attention: Assignment desks and general assignment, higher education and legal reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: Berkeley Law 2014 Commencement Ceremony WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Hearst Greek Theatre DETAILS: Commencement guest speakers David Boies and Ted Olson are the bipartisan legal team that overturned California’s ban on […]

Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation at BAM/PFA

UC student artists explore human rights and social justice Berkeley, CA-April 15 — Provocative work from fourteen student artists will be showcased at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) in Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation, opening on April 23, 2014. Media are invited to preview the works and meet the […]

New Online Course on U.S. Law Expands Berkeley Law’s Global Reach

For Immediate Release New Online Course on U.S. Law Expands Berkeley Law’s Global ReachContact: Susan Gluss, 510-642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu An “Anti-MOOC” interactive course created for prospective LL.M. students and foreign attorneys who practice internationally. Berkeley, CA-April 1, 2014…Bill Fernholz stares into a video camera a few feet away as an assistant dabs powder on his face […]

Law Professors Urge Court to Strike Down Utah’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936   Berkeley, CA-March 4, 2014…Forty family and child welfare law professors filed a friend-of-the-court brief today opposing Utah’s same-sex marriage ban. In the brief, the professors ask the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a lower court ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert, which found Utah’s ban on marriage for […]

New Korea Law Center for US and Asian Scholars

Korea’s former prime minister will serve as advisor to new research center Contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu University of California, Berkeley, School of Law today announced the opening of a new research center to study the political and legal systems of Korea, one of the world’s most powerful economies. The Korea Law Center launch comes […]

Supreme Court of California to Hold Special Session at Berkeley Law

ATTENTION: journalists covering the Supreme Court of California, federal courts, and the law Media contacts: 
Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu 
 Cathal Conneely, (415) 865-7651, cathal.conneely@jud.ca.gov WHAT: The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law will host a special session of the Supreme Court of California as part of the court’s effort to improve public […]

Legal Luminaries to Attend Forum on Supreme Court of California

ATTENTION: government, legal, political, and court reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu; 510-642-6936   WHAT: A one-day conference on the Supreme Court of California. Participants will explore not only substantive legal issues, but also the court’s institutional challenges. Read a preview story here. Conference highlights include a morning salon-style conversation with Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on […]

Tech Talk: The Net – Utopia vs. Dystopia

Attention: Assignment desks and general assignment, higher education and technology reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu The Internet: a catalyst for change or threat to personal liberties? WHAT: “The Net: Utopia v. Dystopia”  Tech titans explore the Internet’s double-edged sword: its ability to spread knowledge and democracy, and its potential risk to civil liberties […]

How to Turn High Speed Rail into an Economic Engine for San Joaquin Valley

An August 20 lunchtime panel for leaders of cities and towns connected to the rail route WHAT: High Speed Rail in the Valley: Managing the Economic and Environmental Impacts A lunchtime discussion in Fresno on managing the economic and environmental impacts of the high speed rail project in the San Joaquin Valley. A panel of […]

Reports Assess Shelters for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Human Rights Center recommends to UN ways to improve protections in refugee camps   Contact: Andrea LamprosHuman Rights Center communications manager510.847.4469 or 510.643.7215, alampros@berkeley.edu Camp Claudine St. Fleur in Port au Prince, one of dozens of camps for Haitians rendered homeless after the 2010 earthquake. In a seminal series of new reports for the Office […]

US Attorney General Eric Holder to speak at Berkeley Law commencement

ATTENTION: General assignment and higher education reporters; weekend, photo, and TV news assignment desks Contacts:  Susan Gluss, Berkeley Law, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936       WHAT: The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law’s Commencement Ceremony 2013, an annual event honoring graduating law students: J.D. (Juris Doctor), J.S.P. (Doctor of Laws), LL.M. (Master of Laws) and […]

Reforming Copyright for the Internet Age

Attention News from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law     Media Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936     Reforming Copyright for the Internet Age   MEDIA ADVISORY     ATTENTION: Assignment desks, high-tech, and legal reporters     WHAT: An annual two-day conference on copyright law   Creative works—in music, art, and […]

New Report Finds California Lags in Fracking Regulations

Independent analysis reveals risks to state water resources Contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA-April 11, 2013… A new report on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in California warns of the risks of irreversible contamination of surface and groundwater near oil drilling sites, unless the technique is carefully monitored and controlled. The report Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing […]

Berkeley Law Experts Available to Comment on Same Sex Marriage Cases

Contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936 or sgluss@law.berkeley.edu   Berkeley, CA—March 20, 2013 … University of California, Berkeley, School of Law experts are available to comment on next week’s two historic U.S. Supreme Court cases on same-sex marriage.   On Tuesday, March 26, the justices will hear arguments on whether California’s Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which defined […]

Berkeley Law Privacy Forum: Silicon Valley

ATTENTION: Assignment desks; higher education, high-tech, and legal reporters WHAT: The second annual day-long Berkeley Law Privacy Forum will feature leading academics and practitioners discussing the latest developments in privacy law. Faculty affiliated with the law school’s Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and panelists will discuss the implications for ‘real world’ information privacy law […]

The Future of Rule of Law in China

Attention News from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law   Media Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936   MEDIA ADVISORY   ATTENTION: Assignment desks; higher education, international, and legal reporters   WHAT:                                                                                                                                                                       An afternoon Berkeley Law forum, “The Future of the Rule of Law in China.”   China has made unprecedented progress in developing the […]

Local Governments and the California Constitution

Attention: government, legal, political, and general assignment reporters CONTACT: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu; 510-642-6936 WHAT: A one-day symposium on the California Constitution’s impact on local governments. Experts will cover a range of ongoing issues, including privacy, free speech, and religious liberty. Conflicts between state and local officials over redevelopment, water rights, and budgets will be examined […]

The Corrupting Influence of Money on Politics

Attention: Legal, technology, political, and general assignment reporters CONTACT: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu; 510-642-6936 WHAT: “The Corrupting Influence of Money on Politics,” a lecture by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, followed by expert commentary. WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Details are online here. WHERE: UC Berkeley School of Law, Room # 105. See campus map. […]

Berkeley Law Launches Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice

Thursday, January 17, 2013 For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-682-6936   Berkeley, CA…. On the eve of the 40-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, UC Berkeley School of Law today announced the formal launch of its new Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice (CRRJ). Founded by Professor and Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristin Luker, […]

War Crimes Expert Is Human Rights Center’s New Executive Director

For Immediate Release Contact: Andrea Lampros, Human Rights Center, (510) 643-7215, alampros@berkeley.edu   Berkeley, CA….The Human Rights Center (HRC) at UC Berkeley School of Law today announced that Alexa Koenig—a respected scholar in war crimes and international human rights law—will be its new executive director. Koenig, who has served as the center’s interim director for the past […]

Survey Finds Americans Support “Do Not Mail”

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936 Berkeley, CA….A new Privacy and Advertising Mail survey by UC Berkeley School of Law finds that a very large majority of Americans, across all ideologies, age groups, and income levels support a Do Not Mail initiative. The national data, released today by the law school’s Berkeley Center […]

“A Watched System”

Attention: reporters covering courts, juvenile justice, legal affairs What: “A Watched System,” a forum to discuss media access and coverage of the juvenile court system.   On November 15th, Berkeley Law is co-sponsoring a forum to explore the often acrimonious debate over whether or not journalists should have access to juvenile dependency court proceedings.   […]

New Report Faults Berkeley’s Measure S, the “Sit-Lie” Initiative

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936    Berkeley, CA….On November 6, Berkeley voters will decide whether to enact Measure S, a “Sit-Lie” ordinance that would ban sitting on sidewalks during business hours in the city’s commercial districts. Proponents of Measure S argue that the law will increase economic activity (“saves jobs”) and improve […]

California Leads Nation in Exonerations of Wrongfully Convicted

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936   Berkeley, CA—A new research group finds that at least 200 wrongful convictions have been thrown out since 1989 in California, costing those convicted more than 1,300 years of freedom and taxpayers $129 million. The California Wrongful Convictions Project, launched by the University of California, Berkeley, School […]

Sept. 21 roundtable to grade President Obama

Reporters covering politics and the presidential election WHAT: “The Obama Report Card,” a political roundtable being hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law). Democratic and Republican pundits will debate the impact of President Obama’s first four years in office at an event that is sure to generate verbal fireworks. Roundtable […]

The Future of Electric Vehicles: How to Boost an Emerging Market Sector

New report *Electric Drive by ’25 presented at Capitol Hill lunch briefing (live webcast available) sponsored by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) *Report embargoed until Sept. 10, 8:00 AM E.T. The environmental law centers at the UCLA and University of California, Berkeley, Schools of Law present a briefing on ways to boost development of electric vehicles […]

Berkeley Law to Launch Supreme Court of California Moot Court Program

For Immediate Release New California Constitution Center to serve as state constitutional clearinghouse for attorneys and academics  Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936 Berkeley, CA—August 29, 2012…. Executive director and founder David A. Carrillo ’95 has ambitious plans for Berkeley Law’s new California Constitution Center. The nascent center’s fall program starts off with nothing less than […]

How to Meet California’s Local Renewable Energy Goals

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936 Berkeley, CA—June 7, 2012…. A new report released today provides a blueprint for California to meet and surpass its ambitious local renewable energy goals. The report, California’s Transition to Local Renewable Energy: 12,000 Megawatts by 2020, is a project of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center […]

Overcoming Copyright Barriers to Our Cultural Heritage

Attention: hi-tech, business, educational and legal reporters How do we increase digital access to films, books, music, and art whose owners can’t be found? Media Contact: Susan Gluss (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: Orphan Works & Mass Digitization Symposium Prominent experts will tackle related copyright problems: “orphan works”—the millions of films, books, music, and art whose […]

California’s criminal justice system: challenges ahead

Attention: criminal, civil rights, government, and legal reporters Experts debate the pros and cons of the state’s radical new penal policies Media Contact:  Susan Gluss (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: Criminal justice symposium California’s top criminologists, judges, advocates, probation officers, and academics will examine the controversial issues behind Governor Brown’s unprecedented move to reform state penal […]

New Report Finds Biometric ID Card Could Cost $40 Billion

By Susan Gluss A mandatory biometric employment verification card for all U.S. workers could cost at least $40 billion, infringe on Americans’ civil liberties, and fail to stop the employment of undocumented immigrants, according to a new report. Hard to BELIEVE: The High Cost of a Biometric Identity Card finds that a biometric ID card […]

Israel High-Tech International Conference

ATTENTION: technology, business, international, and legal reporters Media Contact: Susan Gluss (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: Israel Through the High-Tech Lens A two-day international conference about the economic, social, and legal aspects of Israel’s high-tech industry. The event will bring together more than 35 business leaders, entrepreneurs, scholars, and policy makers from Israel and the US. […]

Experts discuss ways to slow climate change through green business initiatives

Attention ATTENTION: environment, government, and legal reporters Media Contact:  Susan Gluss (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: Climate Change Conference At the Local Clean & Green Conference 2011, California’s top policy, business, and environmental leaders will discuss practical ways to address climate change. The Dec. 2 event, sponsored by Berkeley and UCLA Schools of Law, is part […]

EPA Chief to Discuss Environmental Protection, Jobs at UC Berkeley School of Law

For Immediate Release MEDIA CONTACT:  Mary Simms (415) 947-4270, simms.mary@epa.gov; Susan Gluss (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu EPA Chief to Discuss Environmental Protection, Jobs at UC Berkeley School of Law SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will discuss recent challenges to environmental laws with students and faculty at the University […]

How To Harvest Clean Energy From Degraded Farmland

For Immediate Release Berkeley Law: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu, 510-642-6936 UCLA Law: Lauri Gavel, gavel@law.ucla.edu, 310-206-2611 Berkeley, CA—October 24, 2011…. California’s ambitious goal of 33 percent renewable energy by 2020 could receive a significant boost if the state built large-scale solar plants on degraded farmland, according to a new report. Harvesting Clean Energy: How California Can […]

New Report Faults Immigration Program for Wrongful Arrests, Detentions

For Immediate Release Contacts: Aarti Kohli, Warren Institute 510-642-0383, akohli@law.berkeley.edu Susan Gluss, 510-642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, California, October 19, 2011 – The majority of people arrested in a fast-growing federal immigration enforcement program are jailed without bond, without access to a lawyer, and without a court hearing, according to a new report. Secure Communities by the […]

Current TV Launches “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm”

Current TV will launch THE WAR ROOM WITH JENNIFER GRANHOLM, hosted by the former two-term Michigan Governor. The announcement was made today by Al Gore, Chairman and co-founder, Current TV; Joel Hyatt, CEO and co- founder, Current TV; and David Bohrman, President of Current TV. Produced live in San Francisco at Current TV’s headquarters, the […]

Goodwin Liu Confirmed to California Supreme Court, sworn in

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA-September 1, 2011… UC Berkeley School of Law professor Goodwin Liu won confirmation Wednesday as the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. The unanimous vote by the three-member Commission on Judicial Appointments came after Liu’s supporters spoke on his behalf at a public […]

Berkeley Law Lauds Gov’s Appointment of Goodwin Liu to CA Supreme Court

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu UC Berkeley Law School Dean Christopher Edley, Jr., today called Gov. Brown’s nomination of law professor Goodwin Liu to the Supreme Court of California an “absolutely brilliant” move. Gov. Brown announced the appointment earlier today, calling Liu an “an extraordinary man and a distinguished legal scholar and […]

New Report: How to Improve California’s Public Transit System

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Lauri Gavel, 310-206-2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu Berkeley, CA-July 12, 2011… A new report offers steps that California policy makers and businesses can take to improve the state’s chronically underfunded public transit system. Author Ethan Elkind, a climate change research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and UCLA schools […]

New study shows how to increase local renewable energy, slow climate change

For Immediate Release Report recommends harnessing energy potential of rooftops, roads, aqueducts Berkeley Law: Susan Gluss, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu510-642-6936UCLA Law: Lauri Gavel, gavel@law.ucla.edu310-206-2611 As world leaders prepare for climate change talks in Copenhagen, innovative programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are finding promise in California. Yet, as global leaders struggle to find consensus, energy innovators are similarly blocked […]

Women Scientists and American Competitiveness

ContactSuzi Emmerling, 202.481.8224, semmerling@americanprogress.org Patching America’s Leaky Pipeline in the Sciences  Following the release of “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything,” the Center for American Progress continues its work examining women in various sectors of the workforce in the United States. Together with the Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security at […]

Conference takes on national health reform’s impact in California

ATTENTION: Health policy reporters and editors Contact: Sarah Yang, (510) 643-7741, scyang@berkeley.edu What:“Bringing National Health Reform to California,” a one-day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, to address the implications of national health reform and the unique challenges in this state. The event, organized by the Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security […]

HIV & Neglected Diseases Patent Pool Conference

ATTENTION: journalists covering biotech, biomedical research, patent law Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: A one-day conference to address a preeminent challenge of our time:  the creation and distribution of essential medicines to the developing world. Scientists, patient advocates, scholars, attorneys, government officials, and pharmaceutical and biotech executives will discuss best methods of sharing […]

New health care study: public option would generate more benefits, savings than projected

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law media director (510) 642-6936 Mary Boyle, Common Cause(202) 736-5770 The UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center on Health, Economic & Family Security today released a report entitled The Costs and Benefits of a Public Option in Health Care Reform: An Economic Analysis,  which argues […]

Global flow of personal information raises consumer privacy risks

WHAT:UC Berkeley School of Law, The Centre for Information Policy Leadership, and The Privacy Projects release two new studies that show how businesses can take ownership of —and be accountable for — the privacy risks they create for consumers, no matter where, how, or by whom data is processed. Examples of six leading companies are […]

Supreme Court of California to Hold Special Session at Berkeley Law

ATTENTION: journalists covering courts, the law, social justice Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Lynn Holton, (415) 865-7726, lynn.holton@jud.ca.gov WHAT: UC Berkeley School of Law will host a special outreach session of the Supreme Court of California as part of the Court’s effort to improve public understanding of its role and function. The Court will […]

The legal and ethical impact of social networking

ATTENTION: journalists covering technology, criminal justice, law Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT:A one-day conference, Social Networks: Friends or Foes?, will examine the legal and ethical issues of civil and criminal investigations that rely on social networks for evidence and information. Prominent cases in the news include cyberbullying with a fake MySpace account; the […]

Americans Reject Tailored Advertising

For Immediate Release Contacts:Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu  Joe Diorio, 215.746.1798 jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu Berkeley, CA and Philadelphia, PA—September 30, 2009… Contrary to what marketers claim, most Americans do not want online advertisements tailored to their specific interests. That’s a conclusion from a new consumer privacy study by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at UC Berkeley […]

New Study Finds Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws Led to Racial Profiling

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—September 16, 2009… A Hispanic community in a small southern city that lived in fear of police after a spike in arrests now has evidence that it was unjustly targeted to enforce federal immigration laws. A new analysis of arrest data shows that police in Irving, […]

“Cyberlaw Cases” blog is monitoring top 10 Internet-related cases

For Immediate Release Contacts:Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.eduKathleen Maclay, 510.643.5651, kmaclay@berkeley.edu Berkeley—September 4, 2009… Two University of California, Berkeley, professors are teaming up with two colleagues to launch “Cyberlaw Cases,” a blog covering what they consider the top 10 most important pending U.S. legal cases involving issues that impact the Internet, databases and software programs. The […]

National Coalition of Authors Urge Rejection of Google Book Search Deal

For Immediate Release Contacts:Susan Gluss, Berkeley Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.eduRebecca Jeschke, Electronic Frontier Foundation, 415.436.9333, press@eff.orgRobynRobyn Shepherd, American Civil Liberties Union, 212.549.2666, media@aclu.org New York, NY—September 8, 2009… A coalition of authors and publishers—including best-sellers Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem, and technical author Bruce Schneier—is urging a federal judge to reject the proposed settlement in a lawsuit […]

Berkeley Enhances Its Loan Repayment Assistance Program for Alumni

Contact: Susan Gluss (510) 642-6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—September 3, 2009… As part of a series of measures to help its students and alumni during the current economic crisis, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law has significantly enhanced its Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), already one of the nation’s most generous loan forgiveness plans. […]

New Report says Districts Struggling to Maintain Diversity Plans Should Look to Berkeley Public Schools for Ideas

For Immediate Release Contact:Sarah Yang, 510.643.7741, scyang@berkeley.eduShaena Engle, 310.206.5951, engle@gseis.ucla.edu Berkeley, CA—February 5, 2009… The Berkeley Unified School District’s plan to maintain diversity could serve as a model for other public schools nationwide that are seeking constitutionally sound desegregation programs, according to a new report by researchers at the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses of […]

New Report Shows How to Increase Climate-Friendly Neighborhoods

For Immediate Release Contacts:Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Lauri Gavel, UCLA School of Law, 310.206.2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu Berkeley, CA—August 27, 2009… UCLA School of Law and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law today released a new report showing policymakers how to boost climate-friendly real estate development in California. This type […]

Berkeley Law Provides Expertise in Legal Battle over “Healthy San Francisco”

For Immediate Release Contacts:Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.eduMelissa Rodgers, 510-643-4283, mrodgers@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—Aug 27, 2009… The Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security (CHEFS) at UC Berkeley School of Law, a key voice in the national healthcare reform effort, is playing a critical role in San Francisco’s effort to save […]

Berkeley Law Experts Available for Interviews on Sotomayor Hearings

U.S. Senate confirmation hearings begin next week Contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936 or sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—UC Berkeley School of Law scholars expect rigorous U.S. Senate confirmation hearings next week on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. The nomination has stirred debate about judicial activism due, in part, to […]

Impact of Key Environmental Law Decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court

Attention: reporters and editors writing about Supreme Court environmental rulings Media contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: Live WEBCAST Tuesday This has been a blockbuster year in the U.S. Supreme Court for environmental law and policy. In the Term that concludes today, the Justices have decided five major environmental cases involving many of the nation’s […]

Teleconference on national health care reform with UC Berkeley law and policy experts

Contact: Kathleen Maclay(510) 643-5651kmaclay@berkeley.edu Susan Gluss(510) 642-6936sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Two leading health scholars from the University of California, Berkeley, will be available to talk with reporters about federal health care reform in a teleconference tomorrow (Tuesday, June 16) at 8:30 a.m. PST. The call-in number is 1-866-939-3921. To reserve space, contact Jennifer Ettinger at jettinger@ourfuture.org. Jacob Hacker, […]

Economists get call from Washington to join Obama team

For Immediate release Contact: Kathleen Maclay (510) 643-5651, kmaclay@berkeley.eduSusan Gluss, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—June 2, 2009… Two University of California, Berkeley, professors who have been named the federal government’s top antitrust economists and a third chosen as a senior official in the same field are among the latest campus faculty members enlisted to help the […]

California Supreme Court Expected to Rule Tuesday on Prop. 8 Gay Marriage Ban

Berkeley Law Experts Available for Interviews and Analysis Contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936 or sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—May 26, 2009… A ruling by the California Supreme Court is expected Tuesday on the constitutionality of the voter-approved initiative, Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. The measure appeared on the state ballot in November […]

Symposium celebrates Professor Philip Frickey’s lifetime of work

Attention: Reporters and editors covering Indian and constitutional law Media Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: An academic symposium to celebrate UC Berkeley School of Law Professor Philip Frickey’s lifetime of work in the fields of constitutional law, legislation, and Indian law. Preeminent scholars from top law schools nationwide will present papers on policy reforms […]

Berkeley Law Clinic Reps Colombian Murder Victim

Attention: reporters and editors covering Colombia, human rights, legal news Media contacts: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Roxanna Altholz, 510-643-8781, raltholz@law.berkeley FAMILY OF COLOMBIAN MURDER VICTIM ASKS FOR MAXIMUM SENTENCE, REPRESENTED BY BERKELEY LAW WHAT: U.S. judge scheduled to sentence Colombian paramilitary commander Diego Fernando Murillo (alias “Don Berna”), an admitted murderer and drug trafficker. Roxanna Altholz, […]

New report details how to create a public health insurance option

For Immediate Release Health Care Expert Jacob Hacker First to Detail How to Structure “Healthy Competition” Between Public Health Insurance Plan and Private Plans CONTACT: Toby Chaudhuri (IAF), 202-955-5665Susan Gluss (Berkeley), 510-642-6936 WASHINGTON – With Congress preparing a sweeping overhaul to the nation’s health care system, expert Jacob Hacker was the first today to outline […]

Berkeley Law releases new report that describes how to create public health insurance plan

Attention: reporters and editors covering health care, medical news, politics Report explains how to structure a public plan as part of national health care reform, explores options for “Medicare-like” choice Media contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: News Conference Wednesday Health care expert Jacob Hacker, faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & […]

Supreme Court Justice Breyer Presides Over Berkeley Law Competition

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—April 2, 2009…UC Berkeley School of Law’s top students will have an opportunity that few attorneys experience in a lifetime during a prestigious moot court competition this month. The school announced today that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will preside over a distinguished panel of […]

Berkeley Law Announces Scholarships and Symposium in Honor of Professor Frickey

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—April 1, 2009… The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law today announced two new funds in honor of Professor Philip Frickey, a renowned scholar in public law with a specialty in federal Indian law and policy. The funds will enable law students […]

Berkeley Law Professor Goodwin Liu Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—March 17, 2009… Associate Dean and Professor of Law Goodwin Liu of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law is one of five recipients of the campus’ most prestigious award for teaching, the Distinguished Teaching Award.  The award winners will be honored […]

Law Schools at UC Berkeley and UCLA Launch New Blog on Environment and Climate Change

For Immediate Release Contacts:Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.eduLauri Gavel, director of communications, 310.206.2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu Berkeley—March 11, 2009… The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law) and UCLA School of Law today announced the launch of a new blog, Legal Planet, which provides insight and analysis on climate change, energy, and environmental […]

Identity Theft & Security Breach Symposium

Attention: Technology, business and legal writers and editors WHAT: A one-day symposium on identity theft and security breaches.  Experts from law, government, computer science, and economics will discuss laws that protect personal information and suggest reforms to strengthen them. Although most agree that reforms are needed, leading thinkers clash on what the solutions should be. […]

Top UC Law Schools Launch Collaborative Washington, D.C. Program, UCDC Law

For Immediate Release Contacts:Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.eduLauri Gavel, director of communications, 310.206.2611, gavel@law.ucla.edu Berkeley, CA—February 26, 2009… Students at UC Berkeley School of Law and UCLA School of Law are learning first-hand how laws are made in a new internship program in Washington, D.C. called UCDC Law.  This uniquely collaborative program among […]

New Berkeley Law Study Finds Formerly Incarcerated Women Face High Hurdles to Employment

For Immediate Release Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu To view the full report, go to https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/thelton-e-henderson-center-for-social-justice/research/ Berkeley, CA – February 20, 2009… In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law have documented the challenges faced by formerly incarcerated women in securing a job. Although women comprise […]

Expert panel to examine Obama administration’s new Financial Stability Plan

ATTENTION: Reporters and producers covering the nation’s economic crisis Contact: Susan GlussUC Berkeley School of Law(510) 642-6936sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: “Good Bank, Bad Bank: Increasing Credit Liquidity, Stemming Foreclosures and Supporting the Economy,” a panel discussion at the University of California, Berkeley, by a group of distinguished university scholars analyzing the Obama administration’s new Financial Stability Plan. […]

Berkeley Law Think Tank Announces New Name, New Energy Initiatives

For Immediate Release Research center is a leading source of environmental and energy programs Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—February 5, 2009… The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) is the new name for the UC Berkeley School of Law think tank known for its environmental and energy policy […]

New Report: Public Insurance Option Needed to Provide Affordable, Quality Health Coverage

For Immediate Release CONTACT: Toby Chaudhuri (IAF), 202-955-5665Susan Gluss (Berkeley Law), 510-642-6936 Health Care Reform Debate Centers on Public Insurance Choice; Report Shows Public Plan Essential to Contain Costs, Improve Quality and Drive Value WASHINGTON – A new public health insurance plan that competes directly with private insurers is essential to controlling health care costs […]

New Report to Highlight Need for Public Health Insurance Plan Outlined in Obama’s Proposals

Author Jacob Hacker Finds Public Plan Vital to Controlling Costs, Improving Quality as Health Care Reform Debate Centers on Public Insurance Choice WASHINGTON – House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif. will join health care expert and U.C. Berkeley professor Jacob Hacker and Institute for America’s Future co-director Roger Hickey on […]

UC Berkeley Report Details Shattered Lives of Released Guantánamo Detainees

For Immediate Release  Demands Investigation of ‘War on Terror’ Policies CONTACT: Emma Mackinnon 202.302.6920 / emma@fenton.com CA Media: Barbara Grob 415.218.3977 / bgrob@ucberkeley.eduSusan Gluss 510.642.6936 / sgluss@law.berkeley.edu *** Report Available at  https://www.law.berkeley.edu/experiential/clinics/ihrlc/pdf/guantanamo.pdf*** WASHINGTON, DC—Detainees released from U.S. detention in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan live shattered lives as a result of U.S. policies in the […]

California’s Ballot Proposition 7: Legal and Environmental Impact

For Immediate Release Analysis by Berkeley Law’s Center for Environmental Law & Policy Separates Fact from Fiction   Contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936 / 510.705.3366 (cell) sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—October 16, 2008… University of California, Berkeley, School of Law’s California Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CCELP) has released an independent analysis […]

Environmental Law Professors Criticize Administration’s Proposed Changes to Endangered Species Act

For Immediate Release Professors call proposed regulations illegal and accuse administration of trying to lock in changes before Bush leaves office Contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936 / 510.705.3366 (cell) sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—October 13, 2008… University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Assistant Professor Eric Biber is spear-heading a challenge by law […]

Global Financial Market Turmoil

Attention: reporters and producers covering the nation’s economic crisis Media contacts: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Janet Gilmore, UC Berkeley, 510.642.5685, jangilmore@berkeley.edu What: “Global Financial Market Turmoil,” a panel discussion by a group of distinguished University of California, Berkeley, scholars who will analyze the pending financial crisis. Experts in economics, business, […]

Executive Compensation Workshop: Rethinking Pay for Performance

Attention: Legal and business writers and editors Media contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu  What: A half-day conference, “Executive Compensation Workshop: Rethinking Pay for Performance,” will explore new approaches to executive pay. In light of subprime market (and bank) meltdowns, the ability of bank CEO’s to take home large pay packages […]

Honorable J. Clifford Wallace Receives Prestigious Jensen Public Service Award

For Immediate Release Contact:Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—September 19, 2008… The Honorable J. Clifford Wallace ‘55, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has been chosen as the 2008 recipient of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law’s Judge D. Lowell and Barbara Jensen […]

A Conference on the Supreme Court of California

Attention: reporters covering the courts, legal issues, civil rights and social justice Media contacts: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Lynn Holton, Judicial Council of California, 415.865.7726, Lynn.Holton@jud.ca.gov What: This inaugural Conference on the Supreme Court of California will provide a unique forum for judges, government officials, scholars, and practitioners to discuss the […]

Political strategists, experts to discuss America at war

For Immediate Release Contact: Janet Gilmore(510) 642-5685jangilmore@berkeley.edu What: “The American Presidency at War,” a daylong conference co-sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and the UC Berkeley School of Law. The conference will examine what role the courts, the U.S. Congress, and the public historically have played in checking presidential actions, […]

Berkeley Law Launches New Summer LL.M. Program

Contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936 / 510.705.3366 (cell) sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley , CA —August 5, 2008 … UC Berkeley School of Law (Berkeley Law) is launching a new summer LL.M. (Master of Laws) program in May 2009. International students who already hold a professional law degree will be able to earn an […]

Berkeley Law’s Samuelson Clinic Reveals Sallie Mae’s Flawed Security Practices

Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Students persuade lender to reduce risks of identity theft, but security lapses remain Berkeley , CA—June 5, 2008 …Students at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law recently accused Sallie Mae—the nation’s largest student lender—of placing millions […]

Berkeley Law Experts React to California Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936 / 510.705.3366 (cell) sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA—May 15, 2008… A landmark ruling today by the California Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage. The justice’s four to three decision makes California the second state to allow gay and lesbian marriages. UC Berkeley School of law […]

Beyond Asylum and Jail: Protecting and Treating People Disabled by Mental Illness

Attention: Health, political, and legal writers and editors Media contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, mailto:sgluss@law.berkeley.edu What: The media frenzy that recently surrounded the involuntary psychiatric commitment of singer Britney Spears brought to the American consciousness the concept of a 72-hour hold—a legal requirement of the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS) for “mentally disordered […]

California’s Ballot Propositions 98 and 99: Legal and Conservation Risks

Contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936 / 510.705.3366 (cell) sgluss@law.berkeley.edu for media interviews with Richard Frank New study by Berkeley Law’s Center for Environmental Law & Policy examines initiatives’ legal uncertainties; Executive Director Richard Frank predicts rash of lawsuits if Prop 98 passes Berkeley, CA—May 12, 2008… The UC Berkeley School of […]

International Outsourcing of the Legal Profession

Attention: legal and business writers and editors Media contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, mailto:sgluss@law.berkeley.edu What: A one-day conference, “International Outsourcing of the Legal Profession,” will examine the risks and benefits of this new but rapidly growing field. In the last few years, the number of legal outsourcing firms in India alone […]

Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic Experts Analyze Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Lethal Injection

Contact: Elisabeth Semel, 510.642.0458 (w), 510.701.1212 (c); Ty Alper, 510.643.7849 (w), 510.593.4227 (c); Susan Gluss, 510.642.6936 (w), 510.705.3366 (c); Laura Burstein, 202.457.7118 Nationwide challenges to move forward following ruling on Kentucky’s execution procedures The United States Supreme Court’s splintered decision in Baze v. Rees will allow lethal injection litigation to resume after a de facto […]

Conference on the law and business of online advertising

Attention: Technology, business and legal writers and editors Media contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley, School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu What: A one-day conference, “The Law and Business of Online Advertising,” will examine the impact of new business models for Internet advertising and the evolving legal risks in this fast-growing field. Academics, practitioners, corporate leaders, and […]

Educators Call for Major Overhaul of California’s School Finance System

Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu New Report Released by Berkeley Law’s Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity Berkeley , CA —April 2, 2008…A new report calling for a major overhaul of the state’s K-12 school finance system was released today by the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity […]

Workshop on anti-corruption regulations

Attention: Business and law reporters and editors Media contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu What: “FCPA Workshop: Enforcement and Outcomes,” a program on the enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its impact on business and the global economy. The FCPA forbids bribes or gifts to foreign officials […]

Conference on intellectual property, patent law, and entrepreneurship

Attention: Business, law, and technology writers and editors Media contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley, School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu What: “IP and Entrepreneurship,” a two-day symposium on the role of intellectual property in entrepreneurship, with a focus on patent law. Panelists will discuss when to seek a patent, how to secure financing, and how to […]

Criminalization of Poverty

Attention: News desks Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu What: “Whose Poverty? Whose Crime? Unlocking the Criminalization of Poverty,” a two-day symposium being held by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law’s Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice. Educators, heads of non-profit organizations, journalists […]

Conference on redrafting human rights law

Attention: News desks Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu What: “Drafting the Future of Human Rights,” a conference to launch the drafting of a new international human rights document modeled after the United Nation’s influential Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other documents. The event is […]

A lecture by Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization

Attention: reporters and editors covering business, economics, and world trade Media contact: Susan Gluss, UC Berkeley School of Law, 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.eduWhat: A lecture by Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), on “The Case for Trade: Why the Multilateral Trading System is More Important than Ever for the U.S.” Lamy will address the dire consequences […]

Race-Bait ’08: Lessons Learned from the Political Dirty Dozen

Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, (O) 510.642.6936 (C) 510-705-3366 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu A new report by Berkeley Law and Goldman School predicts race-baiting in the 2008 presidential election based on analysis of past campaigns Berkeley, CA —December 26, 2007… In tight political races, candidates have been known to play the race card, one of the more […]

Supreme Court to Hear Case Charging Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

Contact: Susan Gluss, Berkeley Law School, 510.642-6936 / 510.705.3366 (cell) sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Professor Elisabeth Semel of Berkeley Law School’s Death Penalty Clinic available to explain potential impact of case on legal right to equal protection On Dec. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about alleged racial discrimination in the jury selection for the murder […]

Death Penalty Clinic files Amicus Brief against Torturous Lethal Injection Executions

Contact: Elisabeth Semel, director, Death Penalty Clinic, 510.642.0458, esemel@law.berkeley.eduTy Alper, associate director,Death Penalty Clinic, 510.643.7849, talper@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic files amicus brief today detailing pervasive lack of professionalism in the administration of lethal injection in many states. Five other amicus briefs, filed in support of a Kentucky death row inmate whose challenge to […]

Climate Change Symposium for Public Lands

Contact: Roy Stearns, State Parks, 916.654-7538/799.1036 rstea@parks.ca.govSusan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Not Open to Public – Reporters Invited to attend all Sessions Over the next several years, decisions will be made on how to spend hundreds of millions of public and private dollars on the acquisition and restoration of conservation lands in California.  […]

Conference on the Reclaiming and Reframing the Dialogue on Race and Racism

Attention: Higher education and civil rights reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936,  sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: “Reclaiming and Reframing the Dialogue on Race and Racism,” a two-day symposium on the social and legal assumptions about racial discrimination. The event is sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for […]

Conference on California’s Universal Health Care Proposal

Attention: Higher education, health care and political reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936,  sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: “California’s Proposed Health Care Reform,” a one-day conference on the legal and economic impacts of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s universal health care proposal. The event is being sponsored by the Berkeley Center for […]

“Juvenile Justice Reform: Forty Years After Gault,” a two-day conference at the UC Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) that will address important and timely topics involving youth and crime.

Attention: Higher education, courts and police reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Janet Gilmore, UC Berkeley Public Affairs, 510.642.6936, jangilmore@berkeley.edu WHAT: The event, sponsored by the law school’s Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice and by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, is open to […]

UC Berkeley School of Law Assistant Professor Goodwin Liu Wins Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law

Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley , CA—October 23, 2007 … The Education Law Association (ELA) has selected University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) Assistant Professor Goodwin Liu as the inaugural winner of the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law. ELA will present the newly […]

Women Businesses Suffer Major Drop in State Transportation Contracts

Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, 510.642.6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu New Prop 209 Impact Study Released by Berkeley Law Research Center Berkeley , CA —September 25, 2007… Women-owned businesses have suffered a major drop in state transportation contracts since passage of Proposition 209, the California Civil Rights Initiative, according to new study by the Thelton E. Henderson […]

Release of A Vision Fulfilled? The Impact of Proposition 209 on Equal Opportunity for Women Business Enterprises

Attention: reporters and editors covering affirmative action, civil rights, gender and the law Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: Release of A Vision Fulfilled? The Impact of Proposition 209 on Equal Opportunity for Women Business Enterprises, a new report by the Thelton E. Henderson Center […]

Trailblazers in Justice Gala

Attention: reporters and editors covering civil rights, education, gender and the law Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936, sgluss@law.berkeley.edu WHAT: Trailblazers in Justice Gala, an evening celebration of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice (HCSJ), University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. WHEN: Thursday, September […]

New Report Finds States Not Doing Enough to Ensure Accurate Count on Electronic Voting Machines

Contact: Jonathan Rosen, BerlinRosen Public Affairs (646) 452-5637Susan Gluss, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (510)-642-6936 Research: Random Post Election-Audits of Paper Records and Machines Essential to Ensuring Integrity of the Vote New York, NY – The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy […]

UC Berkeley Law School Professor Awarded $400K Environmental Prize

UC Berkeley Law School Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, (510) 642-6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA —July 6, 2007… Emeritus Professor Joseph L. Sax, the James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, has been named a co-recipient of the 2007 Blue Planet Prize, an […]

Back to the Drawing Board on School Integration

Attention: Supreme Court and Education Reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, UC Berkeley School of Law 510.642.6936 or sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA —June 28, 2007. The United States Supreme Court today sent school districts “back to the drawing board” in devising plans to promote racial integration, even as it recognized the importance of achieving a […]

Resale Price Maintenance Comes Out of the Kloset

Attention: Supreme Court and Education Reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, UC Berkeley School of Law 510.642.6936 or sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley , CA —June 28, 2007.   The United States Supreme Court today overturned a nearly century old antitrust rule that absolutely barred manufacturers from setting minimum retail prices. Berkeley Center for Law and Business […]

Professor Elisabeth Semel’s Analysis of Panetti v. Quarterman

Attention: Supreme Court and Education Reporters Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, UC Berkeley School of Law 510.642.6936 or sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA —June 28, 2007. A divided Supreme Court today ruled against the execution of a mentally ill Texas man convicted of murder and sentenced to death. University of California, Berkeley, Law School Professor Elisabeth […]

Prominent Civil Rights Attorney Maria Blanco to Lead UC Berkeley Law School’s Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity

UC Berkeley Law School Contact:   Susan Gluss, media relations director, (510) 642-6936 sgluss@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley , CA —June 7, 2007 … The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) today announced the appointment of Maria Blanco as executive director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity (Warren Institute).  Blanco, […]

Law school establishes new loan forgiveness program

UC Berkeley Contact: Janet Gilmore, Media Relations(510) 642-5685jangilmore@berkeley.edu Boalt Hall Contact:Helaine Schweitzer, Boalt Hall Communications(510) 642-6936hschweitzer@law.berkeley.edu BERKELEY – When Claudia Medina began studying law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law three years ago, she did so not with dreams of becoming an attorney at a lucrative law firm – but of using […]

Boalt Files Supreme Court Brief on Behalf of Ex-Chancellors in Voluntary School Desegregation Cases

Attention: U.S. Supreme Court, Legal Affairs and Education Reporters Contact: Helaine SchweitzerBoalt Hall Communications(510) 642-6936hschweitzer@law.berkeley.edu BERKELEY – October 10, 2006 Law Building Dean Christopher Edley, Jr. and Assistant Professor Goodwin Liu filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today on behalf of 19 former chancellors of the University of California, urging the high […]

Tulane-UC Berkeley Study Shows Katrina Rebuilding Leads to Violations of Workers’ Rights

UC Berkeley Media Contact:Rob Wynne/Seth JacobsonWynne Communications, 310.593.4496 Tulane University Media Contact:Madeline Vann 504.865.5210 Undocumented Workers Receive Lower Pay and Minimal Access to Health Care NEW ORLEANS – June 7, 2006 – A new study released today by researchers at Tulane University and the University of California, Berkeley reveals that undocumented workers are being abused […]

Warren Institute at University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Announces Recommendations to Amend the Voting Rights Act

Attention: News desks; national, political, legal affairs and higher education reporters Contacts: Ana Henderson, Warren Institute (510) 643-6307Jacqueline Phillips, Boalt Hall Communications (510) 643-6549 BERKELEY, Calif., May 10 – The Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity (the Warren Institute) at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) today […]

Carter-Baker Election Report: A ‘Bait and Switch’ for Voters Hoping for Real Reform

Attention: News desks, national and political reporters Contact: Molly Colin 510-642-4143 Berkeley, CA–The Carter-Baker Commission on Election Reform Report is ultimately a “bait and switch” for voters seeking real reform because the commission failed to advance policy changes that will significantly address many of the voting irregularities experienced in the 2004 election, according to a […]

Boalt Hall Hires Five New Professors As Major Expansion Continues

Attention: Law, Legal Affairs and Higher Education Reporters Contact: Dan Brekke 510-643-6157 Berkeley, CA–Boalt Hall took a major stride in its ambitious plans to expand the size and breadth of its core faculty, hiring five professors to join the law school this fall. The appointments of the new tenured and tenure-track faculty signal a significant […]

Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Continues to Ramp-Up

Attention: Law, Tech and Business Reporters Contact: Molly Colin 510-642-4143Dan Brekke 510-643-6157 Berkeley, CA–Robert Barr of Cisco Systems joins the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT), the nation’s leading law and technology program, as its executive director, a move that positions the center toward becoming the country’s premier research and policy center on legal […]

New Program Awards Summer Fellowships to Boalt Students for Public Service

Contact: Abby Cohn, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, acohn@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley,CA–Under an ambitious new program, Boalt Hall is offering $4,000 fellowships to every continuing law student at the school who wants to pursue public interest or public service work this summer. The recently announced Boalt Public Interest/Public Service Summer Fellowship Program fosters the longstanding tradition of public engagement […]

Eva Patterson ’75 and UC Regent Ward Connerly Discuss Proposition 54

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu On Tuesday, September 16, Equal Justice Society Director Eva Patterson ’75 and UC Regent Ward Connerly will visit Boalt to discuss Proposition 54, the Racial Privacy Initiative. The initiative is a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would ban state institutions from collecting data or categorizing people […]

Judge Thelton Henderson Receives Jensen Public Service Award

Contact: Abby Cohn, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, acohn@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA – U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson ’62 has been chosen as the 2004 recipient of Boalt Hall’s Judge D. Lowell and Barbara Jensen Public Service Award. The award is given annually to a prominent Boalt graduate who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to public service in the legal […]

Boalt Hall Patent Law Conference

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu What: “Ideas Into Action: Implementing Reform of the Patent System,” a two-day conference at which federal government officials, industry leaders, lawyers, scholars and policy makers will address how patent reform should be implemented. The conference, open to the media and registered guests only, is hosted by the Federal […]

Clinic Helps Victims of Human Rights Abuse Pursue Justice in U.S. Supreme Court

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Students in Boalt’s International Human Rights Law Clinic filed an amicus curiae brief involving two cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain and United States v. Alvarez-Machain will decide whether survivors of severe human rights violations can use the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) to […]

Boalt Clinic Helps Death Row Inmate Win Supreme Court Victory

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu On Tuesday, February 25, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Thomas Miller-El, a black Texas death row inmate, who claimed that the Dallas County District Attorney ‘s Office demonstrated racial bias in the jury selection for his trial. In the case, Thomas Joe Miller-El v. Janie Cockrell, the […]

Boalt Hosts Conference in Honor of the Fifty-Year Anniversary of the Warren Court

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu On February 27 and 28, Boalt Hall will host a conference honoring the constitutional legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren (Boalt Hall Class of 1916). Timed to commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the Warren Court ‘s initial term, Earl Warren and the Warren Court : […]

Center for Social Justice Hosts Conference Examining Public Education

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu What: Rekindling the Spirit of Brown v. Board of Education: A Call to Action will explore new approaches for reinvigorating the vision of the historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decision outlawing segregation in public schools. In preparation of the 50th anniversary of Brown, Boalt’s Center for Social Justice […]

Judge Randall Radar to Receive BCLT Distinguished Service Award

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) will present Judge Randall Rader its 2003 Distinguished Service Award at a dinner on Wednesday, October 22. Judge Rader has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit since 1990, where he has authored numerous influential […]

Federalist Society Hosts Talk on U.S. v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu On September 17, the 9th Circuit will hear arguments in U.S. v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers Cooperative (OCBC). The case will determine whether the federal government has the power to close down the OCBC, though the cooperative is legal under California law. Following the arguments, Randy Barnett, counsel for […]

Students Help Earn California Supreme Court Victory

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu On Monday, August 4, the California Supreme Court ruled in Sharon S. v. the Superior Court of San Diego County. The decision affirms the validity of “second-parent adoptions,” providing key legal protections to children raised by same-sex couples. These adoptions permit a birth or adoptive parent to retain […]

Samuelson Clinic Helps Win 9th Circuit Victory

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu On Monday, July 7, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals withdrew and re-issued its ruling in Kelly v. Arriba Soft. In its new ruling, the court reversed and remanded a decision by the United States District Court for the Central District of California that potentially allowed any search […]

Professor and Clinic Help Win State Supreme Court Victory

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu On Monday, June 30 the California Supreme Court ruled in Intel vs. Hamidi, refusing to allow the technology company to block Ken Hamidi, an ex-worker, from sending mass emails to Intel employees. Professor Mark Lemley ’91, with the assistance of Boalt’s Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy clinic, […]

Professor’s Visit Prompts Action from Sri Lanka President

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Boalt Professor Laurel Fletcher traveled to Sri Lanka earlier this month to give a series of public lectures about the importance of establishing HIV treatment in Sri Lanka. The lectures, presented to medical, legal and social service professionals, focused on the human rights issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and the […]

Robert K. Puglia Wins Judge D. Lowell Jensen Public Service Award

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Former Sacramento Judge Robert Puglia (Boalt Hall class of ’58) has been chosen as the recipient of Boalt Hall’s Judge D. Lowell Jensen Public Service Award. The Jensen Award is given each year to a prominent Boalt graduate for his or her outstanding commitment to public service in […]

Center for Social Justice Sponsors Working Conference

Contact: Michele Radford, 642-6969 What: Raven Lecture about Shareholder Power-Corporate Responsibility by Phil Angelides, CalPERS Trustee State Treasurer. The Center for Social Justice is sponsoring a Working Conference on the Corporation in Social Context: Planning for the Future on March 14-15, 2003 at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). The […]

Boalt Hall Hosts Conference About Money Laundering

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010 What: “International Money Laundering: From Latin America to Asia, Who Pays?,” a conference addressing the money laundering schemes that accompany drug and weapons trafficking in Latin America and the trafficking of women in Asia and Eastern Europe. A keynote address will be given by Adolfo Aguilar-Zinser, Mexico’s ambassador to […]

Digital Rights Conference Brings Together Industry Leaders

What: “The Law and Technology of Digital Rights Management,”A three-day conference at the University of California, Berkeley bringing together leaders from the business industry, the non-profit sector, government and academia. Conference panelists will address the legal, technological, and public policy concerns spurred by digital rights management systems – the technological codes built into music CDs, […]

Boalt Hall Wins Regional Trial Competition

Contact: Erin Campbell, communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu The UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law Mock Trial Team competed in, and won, the National Mock Trial Competition’s Western Regional Competition in Portland, Oregon on February 20-23, 2003. The team, comprised of third-year students Jennifer Nelson and Paul Marchegiani and anchored by second-year student Lana Morton, […]

Victim Liaison Discusses Work in Death Penalty Cases

Contact: Nilda Andrews, 510-643-4800, nandrews@law.berkeley.edu What: Boalt Hall’s Death Penalty Clinic presents, “Restorative Justice: Understanding and Working with Victims of Violent Crimes.” Tammy Krause of Eastern Mennonite University’s Conflict Transformation Program discusses her work as a victim liaison on behalf of defense counsel in death penalty cases. Ms. Krause has teamed with defense counsel in […]

Law of the Sea Institute Conference Held at UC Berkeley

Contact: Karen Chin, karenc@law.berkeley.edu. What: A Law of the Sea Institute Conference on Multilateralism and International Ocean-Resources will be hosted by the Law of the Sea Institute, Earl Warren Legal Institute, and UC Berkeley. The event was organized by Professor Harry N. Scheiber. This conference will be dedicated to the subject of multilateral agreements in […]

Leon Panetta Honors America’s Fishing Heritage: Independent Ocean Commission Seeks Sustainable Future for America’s Oldest Industry

Contact: Justin Kenney, Pew Oceans Commission, 703-516-0605 Leon Panetta, chair of the Pew Oceans Commission, traveled to the coastal community of Half Moon Bay, Calif., to honor America’s commercial fishing heritage and release three reports on the state of the fishing industry. In Managing Marine Fisheries in the United States, 13 distinguished scientists, economists, and […]

FatWallet Victorious in Challenge to Wal-Mart’s Frivolous DMCA Subpoena

Contact: Megan E. Gray, 202-265-2738Deirdre K. Mulligan, Samuelson Clinic Dir., 510-642-0499Tim Storm, 815-623-3750 x202Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA – In response to FatWallet’s letter demanding that Wal-Mart withdraw its subpoena for identifying information about a poster or face sanctions, the retailer backed down. Wal-Mart had sought the identity of the individual who posted […]

FatWallet Challenges Abusive DMCA Claims and Protects Users’ Privacy Rights

Contact: Megan E. Gray, 202-265-2738Deirdre K. Mulligan, Samuelson Law Dir., 510-642-0499Tim Storm, 815-623-3750 x202Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA – In a blatant misuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, over the past two weeks, a group of national retailers forced FatWallet.com to remove Day After Thanksgiving sales information from its site. In letters […]

Security Enforcement to be Discussed at “Enforcing Privacy Rights” Panel

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu What: “Enforcing Privacy Rights” will bring together leading policy experts, practitioners, scholars and government officials to focus on questions related to privacy enforcement and discuss how to better shape future legislation and remedies. The panel discussions will address past, present and future policies; public expectations; and the effectiveness […]

Boalt Hall Hosts Panel Discussion About Welfare Reform

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu What: “Whose Welfare? Income Transfers and Economic Justice,” will examine welfare and welfare reform from legal, economic, public policy and historical perspectives. “There is a widening gap between the people at the top and everyone else. The challenge is to change the terms of the debate, not just […]

Father Greg Boyle Speaks at Boalt About Gang Violence

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecambell@law.berkeley.edu What: “Youth Gang Violence: Teenage Suicide for the Urban Poor,” Father Greg Boyle will discuss the media’s stereotypes of gang involvement and the profound social and psychological forces that have shaped the young men and women with whom he works. A Jesuit priest, Father Boyle founded Jobs for […]

Alumni Reunion Includes Panel Discussion About “Rooting Out Terrorism”

Attention: Weekend assignment editors, reporters Contact: Janet Gilmore, UC Public Affairs, 510-642-5685 Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu, 510-643-8010  What: “Rooting Out Terrorism,” an assessment by international law experts of U.S. foreign and military policy in response to the threat of global terrorism. Participants will include James J. Brosnahan, lead attorney for John Walker Lindh, the […]

Underrepresented Student Enrollment Increases at UC Law and Medical Schools

Contacts: Lavonne Luquis, 510-987-9194, lavonne.luquis@ucop.eduHanan Eisenman, 510-587-6194, hanan.eisenman@ucop.edu The proportion of underrepresented students enrolled at the University of California’s law and medical schools increased significantly this year. Better recruitment, strong graduate outreach programs and the declining cost of housing in the Bay Area and Los Angeles are believed to have helped drive the enrollment gains […]

Human Rights Law Clinic Hosts Presentation on El Salvador Torture Case

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu What: “Romagoza v Garcia: A Case of Justice for Victims of Torture,” an address at the University of California, Berkeley, by an attorney and a plaintiff involved in this landmark U.S. federal court case that attracted national and international attention. The case’s three plaintiffs were represented by a […]

Boalt Clinic Helps Victims of Torture Win $54.6 Million in Case Against Salvadoran Generals

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA – A Florida jury in a federal civil trial yesterday awarded $54.6 million to three Salvadorans who proved that they were detained and brutally tortured by Salvadoran security forces between 1979 and 1983. Juan Romagoza, Neris Gonzalez and Carlos Mauricio sued former Salvadoran generals José Guillermo Garcia […]

UC Berkeley Law Students Among Presenters Participating in International AIDS Conference

Contact: Janet Gilmore, UC Public Affairs, 510-642-5685Laurel Fletcher, International Human Rights Clinic, 510-643-4792Manel Kappagoda, East Bay Community Law Center, 510-548-4040 ex.330 Berkeley, CA – Students from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) are among the individuals and groups from across the world meeting in Barcelona, Spain this week, hoping to combat HIV/AIDS […]

Samuelson Clinic Helps Win 9th Circuit Victory

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu On Monday, July 7, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals withdrew and re-issued its ruling in Kelly v. Arriba Soft. In its new ruling, the court reversed and remanded a decision by the United States District Court for the Central District of California that potentially allowed any search […]

Boalt Hall Hosts Debate on School Vouchers

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Are school vouchers a constitutional method for reforming education or an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state? Professor Jesse Choper of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) will join Professor Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of Southern California Law School to […]

Professor John Yoo Discusses War on Terrorism

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu John Yoo will present “An Insider’s View of the War on Terrorism,” Wednesday, April 24, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 105, Boalt Hall. Yoo is a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the Department of Justice and the White House. A law […]

Top Experts Discuss Reparations for Slavery at Boalt Hall

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA – Experts from across the nation will gather at Boalt Hall to explore the case for slavery reparations this Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. The two-day conference, Reparations for Slavery and its Legacy will begin Friday at 4 p.m. with a lecture by author Randall […]

Experts Gather at Boalt Hall to Address Environmental Crisis Facing Ocean Waters

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA – The deteriorating condition of ocean environments and a startlingly rapid depletion of once- abundant fisheries will be among the topics addressed at Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters, an international conference being held this Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at the University of California, […]

Boalt Hall Hosts Talk by Author Lani Guinier

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu What: Lani Guinier will give a talk titled “Transforming Democracy with Cross-Racial Coalitions.” Guinier will share her vision of a social justice movement that would transform the nature of democracy in America and discuss the power of building grass-roots coalitions between races. A book signing will follow the […]

Disability Law Society Hosts Conference

Attention: Legal Affairs and Higher Education Reporters Contact: Boalt Disability Law Society, 510-643-2697Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu What: “The Changing Face of Disability Law in the New Millennium,” a conference exploring the evolving laws and emerging issues that define the status of disability rights in American society. Organized by the Boalt Disability Law Society, […]

Samuelson Clinic Announces Launch of ChillingEffects.org

Contact: Deirdre K. Mulligan, Samuelson Clinic Dir., 510-642-0499, dmulligan@law.berkeley.eduJennifer M. Urban, Samueslon Clinic Fellow, 510-642-7561, jurban@law.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA – The Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), along with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and three other leading law school clinics, announces the launch today of a groundbreaking project […]

Adonal Foyle Speaks at Boalt About Community Activism in Campaign Finance Reform

Contact: Joan Mandle, Democracy Matters, 315-824-4306Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010, ecampbell@law.berkeley.edu What: “What Does the NBA Have to Do With Campaign Finance Reform?” featuring Adonal Foyle of the Golden State Warriors. Adonal Foyle is the founder of Democracy Matters – a student political action group active on college campuses across the country. His talk will […]

Recent Boalt Hall Graduate, an Inspiration to Many, Will Carry Olympic Torch on Friday

Contact: Janet Gilmore, UC Public Affairs, 510-642-5685 Berkeley, CA – Brigham Fordham’s own personal story of determination in the face of adversity could rival that of any Olympic athlete. Yet, when he learned that his mother had nominated him to help carry the Olympic torch, he never thought he’d be selected. And when an e-mail message […]