Press Releases

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 […]

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