Press Releases

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, […]

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