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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, […]


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