Press Releases

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

Contact: Michael Kiparsky | 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, 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, 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, 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,, 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, 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 […]