Ecology Law Quarterly (ELQ) 50th Anniversary Celebration and Environmental Leadership Awards Banquet

Scott’s Seafood, Jack London Square, Oakland

Earth Day, April 22, 2022

5:30 pm

Registration is now closed. 

The annual Environmental Awards Banquet is a highlight of Berkeley Law’s energy and environmental law program and community, bringing together students, alumni, and faculty. The next Banquet will celebrate the Ecology Law Quarterly’s (ELQ) 50th anniversary (albeit a year late). 

ELQ is the nation’s premier student-edited law journal focusing on environmental, natural resource, and energy issues. Since its founding in 1970, ELQ has been the recipient of multiple awards, and continues to be one of the most-cited journals in the field.

Large group listening to speaker. Rep. Jared Huffman addresses the audience at the 2019 Environmental Awards Banquet.
Rep. Jared Huffman addresses the audience at the 2019 Environmental Awards Banquet

The Banquet will feature the renowned Dr. Robert Bullard, the recipient of this year’s ELQ Environmental Leadership Award. Dr. Bullard is the author of 18 books chronicling the economic, social, and environmental injustices facing marginalized and vulnerable communities, and strategies for encouraging equitable treatment for all people. Not surprisingly, Dr. Bullard is known as the “father” of the environmental justice movement.

Please join us for what will surely be the social event of the season! Tickets will be available for purchase online on or before March 14th. Sponsorships are available now. See below for more information.

Deanna Ruth Rutter B.A. ’69, J.D. ’72 has generously underwritten this event so all proceeds will go directly to E&E student programs.


Honorary Committee

Edmund G. Brown, Jr., B.A. ’69, Former Governor of California
William M. Chamberlain B.A. ’68, J.D. ’71, Founder of Ecology Law Quarterly
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law
Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley
Abigail Dillen J.D. ’00, President of Earthjustice
Cecilia Estolano J.D. ’98, Chair Emerita, University of California Board of Regents
Denis Hayes, Principal national organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970
Jared Huffman, U.S. Representative for California’s 2nd congressional district
Marc Mihaly
J.D. ’74, President and Dean Emeritus of Vermont Law
Janet Napolitano, Former President of the University of California
Armando Quintero, Director, California State Parks
Deanna Ruth Rutter B.A. ’69, J.D. ’72, Environmentalist


Host Committee

Co-Chairs: Leslie Allen J.D. ’85 and Marc A. Zeppetello J.D. ’85

Richard Albores J.D. ’92
Scott B. Birkey J.D. ’00
Alice L. Bodnar J.D. ’08
Wendy L. Bogdan B.A. ’90, J.D. ’98
William M. Chamberlain B.A. ’68, J.D. ’71
Jessica Diaz J.D. ’14
Holly Doremus J.D. ’91
Robert P. Doty J.D. ’90
Scott Alan Edelman J.D. ’84
Murray D. Feldman B.S. ’82, J.D. ’88
Susan Hori J.D. ’79
Jennifer Jeffers M.S. ’09, J.D. ’09
William D. Kissinger J.D. ’87
Gideon Kracov B.A. ’92, J.D. ’95
Star Lightner J.D. ’97
Liwen Mah B.S. ’94, J.D. ’05
Martin Mattes J.D. ’74
Deborah Keeth Miller J.D. ’04
Samantha Murray J.D. ’21
Dave Owen J.D. ’02
Robert “Perl” Perlmutter J.D. ’94
Stephanie A. Phillips J.D. ’19
Claudia Polsky J.D. ’96
James R. Potter J.D. ’93
Casey A. Roberts J.D. ’07
Deanna Ruth Rutter B.A. ’69, J.D. ’72
Kate Ryan J.D. ’06
Niran Somasundaram J.D. ’16
Michael H. Zischke J.D. ’82


Thank you to our sponsors!

 

Founder’s Rock

William M. Chamberlain B.A. ’68, J.D. ’71 and Roseanne Chamberlain

Deanna Ruth Rutter B.A. ’69, J.D. ’72

Berkeley Blue

Martin A. Mattes J.D. ’74

Medalist

Robert Doty J.D. ’90 and Catherine Garza M.B.A. ’89

Murray D. Feldman B.S. ’82, J.D. ’88 and Nancy Feldman

Ginger Ehn Lew J.D. ’74 in honor of Martin Mattes

Claudia Polsky J.D. ’96 and Ted Mermin J.D. ’96

Lenard G. Weiss J.D. ’62

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Nossaman LLP

Perkins Coie LLP

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

California Gold

Scot Bernstein J.D. ’80 in honor of Jesse Choper

Susan Hori J.D. ’79

William D. Kissinger J.D. ’87

Gideon Kracov B.A. ’92, J.D. ’95

Baker Botts LLP

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP

Miller Starr Regalia

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Remy Moose Manley LLP

Shute Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

Golden Gate

Richard Albores J.D. ’92 and Louellen Stedman

Alice Bodnar J.D. ’08 and Paul Bodnar

Abigail M. Dillen J.D. ’00

Scott A. Edelman J.D. ’84 and Susan Scheiber Edelman

Steven M. Goldberg J.D. ‘84 and Linda A. Higueras

Leah Granger J.D. ’07

Steven M. Jawetz J.D. ’82, M.P.P. ’82

Chris Locke J.D. ’81

James R. Potter M.A. ’84, J.D. ’93

Marc Zeppetello J.D. ‘85

Scott A. Zimmermann M.S. ’07, J.D. ’07

Michael H. Zischke J.D. ’82

Auction Donors

Ken Alex

ELQ

Gilman Brewing

Slow North

Vincent Traverso

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Erin Ziegler J.D. ’08

Wine Sponsors

William Chamberlain B.A. ’68, J.D. ’71

Julie Conger J.D. ’74

Chateau Chien wine poster

Six Hands - 2019 Chardonnay. Heringer Estates Vineyards Clarksburg. Produced and bottled by SIX HANDS WINERY Walnut Grove, CA. Alcohol 14.55% by volume contains sulfites.

Sponsorship

All Banquet supporters are acknowledged with name and logo placement in the Center for Law Energy & the Environment’s battery of live, print, and digital communications to an audience of more than 5,500 students, alumni, and community members. 

One of the main benefits of sponsorship is complimentary seats at the banquet. Sponsors are welcome to re-grant any number of these tickets to Berkeley Law students who could not otherwise afford the full cost of banquet attendance. See a full list of levels and benefits below.


Levels and Benefits*

Founder’s Rock | $25,000

  • Invitation to VIP reception
  • Thirty event tickets
  • Sponsorship recognition from the podium
  • Recognition on invitation, signage, and in CLEE’s annual report
  • Recognition on back page of program book
  • One-year subscription to Ecology Law Quarterly

Berkeley Blue | $10,000

  • Invitation to VIP reception
  • Twenty event tickets
  • Sponsorship recognition from the podium
  • Recognition on invitation, signage, and in CLEE’s annual report
  • Your one-page ad in program book
  • One-year subscription to Ecology Law Quarterly

Medalist | $5,000

  • Invitation to VIP reception
  • Ten event tickets
  • Recognition on invitation, signage, program book, and in CLEE’s annual report
  • Your half-page ad in program book
  • One-year subscription to Ecology Law Quarterly

California Gold | $2,500

  • Invitation to VIP reception
  • Five event tickets
  • Recognition on invitation, signage, program book, and in CLEE’s annual report
  • One-year subscription to Ecology Law Quarterly

Golden Gate (for individuals only) | $1,000

  • Invitation to VIP reception
  • Two event tickets
  • Recognition on invitation, signage, program book, and in CLEE’s annual report
  • One-year subscription to Ecology Law Quarterly

Sponsors are also granted the benefits of UC Berkeley Charter Hill Society Membership. (For institutional donors, one membership per entity.) The sponsorship is tax-deductible, except for the fair market value of goods and services exchanged. Net event proceeds will go to support programs for environmental and energy law students. 

*The deadline for sponsors to be included in the invitation is February 21, 2022. The deadline to be included in the program book is April 5, 2022. 

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Contact clee@law.berkeley.edu / ph. (510) 642-7235