6:30 – 8:30pm

The Net: Utopia vs. Dystopia

City Hall, San Francisco

Join us for an enlightening and provocative evening as we explore the Internet’s double-edged sword: its ability to spread knowledge and democracy and its potential risk to civil liberties and personal freedoms. This exciting evening will feature prominent speakers with diverse viewpoints on the impact the Internet has had on business, entertainment, and our society at large. Speakers include: Larry Sonsini ’66, chairman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Rick Finkelstein ’78, vice chairman and COO of Universal Pictures; whurley, co-founder of Chaotic Moon; Jeremy Howard, president & chief scientist of Kaggle; and John Riccitiello, private investor, prior CEO of Electronic Arts. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.




Registration & Continental Breakfast

Start the day catching up with your classmates while enjoying good coffee and a light breakfast. 


Discussion I: East Bay Community Law Center:
Training Advocates, Helping the Disadvantaged

Celebrate EBCLC’s 25th anniversary with an inspiring look back at how the center—founded by Boalt students and launched with three staffers sharing a single typewriter— has evolved into Alameda County’s largest provider of free legal services. More than 1,200 Law Building alums have worked at EBCLC, which serves several thousand low-income clients and community groups each year.


Discussion II: Berkeley Center for Law and Technology:
Hot Topics in Law and Technology

An expert group of Boalt alums will discuss the latest developments and trends at the intersection of law and technology. Topics will include information privacy, the smartphone patent wars, the impact of patent reform, digital entertainment law, and the new IP marketplace. Moderated by Robert Barr, executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, with panelists Evan Cox ’87, partner at Covington & Burling; Mallum Yen ’95, executive vice president of RPX Corp; Charlene Morrow ‘88, partner at Fenwick & West; Gabe Ramsey ’00, partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe; and Janet Cullum ’82, partner at Cooley (One hour of general MCLE credit.)

11:00am – 12:15pm

Golden Circle Brunch—Class of ’63 and earlier

Join fellow alumni who graduated from Boalt in 1963 or earlier to share memories and conversation with a Boalt professor. Reconnect with friends, peers, and colleagues at this special brunch.


Discussion III: Berkeley Center for Law and Business: Cutting Edge Topics on Business Law   

Moderator Eric Talley, BCBLE’s co-director, will lead a discussion with some of Berkeley Law’s newest professors about the dramatic changes – including significant new regulations, standards, laws, and conventions – in business law over the last fifteen years. (One hour of MCLE credit.) Research presentations will include:

– Kenneth Ayotte (joining Berkeley Law in 2014) on “The Treatment of Executory Contracts on Chapter 11 Bankruptcies”

– Stavros Gadinis on “Why Countries Adopt International Financial Standards: The Spread of IFRS, IOSCO, and FATF”

– Steven Davidoff (joining Berkeley Law in 2014) on “Do Takeover Laws Matter? Evidence from 45 Years of Hostile Takeovers”

12:30 – 2:00pm

Jensen Award Luncheon

Boalt Hall honors alumnus, The Honorable Charles R. Breyer ’66, with the prestigious D. Lowell and Barbara Jensen Public Service Award at this festive luncheon. Plan to attend, as our law school recognizes the dedication and influence of this distinguished Boalt graduate.


Walking Tour of Boalt Hall with Former Deans and Faculty

Join some of our former deans and faculty on a walking tour of Boalt Hall and get a sneak peak of the law school through their eyes. Refreshment tables will be set up throughout the tour.

3:00 – 4:00pm

Discussion IV: International Human Rights Law Clinic:
Bringing War Criminals to Justice

For fifteen years, the International Human Rights Law Clinichas promoted justice at home and abroad while training attorneys in a rapidly changing legal world. In doing so, it has doggedly worked to advance the struggle for rights on behalf of aggrieved individuals and marginalized communities. IHRLC faculty will reflect on the clinic’s rich history and discuss emerging trends in the movement to hold the most serious human rights abusers accountable.

Evening Activities


Class Dinners

Dinners for all classes will take place at Boalt Hall. 

Alumni and guests from reunion classes (graduation years ending in 3 or 8) are invited to join their classmates for a memorable dinner. Don’t miss this chance to connect, engage, and reminisce with members of your class.


International Human Rights Law Clinic Reunion Dinner

IHRLC alumni are invited to gather for a special dinner celebrating the clinic’s 15th anniversary. Don’t miss this chance to renew old friendships and get caught up on the clinic’s projects and achievements.



9:30am – 10:35am

Tour of AT&T Park

Don’t miss this special family friendly tour of the San Francisco Giants’ majestic home ballpark, widely viewed as baseball’s most beautiful venue.  On your behind-the-scenes tour you will see a major league dugout, the visiting team’s indoor batting cage, press box and much more. Limited space available.


San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Baseball Game

Join us at beautiful AT&T Park to see the world-champion Giants take on the Padres in a National League West showdown. This special family friendly outing will include a visit from mascot “Lou Seal”, a drawing for two lucky alumni to tag along with Lou for an inning and other special surprises. Limited space available; please register early to ensure your seat at this event.