Spotlights

Generating Book Buzz

Awards continue to roll in for Professor Dylan Penningroth’s book, Before the Movement: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights. It recently received two honors from the Organization of American Historians, one for best book of the year in American social history and one for best book-length historical study of the political economy, politics, or […]

Primed for Privacy

Privacy Law at Berkeley (PrivLab) is a fast-growing hub for students who are interested in the field. Sponsored by our Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, the group offers many events such as talks by top experts, issue panels, and networking gatherings. Its students write briefing notes and opinion pieces, analyze foundational scholarship, and promote […]

A Catalyst for Change

Assistant Clinical Professor Stephanie Campos-Bui ’14, who co-directs our Policy Advocacy Clinic, won the 2024 Thomas I. Yamashita Prize from Foundations for Change. The award honors an emerging social change activist/scholar in California who bridges the academy and the community to transform the existing social landscape. Campos-Bui guides law and public policy students in addressing systemic […]

Our New Page-Turner

The latest issue of Transcript, Berkeley Law’s magazine, features the broad impact of expanded scholarships and our abundance of alumni excelling as educators. Other content includes a dynamic photo essay and stories about our leading work on key issues across the legal landscape, inspiring students, how alums enrich the student experience, and more. You can read […]

Public Health Protector

Professor Khiara M. Bridges, a leading scholar on race, class, and reproductive rights, was named this year’s Frank R. Lautenberg Award winner by the Rutgers School of Public Health and will serve as its graduation speaker. The school’s top award honors those who have made major contributions to public health through program development, advocacy, and […]

Using Science for Justice

Human Rights Center Faculty Director Eric Stover won the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility. His work merges pioneering science and technology to hold to account perpetrators of atrocities and advance justice for their victims, including forensic investigations of mass graves. He also co-founded a group that won […]

Record-Setting Trial Win

Mike De Vries ’00 and fellow Kirkland & Ellis partner Adam Alper helped Samsung defeat the largest patent damages case in U.S. history, as a federal court rejected two infringement claims in the company’s semiconductor technology. The damages would have cleared the largest U.S. patent verdict by $1.5 billion. It was the seventh consecutive trial […]

Guarding Democracy

With rising threats to voter rights and the democratic process, our Political and Election Empowerment Project helps nonprofits protect election integrity. Focused on oppressed communities, the group has engaged in varied work involving campaign finance laws, redistricting efforts to more fairly represent Asian American communities, electoral language access, and reforms for the voting process and […]

A Prolific Five-Year Run

Over just five years, our Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice has established itself as a force in the field. After offering one conference and three courses in its first year, the center now offers about six conferences and 20 courses each year. Its latest annual report describes impactful work, programmatic growth, notable […]

A Global Look at AI

Our Advanced Degree Programs office recently hosted a three-part series for LL.M. students and local LL.M. alumni called Generative AI & the Practice of Law. Led by Berkeley Law librarian Kristie Chamorro, the sessions probed various international implications of artificial intelligence in legal practice. Read more about her work compiling and regularly updating key AI […]