Judges Pay a House Call

California federal district court judges Haywood Gilliam and Allison Claire ’93 recently met with students at Berkeley Law’s annual Judges-in-Residence program. In classroom visits, meetings with student groups, and on Zoom, the judges discussed judicial clerkships (former Gilliam clerks Joan Li ’16 and Galen Ages ’16 each joined one of those sessions) and their paths […]

Prized Voice on Health

Berkeley Law Professor and bioethicist Osagie K. Obasogie was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which honors those who have made major contributions to the medical sciences, health care, and public health. The academy touted his “multidisciplinary insights to understanding race and medicine and climatic disruptions that threaten to exacerbate health inequalities.” Read more […]

Top Telecom Writing

Class of 2021 grads Matthew Chung, Harrison Geron, David Fang, and Walter Mostowy won this year’s Telecommunications Policy Research Conference Student Paper Award. The paper built on a regulatory comment on net neutrality they crafted in their Regulated Digital Industries course and filed with the Federal Communications Commission — which other comments cited and the […]

Cybersecurity Guidance

Professor Chris Hoofnagle is the new faculty director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. A leading expert on privacy issues, he joined Berkeley Law in 2006 and is a key driver of in its top-ranked intellectual property law program. Hoofnagle, who helped create the university’s Master in Information and Cybersecurity degree program, has taught many […]

The San Francisco Truth

A new working paper from our International Human Rights Law Clinic, in support of a city truth commission aimed at creating new paths to justice for marginalized groups, details a history of anti-Black police violence in San Francisco. Led by Co-Director Roxanna Altholz and written by clinic students, the paper probes how suspect legal standards, […]

New Magazine Issue

The new fall issue of Transcript, Berkeley Law’s magazine, has been sent to alumni and friends. It includes a stirring photo essay on students’ return to the law school, a feature about our broad efforts to gain equity within the criminal legal system, and stories on our three new professors, faculty appointed to state leadership […]

Still Pursuing Justice

Distinguished Visiting Professor and civil rights icon Thelton E. Henderson ’62 was appointed to California’s Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code. The first Black lawyer in the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Henderson was a U.S. District Court judge from 1980 to 2017, an assistant dean at Stanford Law School, and a […]

Clinic’s Impact Honored

Our Policy Advocacy Clinic recently received the Paul H. Chapman Gold Medal and $10,000 from the Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc. The clinic was honored for its legal work in abolishing juvenile legal system fines and fees in California and Nevada, and for the impact it has had in eliminating such fees in other […]

Top Experts Talk Theory

The weekly Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory, co-sponsored by our Kadish Center for Morality, Law & Public Affairs and now open via Zoom to outside visitors as well as faculty, students, and staff, offers a lineup of star scholars. On Friday, famed economist Thomas Piketty discussed his book chapter “Elements for a Participatory […]

A Supreme Indictment

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky’s new book, Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights, describes how the court has long enabled racist policing and excessive law enforcement acts. The New York Times called it “an eloquent and damning indictment” and said “all lawmakers, in fact all concerned citizens, need to read […]