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August 2018

You Will Thrive Here: Empowering Diverse Students for Academic Success

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hear from our keynote speaker, Savala Trepczynski (Executive Director of the Henderson Center for Social Justice) who will share insights on academic success for diverse students; engage in authentic and transparent conversations with 2Ls/3Ls; and get an overview of the CFD - Academic Empowerment Program - a semester-long academic skills lab designed for diverse students.

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BTLJ First General Meeting

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Berkeley Technology Law Journal will be holding it's first general meeting on Monday, August 27, during lunch. The meeting will be in room 105. Come learn how you can get involved with the best technology law journal in the nation. Lunch will be provided!

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September 2018

Women in Tech Law First General Body Meeting – Inspire, Empower, Engage!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

Enjoy the lunch talk with counsel from eBay and Uber?  Want to join a community of brilliant women shattering glass ceilings in the tech world?  Interested in exploring tech-related legal careers?  Ready to engage with the Bay Area's tech scene?  Please join Women in Tech Law for our first General Body Meeting of the year! Come meet WiTL and learn about what's ahead and how you can get involved. Food will be provided.  12:55-1:55 in 105 Law Building.  Email victoriaconstanceh@berkeley.edu…

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November 2018

Human Rights and Victories Over Impunity and Corruption: A conversation with human rights defenders Nadiezhda Henríquez Chacín, Helen Mack Chang, and Berta Zúñiga Cáceres

Thursday, November 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Throughout Latin America, governments have used violence to eliminate opponents of their political, economic, and social agendas. The speakers are clinic partners and family members of victims murdered for their human rights activism. The panelists will speak about their struggles against impunity, the relationship between legal and social justice, and the future of the human rights movement. Please RSVP here.

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ASP Exam Workshop

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Feeling stressed about final exams? We can help! Join us to review exam-preparation and exam-taking skills with the ASP faculty. We'll discuss different types of exams and exam questions in a low-key, low-stress environment. All JD and LLM students are welcome. Bring your lunch and bring your questions!

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September 2018

[ADP] LL.M. Career Services Orientation

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

LL.M. STUDENTS ONLY: Please join your Directors of Professional Development, Rachel Zuraw and Peter Landreth, for an introduction to the professional development programming and services that we will be offering this year.  We will give an overview of our upcoming programming, what assistance we offer, and what you can start doing later this year if you intend to change jobs after graduation. You are welcome to bring your lunch!

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[ADP] Introduction to the 2019 LL.M. Job Fairs: ISIP and UCLA

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There are two job fairs aimed at LL.M. students in the United States: the International Student Interview Program ("ISIP") at NYU School of Law in January 2019, and the UCLA LL.M. Interview Program in February 2019. Join Director of LL.M. Professional Development Peter Landreth for a discussion of what these job fairs are, their pros and cons, and upcoming deadlines if you choose to participate. Note: these job fairs are only open to LL.M. students

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[ADP] LL.M. Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you wondering how many pages your CV should be? Are you planning to register for a job fair, and need to submit a U.S.-style resume? Maybe you are trying to figure out the purpose of a cover letter. Or are you just wondering how to make your resume stand out as an international attorney? Join your professional development advisers, Rachel Zuraw and Peter Landreth, for a workshop on how to edit, update, and use your resume and cover letters.…

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October 2018

Halloum Business Competition Information Session

Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 12:55 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Join the Board of Advocates for an introduction to the Halloum Business Competition. The competition, open to all second- and third-year JD students and LL.M. students, is a pioneering effort to combine the unique skills sets of Berkeley Law students and Berkeley Haas MBA students in one competition. Student Directors will discuss competition entry and logistics. Pizza will be served.

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Double Amnesia: Rethinking the History of Zionism and Human Rights

Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The year 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remain tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global antisemitism, and American foreign policy. Yet the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights are completely unknown today. Drawing on his recent book, Professor Loeffler will discuss what international law's forgotten Jewish…

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LSAD General Body Meeting

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 16, 2019

Join the Law Students of African Descent (LSAD) for its biweekly general body meeting. Food will be provided!

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UnCommon Law Presents: Lifer School

Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

See a (mock) parole hearing in action, learn how to best prepare for one. UnCommon Law and the UC Berkeley School of Law Pro Bono Program present: Lifer School. Lifer School teaches lawyers, law students, family members, and other advocates about the parole consideration process for people serving life sentences with the possibility of parole in California. Attendees will learn about all of the relevant regulations, statutes, and case law, as well as valuable insights from former UCL clients who…

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Student Loan Literacy Event

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Elena McSwiggen of the Financial Aid office for a discussion on how to manage loan repayments and the current state of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.  Come learn about your rights as a borrower and the tools at your disposal so you can be prepared for a life after law school!

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Judge Pregerson Lecture: Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney on “Standing Up for the Rule of Law in a Turbulent Age”

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mike Feuer

Judge Harry Pregerson Lecture: "Principles, Passion and Purpose: Standing Up for the Rule of Law in a Turbulent Age" Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney At one of the most tumultuous times in the life of our legal system and the history of our nation, Mr. Feuer will draw on examples from Judge Pregerson's life and career, and his own experience as the Los Angeles City Attorney, as he explores issues ranging from the fragility of democracy to justice reform,…

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How to Plan Your Law & Tech 2019-2020 Class Schedule: An Insider Story

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

BTLJ will be having its second general body meeting this Wednesday, October 24th, in room 105 at 12:45 PM. We will be hosting a panel of BTLJ members, all 2Ls and 3Ls, who can give you the inside scoop about picking classes in the field of law and technology here at Berkeley Law. Come, eat, and learn about what to look out for when it comes to picking classes for the future. Lunch provided!

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Demystifying the 1L Job Search Student Panel

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Hear from a panel of 2Ls about their 1L summer job searches and get some tips for your own (and how to avoid stressing yourself and others out about it!). Lunch provided.

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November 2018

Public Interest Practitioner Panel

Thursday, November 8, 2018 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

WOBL presents a public interest practitioner panel to give students more insight into public interest jobs, and meet some women in the field. Lunch provided.  Panelists include: Kristen Sagafi ('02) Partner, Tycko & Zavareei LLP Erin Liotta ('11) Administrative Law Clerk for the Honorable Susan Illston, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Rebecca Katz ('15) Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa Public Defender's Office Elisa Della-Piana ('02) Legal Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights (SF)    

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2018 Fleming Lecture & Prize: Prof. Jane Stapleton

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 11:20 am - 12:45 pm

The 2018 John G. Fleming Lecture will be delivered by Professor Jane Stapleton, Master of Christ's College at Cambridge University.  Her topic is "Striking Contrasts: Tort Law in the US and the UK." Stapleton is the only non-US recipient of two very distinguished awards - the Prosser Prize in Torts from the Assn. of American Law Schools and the Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award from the American Bar Association 

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FGP Professors Panel

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Dean Chemerinsky, Professor Holmquist, Professor Ross, and Professor Urban will share their experiences as first-generation college students and professionals, as well as tips for studying for finals and staying motivated. Lunch (pupusas!) will be served.

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March 2019

[CDO] Introduction to Judicial Clerkships (FOR 1Ls)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Interested in clerking for a federal or state court judge after law school, but unsure about where to start? Want to find out how a clerkship can accelerate your public interest/public sector career goals? Eric Stern will provide an overview of the benefits of clerking, the resources that are available to support applicants, and answer all of your questions. Bring your lunch & your questions!

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April 2019

[CDO] How to Succeed as a Summer Associate

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

A summer at a big law firm is an “summer-long job interview.” What is important to set yourself up for success? A panel of attorneys from Jones Day will discuss what you need to know about hiring decisions, work assignments, professionalism, and other topics to prepare you for a successful summer associate experience. This program is designed to maximize your opportunity to receive an offer for permanent employment at the end of your summer.  This program is great preparation for…

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February 2019

[Henderson Center] Ruth Chance Lecture Series – “The Kavanaugh Nomination in the Era of #MeToo Movement”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

SPRING 2019 SOCIAL JUSTICE THURSDAYS: RUTH CHANCE LECTURE SERIES RSVP for lunch:  https://goo.gl/dKNNSs  WED. 2/27 "The Kavanaugh Nomination in the Era of #MeToo Movement" w/Debra Katz Katz, Marshall & Banks LLP THURS. 3/7 "Addressing Property Injustices for Disadvantaged Communities: By All Necessary Means" w/Thomas Mitchell Professor of Law and Co-director, Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law Texas A & M University School of Law THURS. 3/14 "Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia" w/Meera Deo Professor of…

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January 2019

R Bootcamp

Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Berkeley Law’s Statewide Database in collaboration with the D-Lab invite you to attend our 2 day R BOOTCAMP on January 19th and 20th in Berkeley Law rooms 105 and 170. Saturday, January 19 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, January 20 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM R is a programming language and free software environment for data processing and visualization. No prior programming experience is required! There is currently a wait list to attend, but Statewide Database has reserved a few spots for…

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Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ) – Spring General Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come to BBLJ’s first general meeting of the spring semester to learn more about one of the top commercial/business law journals in the country! We’ll be reviewing membership requirements, dues, open board positions, and upcoming events for the semester. All 1Ls, LLMs, transfers, and current students are welcome to attend! Lunch will be provided.  We’ll be finalizing journal membership for Spring 2019 shortly after this meeting. If you absolutely cannot attend, please let us know in advance by emailing bblj@berkeley.edu. 

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February 2019

Scheiber Lecture in Ocean Law and Policy – The Man Behind the Curtain: Science in the Law of the Sea Adjudication

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome the Honorable Judge Joan Donoghue as our featured speaker for the 2019 Harry and Jane Scheiber Lecture in Ocean Law & Policy.    Judge Donoghue was elected to the International Court of Justice in 2010, following a career at the U.S. State Department, where she served as the Principal Deputy Legal Adviser (the senior career attorney) from 2007 to 2010.  Her work there spanned diverse topics in public international law, such as the negotiation and interpretation…

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Loan Repayment for Public Interest Graduates

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Law Financial Aid Office for a discussion on how to manage your student loans after graduation. We'll talk about the different repayment plans for all borrowers as well as Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Berkeley's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) for public interest graduates. Come learn about your rights as a borrower and the tools at your disposal so you can be prepared for a life after law school! Relevant for J.D. students with federal student loans.…

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January 2019

International Arbitration in Outer Space with John Muse-Fisher

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, January 30th • Room 105 • 12:50-2 pm  In the high velocity universe of Space Law, international arbitration has been a crucial forum in defining conflict resolution on a celestial scale.The presentation will describe the field of international arbitration, and it’s historical and potential uses in the burgeoning field of Space Law, as well as why Space Law matters. The Space Law Society is excited to host John Muse-Fisher ('14) who focuses his practice on international arbitration, including commercial and investor-state disputes…

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FGP: PI/PS Day Panel

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you participating in PI/PS Day? If so, come listen to 2Ls and 3Ls who went through the PI/PS Day experience and want to share their advice with YOU. Lunch will be served.

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February 2019

Coalition for Diversity General Body Meeting

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Review the For People of Color Conference, discussing ways to build on the program to ensure law school diversity. We will discuss CFD board positions and upcoming elections, future of the Academic Empowerment Program, and some real talk on completing the write-on and the benefits of Law Review. We encourage all 1Ls interested in joining the CFD Board to attend. Food will be provided. 

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Palestine 101

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Dr Hatem Bazian for an introductory discussion about Palestine. 

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The Case Against Trump

Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the University of California, Berkeley School of Law Student Chapter and Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society in welcoming San Francisco City Attorneys Sara J. Eisenberg and Erin Kuka to talk about San Francisco’s strategic efforts to take on the Trump Administration. The talk will feature discussions on the role that state and local governments can play in both checking federal government action and in upholding civil rights and liberties when the federal government fails to…

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How the Catholic Church Can Overcome the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2019 Robbins Collection Lecture on Canon Law featuring Dr. Jennifer Haselberger In 2013, Dr. Haselberger made national news when she resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and publicly exposed the Archdiocese’s mishandling of sexual abuse. In this lecture, Dr. Haselberger will address how canon law and other institutional factors have contributed to the abuse crisis and possible reforms for the Church to overcome it. A reception will follow the event. Dr. Haselberger…

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82 Names: Syria, Don’t Forget Us

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Syrian Human Rights Activist Mansour Omari was imprisoned for nine months and tortured by the Assad Regime. Omari smuggled out scraps of clothes recording the names of all 82 of his cellmates, written in blood and rust. His story was documented in the film 82 Names. A portion of the film will be screened, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Syrian activists Rafif Jouejati and Nidal Betare, moderated by the Human Rights Center’s Félim McMahon. Speakers: Rafif Jouejati,…

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April 2019

Clinical Program Information Session

Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Clinical Program Faculty and Students — Death Penalty Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center, Environmental Law Clinic, International Human Rights Law Clinic, New Business Practicum - Clinic Name TBD, Policy Advocacy Clinic, and the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic — invite all students to their information session on Monday, April 8th in room 105 Law Building.  We will start with lunch at 12:45 pm followed by a short presentation on the Clinical Program and the application process for…

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March 2019

WOBL Presents: Women Succeeding in Law

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

In conjunction with Women of Berkeley Law, please join women attorneys from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for a lunch discussion and learn about best practices and tips on navigating a career in big law. They will also discuss Skadden’s Women Initiative, a trailblazing firmwide initiative to support the continued development and advancement of women attorneys at the Firm. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, March 4th to Paola Cervantes at paola.cervantes@skadden.com.

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February 2019

BJIL: Introduction to Anti-Corruption Law, An FCPA Primer

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Hana Ivanhoe on Tuesday, in Room 105, for an introduction to anti-corruption law. Hana is a lecturer at Berkeley Law, where she teaches classes on U.S. legal scholarship and U.S. and international laws governing corruption. Having worked on matters of trade and development from both the public and private sector perspectives, Hana’s scholarship focuses on business and human rights and corporate corruption, with an emphasis on the corporate duty to respect in the context of international development and our increasingly globalized…

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One Year Later: How the Parkland Shooting Changed the Movement to Prevent Gun Violence

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Berkeley's Gun Violence Prevention Project, attorneys, and advocates for a conversation about how the devastating shooting in Parkland, Florida, changed the push for gun violence prevention measures. The discussion will focus on gun reform efforts at the state and local level, how those efforts were influenced by the student-led activism following the 2018 shooting, and how they could be impacted by a forthcoming Supreme Court decision on a New York gun law. Lunch will be provided.

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March 2019

Pathways to Technology and Public Interest and Privacy Law: A Conversation with Nicole Ozer and Jamie Williams

Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Nicole Ozer (ACLU) and Jamie Williams (Electronic Frontier Foundation) join us to discuss their pathways into the public interest tech field and the pressing privacy issues of today.

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Restoring Voting Rights: Historical Disenfranchisement of Incarcerated Persons, Re-Enfranchisement, and Ongoing Efforts in California

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join Election Law @ Berkeley for a panel on restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated. Expert panelists will discuss the historical foundations of disenfranchisement, recent political movements to restore voting rights, both nationwide and in California, and how restoring rights fits with other criminal justice reform work. Lunch will be provided.    Restoring Voting Rights: Historical Disenfranchisement of Incarcerated Persons, Re-Enfranchisement, and Ongoing Efforts in California  March 6, Room 105, 12:50 - 2pm Moderated by Professor Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law…

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Conversation with Alastair Mactaggart on the California Consumer Privacy Act

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Join CAPS for a discussion with Alastair Mactaggart, the driving force behind the California Consumer Privacy Act, California's sweeping new privacy law. Mr. Mactaggart will discuss the contours of the law, its path from ballot initiative to legislation, and the future of privacy legislation at the federal level now that the nation's largest economy has taken the first step to protecting consumer data in the digital age. Food will be provided! 

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Lunch Talk with Golden State Warriors CLO David Kelly

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Join the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Law Students of African Descent (LSAD) for a talk with Warriors CLO David Kelly. Lunch will be served! RSVP here: bit.ly/warriorsbl

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April 2019

The Real [Privacy] Deal!

Monday, April 1, 2019 @ 12:45 pm

Please join Berkeley Information Privacy Law Association for The Real  Deal: Practicing Privacy Law In-house vs. Law Firm on April 1 at 12:45 pm in Room 105. As issues regarding privacy information gain attention in our society, it is important to understand the differences between practicing privacy law in house vs. at a law firm. To shed light on what Privacy Law looks like after law school, Michael Rubin (Latham) and Will DeVries (Google) will speak about their experiences and thoughts on emerging privacy topics. Lunch will be served! Please RSVP.  

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A Conversation with Kat Taylor

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Join CAPS for a conversation with Kat Taylor, the CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a community bank based in Oakland dedicated bringing beneficial banking to low-income communities and investing in groups and organizations focused on social justice and environmental protection. Ms. Taylor and her husband Tom Steyer are leading activists and investors behind a number of progressive initiatives, including battling climate change, fostering sustainable agriculture practices and developing a more fair financial system. Lunch will be provided!

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series – LexisNexis, “How AI/Analytics is changing the practice of law”

Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

How AI/Analytics is changing the practice of law   Nik Reed, co-founder of Ravel, will discuss his experience starting a venture-backed legal tech company as a 3L Ravel is a pioneer in legal analytics, and is continuing to build best in class analytics by turning unstructured legal data into insights Nik will be joined by Berkeley 1L Carmen Sobzcak, one of the core team members at Ravel prior to going to law school.   Nik Reed is the co-founder and…

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BCLT/BTLJ Law & Tech Speaker Series – Orrick, “Cutting Edge Legal Issues in AI”

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

"Cutting Edge Legal Issues in AI"   Annette Hurst, IP Partner at Orrick, will present on cutting edge legal issues in AI. She will identify a broad spectrum of developing legal issues arising from machine learning/deep learning, including IP ownership, products liability, employment and competition/antitrust.   Annette Hurst, a member of Orrick’s Board of Directors and a partner in the San Francisco office, practices in the Intellectual Property Group. Annette is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried patent, copyright,…

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May 2019

LL.M. Orientation

Monday, May 13, 2019
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June 2019

U.S. Business & Networking Etiquette

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

LL.M. students are invited to join ADP professional development advisors for a workshop on U.S. business and networking etiquette. 

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LL.M. California Bar Workshop

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Curious about the California Bar Exam? Come to a presentation on that topic led by our professional development advisors. 

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Brown Bag Lunch with Rafael Gomez-Cabrera: Entertainment Law

Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Students and the Berkeley community (faculty and staff) are invited to join this brown bag lunch discussion. 

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Brown Bag Lunch with Samuel Moore – Technology Enhancing Legal Practice

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Samuel Moore, Innovation Manager at Burness Paull LLP in Scotland, will visit Berkeley Law to talk about the increasing use of technology to innovate in sophisticated legal practices.

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July 2019

Dean Talk for LL.M. Students: SCOTUS Update

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

All LL.M. current students are invited to join Dean Chemerinsky for a discussion about the Supreme Court.

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September 2019

[CDO Judge Panel] Pathways to Judicial Clerkships & the Bench

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Our 2019 Judges-in-Residence will share stories on their pathways to the bench – as well as insider tips on how to land a clerkship – and how clerkships can accelerate your career goals across sectors.   Panelists - Berkeley Law's 2019 Judges-in-Residence The Honorable Cornelia Pillard U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit The Honorable André Birotte U.S. District Court for the Central District of California This panel will be moderated by Eric Stern from the CDO.  If…

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October 2019

CANCELED – The Future of GPS in Juvenile Court: A Convening

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

CANCELED DUE TO CAMPUS POWER OUTAGE. This gathering will bring together advocates, organizers, academics and others to discuss the rise of electronic monitoring in juvenile court. The day will be comprised of two panels, as well as ample opportunity for attendees to engage in meaningful discussion.     Because of limited space, this event is by invite only.    This event is sponsored by the East Bay Community Law Center, with support from the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Berkeley Law. 

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August 2019

[ADP] LL.M. Bar Exam Planning Workshop

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Thursday, August 15th, 12:45 - 1:45 LL.M. Bar Exam Planning Workshop Description: This presentation is designed for international LL.M. students who are potentially interested in taking a U.S. Bar Exam. The Directors of LL.M. Professional Development, Peter Landreth and Rachel Zuraw, will review eligibility, registration, content, and expected preparation for the New York and California Bar Exams -- as well as address whether and why you might take a bar exam. All international LL.M. students considering taking either the New…

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September 2019

Ecology Law Quarterly (ELQ) First General Body Meeting

Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Ecology Law Quarterly (ELQ) is at the center of Berkeley's environmental law community both in and outside of the classroom. Our journal is entirely student lead, and publishes four issues a year while also maintaining an online companion journal. Every year we embark on adventures to Yosemite National Park in the fall, Tahoe in the spring, and make a ton of guacamole. Join us at our first general body meeting to learn about journal, meet current leadership and members, and…

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August 2019

Gender and Sexuality Activities Info Night

Thursday, August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Come meet representatives of various student organizations and SLPS related to gender and sexuality! We will have representatives from Berkeley Law's chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Women of Color Collective (WOCC), Women of Berkeley Law (WOBL), Berkeley Resistance Against Inter-Partner Violence (BRAIV), Trans @ Berkeley Law, Queers United in Revolutionary Subversion (QUIRS), Queer Caucus, Reproductive Justice Project, Name and Gender Change Workshop, Survivor Advocacy Project, and the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice. At least one leader…

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October 2019

[CDO] 1L Cover Letter Workshop: Supermod I

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

A few paragraphs; what could be hard about that?  But legal cover letters are a special breed, and even if you’ve written successful cover letters before, you can benefit from pointers on crafting them for your legal job search.  Come learn the dos and don’ts of letters that help get your application attention — in a good way! Bring your laptop!  This program is intended primarily for 1L J.D. students in Supermod I.

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[CDO] 1L Cover Letter Workshop: Supermod III

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

A few paragraphs; what could be hard about that?  But legal cover letters are a special breed, and even if you’ve written successful cover letters before, you can benefit from pointers on crafting them for your legal job search.  Come learn the dos and don’ts of letters that help get your application attention — in a good way! Bring your laptop!  This program is intended primarily for 1L J.D. students in Supermod III. 

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August 2019

R Bootcamp

Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Sunday, August 25, 2019

Berkeley Law’s Statewide Database in collaboration with the D-Lab invite you to attend our 2 day R BOOTCAMP on August 24th and 25th in Berkeley Law rooms 105 and 170. Saturday, August 24 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, January 20 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM R is a programming language and free software environment for data processing and visualization. No prior programming experience is required, and attendance is free of charge.  We’d like to extend an invitation to Berkeley Law students, staff and faculty to attend this…

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Student-Workers Union Orientation

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student-workers across the University of California have organized into UAW Local 2865. Our union represents over 19,000 student-workers at all UC campuses, including teaching assistants here at the Law School. Membership is open to ANY law student. You do NOT have to be teaching this semester to join. Come meet your Union stewards, learn about the rights and benefits we've negotiated in our most recent contract, and find out how by working together we can make the UC work for…

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Academic Empowerment Program Annual Kick Off

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Academic Empowerment Program was started last year to help offset the disadvantages that diverse students typically encounter throughout law school, such as the learning curve, professionalism, and networking. The program consists of bi-weekly workshops that focus on those various topics. Come out and learn how the program can help you succeed both academically and professionally. Additionally, come meet 2L's and 3L's who were previously in your shoes and get help on how to navigate this place called law school!…

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October 2019

[CDO] Choosing a Practice Area with Major, Lindsey & Africa

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Unsure what practice area might be right for you? Join us for a presentation by Kate Reder Sheikh of Major, Lindsey & Africa, a global legal search firm. Learn more about practice areas and what factors you should consider before deciding on one. Bring your lunch and your questions. If you'd like to submit a question in advance, please use this RSVP link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChoosingAPracticeArea2019.  This program is intended primarily for 1Ls. However, all students are welcome. 

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September 2019

Berkeley Journal of International Law Information Session and General Meeting

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL) is one of the leading international law journals in the United States. BJIL is committed to publishing high-impact pieces from new and established scholars on the most important topics in international and comparative law. As the center of Berkeley’s international law community, BJIL hosts professional and social events that engage likeminded students, academics, and practitioners in addressing pressing international legal issues. Events this semester include a Journal-subsidized trip to Tahoe, lunch talks and social…

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Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy General Body Meeting

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you interested in contributing to and facilitating a forum for scholars, practitioners, and students to address law and policy issues affecting the African-American community and the African Diaspora. If so, then the Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy might be the place for you! Please attend our first General Body Meeting of the year on Wednesday to find out more about the journal and how you can join. Chipotle will be served. Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRVhy2KZyyUn0OdF6g0qt-b57AFP_m8e_5qb1hX7Dngr2AlA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

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SABL Candidate Forum

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Come hear from the candidates running to represent you in SABL! Students will be able to ask candidates questions about their vision for the school and plans for the 2019-2020 year. 

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Domestic Remedies for Human Rights Violations: The Canadian Perspective

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Berkeley Journal of International Law and the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law to welcome human rights defender, Joe Fiorante, to campus. Joe Fiorante is one of the lead litigators against Canadian mining companies for human rights violations. Joe recently settled against Pan Amercan Silver, using Canadian law to secure rights for those injured while protesting against a mine in Guatemala. He currently represents Eritrean refugees against Nevsun, a mining company, for forced labor, torture, and…

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PrivLAB, WiTL, & BTLJ present: “Data is the New Oil” – Recent Trends in Antitrust and Privacy Issues

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Does “big data” give certain companies competitive advantage? Should “data monopolies” be broken up? Privacy Law at Berkeley (PrivLab), Women in Tech Law (WiTL), and Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ) are pleased to host Jeewon Kim Serrato, Head of Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, who will present an overview of the new California Consumer Privacy Act, FTC’s enforcement priorities, and key enforcement and litigation risks to watch for in 2020.    Lunch will be provided…

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WiTL General Body Meeting

Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

Join Women in Tech Law for our first general body meeting of the year. Come learn about WiTL, hear about events we have planned for the upcoming year, and find out how to get involved. Women in Tech Law was formed in 2016 to provide a space for the growing number of women working in the tech space. We have grown into a worldwide community of students and practicing attorneys who are invested in furthering women in technology-related law. Leadership…

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Berkeley Immigration Group First General Meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Berkeley Immigration Group (BIG) is hosting its first General Meeting of the semester! Come learn about the different opportunities that BIG has to offer to do pro-bono work that helps undocumented immigrants! Come meet other public-service oriented students who want to help immigrant communities! Food will be available on a first come first served basis.

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Immigration Law Panel

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

A panel of immigration law attorneys from Centro Legal De La Raza are excited to come talk to Berkeley Law Students about the work that they do to help immigrant communities in the Bay Area! Food will be served on a first come first served basis. 

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[Federalist Society] Beyond the Mueller Report… and Impeachment

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Ken Starr, former Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, U.S. Solicitor General, and Independent Counsel. Starr will discuss the Mueller Report and the impeachment question. Commentary will be provided by Professor Bertrall Ross. Lunch provided!

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October 2019

CANCELED – [SELS/BCLT] Discord Q&A – Head of Trust & Safety

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

CANCELED DUE TO CAMPUS POWER OUTAGE. Join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology for a casual Q&A with Sean Li, counsel and Head of Trust & Safety at Discord. Discord is a digital chat-platform—designed initially for the video gaming community—that specializes in text, image, video, and audio communication between users in a channel. Learn about the role of attorneys in online moderation and harassment—what is Trust & Safety? Why are internet companies…

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La Raza Law Journal Training

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First training session for La Raza Law Journal. 

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La Raza Law Journal – Second Training

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Second training for La Raza Law Journal.

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Women in the Judiciary Panel

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with a panel of Bay Area-based judges, who will share stories about their careers, their paths to the bench, and tips they have for law students. The panel includes: - Judge Donna Ryu ('86), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California - Justice Tracie Brown ('96), California Court of Appeals - Judge Trina Thompson ('86), Alameda County Superior Court - Judge Hannah Blumenstiel, United States Bankruptcy Court Lunch provided!

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[ADP] LinkedIn Workshop

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Learn how to maximize your professional presence online using LinkedIn. From profile basics to strategic decisions with long-term benefits, join ADP's Director of Global Outreach and Professional Engagement for this informative workshop!    This program is chiefly designed for LL.M.s, but all students are welcome.

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Clinical Program Information Session

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Clinical Program Faculty and Students — Death Penalty Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center, Environmental Law Clinic, International Human Rights Law Clinic, New Business Community Law Clinic, Policy Advocacy Clinic, and the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic — invite all Berkeley Law students to their information session on Wednesday, October 23 in room 105 Law Building.  We will start with lunch at 12:45 pm followed by a short presentation on the Clinical Program and the application process…

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[SELS/BCLT] Senator Nancy Skinner – History Made! Collegiate Athletes and Bill S.B. 206

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Fair Pay to Play? Interested in Intellectual Property? College Sports? California politics? Come hear about the first law in the nation that allows college athletes to earn money for their talent! Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) will be talking about her bill, S.B. 206, which was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on 9/30/19. The bill allows collegiate athletes to seek out business deals and accept money without losing scholarship eligibility. Lunch will be provided!

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CANCELED – [CFD] Academic Empowerment Program Lab 3 Networking

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

CANCELED DUE TO CAMPUS POWER OUTAGE. The Academic Empowerment Program is hosting its 3rd lab of the semester. This lab will focus on career networking and how to land a job you are interested in! Private & public sector 2Ls/3Ls will be in attendance and they are excited to answer your questions about specific jobs! Dinner will again be provided so come hungry. RSVP here.

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November 2019

9/11 and a Dozen: Reflections from an Operational Lawyer Banished to the Pentagon

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:50 pm
Free

Lt. Gen. (ret.) Dana Chipman is a graduate of West Point and Stanford Law School. Though a native of California, he was denied admittance to Berkeley Law School. He retains very little bitterness as to that unjustified slight. Dana holds a Master of Laws degree from the JAG School and a Master of National Security Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College. In 2013, Dana retired from active duty after a 33-year career in the U.S. Army that culminated…

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Protect Your People: A Conversation About the Participatory Defense Movement

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a half-day symposium on Participatory Defense, a powerful community-organizing model that supports individuals, families, and communities in impacting the outcome of court cases and transforming the landscape of power in the criminal justice system more broadly. The symposium will convene local and national lawyers, law students, activists, and people impacted first-hand by incarceration to explore how participatory defense works on the ground, the future of the movement, and how it can be embraced by new communities--including communities of…

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October 2019

Kashmir: Past, Present, & Future

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Join BLMSA, SALSA, and LSJP are presenting an event around the current crisis in Kashmir. Zainab Ramahi (Berkeley Law Class of 2019), Huma Dar, and Suhail Rashid will be speaking on a panel about the injustices occurring in their native land. This event will critically analyze the role of state actors in the region, and the history that has led to such turmoil. We also hope to analyze the intersections between the plight of oppressed Kashmiris and those who are…

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Legal Observer Training

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Want to make sure cops don’t infringe on people’s rights during acts of public protest and demonstrations? Come get trained to be a legal observer! This event is hosted by NLG, The Coalition for Self-Determination, and the UC Berkeley ACLU Club (and undergraduate group).  Please RSVP here if you plant to attend: https://forms.gle/fg7mRLw7iU5ExHW26.  The National Lawyers Guild’s Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support designed to enable people to express their political views as fully…

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November 2019

2019 Neil Gotanda Lecture: Asian Migrant Workers & the 13th Amendment: The Historical Roots of Unfree Labor in the US, by Professor Kathleen Kim

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Discussing how the 13th Amendment and immigration laws fall short in protecting victims of race-based labor subordination. Tracing the historical roots of unfree labor, from the chattel slavery of Blacks to the exploitation of Asian migrants. This year's 2019 Neil Gotanda Lecture is presented by Professor Kathleen Kim of Loyola Law School, a national expert on immigration and human trafficking. Her research focuses on immigration law, workplace rights, civil rights, and the 13th Amendment. Lunch provided. RSVP: bit.ly/2019gotanda Professor Neil…

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October 2019

Global Corporate Law General Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 2:10 pm - 3:00 pm

Dear Students! Global Corporate Law at Berkeley will host its first Town Hall Meeting this Tuesday (October 22, 2019) at 2.10 pm in Room 105 at Boalt Hall. You will have the opportunity to get to know us, meet our Board and hear about the plans for the upcoming academic year! This Town Hall is open for members and non-members! Check it Out! 

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November 2019

BTLJ General Member Meeting

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ) is having its General Member Meeting on Monday November 4. All members should attend. Lunch will be served.

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What Should the First Amendment Protect?

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and Above the Law for a discussion of the First Amendment and what it should protect. Panelists: Elie Mystal (@elienyc), Executive Editor of Above the Law Ken White (@popehat), Partner at Brown, White & Osborn LLP Catherine Crump (@catherinencrump), Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (moderator) Please RSVP here

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Supreme Court Moot with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

UC Berkeley faculty members will moot Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as he prepares for his November 13 Supreme Court argument in Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American-Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks (NAAAOM). The case concerns Comcast’s decision not to carry programming from NAAAOM, which is owned by Byron Allen, a successful African-American entrepreneur. Its central issue is whether a plaintiff can state a claim of racial discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1866 when race was simply…

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Tomorrow’s Lawyers – Insights into the New Dawn of Legal Technology

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 12:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Will AI and legal technology 'kill‘ attorney’s as we know them? How should law students and lawyers prepare for potentially disruptive changes? Are the risks of technology in the legal industry so high that we should regulate them? Join our panel to form an educated opinion and have a voice in the discussion.

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January 2020

[CDO] Clerkships 101 (for 2Ls)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come get the rundown on applying to judicial clerkships.  Learn what you need to do and when to apply this year, or how to strategically apply after graduation.  

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Halloum Negotiation Competition Information Session

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Attention 1Ls: Would you like to participate in a cutting-edge transactional competition? Then come hear about the Halloum Negotiation Competition. Pizza will be served. The directors of the Bales Trial Competition will also speak briefly about Bales, happening later in the semester.

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Impeachment: From the time of the Founders to the Present

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE - pizza lunch will be provided.

A timely and vigorous discussion about the impeachment process, from its historical origins to the present. Our panel will include Dr. John Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law; Gary J. Schmitt, a resident scholar in strategic studies and American institutions at the American Enterprise Institute; and Burt Neuborne, a visiting professor at Berkeley Law and the Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties and founding Legal Director of the Brennan Center for…

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February 2020

“Me and White Supremacy” – A book talk with author Layla F. Saad

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

In 2018, thousands of people from around the world were galvanized by Ms. Saad's #meandwhitesupremacy challenge, examining and owning responsibility for the ways in which they uphold white supremacy. Over 80,000 people downloaded her e-guide to the movement, the Me and White Supremacy Workbook, in the space of just six months. And now, that guide is a published book.   We are thrilled to host Ms. Saad for the only Bay Area stop on her book tour and hope you'll join…

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January 2020

BBLJ Spring Kick-off Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for our first meeting of the Spring where will give an overview of Volume 17 Issue 2, talk about elections, and how to join for the Spring. Open to everyone. Lunch will be provided.

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February 2020

Ecology Law Quarterly 2020 Symposium: A California State of Housing

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

California is in the midst of one of the most debated and widespread crises: housing. Lawmakers and regulators are taking steps toward incorporating equity and fundamental basics into housing policies and regulations but are still facing obstacles along the way to finding solutions. Housing experts and academics will offer their scholarly work on housing from various perspectives such as land use, community development, equity, affordability, and displacement and gentrification to discuss what lawmakers and regulators should consider when shaping new…

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April 2020

Virtual Clinical Program Information Session

Monday, April 6, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

This will be an online presentation via Zoom. The Clinical Program Faculty and Students — Death Penalty Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center, Environmental Law Clinic, International Human Rights Law Clinic, New Business Community Law Clinic, Policy Advocacy Clinic, and the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic — invite all Berkeley Law students to a virtual information session. We will start with a short presentation on the clinical program and the application process for Fall 2020. Afterwards, each Clinic…

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February 2020

Lessons from Moms4Housing: Movement Lawyering & Community Organizing in Practice

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Carroll Fife and Leah Simon-Weisberg will be speaking about their experience organizing alongside the moms of Moms4Housing and representing them in court in the eviction action against them. Lunch will be provided.

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WOCC’s Plaintiff’s Bar Panel with Edelson PC

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to learn more about Plaintiff's side work. Never heard of the Plaintiff’s Bar before. Come join WOCC and attorneys from Edelson PC to learn all about plaintiff-side work. Dinner will be served and there will be time to mix and mingle with Edelson’s attorneys after the panel. This event will be held on Wednesday, February 12 starting at 5:35 in room 105. Please RSVP here.

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September 2021

Surviving 1L

Thursday, September 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This event is designed to help 1Ls get through their first year of law school. There will be a live panel composed of three 2Ls who will answer questions about how they got through their first year of law school and talk generally about their 1L experiences. There will be a Q&A session at the end where 1Ls can ask any questions. Pizza will be provided! We hope that you can join us.

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Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy Welcome Meeting

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy (BJALP) is having our Welcome Meeting on Wednesday (9/15) at 1:00pm. Come hang out with us to learn about what we do, who we are, and plans for the semester! BJALP is dedicated to uplifting scholarship that focuses on  issues impacting Black communities and people of color generally. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join! We are offering an in-person and virtual option, so please attend in whichever way feels comfortable for you!…

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