September 24, 2014
A major gift from the Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation gives Berkeley Law’s clinics a modern, spacious office suite to better serve clients.
September 18, 2014
Two of North America’s Supreme Court justices visit Berkeley Law, sharing their ideas about constitutionalism, free speech, and civil liberties.
September 17, 2014
Berkeley Law and UCLA examine emerging market for used electric vehicle batteries in new report.
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Obama Nominates Echaveste
President Obama has nominated Maria Echaveste ’80 as the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Echaveste is a former Clinton White House official and a lecturer and senior fellow at Berkeley Law’s Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she would be the country’s first female ambassador to Mexico and the third-ever Mexican-American.
Hiatt ’09 Wins Pro Bono Service Award >>
Keith Hiatt ’09 has won the President’s Pro Bono Service Award from the State Bar of California. Created in 1983, the award honors those who excel in providing free legal services to low-income clients. A solo practitioner and Ph.D. student in Berkeley Law’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, Hiatt has volunteered hundreds of hours with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. His work has included advocating for safe and healthy housing conditions, defending unlawful evictions, protecting tenants against unlawful landlord behavior, and recovering security deposits. (9/19/14)
Robbins Collection Creates Student Award >>
The Robbins Collection, a leading international center for comparative legal and historical studies, has established the Lloyd McCullough Robbins Award for second- and third-year Berkeley Law students. To become eligible for the award, students need to submit an unpublished research paper on a comparative law or legal history topic of their choice by Jan. 31, 2015. Participants must include Robbins Collection holdings, or the Berkeley Law Library’s foreign, comparative, or international works, as source material for their research. More information about the new award is available here. (8/28/14)
Schraub Named First Darling Fellow >>
David Schraub has been named Berkeley Law’s Darling Fellow, a new annual fellowship funded by a major gift from the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation. Schraub will spend a year at the law school and teach Constitutional Law this spring. A 2011 University of Chicago Law School high honors graduate, he taught Anti-Discrimination Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Illinois before clerking for U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diana Murphy. Schraub then joined Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He has authored several articles, including one in the California Law Review on “sticky slopes”—when social movements act to block, instead of enable, further policy goals. (8/18/14)
Christina Swarns is the director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's Criminal Justice Project. She spoke on "Post-Racial America: The View from Death Row" at a recent Henderson Center Rutch Chance Lecture. Watch here »
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October 6: 7th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture: Privacy vs. Government Surveillance
October 6: Behind the Kitchen Door: The Persistence of Discrimination in the Restaurant Industry
October 9: California Secretary of State Candidate Forum
- US needs a shrine to memorialize those killed by law enforcement, writes scholar Jim Rule. (Sacramento Bee)
- James Tuthill says cell-phone regulations are a workable model for the Internet. (SF Chronicle)
- Prof. Jonathan Simon reflects on 'Ferguson and human dignity' after Michael Brown's burial. (Berkeley Blog)