August 27, 2014
Selbin and Ross are the new faculty co-directors of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, a leading player in Berkeley Law’s public mission.
August 20, 2014
The Human Rights Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an exhibit of photographs that capture human dignity in the face of injustice.
August 18, 2014
Kenneth Ayotte, Catherine Crump, Steven Davidoff Solomon, and Christopher Tomlins bring expertise and enthusiasm to their new positions.
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The twins are back! Claudia Macias ’11 and her twin sister Nadia Macias ’11 both graduated from Cal and Berkeley Law. They were roommates then, and still are. Now, they’re back at the law school as staff members. Claudia recently took an advisor position in the Student Services Office; Nadia joined the Admissions Office last fall as an associate director. Previously, both worked in Oakland—Claudia as an attorney at the Eviction Defense Center, and Nadia as an immigration lawyer at Centro Legal de la Raza.
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)
Taymor Explains US Corruption Law >>
Ken Taymor, executive director of the law school’s Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, participated in a recent ethics and governance education program for senior-level Indian government officials. The officials—responsible for making policy decisions in areas such as education, health, transportation, and energy—attended the program at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Taymor’s presentation, entitled “From Corruption to Good Governance: Are There Lessons from Abroad?” discussed key elements of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and described potential problem scenarios. (8/15/14)
Ferreira Joins Financial Aid Office >>
Richard Ferreira has joined Berkeley Law’s Financial Aid Office in the newly created role of Financial Aid Advisor. He will help the office administer financial aid awards and advising services in a more efficient and timely manner. Ferreira is a graduate of Chabot College in Hayward and has nine years of experience as either a financial aid or student services specialist at Chabot and Laney Colleges. Dennis Tominaga, Berkeley Law’s assistant dean of financial aid, said “in the brief time that Richard has been with our staff, he has demonstrated that he’s an enthusiastic, quick learner with initiative.” (8/14/14)
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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September 20-21: Alumni Weekend 2014
- Op-ed by Frank Zimring: Why America needs stories like California Chrome, the dark horse that conquers. (New York Post)
- Prof Dan Farber explains the legal basis for EPA's rules to reduce carbon emissions. (Legal Planet)
- Prof. john powell says economic polarization is not driving political polarization, but rather anxiety, fear, and hostility to the “other.” (Berkeley Blog)