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Following the tragic passing of a classmate's infant son, LL.M. graduates from the Class of 2016 organized the building of a well in Rojhan, Pakistan, near his family’s roots, that bears the boy's name and serves about 200 people in an impoverished area.
Fifteen Berkeley Law 1Ls were named 2017 California Bar Foundation Diversity Scholars. That is one-fourth of the overall recipients, and 10 more than any other school. The scholarships support first-year California law students to help increase diversity in the legal profession.
Faculty in the News:
Latest from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky: Secret settlements are endangering the public. This California bill will fix that , The Sacramento Bee , Jan. 16, 2018

See more from our faculty 👉 Faculty in the News (keep up in real time by following us on Twitter @berkeleylawnews ).
Jan 22: Remembering Ed Lee '78 - Join us at the law school to honor the life and legacy of San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, who passed away suddenly last month.

Feb 26-March 1: VC Deal Camp — This four-day course is focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

March 9-11: Blockchain Unlocked — Back by popular demand, this three-day executive and certificate academy consists of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

March 23: 7th Annual Privacy Law Forum — Bridging academia and practice, this full-day conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, technologists, regulators, privacy advocates, and academics.
Mark your calendars for Cal Big Give on Thursday, March 8, 2018!

From drafting your first memo to swearing the oath of admission to the bar, many momentous milestones happened here at Berkeley Law.
Big Give is your moment to give back. 

Your support during Big Give will help make Berkeley moments possible for future generations of students. 

Share the story of a moment or person or experience during your time here that shaped your career and life and still resonates to this day. We will share your stories with the community via social media in the lead-up to the Big Give.  Click here to tell your story .
// in brief
Mallika Kaur '09 , Punjab: Murders Without Murderers , The Diplomat

Michael Portnov '09 and Neil Warren '10 were elevated to principal at Fish & Richardson

Lisa Poplawski '11 was elected to shareholder at Lane Powell

Pablo Echeverri '12 accepted an assistant professor position at Duquesne University Law School. Read about a recent conference he hosted for Berkeley Law's Robbins Collection .
Five Berkeley Law alumni and one professor have been elected members of the American Law Institute (ALI). Congratulations to Angel Garganta '92 , San Francisco – Partner, Venable LLP; Charlene Sachi Shimada '79 , San Francisco – Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Shawn J. Bayern '06 , Tallahassee – Professor, Florida State University College of Law;  Alan Van Etten '72 , Honolulu – Partner, Deeley King Pang & Van Etten LLP; Steven C. González '91 , Olympia – Justice, Supreme Court of Washington; and Professor Steven Davidoff Solomon . ALI members contribute their expertise in several areas of law to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and the Model Penal Codes.
Harold Hohbach '52 passed away on Dec. 28. He was 96.

Geoffry Hazard Jr. (faculty) passed away on Jan. 11. He was 88.
Seeking Nominations for Berkeley Law Alumni Association Board

The Berkeley Law Alumni Association is seeking nominations for new “at-large” board members for the 2018-2020 term. Criteria for nominations and candidacies include having demonstrated leadership for Berkeley Law, active engagement and giving, and capacity to act as an ambassador to the alumni community.

If you or someone you know are interested in being considered for nomination, please complete  this form  by April 15, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Griego at  jennifergriego@law.berkeley.edu .
Help Recruit Future Berkeley Law Students

Are you willing to help Berkeley Law recruit the next generation of top lawyers? Help us share what's great about Berkeley Law with newly admitted students by becoming an Alumni Admissions Ambassador.

By signing up, your name, class year, LinkedIn URL, and email address will be added to the private, password-protected admitted student's website as part of a list of alumni willing to be contacted by new admits.

If you are able to assist with this important effort, please complete this  very short survey .

Questions? Contact Jennifer Griego at  jennifergriego@law.berkeley.edu.
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