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We Raised the Bar
Thank you to the generous donors who helped make our first-ever   RAISE THE BAR one-day fundraiser an outstanding success. 

On June 12, in just 24 hours, we received 208 gifts , raised over $50,000 , and beat our goal by more than 33 percent !

Berkeley Law's continued excellence truly depends on you, and we are very grateful for your ongoing engagement and philanthropy.

More than 150 alumni gathered on June 13 at the San Francisco City Club to toast this year's awardees. Holly Fujie '78 and James McManis ’67 received the Citation Award (Berkeley Law’s highest honor), Benson Cohen ’04 the Young Alumni Award, David Lieberman the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award, and Barry Scheck '74 the Judge D. Lowell Jensen and Barbara Jensen Public Service Award.

On June 19, judges, practitioners, students, and faculty members gathered for The Human Side of Judging, hosted by the Berkeley Judicial Institute in partnership with the National Constitution Center. The event featured a panel with current and former judges, including Charles Breyer '66 , Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California. They discussed how judges deal with stress, public scrutiny, and the emotional pressure of the job. Watch the video of the event here.
JULY 15: LL.M. Alumni-Student Reception — RSVP

JULY 23: Alumni Happy Hour in Seattle RSVP

JULY 31: Alumni Reception in NYC with Dean Chemerinsky RSVP
OCT 4-5: Registration for Alumni Reunion Weekend is now open! Come back to Berkeley and reconnect with fellow alumni, enjoy engaging MCLE programming, and learn about the ways Berkeley Law is making an impact in the world today.
SEPT 13-15: AI Unlocked — Do you want to better understand how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning relate to your work? Join Berkeley Law Executive Education for  AI Unlocked , a three-day executive academy that provides a foundational understanding of AI and its near and long-term applications, explores the myths and realities surrounding the technology, and delves into the legal, social and policy implications of AI.  UC Berkeley alumni and group discounts available Learn more and apply .
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William Capps '73 was recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the 500 most influential people in the Los Angeles business community

Charlene Morrow '88 was recognized as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal 's " 100 Women of Influence "

Craig Walker '95 sold his first startup to Yahoo, his second to Google, and now his third, Dialpad, is worth $500 million, Forbes

Kristen Corpion '13 was featured on Law.com's Legal Speak podcast to discuss the " Law Firm Generation Gap "

Paul Monge '18 was named one of LGBTQ Victory Institute's 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellows
Sheldon Siegel '83 , a lawyer in Sheppard Mullin’s SF office, just published his 11th “legal thriller,”  Hot Shot . Sheldon said, “The hardest thing about writing a story involving sex, drugs, and misogyny in Silicon Valley was that it was difficult to make stuff up that’s more bizarre than what seems to go on down there in real life.”
Amaha Kassa '12 , founder of African Communities Together, received the American Constitution Society's David Carliner Award for his work as a public interest lawyer on behalf of African immigrants in the U.S. and around the world.
Most of the senior aides and advisors on Democratic presidential campaigns are women. Maya Rupert '06 is one of them, running former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro 's campaign, via The Wall Street Journal .
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a measure, co-authored by Supervisor Hillary Ronen '03 , that ends the longtime practice of holding children in cells while they await their judicial fate, via The San Francisco Chronicle .
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