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The all-women-of-color board of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law is working to change sports-industry norms by increasing diversity at one of the field's leading conferences and building new mentorship opportunities for students.
Berkeley Law veterans, with the support of the Career Development Office, are paying it forward to help fellow service men and women land judicial clerkships, for which their military experience makes them uniquely suited.
Faculty in the News:
Latest from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky:

Pregnancy, Poverty, and the State , with Michele Goodwin, The Yale Law Journal , March 2018

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B-Link Shows Steady Growth in First Year
Development and Alumni Relations is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of B-Link, the exclusive professional network for Berkeley Law alumni. The platform has shown steady growth this year. With nearly 2,000 alumni members, an impressive 86 percent are willing to serve as mentors and otherwise help fellow alumni.

Tap in to the valuable resource of your global community. Join B-Link now !
April 17: LL.M. Alumni Panel & Mixer — Join current LL.M. students and alumni for a casual gathering at the law school. Please RSVP .
May 2: The Future of Financial Fraud — Join UC Berkeley in New York City for an intimate discussion of the critical issues, technologies, and policies driving financial fraud around the world. Register here by April 27 .
May 15: The Globalization of the #MeToo Movement — Berkeley Law's new Executive Education program proudly presents an academy to explore this important topic with California lawyers, managers, and HR professionals. Apply here .

May 17 & 18: Legal Frontiers in Digital Media 2018 — Join the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology for the The eleventh annual conference on emerging legal issues surrounding digital publishing and content distribution in partnership with the Media Law Resource Center.

June 14: 2018 Citation Awards Join alumni, faculty, and friends at the City Club of San Francisco to celebrate the accomplishments of the Berkeley Law community. The event includes a short reception, a welcome by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, a seated luncheon, and the awarding of the Citation Award, the Young Alumni Award, and the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award. Please register here .

Sept 14 & 15: Memorial and Symposium for David Caron '83 — Please save the date for two events to commemorate the life and work of David Caron, C. William Maxeiner 
Distinguished Professor of Law (Emeritus), to be held at the Berkeley Law. Details coming soon.
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Rachel Gonzalez '94 joined Starbucks as EVP, general counsel and secretary , QSR Magazine

Tracy Lee Dayton '95 was appointed as a Superior Court judge in Connecticut , Hartford Courant

David Carrillo JD '95, LLM '07, JSD '11 , Can we please have a new California Supreme Court justice, Governor Brown? , The Sacramento Bee

Christopher Foster '11 was promoted to partner at McDermott Will & Emery in San Francisco

Hannah Genton '13 and Noam Cohen '13  founded  CGL , a virtual law firm providing big law quality services at a fraction of the cost, while creating a more flexible and inclusive work environment for attorneys

Timothy Hsieh LL.M. '17 is clerking for U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp (District of New Jersey) and later this year will clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore (Northern District of California). Both courts are among the most active federal district courts for patent litigation, law, and technology.
The Northern California Society of Professional Journalists honored  James McManis '67  with the  James Madison Freedom of Information Award  for his firm’s victory in  Smith v. San Jose.  McManis was selected in the Legal Counsel   category for successfully arguing before the California Supreme Court that records related to public business that are prepared, owned, used, or retained by public officials on their personal electronic accounts and devices are “public records” subject to the California Public Records Act.
Michele Roberts '80 was named the most powerful woman in U.S. sports by Forbes . Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, is the first woman to lead a major professional sports union. Before joining the NBPA, she built her reputation as one of America's top trial lawyers.
Six alums are included in The Hollywood Reporter 's Power Lawyers 2018 list. Harold Brown '76 , Scott Edelman '84 , Patti Felker '83 , Cliff Gilbert-Lurie '79 , Linda Lichter '76 , and Michael Schenkman '90 are among the entertainment industry's most influential dealmakers, advisors, and advocates.
Judge Thelton Henderson '62 was featured on   KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area  discussing his time working with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Boalt Name Debate
The committee charged with making recommendations on the future use of the Boalt name is preparing to deliver a report to Dean Chemerinsky. An important voice in the conversation has been current students. 1L Tar Rakhra was among the students who took an active role in the community-wide conversation about the legacy and future of the Boalt name. Read more here .
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