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Wonderful things are happening at your alma mater under the new leadership of Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Come meet the dean, learn about Berkeley Law today, earn MCLE credits, and enjoy a celebratory weekend with fellow Boalties at Alumni Reunion Weekend , October 6-7!
Alumni Reunion Weekend Activities
Friday, October 6
4 - 6 pm: Memorial Celebrating Herma Hill Kay
Esteemed Berkeley Law Professor and former Dean Herma Hill Kay was an iconic pioneer among women in the law, and will forever be a foundational member of the Berkeley Law community. Join us in commemorating her enormous contributions to the law, diversity in legal education, to the law school, and to the Berkeley campus. Please RSVP here .
6 - 9 pm: Reunion Welcome BBQ
Reconnect with classmates and faculty at a community celebration on the law school’s roof. In addition to music, games, a photo booth, food and drink, take some time to learn about the incredible impact of Berkeley Law’s current students, journals, affinity groups, centers, and clinics. 
Saturday, October 7
8 - 9:15 am: Breakfast & Registration

9:30 am - 4 pm: MCLE Programs
  • California Forward – This panel will explore the many ways our state’s legal community is crafting alternative policies to the national agenda in areas such as the environment and climate change, immigration, technology, privacy, and more.
  • A Taste of Venture Capital Deal Camp – Experience how Berkeley Law provides cutting-edge, real-world training to students, alumni, and practitioners from around the globe! Participants will explore venture capital term sheets, observe a startup company funding pitch, and work collaboratively to analyze and negotiate actual term sheets.
  • Pro Bono at Berkeley and in Practice – This interactive workshop will introduce alumni to student pro bono projects in the areas of immigration, environmental law, and criminal justice, and then allow time for brainstorming, networking, and partnership-building.
  • Supreme Court Update – At this annual SCOTUS review, Berkeley Law constitutional scholars will discuss trends from the 2016-17 term and answer your questions about a momentous year at the nation’s highest court.
4:15 - 5:15 pm: Town Hall with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky 

5:15 - 6 pm: Special Guest TBA, stay tuned!

6 pm - 8pm: Reunion Class Dinners

8pm - 12am: All-Alumni Gala
Come for the whole affair or choose events a la carte
Deadline to register is Tuesday, October 3!
// what's new
Berkeley Law, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are working with program participants and other undocumented immigrants on campus and at the law school to provide legal guidance and support. Learn more about what the state of California is doing to support Dreamers and other alternative policies to the national agenda at the California Forward panel at Alumni Reunion Weekend.
A fervent advocate for workers’ rights with a passion for labor law reform and legal history, Professor Fisk comes with a slew of credentials: distinguished professor, award-winning author of five books, litigator, judicial clerk, and more.
// in brief
Elizabeth Cabraser '78 named among National Law Journal ’s Lifetime Achievers

Jess Bravin '97 weighs in on "cake artistry" LGBTQ discrimination case , KCRW 

Corrin Drakulich '07 was among those named 2017 " Women Worth Watching " and featured in a special issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal  

Matt Wolf '07 was named chief information security officer at UC Berkeley

Alyssa Lawson '09 , Up & Coming Attorneys , The Minnesota Lawyer

Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas '11 Holds Domestic Abusers Accountable , East Bay Express  

Tam Ma '11 was featured among Sacramento Magazine 's top lawyers of 2017

Tom Chia '13 was named among the world's leading IP strategists by IAM Strategy 300  

Francois Joli-Coeur LL.M. '14 joins Borden Ladner Gervais privacy and data protection team
Many Berkeley Law alumni have been named among Best Lawyers ' top attorneys in America for 2018 : Robert Stone '54, Leo Pircher '57, Clyde Blackmon '64, Paul Melodia ’64, Martin Wolman ’64, Wilson Wendt ’66, Paul Elliot Crost ’67, Michael Dean '67 , Frank Schreck ’68, Carroll Taylor '68, Paul Bardacke ’69, Philip Lowenthal ’69, Robert Bundy ’71, Ernest Maupin '71,  James Schwartz '71, Neil Shapiro ’71, Warren Sinsheimer III ’71, Lynn Pasahow ’72, Alan Van Etten '72, Alan Watenmaker '72, Louis Chang '73, Les Hausrath '73, Martin Mattes '74, Eric Danoff '74, Judith Droz Keyes ’75, Douglas Young '76, R. Bradford Huss ’76, Charles Hanson '77, Jonathan Bass '77, Guy Randles '77, Harris Edwin Kershnar '78, Paul Cane, Jr. ’79, John Hood ’79, Susan Hori ’79, Dean Choy '80, Michael Mensik '80, Glenn Bacal '81, Monica Dell’Osso '81, Ramsey Al-Salam '83, Michael Stern '83, Carol Davis Zucker ’83, Robert Roos '84, Robert Falk '89, K. John Shaffer '89 . P lease note, this list was provided by Best Lawyers and is not exhaustive. If we missed you, please let us know!
Scott Tips '80 addressed the assembled delegates of the Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland in mid-July 2017. Codex Alimentarius is the highest international authoritative body establishing food standards and guidelines for the world. Tips, president of the National Health Federation and a long-time delegate himself at Codex meetings around the world, spoke about the need for scientific integrity when making decisions about food that will affect the health and lives of 7 billion people. Watch the video .
David Caron '83 welcomed Berkeley Law alumni to his home in The Hague, Netherlands. Left to right: Asa Solway '07 , Sierra Leone Special Tribunal; Sharla Draemel '07 , US Department of State (The Hague); David Caron '83 , C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law (emeritus) at Berkeley Law; Diane Brown '07 , Special Tribunal for Lebanon; Tom Ginsberg JD '97, PhD/JSP '99 , Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.
A Kind of Freedom , by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton '09 , is among 10 finalists for the National Book Award , San Francisco Chronicle

Oct 10-12: Fundamentals of Banking Law & FinTech – This intensive three-day executive education program is designed to familiarize participants with the basics of banking law, including the key policies, concepts, and regulations surrounding the financial markets, Dodd-Frank, and the rise of FinTech.

Nov 2: Meet the Dean in LA — RSVP for luncheon or evening reception

Nov 3: Federalism Now — Presented by Berkeley Law's California Constitution Center and featuring California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Click here for program details and registration .
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