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Please mark your calendars for UC Berkeley's annual day of giving
Cal Big Give

Your gift to any  Berkeley Law fund  will count towards our Big Give goals. We encourage you to make your gift to the  Boalt Hall Fund , which helps the law school address its most pressing needs: student scholarships, loan-repayment assistance, and practical training in clinics.

Alumni of classes 2007 to 2017 : Your Big Give donations on 3.8.18 will be matched 2:1 !

Bookmark  law.berkeley.edu/biggive  and get ready to support Berkeley Law on 3.8.18. Pledge your participation  here  and we will remind you when to give on the big day!

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Elizabeth Cabraser '78 , founding partner of Leiff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and distinguished consumer class action litigator, has given the law school a $3.5 million gift to expand our consumer law program. The gift will create a center to further teaching, research, scholarships and fellowships, advocacy, and hands-on experience for students in an important area of the law—positioning Berkeley Law the preeminent school for work in this field.  Read more about the plans for the new center.
The Policy Advocacy Clinic at Berkeley Law, in partnership with Juvenile Law Center of Philadelphia, recently hosted  Debt Free Justice , a first-of-its-kind convening of national advocates and scholars working on reducing the devastating impact of juvenile fines and fees
Believed to be the first African-American woman elected editor-in-chief of the  California Law Review , Djenab Conde personifies so much of what is great about this law school and its flagship journal: a sharp mind, a keen eye, and a heart for both reason and justice.
Faculty in the News:
Latest from Dean Erwin Chemerinsky: Free speech at the Supreme Court , ABA Journal , Feb. 8, 2018

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Help Recruit Class of 2021 Students
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Feb 21: T he 2018 Stefan A. Riesenfeld Symposium: Lawyers on the Frontline — The Berkeley Journal of International Law and The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law present a symposium on on international law and environmental justice. Free and open to all.
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.
March 23-25: Berkeley Law Finance Academy — Berkeley Law Executive Education presents a three-day certificate academy focused on the fundamentals of financial information analysis and corporate valuation for practicing attorneys.

April 6: Habeas Corpus in Wartime Symposium — The California Law Review presents a full day conference exploring issues raised in Professor Amanda Tyler's new book, Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay. Free and open to all.

April 12-13: 2018 Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium: The Administrative Law of Intellectual Property — This two-day symposium turns a spotlight on a wide range of issues in a cross-cutting fashion, comparing similarities and differences in administrative agency practices and policies in the patent, copyright, and trademark fields.

April 13: Berkeley Law Sports Industry Conference — Details and registration coming soon.
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Paul Von Blum '67 recently published two books, Creative Souls: African American Artists in Greater Los Angeles , and Civil Rights for Beginners . Read about his long career as a historian and civil rights activist via UCLA , where he is a faculty member.

Jane Kauvar '73 will retire from the Fairbanks Superior Court (Alaska) in July after 37 years of judicial service

Al Harutunian III '80 , has been appointed to the Ethics Committee of the California Judges Association

Daniel Cloherty '93 joined Todd & Weld LLP  as partner in the Boston office

Marc Katz '94 joined DLA Piper as partner in the Dallas office

Miles Cooley '99 joined DLA Piper as partner in the Los Angeles office

Katie Race Brin '02 joined 2U, Inc. as chief privacy officer

Quyen Ta '03 joined Boies Schiller Flexner LLP in the Northern California office

Brian Gearing '05 joined Crowell & Moring LLP as partner in the New York office

Sean Callagy '07 was elected to partnership at Arnold & Porter in the San Francisco office

Spencer Pahlke '07 , Berkeley Law lecturer & head of the trial competitions program, received the Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award from Stetson Law

Heather McGhee '09 featured in "Powerful Women Leaders," College Magazine

Dan Teitelbaum '12 joined Blackacre LLP as partner

Colbert Matsumoto '78 , was recently awarded an Imperial Decoration, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, by the Government of Japan for his contributions to strengthening and promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. Read more here from The Hawai'i Herald . Photo courtesy of Robert Kekuna '84
Giesela Rühl LL.M. '01 recently published (with co-authors Jürgen Basedow, Max Planck Institute Hamburg; Franco Ferrari, NYU Law School; Pedro de Miguel Asensio, Complutense University Madrid) Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Edward Elgar, 2017), a four-volume study. The book has been honored by the American Society of International Law with the  2018 Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Lawyers and Scholars . The Certificate is awarded, based on the recommendation of a committee of Society members, to a recent work that represents a distinguished contribution to the field.
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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 is 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 .
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