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BIG THANKS to all who helped make Big Give 2018 a momentous day for Berkeley Law!

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Berkeley Law is proud to announce the launch of a new  executive education platform to help attorneys, executives keep pace with the business world’s rapidly changing landscape. Read more about the new offerings here . Discounts available for Berkeley Law alumni!

Berkeley Law is launching a ground-breaking initiative that will significantly expand the law school’s collaboration with the judiciary and focus scholarly attention on the important challenges faced by judges.The Berkeley Judicial Institute, led by Judge Jeremy Fogel (U.S. Northern District Court of California), will provide education and resources for jurists and help faculty and students gain a better understanding of how the judiciary works.
Berkeley Law has joined a unique state initiative geared toward diversifying law schools and the legal profession. California’s  Pathway to Law  program strives to create a pipeline, anchored in 27 community colleges, that funnels more underrepresented students toward law school.
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April 2: The Korematsu Case & WWII Japanese-American Internment: Could it Happen Again? — Join Eric Yamamoto '78 for a conversation about his new book, In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security , The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

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. Berkeley Law.

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. International House at UC Berkeley.
April 13: Berkeley Law Sports Industry Conference — Please join the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law for The Future of Sports, the 4th annual Berkeley Law Sports Industry Conference. California Memorial Stadium.

MCLE credit is available for practicing attorneys, but the conference is open to all types of sports professionals and those interested in the field.

// in brief
Brenda Drake '75 was featured in The Ohio State Lantern

Eva Paterson '75 was featured in This Week in White Supremacy tracks battle for racial justice , via The San Francisco Chronicle

Michele Roberts '80 featured in NBA players union head shatters high glass ceiling via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Pamela Price '82 was featured in These 3 Women Could Change the California Justice System for Good via The San Diego Free Press

Stephen Charbonnet '94 joined the Business Services group at Messerli Kramer in Minneapolis

Andrei Cherny '03 was featured in Aspiration putting customers, and Mother Earth, first , Bankless Times

Brynly Llyr '04 was featured in How Ripple GC Brynly Llyr Found Her Way to the Top via Corporate Counsel

Brian Paul Gearing '05 joined Crowell & Moring in New York

Michelle L. Roberts '05 joined Kantor & Kantor as partner

Liu Zhen LLM '05 was featured in A who’s who of women leaders in China’s tech industry via The South China Morning Post

Daniel Dobrygowski '07 was appointed head of Governance and Policy at the World Economic Forum's new Global Centre for Cybersecurity in New York

David Kasher LLM '11, JSD '16 was named associate rabbi at IKAR, a progressive spiritual community in Los Angeles , Jewish Journal

Danica Rodarmel '17 launched  Bail Clinic  at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights as part of her Equal Justice Works fellowship
Alex Stern '15 recently launched Attorney IO , an artificially intelligent legal research platform that takes in legal documents and suggests relevant additional cases. Stern says his company was designed with the “little guy” in mind: Attorneys competing against the massive resources of a Big Law firm. Read more .
Congratulations to Tamara Freeze '05 , whose victory as co-counsel for the plaintiffs in a major whistleblower retaliation case was recognized by LA Daily Journal as a "Top Verdict of 2017."

James McManis '67  was also recognized by the  Daily Journal  for his role as part of the trial team honored among its “ T op Five Appellate Reversals ”  in the California Supreme Court case  Smith v. San Jose.
Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender (Regent Press, June 5, 2018) By Lise Pearlman '74
This book offers an inside view of activism during the McCarthy era, the civil rights movement, free speech era, the rise of black power, and the women’s rights movement. Pearlman chronicles the extraordinary life and career of Fay Stender, focusing on her work as a rare female criminal defense lawyer and ground-breaking prisoners’ rights advocate.
A prominent international law expert and Berkeley Law professor for 26 years, David Caron died in London on February 20. He was 65.

A leading scholar, judge, and arbitrator, Caron taught at Berkeley Law from 1987 to 2013, gaining a reputation as a warm and generous peer and teacher. Colleagues recalled him as an international law “superstar,” an innovator, a mentor, and a nurturing father.
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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 .
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