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Thank you to everyone who came out for Alumni Reunion Weekend! We hope you enjoyed connecting with amazing Berkeley Law alumni from across the country and around the world. The first batch of photos are now posted on Flickr (click images above). Special thanks to everyone who served as reunion committee members and to the incredibly generous Garry Trudeau, whose talk with Dean Chemerinsky was a special treat for all in attendance. We can't wait to see you again next year!
// what's new
For years, Berkeley Law students eager to aid the disadvantaged have worked at the  Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice . Now, they will have a chance to gain wisdom, insights, and career advice from the judge himself, who recently returned to the school as a distinguished visitor for this academic year.
Beginning this spring, Berkeley Law students will have the opportunity to participate in field placement programs in "the international city of justice," thanks to program advisors Asa Solway '09 and David Caron '83.

Dean Chemerinsky's Upcoming Engagements:
Oct 18: A Right to Speak? A Duty to Listen? An Obligation to Learn? A conversation about Free Speech on Campus at UCLA
Dec 15: Berkeley Law Alumni Holiday Party (details coming soon)
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 .
Dec 12: 2017 Berkeley Law California Bar Admission Ceremony — Please join fellow Berkeley Law graduates who passed the California bar exam in July for the annual swearing-in ceremony.
// in brief
James McManis '67 has been honored for the second consecutive year as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” by the  Daily Journal

Barry Scheck '74 and exoneree  Kevin Richardson  of the Central Park Five spoke to staff at Google as part of their  Talks at Google speaker series , The Innocence Project

Natalie Gubb '81 , Mercy Housing California Honors Late Attorney , Affordable Housing Finance

Catherine Fisk '86 weighs in on Janus v. AFSCME , Slate

David Aladjem '89 was honored among Sacramento Business Journal 's Best of the Bar 2017

Sonia Cortés '96 , Yolo County Judge seeks to inspire , Daily Democrat

Niki Moore '06 , On Preparing for the Realities of Practicing Law as a New Lawyer , The Happy Lawyer Project Podcast

Mohammad Tajsar '11 will participate in Trial By Jury: A Case of Deportation , a one-of-a-kind interactive event at he Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica on Oct. 23

Sam Koch '12 was a key contributor to a new report, Presidential obstruction of justice: The case of Donald J. Trump , The Brookings Institute

Candace Neal '12 joined Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP in Oakland as an associate

Class of 2011 Alumni : Did you receive a tasty treat in the mail from Boalt Hall Alumni Association board member Jay Purcell '11 ? The innovative attorney and baking enthusiast recently launched the GBBO (Great Boalt Bake Off) campaign by sending a batch of cookies to fellow alums. He asked recipients to make gifts to the Boalt Hall Fund and write ‘GBBO’ in the special instructions. Whoever donates the most money by December 31, 2017 gets to pick the cookie he’ll bake in 2018. Visit law.berkeley.edu/giving to make your gift today!
Did you know Dean Chemerinsky writes a regular op-ed for the Sacramento Bee ? Our faculty often publish articles, appear on TV and radio, and are quoted as experts in the media. See some of their recent clips 👉 Faculty in the News
(keep up in real time by following us on Twitter @berkeleylawnews ).
Established in 2016, the Berkeley Law Asian Pacific American Alumni Association held its first official meeting on Saturday, October 7, 2017 with close to 70 APA alums attending. The organization will seek to provide support to Berkeley Law’s APA alums and students, and promote the values of justice, diversity, and inclusion in the law school and alumni community. Those who are interested in joining should email
So much love to our  LL.M.  alumni for coming out to support Anya Grossmann and Liza Jimenez from our Advanced Degree Programs office as they recruit future Boalties in South America. Pictured top left: Anya presents at Cariola Diez Perez-Cotapos Abogados in Santiago, Chile; middle left: Liza with Vanessa Soares Lanfranchi '14 in São Paulo, Brazil ; bottom left: (L to R) Juan Lara '18 , prospective student, Pablo Cariola '12 , prospective student, Anya, Andres Neira '17 , Frances Ho '16 , prospective student in  Santiago ; top right: Liza and Alan Estrada Parker '16 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil; second from top right: Liza with Daniel Jacintho '16 and Jose Senedesi Neto '16 in San Paulo; second from bottom right: Liza and Christina Maria Neves '15 in Brasilia, Brazil; bottom right: Liza with Thomaz Gomma de Azevedo '17 in Brasilia.
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