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A New Era Begins at Berkeley Law
Last week, the school began an exciting new chapter as we welcomed new dean Erwin Chemerinsky, a renowned expert on constitutional law, and Catherine Fisk '86, an authority on labor law, to the Berkeley Law community. Read more about our new leader here

The Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice is pleased to announce the launch of its new podcast! Hosted by Director Savala Trepczynski '11, the series features conversations with people who, in their lives and work, are the change we need to see in the world. The first two episodes feature Professor Melissa Murray and the center's namesake, Judge Thelton E. Henderson '62.
A unique collaboration between lawyers and students at the East Bay Community Law Center's Education Advocacy Clinic and Youth Defender Clinic and local public defenders is m aking a meaningful impact at the intersection of education and juvenile justice. 
"Unrealistically onerous" GPS monitoring rules send California juvenile offenders into an incarceration cycle and disproportionately impact youth of color, according to a new report from the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and the East Bay Community Law Center
Join Fellow Alums on B-LINK!
B-LINK  is Berkeley Law's new online network that enables alumni from across the globe to reconnect with classmates; find alumni by practice area, geographic region, affinity group, or shared interest; share professional updates, news, photos, events, and jobs; enhance your career through your alumni connections; and find ways to stay engaged with your alma mater and fellow alums.

Check out this video for more info about how it works. Then, visit berkeleylawlink.com to join. See you online!
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Antonio Ingram '14 has received a  Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship . Currently clerking for a federal judge in Louisiana, Ingram will spend 10 months in Malawi assisting a high-ranking government official in the nation’s Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Rico Quicho LLM '15 was appointed interim dean of the newly established school of law at  University of Makati, Philippines 
Seventeen Boalties are included in the 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list! Congrats to Peter Aitelli '85, Russell Austin '80, Elizabeth Cabraser '78, Kelly Dermody '93, Daralyn Durie '92, Daniel Feinberg '88, Nancy Fineman '86, R. Bradford Huss '76, David Lowe '95, James McManis '67, Dale Minami '71, Teresa Renaker '96, Bryan Schwartz '00, Cassie Springer Ayeni '02, Judith Zahid '01, Joel Zeldin '71, and Michael Zischke '82 
SPOTLIGHT
Karen Boyd '96 and Paul Clark '80 join the Boalt Hall Alumni Association Board of Directors
Jolene Forman '12 and Joy Haviland '08, attorneys at the Drug Policy Alliance, helped insure California's Adult Use of Marijuana Act included social justice reform provisions that address longstanding discriminatory practices relating to marijuana. Read about their work and other Berkeley Law alums, faculty, and clinics that are leading the way in this expansive new area of law here.
BOOKSHELF    
23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement by Keramet Reiter JD '09, JSP '12 — This book describes how California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, where extreme conditions sparked a statewide hunger strike by 30,000 prisoners, was created without legislative oversight, in fearful response to 1970s radicals; how easily prisoners slip into solitary; and the mental havoc and social costs of years in isolation.
Don't miss all the fabulous content highlighting your fellow Boalties in this year's issue of Transcript, the Berkeley Law alumni magazine!    
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Don't Miss the Early Bear Special!
Act fast—register by July 18 for a 20% discount on full program price for Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017!

Check out the full schedule, learn about joining your reunion committee, and see who's coming at law.berkeley.edu/reunion2017
UPCOMING EVENTS
Aug 15: Launch Party for "A Kind of Freedom " by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton '09, at Diesel Books in Oakland, CA 

Sept 18: Alumni Dinner with Dean Chemerinsky in Chicago — Details coming soon


Oct 12:  Legal Aid Society of Orange County Voices for Justice Awards Dinner   — Honoring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
Nov 3: Federalism in the Trump Era — Presented by Berkeley Law's California Constitution Center and featuring California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye — Details coming soon


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