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Berkeley Law Welcomes Mary Briese Matheron, Senior Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Relations
Dear Berkeley Law Alumni,

It has been just over two weeks since I arrived at Berkeley Law, and though I still occasionally find myself lost in the corridors of the law school, I am feeling quite at home in this warm and welcoming academic community. 

With each passing day, as I learn more about this institution’s brilliant faculty, passionate students, and impactful alumni, I find myself even more excited at the prospect of working with you to ensure the law school’s continued excellence. 

I hope to meet many of you in person in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at  mmatheron@law.berkeley.edu  or 510.643.8170 with your ideas, comments, or questions regarding our alumni programming and fundraising efforts.
Very warmest regards,
Mary Briese Matheron
During a spirited luncheon ceremony celebrating the law school's annual Citation Awards, Young Alumni Award winner Quyen Ta '03 , Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award winner Robert Cooter, and Citation Award winner Noel Nellis '66 all conveyed heartfelt admiration for Berkeley Law. See photos from the event here .
The Berkeley Law community recently gathered to celebrate legendary professor and former dean Jesse Choper with a classroom named in his honor in the building where he has dedicated most of his professional career. See photos from the celebration here .
FRIDAY, SEPT 14, 4 PM: Memorial for David D. Caron '83
Chevron Auditorium, International House 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley. Reception to follow.

SATURDAY, SEPT 15, 8:30 AM - 4 PM: The Elegance of International Law: A Conference in Commemoration of Professor David D. Caron '83
University of California, Berkeley Law, 2778 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.

To register and learn more about these events, please visit law.berkeley.edu/david-caron or contact Karen Chin at 510.642.5125 or kchin@law.berkeley.edu . Gifts can be made in Prof. Caron’s memory at law.berkeley.edu/giving
October 5-6, 2018

Register by August 1 to take advantage of the Early Bear Special discount!

This year's MCLE Program features TWO hard-to-get sessions—racial bias in the legal profession and the lawyer's role in combatting sexual harassment—as well as a panel on Blockchain and the law, and a slate of SCOTUS experts dissecting a momentous year at the nation's highest court. Then, Dean Chemerinksy will sit down for a conversation with special guest, renowned Supreme Court journalist and commentator, Joan Biskupic.

Visit law.berkeley.edu/reunion2018 for program information and registration.
// in brief

Raymond Weschler '92 was featured in " A Diamond in the Rough: Ray Weschler's Weekly Ballgame ," California Magazine

Abigail Dillen '00 was appointed president of Earthjustice , The Recorder

Rafael Mandelman '00 was elected Supervisor in San Francisco's District Eight , San Francisco Chronicle

Michael Saunders '08 joined Dickinson Wright as Of Counsel in their Austin Office

Shruti Chopra LL.M. '12 has been selected as a Young Lawyer Fellow by the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law
Super Lawyers recognized Dale Minami '71 among its "Top Ten" in Northern California for the sixth straight year with a cover story about his remarkable career.

Other Berkeley Law alumni included in this year's " Top 100 " include Russell Austin '80 , Elizabeth Cabraser '78 , Kelly Dermody '93 Daralyn Durie '92 , Daniel Feinberg '88 J. Gary Gwilliam '62 , Margaret Hand '93 , R. Bradford Huss '76 David Lowe '95 , James McManis '67 Teresa Renaker '96 , Elizabeth Riles '98 , Michelle Roberts '05 , Cassie Springer Ayeni '02 , Judith Zahid '01 , and Michael Zischke '82 .
Governor Jerry Brown has appointed  Jordan Diamond '08  to the California Ocean Protection Council . Executive director of Berkeley Law’s  Center for Law, Energy & the Environment and co-director of its  Law of the Sea Institute , Diamond will serve a four-year term and become the youngest member of the council’s seven-person leadership team.
The Blue Wave Starts With Me: A Volunteer's Guide to Getting Out the Vote for Democrats by Ronald Boyer '92 This book is for people who have never volunteered with a campaign before who are now saying to themselves that they are not going to sit out 2018 and they are not going to sit out 2020. Eighty percent of the royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to help get out the vote.
Proof , by Cindy "C.E." Tobisman '98 , has been nominated for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction . Awarded annually  by the ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law, the prize honors a novel-length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change.
// next gen
A BARBRI Law Preview panel chose incoming 1L Oscar Sarabia Roman’s winning essay from more than 1,200 entries—including two other incoming Berkeley Law students who were among the 10 finalists.
Berkeley Law is a vibrant and diverse international community during the summer. More than 60 countries are represented in this year's class of international lawyers who come to Berkeley for two consecutive summers to earn an LL.M. in the law school's professional track program. These students, many of whom are already accomplished attorneys in their home countries, form close relationships with peers from across the globe and learn as much from each other as in the classroom. Meet some of these outstanding students here .
Connect with fellow alumni on B-LINK , a professional social network and directory exclusively for Berkeley Law graduates.
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