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Shakespeare Trial: The Shylock Appeal

In William Shakespeare's controversial play The Merchant of Venice , Jewish moneylender Shylock is delivered a harsh verdict. Join us on Sunday, February 16, for a theatrical mock trial of his appeal, featuring Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and UC Irvine Law Dean Song Richardson as opposing counsel.

Tickets are going fast, get yours now!

//what's new
Berkeley Law's International Human Rights Law Clinic filed an  amicus brief  on Dec. 23 encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case of Melida Teresa Luna-Garcia, challenging the constitutionality of President Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy. Clinic Co-Director  Roxanna Altholz  '99 traveled with two Berkeley Law students to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to interview 23 asylum seekers in person. Read the story .
Private companies are profiting off of incarcerated people and their families, an injustice Danica Rodarmel '17 calls "crimsumerism." A recent first-of-its-kind conference hosted by the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice tackled how consumer protection law can help alleviate the burden of criminal legal debt. Read the story .
Professor Pamela Samuelson and Catherine Crump, director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic , filed an amicus brief on behalf of 70+ intellectual property professors in  Google v. Oracle , a case raising important questions about the application of copyright to computer software. Read the brief .
//our community
UPCOMING EVENTS
JAN 23: Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture Featuring Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken RSVP

JAN 23: San Francisco Alumni Chapter Recent Alumni Happy Hour RSVP


FEB 3: The Inaugural Irving Tragen '45 Lecture on Comparative Law RSVP

FEB 11: Silicon Valley Alumni Chapter Event with Dean Chemerinsky RSVP


SAVE THE DATE: Citation Award Celebration Luncheon, June 11, 2020
Support the future of innovation and leadership at BCLT

For 25 years, the  Berkeley Center for Law & Technology  (BCLT) has been a pioneer, with teaching, research, conferences, workshops, and student activities on intellectual property, privacy and other issues at the intersection of law and technology.

On February 27, join judges, practitioners, and fellow alums as we celebrate a quarter century of BCLT’s impact with a gala dinner at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. Click here for details and registration for the Gala and the BCLT/BTLJ Symposium .
Support legal training, be a volunteer judge!

The Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) at Berkeley Law is proud to host the 2020 National NALSA Moot Court Competition for the first time. The National NALSA Moot Court will take place February 21-23 here at the law school.

Volunteers play a huge role in the success of this event. NALSA is seeking judges, law clerks, professors, and/or practicing attorneys to judge either:
  1. Oral arguments in person during the competition weekend.
  2. Written briefs remotely before the competition begins.
  3. Both written briefs remotely before the competition begins and oral arguments in person during the competition weekend.

Learn more and sign up to be a volunteer judge HERE .
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Name: Anne Luquette '22
From: Denton, TX

Why did you choose Berkeley Law?
I chose Berkeley Law because of the people. Berkeley provides both a personally and academically supportive student body and faculty. There is a wealth of opportunity within Berkeley Law and the Bay Area.

Why are you excited to be a Berkeley Center for Law and Business scholar?
I am excited to be a BCLB scholar because the program offers such a robust and expansive view of how attorneys can be involved in law and business. The role of attorneys in business is ever evolving, and the faculty and curriculum in the BCLB is always looking towards the next evolution.

Who is your hero in the legal profession?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The trajectory of her legal career has led her to be one of the most influential female legal figures, both on the Supreme Court and as a practicing attorney. Her dedication to the work that she does and the passion with which she argues are nothing short of heroic.
Boost your career in 2020

Berkeley Law Executive Education is a leading platform for advancing professional development and connecting legal practitioners, investors, executives, and non-profit leaders through open enrollment and custom programs, as well as free webinars.

Click here for information on our upcoming programs in 2020, including Berkeley Boosts, our free series of monthly webinars (with MCLE credit). Discounts available for Berkeley Law alumni.
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