september 2016 // contact // give // archive 
On behalf of the Alumni Center, Boalt Hall Alumni Association, faculty, staff, students, and Interim Dean Melissa Murray, thank you to the more than 600 alumni, family and friends who came out to celebrate Boalt ARW 2016! We hope you enjoyed reuniting with classmates and catching up with the amazing place that Berkeley Law is today. Here's the first batch of photos from the festivities (pictured: Class of 2006 in the photo booth). We can't wait to see you again next year!
// what's new
Our faculty recently hosted students and professors from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for training to help implement Mexico’s transition to US-like oral adversarial trials.
A new slate of one-credit business law courses includes Representing Professional Athletes, taught by Greg Genske '98, executive director of The Legacy Agency’s baseball division, and Negotiating Hollywood Contracts, taught by Linda Lichter '76, a powerhouse dealmaker.
East Bay Community Law Center Housing Program Director Laura Lane '96 and Lindsey Quock '17 earned victory against the landlord of a low-income residential hotel in Oakland’s Chinatown who intentionally made the property uninhabitable to drive tenants out.
Renowned corporate and business law scholars, a political theorist, the co-author of three criminal law casebooks, a death penalty expert, and a legal advisor to a justice of the Israeli Supreme Court bolster our f aculty this year.  
Welcome Class of 2019!
Judge Jon S. Tigar '89 administered the Oath of Professionalism to the newest members of the Berkeley Law community. View gallery from welcome week festivities.
// in brief
Judge J. Clifford Wallace '55 to Receive the 2016 American Inns of Court A. Sherman Christensen Award, Business Wire 

John Douglas Bernard '65Timing is Everything...


Elizabeth Cabraser '78 wins her 13th “Top 100 Lawyers in California” Award

Mark T. Harris '81 Black Lives Matter (Equally) should be our motto , The Fresno Bee

Robert A. Chapman '85, Law firm co-founder takes volunteering to the court, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 


Christopher Stevens '88 appointed chief counsel at the  California Department of Technology



Ann Tweedy '99The Body's Alphabet, Headmistress Press (July 25, 2016)



Nick Salazar '08 Triathlon entrepreneur rolls out first bike frame , BusinessDen


Luke Bernthal '12  appointed  Deputy District Attorney for Humbolt County , News Channel 3

Maria Sofia Corona Gómez '14Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor, Fresno Bee

In Memoriam: Howard Pilch '72
We are saddened to announce that Howard David Pilch, of Beverly Hills, California passed away at the age of 69 on August 30. A proud and true blue Boalt Hall (1972) and UC Berkeley (1969) alumnus, Howard waved the Cal banner throughout his distinguished 40-year career as a family law attorney in Los Angeles.

His love for UC Berkeley was apparent in all that he did, including wearing his Cal watch and proudly showing his Cal cellphone cover (as he did when he visited the Boalt Hall Alumni Center this past July). He loved to bring his children and grandchildren to visit campus and attend football games with everyone decked out in their Cal gear.

Howard's most meaningful accomplishments in life were his devotion to his family and his involvement and lifetime commitment to the Los Angeles Jewish community.  He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife Kathe, his 99 year old mother Rose Pilch, daughter Jessica (Mark) Samuel and Rebecca (George) Greenberg, step-daughter Kimberlee Walbourne and his four grandchildren (Chason, Eleanor, Sienna and Oliver) who were his most treasured souls.
// connect
Oct. 6: The 9th Annual Privacy Lecture — At this year’s annual privacy lecture, Yale Law School Dean (and former Berkeley Law professor) Robert Post will examine the recent decision of  Google Spain,  which imposed EU fair information practices on Google search engines in the name of a   “Right to Be Forgotten.”
Oct. 7:  Alumni Reception & Discussion with ABA Legal Education Section — Meet with ABA representatives during their site visit of Berkeley Law, for an informal discussion on the law school and alumni community. RSVP by Oct. 4.
Oct. 17: Honolulu Reception with Interim Dean Melissa Murray   — Join fellow Boalties for a reception at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing. Please  RSVP by Oct. 12
Oct. 8-21: VC Unlocked: Deal Camp at Berkeley Law –  We are excited to host VC Unlocked #DealCamp, in partnership with Cal Innovators and 500 Startups! Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns. Apply now!
Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Fundamentals of Banking Law —  UC Berkeley School of Law is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Fundamentals of Banking Law (formerly Banking Law Basics), an intensive 2 ½ day program designed to familiarize participants with the basics of banking law, including the critical policies, concepts and regulations that have shaped 150 years of banking law, and the intersection of financial services and technology.
DEAN SEARCH SURVEY
As we prepare to launch the search for the next Dean of Berkeley Law, search consultants from Isaacson Miller will be visiting campus on  September 28 and 29  to meet with many constituent groups from Boalt Hall. For alumni, the following opportunities are available:

Wednesday, Sept. 28: 

  • 1-2 pm - Alumni Dial-in session using Isaacson Miller's teleconference (Dialing instructions: 1-866-590-3642; Meeting code *6583408* (must dial star before and after)
  • 6-7 pm - Alumni meet with IM team, Room 297, Goldberg Room, refreshments provided

Even if you cannot join these meetings, we encourage you to submit feedback using the confidential survey link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BerkeleyLawDean. Please complete the survey by Monday, Sept. 26 at 8:00am PT.

Recruiting Alumni Ambassadors
Cal's annual Big Give day of giving is coming up on Nov. 17. This year's theme is "The Berkeley Effect." We're asking our alumni to share your stories about how Berkeley Law affected your life, and how you have paid it forward to your clients, community and the world. 
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