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Greetings from Berkeley Law! We are pleased to introduce Inter Alia, the resurrection of our monthly alumni newsletter. As the name implies, this is just a small sample of the impressive breadth of scholarship, public service, professional accomplishments, and events that make up the Boalt community.

This is your newsletter, one of many ways to help you stay connected to the law school and our impressive community. Let us know what you think at alumni@law.berkeley.edu.
Moving Forward: A Message from Interim Dean Melissa Murray
Friends, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your support during our recent leadership transition at Berkeley Law. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as interim dean while campus conducts a search for a permanent leader.
Although we have heard from all corners of the great Berkeley Law universe in recent weeks, I am especially grateful to those of you who stepped up in recent weeks to offer encouragement—and gifts—to your alma mater. Your engagement embodies the spirit of support and collaboration that will be crucial as we move forward.

As you can see from this month’s newsletter, our work continues apace at the law school. I look forward to sharing our exciting news with you, and meeting and hearing from you in the months ahead.
Melissa Murray

Alumni Reunion Weekend: Sept. 16-18, 2016
Reunion Committees are now forming for classes ending in 1 and 6. Volunteer leaders play an important role in planning a successful Reunion, encouraging classmates to attend Alumni Weekend, and inspiring classmates to support Berkeley Law—all while getting a head start in reconnecting with former classmates. Contact Holly Fincke (hfincke@law.berkeley.edu) to find out more and join your classmates for the kickoff call.
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Herma Hill Kay was honored with the Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) 2015 Triennial Award for Lifetime Service to Legal Education and the Law.
The Berkeley Law International Human Rights Law Clinic filed a petition against the United States for the death of a Mexican national by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The complaint, filed with co-counsel Alliance San Diego before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, calls for an investigation into the killing and a condemnation of U.S. actions.
Tia Canlas '11, founder of the Alipato Project, a nonprofit that provides legal representation to domestic violence survivors in tort actions against their batterers, is among a growing number of graduates pursuing public interest or public service careers with the support of LRAP.
A coalition of UC Berkeley and Davis law students is assisting the Fair Political Practices Commission in reforming California's campaign finance, lobbying and election ethics code, the Political Reform Act.
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April 14–15:   The 20th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium – Software IP  – In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision in  Alice v. CLS Bank  and its denial of Google’s petition for certiorari in the  Oracle  software copyright case, this event will   consider the implications of these cases, among others, on the software industry. The symposium will include sessions on the roles of patents, copyrights and trade secrecy.
April 15: The 2nd Annual Berkeley Law Sports & Law Conference (7.5 MCLE credits) This full-day event at Cal Memorial Stadium brings together an all-star lineup of sports and law giants, including Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers, PAC 12 GC Woodie Dixon, Former NFL Running Back and current NFL Now Analyst Maurice Jones-Drew, MLS President & Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott '89, and many more.   
April 8:  APALSA Alumni Networking Night –  Berkeley Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) invites you to our second Alumni Networking Night, Friday, April 8, 7–9pm in the Steinhart Courtyard at Berkeley Law School. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Come meet current members and reconnect with alumni.
Partners in Leadership Challenge: May 19–June 30, 2016
Each year, firms and companies with multiple Berkeley Law alumni compete against each other for 100 percent participation in Berkeley Law's annual Partners in Leadership (PiL) Challenge. PiL is a fun and competitive way for Berkeley Law alumni to reconnect with your law school, give back to the institution that gave you the foundation for success. Join together with your Boalt Hall colleagues to support future leaders in the legal profession.

Become a Captain! Within each organization, the Captain(s) inspire Boaltie colleagues to rise to the 100 percent giving challenge and make a meaningful donation to the Law School during the campaign period.  Contact Holly Fincke (hfincke@law.berkeley.edu) to get involved!
Introducing the  Berkeley Corporate Counsel Network (BCCN) , our new networking and CLE group for in-house alumni. Click here to find out about upcoming programming and to get involved.
Back to Boalt: Summer Courses for Alumni at Berkeley Law
Alumni and practicing attorneys can enroll in an extensive list of courses in Business Law, Public Law, Energy & Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, U.S. Law, as well as Professional Skills courses taught by Berkeley Law faculty. Each course lasts between one and three weeks, meeting daily on weekdays typically from 9am to noon.  

Course descriptions, applications and costs are available on the Berkeley Law website You can also email lawcourses@berkeley.edu for more information.
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Marshall S. Zolla '63 published Incorporating Personal Values into Advance Healthcare Directives, Los Angeles Lawyer (at 19) 

Elizabeth Cabraser '78, The Plaintiffs' Lawyer at the Center of Volkswagen Litigation, Dow Jones Business News

David S. Blum '83 was honored with the Diversity Award from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

John Kuo '88 was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Silicon Valley Business Journal Corporate Counsel Awards

Jeffrey L. Bleich '89, Former US Ambassador to Australia, Joins Dentons as Partner

Allan T. Marks ’90, Renewable energy net metering tariff gets green light, LA Daily Journal

Daralyn Durie '92, Mark Lemley '91, David McGowan '90, Michael Page '91, and Ragesh Tangri '91, featured in Icon of IP: Durie Tangri LLP, go-to boutique for Silicon Valley, Law 360

Niloofar (Nejat-Bina) Shepherd '99 joined Creative Artists Agency as an Executive in the Office of the General Counsel

Kevin Bundy '03, 'California Lawyer Attorney of the Year' Award Recognizes Three Center for Biological Diversity Attorneys

Nav Athwal '10, Q&A: RealtyShares CEO Nav Athwal on crowd-funding, Mercury News

Corey Laplante '13 formed The Associates Committee to promote philanthropy and civic engagement among young corporate lawyers


Luke Diamond '16 named Law Student of the Year by National Jurist

Cindy Dinh '16 and Paul Monge '18, Student Duo’s Bill Would Automatically Register State College Students to Vote

Asher Waite-Jones ’16 Helps EBCLC Clinic Score First Victory for Trafficking Victims

Maritza Martin '17 received a Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a program in Europe this summer, using the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on ethics in the legal profession today.

Zachary Nguyen '17 talks OCI success strategy in The National Law Journal’s 2016 Go-To Law Schools Guide

International Human Rights Law Clinic Gains Key Victory for Victims of Colombian Drug Lord

New Study of Online Copyright Disputes Finds Problematic Practices

Kristin Luker: A Thought-Leader in Gender and Reproductive Rights Retires 

Book Shelf
The Firebrand and the First Lady , a new book by by Patricia Bell-Scott, the author of The Notorious RBG , paints the portrait of Pauli Murray LL.M. '45 , an LGBT, women's and civil rights activist ahead of her time. 
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Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror , by Eric Stover, Victor Peskin, and Alexa Koenig of the Berkeley Human Rights Center. From the flight of Nazi war criminals after World War II, to the establishment of the International Criminal Court and pursuit of suspected terrorists after 9/11, the book explores the range of diplomatic and military strategies that states and international courts have adopted to pursue and capture war crimes suspects.
Professor Anne Joseph O'Connell has been named one of five recipients of the campus-wide UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Awardthe campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching.
Alum to clerk for RBG
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has chosen  Karim Kentfield '12  as one of her clerks starting in 2017. A Google software engineer for six years before attending Berkeley Law, Kentfield held two U.S. Court of Appeals clerkships before joining Skadden Arps as a tax attorney in 2014.
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On March 11, LSAD hosted a reception marking a significant moment in Berkeley Law history, the launch of LSAD Alumni Association. The celebration brought together alumni, faculty, staff, and current and admitted students, bridging the LSAD family across generations. The evening also  honored Joyce Hall, a long-time Berkeley Law employee who passed last year leaving behind a legacy of support for LSAD members. View the gallery

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