January 26, 2015
Berkeley Law’s International and Executive Legal Education program provides week-long training sessions on U.S. and Intellectual Property Law.
January 20, 2015
First annual conference tackles legal challenges unique to lawyers handling West Coast mergers and acquisitions.
January 16, 2015
Jim Dempsey heads the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and Jordan Diamond ’08 returns to lead the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.
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Restoring Madison’s Vision
Renowned civil liberties attorney Burt Neuborne will speak at Berkeley Law Feb. 6 as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. In his new book, Neuborne argues that the Supreme Court’s misguided interpretation of the First Amendment strays from its original principles set forth by President James Madison. The founding director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Neuborne has argued before the Supreme Court and litigated hundreds of key constitutional cases.
Lemon ’80 Hailed for Domestic Violence Work >>
Nancy Lemon ’80, who directs the Domestic Violence Practicum at Berkeley Law, was recently given the American Society of Criminology’s Praxis Award. The annual award honors those who increase the quality of justice for groups that have experienced class, ethnic, gender, racial, and sexual disparities in policing and punishment. Earlier in 2014, Lemon also received the Abby J. Liebman Award from the California Women’s Law Center, as well as the Lady Justice Innovator Award from the Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley. Lemon pioneered the study of domestic violence in law schools and authored the subject’s seminal textbook. (1/16/15)
Pineda ’77 Named One of Most Powerful Latinas >>
People en Español magazine has named Patricia Salas Pineda ’77 one of the 25 most powerful Latinas of 2014. The highest-ranking Hispanic executive at Toyota North America, the world’s largest automaker, Pineda is group vice president of Hispanic business strategy. She joined Toyota in 2004 as group vice president of corporate communications and general counsel, and later oversaw its national philanthropy efforts. Previously, Pineda spent 20 years at New United Motor Manufacturing, a corporate joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, where she was vice president of human resources, government, and legal affairs. (1/13/15)
Connolly ’88 Joins Marin County Supervisors >>
Damon Connolly ’88 began his elected position this week on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. Connolly has served in several public policy positions, including chair of the Marin Energy Authority’s Board of Directors, vice mayor and city council member in San Rafael, and president of San Rafael’s Dixie School District Board. A certified mediator, he was a partner at Girard Gibbs before starting his own practice in 2008. As a Supervising Deputy Attorney General for California, Connolly prosecuted energy companies that engaged in fraudulent practices. Those efforts resulted in a $1.6 billion settlement, the largest of its kind. (1/9/15)
Christina Swarns is the director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's Criminal Justice Project. She spoke on "Post-Racial America: The View from Death Row" at a recent Henderson Center Rutch Chance Lecture. Watch here »
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January 31: Public Interest/Public Sector Career Day
February 6: Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series: Burt Neuborne
February 12: Miller Institute Symposium: Torture, Security, and Law
- Pope Francis' declaration of Father Serra as a saint is an insult to Native Americans and an injustice to history, says scholar Tony Platt. (LA Times)
- The march for jobs and freedom continues: A daughter walks in her mother's footsteps, by Tirien Steinback, executive director of the East Bay Community Law Center. (CELA Voice)
- Abortion law: Roe was right, but McRae was wrong, says Jill Adams, executive director of the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice. (Ms. Magazine)