December 10, 2013
Berkeley Law’s chapter of the Pilipino American Law Society joins a broad campus effort to support those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
December 06, 2013
The Silicon Valley event, co-organized by the law school’s Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, will confront patent law’s hot-button issues.
December 03, 2013
Law and public policy students in a class taught by former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm wow the audience—and judges—with spirited presentations.
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Fighting for Indie Artists
Online platforms such as YouTube enable independent media artists to reach global audiences. An amicus brief filed by the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic in Viacom v. YouTube urges the court to protect these platforms by refusing to lower their standard for liability under copyright law. Lowering that standard, the brief argues, would diminish the richness and diversity of expression available to the public and require burdensome policing of online content.
Hulse Joins Career Development Office >>
Kristen Uhl Hulse has joined Berkeley Law’s Career Development Office as associate director for private sector counseling and programs. An attorney with international firm experience, Hulse has an extensive background in law student career and professional development. After working as a career advisor at Georgetown University Law Center from 2009 to 2011, she spent the past year advising LL.M. students at Berkeley Law. Before transitioning to an attorney-counselor role, Hulse worked in the Washington, D.C., and London offices of Dechert LLP, focusing on investment management and aiding the firm’s pro bono and recruitment efforts. (11/15/13)
Chien ’02 Tapped for White House IP Post >>
Colleen Chien ’02 has been named senior advisor for intellectual property and innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is taking a leave of absence from her position as associate law professor at Santa Clara University to help coordinate science and technology policy across the executive branch. A renowned patent expert, Chien was recently named one of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property by Managing IP magazine. Before entering academia, she practiced law at Fenwick & West, provided strategic consulting at Dean and Company, and worked as a spacecraft engineer at Jet Propulsion Lab. (11/12/13)
Bamberger to Co-Chair Jewish Studies Center >>
Professor Kenneth Bamberger will co-chair UC Berkeley’s new Center for Jewish Studies and lead its undergraduate program. The center will provide academic offerings, sponsor an annual series of endowed lectures, and host visiting scholars who teach undergraduate and graduate courses. It is also developing a new Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies for graduate students and a Jewish Studies minor for undergraduates. Bamberger, faculty director of the law school’s Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society, will help foster collaborations with other campus departments and community organizations. (11/6/13)
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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- Challenges ahead for International Criminal Court, says Eric Stover, leading war crimes expert and faculty director of Berkeley Law's Human Rights Center. (KPBS)
- 'Green' paving helps the bay and human health, argues Michael Kiparsky, associate director of Berkeley Law's Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy. (SF Chronicle)
- Task force report confirms complicity of U.S. medical personnel in torture, writes Alexa Koenig, executive director of the Human Rights Center. (Huffington Post)