October 15, 2014
Berkeley Law students from working-class families find common ground and valuable programs to help navigate the law-school landscape.
October 08, 2014
Tammy Smith, who has served in Afghanistan, Costa Rica, and Panama during her 26-year military career, draws a standing ovation at Berkeley Law.
October 02, 2014
An expert on diversity and inclusion, Plaut discusses her new Scientific American article while leading two sessions at the World Economic Forum in China.
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Tort Law Across Borders
Austrian Professor Helmut Koziol will deliver Berkeley Law’s bi-annual John Fleming Lecture Oct. 29 at 11:15 am. He is the eighth winner of the Fleming Prize, which honors the former Berkeley Law professor and renowned torts expert. One of Europe’s top comparative law scholars, Koziol will discuss harmonizing tort law across legal borders—mainly among European Union nations. He has served as managing director of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law since its launch in 1999.
Hiatt ’09 Wins Pro Bono Service Award >>
Keith Hiatt ’09 has won the President’s Pro Bono Service Award from the State Bar of California. Created in 1983, the award honors those who excel in providing free legal services to low-income clients. A solo practitioner and Ph.D. student in Berkeley Law’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, Hiatt has volunteered hundreds of hours with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. His work has included advocating for safe and healthy housing conditions, defending unlawful evictions, protecting tenants against unlawful landlord behavior, and recovering security deposits. (9/19/14)
Robbins Collection Creates Student Award >>
The Robbins Collection, a leading international center for comparative legal and historical studies, has established the Lloyd McCullough Robbins Award for second- and third-year Berkeley Law students. To become eligible for the award, students need to submit an unpublished research paper on a comparative law or legal history topic of their choice by Jan. 31, 2015. Participants must include Robbins Collection holdings, or the Berkeley Law Library’s foreign, comparative, or international works, as source material for their research. More information about the new award is available here. (8/28/14)
Schraub Named First Darling Fellow >>
David Schraub has been named Berkeley Law’s Darling Fellow, a new annual fellowship funded by a major gift from the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation. Schraub will spend a year at the law school and teach Constitutional Law this spring. A 2011 University of Chicago Law School high honors graduate, he taught Anti-Discrimination Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Illinois before clerking for U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diana Murphy. Schraub then joined Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. He has authored several articles, including one in the California Law Review on “sticky slopes”—when social movements act to block, instead of enable, further policy goals. (8/18/14)
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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October 27: 2014 Kadish Lecture: Thomas Scanlon on Equality of Opportunity
October 27: Jefferson Memorial Graduate Lecture: Were the Framers Right About Constitutional Design?
October 29: 2014 Fleming Lecture: Is Harmonizing Tort Law in the European Union Possible?
- Once government has access to data, only a matter of time before it's abused, says Catherine Crump. (CNN)
- Eric Biber says Australia’s repeal of carbon tax is bad news for the environment. (Legal Planet)
- Ian Haney-López says stoking fear about ISIS in Mexico is now standard Republican fare. (Moyers & Co.)