August 5Bay Area Alumni Exclusive - Best Practices for
Applying to Law SchoolOffered exclusively to the family and friends of
Boalt Hall graduates, Boalt's Assistant Dean of Admissions, Edward Tom, will provide best
practices on applying to law school. Hosted by Peter Benvenutti '74 at his firm, Heller Ehrman.
6 to 8 pmHeller Ehrman,
To RSVP, email email@example.com or register online here, or call 510.643.6673.
August 7Los Angeles Alumni Exclusive - Best Practices
for Applying to Law School
Offered exclusively to the family and friends of
Boalt Hall graduates, Boalt's Assistant Dean of Admissions Edward Tom will provide best
practices on applying to law school. Hosted by Matt Kline '99 at his firm, O'Melveny & Myers LLP.6 to 8 pmO'Melvany & Myers LLP, Los Angeles
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online here, or call 510.643.6673.
Join fellow Boalt
alumni from the Denver
area for a reception during the Democratic National Convention!
5 to 7 pmSullivan Steak House, Denver
To RSVP, email email@example.com or register online here, or call 510.643.6673.
California State Bar Annual Meeting Alumni Reception
Save the Date! Make plans to join us for a special alumni reception at the 2008 California State Bar Annual Meeting.
6 to 8 pm
More information coming soon!
Summer? What summer? While many people are off enjoying summer vacations, the law school is hard at work hiring new leaders for key positions, creating a new research center or two, and preparing for Alumni Weekend. We've also been chugging away at building a spiffy new web site. Look for that to launch next month. Until then, enjoy this month's eNews.
|Alumni Weekend & Reunion 2008, September 18-20
Alumni Weekend is only a few short months away, so register today! Learn more about our exciting program, "Democracy in Real Time: How the Events of 2008 Are Redefining the Political Landscape." If you graduated in a year ending in 3 or 8, reconnect with your classmates by submitting a yearbook entry. More details about the weekend can be found here. Hope to see you in September!
Anders Yang Joins School as New Assistant Dean for Advancement
and Alumni Relations
Yang is the law school's new assistant dean for advancement
and alumni relations, the position previously held by Louise Epstein. Yang is a graduate of Cal
('91, Phi Beta Kappa and high honors in Economics) and Harvard Law School
('94 cum laude). He comes to us from Harvard University, where he is senior
director for capital giving for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.
he worked for Harvard
as an externship coordinator, admissions officer, associate director of
relations, and director of the Western Regional Office for fundraising
He began life as an associate
in the Los Angeles
office of Skadden Arps Slate
Meagher & Flom. He
has an impressive range of experiences, a deep affection for Berkeley, and
familiarity with Harvard-scale fundraising ambitious.
And There's More Leadership News ...
Annik Hirshen will be joining the school as new assistant dean of student affairs. Hirshen is a Hastings graduate who brings a wealth
experience to the position. After a brief stint in practice, she came
to the Berkeley
campus to work
with students, first in the residential and family living area, then in undergraduate and campus life. From
there she became special assistant to the vice president for student affairs at
the U.C. Office of the President. For
the past few years, she has been assistant dean for graduate studies at
Meanwhile, Professors Goodwin Liu and Bob
Berring have agreed to serve as associate deans. Liu replaces Howard
Shelanski as associate dean for the JD program and Curriculum
Planning while Shelanski is on leave for a year. Berring will take on, and shape, a new portfolio as associate dean
for student affairs.
New Summer LL.M program
Boalt is launching a new summer LL.M. (Master of Laws)
program in May 2009. International students who already hold a professional law
degree will be able to earn an LL.M. by attending two consecutive summers--for
six months of condensed course work--rather than a full academic year.
program targets busy foreign executives who may find it easier to take summers
off for advanced legal study. It's also a boon to students who may be turned
away from the traditional nine-month academic term due to limited enrollment.
The deadline to apply for the 50 slots in the inaugural
2009-2010 summer session is September 30, 2008. Classes will begin in mid-May
and end in mid-August, for a total of six months over two summers. Visit the summer LL.M web page for more information.
Partners in Leadership 2008 - There's Still Time to Get Involved
Good news! Our program for groups of five or more Boalt graduates in
a law firm or organization office has extended its closing deadline
through July 31. There is still time for your group to join with the
21 others whose giving participation among Boalt graduates is 100% --
winning an invitation to Spotlight on Leadership, a reception and
student meet/greet, to be held this August. Check out the program web page.
Berkeley CHEFS Joins List of Research Centers
The expansion of Berkeley Law's multi-disciplinary research
centers continues with the founding of the Berkeley Center
on Health, Economic & Family Security (Berkeley CHEFS), the first law
school center to focus exclusively on problems faced by American workers and
center is led by three faculty co-chairs and an executive director: Professor
Jacob Hacker, Political Science, who brings a deep research agenda on health
care and family economic security; Professor Mary Ann Mason, School of Social
Welfare, a preeminent scholar in women's inequality and work-family issues; Professor
Stephen Sugarman, School of Law, whose influential work includes a range of
issues from economic security for workers and families to public health and
education reform; and executive director Ann O'Leary, who brings vast federal
government policy experience in the executive and legislative branches and
public litigation experience from her work at the San Francisco City Attorney's
Berkeley CHEFS will conduct research to develop and advance
measures that address economic insecurity faced by Americans of all ages and
incomes. Its five main areas of focus are: (1) defining economic risks faced by
working families; (2) increasing health security through promoting universal
health coverage at the national, state and local levels; (3) developing better
protections for workers who are voluntarily or involuntarily on leave from
their jobs; (4) supporting working families in a flexible workplace; and (5) ensuring
that seniors can be secure in their retirement years.
2008 Cal Football Tickets -
Go to www.CalBears.com/groupwindow
to purchase discounted single game tickets of $34 in stadium areas reserved for
alumni. The ID is "BOALT" and password
is "BOALT." Please note: Tickets for the
October 25 UCLA and November 22 Stanford games are not available through the
Boalt ticket window. Go Bears!
DNC Alumni Reception in Denver - August 24
We hope you will join us at an alumni reception in Denver during the
Convention on Sunday, August 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sullivan's Steak
House, 1745 Wazee Street, Denver. Please RSVP online here, email
or call 510.643.6673.
Attending the RNC?
We are planning an alumni reception during the Republican National
Convention in Minneapolis,
as well. Date and venue will be
announced soon. If you are planning to
attend the RNC, please let us know! Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.643.6673.
Recruiting & Promoting Women - A Celebration
of Women in the Law
The Boalt Hall Women's Association
invites all alumni to join over one hundred employers to celebrate the
accomplishments of women in the law. The event takes place on Thursday, August 27 from 5:00-7:00pm in
the Steinhart Courtyard at Boalt Hall. Jayne
E. Fleming '00, Pro Bono Counsel to Reed Smith and leader of the firm's human rights team, will be the keynote speaker. Meet the women of Boalt
Hall and discuss the advances that women have made and the struggles they
continue to face in the legal community. For more information and to
RSVP, go to http://bhwa.boalt.org/rpw/.
Calling All Former McBaine Moot Court Competitors
The James Patterson McBaine Moot Court Competition will be holding its first
Alumni and Student Social this fall on Wednesday, November 5 at Boalt
Hall. Learn about what's been going on with the competition in the last
few years, socialize with former competitors, current students and Dean
Christopher Edley Jr., and be there for the release of this year's case.
For more information about this event or if you have any information about past
competitions or competitors from your year, please email McBaine.Competition@gmail.com.
Monique Drew '09 and Shalini
Swaroop '09 are this year's recipients of the Cynthia Boles Dailard Public Interest Summer Fellowship for their
demonstrated commitment to working in the public sector and desire to pursue
a public interest career. Drew is working for Legal Momentum (formerly the
National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund) while Swaroop
is interning at the ACLU Women's Rights Project. The Fellowship honors Dailard
'90, who died at age 38 in December 2006.
A powerful women's rights and public health advocate, Dailard
was a senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute in Washington, D.C.,
a nonprofit group devoted to women's sexual and reproductive health issues. She
had served as a Special Assistant to the President in the Clinton White House
and as a legislative assistant and counsel to Senator Olympia Snowe. Her
memorial service was attended by more than 500 mourners, including many members
of her law school graduating class. The Fellowship was established with a lead
gift of $25,000 from Dailard's classmate, Michael Kagnoff, a partner at DLA
Piper in San Diego
who has been listed in the 2005, 2006, and 2007 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.
Boalt Boot Camp
Thinking about a career in law
teaching? Planning to go "on the market" this fall or the next? If you are a
Berkeley Law alum interested in a teaching career--whether you're committed,
or just curious--you are invited to the second annual "Boalt Boot Camp." The
BBC is a free, day-long workshop on how to get a tenure-track academic job in
law. It's held August 22, from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. in the Dean's Seminar Room at Boalt. The workshop includes information on
how to prepare for a teaching career, what to expect at the American
Association of Law Schools hiring conference and "job talk" do's and don'ts. It also includes a mock job talk and mock interview in front of Boalt faculty,
who will participate in character and then offer constructive suggestions.
If you are interested in
attending the August BBC, please send an email to Professor Angela Harris, email@example.com. In your
email, please let us know your year of graduation from Berkeley Law, your research and teaching interests, what year you plan to apply for law
school teaching jobs (if you've decided), and whether you would also like to
be added to the BBC email list for academic job listings, future BBC events,
Law School Seeks Executive Director for New Center
The law school is seeking an executive director for a new center, the Center for Public Policy and Law. The executive director will serve as the primary manager of the center, supervising and managing activities associated with reaching,
serving, and engaging external constituencies through programs, events,
products, and services. Constituencies
include faculty, students, alumni, government, industry, as well as the general
public. More information, including a complete job description is available on the law school web site.
Berkeley Law and International Arbitration
Ten graduates of Boalt Hall attended the Annual Workshop of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, held in Dallas on June 19th. Professor David Caron, the chair of the institute, notes with great Boalt pride that these graduates span nearly forty years, from the class of '61 to the class of '10. They are, from left to right: James E. Castello '86 (Dewey & Leboeuf, Paris), Steven L. Smith '83 (O'Melveny & Meyers, San
Francisco), Cameron Holland '06 (U.S. Department of State), Tom
Klitgaard '61 (Dillingham Murphy, San Francisco), Rebecca Callaway '10
(Boalt Hall) , Robert Mockler '98 (Hennigan Bennett & Dorman, Los
Angeles), Sharla Draemel '06 (U.S. Department of State), Professor
Christopher Gibson '88 (Suffolk Law School), Ruth Teitelbaum LLM '02
(Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer, New York City), and Professor David D.
moved to a new city or job? Do you have a baby on the way? Did you get
a promotion? Keep your fellow alums up-to-date with your important life
changes by submitting a Class Note. We'll publish your news on the web and/or the alumni magazine, Transcript. And if you don't have anything new to report, just browse our Class Notes page.
Rajiv Vrudhula '02 has recently
joined Axiom, a new model professional services firm focused on the high-end
legal market, at the firm's New York
Prior to joining Axiom, Vrudhula was a corporate associate
with Baker & Hostetler where he represented lenders in secured loan
transactions, manufacturing companies in stock and asset acquisitions, and real
estate funds in joint ventures.
Lauren Sudar '02,
Jonathan Stern '02 and
Brooke Eisenhart '03, all of Dreier Stein
Kahan Browne Woods George LLP, were named as 2008 California Super Lawyers
Southern California Rising Stars, published annually in
the July issue of Los Angeles Magazine and the Southern California Super Lawyer
- Rising Stars Edition, recognizes young and promising attorneys throughout Southern California for their work in specific practices.
Rising Stars are up-and-coming Southern California
attorneys who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for less than ten
years. Only 2.5 percent of Southern California
attorneys were bestowed this honor.
Rebecca (Hardiman) O'Brien '04
is in her fourth year in the corporate department of Ropes & Gray, the
Boston-based firm. She and her husband, John O'Brien, recently welcomed their
first child, George Hardiman O'Brien, who was born on August 17, 2007. They
live in Brookline and would be happy to
reconnect with any Berkeley Law grads in the Boston area.
Michael D. Jay '02 reports: As
of August, 2008, I will be an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation
group at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP's new office in Los Angeles.
Steven Gonzales '91 shares his
news: I have just been elected to another four-year term as a King County
Superior Court Judge in Seattle.
Michael Kwun '98 writes: I've
had a busy year. My wife Sigrid and I got married in May 2007, and our son
Anders was born in April 2008. And now, in June 2008, I've left my job at
Google as managing counsel, litigation to join the Electronic Frontier
Foundation as a Senior Intellectual Property Staff Attorney.
Chandra Lekha Sriram '94 has
recently published Peace as Governance: Power-Sharing, Armed Groups and
Contemporary Peace Negotiations. This book critically analyzes one key set of
negotiation incentives used in peace agreements: inclusion of armed groups in
structures of power. She writes: "Though I loosely term these incentives as
'power-sharing', they are much broader than traditional power-sharing, and rely
on explicit institutionalization of the state and the use of state
institutions. These negotiation incentives can involve inclusion of previously
excluded or outlawed groups as legitimate political parties, sharing of
resources with such groups, inclusion of former combatants in reformed military
or police forces, and offers of partial or complete autonomy. The book, drawing
upon studies in Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Colombia, demonstrates the
limitations and even dangers of using such strategies." For more information,
you can visit the publisher's Web site:
Chandra Sriram holds the Chair in Human Rights and is the
director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University
of East London, School of Law.
Jennifer R. McClure '95 recently
joined Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP in the firm's growing real
estate and environmental litigation practice group, as special counsel.
McClure, who is experienced in litigating a broad range of complex civil litigation
issues, specializes in the trial of eminent domain and inverse condemnation
matters, including pre-condemnation delay and loss of business goodwill. In her
practice, she has represented a variety of corporations, landowners and public
agencies in real estate valuation law and environmental disputes. Ms. McClure
was previously employed at Nossaman, Guthner, Knox and Elliot LLP.
Andrew Winer '85 reports:
"For the past year I have served as Barack Obama's state director for Hawaii. In the Hawaii caucuses, Obama
won with 76 percent of the vote. I will be traveling to Denver as an Obama delegate, and continuing
as the state director for the general election."
Mori Rubin '80 has been selected as deputy regional attorney of the
National Labor Relations Board's Region 31 Office in Los Angeles.
Rubin had been serving as a Supervisory Field Attorney in Region 31 prior to
her appointment. In her new position, she will assist Regional Director James
McDermott in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations
Act in Los Angeles and six other counties in Southern California.
Ms. Rubin started her career with the Agency in October
1980 as a field attorney in Region 31. She became a supervisory field attorney
in May 2007.
Ann Z. Cook '69,
retired July 1 as an administrative law judge in Washington, DC,
after 30 years of federal service. She practiced law in Marin
County for five years before moving to
with her husband and their two sons. In 1978, she joined the enforcement
division of the Commodity Futures Trading Administration. She became an ALJ
with the Social Security Administration in 1984, then served successively with
the Department of Transportation, Office of Occupational Health & Safety
Review Commission, and the Office of Financial Institution Adjudication,
hearing cases from FDIC, Federal Reserve Board, Comptroller of the Currency,
and other banking agencies. In retirement, she plans to spend more time with
her children (Nicholas is a manager at New York Times Digital, Benjamin is financing
solar projects at SunPower Corp.) and her grandchildren and to travel
extensively with her husband of 41 years.
Elbert A. "Bert" Hugill, Jr. '33
celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at his home in San Diego on June 7,
2008. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1930. Bert was the Order of the Coif
at Boalt. His wife, Barbara-Lu White Hugill, was vice president of the student
body at Cal
in her graduation year of 1932. Bert's father, E.A. Hugill, Sr., was superintendent of buildings and grounds for the UC system. Bert was born on
Bert was a VP and corporate secretary of Shell Oil from
1958 to 1968, preceded by the longest span of service by any Shell attorney in
the legal department in San Francisco and New York City. He retired
from Shell in 1968, having had the most fun in his career as head of Shell's
Wonderful World of Golf.
Bert was honored by Roger Heyns, Chancellor of the
University, in 1968 for "Distinguished Achievements and Notable Service to the