Boalt Hall eNews

March 2008

 
     
 
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Highlights of upcoming alumni events. Access the full event calendar and register online, email [email protected] or call 510.643.6673

April 4-6
Boalt's first African-American Alumni Reunion is fast approaching, April 4-6. Spend time together having fun, renewing old friendships and making new connections. Visit the event web site for more information.

April 9
San Francisco Alumni Welcome Reception for Newly Admitted Students

Welcome the class of 2011 with fellow alumni and Boalt’s Director of Admissions, Edward Tom.  Hosted by Sam Miller '75 and his firm Sidley Austin LLP.
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Sidley Austin LLP, San Francisco
To RSVP, email [email protected] or register online here.

April 10
Chicago Alumni Welcome Reception with Newly Admitted Students
Join your fellow alums in welcoming prospective members of Boalt's class of 2011.  This will be a great opportunity for you to share what makes Boalt so special and to catch up with old friends. Hosted by Richard Conviser '62, Founder and Chairman, BAR/BRI.
6 to 8 pm
Location TBA, Chicago
To RSVP, email [email protected] or register online here.

April 15
Boston Alumni Welcome Reception with Newly Admitted Students
Welcome the class of 2011 with fellow alumni and Boalt’s Director of Admissions Edward Tom. Hosted by Rom Watson '83 and his firm Ropes & Gray LLP.
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston
To RSVP, email [email protected] or register online here.

April 24
San Jose/Silicon Valley Alumni Welcome Reception for Newly Admitted Students

Welcome the class of 2011 with fellow alumni and Boalt’s Director of Admissions, Edward Tom. Hosted by Jim McManis '67 at his firm McManis Faulkner & Morgan. This event also features David Estrada '93, assistant general counsel, YouTube.
6 to 8 pm
McManis Faulkner & Morgan, San Jose
To RSVP, email [email protected] or register online here.

May 2
The 2008 Citation Award Dinner is May 2. Join us for a gala celebration honoring three distinguished individuals - including alums Dale Minami '71 and Mallun Yen '95 - whose extraordinary achievements are a tribute to Boalt's excellence. For more information, go here.


 

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Dear Friends,

The spotlight is on alums and students this month. If they're not being honored for their service to the community, they're taking up social justice issues, helping with our important class reunion campaigns or writing books. Enjoy!


African-American Alumni Reunion
Sign up now! There is still time to make plans to join Boalt's African-American alumni community for a weekend of special events, including a reception with admitted and current students and a gala celebration honoring Judge Thelton Henderson '62. Renew old friendships and make new connections. Build bridges with fellow alumni and future generations of Boalt Hall graduates. Visit the event web site for more information.

Citation Award Dinner
The 2008 Citation Award Dinner is May 2. Join us for a gala celebration honoring three distinguished individuals - including alums Dale Minami '71 and Mallun Yen '95 - whose extraordinary achievements are a tribute to Boalt's excellence. For more information, go here.


David Weissbrodt ’69 Receives Riesenfeld Award
A distinguished scholar and longtime champion of human rights, David Weissbrodt ’69 returned to Boalt this month to accept the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to international law. The award honors the memory of Riesenfeld ‘37, who devoted much of his life to the study and practice of international law.

Radhika Sainath ’08 Visits Pakistan to Study State of Emergency
During her many social justice endeavors in various parts of the world, Radhika Sainath ’08 has been tear-gassed, arrested, interrogated, and jailed. So her decision to fly to Pakistan just three days after the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, amid growing turmoil surrounding the presidency of Pervez Musharraf, prompted no second thoughts.


Darius Graham '09 Authors New Book Profiling Those Who Make a Difference
Successful young adults rarely match their triumphs with a proportional level of humility. But Darius Graham '09, who recently became a published author at the ripe old age of 23, remains grounded despite his lofty achievements.
The 2008 Class Reunion Campaign
The 2008 Class Reunion Campaign is now underway with Elizabeth Cabraser ’78—a leading class action litigator and founding partner of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein— serving as overall chair. Elizabeth brings a distinguished record of community service and leadership to the law school’s key annual giving program, which raised more than $6 million last year. Reunion 2008 takes place during Alumni Weekend on September 20. Individual campaign committees are being organized for classes with graduation years that end in a 3 or 8. If you would like to participate, please contact Helaine Schweitzer, Director of Class Campaigns, at 510.642.6937 or send an email to [email protected]
Attending the DNC? The RNC?
Please let us know if you plan to attend the 2008 Democratic or Republican National Conventions. You may be interested in meeting with your fellow graduates who will also be at the conventions. Hearing from you will help the Alumni Center organize a special alumni gathering. Just email [email protected] or call 510.643.6673.

Alumni Notes

Have you 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, that's OK, too. You can still see what everyone else is up to on our improved Class Notes page.

Ken Nielson '65 reports: After a career with Mars, Incorporated in Australia and Asia, I retired and became involved in arts management —classical music, mostly— in a voluntary capacity. This led, in 2002, to my wife and me establishing an opera company in Sydney. We are still not quite sure how this happened as I lack any musical ability. It was, though, a very happy accident—probably the most satisfying thing we have done in our careers. We can recommend music as a second or third career to any Boalt alumnus.
www.pinchgutopera.com.au

Samuel R. Miller '75 of Sidley Austin LLP in San Francisco has been elected to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Legal Aid Society/Employment Law Center. The Society has provided free legal services to the immigrant and low income communities in the Bay Area for over 90 years.

Diane Yu '77 reports: Like many alums, I am finding service on nonprofit boards to be extremely meaningful and stimulating. Currently, I am the president of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, which is the alumni organization and foundation for former White House Fellows. I urge Boalt alums to help identify promising individuals with track records of accomplishment in their chosen field, leadership ability, and community service to apply for the year-long fellowship under a member of the President's Cabinet or White House office. I also sit on the board of Oberlin Colege, the American Management Association and American Bar Foundation.

Erithe Smith '82 reports: I was recently re-appointed by the Ninth Circuit to a second 14-year term as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California, effective May 2, 2008.

Molly Tami '83 reports: On February 1, I began a new position as director of the Pro Bono Program at Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. Chase has instituted a 50-hour pro bono graduation requirement for all law students beginning with the entering class of fall 2008. As director of the program, I will develop pro bono opportunities throughout the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area, and will place and supervise students in a variety of public service settings. It's my dream job!

John L. Johnson III '87 reports: I am currently an Associate and director of English-speaking Client Development with DaemPartners, a French law firm specializing in labor law.

Andrew Lueder '94 reports: In March, I will be joining Standard Chartered Bank's office in New York, moving from the bank's subsidiary in Korea, SC First Bank, where I have headed the Wholesale Bank Legal department since 2005.

Michael Harris '95 reports: In the fall, I will be joining the faculty of The University of Denver's Sturm College of Law as the director of the school's Environmental Law Clinic. I am excited to be returning to the Mile High City, where I lived between 2003 and 2005 as an attorney with the Denver office of Earthjustice.

Mark Goldberg '96 reports: We've moved to Las Vegas! From Switzerland to Newfoundland to Florida and now at home in Las Vegas. Susan and Zoey (now almost 2 years old) and I are all settling in and would love to hear from you.

Michelle Watts Zagazeta '04 has recently been appointed to the Editorial Board of The Trademark Reporter, the official journal of the International Trademark Association.



 

 

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