Reception at the State Bar Annual Meeting with Holly Fujie '78
Be sure to join us for this special
reception at the California State Bar Annual Meeting! Hear from
State Bar President Holly Fujie '78 and network with fellow alumni and
catch up with old friends. The
reception will take place from 6pm to 8pm at
Fleming's Steakhouse, 380
K Street, just a few blocks from the
Grand Hyatt. To RSVP, sign up online here,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Alumni Center
Los Angeles Alumni Event with Haas: "Real Estate: Where from Here?"
Hear from real estate experts as they discuss the current and future residential and commercial real estate markets. Panelists include Haas Professor Robert Edelstein, Dr. Chris Thornberg, Principal of Beacon Economics, and Richard K Green, director of the Lusk Real Estate Center at USC. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard (near 405), Los Angeles. For more information and to register, click here. Please be sure to identify yourself as a Boalt alumni.
Bar Association of San Francisco Panel on Academic Careers
The Bar Association of San Francisco invites you to learn about becoming a law professor. Panelists will discuss how to obtain various faculty positions, their professional paths, and what their experiences have been as minority professors. This seminar is applicable for all levels of attorneys within the legal profession and is free of charge. It will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the BASF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco. Please RSVP to email@example.com by September 25. For more information, click here.
October 16, 2009
Washington DC Alumni
Reception featuring CHEFS and the Warren Institute
Learn about what's new at The Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security (CHEFS) and The Chief Justice Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, and meet Boalt students in the UCDC Law program. Faculty guests include Goodwin Liu, Mary Ann Mason, Ann O'Leary, and Steve Sugarman. The
reception will hosted by Wendy Krasner '78 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, One
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 1100
RSVP online here,
call 510.643.6673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 19, 2009
SF Alumni Reception
and CLE Talk, "Regulatory Barriers to Renewables in California"
Save the date for an alumni reception and panel discussion,
"Regulatory Barriers to Renewables in California." The
reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bingham McCutchen, Three Embarcadero
Center, 28th Floor in San Francisco. Special thanks to William Kissinger '87 for
hosting at Bingham McCutchen. RSVP online here, call 510.643.6673, or email email@example.com.
2009 - Register Today!|
All-Alumni Reunion is just one month away, so register now! A packed program full of exciting events
spanning both sides of the San Francisco Bay has been planned for you from October 8-11. Check out the full schedule of events here and see who's coming here.
Earn CLE! Hear from Boalt
professors and alumni as they discuss some of
the hottest topics of the day, including the legal issues facing the
California wine industry, the reconstruction of the U.S. financial system, a review of the recent U.S.
Supreme Court term, and the future of U.S. energy and environmental
policy. Earn up to 4 general CLE credits
for just $125!
Attend Free Events! Take
advantage of the free events during All-Alumni Reunion. The weekend kicks off on Thursday with the
Gala Welcome Reception at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. On Friday, get an inside look into White
House Fellowships, drink tea with the leaders of Boalt's student journals and
organizations, and take hard-hat tours of the South Addition construction. Finally, on Saturday, hear an insider's view of the current
state of the fiscal and governance crisis in California, with Boalt's Dean Christopher Edley, former UC Regent Gerald Parsky, California Senator Joe Simitian '77, and
Professor David Gamage.
Celebrate! Enjoy a wine
tasting on Friday with wines donated by Boalt alumni. On Saturday, have lunch with friends and faculty
and hear from Boalt Hall Alumni Association president James McManis '67. Dance and
dine the night away with classmates and faculty at the Gala Reception and Dinner, featuring Jeff Bleich '89, at the
historic Palace Hotel, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary
Reunite! Special reunion
celebrations will be held throughout the weekend for alumni in class years
ending in 4 and 9. Click here to learn more. All graduates from classes 1959 and earlier
are invited to the Golden Circle
breakfast on Saturday hosted by Borden Price '50 with Professor Richard Buxbaum
'53 and archivist William Bennemann.
Give! A Message from Terry
O'Reilly '69, Chair, 2009 Reunion Campaign
All-Alumni Reunion is fast approaching
and we hope to see you in Berkeley and San Francisco in four
short weeks! Thanks to the hard work of
our nearly 100 alumni volunteers -- spanning five decades at Boalt -- I am
pleased to report that reunion campaigns are making great progress. We urge you to support Boalt's preeminence as
the nation's top-ranked public law school by making a gift now. If you graduated in a class ending in 4 or 9,
consider making a special gift
in honor of your Boalt anniversary!
Career Development Office Welcomes New Attorney Counselors
As part of its diligent efforts to help students and alumni
during the economic downturn, Boalt's Career Development Office has added
Robert White and Alex Lee '04 as attorney counselors. White is the
school's first Director of Alumni Career Services, and Lee will share public
interest career programming and advising responsibilities with fellow attorney
counselor Linda Maranzana '02. Read the complete story here.
Nominate Your Colleagues for the BHAA Awards
The Boalt Hall Alumni Association annually recognizes the achievements of the
law school community at a gala celebration each spring. You can help
distinguish your peers by nominating individuals for the Citation Award,
Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award and Young Alumni Award. Just click here to learn more about the
awards and to submit your nominations. The 2010 BHAA awards will be
presented at the Citation Award Dinner on Friday, April 30, at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco.
Upgrades to the Loan
Repayment Assistance Program
As part of its ongoing effort to assist students and alumni
amid the current economic crisis, Boalt has upgraded its Loan Repayment
Assistance Program (LRAP)-already one of the most generous among U.S. law
schools. Starting in January, LRAP will
provide up to 10 years of unlimited support for repaying law school student
loan debt for graduates who earn less than $65,000 per year in law-oriented
public interest or government jobs. More
information about the new plan, made possible by a loan repayment option under
the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act, is available here.
Koret Interactive Learning Center Brings the World to Boalt Hall
the Koret Foundation completed their generous $1.5 million
gift to Boalt Hall to create the Koret Interactive Learning Center, a 60-person,
multi-purpose room located in the heart of the law school. This state-of-the-art learning environment
has been used as a classroom, complete with audio-visual capabilities, since August
2008 and as a video-conferencing facility since spring 2009. Carefully
planned for flexibility and scalability, the classroom shines both as a
comprehensive high-tech local classroom as well as a premier distance learning
resource. For the full story, please click here.
Check out this time-lapse video of
the excavation and construction of the new South Addition. Also, the new West Terrace was completed this
summer, and students are already taking advantage of its new umbrella tables! Keep updated on Boalt's construction projects here.
Boalt plans to further strengthen its emphasis on practical
legal training under the new Director of Professional Skills, David Oppenheimer. Having bolstered its professional skills program in
recent years, the school has now taken another step by hiring the program's
first full-time leader. The decision to bring aboard David Oppenheimer signals
a growing emphasis on cultivating the practical training needed to perform
quality legal work. Read the full article here.
New Alumni Challenge
We are pleased to announce that Boalt Hall, the nation's
top-ranked public law school, benefits from a powerful new fundraising
initiative that will quadruple all gifts to Boalt made by recent alumni and
students. The UC Berkeley Foundation
Board of Trustees recently instituted the New Alumni Challenge, which
provides a 3-to-1 match for all money donated to Boalt by new alumni. This means that for every $1 you give to Boalt
Hall, Boalt receives $4. Kick it up a notch and your $1,000 gift to Boalt turns
Any recent Boalt graduate (Classes of 2005 to 2009), or any Boalt student
graduating in 2010, is eligible and urged to participate in the match. All gifts
up to $1,000 qualify, and the program will run through June 30, 2010. Please give to Boalt right now,
and watch as your gift is quadrupled by the New Alumni Challenge! If you have
questions, please contact Andrew Kaufteil at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Order your copy of
the 2010 Boalt Hall Alumni Directory!
Confirm your listing and order your 2010 Boalt Hall Alumni Directory by
calling Harris Connect at 1.800.414.4603 before October 26. The directory
will contain listings of Boalt Hall graduates and the business and personal
information they elect to provide. The
first stage of information gathering has completed, and now is your opportunity
to determine what you would like shared with your classmates. The directory is
a limited edition print run so please purchase yours before October
26. Hardbound books are $89.99, and softbound copies are $69.99,
plus shipping and tax. Less expensive CD versions are also available. For questions about the project, please
contact Megan Smith, director of Alumni Relations, at 510.642.0612 or email@example.com.
for Alums Working in Energy, Climate Change or Clean Technology
The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) invites interested
alums to check out the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) - a multi-disciplinary 2,000-member
organization bringing together UC Berkeley students, researchers, alumni and
other professionals working in all aspects of energy and resources. In addition
to hosting numerous events on and near campus to which alumni are always
encouraged to come, BERC maintains an active Alumni Network which hosts events
and programs specifically for UC Berkeley alums. Boalt Hall graduates are
also encouraged to participate in BERC's student-alumni mentorship programs,
attend career-focused events and social gatherings, and help update its Career
Guide for Energy, Climate and Cleantech Law. You can join BERC here,
or email its VP of Alumni for
more information about the BERC Alumni Network and to be added to its mailing
Join the Boalt
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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.
James McManis '67,
Boalt Hall Alumni Association president and a founding partner of the leading Northern California
trial firm McManis Faulkner, joins XDL Group, a nationwide network of veteran
trial lawyers and intellectual property professionals. Mr. McManis
is the first California
affiliate for XDL Group, which pools the talents, resources and experiences of
its affiliated attorneys to provide clients with the resources of a large,
national firm, but with the cost-effectiveness, flexibility and access
characteristic of high caliber, smaller firms.
John R. Phillips '69
has been named Chairman of the President's Commission on White House
Fellowships. Mr. Phillips is a partner in the Washington, DC
Law Firm of Phillips & Cohen, LLP. Mr. Phillips has a long history of
involvement in public interest law, having founded the Center for Law in Public
Interest in 1971 in Los Angeles,
one of the first Ford Foundation-funded "Public Interest Law Firms." The
White House Fellowship is America's
most prestigious program for leadership and public service, providing young
individuals with experience working at the highest levels of the federal
Maria Rodriguez '79,
a longtime advocate for minority women's rights and senior counsel for Kaiser
Foundation Health Plan, passed away on August 23 after a two-year battle with
breast cancer. She was 56. As director
of the Chicana Rights Project for the Mexican American Legal Defense and
Educational Fund and a board member of California Women's Law Center,
Rodriguez built a legal career both in and out of the courtroom, fighting
workplace discrimination and building low-income housing for single mothers.
Check out what many more of your classmates are up to and submit your own announcement here.