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March 2013
Greetings! Our new century at Boalt is bringing many exciting changes. Here in the alumni office, we have been adding staff to help us serve you better. To that end, we're excited to welcome Brooke Krystosek as the new director of Alumni Relations. Brooke joins us from Concordia University in Portland, and prior to that, Columbia Law. You'll be hearing more from her in our next eNews. In the meantime, we hope you've already marked your calendars for our upcoming All-Alumni Weekend.
All-Alumni Weekend '13:
September 27-29

If you haven't already responded to the recent email survey, please consider doing so. You are Boalt's most valuable resource, and we're looking for your help in planning All-Alumni Weekend '13. Watch for updated Reunion '13 information on our website, and, if your graduation year ends in 3 or 8, contact [email protected] to volunteer to serve on your class committee.

Alumni News 
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Participate in BoaltNet! Chicago-area Boalt alumni were snowed out of this month's planned event, but will meet on a new date when the weather cooperates. If you would like to help organize a get-together in your area, please contact [email protected] or call Rachel at 510.642.9045.


Hello to our Washington, DC area alumni. Hope you're planning to join fellow alumni for a networking reception and panel discussion with Jamie O'Connell, senior fellow for the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, and current students about their research on our government's policies on human rights and democratization abroad. Thanks to alum Philip Kaplan '62 and Patton Boggs LLP for hosting at their offices from 7:00-9:00 pm on March 27. RSVP here

Student News 
Illustrious Panel Judges McBaine Moot Court Competition Finals 


On March 20th, Audrey Mott-Smith (2L) faced Jeff Steinfeld (3L) in the final round of Boalt's McBaine Moot Court Competition. The Competition format is modeled after U.S. Supreme Court practice. Mott-Smith and Steinfeld argued a Second Amendment challenge to the state of Maryland's handgun carry permitting statute. Steinfeld prevailed as the winner in the exciting capstone of Boalt's internal competitions program.


Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge Sandra Ikuta of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Jon S. Tigar '89 of the District Court for the Northern District of California judged the final round. 

McBaine Finals
(L to R) Jeff Steinfeld; Judges Sandra Ikuta, Jon S. Tigar, and Robert Katzmann; Audrey Mott-Smith
Class Gift Campaign Kickoff

The Class of 2013 kicked off their Graduating Class Gift Campaign with a party hosted by the Boalt Hall Alumni Center at The Bancroft Hotel on March 14. Over 90 percent of those in attendance made a class gift or completed a pledge form that night, and the UCB Foundation trustees are matching this year's donations 2:1. Committee co-chairs Albert Yeh and Kealoha Pualani hope to get the rest of the Class of '13 on board and tripling their support of Boalt!
Faculty News 
Lecturers Honored for Dedicated Service to Berkeley Law

Lecturer awards On March 6th, twelve awardees who have served for 20 or more years were lauded at the inaugural John and Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer Awards luncheon. "These lecturers enrich our classrooms in immeasurable ways," said Professor and Acting Dean Gillian Lester. "They perform a second shift after long days of law practice and come to teach while the rest of us are packing our bags and heading to the parking lot." Those honored were Robert Borton, Alfred DeLeo, Charles Hansen, Henry Hecht, Joan Heifetz Hollinger, Robert Infelise, Nancy K.D. Lemon, Chris Martiniak, Arlene Mayerson, Stephen Rosenbaum, Judge Jeffrey White, and Barry Winograd.


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Rachel Stern Examines Environmentalism in China


Assistant Professor Rachel Stern's new book, Environmental Litigation in China, seeks the improbable: legal relief for pollution in a country known for tight political control. Stern argues that litigation can contribute to social change in China and support a nascent environmentalism. 

Ask the Archivist 
Deans and Prima Donnas


Q: As a lapsed Art History major, I love the Botero paintings outside the Dean's Office, but I also miss the classic portrait of William Carey Jones that used to hang there. I've often wondered about the artist. Was he someone well-known?


--MB, Berkeley 


A. The painting of our first dean was indeed painted by one of the leading portrait artists of the period, someone for whom sat such august personages as Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann and William James. But that very eminent portrait artist was not a he, but a she.


In Memoriam 
Bruce Bales '49


Bruce Bales Bruce B. Bales, an Iwo Jima combat veteran who returned to serve Marin County as a soft-spoken but tough-as-nails district attorney for 14 years, died March 4th in Novato at the age of 89. Mr. Bales, described by one associate as a no-nonsense law and order advocate, worked in the county district attorney's office for 25 years, serving in the top job from 1964 to 1978. The Bales Family Endowment at Boalt Hall provides funds for the Bales Oral Competition in Criminal Law each year in his honor. His grandson Peter Bales, also a Boalt alumnus, was involved in setting up the competition and helps run it today. No services will be held at Bruce's request. If you wish, you may contribute to the Bales Family Endowment at the UC Berkeley School of Law, 2850 Telegraph Ave #500, Berkeley, CA 94705, or to a charity of your choice. To read more about Mr. Bales, click here and here.

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connectionsOnline Alumni Networks


All law school graduates are invited to join AlumNetwork. Just email [email protected] for your security ID, then visit AlumNetwork here to activate your profile. The online community includes: a directory of alumni, Class Notes, your own personal profile, alumni/ae profiles, events and registration, and more.... 
And be sure to join our other groups: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. LinkedIn is a great resource for referrals, job listings and career development advice from Robert White, Boalt's director of alumni career services.

Calendar Cruising


Check out Boalt's calendar to keep tabs on the many engaging campus happenings over the next month. Upcoming events include:


* Apr 18 (Los Angeles): "Fracking in California," hosted by CLEE and The Wheeler Institute for Water Law & Policy. Boalt alumni are invited to attend an informative yet balanced panel on the regulation of hydraulic fracking in California, focusing on fracking wastewater and potential water impacts. One hour of MCLE credit provided. Click here for location and RSVP details.


Apr 24 (New York): Admitted Students Reception in NYC. New York-area alumni are invited to meet Admitted Students of the Class of '16 for a networking reception hosted by Benson Cohen '04 at the Manhattan office of Sidley Austin, 6:30pm-8:30pm. RSVP by April 22.


May 9 (Los Angeles): Admitted Students Reception in LA. Los Angeles-area alumni are invited to meet Admitted Students of the Class of '16 for a networking reception hosted by Matt Kline '99 at the Century City office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, 6:30pm-8:30pm. RSVP by May 6.

Career Corner


Support for your career development doesn't end with graduation. The Career Development Office provides resources for alums, including access to the b-Line jobs database and individualized confidential career counseling: resume review, job search strategies, career exploration (including careers outside of law practice), and more. See the Alumni Resources page on the CDO website.


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notesClass Notes  
Keep your fellow alums up-to-date with your important life changes by submitting a Class Note. To submit a class note, you will need to use your AlumNetwork ID and password. If you do not have your ID, email [email protected]. We'll publish your news on the web and/or the alumni magazine, Transcript.