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June 1, 2021

Professor Christopher Tomlins received the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians, given annually to a nonfiction work of history, for In the Matter of Nat Turner. Called “a master class in the craft of history,” the book delves into Turner’s life and the tragic 1831 slave rebellion he led in Virginia.

May 27, 2021

Professor Rachel Stern (pictured), Ph.D. student Tobias Smith, and Legal Studies grad Raika Kim received Law and Society Association awards.

April 20, 2021

In a trial with profound implications for racial justice and policing in America, a Minnesota jury today found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd nearly 11 months ago. The verdict, says UC Berkeley law professor Jonathan Simon, probably rested heavily on the shocking video of Floyd pinned to the ground and on powerful testimony by police leaders against the former officer.

March 12, 2021

Each year, the law school community gathers to recognize and discuss recent books by faculty members. This year’s virtual gathering, held Feb. 25, retained the typically festive spirit — and its intellectual heft, including comments and compliments from colleagues.