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June 1, 2023

We invite you to join us on Friday, June 02 from 4:45-6:15pm to honor the life and legacy of our friend and colleague, Lauren Edelman.

The memorial will take place at the San Cristobal A, Garden Wing of the Caribe Hilton during this year's LSA Conference.

Memorial location and time for Lauren Edelman.

May 24, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Brianne Felsher who has been awarded an Opportunity Grant Scholarship from the Point Foundation!

The Opportunity Grant provides financial support, a community of peers, leadership training, and mentorship, to US college students from around the world and generates research to document the challenges LGBTQ students face on US campuses.

May 17, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Bonnie Cherry who has been awarded the 2023 CSLS Frances Coles Summer Research Grants!

The CSLS Frances Coles Summer Research Grants are designed to assist mid-career and advanced graduate students who are pursuing independent research related to law and society. The goal is to enable grant recipients to complete a major piece of research and writing during the summer of the grant.

May 12, 2023

Law enforcement prosecutions are inherently difficult, UC Berkeley law Professor Jonathan Simon allowed. State law enables police to use deadly force when they reasonably believe they are threatened; juries bring a set of presumptions into the courtroom and historically they have been swayed by testimony of police officers. Considering all these hurdles, “it’s inevitably rare that officers are charged for using force in the course of their jobs,” Simon said, let alone convicted.

May 2, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Haley Anderson has been awarded a Daniel E. Koshland Jr Fellowship in the Art of Teaching Writing!

The Daniel E. KoshlandJr. Art of Teaching Writing Fellowship is a grant designed to provide graduate students teaching Reading and Composition courses in 2023-24 the opportunity to improve existing and develop new pedagogical skills and practices.

April 27, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Diana Reddy who was offered and has accepted a tenure-track position at the UC Berkeley School of Law!

Diana Reddy will be joining the UC Berkeley School of Law as an Assistant Professor this summer. Diana will be teaching Work Law, Contracts, and seminars focusing on work, inequality, social movements, and political economy.

April 25, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Naomi Yitref who has been awarded the Mentored Research Award for the 2023-2024 academic year! Naomi was selected based on a two-step nomination process (departmental and campuswide), and her selection for this award reflects the university's recognition of her distinguished academic record and confidence in her promise for continued achievement.

April 24, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Brie McLemore who has been awarded the University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year! Brie was selected based on a two-step nomination process (departmental and campuswide), and her selection for this award reflects the University's confidence that she will produce a dissertation of outstanding quality.

April 12, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Diana S. Reddy who recently had an article published in the Yale Law Journal. You can read “After the Law of Apolitical Economy: Reclaiming the Normative Stakes of Labor Unions” here.

April 10, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Mitzia Martinez who has been awarded the 2023 Graduate Assembly Graduate Student Mentor Award! The UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award honors Berkeley graduate and professional students who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and generally supporting either undergraduate students or their fellow graduate students.

March 30, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Eduardo Bautista Duran who has been selected for the UC President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship (PPPF).  Fellows were selected based on their outstanding academic achievements, their commitment to advancing issues of equity and inclusion, and their interest in pursuing a career in the professoriate.

March 15, 2023

We will hold a memorial service for Laurie Edelman on Tuesday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. in the Warren Room (Rm. 295) at Berkeley Law.

The service will also be streaming live on youtube, click here to view.

We hope very much that you can join us to celebrate Laurie’s life and to remember our beloved colleague.

February 23, 2023

Vicky Plaut’s landmark 2010 paper, Diversity science: Why and how difference makes a difference, is the subject of a special issue of the American Psychological Association journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. The open-access Introduction is here. Behind the paywall are plaudits such as: 

February 17, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Daimeon Shanks who recently had an article (co-written with JSP alum, Ming Hsu Chen) published in the latest edition of the Maryland Law Review. You can read “The New Normal: Regulatory Dysfunction as Policymaking” here.

February 9, 2023

Please mark your calendars and join us for the next two JSP Forum presentations by Isabella Mariani on Thursday, February 16th, and Bonnie Cherry on Thursday, March 16th. Both sessions will take place 11am-12pm in the Selznick Seminar Room and via Zoom:
February 16th, 11am-12pm

February 8, 2023

Dear Berkeley Law Community,

It is with a very heavy heart that we are writing to share the sad news that our wonderful colleague, Laurie Edelman, passed away tonight.  Laurie had been seriously ill since late December, but had been doing better until recently.

January 20, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Bonnie Cherry who is a recipient of the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship!

Each year, the Institute of Governmental Studies awards three Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowships of $3,000 each. The Synar Fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students who are writing their dissertations on an aspect of American politics, which may include comparative research across nations with the United States as a major case.

January 19, 2023

Congratulations to JSP Student Joel Sati who was offered and has accepted a tenure track position at the University of Oregon Law School!

Joel Sati will be an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Oregon School of Law beginning Fall 2023. Sati will be teaching Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Crimmigration among other courses.

January 9, 2023

January 4, 2023

Announcing the New LSR Editors!