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University College Dublin Law Review Seeks Submissions


The deadline for submission to Volume 17 is the 24 March 2017

The UCD Law Review is Ireland’s leading student-run legal journal. The Review is published on an annual basis, with guidance provided by our academic advisors. Our aim is to feature articles on a variety of legal topics, written by students as well as those in academia and in practice.

The Board welcomes contributions on a broad range of contemporary legal issues, as well as articles addressing legal history. We are particularly interested in articles from our American colleagues. Previous publications have included contributions from authors in Ireland, the U.K., North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Additionally, a prize of €500 will be awarded to the author of the most outstanding article.

Articles for consideration for inclusion in the 17th Volume are to be submitted in word format to by the 24th March 2017. The email should contain the Author’s name, year of study or graduation, and contact details. The selection process is entirely anonymous so please do not include any indications of identity in the article.

The Board will consider articles as they are submitted and offers may be made prior to the deadline. Late submissions may be accepted at the discretion of the Editor. Further details, including information on submissions and the editorial process, may be found at

We look forward to reading your submissions. Thank you.

Volunteer at the AALS Annual Meeting, January 2017

Ever wonder what law faculty talk about when they’re not teaching?

Find out by volunteering for AALS at our 111th Annual Meeting in January!

AALS, an association of more than 200 member and fee-paid law schools, is seeking approximately 40 law students in the San Francisco area to volunteer at our Annual Meeting. The event will draw over two thousand law faculty, deans, and administrators to the city from January 3-7, 2017.

Law student volunteers will be paid a stipend of $15/hour. Coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries will be provided each morning, and a lunch buffet will be provided each day.

The Annual Meeting is the place where faculty and deans come to connect and collaborate, discuss critical and emerging legal issues, and attend programs focused on legal education. The schedule includes more than 250 programs spanning most law disciplines, delivered by over 800 speakers from inside and outside the academy. Past presenters from outside the academy have included Supreme Court Justices, District Court Judges, partners from law firms, and a former Mayor of New York City. The program this year includes a variety of speakers from outside the academy; a sampling includes a CEO, several General Counsels from Silicon Valley technology firms; the former Secretary of Labor; Judges from Courts of Appeals; Justices from the Supreme Court of California; the General Counsel of the Department of Treasury, and a lawyer from the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.

Law students are a vital part of the onsite team that coordinates the Annual Meeting sessions. Tasks asked of law students may include: liaise with session moderators/speakers, place signs, check badges, and collect attendee headcounts.

Law students assigned to a particular session will be able to attend and hear that session. Law students will have the opportunity to interact with professors, lawyers, and experts in different fields.

Law student volunteers may be asked to volunteer for up to 36 hours over the course of the meeting:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Required training session
1:00-4:00 pm
3 hours

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
7:30 am -5:00 pm
9.5 hours

Thursday, January 5, 2017
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
10 hours

Friday, January 6, 2017
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
8 hours

Saturday, January 7, 2017
7:30 am -12:30 pm
5 hours

If you are interested in volunteering at the meeting, please complete the online application by November 1. Students selected will be notified in mid-November.

To learn more about the AALS Annual Meeting and to view the program, visit our website. If you have any questions, connect with us via email at

Conference: Finding Joy in the Legal Profession

It is possible to be happy in the law.

Some lawyers, although admittedly too few, do lead a joyful professional life and find meaning in how they earn an income. Generally, these lawyers take common actions, such as: integrating principles of mindfulness into their legal work (whether they realize it or not); exercising flexibility about whether they practice traditional law or use a law degree only tangentially; and staying conscious of their financial goals v. their desire for other kinds of rewards that might matter more to them. This conference will host panels exploring these and other aspects of happy lawyering. Its goal is to increase the joy of lawyers who are already happy, and to begin the journey towards career happiness of lawyers who are not.

The creators of this conference, attorneys from a women lawyers’ networking group based in Marin County, believe that all lawyers can find work that makes them happy most of the time, if not every minute, and a professional life that squares with their values and priorities, whether that’s making millions or having a modest salary but lots more time with their families and friends.

The day will include five panel discussions, lunch, snacks, and tons of practical advice. There will be short periods of guided meditation woven throughout the conference.

Click here for more information and to register. 

Benefit event for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach: Asian American Trivia Night


The Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach is a community-based, social justice, non-profit organization that provides legal services, counsel, education and outreach to low-income, immigrant communities in the greater Bay Area. We invite your school’s faculty and student body to our 27th Annual National Asian American Trivia Night on June 18th, at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

At Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, we provide free or affordable services to our most vulnerable communities, spanning the areas of domestic violence, violence against women and family law, immigration and immigrant rights, senior law and elder abuse, the rights of those with disabilities, human trafficking, public benefits, affordable housing preservation and tenants’ rights, and other social justice issues.

Our trivia night is both an event to raise funds for our ongoing services, and also an opportunity to build community and network with local law schools, firms, student organizations, and community-based organizations. It would be lovely if you could share this opportunity with your faculty and students.

See the sign-up form for sponsorship info or visit the registration page for more details on individual and team registrations. We offer a discount rate for students.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We hope to see you members from your school there!

See our Facebook event page here.

Volunteer to work as an Election Day Observer for the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary

We’re currently recruiting volunteers to work as Election Day Observers for the upcoming June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election, and I’m contacting you to see if students from your program would be interested in volunteering.

Duties will involve the following:

  • Poll Worker Training at Assigned County (usually the week before the election)
  • Secretary of State Training

o   Attend a one-hour session (web-based presentation)

  • Visit approximately 20-25 polling places on Election Day

o   Complete Checklists (opening, polling place, closing, ballot center)

  • Post-Election Report

o   Submit checklists and a written report of your experiences.

We are looking for volunteers with good writing and observation skills, attention to detail, and customer service skills. Volunteers need to also have:

  • A private vehicle to use on Election Day (mileage reimbursed),
  • GPS or navigation equipment for vehicle, and
  • A personal cell/smartphone for use.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to see the elections process first hand, to gain personal insight into our democratic system, and to help serve the voting public.

Please let me know if you have any questions and if any of your students are interested in participating.

Thank you,

Jon Ivy

Language and Accessibility Coordinator

California Secretary of State, Elections Division

(916) 695-1581

Public Law Student Writing Competition

This competition provides students an opportunity to publish an article in the statewide publication — the Public Law Journal, and to win a $2,000 cash prize.  The winning student will also receive the award at a reception at the state bar annual meeting. The deadline is May 13, 2016. Please see the flyer for more information or contact:

Rachel Sommovilla
Assistant City Attorney
City Attorney’s Office
450 Civic Center Plaza
P.O. Box 4046
Richmond CA 94804-1630
Phone (510) 620-6509
Fax (510) 620-6518

ABA Competition for Best Essay on Professional Responsibility






This year’s contest hypothetical involves the ethical concerns arising
under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct where a U.S.-based
law firm seeks to acquire foreign law firms in an effort to better
serve and expand its international client base.


QUESTIONS? CALL 312/988-5763

Hastings Professor Needs Research Assistant

Professor Roger C. Park, UC Hastings, needs a research assistant to work on a coursebook. The pay will be $25 per hour and the time commitment will be 5-10 hours per week until exam period starts. Most of the coordination of the work can be done by email, but it may be necessary to travel to San Francisco once every two weeks or so.

Professor Park is looking for someone with excellent academic qualifications and research skills. Apply by sending your resume, grade transcript, and writing sample to Professor Roger Park at

Seeking Student Feedback on Low Enrollment in 245.2 Civil Trial Practice this Spring

We are trying to maximize enrolled in 245.2 Civil Trial Practice and find out why enrollment remains below 12. If you originally enrolled in this course and dropped the course or if you seriously considered enrolling in the course but did not do so, I’d like to talk with you. You can contact me at or 510-643-9566. I’ll keep your identity confidential.

Thanks for your input.

Susan Whitman, Assistant Dean for Academic Planning

Seeking Housemate in Oakland Hills

I’m semi-retired and seeking housemate in a quiet, lovely hillside house in the Montclair District of the Oakland Hills. (you should have a car) Bedroom has very verdant views and its own deck. Also, off-street parking, washer/dryer, own bathroom, use of kitchen and common areas, possible use of office space. Rent is $1500 plus shared utilities (around $100) Available mid-January 2016. or call 510 339 3093. I can email you pics.

Course offered, Feb. 2016: “The Clash Between Liberal and Radical Constitutionalism in Contemporary Latin America”

“The Clash Between Liberal and Radical Constitutionalism in Contemporary Latin America”
Javier Couso

Soon after the so-called ‘wave of democratization’ swept Latin America (in the 1980s and early 1990s), a consensus on liberal constitutionalism developed in the region. This consensus was, however, interrupted by the emergence (over the last decade) of a kind of ‘radical constitutionalism’ in the so-called ‘Bolivarian Republics’ of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua. The course will analyze these two contrasting types of constitutionalism (and their impact on democratic politics) currently at work in Latin America.

Javier Couso is Professor of Law and Director of the Constitutional Law Program at Universidad Diego Portales (Chile). Ph.D. Jurisprudence and Law, UC-Berkeley, co-author El Otro Modelo.

February 2016, Thursdays 4:00 – 7:00 pm
More information at

GradFood Community Forum

Please join us on November 12 at 7pm at the Goldman School of Public Policy for a community forum on how to foster a stronger, more engaged relationship with the Berkeley Food Institute. We hope that students from across the University who are interested in food and in working with BFI will join us to discuss opportunities and perhaps come up with new ideas for how we can all work better together. We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP on Facebook (GradFood Community Forum page).

Food, Drug, & Science Course at School of Public Health-Spring 2016

US Food and Drug Administration, Drug Development, Science and Health Policy
PB HLTH 236**CNN# 76069**2 Units**Spring Semester**Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM**
Instructors: Veronica Miller PhD; Jur Strobos MD JD

This interdisciplinary course reviews the history, authorizing statute and regulatory authority of US Food and Drug Administration (the most influential public health and scientific regulatory agency worldwide, overseeing more than 25% of the US economy). We demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of the agency’s mandate (basic sciences, statistics, clinical medicine, ethics, toxicology, pharmacology, policy, law, foreign policy) and its influence on public health policy and responsiveness to public health needs. We present the principles and process of drug development and illustrate the evolution of regulatory policies through the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research’s experience in HIV, HCV, CMV and liver diseases. Real-time examples such as HIV cure research, biomarker acceptance pathways for liver fibrosis, and responses to global epidemics serve as case studies illustrating the ongoing need for interaction between the agency, academia, industry and public health community. The course will be of interest to students in public health, law, medicine, business or policy interested in biotech and the pharmaceutical industry. Biotech and pharmaceutical industry experts will participate as guest lecturers, providing opportunities for direct interactions. The course will feature three special networking receptions.

No other disease offers a better insight into the drug development process and the role of collaborative interactions between regulators, industry, academic research networks and community than HIV infection — now a chronic disease thanks to the approval of more than 20 different antiretroviral agents in 7 drug classes, focused efforts to end the epidemic and collaborative efforts towards an HIV cure. Involvement of the HIV community led the way to significant changes in the approval process which benefit all drugs.

The HIV experience serves as a model for the development of HCV drugs and treatment of its worldwide epidemic. HCV affects more than 3 million people in the US and up to 170 million worldwide, its morbidity and mortality burden superseding that of HIV. Development of direct acting antivirals occurred at an unprecedented pace, with the first two drugs approved in 2011, two additional drugs reaching the market in 2014, and over 20 agents in phase 2 and/or 3 trials. The resulting treatment paradigm shift presents regulatory challenges and opportunities requiring multiple levels of interaction within the agency as well as between agency and stakeholders. The multi-stakeholder model is now being applied to the development of new drugs and vaccines to prevent/treat cytomegalovirus (CMV – dubbed the “stealth virus”) disease in transplantation settings, and new therapeutic approaches for the prevention/treatment of liver fibrosis and other consequences of fatty liver disease (affecting 30% of adults and 10% of children/adolescents in the US). “If the prevalence of NASH continues to increase at this current rate and effective treatments are not found, about 25 million Americans will have the disease by 2025, and five million will need new livers” (NY Times, June 13, 2014)

Jur Strobos, MD JD, a specialist in Food and Drug Law, served as Director of Policy Research under FDA Commissioner Kessler, has held VP positions in Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs for various pharmaceutical companies. He served as deputy director of the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research from January 2010 to December 2011, and is currently Of Counsel with Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC.

Veronica Miller, PhD, the Executive Director of the Washington-based Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, is an authority in HIV clinical research with over 20 years of experience in HIV clinical and drug development research. She has led numerous projects advancing HIV, HCV, CMV and liver fibrosis drug development in collaboration with the FDA, the European Medicines Agency, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industry, community and academia.

Draft Course outline (Please see bCourses or for updated/detailed course schedule):

Session 1 (Jan 21): Introduction to FDA and Forum for Collaborative HIV Research
Instructor(s): Veronica Miller, Jur Strobos
Session 2 (Jan 28): Standards for Efficacy
Instructor(s): Jur Strobos
Session 3 (Feb 4): Ethics and Informed Consent; Case studies from HIV
Instructor(s): Jur Strobos, Veronica Miller
Session 4 (Feb 11): Pharmacology & Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD); Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
Instructor(s): Jur Strobos
Session 5 (Feb 18): Surrogate Endpoints & Accelerated Approval Pathways; FDASIA 2012; Case studies from HIV, HCV and CMV
Instructor(s): Veronica Miller + Guests (TBN)
Session 6 (Feb 25): Pathways for Biomarker Acceptance
Instructor(s): Veronica Miller + Guests (TBN)
Session 7 (Mar 3): Special Challenges in HIV Cure Research
Instructor(s): Veronica Miller + Guests (TBN)
Session 8 (Mar 10): Toxicology
Instructor(s): Jur Strobos
Session 9 (Mar 17): Charting New Territory: Liver fibrosis and NASH
Instructors(s); Veronica Miller + Guests (TBN)
Session 10 (Mar 31): Safety and Pharmacovigilance; Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
Instructor(s): Veronica Miller + Guests (TBN)
Session 11 (Apr 7): Response to Global Epidemics *Open, public, lecture*
Instructor(s): Veronica Miller + Guests (TBN)
Session 12 (Apr14): FDA Inspections
Instructor(s): Jur Strobos
Sessions 13 and 14 (April 21 and 28): Student presentations of drug development case studies

Haas Course Available to Law Students – “Social Lean Launchpad”

MBA 295T: Social Lean Launchpad

Welcome back to campus! We are excited to formally open the application for teams interested in participating in the fall 2015 Social Lean Launchpad course (MBA 295T) at BerkeleyHaas.

Students will join the class as pre-formed teams and will have the opportunity to develop their social venture ideas through Purpose-Centered Design and Lean Launch principles. Teams must form around one of four focus areas: Tech for Change; Education; Food, Water and Wellness; or Financial Inclusion. Please note that this opportunity is open to graduate students only.

To aid in team formation, we are holding a Social Lean Launchpad team mixer on Tuesday August 25th at 2-3pm in the Haas Courtyard. Please RSVP and attend if at all interested in the course. We welcome both those who have ideas and those who are looking to join existing teams!

Team applications are due on Tuesday September 1st at 11:59pm PST and teams will be notified of application decisions by Friday September 4th. The first class will be held on September 29th. For additional information on the class, please see the attached application and class description.

We’re very much looking forward to the course! Please direct any questions on the course or application to, the course GSI.

American Jobs Project Class Application Deadline Extended

The application deadline has been extended to August 1st.

290-18 (3) Special Topics in Public Policy
Topic: American Jobs Project
Instructors: Steve Weissman and Jennifer Granholm
CCN: 77397
Mondays 6-9 PM

Enrollment will be capped at 25, and students wishing to be selected for participation must write at least one paragraph about their interest or expertise in the subject matter of the Project, and if they have ties/special interest in West Virginia, Kentucky, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama and Indiana. Those expressions of interest should be sent to and by August 1, 2015.