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October 22, 1992
I am a 1975 graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law. I suppose you might say I was one of those minority students who benefited from what the current Office of Civil Rights has decried as an invalid admissions policy because I am African-American. I happen to be proud of the diversity of my law school. My class at Boalt was more than 50% women and approximately 30% minority, equally composed of Chicanos, African-Americans and Asians. At graduation, the class president was a black woman, the school president was a black man, the commencement speakers were Richard Alatorre and Willie Brown of the California Assembly, and we were entertained by a Mariachi band.
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March 9, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
UC Berkeley's law school, known as Boalt Hall, hosted 200 of its 3,000 living women graduates over the weekend for a reunion to celebrate the school's weighty influence on women and the law. Founded in 1894, Boalt Hall was one of the first law schools to admit women--at a time when most competing schools feared that they were too frail or emotional. This past fall, women made up a majority--51%--of Boalt's entering class of 268 students. And Herma Hill Kay, Boalt's current--and first--woman dean used the reunion to spotlight a long list of other "firsts" claimed by the school: First woman professor at a major American law school.
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September 28, 1997 | MELANIE HAVENS, Melanie Havens is an attorney and a professor and chair of the Department of Business Law at Cal State Northridge
Controversy has swirled around the University of California's decision in the wake of Proposition 209 to end affirmative action in favor of entirely merit-based admissions. Opponents have challenged the university's use of merit-based testing--the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)--arguing that it excludes minorities. Should the university end the use of the SAT in determining admission?
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March 12, 2007 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
It costs twice as much to attend UC Davis law school today as it did four years ago. At UCLA's business school, fees have risen nearly 120% during the same period. Throughout the University of California, medical, nursing and dentistry students have faced similar hikes. The UC Board of Regents, meeting in Los Angeles this week, will consider an additional 10% fee increase for law and business schools.
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August 23, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson, said. She was 90. A lifelong Communist and the only woman in her Boalt Hall law school class in 1942, Walker was a tenacious advocate who took on many difficult cases without pay. Among these was the 1959 trial of John W. Powell, a writer accused of sedition for publishing an article alleging that the United States used germ warfare during the Korean War. Her most high-profile case was the sensational 1972 trial of Davis, an avowed Communist and recently fired UCLA professor who faced the death penalty because a gun registered in her name was linked to the 1970 slayings of a Marin County judge and three abductors.
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January 28, 1998
Friedrich "Fritz" Kessler, 96, German legal scholar who fled Nazis to teach at Yale and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall. Born in Hechingen, Germany, Kessler was educated at the universities of Tubingen, Munich and Marburg and was a research member of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Foreign and International Law in Berlin. In 1934, he and his wife, Eva, immigrated to the U.S. with the help of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship.
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August 14, 1997
William G. Simon, 84, former head of the Los Angeles FBI office and contemporary of J. Edgar Hoover. Born in Douglas, Ariz., Simon was educated at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall Law School. As an FBI agent for 24 years, Simon headed major investigations into espionage, kidnapping and other key crimes. He ended his service as special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office, retiring in 1964 to practice law as senior partner in the firm Simon & Sheridan.
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November 28, 1991
Preston B. Hotchkis of San Marino has been named a recipient of the Wheeler Oak Meritorious Award by the UC Berkeley Foundation. Hotchkis graduated from UC Berkeley and Boalt Hall School of Law on the campus. He has served as a UC Berkeley Foundation trustee since 1979 and chaired the executive committee from 1989-91. The award recognizes alumni and friends of the university for volunteer service.
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March 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Twenty-eight students were arrested Tuesday at the UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall law school during a class boycott to demand more women and minority professors. Boalt has 91% white males among its 43.5 tenured faculty positions, a percentage exceeded only by the University of Chicago among the nation's top 10 law schools, a group called the Coalition for a Diversified Faculty claimed.
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