March 23, 1988 |
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.
August 18, 1999 |
The dean of UC Berkeley's law school, who led it through a period of turmoil over minority admissions, has announced that she will leave her post in June 2000. Herma Hill Kay, 65, said she has met most of her goals as dean of Boalt Hall School of Law and plans to return to teaching after a one-year sabbatical to work on a book about early women law professors. No successor has been named. Kay had taught at Boalt since 1960, and in 1992 became its first female dean.
October 2, 1992 |
University of California law students on Thursday fired back at reports that their school's admissions policies violate civil rights laws, in particular taking issue with characterizations of the procedures as a quota system. "Race has never been and never will be the sole or controlling factor in the admissions policy of Boalt (Berkeley's School of Law)," said George Washington, president of the Boalt Hall Students Assn.
February 23, 1996 |
Frank C. Newman, who was an associate justice of the California Supreme Court from 1977 to 1982, has died in San Francisco after a brief illness. He was 78. Newman, who spent most of his career teaching at the UC School of Law at Boalt Hall, died Sunday, the state Judicial Council announced Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2002 |
Gov. Gray Davis appointed two civil litigators to the Los Angeles County Superior Court bench on Wednesday. John A. Kronstadt, 51, of Pacific Palisades specializes in complex business litigation. A graduate of Yale Law School, he is a partner in the Los Angeles law office of Arnold & Porter. Rafael A. Ongkeko, 49, of South Pasadena has been a principal deputy counsel for most of his legal career. He received a law degree from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.
February 26, 1991
"Should Saddam Hussein stand trial? No, for sound political reasons. A weakened Saddam at the head of a functioning and unitary Iraq might be preferable to a martyred Saddam uniting discontented Arab elements everywhere. Is there a moral imperative to try him? Moral imperatives require consistent application. What message would we send by trying Saddam for crimes where Western forces were involved, but ignoring (indeed supporting) his aggression when opposing forces were non-Western?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2001
A memorial service for California Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Mosk, the longest-serving judge in the state high court's history, died at his home in San Francisco on Tuesday. He was 88.
October 2, 1997
John G. Fleming, 77, international author and educator on personal injury law. Fleming, best known for his durable textbook "The Law of Torts," taught on three continents, ending his career with more than three decades at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. Born in Berlin, he was educated in England and during World War II served in the British Royal Tank Corps in North Africa and Italy. He began teaching law at Kings College, University of London.