Trivia Night – Wednesday, December 19th 5:15 PM to 8:00 PM in Warren

Let the true joy of the holiday season settle in with merriment, food, drink, trivia knowledge, trivial debates (the tenderloin is correct!!!!), Montie being bad at sound levels and radically misjudging difficulty of rounds,  and some semi-hyper-competitiveness! Yup, it’s that time again: Trivia Night – Wednesday, December 19th 5:15 PM to 8:00 PM in the Warren room.

Our vague clue of question theme this session is “ghosts of past to ghosts of present (no future ghosts)”.

The theme for food/drinks is pizza and more pizza. I’ll send out a list of what we have left over to the Berkeley law casual mailing list (an opt-in mailing list for sillier stuff, sign-up here –!forum/casual) and if people want to bring additional stuff, super awesome. We’ll also be ordering some pizza!
Just to stress, there are no requirements or expectations of donations either food or money. Just having people show up and have a good time is everything. If, however, people do want to kick in some money, it’ll be used to get more drinks and more pizza which I think will make everyone really festive.

Sign up here:

If you’d like to write questions (can’t play if you do), help with scorekeeping, etc. please e-mail

Upcoming staff and faculty events

Wednesday, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19
Staff coffee with Charles Cannon
3:00 p.m. in the Dean’s Seminar Room (repeats every other week)

Friday, December 14
Berkeley Law Holiday Party
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (location t.b.d.)

Wednesday, December 19
Berkeley Law Trivia Night
5:15 p.m  in the Warren Room

Remember to consult the Berkeley Law online calendar for the complete picture:

2nd Law School Trivia Night – Monday, September 17th 2018

Hi all,

We’re having the 2nd Law School Trivia Night on 09/17/18 in the Warren room. This is pub style trivia where teams of 3 to 5 listen to questions read by a moderator, talk amongst their team, then write down the answers. At the end of each round, the sheets are collected and scored, making it a fun, team-oriented and low pressure trivia contest.

Stop by the dean’s office and see the trivia trophy, currently held by “consumed” the winners of the first trivia night.

Sign up sheet is here: friends, family, and ringers welcome! –


Law School Trivia Night on 9/18/18

We’re holding our second Law School Trivia Night on 9/18/18 in the Warren room from 5:30 to 8 PM!

Help dethrone the current champions Consumed and rescue the Trivia Cup from the clutches of the Dean’s Office! Family, friends, and ringers welcome!

Sign up at

Berkeley Law Trivia Contest – June 28th, 2018

Pub Trivia style trivia for staff, faculty, and friends! Win prizes (maybe), have fun (probably), and show your triviality (definitely)!

Final details are still being worked out, but it is scheduled for June 28th, 2018 5:30 to 7:45ish at the law school.

This will be team based trivia, where the MC (Montie) will read out a series of questions and the team will consult with each other, write down their answer, and turn in their answers at the end of the round for scoring.

Maximum team size is 5 people and minimum is 3. If you don’t have a team/enough people, sign up and we’ll help you form one. The sign up form is here –

If you have any questions, please contact Montie (

Equal Justice Society – Anti-bias workshop

Professor Henry Hecht would like to spread the word about an upcoming social justice event happening at the Oakland Marriott on June 22 and 23.

The Equal Justice Society, an Oakland non-profit headed by Berkeley Law alumna Eva Paterson ’75, presents Fighting Racism and Other Forms of Bias: What’s Working! –a two-day workshop convening activists, academics, and attorneys to focus on how we can reduce or counteract bias.

 Topics of discussion will include:

  •  Responding to assaults on implicit bias
  • Effective strategies for reducing bias
  • Interplay between mind science and white supremacy
  • Practical approaches to reduce bias in various fields such as Healthcare/Medicine, Criminal Justice, Education, Tech, Housing, and Employment
  • Mind science in the 2016 elections and beyond
  • Debugging implicit bias through storytelling
  • Plus a film screening & discussion of Healing Justice, a film that explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. Director Shakti Butler will also be speaking at the conference.

Several members of the Berkeley Law community are participating as speakers, including Tirien Steinbach ’99, executive director of the East Bay Community Law Center.

If you would like more information or to register, please check out the event website:

Food Drive Success!

Thanks to all of you who contributed to our Food Drive to benefit The Bear Pantry! Your generous donations will support low-income UC Berkeley student families with dependent children.

Thank you to Lisa Ferrari for her help with the food collection logistics and to the Clinical Program office, Library, Registrar’s Office, and Student Services for hosting the collection bins. All of your support was key to the success of our effort.


Holiday Party

Please join us for the annual Berkeley Law Holiday Party, to be held on Friday, December 15 from 12-2 pm in the Reading Room. Lunch, drinks, and dessert will be served.

Submit a note of gratitude to show your colleagues you appreciate their work, cheerful attitude, above-and-beyond performance, and friendship. Your submissions will be included in a slideshow and projected on a big screen at the Holiday Party. Click here to say thanks.

What’s a holiday party without sweet and savory treats? This year, we’re starting a new tradition and asking everyone to submit your favorite holiday recipes for a special Berkeley Law Family Recipe BookClick here for details and to submit your recipe.

We look forward to celebrating a wonderful year and all of your hard work!

2017-2018 Holiday Curtailment

Heating and ventilation will be curtailed on the Berkeley campus from the end of the business day Fri., Dec. 22, 2017 through Mon., Jan. 1, 2018. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus. This reduction in energy and steam use during the winter break are anticipated to result in a cost savings to the campus of more than $100,000.


Medieval Character Sighted in Registrar’s Office

On October 31, Trick-or-Treaters descended upon the law school, and many were decorated in fanciful costumes. If you happened into the Registrar’s Office, you may have encountered the medieval personality, an unnamed Halloween reveler, with a remarkable resemblance to Edwin Bish.

Rumor has it Edwin was the designer and tailor of this elaborate outfit.  This only exhibits just another one of his many talents.