I’d like to give a ShoutOut to Claire Trias of BCLT. She’s leaving the law school community at the end of October and will be sorely missed.
I’ve worked closely with Claire the last 2 years on a coordination team aimed at making programs more streamlined and useful for students. I’ve always appreciated her willingness to work with students and to collaborate across units.
Special thanks to Edna Lewis who reminds us of the Popular Reading section in the Law Library. The Law Library has a terrific popular reading collection housed on LL2. Fiction on the left, nonfiction on the right. you can look for a particular book by searching the title in LawCat. To browse the entire collection search LawCat and click on Popular Reading.
Event Services Unit Staff
These amazing event planners and ideas people bring creativity, resourcefulness, inclusivity, and professionalism to law school events in service of the faculty and staff, students, alumni, and friends of Berkeley Law. They work with departments throughout the school and across campus.
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Lily Yang was born in Taipei, raised in Sydney and Singapore.
- Event Tips: Always have extra name tags. And painter’s tape. Always assume (and practice!) goodwill.
- Best Event: Opening night post-show party for “No Man’s Land” with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
Jenny Boyden was born in Oakland, at what used to be Merritt Hospital on Pill Hill.
- Event tips: Expect the unexpected, remember to breathe, and bring your most creative self to solve problems on the spot–there is always a way!
- Best event (thus far :-): Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference
Nancy Donovan was born in Motown, Detroit, Michigan and raised in southern California.
- Event tips: Address people by their names whenever possible and smile. Cheeseboard double cut pizza is always a hit at parties.
- Best event: Caroline Kennedy’s wedding in Hyannis Port in 1986. Big budget!
Thembianne Jackson is a Berkeley baby, born at Alta Bates Hospital.
- Event tips: Always stay calm and smile. Drink stations over bottled drinks whenever possible.
- Best event: Law School Commencement. It is not only a large event with 3,000 plus attendees descending on the Law School, but it’s also very touching and a special chance to see so many happy families.
- Organizing staff events is great because we love the staff at Berkeley Law.
Shout out to Susanna for helping to update the graphics on the JD student enrollment guide! Many thanks for your patience and flexibility while I secured the necessary screen grabs and many more for your photoshop expertise. It’s a true pleasure working with you and I am so grateful for your help on this project.
The Development and Alumni Relations team, under the very capable leadership of our new Sr. Assistant Dean Mary Briese Matheron, works to engage Berkeley Law alumni and friends in the support of the school. Our main programs are fundraising, alumni engagement, and donor relations. There are 11 of us on the team today, but we also have the support of student and temporary staffers to help with data clean up and our major annual event, alumni weekend (Reunion). We hope to add a few additional permanent staff later this year. Brett Canter in IT, Rachel Deletto in Communications, and Catie Cariaga in Business are collaborative members, even though they sit with their distinct departments. We also work very closely with the Events Services Unit, the dean’s office, and the administration of the centers and clinics. While our average tenure at Berkeley Law is 6+ years, it’s noteworthy that half of us have been here more than 15 years and the others have been here for two years or less. Our mission is to raise money to make it possible for all the great teaching, learning, and advocacy at Berkeley Law to happen. Please let us know about all the wonderful things you are doing and come to us with any questions and suggestions.