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 – https://groups.google.com/a/law.berkeley.edu/forum/#!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: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14w3KaN9znJkYdqVJnJc8trMSodjIXyTml5LkYzpA0Rs/edit?usp=sharing
If you’d like to write questions (can’t play if you do), help with scorekeeping, etc. please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/events/
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.
(from left to right)
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.
Kamren Hernandez recently joined the mail services team along with Ronald Skinner. He previously worked for the Berkeley Unified School District, as a grounds and maintenance worker. He’s from the bay area born and raised and likes to chill and have a good time. He’s all for positive vibes and having fun with life.
The following people moved on to other opportunities in October: Anhara Alexander (HR) and Claire Trias (BCLT)