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Alumni Reunion Weekend 2018 MCLE Program

October 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Alumni Reunion Weekend 2018 MCLE Submission

There will be (4) MCLE sessions taking place on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Below is the schedule and descriptions for the MCLE sessions.


Race and the Law: A Reflection on Law School and Professional Experiences and Innovations in Equity and Inclusion (Elimintaion of bias credit)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – 1 Hour (1.0 credit)

Our country is in the midst of a national conversation about race and inequality. More than ever, it is critical for lawyers to play a central role in addressing racial disparities that threaten our legal profession and system of justice. This panel will engage issues of race in law school admissions and the legal profession and will identify and analyze challenges that we face in eliminating impermissible bias in the classroom, courtroom, and workplace and strive to achieve parity and inclusion.


  • Moderator, Quyen Ta ’03, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner
  • Eva Paterson ’75, President and Co-founder, Equal Justice Society
  • Andrea Guerrero ’99, Executive Director, Alliance San Diego
  • Bertrall Ross, Chancellor’s Professor of Law – to be confirmed
  • Victoria Plaut, Professor of Law and Social Science; Director of Culture, Diversity & Intergroup Relations Lab – to be confirmed

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Bubbles – What Lawyers Need to Know

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – 1 Hour (1.0 credit)

This session will offer an introduction to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies and the relevant legal issues, followed by a conversation with attorneys active in the blockchain space.


  • Adam Sterling ’13, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and co-instructor of the UC Berkeley graduate course on blockchain (Moderator)
  • Brynly Llyr ’04, General Counsel, Ripple
  • Michael Didiuk, Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Students of Blockchain@Berkeley Law
    • Chanté Eliaszadeh ’20
    • Drew Schefer ’20

Problematic Power Dynamics: The Lawyer’s Role in Fighting Sexual Harassment (Ethics credit)

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – 1 Hour (1.0 credit)

As the #MeToo movement brought the epidemic of sexual harassment into the spotlight, the legal profession became both a bastion for change and an arena rife with problematic power dynamics. This panel will explore a lawyer’s ethical obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct relating to workplace conduct and protecting clients from sexual misconduct claims; the impact of power imbalance in court chambers and law offices; how current law, policy, and practice falls short of protecting the vulnerable; and what is being done to change and enforce policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual harassment through litigation and legislation.


  • Catherine Albiston ’93, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law (Moderator)
  • Kelly Dermody ’93, Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
  • Lauren Edelman ’86, Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology
  • Catherine Fisk ’86, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law
  • Barbara Lawless ’72, Founding Partner, Lawless & Lawless

Supreme Court Update MCLE

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – 1.25 hours (1.25 credits)

At this annual SCOTUS review, Berkeley Law constitutional scholars will discuss trends from the 2017-18 term, look ahead to the new term, and consider the effects of replacing Justice Kennedy.


  • Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Joan Biskupic, Legal Analyst, CNN
  • Bertrall Ross, Chancellor’s Professor of Law
  • Easha Anand ’14, Managing Associate, Orrick; former Supreme Court clerk

Substantive Materials for SCOTUS:

Link to google doc:


October 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Via Webex
2745 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States



Total MCLE Credits Offered
Course Dates
October 6, 2108