Law

Annie Coker graduate photo

Legacy of Berkeley Law’s first Black female graduate lives on

Alumna Annie Coker is a little known, but important figure in history — the first Black woman in California to become a lawyer.

Dellara Gorjian with elected officials at the Capitol

UC president honors student leadership on DACA, representation in science

UCLA’s Dellara Gorjian and UC Merced’s Radio Bio were honored for outstanding public service at the July 30 UC Regents meeting.

Evelyn Hooker in profile

Five years ago, love won. Here's how research helps make progress possible

In 2015, the Supreme Court upheld a right to marriage for gay couples in Obergefell v. Hodges. One of the key elements to winning this battle was research — particularly one UC researcher's groundbreaking study in the 1940s that showed being gay was not a mental illness.

Students on SCOTUS steps

Relief and joy abound: DACA recipients react to the Supreme Court victory

For thousands of UC DACA students, yesterday was the news they have been daring to hope for: that they can continue their educations, remain in their communities and keep contributing in their fields, from health care to education.

Flag waving in front of SCOTUS

Court decision on LGBTQ protections an overdue landmark, UC Berkeley scholars say

Several leading LGBTQ scholars offer their thoughts on what Monday's Supreme Court decision expanding workplace protections means.

Black Lives Matter protest in LA

Faculty share insights on responses to the killing of George Floyd

Darnell Hunt, Robin D.G. Kelley and Kimberlé Crenshaw, among others, contextualize recent events.

Home is Here signs in crowd

DACA community braces for a Supreme Court ruling

Anxiety goes off the charts for the DACA community when the Supreme Court announces decisions. There are more humane ways to handle this, writes Regina Day Langhout.

Frances E.W. Harper, Harriet Tubman and Hallie Quinn Brown

An incomplete victory

The 100th anniversary of women's right to vote is coming up — but not all women benefited.

Rachel Ray with a client

A legal warrior for UC students: Q&A with attorney Rachel Ray

The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center has doubled its caseload with DACA under threat. Attorney Rachel Ray talks about how students can protect themselves.

UC students rally outside SCOTUS

As Supreme Court takes up DACA, UC students rally in support

Students braved poor weather to boost the spirits of those with fates in the balance as UC defended DACA recipients inside the court.

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