Law

A pumpjack in Bakersfield, California

The archaic law stopping climate activists from keeping oil in the ground

Allowing conservationists to bid on public resources — held to a “use it or lose it” standard — could be a game-changer, experts say.

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How the Purdue opioid settlement could help the public understand the roots of the drug crisis

The multibillion-dollar settlement will trigger the release of troves of documents that may shine new light on what caused the opioid crisis.

Small boats in the Klamath River, 2019

Restoring access to culturally significant species with the Yurok Tribe

Law students work alongside tribal leaders to assist in a longstanding project to restore access to ancestral resources.

DACA recipients hold pictures of themselves as children during a Congressional meeting

DACA in doubt after court ruling: 3 questions answered

The Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that DACA, a policy that shields undocumented young immigrants from deportation, could continue. Now a Texas court says it can’t. An immigration lawyer explains.

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Holding world leaders accountable for environmental destruction

“Ecocide” is an evolving legal term — now with new international heft.

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Research security symposium focuses on protecting America’s intellectual capital

Security experts, higher education leaders convene in late Jan. to address the rise of foreign threats.

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Professor launches Center for Athletes’ Rights and Equity

New research center is the brainchild of Eddie Comeaux, a higher education professor and former Division I athlete.

People holding up DACA signs outside SCOTUS

Another opportunity for DACA students

A federal ruling restores the program for undocumented students. Jennifer Nájera, associate professor and chair of Ethnic Studies, tells us why this matters.

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.

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.

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