In June, Katie (Marshall) Ali (’07) launched a boutique civil rights litigation firm, Ali & Lockwood LLP, in Washington, DC. Katie was formerly a partner at Hogan Lovells’ in D.C., where she spearheaded several landmark civil rights litigations while also litigating high-stakes commercial cases. Her new firm will focus primarily on criminal justice reform issues at the trial and appellate level, while also maintaining a small commercial litigation and strategic advising practice.
David Fathi, J.D. ‘88, wants social justice to reach the depths of U.S. prisons. Living in a bare, concrete, windowless cell 24 hours a day, for months and even years on end with no one to talk to, there is little to do except stare at the wall and think about how to survive, let alone get […]
Proud Legacy: New Blackwell Hall Houses Students and Stiles
After 18 months of construction, the sidewalks have been cleared, the furniture has been moved in, and, on August 14, some 750 freshmen will be welcomed into their new Berkeley digs on the corner of Durant Avenue and Dana Street. The university’s newest eight-story residence, David Blackwell Hall, opens as the campus is pushing to […]
Singing It Right Out Loud: How Protest Songs Have Propelled Progressive Politics
Name a progressive cause from the 20th century, and odds are it reverberated to the soundtrack of protest music. Singing together “helps unify people and bring people together with a common message,” says Terry Garthwaite, who sang at protests on the UC Berkeley campus during the Free Speech Movement and went on to found the […]