Fall 2023 Newsletter

Letter from the Editor 
A brief note from Editor-in-Chief, Dashiell Tucker

Dear Journal supporters and alumni, 

First and foremost, we thank you for your continued support and mentorship.  We couldn’t do this without you!  Special thanks to our both our outgoing and our newly appointed alumni board—your service is deeply appreciated.

Volume 75 is off to a great start with one significant change—we are now officially rechristened as UC Law Journal in parallel with the school’s name change.  That this change comes in tandem with the Journal celebrating three-quarters of a century as UC Law SF’s flagship scholarly publication feels momentous.  We look forward to carrying the extra-celebratory mood through the whole academic year.

We also kicked off this volume with two outstandingly successful events—Meet the Employers and the Fall Alumni Mixer.  We received strong positive feedback from many 2Ls who enjoyed meeting you.  We deeply appreciate your support and presence at the events and look forward to seeing you all in the Spring. 

Also in the Spring, we will be hosting our symposium with the theme of “We the People: Citizenship, Race, and Equality,” for which we will be partnering with UC Law SF’s Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality (RICE).  The symposium will be held on February 2, 2024, and will be in person with Zoom attendance available. We hope to see you there and will have further updates as we solidify our list of panelists. 

Finally, we will be hosting our “EIC forum” in January, where we will hear from the candidates interested in leading Volume 76.  We are lucky to have a wonderful 2025 Journal class, and we know the next generation is well situated to keep the Journal forging forward.  

Best wishes and happy holidays,

Dashiell Tucker



A Call to Action

This holiday season, we ask for your support of UC Law Journal. There are two ways to give this year!

If you give through our general donation page, your support will go towards sponsoring student dues, promoting diversity and equity on the Journal, and general administrative support that helps make all of our wonderful programming happen.

Our goal during this holiday season is $3,000

As you are making your philanthropic plans for this year, we ask that you consider supporting UC Law Journal. For information on how to donate to UC Law Journal, please contact our Executive Development Editor, Kelsey Cena, at development@hastingslawjournal.org.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity!

Support our Symposium!

This year’s symposium “We the People: Citizenship, Race, and Equality” will take place on Friday, February 2nd in the new building, The Academe at 198.

If you or your firm/organization is interested in sponsoring this exciting event please contact Safina Motiwala, our Executive Symposium Editor at smotiwala@uclawsf.edu.

Thank you for your support and we would love to see you at the symposium!

Fall Alumni Mixer
We enjoyed another Fall Alumni Mixer at the 333 Golden Gate building on campus. 
Thank you to all the alumni that could attend, we hope to see you at our next event!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

We are proud to be supported by Baker Botts, Jones Day, and 
Arnold & Porter

If you would like your firm to sponsor UC Law Journal, please contact development@hastingslawjournal.org. 

Alumni Board Round Up

We are thrilled to share the 2023-2024 Alumni Board:

Matt Avery ’09
Guy Kornblum ’66
Elaine Zhong ’12
Lauren Schoenthaler ’95
Shanti Eagle ’09
Tim Hsieh ’07
Jenny Grantz ’12
Lesley Hamilton ’16
Alice Giang ’21
Oliver Hamilton ’21
Abigail Shim ’23
Marc Eshoo ’23
Melinda Gilani ’23

Thank you all for your continued guidance and support!


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Spring Alumni Mixer 

Date: Thursday April 4, 2024
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Baker Botts SF Office
101 California St. Suite 3200
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SCOCAblog is excited to announce several recent publications ! In addition to opinion and analyses on important cases such as the three part Briggs v. Brown (2017) and the consequential People v. Buza (2018) decisions, SCOCA has published opinion pieces in 2023 and 2024 on California water law, housing law and the funding of housing and infrastructure, and the rights of transgender and intersex persons with respect to California constitutional privacy claims. Our Concurrence Matrix, a tool that tracks the agreement rate of the justices relative to each other as a percentage value, has continued to provide valuable insights and is available to the public.

If you are a person interested in, or working with, areas of debated California law, we invite you to submit a brief piece on topical California Supreme Court developments. Our publication focuses on opinion analyses, persuasive pieces such as the Balance of Judicial Independence Against Public Confidence, and articles interpreting the California Constitution.

If you are interested in publishing with SCOCAblog, please reach out to Andrew Jacobs at ahjacobs@uclawsf.edu and as always, keep an eye on the latest developments at www.scocablog.com!

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