Carol Izumi speaks at podium
Professor Carol Izumi won the AALS Clinical Section’s 2018 William Pincus Award for lifetime of outstanding service to clinical legal education.
Professor Alina Ball won the AALS Clinical Section’s 2018 Shanara Gilbert Award as outstanding emerging clinician committed to teaching and achieving social justice and expanding access to justice through her Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment Clinic. She also serves on the Planning Committee for the AALS 2019 Clinical Conference in San Francisco.
Hastings Mediation Clinic
The Hastings Mediation Clinic, taught by Professors Carol Izumi (far right), Gail Silverstein (far left) and Lecturer Betsy Candler, and our Center for Negotiation & Dispute Resolution, directed by Professor Sheila Purcell, won the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ 2018 ADR Education Award.
Group photo of Community Justice Clinic
The Hastings Community Justice Clinics celebrate their 25th anniversary and their growth from a single clinic taught by three faculty to an umbrella for seven in-house clinics taught by 10 full-time clinical faculty.
Prof. Mai Linh SpencerProfessor Mai Linh Spencer won the College’s 2018 Rutter Award for Teaching Excellence and is selected by the Class of 2018 to deliver farewell remarks that bring down the house at commencement. Linh co-teaches our Individual Representation Clinic, teaches Evidence, and is Academic Director of our Lawyers for America Program.
Yvonne TroyaProfessor Yvonne Troya, who launched and directs our Medical Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic, is re-appointed as Clinical Professor of Law on a presumptively renewable long-term contract.
Professor Karen MusaloProfessor Karen Musalo, who teaches our Refugee & Human Rights Clinic and directs our Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), is at the forefront of challenges to the Trump Administration’s assault on protections for asylum seekers. CGRS is litigating with the ACLU and other organizations to reverse administration efforts to curtail or eliminate protection for women, children, and families fleeing persecution.
Kate Bloch Professor Kate Bloch, who teaches our Criminal Practice Clinic, published Harnessing Virtual Reality to Prevent Prosecutorial Misconduct, 32 Geo. J. Legal Ethics __ (2018).

Professor Richard Boswell, who teaches our Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, publishes fifth edition of his Immigration and Nationality Law casebook.
Professor Eumi Lee, who co-teaches our Individual Representation Clinic and our Criminal Practice Clinic, publishes Monetizing Shame: Mugshots, Privacy and the Right to Access, 70 Rutgers L. Rev. 557 (2018).
gail silversteinProfessor Gail Silverstein, who co-teaches our Individual Representation Clinic and our Mediation Clinic, presented “Advancing Social Justice through ADR” at ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference and “Teaching the Whole Lawyer: Deliberate, Mindful, and Culturally Conscious Professional Identity Formation” at AALS Clinical Section conference. She also published a festschrift article in praise of the East Bay Community Law Center in the California Law Review Online.

Professor Manoj Viswanathan, who teaches our Business Tax Practicum, published articles on Tax Compliance in a Decentralizing Economy and State Responses to Federal Tax Reform: State Charitable Tax Credits and a chapter on “Tax Compliance and the Sharing Economy.”
Professor Brittany Glidden, Director of Externship & Pro Bono Programs, won the Outstanding Service to Students Award, presented with Gail Silverstein on “Making It Explicit: Introducing and Engaging Students in Professional Identity Development” at Northern California Clinicians’ Conference, and launched a new Corporate Counsel Externship Program.
Miye Goshen with microphone
The CJC’s 25th Anniversary celebration honors Emerita Clinical Professors Miye Goishi, who continues to co-teach our Individual Representation Clinic, and Nancy Stuart, who served as inaugural Associate Dean for Experiential Learning.
Shauna Marshall Emirita Professor and former Academic Dean Shauna Marshall launched and served as inaugural Faculty Director of new Racial Justice Center to help colleagues augment their curricula to accurately reflect the treatment of people of color under U.S. law.

Emeritus Professor George Bisharat, aka Big Harp George, released Uptown Cool, his third album of blues harmonica and vocals.
Ascanio PiomelliProfessor Ascanio Piomelli, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, teaches our Community Group Advocacy & Social Change Lawyering Clinic, co-teaches our Individual Representation Clinic, and loves touting the accomplishments of his amazing colleagues.