The first UC National Public Service Law Conference took place at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center September 23rd and 24th. CEB was proud to cohost alongside the UC Office of the President, Berkeley Law, UCLA Law, UCI Law and UC Davis Law. The conference's theme this year was Civil Rights in the 21st Century and featured keynotes from UC President Janet Napolitano, Innocence Project Co-Founder Peter Neufeld, National Immigration Law Center Executive Director Marielena Hincapié, Dean of Berkeley Law Erwin Chemerinsky and more.
CEB is a self-supporting program of the University of California and is cosponsored by the State Bar of California. As part of this partnership, CEB offers special benefits and resources involving a variety of State Bar programs.
As part of our commitment to legal education, CEB collaborates with law schools throughout the state. We provide UC Law schools print and online access to CEB's practice guides at no charge; to other California law schools we give free second print copies and significant discounts for access to OnLAW. If a professor is interested in using a CEB publication in her law school course, we allow free online access for the class.
CEB also offers free CLE programs and program scholarships as well as large discounts on selected titles to law students. We donate to UCLA's Tenant Lawyer Network Conference, sponsor the annual Solo Practice Seminar at Santa Clara Law School, and every year award $2500 for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing for the best brief written by a first-year student at a UC law school. For details on these offers, view our Law Students and Law Professors pages.
We provide discounts and support to many community organizations, pro bono groups, and nonprofits. These include legal service and legal aid organizations, paralegals and county law libraries. We sponsor events with many local bar associations, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Women Lawyers, and other groups within the California legal community.
The conference had about 300 attendees, 18 breakout sessions, nearly 70 speakers and countless great connections made. Topics included Housing and Homelessness, Veteran’s Rights, Undocumented Students, Water Rights and Social Justice, LGBTQ Rights, Reproductive Rights, Police Accountability, Racial Justice and more. CEB also had five sponsors for this inaugural event, including Morrison Forrester, Covington and Burling, Sanford Heisler and Sharp, Lexis Nexis and Latham Watkins.
CEB is excited to continue working with many of the panelists, keynotes, University partners and sponsors.