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          The McAllister streetscape project concludes with a great day of tree planting! Nearly 100 volunteers gathered to plant 50 trees and two small urban gardens in over 30 locations throughout the #Tenderloin earlier this month.
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          Tuesday, May 21, 2013

          NoVo Grant Will Fight Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

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          Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law.

          The Center for WorkLife Law (WLL) at UC Hastings College of the Law has received a $30,000 grant from the NoVo Foundation to support the development of a working group of employment lawyers and Ob/Gyn doctors, and others to advance women’s economic rights.

          “We are grateful to the NoVo Foundation for funding work that will help low-income and blue-collar women throughout the country,” says Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law.

          The funds from the NoVo Foundation will support WLL’s new Pregnancy Accommodation Working Group, which has been established to help pregnant women--particularly low-income workers--workers receive the accommodations they need to keep their jobs. Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman unfavorably in the workplace due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Women experiencing this type of discrimination are often low-wage, minority workers, employed in hourly positions, supporting children, partners, and other family members. These jobs are a lifeline for many of the women facing pregnancy discrimination — lifelines that are all too frequently eliminated just when they are most needed.

          The Pregnancy Accommodation Working Group’s goal is to develop novel legal theories to establish that current law requires a wide range of pregnancy accommodations, and to disseminate those theories to over a thousand employment lawyers nationwide. Working with doctors from the University of California, San Francisco, they also will develop and disseminate Model Pregnancy Accommodation Notes to thousands of Ob/Gyn doctors nationwide.

          By partnering with and disseminating information to employment lawyers and Ob/Gyn doctors, the Pregnancy Accommodation Working Group empowers both groups with the tools they need to help ensure employers provide work-related accommodations to pregnant women.

          About NoVo Foundation

          NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. They support the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively—to help create a caring and balanced world. They envision a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation, thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of girls and women.

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          Wednesday, June 24, 2015

          State Budget Keeps Fees Flat, Funds Long-Range Campus Plan

          Enacted budget provides sufficient funding to allow UC Hastings to maintain student fees unchanged for the 4th consecutive year; Appropriates $36.8 million to construct a new academic building at 333 Golden Gate Ave; Authorizes use of private donations to supplement the state’s appropriation for building enhancements so as to fully leverage the opportunity to create a “top of class” facility commensurate with the college’s stature and prominence.
          Wednesday, June 24, 2015

          Academic Chairs Awarded to Four Faculty Members

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          Tuesday, June 23, 2015

          “New Law” Lawyers Fighting for Better Work-Life Balance

          New report by Professor Joan C. Williams and the Center for WorkLife Law reveals 5 new models of legal practice. 
          Monday, June 22, 2015

          Bruce Pfaff '79 awards $10k scholarships to Clifton Smoot '15 and Zachary Spear '15

          Recent grads get a financial boost and incentive to try plaintiff’s law.
          Monday, June 22, 2015

          Tenderloin Community Unites to Improve Neighborhood Streetscape

          “UC Hastings wants the Tenderloin community to know that we intend to make good on our promise to be responsible neighbors dedicated to all efforts to improve this neighborhood,” said Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu.
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