A Look Back: Top Social Media Posts of 2022

What did the UC Hastings community like reading about the most on social media in 2022?

News about the law school renaming were among the most read stories on Facebook and Instagram this year. Chancellor & Dean David Faigman announced that the Hastings’ Board of Directors voted to change the name of the law school in July, ushering in a new chapter.

There were many professors featured in the news this year. Several wrote books, attended conferences, and spoke at important panels. Among the top performing posts about professors on social media this year was news about Prof. John Myers and his work to address a shortage of juvenile court lawyers in California.

UC Hastings Law professors also regularly offer their expertise in national discussions about important legal issues. Twitters followers liked and retweeted news about UC Hastings Prof. Jennifer Oliva, who wrote a journal article about the need for laws to reduce indoor air pollution.

Another faculty member who made a big impression on Twitter was Prof. Veena Dubal. She spoke to Vice News about job instability faced by gig workers hired to create non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for game developers and technology companies.

Events on and off campus that connected law students, professors, legal scholars, alumni, and legal professionals attracted the most attention on Facebook and LinkedIn, including a networking event in March for law students and attorneys sponsored by the Career Development Office.

 

On LinkedIn, other popular posts included news about a mixer for new law students, an alumni happy hour event, and a swearing-in ceremony for recent graduates who passed the California bar exam.

The post that got the most reactions on UC Hastings Twitter in 2022 was a congratulations to Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation as a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, making her the first African American woman to hold such a post.

On Instagram, a post about a visit to UC Hastings campus by Louis Capozi, a former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, was the second-most reacted-to post on the platform.

To see what will be trending in the new year, follow the law school’s social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.