Faculty with a Focus on Privacy

Ken Bamberger

Kenneth A. Bamberger is Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, where he teaches Administrative Law, The First Amendment, and Technology and Governance.  His research focuses on issues of technology and corporate regulation.  In particular, Bamberger's work explores the regulation of data protection and information privacy, the use of technology by administrative agencies, and the reliance on technology in corporate compliance.  With Professor Deirdre Mulligan of the UC Berkeley School of Information and BCLT, he is principal investigator on a major project comparing corporate privacy protection in the US, Canada and Europe. Additionally, he is the Director of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society.


Catherine Crump

Catherine Crump

Catherine Crump is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. An experienced litigator specializing in constitutional matters, she has represented a broad range of clients seeking to vindicate their First and Fourth Amendment rights. She also has extensive experience litigating to compel the disclosure of government records under the Freedom of Information Act. Professor Crump’s primary interest is the impact of new technologies on civil liberties. Representative matters include serving as counsel in the ACLU’s challenge to the National Security Agency’s mass collection of Americans’ call records; representing artists, media outlets and others challenging a federal internet censorship law, and representing a variety of clients seeking to invalidate the government’s policy of conducting suspicionless searches of laptops and other electronic devices at the international border. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Professor Crump served as a staff attorney at the ACLU for nearly nine years. Before that, she was a law clerk for Judge M. Margaret McKeown at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


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Chris Jay Hoofnagle

Chris Jay Hoofnagle, J.D (University of Georgia) is the Director of Information Privacy Programs and Senior Fellow for BCLT and the Samuelson Clinic. He is an expert in information privacy law. Hoofnagle's research focuses on identity theft, security breaches, and consumer perceptions and attitudes towards privacy laws.  He co-chairs the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference. Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Hoofnagle was a non-residential fellow withStanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Prior to that, Hoofnagle focused on regulation of telemarketing, financial services privacy, and credit reporting at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. He is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia.


Deirdre Mulligan

Deirdre K. Mulligan

Deirdre K. Mulligan is an Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. She was previously the Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and a Clinical Professor of Law at Berkeley Law. Before coming to UC Berkeley, she was staff counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington.


Prof. Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, is a leading international expert on information privacy, copyright, telecommunications and information law. He has published widely on these topics. In the US, his articles and essays have appeared in periodicals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, and N.Y.U. Law Review. His books include Privacy Law Fundamentals (2011)(co-author Daniel Solove) and Information Privacy Law (4th ed., 2011)(co-author Daniel Solove).  Professor Schwartz has provided expert opinions, advice, and testimony to numerous governmental bodies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has also served as an organizer of the Privacy Law Salon, which is held annually in Miami.


Jennifer Urban

Jennifer M. Urban

Jennifer M. Urban is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Broadly, her research considers how values such as free expression, freedom to innovate, and privacy are mediated by technology, the laws that govern technology, and private-ordering systems. Her clinic students represent clients in numerous public interest cases and projects at the intersection of technological change and societal interests such as civil liberties, innovation, and creative expression. Recent Clinic projects include work on individual privacy rights, copyright and free expression, artists’ rights, free and open source licensing, government surveillance, the “smart” electricity grid, biometrics, and defensive patent licensing. Professor Urban comes to Berkeley Law from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic.  Prior to joining the USC faculty in 2004, she was the Samuelson Clinic’s first fellow and visiting assistant professor. Prior to that, she was an attorney with the Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in biological science (concentration in neurobiology and behavior) and from Berkeley Law with a J.D. (intellectual property certificate).