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.


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

Prof. 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

Prof. 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.

Jason Schultz

Jason M. Schultz

Jason M. Schultz is the Acting Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and a clinical instructor at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Before joining Boalt Hall as a faculty member in the Samuelson Clinic, he was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the leading digital rights groups in the world. Prior to EFF, he practiced intellectual property law at the firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C. and served as a clerk to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen of the Northern District of California.

Jennifer Urban

Jennifer M. Urban

Jennifer M. Urban joined Berkeley Law in 2009 as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. She 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 and taught classes on issues related to intellectual property, privacy and individual rights in a world of rapid technological and societal change.