Faculty

Professional LL.M. students learn from the same world-renowned faculty who teach in the J.D. program during the August-May school year.

Internationally recognized legal scholars like Robert Bartlett and Robert Merges spend a portion of each summer teaching securities law, patent law and more in an intimate classroom environment composed of experienced legal professionals from around the world. Our faculty includes founders and directors of our legal centers, teachers with decades of experience, real-world practitioners and international experts.  Focused specifically on the LL.M. audience, their courses provide American legal expertise with a global flavor.

Our faculty is packed with ultra-high-achievers. Just read our professors' profiles and see for yourself. But they're famously approachable and accessible too. Most look for ways to engage with students outside the classroom—whether by collaborating on a research project or simply mingling over lunch in our sunny courtyard.

 

LL.M. Professional Track: Faculty Teaching Summer 2014

    • Robert Bartlett, Professor of Law (Securities Law)
    • Shawn Bayern, Visiting Professor (Contracts)
      • Larry and Joyce Beltz Professor of Torts, Florida State University
    • Robert C. Berring, Jr., Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law (Contracts)
      • Recipient of UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award and creator of the award-winning video series Legal Research for the 21st Century.
    • Bruce Budner, Lecturer (Professional Responsibility)
      • Served as legal director of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas and Executive Director of the Rockridge Institute, a Berkeley-based political think tank
    • Richard BuxbaumJackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law, Emeritus (Partnerships & LLCs)
      • A member of the Berkeley Law faculty since 1961, former editor in chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law, and founder/first chair of UC Berkeley's Center for German and European Studies and Center for Western European Studies
    • Steven Davidoff, Professor of Law (Mergers & Acquisitions)
      • A financial regulation expert named to a list of the 100 most influential governance professionals and institutions in the country by the National Association of Corporate Directors
    • Ben Depoorter, Visiting Professor (Copyright Law)
      • Holds the Roger J. Traynor Research Chair at U.C. Hastings and is an Affilate Scholar at the Stanford University Center for Internet & Society
    • Reza Dibadj, Visiting Professor (Antitrust)
      • Articles have appeared in over twenty academic journals, including the Antitrust BulletinUniversity of Colorado Law ReviewSan Diego Law ReviewStanford Journal of International Law, and Washington University Law Review
    • Daniel FarberSho Sato Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (Academic Writing)
      • Serves on the editorial board of Foundation Press; a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Life Member of the American Law Institute
    • William H. D. Fernholz, Lecturer in Residence and Director, Appellate Program (Fundamentals of US Law)
      • Practiced plaintiff-side poverty and civil rights law for seven years as a staff attorney for California Indian Legal Services
    • Mark Gergen, Robert and Joann Burch D.P. Professor of Tax Law and Policy (Torts) 
      • Private law publications include the chapter Towards Understanding Equitable Estoppel in the book "Structure and Justification in Private Law" (Hart 2008) and Tortious Interference: How it is Engulfing Commercial Law, Why this is Not Entirely Bad, and a Prudential Response, Arizona Law Review (1996)
    • Andrew T. Guzman, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, International and Graduate Programs (International Arbitration)
      • A member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration's Academic Council and on the board of several academic journals
    • M. Todd Henderson, Professor of Law (Securities)
      • Clerked for the Hon. Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; former appellate litigator at Kirkland & Ellis with specialties in corporations and securities regulation
    • Robert Infelise, John & Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer (Contracts)
      • A senior trial attorney specializing in high-stakes business litigation
    • Justin McCrary, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Law and Economics Program (Business Associations) 
      • Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge) and a Fellow of the Criminal Justice Research Program, Institute for Legal Studies (Berkeley)
    • Robert P. Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (Patent Law)
      • Serves as a special consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and is a member of the Department's Task Force on Intellectual Property
    • Peter S. Menell, Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (Introduction to IP)
      • Co-founded the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology in 1995
    • Saira Mohamed, Assistant Professor of Law (Human Rights) 
      • Served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan
    • Melissa Murray, Professor of Law (Constitutional Law) 
      • Won the Association of American Law Schools' 2010-2011 Scholarly Papers Competition for faculty members with fewer than five years of law teaching for her paper “Marriage as Punishment”
    • Anne Joseph O'Connell, Professor of Law (Civil Procedure) 
      • Won the American Bar Association's Scholarship Award in Administrative Law for the best article or book published in 2009 (“Vacant Offices”)
    • Andrea Roth, Assistant Professor of Law (Evidence)
      • Served as a trial and appellate attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) and founded a Forensic Practice Group that studied and litigated forensic DNA typing
    • Paul M. Schwartz, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (Privacy Law)
      • A leading international expert on information privacy and information law
    • Ken Taymor, Lecturer in Residence; Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and Economy (Economics in Law Practice)
      • Practiced law for over 20 years in San Francisco and taught at Stanford University and UCLA
    • John Choon Yoo, Professor of Law (International Civil Litigation)
      • Served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2001-2003