Professional LL.M. students learn from the same world-renowned faculty who teach in the J.D. program during the August-May school year.
World-renowned legal scholars like Eric Talley and Robert Merges spend a portion of each summer teaching Mergers & Acquisitions, 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 2013
- Robert Bartlett, Professor of Law (Securities Law): a member of the faculty board of the Berkeley Center on Law, Business and the Economy and an editor of Berkeley Law's VC Research Network
- 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.
- Reza Dibadj, Visiting Professor (Antitrust): articles have appeared in over twenty academic journals, including the Antitrust Bulletin, University of Colorado Law Review, San Diego Law Review, Stanford Journal of International Law, and Washington University Law Review
- 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 (Foreign Investment Law): a member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration's Academic Council and on the board of several academic journals
- 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
- Justin McCrary, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Law and Economics Program (Business Associations): a 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)
- 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”)
- 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
- Eric Talley, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law and Director, Berkeley Center for Law, Business, and the Economy (M&A): a leading authority on corporate law and law & economics
- 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