2005 Archive

Boalt Hall Expands Its Growing Faculty

Boalt has successfully recruited four new faculty members, who will join the law school as of July 1. David Sklansky, an outstanding scholar and teacher of criminal procedure and evidence, has accepted a tenured position. Sklansky, a tenured professor at UCLA, has visited at Boalt the past three semesters and met with great success with the students. His wife, Deborah Lambe, is a 1995 graduate of Boalt. Leti Volpp, a recently tenured member of the law faculty at American University, has also accepted a tenured position. Volpp was a popular scholar-in-residence for Boalt's Center for Social Justice in fall 2004, during which time many Boalt students had the opportunity to work with her. She is a rising star in the fields of immigration law, citizenship, nationality, and law and culture. Her sister, Sophie Volpp, is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Kenneth Bamberger, counsel with the firm of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr in Washington, D.C., has accepted an entry-level, tenure-track position. Bamberger, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 1998 and was president of the Harvard Law Review, clerked for Judge Amalya Kearse of the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. His areas of primary interest are corporations, administrative law, and professional responsibility. Erin Murphy has accepted an entry-level, tenure-track appointment. Murphy graduated from Harvard Law School in 1999, where she was a note editor of the Harvard Law Review. She then clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for Judge Merrick Garland. Following her clerkship, she has been a public defender in the D.C. Public Defender Service, spending three years in the trial division and almost two years in the appellate division. Her primary interests are criminal procedure, evidence and criminal law. 4/22/2005