IELE Faculty

IELE Faculty Director

Andrew Guzman

Andrew Guzman is Professor of Law and Director of the Advanced Law degree Programs at Berkeley Law School, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Guzman holds a J.D. and Ph.D. (economics) from Harvard University. He has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law, and served as editor on the recently published Handbook of International Economic Law (Elgar Publishers) and authored How International Law Works (Oxford University Press). Read more...


IELE Faculty

Wayne Brazil

Wayne Brazil joined the faculty at Berkeley Law in the fall of 2009 as a Professor from Practice after having spent 25 years as a magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He exercised the full range of judicial responsibilities during his tenure as a judge, presiding over civil and criminal trials, conducting evidentiary hearings, hearing motions, managing the pretrial development of civil cases, conducting settlement conferences, and hosting a daily master criminal calendar. Read more... 


Henry Hecht

Henry Hecht received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Henry Hecht served as an Assistant Special Prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force from 1973 to 1976 and was special counsel to the San Francisco firm of Heller Ehrman LLP from 1977 to 1983.   In addition to serving on the Berkeley Law School faculty, Mr. Hecht is co-founder of The Hecht Training Group, a consultancy that has presented workshops on deposition, negotiation, motion practice, and trial skills to more than 65 major law firms, corporations, government agencies, and bar associations across the country.  Read more...


Laurent Mayali

Laurent Mayali serves as Lloyd M. Robbins Professor of Law, Director of the Comparative Legal Studies Program, Director of the Robbins Religious and Civil Law Collection at Berkeley Law School.  After attaining his Docteur D’Etat on Droit at the University of Montpellier (France), Laurent Mayali served as a tenured research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, Germany, and at France's Center for National Research.  He joined the faculty of Berkeley's rhetoric department in 1985 before permanently joining the Boalt faculty in 1988.  Read more...


Peter Menell

Peter Menell received his S.B from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.A., and Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University, and his J.D from Harvard Law School.   Prof. Menell is co-founder and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He has organized more than two dozen intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center since 1998.   He has authored numerous books and articles relating to intellectual property issues.  Read more...


Sam Miller

Samuel Miller: Mr. Miller is a partner in the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he focuses his litigation practice in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and securities law.  Mr. Miller received his B.A. (cum laude) from Yale University and his J.D. from of UC Berkeley School of Law.  After law school, he clerked for Judge William H. Orrick, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Mr. Miller has taught seminars on antitrust and intellectual property at UC Berkeley, School of Law and at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  Mr. Miller has also been a faculty member of the U.S.Department of State and U.S. Information Agency's Programs in Latin America.


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Jessica Notini  received her B.A. from Wesleyan College and J.D. magna cum laude from University of Michigan Law School.   In addition to serving on the Berkeley Law faculty, Notini is a mediator and facilitator with the Northern California Mediation Center and teaches a variety of subjects related to alternative dispute resolution both in California and internationally. Her mediation practice is focused in the areas of probate & estate, employment discrimination and business disputes. She has facilitated for schools, government agencies, law firms and other entities seeking to organize their work on complex and controversial projects.  Read more...


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David Oppenheimer is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Professional Skills at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law.  He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School (J.D.). Previously, Professor Oppenheimer served as Visiting Professor at the University of Paris X, and Professor of Law and Associate Dean at Golden Gate University School of Law.  He founded and co-directed the Golden Gate/Paris Comparative Law Program from 2005-2009.  Read more...


Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985, and is a leading international expert on information privacy and information law.  His scholarship focuses on how the law has sought to regulate and otherwise shape information technology - as well as the impact of information technology on law and democracy.  His recent articles include "Notification of Data Security Breaches" in the Michigan Law Review (2007) (with Edward Janger); "Property, Privacy, and Personal Data" in the Harvard Law Review (2004); "Eldred and Lochner: Copyright Term Extension and Intellectual Property as Constitutional Property" (with William Treanor) in the Yale Law Journal (2003).  Read more...


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Eric Talley is a leading authority on corporate law, and law and economics. In addition to teaching corporate law, he serves as faculty co-director of Boalt's Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. He joined the faculty in 2006. Talley was previously at University of Southern California Law School from 1995 to 2005. He held the Theodore and Ivadelle Johnson Chair in Law and Business in 2005, having become a full professor in 2000. Talley led two of the law school's respected research centers, and was director both at the USC Center in Law, Economics and Organization and the USC/Caltech Olin Center for the Study of Law and Rational Choice from 2002 to 2004.  Read more...


Ken Taymor

Ken Taymor is the executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. Mr. Taymor received his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Yale University.  Prior to joining Boalt, Taymor practiced law for over 20 years in San Francisco.   His professional experience included organizing, structuring and financing private companies, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, intellectual property licensing and telecommunications. He has also represented non-profit and for-profit developers of mixed use community redevelopment projects.  Read more...


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James Tuthill  has extensive experience in corporate, transactional, and regulatory aspects of the telecommunications industry, and spent over twenty-four years at leading industry firms including Pacific Telesis, SBC, and AT&T. Mr. Tuthill received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.) and also completed UCLA’s Advanced Executive Management Program.  Mr. Tuthill was a partner at Schuyler, Ballard & Cowen in Chicago, and subsequently managed complex litigation at Bucyrus-Erie, a Fortune 500 manufacturer.  1n 1985 he joined Pacific Telesis Group, one of the seven Regional Holding Companies formed at the divestiture of AT&T in 1984.


Steve Weissman

Steve Weissman is an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission. He has served as policy and legal advisor to three different commissioners at the PUC.  He is an energy and environmental attorney, and an active environmental mediator.   Prior to his appointment as an administrative law judge in1988, he was a staff attorney at the PUC, working on renewable energy and energy efficiency proceedings, as well as cases involving implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act.  Read more...