Steve Weissman came to Berkeley Law from the California Public Utilities Commission where he was an administrative law judge. He also served as policy and legal advisor to three different commissioners at the PUC. He is an energy and environmental attorney, and an environmental mediator. Prior to his appointment as an administrative law judge in 1988, 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. He has taught energy law and policy classes at Berkeley Law since 2006.
After graduating from law school, Peter Menell clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1990 and co-founded the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology in 1995, where he serves as a director. Menell has visited at the Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, and Stanford Law School; taught an annual course on U.S. intellectual property law at the ETH (Zurich) since 1997; and organized more than two dozen intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center since 1998.
Sarah M. Barker-Ball
Energy and Cleantech Program Fellow
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 435-12
Sarah Barker-Ball earned her J.D. at Berkeley Law in 2010, where she served as Co-President of the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) and Development Director of Ecology Law Quarterly (ELQ). During her tenure, Ms. Barker-Ball helped create several programs to provide opportunities for students to address pressing energy issues and collaborate on real world projects, including Cleantech to Market – a partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to help commercialize promising clean technologies, and BERC Innovative Solutions (BIS) – a student consulting program that serves public agencies, nonprofit organizations and small companies. Following her fellowship, she will join the law firm Bingham McCutchen.