Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

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The clinic works to advance the public interest in a digital age marked by rapid technological change, focusing on protecting civil liberties, promoting balanced intellectual property laws and access to information, and ensuring a fair criminal justice system.

Clinic Director: Catherine Crump

crump_catherineAn experienced litigator specializing in constitutional matters, Catherine Crump has represented a broad range of clients seeking to vindicate their First and Fourth Amendment rights. She also has extensive experience litigating to compel the disclosure of government records under the Freedom of Information Act. Catherine’s primary interest is the impact of new technologies on civil liberties. Read more about our staff.

Clinic Associate Director: Erik Stallman

Before joining the Samuelson Clinic, Erik Stallman ’03 was a policy counsel at Google, focusing on copyright and telecommunications policy. He spent the previous 12 years in Washington D.C, working for the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. House of Representatives, the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and as general counsel and director of the Open Internet Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. Read more about our staff.


Clinical Program Contact Information: 510.643.4800 •