Samuelson faculty members mentor students, represent clients, and engage in scholarly research. In the process, they work to pursue the public interest in critical technology law and policy issues.
Catherine Crump, Director and Clinical Professor of Law. Catherine Crump is director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law, as well as Clinical Professor of Law. Crump’s civil liberties advocacy focuses on protecting privacy and free speech in an era of increasingly ubiquitous surveillance. She also focuses on ensuring that new technologies are integrated into the criminal legal system with attention to equity and accuracy.
Under Crump’s leadership, the Samuelson Clinic has litigated cases to force disclosure of records regarding the Trump Administration’s use of social media information to remove or exclude people from the United States based on their expression or beliefs; to improve public access to court records about the government’s use of electronic surveillance; and to push back against court orders requiring websites to remove content. She has also authored or co-authored reports on the use of electronic monitoring technology on youth in the juvenile system; why courts should impose consequences when police officers fail to activate their body-worn cameras and then want to testify about unrecorded events; and on a Federal Bureau of Prisons policy of monitoring emails that incarcerated persons send to their attorneys. Crump has testified before Congress, the European Parliament, and various state legislatures and municipal bodies on issues including cell phone location tracking and the impact of national security surveillance on people outside the United States. Crump’s full biography, publications and CV are available on her faculty page.
Erik Stallman, Associate Director and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law. Erik Stallman is the Associate Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Before joining the Samuelson Clinic, Erik 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 US House of Representatives, the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and then serving as General Counsel and Director of the Open Internet Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. His research interests include copyright and machine learning, music licensing, and the intersection of copyright and media regulation. Erik is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Jennifer M. Urban, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Policy Initiatives Jennifer Urban’s research centers on legal and policy issues surrounding intellectual property, privacy and individual rights in a world of rapid technological and societal change. Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Jennifer founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic and worked as an attorney with the Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley. She graduated from Berkeley Law in 2000 and was the Samuelson Clinic’s first teaching fellow.
Megan Graham, Clinical Supervising Attorney. Megan Graham is a Clinical Supervising Attorney in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Berkeley Law. Her work centers on the role technology plays in criminal defendants’ cases and the broader criminal legal system. Graham’s advocacy focuses on advising public defenders on the technology issues that appear in their clients’ cases. She has written model briefs and counseling memoranda for public defenders on issues ranging from overbroad search warrants for digital devices to probabilistic genotyping software to facial recognition. Graham has filed and litigated public records act requests to uncover more information about the technologies used in criminal cases. She has also trained federal and state defense attorneys from around the country on various technology and criminal law topics.
Graham’s writings have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and Just Security and she has been quoted in other press outlets, including Agence France-Presse and The Nation. Prior to coming to Berkeley Law, Graham clerked for Magistrate Judge Katherine Menendez in the District of Minnesota and was a visiting research fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School’s Human Rights Center. Before that, she worked at the Brennan Center for Justice and was the privacy, security, and technology fellow and assistant managing editor at Just Security. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, Queens University Belfast, and NYU School of Law.
Brianna L. Schofield, Clinical Supervising Attorney Brianna L. Schofield is a Clinical Supervising Attorney in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at at Berkeley Law. Her work centers on promoting balanced laws and policies that encourage access to knowledge and culture, with particular attention to the challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies. Previously a teaching fellow and research fellow in the Samuelson Clinic, she co-authored a series of handbooks that help creators understand and manage their rights, including guides to rights reversion, open access, and fair use. Prior to returning to Berkeley Law, Schofield was the executive director of Authors Alliance, where she advocated for the interests of authors who want to make their works broadly available to serve the public good. Before that, Schofield served as a special deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice.
Areeba Jibril, Clinical Teaching Fellow Areeba Jibril joins the clinic after working as a Fisher-Paradise Fellow with the ACLU of Massachusetts, where her work focused on prison and police accountability. Before that, Areeba worked at a San Francisco law firm and interned at the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School and the Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a student attorney with the Michigan Innocence Clinic and a Geneva International Fellow at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.