Brianna L. Schofield ’12 is a Clinical Supervising Attorney in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic 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. Schofield was previously a Teaching Fellow and a Research Fellow in the Samuelson Clinic.
Schofield is the co-author of a series of handbooks that help creators understand and manage their rights, including guides to rights reversion, open access, and fair use. Together with Jennifer Urban, Schofield has conducted extensive empirical research analyzing how notice and takedown procedures operate in practice and examined academic library experiences with requests to remove digitized content from online collections.
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.
Schofield holds a JD from Berkeley Law and a BSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
J.D., Berkeley Law School (2012)
B.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science