Dan Farber is the Sho Sato Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment. Professor Farber is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Life Member of the American Law Institute.
Professor Farber is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees. He graduated, summa cum laude, from the College of Law, where he was the class valedictorian and served as editor-in-chief of the University of Illinois Law Review. After law school, he was a law clerk for Judge Philip W. Tone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Farber practiced law with Sidley & Austin, where he primarily worked on energy issues, before returning to the University of Illinois as a faculty member in 1978. He taught at the University of Minnesota Law School faculty from 1981 to 2002, where he was the McKnight Presidential Professor of Public Law. He also has been a visiting professor at the Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, and the University of Chicago Law School.
He is the author of the forthcoming book, Contested Ground: How to Understand the Limits on Presidential Power (UC Press 2021). His earlier books include Research Handbook on Public Choice and Public Law (Elgar 2010) (with A. O’Connell); Judgment Calls: Politics and Principle in Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press 2008) (with S. Sherry); Retained by the People: The “Silent” Ninth Amendment and the Rights Americans Don’t Know They Have (Basic Books 2007); Lincoln’s Constitution (University of Chicago Press 2003); and Eco-Pragmatism: How to Make Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World (University of Chicago Press 1999).
B.A., University of Illinois (1971)
M.A., University of Illinois (1972)
J.D., University of Illinois (1975)
Daniel A. Farber is teaching the following courses in Fall 2021:
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Teaching Evaluations||Summer 2022||201S sec. 001||Torts||206.51S sec. 001||Legal Research and Writing: Advanced Scholarship||Spring 2022||274.7 sec. 001||Environmental Law Colloquium||Summer 2021||201S sec. 001||Torts||206.51S sec. 001||LRW: Advanced Scholarship||Spring 2021||220G sec. 001||Public Law and Policy Workshop||View Teaching Evaluation||272.31 sec. 001||The Supreme Court Confronts Climate Change||View Teaching Evaluation||Fall 2020||270.6 sec. 001||Energy Law and Policy||View Teaching Evaluation||272.31 sec. 001||The Supreme Court Confronts Climate Change||View Teaching Evaluation||Summer 2020||W201 sec. 001||Torts||View Teaching Evaluation||W206.8 sec. 001||LRW: Advanced Scholarship||View Teaching Evaluation|