Pamela Erickson is the Executive Director (ED) of the Center for the Study of Law and Society at UC Berkeley School of Law. Established in 1961, the center examines the social consequences and impacts of law, with an emphasis on empirical research and theoretical analysis. Before becoming ED at the Center, Erickson worked as a Constituent Liaison and Legislative Aide for Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillén. Prior to that she worked at the U.S. State Department in the Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor working on democracy and human rights programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and global women’s rights programs. She also served in the U.S Peace Corps in Morocco, writing grants and fundraising to support the development of a women’s cooperative in rural Morocco and for Arabic literacy classes for women. She was a Presidential Management Fellow (2005-2007) and is the recipient of a Jefferson Award for Public Service (2016).
Master of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2005)