Tejas N. Narechania is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. His scholarly focus is on the institutions of technology law and policy (including, for example, telecommunications regulation, platform governance, and intellectual property), among other subjects. He is also a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.
Before joining Berkeley Law, Professor Narechania clerked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States (2015–2016) and for Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2011–2012). He has advised the Federal Communications Commission on network neutrality matters, where he served as Special Counsel (2012–2013). He has a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he earned the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize and was the Executive Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He also has a B.S. (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and a B.A. (Political Science) from the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Narechania’s research projects have appeared in the California Law Review (and the California Law Review Online), the Columbia Law Review (and the Columbia Law Review Forum), and the Michigan Law Review (and the Michigan Law Review Online), among other outlets. His projects have been cited by the White House, in the work of the Supreme Court and the federal Courts of Appeals, as well as in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other venues.
B.S., UC Berkeley (2005)
B.A., UC Berkeley (2005)
J.D., Columbia Law School (2011)
Tejas Narechania is teaching the following course in Fall 2023:
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Teaching Evaluations||Summer 2024||226.4S sec. 001||Regulated Digital Industries||Spring 2024||203 sec. 001||Property||222.13 sec. 001||Colloquium on the Court and Judicial Process||275.71 sec. 001||Law and Technology Colloquium||Summer 2023||226.4S sec. 001||Regulated Digital Industries||View Teaching Evaluation||Spring 2023||203 sec. 001||Property||View Teaching Evaluation||Summer 2022||226.4S sec. 001||Regulated Digital Industries||View Teaching Evaluation||Spring 2022||222.13 sec. 001||Colloquium on the Court and Judicial Process||View Teaching Evaluation||226.4 sec. 001||Regulated Digital Industries: Telecommunications Law & Policy for a Modern Era||View Teaching Evaluation|
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“There are still some open questions about the extent to which states can issue rules like this,” said Tejas Narechania, faculty director at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. “I think the decision here maybe points toward the states being able to do more of that. I think that’ll be true in the tech space, in particular.”
Berkeley Law Professor Tejas Narechania discusses a study he co-authored which found that judges in the Western District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas and the District of Delaware have higher appeals and reversal rates across the board when their dockets are crowded with patent cases.
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“The Roberts court, more than any other court in history, uses its docket-setting discretion to select cases that allow it to revisit and overrule precedent,” Berkeley Law Professor Tejas Narechania found in the study, which will be published in the St. Louis University Law Journal and built on an earlier one in the Columbia Law Review.
Professor Tejas Narechania explains a new act, passed by the FCC that will require broadband companies provide easy-to-read information about their services to improve transparency
Professor Tejas Narechania joins the Strict Scrutiny podcast for a retrospective on Justice Breyer
Professor Tejas Narechania says Justice Breyer brings a level of sophistication and engagement to the Supreme Court’s intellectual property cases that will be missed
Professor Tejas Narechania says the FCC’s proposal to crack town on spam texts is a good start, but warns it is a hard issue to address
Professor Tejas Narechania says President Biden’s recent executive order concerning technology, competition and consumer choice, includes so many different directives and requests in so many disparate areas is itself a point worth paying attention to. The article also cites and links to Prof. Narechania’s recent paper.
Professor Tejas Narechania’s working paper, which finds that broadband providers offer slower service for the same price in areas where they lack competition, and proposes a model statute for rate regulation of a basic tier broadband service in areas without competition, is highlighted by The White House
Professor Tejas Narechania says Apple v Epic Games is going to tell us a lot about how we structure industries and the technology industry going forward
Professor Tejas Narechania and Erik Stallman, associate director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, urge the court to dismiss the lawsuit filed by internet service providers challenging California’s law requiring that ISPs follow net neutrality rules
Professor Tejas Narechania says Google v Oracle poses two big questions for the Supreme Court
Before a crowded gathering of Berkeley Law students, Mignon Clyburn shares her concerns about the agency’s new guidelines.
Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Tejas Narechania cite the school’s collegial culture and collaborative environment as major selling points.