Introductory letter to Recent Faculty Scholarship, 2019:
I hope that this booklet illustrates why this is such an exciting, wonderful time for Berkeley Law. Over the last three years, we have added 17 new faculty members, including nine who joined us this summer. Four of these new colleagues are lateral hires from other law schools: Khiara M. Bridges from Boston University School of Law, Jonah Gelbach from University of Pennsylvania Law School, David Singh Grewal from Yale Law School, and Orin Kerr from University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Five of our new colleagues are beginning their law teaching careers at Berkeley: Abhay Aneja, Rebecca Goldstein, Jonathan Gould, Manisha Padi, and Rebecca Wexler. Each has superb credentials.
As reflected in these pages, they join a faculty that is enormously prolific. A study of faculty scholarly impact, released in August 2018 by University of St. Thomas Professor Gregory Sisk, ranked Berkeley Law seventh in the country. This faculty is strong in a wide array of fields and disciplines. Once more, U.S. News & World Report ranked Berkeley Law’s intellectual property program first in the country. Our environmental law program was ranked third nationally. Our clinical program was ranked seventh and our international law program was tenth. Scholarship by three of our business law faculty members was featured in the most recent Top 10 list of Corporate & Securities Law Articles. And the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings of law schools, which bases its findings on academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, and scholarly impact, placed Berkeley Law fourth in the United States and eighth in the world.
Berkeley Law is a very special place. This is the most intellectually vibrant law school that I have ever seen, and no law school in the nation has a greater commitment to public service.
I am tremendously proud to be part of Berkeley Law and to lead it into this exciting new era. I hope you will enjoy this booklet, which provides just a glimpse of our extraordinary community.