JSP Student Profile

Yan Fang


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: yfang@berkeley.edu


I am a lawyer and a Ph.D. candidate in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program. My research focuses on how legal actors create and navigate informational asymmetries in the digital age. Currently, I am interviewing police investigators, prosecutors, and compliance staff for electronic communications firms as part of my dissertation on how third-party businesses process warrants and subpoenas.

Previously, I investigated and litigated consumer protection cases as an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission. I have a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. After law school, I clerked for the Honorable Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Conversations in Law and Society: Oral Histories of the Emergence and Transformation of the Movement, 16 ANNU. REV. LAW. SOC. SCI. (2020) (with Calvin Morrill, Lauren Edelman, and Rosann Greenspan)

FTC Privacy and Data Security Enforcement and Guidance Under Section 5, 25:2 COMPETITION 89 (2016) (with Alexander Reicher)

The Death of the Privacy Policy? Effective Disclosures after In re Sears, Note, 25 BERKELEY TECH. L.J. 671 (2010)

Teaching Interests:
Privacy and surveillance law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, consumer law, sociology of law, legal institutions, legal profession

Curriculum Vitae
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