JSP Student Profile

Keith Hiatt


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: keithhi at berkeley.edu


University of California, Berkeley (2009)
J.D., Order of the Coif
Certificate in Law and Technology
Ph.D. Candidate (expected 2015)

University of Washington (2004)
B.A., summa cum laude, with Distinction in Law, Societies, and Justice
Minor: Human Rights


Law and Technology
Human Rights
Law and Economics
Org Theory
New Media


California Bar Association: President's Award for Pro Bono Service (2014)
CLSEPA Advocate of the Year (2014)
Law and Economics Fellow (2007, 2009)
University Regents Intern Fellowship, UC Berkeley (2005-2007)
Ezra Stotland Award, University of Washington (2004)
Finalist, Dean's Medal: Social Sciences, University of Washington (2004)
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Washington (2004)

Academic Experiences:

Graduate Student Instructor, "International Human Rights" with Professors Eric Stover and Alexa Koenig, Legal Studies 154 (Spring 2015)

Teaching Assistant, "Constitutional Law: Basic Issues" with Professor Goodwin Liu, Law 220.6 (Fall 2008)

Graduate Student Instructor, "The Mind, Language, and Politics" with Professor George Lakoff, Ling/Cog Sci 104 (Spring 2008)

Graduate Student Instructor, "Law and Economics II" with Professor Robert Cooter, LS 147 (Fall 2007)

Presenter, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)

Presenter, "Spotlight on Immigration: Interdiscpinary Perspectives on Newcomers and Their Children", UC Berkeley (2007)

Panelist, BLSA Forum on Tort Reform, U.C. Berkley (2006)

Assisted Professor Michael McCann with research on "Framing the Food Fights", consisting of coding of news media artcles on fast food litigation. (2003-2005)

Employment Experiences:

UC Berkeley School of Law: Human Rights Center, Interim Program Director (2015)
The Hon. Judge Ronald Gould, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Law Clerk (2010-2011)
Keker and Van Nest, Law Clerk (Summer 2009)
Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, Law Clerk (Summer 2008, Summer 2009)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Legal Intern (Summer 2007)
Puget Sound Energy, Consultant/Database Developer (2003-2005)
Microsoft Corporation, Software Design Engineer - Test (1998-2003)
The Boeing Company, Applied Technology Specialist (1996-1998)

Curriculum Vitae