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Brent K. Nakamura


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: brent {-at-} bnakamura.com

Phone: (415) 935-3256

Website: http://www.bnakamura.com/


J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (2010)
B.A., Northwestern University, Sociology (Honors), Political Science (Honors), Legal Studies (2006)



Hayashi, Andrew T., Brent K. Nakamura, and David Gamage (2013) "Experimental Evidence of Tax Salience and the Labor-Leisure Decision: Anchoring, Tax Aversion, or Complexity?" 41 Public Finance Rev. 203-226.


Tax Controversy, Litigation, and Procedure
Public Pensions
Tort Reform: Medical Malpractice
The Professions (Law & Medicine)


Regents-Intern Fellowship, UC Berkeley Graduate Division (2006-08)
Judge Martin Pence Scholarship, Berkeley Law (2007-10)
Mentored Research Award, UC Berkeley Graduate Division (2010-11)
Jurisprudence Awards in Civil Procedure I and Quantitative Methods II
Best Oralist, James Patterson McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition, Berkeley Law (2009)
Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies (BELS) Fellow, Center for the Study of Law & Society (CSLS) (2010)

Academic Experiences:

Co-Director, James Patterson McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition (2009-2010)
Member, Executive Board, Board of Advocates, Berkeley Law (2009-10)
Student Member, Jurisprudence & Social Policy Graduate Review Committee (2010)

Graduate Student Researcher, Professor Lauren B. Edelman, Center for the Study of Law & Society (Summer 2007-Spring 2009, Fall 2010-2012)
Mellon-USLI Research Fellow, Professor Jonathan Simon, Legal Studies Program (Spring 2008-Spring 2009)
Graduate Student Researcher, Center on Health, Economic & Family Security, Berkeley Law (Spring 2010)
Graduate Student Researcher, Professor Herma Hill Kay, Berkeley Law (Summer 2009-2012)
Graduate Student Researcher, Professor Anne Joseph O'Connell, Berkeley Law (Fall 2007-Spring 2008)
Graduate Student Researcher, Professor Kenneth A. Bamberger, Berkeley Law (Spring 2007-Summer 2007)
Research Assistant, Professors Robert L. Nelson and Laura Beth Nielsen, American Bar Foundation (Spring 2004, 2005-2006)
Research Assistant, Professor Linda A. Teplin, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Psycholegal Studies Program (Winter 2005-Spring 2005)

Legal Studies Research Fellow, Legal Studies Honors Seminar (LS 198), Professor Michael Musheno (Fall 2010)
Research Fellow, Legal Studies Honors Seminar (LS198), Professor Jonathan Simon, UC Berkeley (Fall 2008)
Teaching Assistant, Quantitative Methods, Professors Daniel L. Rubinfeld & Justin McCrary, Boalt Hall School of Law (Spring 2008)

Employment Experiences:

Law Clerk, The Honorable Dale S. Fischer, United States District Court, Central District of California, 2012-2013
Summer Law Intern (Paid), United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, Washington, DC (Summer 2010)
Summer Law Intern (Paid), United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial Section, Eastern Region, Washington, DC (Summer 2009, Split)
Summer Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, San Francisco, CA (Summer 2009, Split)
Summer Associate, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, Oakland, CA (Summer 2008; Summer 2009, Split)
Program Planner/Consultant (Paid), Hawaii Girls Court, Hawaii State Judiciary, Girls Court, Family Court of the First Circuit, Honolulu, HI (Summer 2006)