Kenneth A. Bamberger is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law at Berkeley Law. He is an expert on government regulation and corporate compliance, especially with regard to issues of technology, free expression, and information privacy. In 2016, he and Professor Deirdre Mulligan were awarded the 2016 Privacy Leadership Award by the International Association of Privacy Professionals for their comparative study of privacy regimes and corporate privacy practices, Privacy on the Ground: Driving Corporate Behavior in the U.S. and Europe. Additionally, he is the Director of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society. Publications, courses, and more »



Catherine Crump is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. An experienced litigator specializing in constitutional matters, she has represented a broad range of clients seeking to vindicate their First and Fourth Amendment rights. She also has extensive experience litigating to compel the disclosure of government records under the Freedom of Information Act. Professor Crump’s primary interest is the impact of new technologies on civil liberties. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Professor Crump served as a staff attorney at the ACLU for nearly nine years. Follow her at @CatherineNCrumpPublications, courses, and more »


Chris Jay Hoofnagle

Chris Jay Hoofnagle holds appointments as Adjunct Professor at both the Law School and the School of Information at UC Berkeley. He is an expert in information privacy law. Hoofnagle’s research focuses on identity theft, security breaches, and consumer perceptions and attitudes towards privacy laws. Prior to joining the Berkeley Faculty, Hoofnagle was a non-residential fellow with Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Prior to that, Hoofnagle focused on regulation of telemarketing, financial services privacy, and credit reporting at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. Follow him at @hoofnaglePublications, courses, and more »


Sonia Katyal is Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Her scholarly work considers intellectual property, civil rights (including gender, race and sexuality), property theory, and innovation. Professor Katyal is the co-author of Property Outlaws (Yale University Press, 2010) (with Eduardo Peñalver), which studies the intersection between civil disobedience and innovation in property and intellectual property frameworks. In 2008, Katyal was awarded a grant from the Warhol Foundation for her forthcoming book, Contrabrand, which studies the relationship between art, advertising and trademark and copyright law. Publications, courses, and more »


Peter S. Menell

Peter S. Menell, S.B. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); M.A., Ph.D (Economics at Stanford), J.D. (Harvard), is the Koret Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law, as well as co-founder of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has organized more than two dozen intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center since 1998. Publications, courses, and more »


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Robert P. Merges is the Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law, co-founder of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and Associate Dean of Advanced Degree Programs and Global Engagement. He is the author of Justifying Intellectual Property, published by Harvard University Press in 2011. Publications, courses, and more »



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Deirdre K. Mulligan is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley and a PI on the new Hewlett-funded Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. She is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Democracy & Technology; a founding member of the standing committee for the AI 100 project, a 100-year effort to study and anticipate the impact of artificial intelligence on society; and a founding member of the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder initiative to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector. Publications, courses, and more »



Tejas N. Narechania is an Assistant Professor of Law. He teaches courses on telecommunications regulation, intellectual property, and property. Prof. Narechania clerked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States and for Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has advised the Federal Communications Commission on network neutrality matters, where he served as Special Counsel. Publications, courses, and more »


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Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and a Professor at the School of Information. She has written and spoken extensively on the challenges that digital technologies pose for existing legal regimes, particularly intellectual property law, and more recently has become interested in legal regulation of digital networked environments. Follow her at @PamuelaSamuelson. She has been a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Toronto Law School as well as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. Publications, courses, and more »


Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz is the Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law. He is a leading international expert on information privacy and information law. Schwartz is also a Special Adviser at Paul Hastings, where he works in the Privacy and Data Security Practice. His scholarship focuses on how the law has sought to regulate and otherwise shape information technology.  He is reporter for the ALI Restatement of Law, Privacy. Follow him at @paulmschwartzPublications, courses, and more »


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Jennifer M. Urban is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Her work considers how the legal, private-ordering, and social systems that govern technology interact with values such as free expression, access to knowledge, freedom to create or innovate, and privacy. With Joe Karaganis, Professor Urban conceived and directs The Takedown Project, a consortium of scholars studying takedown regimes around the world. www.takedownproject.org. Publications, courses, and more »


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Molly Shaffer Van Houweling is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for J.D. Curriculum and Teaching. Her teaching portfolio includes intellectual property, basic property law, and food law and policy (touching on agricultural innovation and patent policy, among other topics). Professor Van Houweling is an Associate Reporter on the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Copyright, and an Adviser to the Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Authors Alliance and an adviser to Creative Commons. Follow her at @mollysvhPublications, courses, and more »