Scholarly excellence is a primary value of UC Hastings Law.

Our Faculty

Our faculty scholars harness our academic and geographic assets to shed light on matters of legal theory, law practice, emerging technologies, and societal circumstances affecting the lives of people in all walks of life. They illuminate important issues through sophisticated research, academic publishing, Congressional testimony, diverse partnerships, media outreach, and other avenues.

Our senior faculty includes prominent, widely cited scholars who are thought leaders within their specialties. Meanwhile, we’ve recruited a new generation of scholars that is gaining national recognition for groundbreaking work, focused on the intersections of law with healthcare, business, technology, the environment, international affairs, and the many facets of social justice.

Our Faculty

Our faculty scholars harness our academic and geographic assets to shed light on matters of legal theory, law practice, emerging technologies, and societal circumstances affecting the lives of people in all walks of life. They illuminate important issues through sophisticated research, academic publishing, Congressional testimony, diverse partnerships, media outreach, and other avenues.

Our senior faculty includes prominent, widely cited scholars who are thought leaders within their specialties. Meanwhile, we’ve recruited a new generation of scholars that is gaining national recognition for groundbreaking work, focused on the intersections of law with healthcare, business, technology, the environment, international affairs, and the many facets of social justice.

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Faculty Events

Feb 19

Northern California Faculty ADR Conference 2021 – Faculty Only

SAVE THE DATE! The February 19, 2021 conference theme is Virtual Learning & Inclusion. Hosted by the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR), with our co-host, the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at Stanford Law, this annual gathering brings together law, business school, and undergrad ADR and Negotiation faculty from throughout Northern California to share best practices, and explore new topics and innovations in pedagogy.

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Research and Program Centers of Excellence

Throughout its history, UC Hastings has pursued the single minded purpose that excellence in the law is a result of excellence in legal education. Our research centers are intertwined with programs, curriculum and the legal profession to create and sustain an educational atmosphere that is continuously stimulating, enriching and productive.

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Law and the Pandemic Podcast Series

UC Hastings Law has launched a short-form podcast series, “Law and the Pandemic,” to share insights relating to some of the most pressing legal issues arising from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. In each episode, faculty tackle some of the thorniest questions of the moment, from whether the government has the authority to impose shelter-in-place restrictions to how patent law may make it more difficult to bring life-saving drugs to market at an affordable cost.

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The Judges' Book

The Judges’ Book features excerpted scholarship from UC Hastings Faculty geared specifically towards judges, judicial business, and issues likely to come before courts, providing insights on an array of contemporary legal issues.

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Meet Some of Our Scholars

Jared Ellias

Professor of Law, the Bion M. Gregory Chair in Business Law and the Faculty Director of the Center for Business Law
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Chimène Keitner

Alfred and Hanna Fromm Professor of International Law
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Scott Dodson

James Edgar Hervey Chair in Litigation and Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law
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Heather Field

Eucalyptus Foundation Chair, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Center on Tax Law
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Karen Musalo

Professor and Chair in International Law, Director
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Ben Depoorter

Max Radin Distinguished Professor
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Richard Marcus

Distinguished Professor of Law and Horace O. Coil Chair in Litigation
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