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.

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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.

Meet our faculty.

Launch Our Faculty

Faculty Events

May 20

Public Interest Celebration

This is an event that celebrates all the social justice work that students do in and alongside the community this past year. Social Justice Concentrators…

200 ARC & Quad
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
May 22

Commencement 2022

The Commencement Ceremony for the J.D., LL.M., and M.S.L. Class of 2022, will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022, 6 p.m. at Bill Graham…

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Litigation and the Courts
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Heather Field

Stephen A. Lind Professor of Law and Co-Director of Center on Tax Law
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Karen Musalo

Professor and Chair in International Law, Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
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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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