For the Media

Faculty may be available for media interviews by arrangement and when their class time and research demands permit. Schedules of individual professors vary widely. See our faculty's areas of expertise below.

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Faculty Experts

  • Business Law

    Stephen Bainbridge
    Distinguished Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    mergers and acquisitions | corporate governance | securities regulation | corporate law

    Expert’s Website

    Stephen Bainbridge is the William D. Warren distinguished professor of law at the UCLA School of Law and an expert on corporate law and governance. He comments and writes extensively on securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions and other issues related to the economics of public corporations and the laws that govern them. Bainbridge writes a popular legal and political blog.

  • Constitutional Law

    Joseph Fishkin
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    law | constitutional law | election law | antidiscrimination law | wealth inequality | political economy

    Expert's Website

    Joseph Fishkin is a professor at UCLA School of Law whose research focuses on the following areas:

    • Constitutional law, election law, antidiscrimination law and the interaction of law and political economy
    • Controversies and legal cases related to elections, antidiscrimination law and political economy
    • How U.S. legal and political systems are responding to inequality and concentrated wealth

    Fishkin is the author of Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity (2014), which won the North American Society for Social Philosopy book prize, and The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution: Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of American Democracy (2022), with Willy Forbath.

    He serves on the board of academic advisors of the American Constitution Society.

    To reach Fishkin, email fishkin@law.ucla.edu.


     

     

    Cary Franklin
    McDonald/Wright Chair of Law | UCLA Law School
    Faculty Director | Williams Institute
    Faculty Director | Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    constitutional law | gender | LGBTQ+ rights | race | reproductive rights | affirmative action

    Professor Franklin is the McDonald/Wright Chair of Law at UCLA Law School and the Faculty Director of the Williams Institute and the Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy. She writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, LGBTQ+ Law, and Reproductive Rights and Justice. She is a frequent commentator on Supreme Court decisions and other developments at the federal and state levels in these areas. 

    Professor Franklin can be reached at franklin@law.ucla.edu.


     

    Jonathan Varat
    Professor of Law emeritus | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    Constitutional law | federal courts | federalism

    Expert's Website

    Jonathan Varat, a professor emeritus in the UCLA School of Law, is an expert on constitutional law, the federal courts, federalism and separation of powers. The author of a major casebook on constitutional law, Varat clerked for Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. Varat is also a dean emeritus in the UCLA School of Law.


     

    Adam Winkler
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    Second Amendment | Supreme Court | gun policy | Constitutional law | civil liberties | corporate rights | corporate social responsibility

    Expert's Website

    Adam Winkler is a professor in the UCLA School of Law and a specialist in American constitutional law. His scholarship focuses on the Second Amendment and corporate constitutional rights and responsibility.

    Winkler’s work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and his op-eds and commentary have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the New Republic and the Atlantic. He has been quoted often as an expert on gun control and the Second Amendment in connection with mass shootings and school shootings.

    Twitter: @adamwinkler

  • Criminal Law & Justice

    Ingrid Eagly
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    immigration law | criminal law

    Expert's Website

    Ingrid Eagly, professor of law and faculty director of the Criminal Justice Program at UCLA Law, is a leading expert on the intersection between immigration and criminal law. She has published widely on a range of topics, including U.S. immigration courts, detention, access to counsel, and deportation consequences of criminal convictions.

    Eagly is a member of the advisory board of the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration. In 2024-2025, she will study child migration as a Fulbright Scholar based at UNICEF’s Global Office of Research and Foresight.


     

    Joanna Schwartz
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    civil litigation | police misconduct | settlements | budgeting and risk management | civil liberties | qualified immunity

    Expert's Website

    Professor Schwartz is one of the country's leading experts on police misconduct litigation and the author of Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable (2023). Her recent scholarship—published in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, and elsewhere—includes articles empirically examining the justifications for qualified immunity doctrine; the financial impact of settlements and judgments on federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and agency budgets; and regional variation in civil rights protections across the country. She has also written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Atlantic, the Boston Review, and Politico, and has appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS NewsHour, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, and elsewhere.

  • Election Law

    Joseph Fishkin
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    law | constitutional law | election law | antidiscrimination law | wealth inequality | political economy

    Expert's Website

    Joseph Fishkin is a professor at UCLA School of Law whose research focuses on the following areas:

    • Constitutional law, election law, antidiscrimination law and the interaction of law and political economy
    • Controversies and legal cases related to elections, antidiscrimination law and political economy
    • How U.S. legal and political systems are responding to inequality and concentrated wealth

    Fishkin is the author of Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity (2014), which won the North American Society for Social Philosopy book prize, and The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution: Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of American Democracy (2022), with Willy Forbath.

    He serves on the board of academic advisors of the American Constitution Society.

    To reach Fishkin, email fishkin@law.ucla.edu.


     

    Richard Hasen
    Professor | School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    elections | voting | election law | campaign finance

    Expert's Website

    Richard Hasen is an internationally recognized expert on election law, legislation and statutory interpretation, remedies, and torts. He is a professor at UCLA School of Law, where he directs the Safeguarding Democracy Project, a cross-disciplinary and bipartisan group of scholars and activists working to ensure that elections in the U.S. remain free and fair. He is Co-Reporter on the American Law Institute Project, the Restatement (Third) Torts: Remedies.

    Hasen’s essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Politico, Slate and other publications, and he is the founder of the Election Law Blog, which provides news and analysis on election law issues. His most recent book is A Real Right to Vote (Princeton University Press, 2024).

    He can be reached at hasen@law.ucla.edu. Twitter/X: @RickHasen

  • Environmental Law

    William Boyd
    Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    energy law and regulation | climate change law and policy | forests and deforestation 

    William Boyd is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and Professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Boyd is also a Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

    Boyd was previously Professor of Law and John H. Schultz Energy Law Fellow at University of Colorado Boulder School of Law. Much of his recent scholarship has been motivated by two related concerns: (1) how particular ways of thinking have structured the manner in which problems are framed in energy and environmental law and, in turn, how they have shaped specific regulatory responses; and (2) how particular forms of energy and environmental governance are emerging in the context of a plural, fragmented and increasingly global set of institutions and actors.

    Professor Boyd continues to be actively involved in climate, energy, and environmental policy matters at multiple levels of governance. Since 2009, he has served as the Project Lead for the Governors' Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF), a unique subnational collaboration of 38 states and provinces from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Spain, and the United States that is working to develop regulatory frameworks to reduce emissions from deforestation and land use. Boyd is also the founding Director of the Laboratory for Energy & Environmental Policy innovation (LEEP), a policy innovation lab based in Boulder, Colorado that works with partners around the world to develop and support real-time policy experiments, establish robust networks for learning and exchange, and contribute to effective and durable policy outcomes.


     

    Jason Gray
    Project Director of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    carbon markets | carbon offsets | forests and deforestation 

    Jason Gray is an environmental attorney and climate policy expert who serves as Project Director of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF Task Force) at the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law.

    Gray previously served as chief of California’s Cap and-Trade Program at the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the state agency tasked with formulating and implementing the state’s world-leading climate policies. In this position, he oversaw a staff of more than 30 experts and managers tasked with designing and implementing California’s carbon market. He represented CARB within the GCF Task Force for nearly a decade, and previously served as manager of the Cap-and-Trade Program’s market monitoring section and as an attorney supporting the development and implementation of climate and air quality regulations at CARB.


     

    Cara Horowitz
    Executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    climate change | environmental law

    Expert's Website

    Cara Horowitz is the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, the nation’s first law school center dedicated to advancing law and policy solutions to climate change. Horowitz is an expert on California and federal climate policy and on federal environmental law.  She works on legal and policy solutions to climate change and related environmental issues. Horowitz can comment on U.S. federal and state legal approaches to controlling climate change, including California’s influence on climate policy globally.

    Horowitz serves on the governing boards of local and national environmental organizations, including the Climate Law Institute and Climate Resolve. She was formerly a staff attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council.


     

    Ted Parson
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    climate change | global warming | international environmental law | climate engineering | geoengineering

    Expert's Website

    Edward (Ted) Parson is the Distinguished Dan and Rae Emmett Professor of Environmental Law and faculty director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. Parson is the world’s leading expert on legal and governance issues raised by climate engineering technologies. He has extensively studied international environmental law and policy, the role of science and technology in policy-making and government regulation.

    Parson has worked and consulted for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress and the U.N. Environment Program, among others. He served as senior advisor to the Climate Overshoot Commission. He holds degrees in physics from the University of Toronto and in management science from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard.


     

    James Salzman
    Distinguished professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    environmental law

    Expert's Website

    James Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at the UCLA School of Law and an expert on environmental law. Salzman’s work has addressed topics spanning drinking water, water rights, trade and environment conflicts, policy instrument design, and the legal and institutional issues in creating markets for ecosystem services. He is also affiliated with the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

    Salzman also holds an appointment at the Bren School of the Environment at UC Santa Barbara. He has written two best-selling books. Drinking Water: A History, was praised as a “Recommended Read” by Scientific American and reviewed in The New York Times and Washington Post. Mine!  How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives was reviewed by the New Yorker and many other publications. The Financial Times listed it as one of the top five nonfiction books in 2021.


     

    Julia Stein
    Deputy Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    California climate change policy | environmental legislation, litigation, and regulation

    Julia Stein is the Deputy Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law. She supervises the California Environmental Legislation Clinic and the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic.

    Prior to UCLA, she practiced at multinational law firms where she focused on environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and land use practice, including litigating complex environmental cases in state and federal court, advising clients on compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, and assisting clients through land use entitlement and development processes. She also has experience lobbying, drafting legislation, and orchestrating research and comments on significant regulations. 


     

    Alex Wang
    Faculty Co-Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    environmental law | China | comparative law | torts

    Expert's Website

    Alex Wang is a professor of law at UCLA School of Law and an expert on environmental governance, Chinese law and politics, and climate change in China.

    His work focuses primarily on the social effects of law and the interaction between law and institutions in China and the United States, and he has conducted research on the institutional design of environmental law and policy, environmental bureaucracy, public interest litigation and environmental courts.

    Prior to 2011, Wang was a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing, an office he helped found in 2006. He also served as founding director of the NRDC’s China Environmental Law and Governance Project. During his tenure with the NRDC, Wang worked with China’s government agencies, legal community and environmental groups to improve environmental rule of law and strengthen the role of the public in environmental protection.

    Wang is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the advisory board of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.–China Relations. He is a regular speaker on issues related to China and environmental protection.

  • International and Comparative Law

    Benjamin Radd
    Lecturer | School of Law, global studies

    Areas of Expertise:
    Middle East | Iran | U.S. foreign policy | comparative law

    Expert's Website

    Benjamin Radd, a lecturer in law at the UCLA School of Law, and in global studies, international and area studies, at the UCLA College, is an authority on government and politics in the Middle East, particularly Iran, and U.S. foreign policy.
    He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations at the UCLA International Institute, and a Research Fellow with the UCLA Center for Middle East Development. Radd is a member of the UCLA International Institute.

    Radd has been interviewed by the BBC, CNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX News, France24, Newsweek and other major media outlets about American policy in the Middle East.

  • Native Nations Law

    Lauren van Schilfgaarde
    B.A. Colorado College, 2008
    J.D. UCLA School of Law, 2012

    Lauren van Schilfgaarde (Cochiti Pueblo) is Assistant Professor of Law. Her research focuses on Tribal sovereignty and federal Indian law. She previously was the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Legal Development Clinic Director at UCLA Law wherein she supervised live-client projects concerning Tribal governance and justice systems, ethics, cultural resource protection, voting, child welfare, and more.

    She received her undergraduate degree at Colorado College and her law degree from UCLA School of Law. van Schilfgaarde previously served as the Tribal Law Specialist at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) in West Hollywood, CA, and as a law clerk for the Native American Rights Fund and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. van Schilfgaarde currently serves as co-chair for the Native American Concerns Committee of the American Bar Association and as a board member of the Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation, Pukúu Cultural Community Services, and the AALS Section on Indian Nations & Indigenous Peoples.

    Bibliography - Articles and Chapters

    • (Un)Vanishing the Tribe, 66 Arizona Law Review 1 (2024) (forthcoming).
    • Restorative Justice as Regenerative Tribal Jurisdiction, 112 California Law Review 103 (2024). Full Text
    • Tribal Nations and Abortion Access: A Path Forward (with Aila Hoss, Ann E. Tweedy, Sarah Deer, and Stacy Leeds), 46 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 1 (2023). Full Text
    • The Indian Country Abortion Safe Harbor Fallacy (with Alia Hoss, Sarah Deer, Ann E. Tweedy, Stacy Leeds), Law & Political Economy Project (2022). Full Text
    • Affirmed or Delegated? Finding Inherent Tribal Civil Power to Issue and Enforce Protection Orders Against All Persons in Light of Spurr v. Pope (with Kelly Stoner), 21 Tribal Law Journal 1 (2021). Full Text
    • Using Peacemaking Circles to Indigenize Tribal Child Welfare (with Brett Lee Shelton), 11 Columbia Journal of Race and Law 681 (2021). Full Text
    • The Need for Confidentiality Within Tribal Cultural Resource Protection, UCLA School of Law Native Nations Law & Policy Center (2020). Full Text
    • Addressing the Oliphant in the Room: Domestic Violence and the Safety of American Indian and Alaska Native Children in Indian Country (with Kelly Gaines Stoner), 22 Widener Law Review 243 (2016). Full Text
  • Public Interest Law

    Gary Blasi
    Professor emeritus | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    public interest law | homelessness | discrimination | poverty | veterans

    Expert's Website

    Gary Blasi, professor of law emeritus at the UCLA School of Law, is an expert on public interest policy and law, with an emphasis on the homeless and the poor. Blasi has researched and written extensively about advocacy on behalf of children in substandard schools, homeless families and individuals (including homeless veterans), low-income tenants, low-wage workers, and victims of discrimination.  He has also researched, written about, and personally contributed to access to justice for poor and underrepresented people, including working people and tenants.

    He is a founding faculty member of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law and is regularly consulted by community-based organizations.

  • Reproductive Health Law & Policy

    Cary Franklin
    McDonald/Wright Chair of Law | UCLA Law School
    Faculty Director | Williams Institute
    Faculty Director | Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    constitutional law | abortion | contraception | pregnancy | LGBTQ+ rights

    Professor Franklin is the McDonald/Wright Chair of Law at UCLA Law School and the Faculty Director of the Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy. She writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, LGBTQ+ Law, and Reproductive Rights and Justice. She is a frequent commentator on Supreme Court decisions and other developments at the federal and state levels in these areas.

    Professor Franklin can be reached at franklin@law.ucla.edu.


     

    Melissa Goodman
    Executive Director | UCLA Center on Reproductive Health, Law and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    constitutional law | reproductive rights law and policy | access post-Dobbs | maternal health policy | fertility treatment access | economic justice for pregnant people and families | the intersection of the criminal legal and family policing systems with reproductive health and families | LGBTQ Law | sex education | workplace discrimination

    Expert's Website

    Melissa Goodman is the Executive Director of the Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy (CRHLP) at UCLA Law, a think tank and research center created to meet the current national crisis in access to abortion while working towards long-term solutions to advance reproductive justice. Melissa is a nationally recognized expert in reproductive rights and gender equity constitutional law and policy. For the past 20 years Melissa has conducted and published research, crafted and helped implement new innovative laws and policy, devised creative legal and litigation strategies, and conducted public writing and speaking to expand access to reproductive rights and justice in the United States. Before joining CRHLP, Melissa was the Legal and Advocacy Director at the ACLU of Southern California, leading the organization’s 60 attorneys, policy advocates, organizers, and support staff in regional, statewide, and national civil rights and civil liberties work. Melissa spent a decade advancing reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, and gender equity litigation and policy advocacy campaigns with the ACLU in California and New York. Melissa has a JD from NYU School of Law, and a BA in Politics and Urban Studies from NYU College of Arts and Science.

    Melissa can be reached at goodmanm@law.ucla.edu.


     

    Amanda Barrow
    Senior Staff Attorney | UCLA Center on Reproductive Health, Law and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    abortion access, medication abortion, shield laws, privacy rights

    Amanda Barrow is a senior staff attorney with the UCLA Law Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy, a think tank and interdisciplinary research center that engages with community organizations, scholars, lawmakers, practitioners, and advocates to advance reproductive health, law, and policy.  Her current areas of research and expertise include law and policy related to reproductive health care including abortion access, shield laws, health record and data privacy, and human rights law.

    Amanda can be reached at: barrowa@law.ucla.edu


     

    Cathren Cohen
    Staff Attorney | UCLA Law Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    abortion access | medication abortion | pharmacy access to medication abortion and contraception | young people’s rights to access care and medications | anti-abortion centers (otherwise known as crisis pregnancy centers) | gestational bans and later abortion | family policing | LGBTQ rights

    Expert's Website

    Cathren Cohen is a Staff Attorney at the UCLA Law Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy, a think tank and interdisciplinary research center created to meet the current national crisis in access to abortion while working towards long-term solutions to advance reproductive justice. We conduct analysis and research for legal, policy, and narrative change and serve as a trusted hub for convening and engaging academics, advocates, providers, policy members and community members to reimagine the landscape of reproductive health, law, and policy. We also train the next generation of reproductive law and policy leaders. Prior to joining UCLA, Cathren was a Staff Attorney at the National Health Law Program and a Law Fellow with Lambda Legal’s Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from UCLA and her J.D. from NYU School of Law.

    Cathren can be reached at cohenc@law.ucla.edu.


     

    Leslie Serrano
    Research Data Analyst | UCLA Center on Reproductive Health, Law and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    research and data about abortion | contraception | impact of abortion policy on healthcare workforce | pharmacy access to medication abortion and contraception | anti-abortion centers

    Leslie Serrano, M.P.H., is a Research Data Analyst at the UCLA Law Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy. Her research interests center around health equity, social determinants of health and reproductive justice. Her previous work for the Georgia Medication Abortion Study through SisterLove, Inc. focused on medication abortion knowledge and stigma. Leslie received an M.P.H. in Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences from the Rollins School of Public Health. And B.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Occidental College.

    Leslie can be reached at: serranol@law.ucla.edu.


     

    Jaclyn Serpico
    Post-Grad Law Fellow | UCLA Center on Reproductive Health, Law and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    abortion access | medication abortion | pharmacy access to medication abortion and contraception | emergency contraception

    Jaclyn Serpico (she/her) is a Fellow at the UCLA Law Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy, Her current portfolio covers a range of reproductive health, rights, and justice issues, with a focus on access to contraception and medication abortion. She received her JD from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2022 and also holds master’s degrees in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and Public Health. As a law student, she interned on the Public Policy, Litigation, and Law team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and on the Federal Policy and Advocacy Team at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and was the founding president of Moritz’s If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice chapter.

    Jaclyn can be reached at: serpico@law.ucla.edu.

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity law & public policy

    Todd Brower
    Judicial education director | Williams Institute

    Areas of Expertise:
    LGBT law | LGBT legal issues | LGBT rights | judicial education

    Expert's Website

    Todd Brower is the judicial education director at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute and an expert on LGBTQ people’s experiences in the courts and on judicial education. Brower’s work has focused on the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the courts, specifically on topics like how they experience the legal system and their treatment within the court, administrative and juvenile legal systems.

    Brower served on the California Judicial Council–Access and Fairness Advisory Committee and was a past President of the National Association of State Judicial Educators (NASJE). He is also a professor of constitutional law at Western State College of Law in Irvine, California.


     

    Cary Franklin
    McDonald/Wright Chair of Law | UCLA Law School
    Faculty Director | Williams Institute
    Faculty Director | Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    constitutional law | LGBTQ+ rights | reproductive rights

    Professor Franklin is the McDonald/Wright Chair of Law at UCLA Law School and the Faculty Director of the Williams Institute and the Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy. She writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, LGBTQ+ Law, and Reproductive Rights and Justice. She is a frequent commentator on Supreme Court decisions and other developments at the federal and state levels in these areas.

    Professor Franklin can be reached at franklin@law.ucla.edu.


     

    Cathren Cohen
    Staff Attorney | UCLA Law Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    reproductive law | abortion | contraception | pregnancy | LGBTQ law

    Expert's Website

    Cathren Cohen is a Staff Attorney at the UCLA Law Center on Reproductive Health, Law, and Policy, a think tank and interdisciplinary research center created to meet the current national crisis in access to abortion while working towards long-term solutions to advance reproductive justice. We conduct analysis and research for legal, policy, and narrative change and serve as a trusted hub for convening and engaging academics, advocates, providers, policy members and community members to reimagine the landscape of reproductive health, law, and policy. We also train the next generation of reproductive law and policy leaders. Prior to joining UCLA, Cathren was a Staff Attorney at the National Health Law Program and a Law Fellow with Lambda Legal’s Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from UCLA and her J.D. from NYU School of Law.

    Cathren can be reached at cohenc@law.ucla.edu.

  • Soccer Law

    Steven Bank
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    taxation | tax law | federal income tax | corporate governance | soccer law | international sports law

    Expert's Website

    Steven Bank is the Paul Hastings Professor of Business Law at the UCLA School of Law. He is an expert on tax law and policy, corporate law and governance, and tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Bank’s research generally explores the taxation of business entities through the lens of legal and business history.

    Bank is also an expert in sports law, with special focus on soccer law and international sports law, including FIFA governance and rules and regulations, the World Anti-Doping Association Code, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport, having taught a course titled International and Comparative Sports Law and a seminar titled “Law, Lawyering, and the Beautiful Game.”

  • Tax Law

    Steven Bank
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    taxation | tax law | federal income tax | corporate governance | soccer law | international sports law

    Expert's Website

    Steven Bank is the Paul Hastings Professor of Business Law at the UCLA School of Law. He is an expert on tax law and policy, corporate law and governance, and tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Bank’s research generally explores the taxation of business entities through the lens of legal and business history.

    Bank is also an expert in sports law, with special focus on soccer law and international sports law, including FIFA governance and rules and regulations, the World Anti-Doping Association Code, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport, having taught a course titled International and Comparative Sports Law and a seminar titled “Law, Lawyering, and the Beautiful Game.”


     

    Kimberly Clausing
    Professor | UCLA School of Law

    Areas of Expertise:
    taxes | international trade | climate policy | budgets

    Expert's Website

    Kimberly Clausing is the Eric M. Zolt Professor of Tax Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law. She serves on the faculty of the law school’s Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy and is affiliated with the school's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

    Clausing’s research examines how government decisions and corporate behavior interplay in the global economy, with a focus on international taxation, public finance, international trade and climate policy.

    Her expertise includes tax policy, budget proposals, tax proposals, climate change mitigation policy (particularly international elements like carbon border adjustments, subsidies races and international cooperative efforts), international tax avoidance and cooperation.

    She is a former Biden administration Treasury official, having served as deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis in the Office of Tax Policy from 2021–22, and was also a foundational thinker behind the international tax agreement of 2021, now being implemented throughout the world.

    Clausing is the author of Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital (2019), as well as dozens of articles on corporate and international tax issues.

    To reach Clausing, email her at clausing@law.ucla.edu.

  • Technology Law

    Michael Karanicolas
    Executive Director | UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy

    Areas of Expertise:
    AI | technology | social media | ethics in technology

    Expert's Website

    Michael Karanicolas is executive director of the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. Karanicolas teaches and researches the policy implications of new technologies. His expertise includes:

    • AI, deepfakes, misinformation and the election
    • Social media, content moderation, and freedom of expression
    • News media and the digital transformation, including subsidy programs and the relationship with online platforms
    • Ethics in STEM and ethical challenges for computer scientists and engineers

    His work includes published articles focused on content moderation, privacy, artificial intelligence, consumer protection law and administrative law. Karanicolas is quoted regularly by major media outlets on technology policy questions, including NBC News, ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, and Voice of America, and has written articles and op-eds in Slate, Just Security, Techdirt and the Columbia Journalism Review.

    To reach Karanicolas, email him at mkaranicolas@gmail.com.

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