Abbye Atkinson

Co-Faculty Director

Abbye Atkinson is the Class of 1965 Assistant Professor of Law, and her research focuses on the law of debtors and creditors as it affects marginalized communities. Her work is forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal and the Texas Law Review Online, and it has been published in the Columbia Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Arizona Law Review, Michigan Journal of Race & Law, and the N.Y.U. Law Review Online.

Before joining Berkeley Law, Atkinson was a Thomas C. Grey Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and the Reginald F. Lewis Fellow at Harvard...

Abhay Aneja

Faculty Advisor

Abhay studies how legal institutions affect economic and social inequality. His areas of interest include the law of democracy, criminal justice, and law and economics.


B.S., Wake Forest University
J.D., Stanford Law School
Ph.D., UC Berkeley (2019)

Jonathan Glater

Co-Faculty Director

Jonathan D. Glater is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He was previously a Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and prior to that at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He is a co-author with Michael A. Olivas and Amy Gajda on the forthcoming, fifth edition of The Law and Higher Education: Cases and Materials on Colleges in Court. He has written extensively for law reviews on higher education opportunity, frequently exploring the implications of rising student...

Chris Hoofnagle

Faculty Advisor

Chris Jay Hoofnagle helps students from different disciplines understand the interplay of law and technology. He teaches torts, cybersecurity, consumer protection, python programming, and seminars on new technologies. He is a Professor of Practice in the School of Information and is an affiliated faculty member of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing.

He is the author of Law and Policy for the Quantum Age (with Simson Garfinkel, Cambridge University Press, 2021) and Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Hoofnagle is of...

Prasad Krishnamurthy

Faculty Advisor

Prasad Krishnamurthy joined the Berkeley Law Faculty in 2010. Prasad is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as Essays Editor on the Yale Law Journal. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in political philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) in Hyderabad, India as a Yale Law School Reubhausen Fellow. Prior to law school, Prasad was a social worker at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and taught mathematics at Dominguez High School in Compton, CA.


Manisha Padi

Faculty Advisor

Manisha Padi studies the law and economics of consumer financial contracts.

Specifically, she is interested in how the legal treatment of individuals’ granular transactions have an aggregate impact on consumer welfare, financial institutions, and the economy as a whole. Her work uses empirical methods to evaluate the role of regulation on consumers. She focuses broadly on two areas – mortgage regulation and retirement policy.

Her working papers include projects on the effect of consumer protection law on homeowners and mortgage lenders, the role of firm private information in...