Research Expertise and Interest
environmental law, constiutional law, freedom of speech
Professor Farber clerked for Judge Philip W. Tone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then practiced law with Sidley & Austin before joining the faculty of the University of Illinois Law School. In 1981 he became a member of the University of Minnesota Law School faculty. During his years there he became the first Henry J. Fletcher Professor of Law in 1987, served as a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago Law School, and was named McKnight Presidential Professor of Public Law at Minnesota in 2000. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2004. His recent books include "Climate Change Law," "Lincoln's Constitution" and "Eco-Pragmatism: Making Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World."