Michael Gilbert joined the faculty in 2009. He teaches courses on legislation, election law, direct democracy, and judicial decision-making. His recent papers examine judicial independence, campaign finance disclosure, and the interpretation of ballot initiatives. Prior to joining the faculty Gilbert clerked for Judge William A. Fletcher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his J.D. from Berkeley Law School, where he served as articles editor of the California Law Review. At Berkeley, he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and the recipient of a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Associate Professor of Law
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2008
J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 2005
B.S., Tulane University, 1999
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