Obama Tabs Berkeley Lawyer Not Named Yoo for Federal Job

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010  |  Updated 12:45 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Obama Tabs Berkeley Lawyer Not Named Yoo for Federal Job

UC Berkeley's campus.

advertisement

Berkeley finally has a lawyer getting national attention whose name isn't synonymous with torture.

President Barack Obama Wednesday nominated University of California at Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
      
Liu, 39, teaches constitutional law and education policy and is associate dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law.
      
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he would become the only Asian American serving on the 9th Circuit, which handles appeals of federal cases in nine western states.
      
Before joining the Berkeley faculty in 2003, Liu was in private practice in Washington, D.C., and worked for the U.S. Department of Education.
      
Berkeley Law Dean Christopher Edley said of the news, "Goodwin Liu is an outstanding teacher, a brilliant scholar, and an exceptional public servant."
      
Liu, the son of immigrants from Taiwan, grew up in Sacramento and received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his law degree from Yale University.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out