Adjunct Professor Carl Chamberlin received his joint degree in Political Science and Psychology, with distinction and honors, from Stanford University in 1980. In 1985 he received his J.D. from Hastings, where he was magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, a member of the Thurston Society, recipient of the Milton D. Green award, and an editor on the Hastings Law Journal.
Professor Chamberlin practiced law at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe from 1985-1999, where he was Of Counsel, specialized in intellectual property and complex civil litigation, and served as the Chair of the Internet and Computer Litigation Group. He received the Jack Berman Advocacy Award for community service and the Wiley Manuel Award for his pro bono work. He also supervised Orrick's litigation training program and served as an arbitrator and judge pro tem for local superior courts. After taking time off to pursue a music project with his wife, he accepted a position as Senior Judicial Attorney for the California Court of Appeals.
Professor Chamberlin has taught trial skills since 1992 for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, a course on trial skills at Santa Clara University Law School, and Legal Writing & Research, Moot Court, and Trial Advocacy at Hastings. His publications include articles on Internet law and the effect of gun violence on education.