Peter Menell

Peter Menell

Scholar Title: Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Koret Professor of Law

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: University of California, Berkeley


686 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880

Phone Number: (510) 642-5489


Peter S. Menell is the Koret Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He has written extensively on intellectual property, cyberlaw, and environmental law, and has examined economic aspects of intellectual property and environmental regulation.

After graduating from law school, Peter Menell clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1990 and co-founded the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology in 1995, where he serves as a director. Menell has visited at the Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School, and Stanford Law School; taught an annual course on U.S. intellectual property law at the ETH (Zurich) since 1997; and organized more than two dozen intellectual property education programs for the Federal Judicial Center since 1998.

He founded and supervises the Annual Review of Law and Technology (now in its 11th year, published by the Berkeley Technology Law Journal) and founded the Annual Review of Environmental and Natural Resource Law (published by the Ecology Law Quarterly).


Ph.D. Stanford University, 1986

J.D. Harvard Law School, 1986

M.A. Stanford University, 1982

S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980