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Daniel A. Farber (born July 16, 1950) is an American author and historian. He is the Sho Sato Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Daniel A. Farber
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Born (1950-07-16) July 16, 1950 (age 69)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Illinois
Scientific career
FieldsLegal history

Life and workEdit

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Farber graduated the University of Illinois, earning his B.A. (pre-law), M.A. (sociology), and J.D. degrees. He graduated summa cum laude from the College of Law, where he was class valedictorian. Farber also clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens at the United States Supreme Court.

He has contributed to the history of law, and constitutional and environmental law in the United States. He has written and lectured in the areas of law, legislation, and jurisprudence. Farber is the first Henry J. Fletcher Professor of Law, and holds an appointment as Sho Sato Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1981 he became a member of the University of Minnesota Law School faculty. During his years there he was 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 in 2000.[1]

Selected worksEdit

  • Lincoln's Constitution (2003).
  • Eco-Pragmatism: Making Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World (1999).
  • Environmental Law: Cases and Materials (1st ed. 1981, 2d ed. 1985, 3rd ed. 1991, 4th ed. 1995, 5th ed. 1999, 6th ed. 2003, Supp. 1983, 1988, 1993 & 1997) (with Roger W. Findley).
  • The First Amendment (1998, 2d ed. 2003).
  • Cases and Materials on Constitutional Law: Themes for the Constitution's Third Century (1st ed. 1993, 2d ed. 1998, 3d ed. 2003, Supp. 1996) (with William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Philip P. Frickey).
  • Beyond All Reason: The Radical Assault on Truth in American Law. (1997) (with Suzanna Sherry).
  • Environmental Law in a Nutshell (1st ed. 1983, 2d ed. 1988, 3d. ed. 1992, & 4th ed. 1996) (with Roger W. Findley).
  • Law and Public Choice: A Critical Introduction (1991) (with Philip P. Frickey).
  • A History of the American Constitution (1990) (with Suzanna Sherry).
  • Retained by the People: The 'Silent' Ninth Amendment and the Constitutional Rights Americans Don't Know They Have (2007).


Further readingEdit

  • Of Coase and the Canon: Reflections on Law and Economics, in Legal Canons eds. 1999).
  • Building Bridges over Troubled Waters: Eco-pragmatism and the Environmental Prospect, Rev. 851 (2003).

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