Harry N. Scheiber

  • Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law (Emeritus); Professor of History (Emeritus); Chancellor's Professor Emeritus; Co-Director, Law of the Sea Institute; Director, Institute for Legal Research, UC Berkeley School of Law

Harry N. Scheiber is the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History at Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley.  Professor Scheiber will teach a seminar on “Emergency Powers and Civil Liberties in American Constitutional History,” focusing on a selected set of episodes in American History when government exercised emergency powers, with particular emphasis on Japanese-American internment, martial law in Hawai‘i, and the current ‘war on terror’ policies.  Professor Scheiber also serves as the Director of the Institute for Legal Research, Director of the Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law, and Co-director of the Law of the Sea Institute at Boalt Hall, and he has served as Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society.  He holds an A.B from Columbia University, and an M.A. and Ph.D from Cornell University, and  received an honorary doctorate of laws from Uppsala University in Sweden, and an honorary M.A. from Dartmouth College.  Professor Scheiber has taught at Dartmouth and UC San Diego, and as a Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer in Australia.  Professor Scheiber has written extensively on American legal history, and led research projects and written on many aspects of environmental law, including the Law of the Sea and ocean resources policy.