Criminal Law

Jonathan Simon


Jonathan joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2003 and teaches criminal law, an advanced criminal law seminar on mass incarceration, sociology of law, and several classes in the undergraduate legal studies program (foundations of legal studies; prisons; punishment, culture and society).

Christopher L. Kutz


Christopher Kutz joined the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Boalt Hall in 1998. Before joining the Berkeley faculty, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.  Since his appointment at Berkeley, he has  been a Visiting Professor at Columbia and Stanford law schools, as well as at Sciences Po University in Paris, France.

Melissa Murray


Melissa Murray joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2006. She teaches Family Law, Criminal Law, Advanced Topics in Family Law, and Constitutional Law.

Murray is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar and an Echols Scholar, and Yale Law School, where she was notes development editor of the Yale Law Journal. While in law school, she earned special recognition as an NAACP-LDF/Shearman & Sterling Scholar and was a semifinalist of Morris Tyler Moot Court.

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