Sonia Katyal

Assoc Dean for Faculty Development & Research / Distinguished Haas Chair, UC Berkeley School of Law

Professor Sonia Katyal is the associate dean for faculty development and research and a distinguished Haas chair at University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Her work focuses on the intersection of technology, intellectual property, and civil rights (including antidiscrimination, privacy, and freedom of speech).

Professor Katyal’s current projects focus on artificial intelligence and intellectual property; the intersection between the right to information and human rights; trademark law and branding; and a variety of projects on the intersection between museums, cultural property, and new media. As a member and chair of the university-wide Haas LGBT Cluster, Professor Katyal also works on matters regarding law, gender and sexuality, and is deeply passionate about the intersections between art, activism, and social justice.

Professor Katyal has an undergraduate degree from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. She lives in Berkeley with her two children, both attending Black Pine Circle School, and their beloved pomeranian.