Charles Weisselberg quoted in Daily Journal, April 11, 2014 (Registration required)
At UC Berkeley School of Law, Charles D. Weisselberg has crafted some outcomes this semester for his criminal procedure class…. Weisselberg is Berkeley’s associate dean for curriculum and teaching and a former clinician. But he is new to using outcomes. “This is the first time I’ve set them out in my syllabus,” he said. “It really helps the students … and it helps me focus the teaching I do.”
Charles Weisselberg and Henry Hecht quoted in San Jose Mercury News, September 27, 2013
“I don’t think that law school is any longer the refuge it was 20 years ago for the liberal arts student who graduates from college and isn’t sure what he or she wants to do,” said Charles Weisselberg, a UC Berkeley law professor and associate dean. “People are more deliberate … and that’s a good thing.”
Following a mock deposition given by law school student Andrew Gordan, left, to Christine Rowland, right, lecturer Henry Hecht, center, gives feedback to Gordan as fellow law students listen in at UC Berkeley School of Law…. The class is a lesson in learning by doing and observing others said Hecht, who wrote a book on the topic.
Photos of Henry Hecht’s deposition class can be found here.
Charles Weisselberg quoted in Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2013
Charles Weisselberg, a UC Berkeley law professor, said the Miranda decision stands mostly as a symbol for legal rights. “Miranda provides very little protection for suspects,” he said. “But it has become shorthand for saying: Are we going to treat him with the rights that we give people in the United States, or is he going to be treated as an enemy combatant with no rights?”
Charles Weisselberg quoted in San Jose Mercury News, February 12, 2013
The opinion issued by the First Appellate District last week in the case against Paul Antonio Westmoreland clarifies how far police investigators can go in deceiving a suspect to garner a confession, said UC Berkeley School of Law professor Charles Weisselberg….”The deception presented here with respect to the consequences of the statement are actually what got [Westmoreland] life without parole instead of just life,” Weisselberg said.
Charles Weisselberg quoted in The New York Times, September 24, 2012
“Sometimes you may be best served by going with a lawyer who has established relationships with the people who represent the company,” said Charles Weisselberg, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and co-author of a recent study examining white-collar practices at major law firms. “Or sometimes you may want someone more independent of the company lawyers who may not be looking to them for a referral in the future.”
Charles Weisselberg quoted in Oakland Tribune, May 4, 2012
“A prosecutor’s intrusion into a defense preparation in this way severely undermines the right to counsel and the ability of a defendant to investigate a case” said Charles Weisselberg, a professor of law at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Law School. “It’s pretty egregious and striking.”
Charles Weisselberg quoted in ABA/BNA Lawyers Manual on Professional Conduct, April 25, 2012
“I don’t think there’s been ever been a time when more clinical opportunities are available to students in law school,” Weisselberg said. “Virtually every accredited law school offers opportunities for students to get training” and hands-on experience under the supervision of licensed attorneys and faculty.
-The New York Times, September 2, 2011 by The Associated Press
Defense attorney Charles Weisselberg, a University of California-Berkeley law professor, said he was disappointed the decision stopped short of setting his client free…. He also said Bowers is taking the news in stride, trying not to get overly upbeat after years of setbacks. “He’s been tested severely, and he’s handled it with calmness, dignity and good judgment,” Weisselberg said.
-San Francisco Chronicle, September 3, 2011 by Bob Egelko
Bowers’ lawyers are concerned about the commission’s ability “to address the case fairly and impartially, given its track record,” Charles Weisselberg, a UC Berkeley law professor and an attorney for the inmate, said Friday. “But we’re very grateful that Mr. Bowers has another opportunity for release,” he added.
Daily Journal, July 28, 2011 by Darwin BondGraham
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“The delays in these cases are striking, and seem, to me, inexcusable and unconscionable,” said Charles Weisselberg, a UC Berkeley School of Law professor. “These are recommendations to grant relief… [that] have languished for years without any discernible action on the part of the judge.”
Contra Costa Times, August 18, 2010 by Malaika Fraley
If they are in custody, they have limited access to legal research and time to investigate or interview witnesses. They are more likely to miss opportunities that would mitigate the seriousness of a case, and less likely to evaluate evidence as well as a lawyer…. “It’s not unheard for individuals to do a good job representing himself or herself, but it is rare,” Weisselberg said.