Eleanor Swift

Who’s teaching whom?

Eleanor Swift and Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in California Lawyer, May 2012

“The university and the professor were very, very upset about that case,” notes Eleanor Swift, a Berkeley law professor who was one of several unofficial faculty advisors to the Campus Rights Project. “I know the student conduct office hated the CRP,” she adds.

“The CRP has been a thorn in the side of the administration and top-notch in their legal work,” says Stephen A. Rosenbaum, a longtime lecturer at the law school who, like Swift, has worked closely with the group. “They represent the finest in the tradition of student activism, going back to the Free Speech Movement of the sixties,” he adds.

Eleanor Swift Downplays Impact of Pre-Trial Publicity in Bailey Case

Contra Costa Times, February 16, 2011 by Thomas Peele

Eleanor Swift, professor at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, said it seems unusual for a judge to go through jury screening, a process called voir dire, with a motion for venue change undecided. Claims of excessive publicity tainting a jury pool are generally decided after a “ballpark determination is made on the effects on the jury pool,” Swift said.