Robert Berring

Judge’s ruling allows Berkeley Patients Group to continue operations

Robert Berring interviewed by The Daily Californian, February 10, 2015

“Attorney General (Eric) Holder has stated that so long as medical marijuana dispensaries do not violate state laws they will let them alone,” Berring said in an email. “Even the federal judge who has allowed them to keep operating while the case proceeds asked why the government was pursuing this matter.  It beats me.”

Scalia’s remarks on law school renew legal education debate

Robert Berring quoted in National Law Journal, May 23, 2014 (registration required)

“What an honor to be dissed by Justice Scalia,” said professor Robert Berring Jr., who teaches the Berkeley course. “This seminar is devoted to reading the great legal thinkers, from Holmes, Cardozo and Llewellyn all the way to Cover, Bork, Posner and Schauer with many in between. The students do lots of reading and write a serious paper.” Last year, Berring added, “We even read Scalia!”

A lifelong fascination with Chinese law

Bob Berring profiled in China Daily, January 31, 2014
“The Chinese view of history, grounded in a polity that had endured for millennia, fascinated me. What perspective could the American experience bring when the nation had not even lasted as long as a single Chinese dynasty?”

Christopher Edley, dean of Berkeley Law, to resign in December

Jesse Choper and Robert Berring quoted in The Daily Californian, August 19, 2013

Edley redefined Boalt’s financial model and raised “unheard of” amounts of money, according to former Berkeley Law dean and current professor Jesse Choper. He also expanded the faculty and modernized the school’s facilities. “Transformative is one of those overused, trendy words, but that’s what his work was — transformative,” Choper said.

“He came from high-level politics and brought incredible energy and vision,” said Berkeley Law professor Robert Berring.

Real work begins after fruitful talks

Robert Berring quoted in China Daily, April 15, 2013

Berring noted that there is no reason the US and China cannot cooperate in the future. “Rationally, there is no necessary conflict of interest. It is a challenge for the leadership of the US to recognize China as a peer, a nation that must be dealt with as an equal,” he said.

China calls for regional peace

Robert Berring quoted in China Daily, April 14, 2013

“There are short term issues, with the DPRK situation being most prominent, but the long term relationship between China and the United States is more important,” said Bob Berring.

Govt firm in resolve to fight graft

Robert Berring quoted in China Daily, March 28 2013

“Economic reform is difficult. Taking on corruption even more so. The Party and the State must follow his (Li’s) words and seek social equity and balance,” said Robert Berring, a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, who teaches courses on the Chinese legal system.

Chinese leaders’ goals rational and realistic, US experts say

Robert Berring quoted in China Daily USA, December 19, 2012

Robert Berring, a professor with the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, said China’s leadership is saying all the right things. “China will stay on the right track if these goals are ardently pursued,” Berring said. “China has matured into a world economic colossus. Now it is time to make sure that the colossus has a strong foundation.”