Stephen Rosenbaum

Stephen Rosenbaum Supports Investigation of Bush Government Lawyers

The Berkeley Daily Planet, November 25, 2009 by Riya Bhattacharjee

“Lawyers to the government owe their client an honest appraisal of the law, as informed by statutes, court cases and international treaties and norms—not a tortured interpretation that the end justifies the means,” said Stephen Rosenbaum, a Berkeley law lecturer.

Christopher Edley, Stephen Rosenbaum, Susan Gluss Comment on Student Anti-Torture Initiative

The Berkeley Daily Planet, October 9, 2009 by Riya Bhattacharjee

-Berkeley law school Dean Christopher Edley has … [said] … in a public statement that the university would carefully review the Justice Department’s internal ethics investigation findings regarding the authors of the torture memos upon its release.

-Berkeley law school lecturer Stephen Rosenbaum said he was looking forward to Tuesday’s panel. “Recent national studies have chastised law schools for offering curriculum that is short on professional skills and values,” he said. “This initiative appears to be a serious effort by Boalt students to examine ethical and policy issues in a conventional format—presentations by scholars and practitioners.”

-Berkeley Law spokesperson Susan Gluss told the Daily Planet that students were allowed to form whatever group they wanted at Boalt. “It could be to discuss all sorts of controversial issues—political, international, medical—UC Berkeley is the home of the free speech movement and we are a critical part of it,” she said.

Christopher Edley and Stephen Rosenbaum Respond to Prof Yoo Protests

The Berkeley Daily Planet, September 28, 2009 by Riya Bhattacharjee

Responding to the public outcry on Yoo’s first day of fall classes, law school Dean Christopher Edley sent an e-mail to students and faculty outlining why disagreeing with “substantial portions of Professor Yoo’s analyses”—which he said was how most, though not all, of his colleagues at Berkeley felt—was not enough “to fire or sanction someone.”

Stephen Rosenbaum, a lecturer at the UC Berkeley law school, told the Planet that … it is “clear that law students are eager to discuss the ethical consequences of giving a classroom podium to a professor who has notoriously used his legal skills to justify a public policy that runs counter to all reasonable interpretations of constitutional and international law.”

Stephen Rosenbaum Addresses Judicial Independence in Cameroon

Yaoundé Cameroon, August 1, 2009 by U.S. Embassy in Yaounde

“The independence of the judiciary, indispensable for the Rule of Law, is a permanent endeavor that requires the active participation of all segments of the society,” he told the audience. Mr. Rosenbaum’s presentation generated a lively discussion on the relevance of the idea of an independent judiciary for a country like Cameroon.

Stephen Rosenbaum, Chris Kutz, Susan Gluss Respond to Questions about Professor Yoo

The Daily Californian, May 8, 2009 by Katie Meyer (Corrected May 11)

“One can argue about the appropriateness of someone teaching in a law school who has expressed those interpretations of the law,” Rosenbaum said.

“The dean is always mindful of the interplay between academic freedom, which is the right to express an opinion no matter how vile or odious, and the need for law professors to abide by the highest ethical and professional standards,” Gluss said.

“I do not believe that the memos are professionally adequate statements about the law, nor did the Justice Department—they repudiated all the memos written by John Yoo,” [Kutz] said.

Christopher Edley and Stephen Rosenbaum Discuss Academic Freedom, Professional Conduct

The Daily Californian, April 28, 2009 by Zach E.J. Williams

“Given his long history of very good teaching and his prolific but controversial scholarshipֽ I can’t imagine dismissal unless and until there is a criminal conviction and direct appeals are exhaustedֽ” Edley said in an e-mail.

“Members of the UC academic community have an obligation to speak outֽ” Rosenbaum said. “Academic freedom and due process are principles that must be respectedֽ (but) they do not trump moral outrage.”

Stephen Rosenbaum Applauds Hayward Schools Agreement with Disability Rights Advocates

The Daily Review, Oct. 20, 2008 by Eric Kurhi

Steve Rosenbaum, a lawyer for Disability Rights California, commended the district for working closely with them and taking a broad view of the problem. “It’s good news—rather than take a narrow approach and fix the minimum, they wanted to take a global look at access problems throughout the district,” Rosenbaum said.