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Stephen Rosenbaum in the news:



Concerns over privacy raised in judge’s decision to release sensitive information of 10 million CA students

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed for KPCC-FM, Feb. 24, 2016

“This is about releasing personal data to the plaintiffs’ organizations. This information is going to be handled by the attorneys under a strict protective order. … Information that’s presented to the court at trial or at some motion before trial … is not going to come even close to identifying individual students.”


Oakland school district proposes greater mainstreaming of special education students

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in Contra Costa Times, September 25, 2015

“From a parent standpoint, I understand … my child will be in a bigger classroom, they’ll drown in there, they won’t get the attention they need, all of those things come up,” Rosenbaum said. “If you don’t give any support to the teacher or a teacher’s aide, then it is a dump and pray situation, close your eyes and hope that this works.”


Sunnyvale: Neighbors sue to declare autistic boy a public nuisance

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in San Jose Mercury News, September 17, 2015

“This is something that should never have gone to court, in my view,” said Rosenbaum. … “The plaintiffs make it out to be that there’s a monster at large in the neighborhood, but I know from the standpoint both as an attorney and as a parent myself of a young man who had a disability that there may be things that are the perception by the rest of the community that can be at odds with reality.”


Colleges give Clinton an A—and campaign millions

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in McClatchy, March 17, 2015

“It’s no surprise at all,” said Stephen Rosenbaum. … “Academics are pretty much liberal, left of center.”


Costs for LAUSD special ed services climb as parents feel the pinch

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed by KPCC, December 19, 2014

Stephen Rosenbaum … said it’s up to Congress to increase spending. “They’ve never come close to doing it, so this became the bane of everyone, from administrators to parents to the students themselves.”


The text of Texas

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in Berkeley Political Review, November 30, 2014

“There is something to be said about national standards on science, social studies, literature, etc. But those standards should be supplemented by what local districts decide is important. The moment you say this is exactly what should be taught, you run into problems. Ultimately, we should encourage students to be critical thinkers.”


Brown wins historic 4th term as governor

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in The Daily Californian, November 4, 2014

Stephen Rosenbaum, a campus lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law, said that although he is pleased with what the governor did for primary and secondary education, higher education “needs all the funds it can get.”


Stephen Rosenbaum discusses universal jurisdiction and diplomatic fallout

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed on Celebrity Court Radio, February 16, 2014
Universal jurisdiction is exercised over “individuals who will never be brought to justice in their own countries because of weak judicial systems, weak forms of due process. So, in other countries with more robust institutions—courts in particular—attempts have been made to… obtain remedies against some of these bad actors…from generals to presidents.”


Celebrity Court: the trials of Egyptian Presidents Morsi and Mubarak

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed on Blog Talk Radio, November 17, 2013

“We have…the irony of …one dictator [Mubarak] getting increasing levels of liberty and another shut out more and more. Morsi, for instance, didn’t even have access to his lawyers until his [first] day in court.”


The detention of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed by Celebrity Court Radio, August 18, 2013

“As to the authority [for detaining Morsi], like so much that’s been happening the few years [since the revolution], we have vacant institutions and ad hoc laws…. Even those who may be in favor of the overthrow are not necessarily pleased with the continued detention and lack of due process.”


CelebrityCourt: the Oscar Pistorius trial

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed by celebritycourtradio, June 9, 2013

The case of Oscar Pistorius really raises some underlying issues about the criminal justice system and the judicial system in general in South Africa…. What comes out from South Africa’s own reporting, a working group called the Criminal Justice System Working Group … is that more than half of the estimated two million criminal cases reported annually were never resolved. And we see that with the Pistorius case, the screw-up that’s gone on in the investigative process.


Celebrity Court: hearings for CIA nominee John Brennan

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed for celebritycourtradio, February 10, 2013

“For a while now, a number of human rights advocacy organizations have been pressing the administration, both in court and outside of court, notably the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights, to release internal memos on the [drone] policy. On the eve of the Brennan hearing, that’s exactly what the administration did—to try and do some damage control before the Congressional hearings


Experts comment on the Innocence of Muslims film by Mark Youssef

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed by Celebrity Court Radio, November 11, 2012

“It’s difficult for both Americans to understand the intensity of the issue [religious defamation] and for Muslims in the Arab world, and outside the Arab world, to really understand our government’s role in controlling this kind of [free] speech.”


Berkeley High counselor suspended following alleged sexual misconduct

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in The Daily Californian, May 7, 2012

The hurdles imposed by the commission … and the amount of time it took them to investigate “explains why it took a lawsuit to get any more meaningful action,” Rosenbaum said in an email.


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.


Parents of disabled children sue California DOE

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in Examiner, April 24, 2012

He says that “the time has come to take on the system as a whole. We let another generation of children with disabilities slip through the cracks.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Criticizes Law Intended to Protect Mentally Ill

The Oakland Tribune, February 25, 2012 by Tammerlin Drummond
http://www.insidebayarea.com/top-stories/ci_20046550

“It hasn’t done it very well,” UC Berkeley [lecturer] Stephen Rosenbaum says. “Every time an incident like this occurs, it raises the question, what should we be doing? There are no easy answers.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Helps Qatar University Launch Law Clinic

ABODE Magazine, February 2012 by ABODE
http://issuu.com/abodemagazine/docs/abodefeb2012

“The clinic will consist of lectures, they’ll learn some skills, learn how to draft laws, learn how to work with media anytime they do legislation, learn Qatar laws, they will learn about research skills and strategizing. Plus they’ll learn a little bit of background of domestic violence and probably a little bit of Sharia, they’ll have some guest speakers. There will be classroom sessions and practical experience.”

Stephen Rosenbaum Helps Qatar University Launch Law Clinic

ABODE Magazine, February 2012 by ABODE
http://www.printcomqatar.com/index.htm(Inactive link)
“The clinic will consist of lectures, they’ll learn some skills, learn how to draft laws, learn how to work with media anytime they do legislation, learn Qatar laws, they will learn about research skills and strategizing. Plus they’ll learn a little bit of background of domestic violence and probably a little bit of Sharia, they’ll have some guest speakers. There will be classroom sessions and practical experience.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Applauds Students’ Campus Rights Project

Daily Journal, March 10, 2011 by Laura Ernde
http://bit.ly/8T4Z6t (registration required; go to H:\Law School in the News\In the News 2011\News Clips for article)

Rosenbaum said the current crop of law students began the project as a way to support the protest movement on campus but got mired in a protracted disciplinary process. “Like any good lawyers, they learned to work within that process to advocate for their clients,” he said.


Stephen Rosenbaum Contests Professor’s Legal Claim

The Daily Californian, February 10, 2011 by Aaida Samad and True Shields
http://www.dailycal.org/article/111890/ruling_relocates_lawsuit_against_professor_to_appe

Stephen Rosenbaum, a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law who was appointed to speak for Wolf during the hearing, contended that DiMartino did not warrant immunity because his role was “educational,” not judicial.