Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., Stanford Law School, with distinction
B.A., Tufts University, summa cum laude
Professor Erica Goldberg is a scholar of First Amendment law, criminal constitutional law, academic freedom, and education law. Prior to joining Penn State, she was a Justice Robert H. Jackson Legal Fellow with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, where she produced legal scholarship on topics affecting the legal rights of students and faculty at universities. As a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, Professor Goldberg specialized in federal appellate litigation and focused on white-collar, environmental, communications, and other regulatory matters.
Professor Goldberg also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald L. Gilman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. A former reporter for the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia, Professor Goldberg has also been a contributing writer for SCOTUSblog and a guest-blogger at Concurring Opinions.
Phone: (814) 867-3411
Principal Office: University Park
"Getting Beyond Intuition in the Probable Cause Inquiry," Lewis & Clark L. Rev., forthcoming 2013.
"How United States v. Jones Can Restore Our Faith in the Fourth Amendment," 110 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 62 (2012).
"Measuring "A Degree of Deference": Institutional Academic Freedom in a Post-Grutter World," 51 Santa Clara L. Rev. 217 (2011) (with Kelly Sarabyn).
"Must Universities "Subsidize" Controversial Ideas? Allocating Security Fees When Student Groups Host Divisive Speakers," 21 George Mason Civ. Rts. L. J. 349 (2011).
"Amending Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: Protecting Expressive Association as an Independent Right in a Limited Public Forum," 16 Tex. J. C.L. & C. R. 129 (2011).