Robin Feldman received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, graduating the Order of the Coif and receiving the Urban A. Sontheimer Award for graduating second in the class. She also served in the Articles Department of the Stanford Law Review. After graduation, Professor Feldman clerked for The Honorable Joseph Sneed of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Professor Feldman specializes in Law and Science and is the Director of UC Hastings' Law and Bioscience Project (LAB Project). Professor Feldman is also the Co-Director of the Privacy and Technology Project. Professor Feldman's first book, The Role of Science in Law, was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. Her second book, Rethinking Patent Law, was published by Harvard University Press in 2012. Her articles have appeared in journals at law schools including Georgetown, Stanford, Texas, USC, UCLA and Virginia. Professor Feldman has received the Rutter Award for Teaching Excellence. Her piece, Patent and Antitrust: Differing Shades of Meaning, was judged one of the best intellectual property articles published in the United States in 2008. Professor Feldman has chaired the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the American Association of Law Schools. In 2007, she served as the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.
Professor Feldman has five children, and she and her husband enjoy hiking and biking with the family.