James Wheaton


Continuing Lecturer

James Wheaton is Founder and Senior Counsel at the First Amendment Project, a public interest law firm. Also President of the Environmental Law Foundation, an environmental enforcement program. Formerly City of Oakland Public Ethics Commissioner, Executive Director of California Common Cause, and co-chair of the Society of Professional Journalists (NorCal) FOI Committee. Graduate of Brown University and UC’s Berkeley Law. Received Cal Lawyer Attorney of the Year in 2013 and 2008; Playboy Foundation First Amendment Award for Law in 2001; for defending against SLAPP cases; Society of Professional Journalists James Madison award for Pro Bono Counsel in 1993 and 2001 for work on Freedom of Information; Ecology Law Quarterly Career Achievement.


Sec. Title Time Location
001 J255 Ethics, Law and Public Purpose
Fall 2020
W 12:30 - 2:00; Th 12:30 - 2:00
001 J255 Ethics, Law and Public Purpose-Wasserman
Fall 2019
W 9:00-12:00 142 North Gate (Library) — 142 North Gate (Library)
1 J255 Ethics, Law and Public Purpose-Wheaton
Fall 2018
W 9:00-12:00 106 North Gate (Upper News) — 106 North Gate (Upper News)
J256 – Journalism Law 9/27 -11/15
Fall 2021
Tu 1:00 - 4:00