Michele Landis Dauber is a law professor and a sociologist from California, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:
- In 1993, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- In 1997, she and Ken Dauber got married. They live in Palo Alto, California with their son Elliot Dauber.
- In 1998, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University‘s Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. From 1998 to 1999, she was a clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- From 1999 to 2001, she was a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation.
- From 2000 to 2001, she was a Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Beeke-Levy Research fellow
- In 2001, she joined the faculty of Stanford University in Stanford, California.
- In 2003, she earned her PhD in sociology from Northwestern University.
- In 2006, she received Stanford University’s highest teaching honor called the Walter J. Gores Award.
- In June 2008, her eldest daughter Amanda Dauber died by suicide.
- From 2011 to 2013, she co-chaired the Board on Judicial Affairs and helped to lead the process that revised Stanford University’s policy on sexual assault. In 2013, the University of Chicago Press published her first book “The sympathetic state : disaster relief and the origins of the American welfare state“.
- In 2014, she received the Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association Sociology of Law Section.
- She is a personal friend of the family of Chanel Elisabeth Miller, who was sexually assaulted by Brock Allen Turner on the campus of Stanford University in 2015. On June 2, 2016, Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail followed by three years of probation. Turner was released on September 2, 2016. She led the petition drive to recall Persky, who was recalled by county voters on June 5, 2018.
- She took to Twitter to defend Amber Heard from Johnny Depp after the defamation trial involving the former couple in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA ended on June 1, 2022. A jury of seven found both actors liable for defamation in their lawsuits against each other but Depp was awarded significantly more damages.