Price Professor of Public Interest Law/Executive Director
C. Fellmeth is a tenured law professor at the University
of San Diego (USD) School of Law and is Founder and
Executive Director of USD's Center
for Public Interest Law and its Children's
Advocacy Institute. He is the holder of the Price
Chair in Public Interest Law at the USD School of
Law, one of two such chairs in the nation. In 1997-98,
the School of Law honored him for his "outstanding, balanced, cumulative
career contributions supporting the mission and goals
of USD." Citing his 33-year career as a tenured professor at the School of Law and his extensive scholarship, USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences in 2009 added him to its list of "Remarkable Leaders in Education" for "legendary contributions to the field of education made by individuals from San Diego and Imperial Counties."
A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, Fellmeth was one of the original "Nader's Raiders," organizing the student groups in 1968 and directing the Nader Congress Project in 1970-72. As a deputy district attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Diego from 1973-81, he litigated 22 antitrust actions and founded the nation's first antitrust unit in a district attorney's office.
He currently chairs the Board of Directors of Public Citizen Foundation, chairs the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counsel for Children, serves as a member of the board for First Star, and is counsel to the board of Voices for America's Children. He has served on the board of directors of Consumers Union and California Common Cause.
He has taught at the National Judicial College, the National College of District Attorneys, and the California Judicial College. He has authored or co-authored 14 books or treatises, including The Nader Report on the FTC (Baron, 1968), The Politics of Land (Grossman, 1970), California Administrative and Antitrust Law: Regulation of Business, Trades and Professions (Butterworths Legal Publishers) and California White Collar Crime (LEXIS Publishing). His latest treatise is Child Rights and Remedies (Clarity Press, 2006), a text on child advocacy.