Dorothy Glancy

Dorothy J. Glancy

Professor of Law

Professor Dorothy Glancy is nationally known for her extensive work in the area of privacy and transportation law. Under a grant from the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, she directed a legal research project regarding privacy and intelligent transportation systems. She has also been a consultant to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with the United States Department of Transportation regarding privacy policy issues, and served as a consultant regarding legal and regulatory issues for the United States Department of Transportation’s Rural Interstate Corridor Communications Study Report to Congress (2007).

Glancy has taught at Santa Clara University School of Law since 1975, with the exception of brief periods where she served as visiting professor at the University of Arizona and as assistant general counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Santa Clara faculty, she practiced law in Washington, D.C., and then served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights during the Watergate Investigations. Upon graduation from law school, Glancy was awarded a Stevens Traveling Fellowship that took her around the world to interview women political leaders.


J.D., Harvard Law School

B.A., Wellesley College

Areas of Specialization

Property, Intellectual Property, Administrative Law, Natural Resources, Land Use, Seminar in Privacy

Affiliations and Honors

  • Founding Member, Harvard Women’s Law Association
  • Member, California and District of Colombia Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Chair, Defamation and Privacy Section, Association of American Law Schools
  • Chair, Property Law and Environmental Law Sections, Association of American Law Schools
  • Council Member, ABA Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Life Member, American Law Institute
  • Advisor, Restatement, Third, of Property: Servitudes
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

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