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Steve Zipperstein is a former prosecutor and corporate attorney who is now a lecturer at various colleges throughout the world. In 2019, I took in Global Business and Law class with him in the Global Studies Department and in Spring 2020 I'm taking a Tech, Law and Public Policy class with him in the Public Policy Department. He is knowledgeable, concise, reasonable and deeply interested in student learning. He is easy to listen to and weaves an artistic story of current events, history and academic materials. 10/10 recommend.
I really enjoyed taking this class with Professor Zipperstein. There is no test for this class, only a final paper. There is not really a topic, you can pretty much write whatever you want. I think this class focuses a lot on the law/public policy side, so if you are interested in business regulations, this would be a good class to take. Even though I am more interested in the business side, I still really enjoyed the class and learned a lot about data privacy protection etc. Professor Zipperstein is a really cool guy with a lot of experiences in business and law. 10/10 would recommend this class.
This is a review for Pub Aff 165 with Zipperstein. The class was very interesting and informative. The prof would talk about a variety of legal topics within the tech field and encourage discussion between different classmates.
2 short writing assignments: 30% (15% each)
1 long writing assignment: 50%
Participation: emailing questions about reading or discussion to prof, sharing posts in the discussion forum, participating during class, sharing a short presentation during class, going to OH. I highly recommend OH!! Prof Zipperstein has had a very interesting career and I always had a great time in office hours!
2 short writing assignments: 1-2 pages on a lecture topic
1 long assignment: 10 pages on a lecture topic/something related to lecture.
Protests adjustments: the long assignment was optional. We could have done it if we needed a grade boost. We discussed the George Floyd case in depth during lecture. Prof was very empathetic to us during this time!!
This was one of my favorite classes at UCLA. Professor Zipperstein is one of the best professors at UCLA. He is extremely knowledgeable about just about everything. Absolutely brilliant. Loved this class and learned so much.
I am actually a little annoyed I got an A- in this class and not an A but that is because Zipp really requires thoughtful and consistent participation. There are many ways to participate such as commenting on the forum or going to his office hours but I only went like 2 or 3 times and ended up paying the price. There are three essays and they are all easy you can write about whatever you want which is amazing. Zipperstein is an amazing professor he is so accomplished and has such a vast amount of knowledge to share. He is always positive, encourages questions, and facilitates a great discussion every class. Since our grades have almost nothing to do with his lectures, you can tell he really strives to make the class interesting and informative rather than follow a curriculum.
Professor Zipperstein is the best! he genuinely cares about all of his students and always gives the most interesting lecture. try to take a class from Professor Zipperstein - all of his classes are great
This is an easy class and the topics are relatively interesting, albeit not new. Grades are based on two short essays and a final paper, plus participation which can be achieved by emailing a comment. My issue with this class was Professor Zipperstein. He compared colorism and racism to a rainbow which totally diluted the very serious conversation occurring before between classmates. He's a nice guy, but ultimately he has a lot of privilege (former corporate lawyer) that he doesn't acknowledge and his comments, however well-meaning, may make students of color or lower income students feel out of place. He even made a comment in the beginning of the class that if he ever says anything offensive to tell him, and once he did apologize for something, but ultimately the burden to do better is on his own time - not ours.