Larry Sokoloff is a professor emeritus at San Jose State University, where he teachesmedia law and other courses. He has also taught at Santa Clara University, Cal State East Bay and San Francisco State University.
He was a Fulbright Scholar in Russia in 2009, teaching at the Moscow High School of Economics.
After receiving his B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley, he worked as a print reporter in Southern California and Washington, D.C., covering local government and Congress. As a freelancer, he wrote many articles for the San Jose Mercury News when he returned to the Bay Area in the 1990s. His articles have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
Larry received a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, and practiced consumer protection law in Santa Clara for a decade. He lives in Mountain View with his wife and daughter.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose. He has volunteered over the years in a variety of groups, including Greenbelt Alliance and Anna Eshoo’s 1992 congressional campaign.