Scotia Hicks joined the faculty of Berkeley Law as a lecturer, where she taught Appellate Advocacy this fall. The class requires students to evaluate a real case pending before the California Supreme Court, and brief and argue the case as though they represent the actual litigants. This year’s case was Mathews v. Becerra, Case No. S240156. The case presents the issue of whether California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act violates therapy patients’ Constitutional right to privacy by requiring therapists to make a report when a patient discloses he has viewed child pornography.