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Faculty Panel: What My Social Justice Work Means to Me

September 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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Please join the following faculty discuss their personal journey with social justice work.


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David BallDavid Ball works primarily in the field of criminal justice, writing and teaching in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing and corrections. His articles have been published in the Columbia Law Review, the Yale Law and Policy Review, the American Journal of Criminal Law, and the Stanford Law and Policy Review, among other journals. In 2013 he was voted 1L Professor of the Year.

Colleen ChienColleen Chien teaches, mentors students, and conducts empirical research on innovation, intellectual property, and the criminal justice system. From 2013-2015 she endured a brutal commute to serve in the Obama White House as a Senior Advisor, Intellectual Property and Innovation, working on a broad range of patent, copyright, technology transfer, open innovation, and other issues. The privilege of public service was worth it.

Deep GulasekaramDeep Gulasekaram teaches Constitutional Law and Immigration Law. His research currently focuses on the political and legal dynamics of state and local immigration regulations, and their effect on federal policies. His co-authored book, The New Immigration Federalism, provides an in-depth empirical and theoretical analysis of the recent resurgence of state and local immigration lawmaking.

Francisco Rivera JuaristiPrior to coming to Santa Clara Law as founding director of the law school’s International Human Rights Clinic, Francisco Rivera Juaristi was an adjunct professor of international law and human rights at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. He is a former senior staff attorney at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of the Organization of American States seated in Costa Rica, where he was also director of that court’s internship program.

Ellen KreitzbergEllen Kreitzberg has practiced and written extensively on the death penalty. She created and now directs the Death Penalty College, a residential training program held each August at Santa Clara Law to train lawyers assigned to the defense of a capital case.

Deborah Moss-WestDeborah Moss-West was appointed Executive Director at the Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center in 2016. The Law Center has a two-fold mission: to train law students to be social justice advocates and to serve the legal needs of the low-income community. Law students work under the supervision of experienced clinical faculty to provide free legal services in the areas of consumer protection, workers’ rights, immigration, and human trafficking.

Linda StarrLinda Starr is co-founder of the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law. She has more than 25 years’ experience as an attorney both in California and New York. Starr clerked for the California Court of Appeal, worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn NY, and has worked as a private practitioner in post-conviction matters at all levels of the state and federal courts.


September 3, 2020
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    Faculty Panel: What My Social Justice Work Means to Me

  • September 3, 2020
  • 12:00 pm
  • online only