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Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Post-Conviction Justice Project

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 400

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Michael Brennan is an authority on the three-strikes law and the death penalty, as well as criminal defense and appeals.

A specialist in clinical legal education, Prof.Brennan co-directs the Post-Conviction Justice Project and teaches Trial Advocacy. He was the directing attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance before teaching at USC Law and then Emory University. He also served as deputy federal public defender and as a partner in Balaban, Stern and Brennan before returning to USC Law in 1984.

Prof. Brennan received his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He previously chaired the Federal Indigent Defense Panel Selection Committee for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, served as a member of the LACBA Judicial Evaluation Committee, consulted for the National Legal Services Training Program and was a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

American Public Media's "Marketplace"
April 18, 2017
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was interviewed about contract negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and television and movie producers. "The union has worked to release writers from exclusivity agreements but only if they make less than $210,000 a year," said Handel. "The irony here is that the Writers Guild's struggling TV writers are upper income, not middle class".

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