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John L Segal

John L Segal

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Telephone: (213) 740-2547
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

John L. Segal has served as an associate justice of the California Court of Appeal since 2015. He served as a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court from 2001 to 2015.

Segal received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from Williams College, and his law degree in 1987 from the USC Gould School of Law, where he was executive articles editor of the Southern California Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for Judge Robert S. Vance of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1987 to 1988. He was an associate from 1988 to 1995, and then a partner from 1995 to 2000, with the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg and Knupp in Los Angeles.

Segal has taught Remedies at USC Gould since 2003. He sings tenor in a congregational choir, and plays third base for his softball team.


March 13, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr was quoted about the need for legal restraint when deciding cases involving cyberspace. "Criminal law is a blunt instrument that should be used only as a last resort," said Kerr. "The state's power to deny individuals their freedom is an extraordinary power, and it should be reserved for harms that other mechanisms cannot remedy."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.