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Michelle Kezirian

Michelle Kezirian

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

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




Michelle Kezirian is Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles's (NLSLA) Director of Litigation and Policy Advocacy, and leader of the program’s Health Consumer Center (HCC). In addition to overseeing HCC’s numerous programs and projects, Kezirian directs NLSLA’s policy advocacy initiatives, cultivates strategic litigation, and provides training/mentoring for NLSLA lawyers.

Kezirian has more than 19 years of public interest law experience. She previously served as directing attorney at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, where she was responsible for health advocacy, including creating and managing Bet Tzedek’s Medical Legal Partnership Program. She also teaches a course on “The Intersection of Law, Health, and Public Policy” at the UCLA School of Law.

Kezirian has a wide range of experience and expertise, having litigated numerous complex, multi-plaintiff cases. She recently led a cadre of legal services and pro bono lawyers in an innovative slum-housing class action on behalf of poor immigrant tenants in the Central Valley.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

U.S. News & World Report
August 14, 2017
Re: Andrew T. Guzman

Dean Andrew Guzman was mentioned for joining deans of other law schools in a statement to the American Bar Association asserting that the GRE serves as a valid and reliable alternative assessment to the LSAT.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Daniel Klerman
June, 2017

“Economics of Legal History.” In The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions, edited by Francesco Parisi. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Edward McCaffery
June, 2017

“Taxing Wealth Seriously.” Tax Law Review 70 (2017): 305.

Edward Kleinbard
June, 2017

“Reinventing Business Taxation: The Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax,” posted to SSRN.