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Rebecca Lonergan

Rebecca Lonergan

Professor of Lawyering Skills, and Associate Director of Legal Writing and Advocacy Program

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Last Updated: May 25, 2017




Rebecca Lonergan, who worked with the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for 16 years, joined USC Gould School of Law in 2007 as an associate director of Legal Writing and Advocacy. During the academic year 2011-12, she served as interim co-director of Legal Writing and Advocacy. In 2012 she was appointed associate professor of legal writing and advocacy and in 2015 she was appointed associate professor of lawyering skills.

Lonergan teaches Legal Writing and National Security Law, and is a faculty advisor to the Hale Moot Court Honors Program and the National Moot Court Team.

Lonergan is an experienced trial attorney, with expertise in public corruption, corporate fraud, government fraud, health care fraud, real estate fraud and offenses involving national security. As a federal prosecutor, she tried numerous complex cases involving corrupt federal agents, classified information and espionage

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with highest honors, Lonergan received her JD from the UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1987. She worked briefly as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles and then as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Crimes Section, before going to work at the Los Angeles USAO in 1991. She has worked as a pro tem judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court since 2001.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Guardian
March 3, 2021
Re: Jody David Armour

Jody Armour was interviewed about the lack of change in the LAPD thirty years after the savage assault on Rodney King. "So many activists are calling for defunding the police because the changes that have occurred in cosmetics have not made real changes in how many Angelenos and marginalized communities are experiencing policing," he said.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Thomas D. Lyon
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“Understanding expert testimony on child sexual abuse denial after New Jersey v. J.L.G.: Ground truth, disclosure suspicion bias, and disclosure substantiation bias,” (with Shanna Williams & Stacia N. Stolzenberg) Behavioral Sciences & the Law 38 (2020).

Daniel Klerman
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“Choice of Law and the Art World” (with Anja Shortland), The Global Law Market (conference), CEGLA Center, Tel Aviv University.

Daniel Klerman
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“Art Theft and the Art Loss Register: Law, Norms & Institutions” (with Anja Shortland), Departmental Seminar, Economics Subject Group, Management School, Queens University Belfast.