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Jean Lantz Reisz

Jean Lantz Reisz

Supervising Attorney, USC Immigration Clinic, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

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

Last Updated: March 25, 2019




Jean Reisz teaches the USC Gould School of Law Immigration Clinic, the Detention and Appellate Clinic, and Legal Profession. Under her supervision, second and third year law students enrolled in the clinics represent individuals seeking relief from removal in the form of asylum, withholding, and relief under the Convention Against Torture in proceedings before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Clinic students also represent clients in other types of cases, including affirmative asylum cases, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) immigrant visa petitions, and crime victim visas (U visa status petitions). Students in the Detention and Appellate Clinic also represent detained immigrants in habeas corpus petitions before the U.S. District Court.

Reisz is also the supervising attorney in the Immigrant Legal Assistant Center at USC Gould School of Law which provides free legal assistance to USC students, faculty, staff, and their families, in connection with immigration related issues including obtaining DACA, Permanent Residence, and U.S. Citizenship.

Reisz was a trial attorney for six years at the Los Angeles County Public Defender and Alternate Public Defender where she handled misdemeanor and felony cases in downtown Los Angeles and Compton. Prior to joining USC Gould, Reisz was a senior associate at Archer Norris, PLC, where she handled products liability, and wrongful death cases. Reisz joined USC Gould in 2014 as the Audrey Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellow, a position she held for three years. Reisz graduated from USC Gould School of Law. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Emily Ryo
August 7, 2019
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Emily Ryo's research with the American Immigration Council was cited by the Washington Post. Ryo's research was also mentioned by USA Today.

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Emily Ryo was honored with an appreciation award from Senator Kamala Harris for her outstanding commitment to providing legal assistance to immigrant communities and to her research and work on immigration.