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John L Segal

John L Segal

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: November 8, 2017




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.
 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

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Sam Erman
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