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Patricia Libby

Patricia Libby

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: November 8, 2017




Patricia Libby has been a litigation attorney in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years. She practiced general civil litigation with the firms Quinn, Kully, and Morrow and Arnold & Porter, and more recently was Of Counsel to Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker. She has handled a variety of state and federal matters involving employment law, federal civil rights statutes, copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, franchise disputes, and other business disputes.

Since 2010, Libby has been a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law, where she has taught first-year legal writing and advocacy for both JD and LLM students, and upper-division courses Advanced Legal Writing and Fact Investigation and Discovery.
 
Libby received her BA in Political Science from Stanford University and her JD from UCLA School of Law, where she was an editor of the UCLA Law Review and a teaching assistant in the Legal Research and Writing Program. During law school, she was a judicial extern for The Honorable Harry Hupp, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District.
 

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."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Sam Erman
September, 2018

Sam Erman wrote an op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico," posted to The Los Angeles Times on September 20, 2018.

Gregory Keating
September, 2018

"Principles of Risk Imposition and the Priority of Avoiding Harm," Revus [Online] (2018).

Jody David Armour
September, 2018

"Where Bias Lives in the Criminal Law and its Processes: How Judges and Jurors Socially Construct Black Criminals," American Journal of Criminal Law 45 (2018): 203.