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Preston Hopson

Preston Hopson

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: April 25, 2018




Preston Hopson joined Tetra Tech in January 2018 as senior vice president and general counsel. At that time, he also was elected secretary to the board of directors. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

For the prior 10 years, Hopson served as assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary at the engineering and infrastructure firm AECOM. Prior to this, he was a senior associate at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP in Los Angeles, California. Hopson began his career as a judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Hopson holds both a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics and JD from Yale University. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Chapter Board of Directors and a member of the Leadership Council of the Posse Scholarship Foundation.
 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
December 12, 2018
Re: Rob Saltzman

Rob Saltzman was interviewed on the necessity of public trust of the police, saying that "It is important people have confidence in the system that police are acting constitutionally."

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.