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Eric Garner

Eric Garner

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: March 9, 2017




Managing partner Eric Garner has practiced water law for nearly 30 years at Best Best & Krieger LLP. For the past two decades, he has worked extensively on groundwater matters. He was involved in the Mojave Groundwater adjudication and represented the lead parties in the Santa Maria and Antelope Valley groundwater adjudications. He advised clients throughout California on groundwater issues and was involved in the drafting of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. He also worked on surface water issues throughout the state and drafted water laws in South Africa, Trinidad and Pakistan. He worked with the United Nations Environmental Programme on incorporating environmental issues into water laws and was the first American Chair of the International Bar Association’s Water Law Committee.

Garner co-authored “California Water” and “California Water II,” and is a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law. He was also named California Lawyer of the Year by California Magazine, one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and the Water Law Lawyer of the Year in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

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
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.