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Last Updated: September 21, 2017
Former Special Assistant to the United States Secretary of the Interior and the first American Marshal (Law Clerk) in England’s High Court of Justice, Nicole Webster has represented clients in both litigation, in state and federal court, and transactional matters, principally for real property and related areas of the law. Webster teaches Legal Profession, Introduction to the U.S. Legal System, Presentation Skills for International Lawyers, and U.S. Common Law Analysis and Skills in the LLM program at USC Gould School of Law.
Concentrating on federal regulations, legislation and policy, Webster worked in the United States capital—in the U.S. Departments of the Interior, Energy, and Housing and Urban Development—and in the State of California’s Washington, D.C. Office on federal environmental and energy issues impacting California. She thereafter joined a noted international think tank, where she focused on the environmental, energy, trade and business arenas.
Webster clerked in the United States District Court, after receiving her BA from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, upon her admission to the California Bar. She clerked as well in the High Court of England and Wales. She subsequently served in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, in the Major Crimes Division and latterly in the Environmental Crimes Division. Webster further is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
A public speaker and author, Webster enjoys teaching, writing and guest speaking regarding public policy and government, real property, international and cultural property law and associated topics, in both the public and private sectors. Active in her community, she has participated as a member or officer of numerous legal advisory boards and organizations and recently was elected a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
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Susan Estrich writes an op-ed about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is not responding well to the COVID-19 outbreak. She said, "Right now, HIPAA is making it impossible to know whether you have been in contact with an infected person and, in turn, whether you may be infecting a high-risk loved one."
Thomas D. Lyon
“Children’s concealment of a minor transgression: The role of age, maltreatment, and executive functioning,” (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 191 (2020).
Thomas D. Lyon
“The effects of the putative confession and evidence presentation on maltreated and non-maltreated 9- to 12-year-olds’ coached concealment of a minor transgression,” (with Angela Evans) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 188 (2019).
"The Adversarial Mindset," Psychology, Public Policy and Law.