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Robert Lu

Robert Lu

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 338

Last Updated: August 23, 2018




As the head of the West Coast Litigation department of Reid & Wise LLP in Los Angeles, Robert Lu’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation cases. After graduating from USC Gould School of Law in 1998, he clerked for two federal judges, Judge Harry L. Hupp in the Central District of California, and then Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez on the Ninth Circuit. He also spent four years with the United States Attorney's Office in the District of Arizona (Phoenix) working in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. Aside from teaching legal writing and research at USC Gould, Lu has also has taught Civil Discovery at the UCLA Extension Paralegal Program, and is currently an adjunct professor at Glendale University College of Law, where he teaches courses in Torts and Civil Procedure. In his spare time he enjoys racing cars.

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.