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Jennifer Chou

Jennifer Chou

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: None

Last Updated: January 13, 2019




Jennifer Chou is an assistant United States attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, where she has prosecuted crimes involving large-scale gang investigations, RICO, drug and firearms trafficking, kidnapping, murder-for-hire and other violent crimes, cyberstalking, child exploitation, hate crimes, public corruption and bank fraud. She currently serves as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) coordinator for the office. Previously, she has served as a supervisor for rookie prosecutors and as a coordinator for the USAO’s law student extern program.

Prior to joining the USAO, she clerked for the Honorable Barry G. Silverman on the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, as well as worked as a litigator at Latham & Watkins and as an attorney on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She obtained her undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from Stanford University. She teaches trial advocacy at the USC Gould School of Law.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
January 15, 2020
Re: Wayne Sandholtz

Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
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Ariela Gross has been elected as the new Chair of the Legal History Section of the American Association of Law Schools. 

Daniel Klerman
November, 2019

“Legal Origin from Outer Space,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Thomas D. Lyon
November, 2019

Thomas Lyon commented on Roseanna Sommers’, “Commonsense Consent,” at the 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College.