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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

The New York Times
October 15, 2019
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery was quoted on the proposal of having the inheritance taxes on wealthy descendants. The article argued that there has been some issues with the estate tax that the number of descendants this tax applied to has dropped 99%. McCaffery described it as being almost a “voluntary tax.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
July, 2019

Nomi Stolzenberg, "Anne Dailey and the New Fictionalism," 36th Annual Congress of Law and Mental Health, Rome, Italy.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"Effects of the Putative Confession Instruction on Perceptions of Children's True and False Statements" (with Jennifer Gongola and Nicholas Scurich), Applied Cognitive Psychology 33 (2019): 655.

Thomas D. Lyon
July, 2019

"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.