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Robyn Kali Bacon

Robyn Kali Bacon

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: July 10, 2017




Robyn Kali Bacon is a deputy chief in the General Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, where she heads the Criminal Complaints unit. Previously, she was an AUSA in the Violent and Organized Crime Section where she prosecuted and tried numerous complex cases involving violent crime, gangs and child exploitation. Bacon was also the International Organized Crime coordinator and the co-coordinator for the Conviction and Sentencing Alternatives ("CASA") program, a joint pre-trial diversion program operated by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Federal Public Defender, the district court and U.S. Pretrial Services aimed toward providing an alternative to incarceration for certain federal defendants. Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Bacon was a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles and Olson.

Bacon is a graduate of Harvard Law School, USC Film School and Harvard University.

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
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Jody David Armour
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"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.