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Mona R. Shah

Mona R. Shah

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: July 27, 2018




Mona R. Shah is a lecturer in law teaching Academic & Professional Skills For U.S. Law Studies I. Shah previously worked as a litigation attorney at the law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP where she specialized in employment and real estate. In addition, she has a wide range of experience in other practice areas including personal injury, construction defect, business & commercial litigation, and complex & class action litigation. Shah maintained an active trial practice, appearing in both state and federal court, as well as, before various administrative bodies. She also provided day to day counsel to a number of corporate and individual clients, providing them advice on legal and business issues. Shah also served as a mentor to junior attorneys within the firm. Most currently she also serves as a board member of the Asian Pacific Community Fund. She has been involved in numerous California Bar and minority bar associations, including serving as past president of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, and the Board of the South Asian Bar Association of North America.

In addition to her current practice, Shah also maintains an active mediation practice. Shah received her BA in Political Science from UC Irvine, and her JD from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She is a member of the California State Bar.
 

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."

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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.