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Elaine Zhong

Elaine Zhong

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 23, 2018




Elaine Zhong is currently a deputy city attorney at the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, where she focuses on housing law. Previously, she was litigation associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. She was also a term law clerk to the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. Outside of her practice, she sits on the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Judicial Appointments Committee and the California Lawyers Association - Committee on Federal Courts.

She earned her BA from UC Berkeley, and JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was an editor of the Hastings Law Journal and teaching assistant in the Legal Writing and Research program.

  

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
November, 2019

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.