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Jonathan Paz

Jonathan Paz

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 28, 2019




Jonathan Paz is currently practicing criminal and immigration law in private practice. Previously, he spent almost five years at the Orange County Public Defender's Office, trying cases for indigent clients on the full spectrum of criminal charges. His client-centered and hard-charging approach earned him the respect of clients, colleagues and judges. There was hardly a day that Paz was not involved in a jury trial, bench trial or motion hearing to protect his client's rights. While representing juveniles, he won numerous bench verdicts on cases where his clients were charged with felonies and strikes, both of which would have ended their futures before they began. He was later assigned to handle felony preliminary hearings where he scrutinized every element from the prosecution's witnesses in uphill battles to prove a lack of probable cause.

Paz earned his BA in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and his JD from the USC Gould School of Law.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

West Central Tribune
May 28, 2020
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed critiquing the coronavirus response from the Presidential administration and their divisive rhetoric. "We are living with the new normal, and it is frightening the extent to which it depends on a unity of purpose at the very time the president is politicizing this as a red state-blue state issue, threatening to pull the Republican National Convention from North Carolina unless the state promises him a full crowd," she said.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Dan Simon
March, 2020

Dan Simon participated as a discussant on “From the Lab to the Courtroom – Forensic Science Expert Analyses & Lay Perceptions of Evidence,” American Psychology & Law Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thomas D. Lyon
March, 2020

Thomas Lyon participated as a discussant on "Children and adults’ understanding and use of interview ground rules," and co-authored 13 papers and 1 poster, American Psychology & Law Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Nomi Stolzenberg
March, 2020

Nomi Stolzenberg participated on a panel discussion on "Constitutional Crises in a Historical Perspective," Israel Supreme Court Project Conference on Courts and Constitutions Under Stress, Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY.