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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: September 26, 2018




Jonathan Z. 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 Paz won numerous bench verdicts on cases where his clients were charged with felonies and strikes and 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

Bloomberg BNA
April 18, 2019
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr discussed a case that asks whether or not suspects have a legal obligation to unlock their smartphones for investigators. "In light of the lower court disagreement, the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to take on this issue in the next few years," said Kerr. "In the meantime, state and lower federal courts are grappling with it."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jonathan Barnett
February, 2019

"Antitrust Overreach: Undoing Cooperative Standardization in the Digital Economy," Michigan Technology Law Review.

Dorothy S. Lund
February, 2019

“Nonvoting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance,” Law Faculty Workshop, Pepperdine School of Law, Malibu, CA.

Gregory Keating
February, 2019

Gregory Keating presented and commented on Margaret Gilberts' "Rights And Demands," at the Rights and Demands Conference held by the University of California, Irvine Center for Law and Philosophy.