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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

The New Republic
February 20, 2019
Re: Sam Erman

The New Republic published a review of Sam Erman's book entitled "Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire. According to the reviewer, "The book is deeply researched and densely footnoted, but Erman’s writing is also lively and lucid, and he has an eye for catchy stories and compelling characters." The review goes on to suggest that aside from its compelling narrative, the book "has recovered a crucial history of the struggle over democracy, rights, race, and gender in America, a set of conflicts we have not left behind."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jonathan Barnett
December, 2018

Jonathan Barnett co-authored a letter to the Federal Trade Commission in response to a request for public comments following Hearings #4 on Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy. 

Dorothy S. Lund
December, 2018

"Nonvoting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance," Ackerman Conference on Differential Voting Shares, Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Orin Kerr
December, 2018

"Implementing Carpenter" posted to SSRN.