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Geoffrey Wilson

Geoffrey Wilson

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 16, 2018




Geoff Wilson is an assistant United States attorney in the Central District of California. Since 2007 he has been assigned to the Civil Division where he has prosecuted and defended a wide variety of cases including tort, employment, and civil rights cases.  He served as a deputy chief in the General Civil Section from 2016-2018, and has received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an assistant U.S. attorney, the Inspector General’s Award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Award for Excellence for his work combating fraud. 

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Wilson worked in Feature Film Business Affairs at Universal Pictures. He is a graduate of Loyola Law School where he was editor-in-chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review and received the Otto Kaus Award for outstanding achievement in legal research, writing and editing.  He graduated with high distinction from the University of California San Diego.  

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.