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Jason Morris

Jason Morris

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: July 27, 2019




Jason Morris is a lecturer in law and teaches Introduction to Litigation in U.S. Courts.

Morris is an attorney in the Newport Beach, California, office of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment and Business Litigation practice groups. His primary responsibilities include representing clients in all aspects of agency hearings, alternative dispute resolution forums, and single-plaintiff, class action, and representative civil litigation matters. He also advises clients on labor and employment compliance matters, and drafts employment contracts and policies, among other general counsel matters.

Before joining Newmeyer & Dillion LLP in 2014, Morris served on active duty as a judge advocate in the Marine Corps from 2007 to 2014. While on active duty in the Marine Corps, he served as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney and federal administrative law attorney at the Pentagon. Morris also served as the battalion judge advocate for 2d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment during a combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2009, as well as the assistant judge advocate for Operation Caring Response, a multinational joint task force that provided humanitarian assistance to the people of Burma (Myanmar) following Tropical Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Morris continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve.

Morris received his BA in political science from Marian University in 2003 and his JD from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2006, after which he clerked for the Honorable Ezra H. Friedlander on the Court of Appeals of Indiana. Morris is a member of the California and Indiana State bars.

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.

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Ariela Gross
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Ariela Gross has been elected as the new Chair of the Legal History Section of the American Association of Law Schools. 

Daniel Klerman
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“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.