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Julia Reese
USC Gould School of Law

Julia Reese

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: January 8, 2020




Julia L. Reese is currently an assistant United States attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. As a member of the Criminal Appeals Section, Reese drafts and reviews briefs filed with, and argues before, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Her practice covers a broad range of substantive and procedural issues, with a particular focus on the Fourth and Sixth amendments. Reese has also tried several cases to verdict.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Reese was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. While there, Reese worked on a number of criminal and civil investigations initiated by state and federal government agencies. Before joining Gibson, Reese clerked for the Hon. Beverly B. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Reese received her BA degree in mathematics and economics from Grinnell College, where she graduated with honors. She received her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she was managing editor of the Stanford Law Review. She also served as a student attorney in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and worked on the team that successfully petitioned the United States Supreme Court to hear Riley v. California, a landmark Fourth Amendment case regarding the constitutionality of warrantless searches and seizures of a cell phone's digital contents. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.

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