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Veronica Alegría

Veronica Alegría

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 28, 2019




Veronica Alegría graduated from Stanford Law School and then clerked for the Hon. Susan Y. Illston, U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California. After her clerkship, she practiced white collar criminal defense with Vinson & Elkins in San Francisco and Covington & Burling in Los Angeles. She is currently an Assistant United States Attorney in the International Narcotics, Money Laundering, and Racketeering Section of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office. Alegría has indicted or prosecuted more than 100 defendants and conducted seven criminal trials.

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.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
November, 2019

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

Daniel Klerman
November, 2019

“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.