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Jill Feeney
USC Gould School of Law

Jill Feeney

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: January 6, 2022




Hon. Jill Feeney was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 2018. She presided over a criminal court for three years and recently moved to a civil courtroom.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Feeney worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for 21 years in Brooklyn, New York, and in Los Angeles. As a prosecutor, Judge Feeney primarily focused on fraud cases, including ponzi schemes, tax evasion and money laundering.

Prior to her career at the U.S. Department of Justice, Judge Feeney worked for four years as a litigation associate at Arnold and Porter in Washington, D.C. Judge Feeney also served as a law clerk to the Hon. William H. Yohn, Jr., of the United States District Court in Philadelphia, and as an assistant to then Special Counsel Mary McLaughlin at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information.

She earned her JD from Yale Law School and BA from the College of William and Mary. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
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"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Klerman
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“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Robin Craig
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“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.