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Raj Shah
USC Gould School of Law

Raj Shah

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: September 11, 2023

Raj Shah is a deputy federal public defender in the Central District of California, who represents indigent individuals in appellate and post-conviction proceedings in the California state courts, U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Previously, he clerked for the Honorable Jesus G. Bernal (U.S. District Judge), Honorable Virginia A. Phillips (U.S. District Judge), and the Honorable Kenly Kiya Kato (U.S. Magistrate Judge) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Shah teaches Legal Writing, Research, and Advocacy to USC Gould JD students.


Annenberg Media
September 19, 2023
Re: Thomas Lenz

Thomas Lenz was quoted by Annenberg Media about the United Automobile Workers union ready to go on strike. "Strikes affect the livelihoods of those who choose to stop working. To the extent those persons aren’t earning money to spend that means stores, restaurants, and other businesses might not be as busy. If a strike lasts a long time bills might not get paid as easily, if at all," Lenz wrote.


Mugambi Jouet
August, 2023

“Guns, Mass Incarceration, and Bipartisan Reform: Beyond Vicious Circle and Social Polarization,” 55 Arizona State Law Journal 239 (2023).

Edward McCaffery
August, 2023

"The Curiouser and Curiouser Case of Carried Interest" (with Darryll K. Jones), Arizona Law Review (Spring 2024).

Scott Altman
August, 2023

"Are Parents Fiduciaries," 42 Law and Philosophy 431 (2023).