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John L Segal

John L Segal

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Telephone: (213) 740-2547
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

John L. Segal has served as an associate justice of the California Court of Appeal since 2015. He served as a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court from 2001 to 2015.

Segal received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from Williams College, and his law degree in 1987 from the USC Gould School of Law, where he was executive articles editor of the Southern California Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for Judge Robert S. Vance of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1987 to 1988. He was an associate from 1988 to 1995, and then a partner from 1995 to 2000, with the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg and Knupp in Los Angeles.

Segal has taught Remedies at USC Gould since 2003. He sings tenor in a congregational choir, and plays third base for his softball team.


Buzzfeed News
March 18, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on the lower evidentiary standard for arresting someone based on immigration status instead of a criminal act. The majority of immigration arrests in the United States are warrantless arrests, Frenzen said. "I don’t know if that is the case with this recent arrest in San Diego, but if CBP really had evidence that she was involved in a transnational human smuggling operation of some kind, that would definitely be a case where CBP would seek to criminally prosecute first and deport second," Frenzen said. "So the fact that CBP has arrested her on the civil law violations suggests that CBP does not have enough evidence to convince a judge to issue a criminal arrest warrant."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.