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Patricia Libby

Patricia Libby

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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

Patricia Libby has been a litigation attorney in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years. She practiced general civil litigation with the firms Quinn, Kully, and Morrow and Arnold & Porter, and more recently was Of Counsel to Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker. She has handled a variety of state and federal matters involving employment law, federal civil rights statutes, copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, franchise disputes, and other business disputes.

Since 2010, Libby has been a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law, where she has taught first-year legal writing and advocacy for both JD and LLM students, and upper-division courses Advanced Legal Writing and Fact Investigation and Discovery.
Libby received her BA in Political Science from Stanford University and her JD from UCLA School of Law, where she was an editor of the UCLA Law Review and a teaching assistant in the Legal Research and Writing Program. During law school, she was a judicial extern for The Honorable Harry Hupp, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District.


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.