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James C. Wald

James C. Wald

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Telephone: (310) 228-6143
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

James C. Wald is a special counsel in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s Los Angeles (Century City) office.

Wald focuses his practice on a variety of commercial litigation matters, including intellectual property, breach of contract, business tort, real estate, and entertainment issues. Wald has represented companies ranging from small firms to multinational corporations, including several Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to his practice and serving at the USC Gould School of Law, Wald teaches several classes as an adjunct professor at the UC Irvine School of Law. His classes include Pretrial Advocacy, Deposition Skills, and Advanced Trial Techniques. He has also lectured for undergraduate and law school classes at USC and UCLA.

Wald graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from the UC Berkeley and earned his JD from the USC Gould, where he graduated Order of the Coif. He served as the executive editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and as an extern for the Honorable George H. King of the US District Court for the Central District of California.


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."


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

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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
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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.