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Jean Reisz

Jean Reisz

Audrey Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

Last Updated: Monday, January 8, 2018

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

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Jean Reisz, the Audrey Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellow, co-teaches the Immigration Clinic, as well as supervises cases in the Post-Conviction Justice Project. Under her supervision, second and third year law students enrolled in the Immigration Clinic represent individuals seeking relief from removal in the form of asylum, withholding, and relief under the Convention Against Torture in proceedings before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Clinic students also represent clients in other types of cases, including affirmative asylum cases, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) immigrant visa petitions, and crime victim visas (U visa status petitions). The Immigration Clinic has recently expanded its scope to represent unaccompanied minors.
 
Reisz was a trial attorney for six years at the Los Angeles County Public Defender and Alternate Public Defender where she handled misdemeanor and felony cases in downtown Los Angeles and Compton. Prior to becoming the Audrey Irmas Clinical Teaching Fellow, Reisz was a senior associate at Archer Norris, PLC, where she handled products liability, and wrongful death cases. Reisz graduated from USC Gould School of Law.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Pacific Standard
May 16, 2018
Re: Jean Reisz

Jean Reisz was quoted about the legality of Los Alamitos refusal to acknowledge California's sanctuary policies. "The state attorney general can seek to enforce California's laws through a lawsuit," said Reisz. "If California did sue an individual city, I believe a city such as Los Alamitos would raise the defense that the law was unconstitutional or violated federal law. I think the state attorney general might elect to wait for the outcome of the federal lawsuit against California before beginning other lawsuits that are going to be dealing with the same or similar issues in an effort to conserve judicial resources."

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"The Costs of Free: Commoditization, Bundling and Concentration", Journal of Institutional Economics FirstView (2018).

Emily Ryo
February, 2018

"Predicting Danger in Immigration Courts," Law and Social Inquiry.