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Patricia Libby

Patricia Libby

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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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.
 

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