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Mona R. Shah
Lecturer in Law
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Mona R. Shah is an adjunct professor teaching Academic & Professional Skills For U.S. Law Studies I. Shah previously worked as a litigation attorney at the law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP where she specialized in employment and real estate. In addition, she has a wide range of experience in other practice areas including personal injury, construction defect, business & commercial litigation, and complex & class action litigation. Shah maintained an active trial practice, appearing in both state and federal court, as well as, before various administrative bodies. She also provided day to day counsel to a number of corporate and individual clients, providing them advice on legal and business issues. Shah also served as a mentor to junior attorneys within the firm. Most currently she also serves as a board member of the Asian Pacific Community Fund. She has been involved in numerous California Bar and minority bar associations, including serving as past president of the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, and the Board of the South Asian Bar Association of North America.
In addition to her current practice, Shah also maintains an active mediation practice. Shah received her BA in Political Science from UC Irvine, and her JD from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She is a member of the California State Bar.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Orin Kerr was cited for his recent editorial on his experience taking the California bar exam much later in life in order to practice law in another state. "It’s not like you can test lawyerly competence among 20 topics any better than with 10 topics," Kerr commented. "It just requires more time memorizing, and it’s not obvious what that has to do with lawyerly ability.”
"Blindspot: Faith-Based Discrimination and the Misinterpretation of Sherbert v. Verner," Conference on Law, Religion and Complicity, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
"The Great Patent Grab", The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
"Parental Control Rights." In Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law, edited by Elizabeth Brake & Lucinda Ferguson. New York: Oxford Univerity Press, 2018.